Art: Carine Brancowitz

Sunday, December 10, 2017



I would cover my walls with her art
see more on her instagram

And remember guys, update your readers/blog rolls with www.heythatsnice.ch!

80's kitchen

Saturday, December 9, 2017


thought I'd share this cool 80's kitchen I just came across, can you imagine?!
see more 80s kitchens here

instagram: @alksko

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

I can't get enough of this instagram account @alksko who puts figures from classic paintings in to modern day scenes!





Whoa Pies

Friday, December 1, 2017



I spent more than a few minutes perusin the pies on Lauren Ko's Instagram account @lokokitchen

Potential EU Leaving Names

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Frank Buffalo Hyde

Thursday, November 23, 2017





I happened to come across Frank Buffalo Hyde’s artwork by chance last night on brokenboxespodcast.com and immediately loved it and knew I had to share it, and I guess what better way to give a nod to Thanksgiving than sharing a work from a brilliant native american artist.

listen to an interview here and check out his website here

links i email my friends

Monday, November 20, 2017

Happy Mondayyyyy. And breathe.
 
So, I'll be starting the newsletter for the new blog/shop in December - you can sign up here. Here's the deal....its going to highlight shop progress so that you can stay up to date behind the scenes but its also going to be fun too...like with interesting articles, links, etc...anything that I would like to get in a newsletter basically. I'll send it only weekly so that I won't overwhelm either of us..
 
Links I Email My Friends
+ People matching art
+ a very scary article about our "attention". do you see yourself in this?
+ a beautiful article by a 57 year old on what life lessons she wish she had learned at 27
+ in case you're curious how to make a fur cover for your phone (not that i was...)
 + my phone case provider of choice - noreve. i had a really hard time finding a nice case for my blackberry (wierd!) but i eventually found their website and ordered the grey standard leather case for my blackberry and its beauuuutiful. also, comes packaged very nicely!

Nature and Village News

Wednesday, November 15, 2017


Last weekend we took a trip to the Nature Museum in Luzern and I almost (almost) felt like a kid again. It was really cool. And inspiring I guess because I took a million pictures. A+ to that museum! (even more pics on my insta).

BTW, I mentioned it before, but I'm still in the process of changing Village and working on opening a store and the new name is Hey That's Nice. Important question...do I need an apostrophe in 'that's'? It drives me crazy. But I think I need it. Be honest! Also, if you're interested in seeing the list of names that me, Wesley and my friends thought of, let me know and maybe I'll post it. Its kind of funny.

I started a website but the design is pending - so for now its like a wordpress theme...Funny story - I asked for design help on Twitter and BIG MISTAKE...as I received so many tweets and messages and even Linked In requests and then even more follow up emails so like....be careful what you ask for on Twitter!!

I'll be starting a Newsletter, probably in December. Here is the link if you want to sign up! Then you can look forward to a silly email from me on Mondays with cool links, nice things, maybe some articles here and there - and progress reports on Hey Thats Nice! The Hey That's (thats?) Nice Instagram is also a great way to keep in touch because its my favorite out of all of these. But either way I'll at least keep filling you in here on the progress!

Links Around

Friday, November 10, 2017





+ 13 Questions that Lead to Divorce ... hilarious(ish)!

+ If you're a crafter and interested in selling your stuff online, this article is a must read!

+ What is your biggest regret, people and their honest answers

+ An interview full of gems with Jeff Bezos

+ I love how you can buy air plants on Etsy

+ and if you like plants, here's a beautiful instagram account from a shop in Groningen

+ I would do (almost) anything to have a loft like this. But I would not put those weird clouds in it?? I don't know whats going on there.

+ Piccata everything


Wary Meyers

Tuesday, November 7, 2017


I think its ‘start to think of christmas gifts’ holiday madness…so here are some ideas from the very stylish and earthy Wary Meyers (a husband/wife duo based in Maine). I think one of their candles is supposed to smell like hemp and suntan oil. yessss.

Poster

Monday, October 9, 2017

coooooolllll poster
find in at the Commune shop

mark horst

Monday, September 25, 2017


all these things no. 6

this painting though...and all of the others by Mark Horst capture me a bit. a lot.
I paint as a way to see and to know the world. Yet the world is never finished and the joy of seeing it is never complete—and so my painting points to the fleeting, the glimpsed, to the life that is always present and so difficult to touch. - mark horst
Visit Marks website to read more about him, peruse his resume as well as years and years worth of paintings and drawings

Interesting Links

Friday, September 22, 2017


Whats up? This weekend I'm in Amsterdam with some girls. ladies. what age are we anyway? Do you have any recommendations? That photo is from when I was there 2 years ago!

But anyway, here are some links I thought were interesting this week:

+ From a blackberry lover to you and your new iPhone....the iPhone dongle!

+ But then...the problem with our phones. yikes.

+ A really great article at remembering our advantages when we're discussing inequality (via)

+ This article (not that I googled it or anything): 5 Things to Do When Your Child Isn't Listening

+ I liked seeing the wallpaper inside this detroit fixer upper. and then also this church in London that was converted to an INSANE house.

+ These wall sconces on Amazon are so cool. (via )


+ On wearing whatever. you. want.

+ 12 awesome pieces of art for kids

Preschoolers Pockets

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

When we are outside, I LOVE to see what Wesley finds interesting and wants to keep and "take home". He once spent months collecting "treasures" which we kept in a bowl for when his grandma came to visit - it included rocks, feathers, sticks, etc (and she flew it all home with her)!

Thats why I thought this project by Melissa Kaseman was so incredibly beautiful...called "a taxonomy report of a childs imagination" - go to her website to see more of these pictures as well as her other work!

The bag caught my eye, but the story caught my heart

Monday, September 18, 2017


Beautiful, right? It's by Portland based Kozha Numbers and its called The Utility. (But I have to wait for a bigger one because I'm ridiculous and carry 800 things with me every day)

But what I really like about this brand is the way it started - 2 girls...stuck in the corporate nightmare...wanting to get out - and the idea of these bags were born. Then they bought a sewing machine and spent a year or so researching materials and processes...and the bags were born.
Kozha Numbers evolved in to a brand through the founders (Ilona Gerasimov & Lena Vasilenko) admiration for art, architecture, material and form. (from their website)
Well done, ladies.

 (Sources: Racked, Kozha Numbers)

8 things I'm up to

Friday, September 15, 2017


I think today it finally hit me that fall is here so like every girl ever I took a picture of my feet and the leaves and my coat happened to match the leaves which elevated the photo a little and then obviously instagrammed it.

Here are some things I'm up to...what are you up to?

8 Things:

+ I'm in the middle of "move blog from blogger, do everything wrong at wordpress, take forever to figure it all out" hell. btw.
+ Wondering if I'm the only one who has to google instructions on how to cook rice or quinoa or couscous every. single. time?
+ Giving in and ordering some makeup from NYC's Glossier as its reached cult status and I have to see if the boy brow is everything all these insta girls claim it is.
+ Made this roasted vegetables with Quinoa with this sauce that is insane good. and healthy. and filling.
+ Spending my train rides listening to the Podcast "Open Account" by Suchin Pak. Each episode is an interview with someone about money and how they think about it and handle it - such interesting stories so far.
+ Working on and dreaming of my branding for the new blog, Chemistry, and feeling the fever of opening a store, working with brands and highlighting people who make beautiful things. Do you know any talented souls with creative style to recommend for building a wordpress theme for the blog?
+ Instablogging.
+ Frequently checking back at this instagram account: masha.socialmedia - I somehow stumbled across her and started to read her posts about instagram and social media in general - and its truly solid advice - she's practical, witty and most importantly, knows what she's talking about. I highly recommend her if you're interested!

Vintage Ceiling Lamps

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

I'm seriously obsessed with every lamp/ceiling light in the vintage collection of The Apartment - and actually everything else they have for that matter...each item is on display in restored 18th century apartment in Copenhagen - I can't wait to get back there just so I can visit this store.
The Apartment was conceptualized with a desire to create a unique platform for exceptional decorative arts and design. Our interior is edited with an international scope, and we are proud to feature unique design pieces, usually produced in a limited edition (theapartment.dk)
 store GOALS.

Statement Earrings by The Sleepless Creative

Monday, September 11, 2017


I'm trying guys - I'm trying to add some more color to my wardrobe. Its a difficult journey...but lately I've been enjoying trying out some statement jewelry with all of my boring monochromatic outfits, ha! These absolute beautiful fun and unique creations by the Melbourne based artist and graphic designer Simone Hill of The Sleepless Creative could be a great way to start, you think?
Explore more on Instagram at @thesleeplesscreative
(you can also follow this blog on instagram at @chemistry.ch

Tradono Red

Monday, July 17, 2017






To follow up on the Tradono topic from a couple of posts ago - I thought I'd share some items that I recently favorited on the app. There are many more...but...I suddenly liked the red theme. Also, I basically only wear white and black and grey and sometimes jewel tones…. But since now its summer I like to get a little crazy with red. (also, I have yet to wear red). But we can talk about my aversion to color some other time..for now...feast your eyes on these…ravishing…rad…ruby…resplendent…red purchases you can make to help save our planet because you’re being smart and purchasing second hand!! (especially buy the crop top because its mine!)


1. Manons Shop. 15chf
2. Camille's Shop. 15chf
3. Barije's Shop. 15chf
4. My Shop. 8chf
5. Andrea's Shop. 20chf
6. Petites Trouvailles shop. 25chf



Some really! great! articles!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017



I usually have Monday links. Or Friday links. But this week I’m getting crazy and giving you some on Tuesday. Also, its dumb to specify on days since I do whatever I want anyway (and probably haven't even done this consistently since 2009). But Here are some really good articles…my favorites are the one on bailing and the one on time wasting. Let me know what you think!
P.S. This picture is by Kirsten Beets from a really beautiful instagram account (@kirst_b_kind)


+On bailing. Are you a serial bailer? Bailing drives me crazy so I've been careful lately to not make commitments that I won't want to keep.

+ I've always wondered if I could not buy clothes for a year. Wit & Delight interviews someone who did and its so interesting! ...but anxiety purchases feel so good!!

+ Celebrities on how they spend/deal with their money

+ How you are wasting 50+ hours a week. This article came at a good time for me - I've been veryyyy lazy lately.

+The benefits of kicking your smart phone habit and pursuing boredom.

Tradono Interview

Friday, June 23, 2017

So today I feel a little bit special because Simone, the PR manager at Tradono interviewed me for their blog! You can read it (or not read it) here!




The Startup Tradono is a flea market app which was founded in Denmark 3 years ago and last year was implemented in Switzerland. It was recently even featured on theculturetrip.com as one of 10 Danish startups to watch out for - so if you love flea markets, but also love to stay in bed on Saturday mornings...definitely get this downloaded :D




I've been using it for maybe a year now (maybe you remember I mentioned it in a blog post). Since then Simone and I have been writing back and forth about random things, Tradono and apps and I've been able to share some ideas on what could be improved from a users perspective, etc- and I've really enjoyed the discussion with her. Since I started using it, I've definitely seen many improvements to the app and its functionality - and I'm excited to see what else is in store for it!

 
And obviously, if you're reading this and you're in Switzerland - you can download the Tradono app on google play, join in the fun and then checkout my shop!

 

A Few Things

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

    • Found Tailors Coffee in Zurich too late (as in it has closed for good) but their cups live on in my memory (image via @tailorscoffee)



    • My friends all make fun of me, and I know...but...I've been officially brainwashed by the internet and want. them. or these knockoffs. or nothing, because i don't need more shoes. in fact I need to give shoes away. (you can find them here)

    • Really loving London based Design Agency IWantDesign
    • This is a call for help...help me find these shoes?? 

    Ikou Tschüss

    Wednesday, June 14, 2017

    Its time now for the Swiss Design Awards and Art Basel and so I imagine that Basel is the place to be in Switzerland right now. I've been stalking all the insta photos and hoping that my small window of opportunity on thursday brings me there. Here's a designer/brand that I ran across - Ikou Tschüss - that I can't get enough of - scarves, blankets, hats, gloves, dresses, clothes, etc...find more on their instagram (@ikou_tschuss) or website. And my insta where now you can see whats happening on the blog and much more! (@chemistry_ch)

    Slowdown Studio

    Monday, May 29, 2017

    Slowdown Studio has me trippin' with their collaborations with artists to make blankets. Why have I posted twice recently about blankets and its almost summer? Thats how much I love blankets. I hate replacing my down comforter in the summer with the lighter one. What job can I get that is me just laying under blankets all day? Ok anyway...go to slowdownstudio.com for more - and they have free worldwide shipping. I hope that becomes a trend!

    Sam Francis

    Friday, May 26, 2017

    Sam Francis, abstract art...I love his tamer works. I always shy away from loud colors and prints but something about his work caught my eye!
    (discovered via @sosally_)
     

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