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So as promised here comes the post from our second day in Amsterdam… After another wonderful breakfast in the hotel we set off to visit the Stedelijk museum. The museum is the most meaningful for modern and contemporary art and design in the Netherlands. Luckily audio guides are offered for free which really helps when viewing the artworks. I don’t know about you, but I often find myself looking at an object in museum an trying to fathom what on earth the artist was thinking when he or she constructed it. Modern art especially can be quite strange at times and while of course art is meant for interpretation as much as truly understanding the artists motivation – I do feel that gaining a bit of context helps me better understand the message. For example, the string of lights shown in some of the pictures below are by an artist…

A few weeks ago, my boyfriend and I decided to take a spontaneous three-day trip to Amsterdam. We have a long-distance relationship which works out fine for the most part and we try to see each other every other weekend but sometimes it’s nice to get away to somewhere new and explore together. I have actually been to Amsterdam twice, but the last time I went was at 17 so it’s been a while and D has actually never been. From where he lives in Münster it is only a 2 1/2 hour drive so easily manageable (although I first had to take a four-hour train up to Münster…). We drove to our hotel on a Sunday and got to our hotel quite late so didn’t explore much that day. D found our hotel the “Student Hotel” which is located slightly outside the centre… however, it turned out to be…

Hey stranger – hi, hello how are we all? It’s been a while and so I thought I’d kick things off with a rather picture-heavy update from my life since I last posted. A lot has happened since October 2018 and this blog is just as much for anyone who fancies reading it as it is for me to document and look back on what I’ve been up to. October I started writing my Master thesis in October which is the main reason as to why it’s been quiet over here. When you spend your days writing and researching all day all you want to do in the evening is chill out (or actually go to the gym to get some exercise in) and not continue writing… Also I spent most of my days in sweatpants so not too fashion forward. A lot of days were spent procrastinating, trying new…

I thought I’d kick things off with a few updates of what I have been up to this summer. I have been really lucky to travel quite a bit the past few months. The first trip being to Denmark. My boyfriends’ parents bought an RV this year and we were allowed to borrow it for a week. We decided to drive up to Denmark as it is not far from Hamburg – where his parents live. It was the most relaxing trip so here are a few photos if you would like to see… Beautiful scenery in Hoyer, Denmark. Pretty cool beach which you could drive onto on the island of Röm. Exploring the picturesque village of Ribe. Low tide – Wattenmeer at Esbjerg. Sandy beaches, ice cream and watching surfers in Hvide Sande. Last evening – no makeup, a lot of freckles and sad to go home. Hope you…

… at least that’s the plan. I guess studying doesn’t actually leave you with lots of time in between to write blogpost. But then again that is not entirely true. When I started this project, I was full of ideas and motivation to finally have something that was mine and that I could create in whatever way I wanted. I felt like I had something to say… even if I maybe hadn’t figured out how to say it yet. And while my love for fashion and food and interiors and travel has not waivered, my love for the internet and blogging and Instagram kind of has. And I don’t mean other peoples’ blogs or Instagram feeds – those I very much appreciate – but my own. I felt like what I was doing was kind of superfluous, like it didn’t matter and maybe wasn’t interesting. And I know that numbers…

First evening in Milan So here is the first post from our trip to Milan. My uni took a one week (five day) trip to Milan for design week. Each year the city hosts the “Salone de Mobile”, a furniture tradeshow which has become the international reference point for the furnishing sector and based on that a lot of brands and designers put on installations throughout the city. There is a handy guide to these installations and this year there were over 300 (!). We all kind of found our own ways to Milan, eight of us decided to take the train. It takes around seven hours from Pforzheim but it’s a very scenic route, taking you through Switzerland with it’s beautiful lakes and mountains. Also when you’re travelling in a group chatting and playing games times flies by. Once we got there my friend Lily and I made our…

Day Out in Stuttgart So before I start writing and posting stuff from our trip to Milan (which was amazing btw) I still have some photos to share taken some time before. Hope you enjoy! A few weeks ago, on a nice and sunny Friday my friend Lily and I decided to take a trip to Stuttgart, which is one of the next big towns to where we are studying. We spent the morning browsing the shops – it was Glamour shopping week (where the magazine collaborates with a few different stores on promotions and discounts) and well it would be rude not to. We met up with my boyfriend for lunch, who didn’t fancy traipsing around the shops but couldn’t pass up the opportunity for good sushi. There is a small restaurant called “QQ” which I might do a post on in the future. It’s really yummy and not…

This past Easter weekend my family and I went to visit the Sean Scully exhibition at the Staatliche Kunsthalle in Karlsruhe. The exhibition is called “Vita Duplex” and refers to the fact that art, in Scully’s view, is a result of conflict – between body and soul, exterior and interior, impulsiveness and relection, structure and emotion. I brought along my boyfriends camera to practice my photography for the photography class I’m taking this term and my sister who is already pretty great at taking photos took some aswell. I really loved the use of bright colours and bold shapes. My favourite works from the exhibition were the three pictured above. Sean Scully is famous for painting stripes. With his early work being more meticulous, forming so-called “grids” he changed his painting style in the 80s to be more expressive and metaphoric. As he says himself: ‘The stripe can do anything…

A visit to the Beyerler Fondation and the Vitra Campus This past weekend my Uni course went on a trip to Lörrach to visit both the Beyerler Fondation and the Vitra Design Campus. It was the opening night of the “Night Fever. Designing Club Culture 1960 – Today” at Vitra and we combined that with a visit to the Georg Baselitz exhibition at the Beyerler Fondation. Starting off at the Beyerler Fondation. They are showing a retrospective of Georg Baselitz, one of Germanys most well-known artists, to celebrate his 80th Birthday this year. Although I can’t say I’m a massive fan of all his art, it was interesting to see the development of an artist over the course of a lifetime. Here are some examples of his work that I really loved. He is well-known for painting upside down so that is intentional and not a mistake on my behalf…