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The bags we carry…

We Germans have a thing about bags. For us bags are highly functional objects and never meant to be frivolous. Bags are form not fad. Bags are not a fashion accessory, they are a “tool.” Now, don’t get me wrong, color, shape, material and overall look play a big role when buying a bag-but they […]

Walter Bosse in the Haus

I am still unpacking from Germany, but wanted to start sharing some of the beautiful things + designs + crafts and brands I discovered or re-discovered on my last travels; share what I brought back to “sweet home” Chicago this time around. Let’s start with my father’s ashtray…! As children we were absolutely fascinated by […]

Goodbye London

Our last day in London was spend at the Whitechapel Gallery…where Thomas Struth‘s photography kept Jarek and I captivated. We loved this space. And now we are off to the airport going back in time to sweet home Chicago. But oh, we will miss this city. ‘Til next time!  xoxox

Temples, Tatooes, Yoga + other fine goods

The last two days were all about Temples, Tatooes, Patterns and Credos…From London’s Indian neighborhood, to hemp driven Campden, to soccer crazy NikeTown, fun TopShop and always lovely Muji. Then Yoga studio “Indaba” with it’s gorgeously simple + smart interior design-this is probably the most beautiful yoga studio around. Not only is our very own […]


Bridges,Tubes + Castles. Cathedrals, Pies + Pigeons. The Tate… all brought to us by the amazing Ellen Walsh Moorman,  Jarek’s aunt and a good friend. We heart her and we heart her city. xoxox

pictures from home

August apples, bowls of steaming potatoes, perfectly soft boiled eggs, a wooden rocking horse, my nieces sharing a sausage, our favorite childhood puzzle, my mother’s typewriter and her collection of russian nesting dolls…a castle, a small town and a river that runs through it…that’s home, that is where I am coming from.

Thank you for sleeping with us…! Reporting the Ace Hotel/NYC

I just returned from NYC and must report that I too fell in love with the Ace Hotel. Of course I did. While I am certain that many of you ( Hi Nick!)  know all about this already – I couldn’t resist reporting…Because to me the Ace was not another empty boutique hotel bloated with […]

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Penguins in Kentucky

You’ll never hear me complaining when we have to go on a business trip to Louisville, Kentucky. I love my clients down there. But honestly I really like going because I love the 21c Museum Hotel where I know we will stay. Or dine. Now for the second consecutive year the 21c Museum Hotel has […]


Flying off the page

Hello Spring!  Here a piece from Artist Jack Milroy I wanted to share..( Yes, another London find. ) Milroy, born in Glasgow 1938 trained in England at the Scarborugh School of Art and the University of London where he lives and teaches ever since. Milroy is the master of modern collages. He prefers to work […]