ein Blick in den Kopf von Frau G.

A vida portuguesa for home

A vida portuguesa Metterschling Portugal 2016

1. This cup has a long life behind it before I found it at the little vintage shop Muito Muito in Lisbon at the LX Factory and it already experienced new adventures with me as noodle pot, fresh verbena tea cup and herb holder during our road trip. Now it’s a plant pot for one of my succulents.

2. From which house of Porto might this tile be from? I will never know but now it will be at a special place in my home. I found it at a really cool little shop in a quiet side-street of Porto called Coração Alcerim.

3. This soap from A vida Portuguesa is made of donkey milk which is meant to keep your skin not only clean but moist. We will see.  I just liked the design so much.

4. A little box made from a shell. A very clever idea. It will shelter my most important ring when not on my hand.

5.  I really like the design of this postcard featuring a children’s book illustration. It says: What’s difficult becomes easy. Well, is life not just a game where we constantly enter a new level getting new challenges to overcome? I will try to constantly remind myself of this picture which symbolizes confidence: Don’t worry you will make it. I found the postcard at A vida Portuguesa.



Mixtape: Let’s Fall

Mixtape Let's Fall Metterschling October 2016
Mixtape Let's Fall Metterschling October 2016

1. To Binge (feat. Little Dragon) – Gorillaz
2. Femme – Le Couleur
3. Like the Moon – Future Islands
4. Les pensées – The Architect
5. Swing Sweet Pussycat – The Atomic Fireballs
6. One Way – Bloodhound Gang
7. Jerusalem – Alpha Blondy & The Wailers
8. In the Woods – Hugo Kunt
9. I’d love you to want me – Lobo
10. Gold to Straw – Oum Shatt
11. A Whiter Shade of Pale – Procol Harum
12. Aldebaran – Armen Miran
13. Connaisseur – Olderic
14. Du hast mich nie geliebt – Isolation Berlin

  • Christian sagt:

    Super, ein neues Mixtape! Hab’ mich schon darauf gefreut! Gleich mal spotten, dann geb’ ich meinen senf ab *g*

  • Christian sagt:

    Superschöner Mix mal wieder. Warten hat sich gelohnt! #FTW Meine Fav’s: 13, 1 und (!???) 7



    Some kind of (Portuguese) nature

    Our nature escape in Portugal: Bubulcus and Bolotas Camping

    Travelling Wes Anderson style: Nature camping with our equipment packed in an old Remowa aluminum suitcase. I guess they don’t know: But those wheels work perfectly off road.


    Some kind of portuguese nature Metterschling Portugal 2016
    Tomato jam with fresh bread in Portugal

    Glamour Camping for me: Enjoying amazing light at sunset and sunrise, sleeping in our tentsile, getting the feeling of remoteness yet finding a breakfast basket underneath our tent upon waking up including homemade tomato jam, freshly baked bread and oak meal muffins, hot tea, juice and local cheese.


    Actually nature life is really tiring and time flies by for the fundamental needs of surviving: setting up the tent with a plan B for rain at night,

    Tentsile in Portugal's nature Metterschling 2016
    improvise an outdoor kitchen and cook cowering down, sipping on a Sagres beer not realizing that a wasp is already drinking it without my permission (well,  I got stung and had a massive lip lasting three days whereas the evening of day two was the worst.  At least I know now that I am unsuited for Botox lips), eating, doing the dishes (it is really interesting to watch the animal cycle when you are not fast enough doing the dishes: first come the wasps, then the flies and an then the ants, first the big ones and later the tiny ones…),

    wrapping up all groceries and hanging them in the tree to be protected from being consumed by other cohabitants, put on sunscreen, relax from the above mentioned things and the sun and fresh air, maybe going for a short walk,

    Nature Life in Portugal Metterschling 2016

    start cooking again, making tent ready for night, taking a shower (optional, as you are in nature),


    brushing teeth, watching sunset, going to bed.. waking up with sunrise and repeat…

    Sunset nature camping Tentsile Metterschling 2016

    Maybe city life is not too bad for every day life. But on the other hand in nature you focus on the essential things…

    Listening: to the night rain or Some kind of Nature by Gorillaz

    Bolota in Portugal

    What I learned from Waldemar who shaped this part of nature in a sustainable way and named it Bubulcus and Bolotas: oak meal muffins are pretty yummy, yes, there are snakes and scorpions in Portugal and you can put cork in brick form and get a perfect material for moisture-proofing of houses and by the way – it looks really designy. Bubulcus Ibis is the name of a local bird and Bolotas is Portuguese for acorn.

    Breakfast at Bubulcus and Bolota Portugal
    Great features at Bubulcus and Bolotas: Getting as close to nature as you can when camping in the wilderness yet having access to amenities and the great option to get a breakfast basket delivered if you are too lazy to make it yourself. The campground is designed in a way that you can hardly see any neighbouring campers. The idea of sustainability is constantly worked on to be as little invasive as possible to mother nature. I hope Bubulcus keeps this spirit.




    Last weekend at home…


    before going on our roadtrip to Portugal. Can’t tell you how much I need this time out…

    But for the moment I am enjoying the weekend:

    1. Hanging around in my comfy Bobo Choses Jumpsuit. I really fell in love with this label. Unfortunatelly they do not have a womens’ collection for autumn 2016. This piece will definatelly accompany me to Portugal in only a few days.
    2. Watering my Japanese hanging plant from mamecha and of course all my other green friends.
    3. Inhaling the Hibi spirit : how practical is this – Two little boxes and your inscense is ready to go. Just lighten the match and put it in the other box. My favorite flavour from this Japanese label is Geranium. If you are in Zurich next time don’t miss to visit the real kitchener.
    4. Reading the new issue of my most favourite “escape the world magazine”: The Weekender No 22. South Africa also sounds good for a holiday trip…



    July: Move with the flow

    July Mixtape Metterschling 2016

    July Mixtape Metterschling 2016

    1. Juvinal (Phonique Remix) – Pupkulies & Rebecca
    2. Hard to Be a Girl – Adam Green
    3. Work to Do – The Aggrolites
    4. The Fix – Elbow
    5. Peruvian Cocaine – Immortal Technique
    6. Flow – Skaburbian Collective
    7. 50 Cent – P.I.M.P. (feat. Snoop Dogg)
    8. Ms. Light Brown – Skillinjah
    9. All the Wild Horses – Ray LaMontagne

    You can also listen to the Mixtape on Spotify:

  • Christian sagt:

    Da ist man schon auf Ibiza und trotzdem ist die beste musi immernoch auf metterschling *g*! Super auch mit Spotify, aber komischer user. macht nix. voll super am strand der erste song DANKE



    Short break with a fresh breeze


    Appreciating the little things in St. Peter Ording: Breathing incredibly clear air with a salty hint (recovering my benztown city lungs), a fresh breeze blowing the too many thoughts away, just being without a goal (except when playing frisbee golf), letting the memories of childhood return while eating soft icecream covered in chocolate and looking like a two year old after two minutes as the wind makes the icecream melt immediately and spending quality time with the family and Fee- the dog.



    Summer in the North

    Summer in the North Metterschling 2016



    June: Let’s play

    June Metterschling Mixtape 2016

    June Metterschling Mixtape 2016

    1. Work It Out (ft. Dave Matthews Band) – Jurassic 5
    2. Don’t Know (feat. Too Short) – Snoop Dogg
    3. Nasty – Skepta
    4. Impetus – Bit.Trip Runner
    5. Typ Ische Verhältnisse (feat. Blumentopf) – Moop Mama
    6. Coolaid Man – Snoop Dogg
    7. Canto de Ossanha – Jurassic 5
    8. The Cave – Mumford & Sons
    9. Famous Phone Figure – Allah-Las
    10. Flowers On the Wall – Tomorrows Tulips
    11. Black Shut Eyes – The Love Coffin
    12. The Birds – Apparatjik & Lowell

    Spotify Playlist here

  • Christian sagt:

    Wow, cool! Gerade frisch durchgehört und bin wieder mal zu 95% begeistert. So super finde ich sonst allerdings keine Mixtapes – nixda Soundcloud, Mixcloud usw. Hier ist immer handverlesene Qualität. Nr. 1, 2 und besonders 4 sind meeeeega