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Art for the eyes and for the soul

Things February 2016 Metterschling

1. Kinfolk No. 12 – the Saltwater Issue is my favourite one. Makes you dream of life close to the sea and gives you an insight of what pepper thinks of his dominant counterpart salt.
2. Paper Cactus: little souvenir from labofem in Istanbul living in our sleeping room. Hopefully this little fellow starts rooting in spring.
3. Carnival season: Wodden doll (No 12) designed by  Alexander Gerard 1953. Vitra Design made them come back to life. Gerard’s passion was travelling and getting inspiration from other cultures. Mmh, where do I know that from?
4. Bucket bag by Kvinna - my new material love
5. Banana Yoshimoto’s “kitchen”: Salinger meets Japan. Yoshimoto’s language lets you dive deep into the Japanese soul although it is pretty tough how many strokes of fate her protagonist has to bear…

  • kalle sagt:

    i also read the banana yoshimoto book.it’s so sad but beautifully written…

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    January: Keep in touch Spaceteam

    Keep in touch Spaceteam Metterschling Mixtape January 2016
    Keep in touch Spaceteam Metterschling Mixtape January 2016

     

    Tracklist
    1. Spiralen – Tocotronic
    2. Partis de rien (feat. Fabe, Haroun, Mokiess & Koma) – Scred Connexion & Fabe
    3. La saga – IAM
    4. Light your Fire – Dellé (Seeed)
    5. Sundara Karma – Flame (Roosevelt Remix)
    6. This is the life – Amy MacDonald
    7. Aish Tamid – Matisyahu
    8. Cast a shadow – Jens Friebe
    9. Can you feel – ComixXx
    10. Some kind of Nature (feat. Lou Read) – Gorillaz
    11. Blick nach vorn – Max Herre

  • Christian sagt:

    Juhuuuu, ein neues Mixtape! superdick. Mir gefallen wie immer einige besser: Scred Con’ ist sowieso genial – Gorillaz gehen auch immer *smile* Von Aish Tamid kannte ich nur einen remix (original ist besser). Bin schon gespannt auf feb ^^ c

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    Merhaba Istanbul

    Merhaba Istanbul

    Merhaba Istanbul

    Merhaba Istanbul

    Merhaba Istanbul

    Winterwonderland wasn’t planned when traveling to Istanbul for New Year’s, but it was magical seeing the palm trees and cactus plants covered in snow and the steep streets becoming slides. Snowmen of all kind conquered the streets sitting on pathways in front of  a shop, welcoming the guests of a car park or taking a rest on a litter box.

    We discovered mainly the European part of Istanbul, namely the Beyoglu neigbourhood. It’s amazing how the character of an area can change within a street so I got the feeling that Galata and Chihangir were more small little neighbourhoods instead of belonging to one – Beyoglu.

    Merhaba Istanbul Metterschling Travel Guide

    Weather can change rapidly and can be extreme during winter. We had it all: Perfect blue sky with wintersun to snowstorm to dark grey sky for the whole day to heavy rain that turned the steep streets into rivers. I would now say: lined rubber boots are the way to go.

    Merhaba Istanbul

     

    Merhaba Istanbul

    Some households still rely on flying carpets for transportation as the city rapidly grew from not even 3 Million in 1980 to more than 15 Million in 2015, but the metro network didn’t grow with it.

    Merhaba Istanbul Merhaba Istanbul

    Merhaba Istanbul

    SLEEP

    Home away from home: Manzara Apartments. First and last view of the day when lying in bed of the apartment “Arif”:  The Bosporus. Made me feel real cosmopolitan.

    Merhaba Istanbul

    Do not miss the rooftop terrace with an amazing 360 degree view over Istanbul. If you want you can have breakfast prepared by Manzara served at their gallery, it was really tasty. We ate there on our first day. The gallery also sells little gifts from local artists and agricultral cooperations to bring home.

    Merhaba Istanbul

     EAT

    The Turks love to sleep in on weekends which pleased us loads. The best in winter time is to sleep in and then start the day with an extensive breakfast in a cute little café. My two favorite ones were these:

    Hipster Breakfast at Dandin Bakery (No:A, Kemankeş Karamustafa Paşa, Kılıç Ali Paşa Mescidi Sk. No:17, 34425 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Türkei; Phone:+90 212 245 3369)

    Merhaba Istanbul

    Dogaciyizcom (Kılıçali Paşa Mah.Kasatura sokak No: 16/A Beyoğlu/Cihangir/İstanbul; +90 212 243 8190)

    Pretty authentic little Turkish café in a calm sidestreet. When we came there it felt more like visiting friends for brekafast than visiting a café. The ground floor is usually stuffed with a lively student crowd.

    Merhaba Istanbul Metterschling Travel Guide

    Take the Turkish Breakfast with an extra Menemen (scrambled eggs Turkish style) – it is stunning. The whole table is covered with small little bowls from home made fig and rosehip marmelade, honey with honeycomb to eggplant mousse, hommus to different sorts of cheeses and olives.

    Merhaba Istanbul Metterschling Travel Guide

    Other food you should try while in Istanbul:
    Salep (warm, runny vanilla custard e.g. at Mado, 186 Istiklal Caddesi, Istanbul Beyoğlu); Manti (Turkish tortellini, I love the ones at Dai Pera, Yeni Çarşı Cd. No:54,34433,İstanbul; +90 212 252 8099); Gözleme (try the sweet potato one at Hala Manti, Evliya Çelebi,34433 İstanbul)

    VISIT

    Istanbul Modern (Karaköy, Meclis-i Mebusan Cad., 34433 Beyoğlu/İstanbul; Phone: +90 212 334 7300; closed on Mondays)

    The building and its location  directly at the seafront are amazing and futuristic, so don’t miss it.

    Merhaba Istanbul Metterschling Travel Guide

    Merhaba Istanbul

     

    GETTING AROUND

    Merhaba Istanbul Metterschling Travel Guide

    I would recommend to buy an Istanbul Card directly at the airport. You can charge the card with money and then access public transport. Driving by cab isn’t expensive, so it’s also a good option. Keep in mind though, traffic in Istanbul can be crazy and it may take three times longer than going with the metro and walk. Here you can find a list of approximate prices for a taxi ride.

  • Stefan sagt:

    What a nice saturday morning to be informed in such a familiar atmosphere about a place we intend to visit in foreseeable future.
    Affectionate regards from Handewitt

  • Felix sagt:

    Sehr schöne Bilder, gefallen mir.
    LG nach Stuttgart!!

  • Joan sagt:

    Hi Mrs. G, so glad to get around to reading your blog again! What an awesome new year’s eve you spent in Istanbul. I visited it back in 1999 and I recon a lot has changed since then. Your post rekindled my interest, for sure. Though I fear it might be a while until I get around to it. In the meantime reading your unique and insightful posts coupled with the artsy pictures is almost as good. Thanks for teleporting me once again to another world!

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    December: Winter?

    December: Winter? Mixtape Metterschling

    December: Winter? Mixtape Metterschling 2015

    TRACKLIST:
    1. Fourth Of July – Sufjan Stevens
    2. Un Jour Comme Un Autre – Degiheugi
    3. Mar (Lo Que Siento) – Bomba Estereo
    4. Sprinter – Torres
    5. Jungle Drum – Emiliana Torini
    6. Marcia Baila – Rita Mitsouko
    7. You Got the Love – The Retrosettes Sister Band
    8. Urlaub Im Grünen – Denyo
    9. Mein Nachbar ist ein Alien – A Tribe Called Knarf
    10. Le Temps Est Bon – Degiheugi
    11. Walk like an egyptian – The Puppini Sisters
    12. Über 20 Geschichten – A Tribe Called Knarf
    13. Come Closer – Dj Zebra
    14. Madres – Daymé Arocena
    15. Just – Trio Medieval

  • Christian sagt:

    Genial, ein neues Mixtape zum Jahresanfang! Bin gespannt und werde es mir gleich mal reinziehen. Danke Frau G.

  • Christian sagt:

    Voll super mal wieder! Meine LieblingstraX diesmal: 8,9,12,13. Nummer 5 geht garnicht. Aber ist geschmackssache *grins* Danke nochmal

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    All about the moon

    Christmas 2015 full moon metterschling 2015

    Full Moon Christmas 2015 metterschling 2015

    Full moon christmas 2015 metterschling

    Just thought of the song “Small town moon” by Regina Spektor when I looked out at the sky with the christmas tree candles reflecting in the window…

    I hope you all have a peaceful christmas with your beloved ones.

  • Hans-Georg sagt:

    listening to schönberg’s Verklärte Nacht” Weile watchind the Moon .beddie-Byte .DADDY

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    November: Don’t be a bore, be a dinosaur: Raaaw Raaaw

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    Tracklist:
    1. Je suis à vous tout de suite - Michel Leclerc & Baya Kasmi
    2. Can’t rely on you – Paloma Faith
    3. Nicht Nichts – Annen May Kantereit
    4. Take Care – Fading Frontier
    5. Oh Boy – Kai von Glasgow
    6. Pitto – Mono Desire feat. Manu Delago
    7. Ever or Not – John Roberts
    8. Fading Nights – Parra for Cuva feat. Anna Naklab
    9. Wicked Games – Parra for Cuva feat. Anna Naklab
    10. G.O.M.D. – J. Cole
    11. Spatz – Moritz Krämer
    12. Taller – Foreign Fields

  • Christian sagt:

    J. Cole ist sowieso geil *grins*. Danke für das tolle Mixtape. Mit AnnenMK kann ich ja nicht soviel anfangen, aber tolle Mischung immer wieder! Bin ja eigentlich kein Freund von so Tracks wie Paloma Faith, aber der hat echt power!

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    Getting comfy at home: Autumn books

    Eating green when it's grey outside Metterschling 2015

    Metterschling books autumn 2015

    Winter is  knocking on the front door: The last leaves have been blown away from the trees in front of my living room and today I woke up with the first snowflakes falling down. Time to make yourself comfy at home with some good books and bringing the green into the home and tummy.

    Fried small green peppers: What a lucky coincidence today at the supermarket when I found these small peppers that I ate frequently in summer at the Baskque Country in Northern Spain. The perfect snack. Jut fry them in the pan and add some ground sea salt in the end. I like them most warm.

    Winternähe by Mirna Funk (only published in German so far): Ein Bild mit Hitlerbärtchen gepostet auf Facebook und Instagramm – der “Gag” von ein paar Bekannten auf einer Party wirft Lolas Leben durcheinander. Wer bin ich und wer entscheidet darüber? Lola, die bei ihren jüdischen Großeltern in Berlin aufgewachsen ist, begibt sich auf die Suche nach sich selbst in Berlin, Tel Aviv und Thailand. Sie durchleuchtet ihre Familiengeschichte, findet sich als Anklägerin der Bekannten vor Gericht wieder, sucht ihre jüdische Identität bei einer jüdischen Gemeinde in Berlin und reist zu Shlomo , ihrem Geliebten in Tel Aviv…Lola durchlebt all das überwältigt von Gefühlen der Angst, Traurigkeit, aber auch des Glücks…

    The Weekender: Looking at the cover makes me want to go and buy lots of plants straight away to put some life in the flat as life outside is disappearing at the moment. After reading the article about the shop/café “Rag and Bone Man” (Briesestr. 9, Neukölln) I am making plans for my next trip to Berlin.

    Löwen wecken by Ayelet Gundar-Gohsen (Original title: Leha’ ir Arajot): It happened after a long day of work at the hospital: Etan drives fast in the dark when he knocks over the man on the highway. Etan’s wife, a chief detective, has to solve a new case: death of an illegal immigrant after absconding. One day later a black young women stands in front of Etan’s door and tells him that she is the wife of the dead illegal immigrant. What would you do now? Etan’s parallel life starts that slowly destroys everything that he has lived and worked for so far…

    Das Liebesleben des Nathaniel P. by Adelle Waldman (Original title: The love affairs of Nathaniel P.):  Nathaniel does his best to be a sensible, metrosexual man who understands the women who he is going out with. Though he can’t help that feelings are insulted when he breaks up his affairs and relationships when it comes to the point of taking over responsibility. The reader accompanies Nathaniel’s thoughts  and life when drifting through Brooklyn’s hip cultural scene. Will he make it to bind himself to another person in the long run?

  • Joan sagt:

    I just bought Nathaniel P. Gonna start tonight. Thanks for the idea *g*

  • Doro G. sagt:

    I am excited how you will like the book

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    A hint of French-Nordic Chic for Autumn

    Metterschling Autumn 2015

    Metterschling autumn 2015 outfit

    1. When I recently spent a week in San Sébastian in Norther Spain I fell in love with MONTES+MUGICA (Calle Narrica 1) – a curated succulent shop with attention to detail in the heart of town.  While hiking in the Andes I first saw these parasite plants. I decided to take two of those easy to take care of green fellows back home. They now give my white bathroom a lively touch.
    2. Fish necklace from the jewellery line of French designer Isabel Marant.
    3. I can’t tell you how urgently I needed a new wallet since my old one, a tiny bird shaped leather wallet – a temporary solution for more than five years – broke. I was so happy about this birthday present by my dearest friends. The omybag wallet is produced fair-trade in India and made from eco-friendly leather. It also houses my first smart phone I just got.
    4. The nights are getting longer now: The owl sitting on my bathroom shelf just reminded me of that.
    5. Looking trés chic even when you didn’t shower before you leave the house with the grey hat from Isabel Marant etoile.
    6. At first you think: a simple woolen jumper. But then you see the details: the zip at the back going all the way down and a flared shape. I like Cos for its timeless chic.

  • Joan J. Churchill sagt:

    So nice, I just got around reading you blog again. I love the merch from Paris. The necklace is gorgeous, for sure. You have so many necklaces you must wear a different one for morning and afternoon, right?
    Also good to know where you got the hat my hubby will get it for my birthday, pretty sure!

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