these are the posts tagged ‘home’:


the craftsroom

for a while now, i wanted to have a place to spread my crafts stuff, all the postcards, paper, tape and rubberstamps that i love, but which have to go back to the drawers at the end of the day, so that my work desk doesn’t permanently transform into something like this:

the dread i felt at the thought of putting everything away at the end though was enough to postpone whatever crafty endeavor i had dreamed up, so this wasn’t working.

luckily, we have extra space in this house, including an office bathroom that we never use, and which has been claimed as storage space from day one. what if…

voilà! a switched off water connection + a solid board cut to size to cover the sinks, and we have a new craftsbathroom. :) it looks very tidy at the moment, but give me some time — i promise it’ll soon be delightfully messy!

our two favourite food groups

chocolate and coffee! what else do you need? :)

busy days

berlin bagcoming back home after some weeks in a whirlwind of constant excitement and perpetual sugar rushes. it’s all so quiet…

hallo aus berlin


it took us a while to settle down in this city – it’s all too big, too foreign, too bureaucratic, and frankly, more than a little intimidating with its omnipresent obsession with cool. but we’re getting the hang of it.

our new home is a sunny ground-floor apartment with wooden floors and windows on every room. it’s on a quiet little street, so little in fact that it has the word kleine on its name. :)

the house came completely empty, a clean sheet that we are slowly filling with ikea goods, ebay treasures and other things we’ve found on nearby second hand shops. every day it feels a little bit more ours, a little bit more home.

the ride back

ah, portugal. i’m missing your blue skies and cozy food already, but it’s good to be back to our shanghai headquarters, with two spoiled cats under our blankets.

the flights were long but thankfully uneventful, and i think i might have stumbled on the trick to flying reassurance – get the seats in front of the air hostess. they always smile to you and their air of someone who has done this a million times will do wonders for takeoff/landing stress. coincidently, they’re usually the best seats on the plane, so it’s a lovely two-in-one.

between our trip to portugal and the one back, ba changed their flight entertainment system to include many more programs that you can start/pause anytime you want. they now include tv series like dexter, the big bang theory, flight of the conchords, etc. which make a 11 hour flight much more pleasant.

also on way home, i’ve shot my first video with the neat little camera i got for xmas! it’s a tiny sony that makes me feel like the intrepid reporter i always dreamed to be :)
anyway, the video is from the maglev ride here in shanghai: a 30km stretch between the shanghai pudong airport and longyang metro station, in 7:30 at a top speed of 430km/h. it’s the fastest i ever traveled on earth, so i thought it might be fun to share!


ps – at 2:45, another maglev train crosses the one i am riding, so watch out for that. also, my editing skills are non-existent, since it’s the first time i actually “make” a video, so bear with me :)