Wonder weekend.

We had a wonderful weekend. Yeah for visitors. I also think that I am finally back into the swing of things work-wise. Things have definitely been much busier since new years but I'm happy for the work... but just hope that I'll still be able to nurture that creative side of mine.

Look at me whining... we got up to some pretty fun stuff this weekend. If you're in Berlin in the next month or so check these shows out.

*Walton Ford at Hamburger Bahnhof. This show is absolutely amazing, is so colourful, and inspiring, and has an indescribable sadness. I swear I'm going to go back multiple times before it ends. We even bought the catalogue which I've been drooling over for the past few days.Also... eat cake in the café.

*George Grosz at Akademie der Kunst. This was also a great show but beware... all of the info is in German. If you don't read German take someone with you that can translate some of the key info.

Our lovely friends Gemma and Gary came to visit us from Ireland... and without them being here we probably would have been hibernating the whole weekend because it was crazy cold in Berlin. Thanks guys for being such great visitors! Come back soon!!

We also saw the XX on friday night at Astra Kulturhaus. The show was good but I think I've already mentioned that I have to stop going to sold out shows. I'm a short one and always seem to have problems seeing the stage, and generally don't enjoy being packed in so tight. That said... they did a great job.

Happy Tuesday.


Gloomy day.

Our lovely and talented friend Heather gave us this Mammal while we were in Toronto over the holidays. It was an unusable piece for an installation that she did... but we love it with all it's flaws.

It's been a slow day around here. Berlin supposedly hasn't seen the sun in about 10 days. I think we're ready for a return. I was once again shockingly sick this weekend but managed to recover in a day. I think it was a combination of jet lag and being totally busy this week that weakened my immune system.

So... I managed to get in a little bit of relaxing this weekend. We met some friends for coffee at WAU yesterday, then headed over to the Thomas Demand show at the Neue Nationalgalerie. I just love being in this beautiful Mies van der Rohe building. I actually didn't go to the show and sat in the café reading because I forgot my pass... and had already seen the show. Then we went to Felix Austria on Bergmannstr. for some great food. That place never disappoints.

On a more serious note... after reading tons of stuff in blogland about Haiti, we've donated to an organization that is helping out. I feel pretty helpless just sending money out to organizations that do work down there. You just hope that your money is actually helping. That's all you can do right? I guess unless you actually work for one of the organizations that are working hand's on with the effort. If you feel like donating here is are a few organizations and helpful links.

red cross

doctors without borders

terre des hommes

architecture for humanity

If you are in Germany you can go to the ARD or ZDF websites for lists of organizations that you can donate to.

If you are in Canada you can go to CBC to find out ways you can donate.

Happy Sunday.



Just wanted to drop a line and let you know that M. has an interview up on fecal face, a great art blog. Go and pay him a visit!


Hello again.

Random photos in and around Toronto.

I have been avoiding blogland for a while. This is in part because I hadn't taken many photos over the holidays, and since we've been back I've had a mountain of things to tackle and haven't really wanted to do any of them.

We are officially back in Berlin, and it feels really good. It was amazing being in Canada and visiting family and all of our wonderful friends. I really missed everyone so much and already do again. Why don't you all move to Berlin? I am so happy to be back in our space with our kitty and have big plans to get productive this year.

Over the weekend we tackled the crowds at Frankfurt airport and fought to get a flight back to Berlin. In the process our luggage was lost but then promptly returned to us the day after our arrival. In all the chaos I was so surprised by how calm everyone was being.

So coming up in the next few weeks in Berlin...

Bread and Butter
The XX
Berlinale (Film Fest)

I've also been wanting to go to the Carl Gustav Carus exhibition at the Alte National Gallerie but just found out that it closed last weekend. I need to stop putting off museum trips. At least this Carl Blechen show is coming up on the January 29th.

I'll also be working on some new designs for the fabric that I've been printing and want to make some products other than scarfs. Stay tuned.

Now if only we could stop waking up at 4am like reasonable people. We're just waiting for this jet lag to pass.

Happy Wednesday.


Happy New Year.

In the Liechtenstein Alps, summer 2007.

I have a feeling that 2010 will be a great year. Change is in the midst... for the better, I think. 2009 was a great year with many ups and downs but I have a feeling that the kinks have been sorted out. I've made some private resolutions but have decided not to publicize considering I am a horrible resolution keeper. Until today I had actually forgotten about a HUGE list that I made last year of things I would like to achieve in 2009. I think that it is somewhere in our apartment in Berlin so it should be fun going through the details when we get back.

Last night we had a super quiet evening with some friends. It was exactly what we needed. Thanks Jill and Brian for having us over and entertaining us all evening! We even managed to get out and see some piddly fireworks at City Hall. Tonight we're going to see Sherlock Holmes... and I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to it.

It's been a great few weeks in Toronto so far... thanks Heather for having a lovely dinner party and inviting us along. And thanks Heidi and Etienne for inviting us over to your place for a new years eve drop in. It's been great seeing old friends again plus we've been meeting more and more lovely people in this city. I have to say that it'll be hard to go back to Berlin and leave all these friends behind.

For the rest of the day we are doing nothing but relaxing... couch my friend, where have you been.

Happy first day of the year!