STYLE. DESIGN. COMMUNICATION.

 
A CHAIR FIT FOR A KING
 

A CHAIR FIT FOR A KING

The Barcelona chair is probably one of the most famous pieces of furniture ever. It has been designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe who was born in Germany in 1886. A fact that is less well known is that van der Rohe was inspired by the so called “sella...
READ MORE, STORE LESS
 

READ MORE, STORE LESS

I guess you heard about the PISA Studies that have been taking place regularly since 2000. They assess students’ performance concerning reading, mathematics and science. In order to do such measurements you need to set certain key figures to measure against. I don’t know what kind of information they use...
SWAN. EGG. ANT.
 

SWAN. EGG. ANT.

You might think that these notions have nothing to do with architecture; certainly not with «Bauhaus» to which the actual series is dedicated. You are somehow right. The notions are not directly related to «Bauhaus» but very much to design. Egg, Ant and Swan are chairs, created by the Danish...
SPRING AGAIN. A REPORT.
 

SPRING AGAIN. A REPORT.

Maybe you remember my article about the spring holiday in Zurich. I told you that they burn a snowman that predicts the quality of the summer ahead. The sooner the snowman’s head explodes the closer and warmer the summer. Last year it took him 20 minutes to lose his head...
HOW TO EMBED IMAGES IN TWEETS?
 

HOW TO EMBED IMAGES IN TWEETS?

I am writing about images and graphic design a lot. If you have been reading here for a while you know this. You might also know that of all social media platforms I use, Pinterest is my preferred one. After all, it is designed for images. The platform where I...
THE SCOTTISH AVANT-GARDIST
 

THE SCOTTISH AVANT-GARDIST

Please have a look at the picture above. I am not sure if it is a striking for you as it is for me. The chair backs and the windows have the same pattern, don’t they? Yes, you are right; both have the same father. His name is Charles Rennie...
TWITTER
 

TWITTER

If you are in Social Media and frequently work with Twitter this is for you. Some time ago I wrote a guide on blogging where I share helpful (free) resources that make blogging itself and blog marketing easier. Not only had I changed the title in “How to Blog with...
THE HOUSE IS A MACHINE TO LIVE IN.
 

THE HOUSE IS A MACHINE TO LIVE IN.

Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris was born in the French speaking part of Switzerland in 1887. He should become known to the world as “Le Corbusier”. Everything I read about Le Corbusier tells me that he was a genius. Study trips to Vienna, Paris and Berlin, the most modern cities at the time,...
FORM OR FUNCTION?  2/2
 

FORM OR FUNCTION? 2/2

We live – much to my delight – in the era of digitalisation. Therefore most of our correspondence consists of e-mails. Even the amount of electronical invoices is increasing. It looks as if all form and design has been removed and only the function survived. Not quite. From my perspective...