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.
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.
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.