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_)

    S.D Evans Quilts

    Tuesday, May 23, 2017



    I wish that I could do a lot of things - and making quilts as beautiful as these is one of them. Season Evans is truly an artist with fabric - and I am truly an artist in wrapping myself up in blankets and chilling - I wouldn't be able to choose. I even have an alert on for when she posts on Instagram because even her photos are lovely to look it (or I'm a stalker, idk). You can see more at her website: sdevans.com



    Daniel Zender Umbrellas

    Wednesday, May 17, 2017



    Every year I'm surprised by how much it rains in Switzerland. Every year. I'm also surprised by how many times I lose my umbrellas...so now I've stockpiled some in the office, at home, hidden in the train station (jk), etc etc. should I add one of these to my collections?!

    campbell cole

    Wednesday, May 3, 2017



    sometimes its the little things..
    (campbell cole via buckets & spades)

    In With Mules and an Update

    Monday, May 1, 2017


    I would wear these everyday. even in winter. would that justify the price?!

    aaand...BLOG UPDATE!
     
    We all know it can happen...but I've become totally stuck with blogging and the name 'Village'. It was perfect back in 2009 when I moved to a...well, Village in Switzerland and stepped in to the blogging world. I had so much fun at the beginning and this blog was the cause of meeting so many people and some interesting adventures until I had to take a step back due to full time work, a new human, etc...but now its years later, styles later and most importantly dreams later. I've always dreamt of opening my own store and over the past years I've been brainstorming plus taking care of some baby steps to make the dream more of a reality...and it becomes more and more of that everyday. There's still a lot of behind the scenes work to do but I hope to make it happen! Thats why in the next month or so, this blog will be changing...New URL, new look, same vibe...its also on Instagram now if you want to follow along (see below).
    Blog insta: www.instagram.com/chemistry_ch
    and always there is my personal account: www.instagram.com/yaykrystal

    For Sale

    Thursday, April 20, 2017

    I am all in to buy this original Frank Lloyd Wright house built in the 1950´s, right? A 90 year old couple is selling it. Original furniture made by him!

    Sculptures - Crystal Morey

    Wednesday, April 19, 2017


    I have no idea where I would put one of these sculptures, but there is something cool about them, so I thought I would share..
    After reading her bio, I learned that the artist, Crystal Morey, is concerned with the interactions that humans have with nature - and the effect that we have on the enviornment...namely, disrupting it and the uncertain outcome of our effect.
    As a species, we sit at a pivotal moment, faced with monumental questions leading to difficult, uncertain answers. My figures exist on this frontier, absorbed in their own feelings of stress, anxiety and ambivalence. Sculpted from the silken white earth of porcelain, I see these delicate figures as containing power – as modern talismans and precious telling objects. They are here to remind us of our current trajectory and potential for destruction and downfall.
    Its actually moving to read what she writes about her work. 

    Zeus Ring

    Tuesday, March 28, 2017

     

    this ring is so badass.

    Les Bains

    Wednesday, March 22, 2017

    a hotel in paris and their interior designer who was on point (also an interesting history)
    where: Les Bains, Paris
    (images via designhotels.com and forbes travel guide)
     

    Greece

    Monday, March 20, 2017

    thanks to the Urban Soul Project, this gets to be someones LIVING ROOM AHGHHHH
    (discovered via designmilk)

    Do Ho Suh

    Thursday, March 16, 2017

    currently: feeling jealous of Londoners and all of the cool exhibits that they have access to. this current installation at Victoria Miro Gallery by Do Ho Suh depicts how he sees life as a journey with no fixed beginning or ending. He mixes his own ideas of migration and identity with a gentle reminder to everyone of what we miss when we are always focused on a destination. I wish I could see this!
    (pictures from Dezeen)

    Milo Made // Pottery

    Wednesday, March 15, 2017

    someone tell me how (short of just showing up to their studio one day and awkwardly begging them to take me in) I can quit my job, live in London and just make beautiful clay things all day and sell them?
    - Milo Made (Hackney)

    Modernist Estates

    Tuesday, March 14, 2017

    A few weeks back I posted about some books that I had on my buy list - so I bought Modernist Estates and devoured it. Its provides an inside look at 21 different estate housing schemes in Britain, beautiful photography and interviews with residents who live there. You get such an overview - like a brief history of the architects who designed them and the ups and downs of the buildings from when they were built until now...its a really cool book. Anyway, this is print that is offered in the Modern Estates shop (where you can also get 20% off books/prints/etc right now with the code 'Modernist20')

    Ten Meter Tower - Short Film

    Friday, February 24, 2017


    Here is something for your w/e...this short film by Maximilien Van Aertryck is cute, funny, thrilling, etc etc etc...I was on the edge of my seat, like I was the one who was supposed to jump! People are faced with having to jump off of a 10 meter tower or climb down - such an interesting view in to human vulnerability and choice. (the couple was my favorite..i laughed out loud). Watch it here

    Style

    Monday, February 6, 2017

     
    I don't read Vogue but I guess I do, this article caught my eye because of this Italian shoe designers beautiful style/aesthetic. Maybe she'd do a closet swap with me. Mari? (I need more velvet pants)

    Books!

    Friday, February 3, 2017

    Oh man this week got a teensy bit wild with 3 birthday celebrations and no down time. I'm really looking forward to a quiet weekend at home re-organizing myself! So I leave you with a couple of books that are on my to buy list...beautiful covers and beautiful content I am sure!

    Shop: Present & Correct

    Thursday, January 26, 2017

    I'm crushing hard on this stationary/desk things store, Present & Correct (in London) because their product pictures are so beautiful but also I'd buy it all as well. Nice.

    Links Around

    Friday, January 20, 2017

    acne coat, will you buy me that someone?


    Hey Fam,
    Here are some links that I ran in to lately that you might like. Have a terrific weekend. Stay out of trouble. Jk. don't! I'll be doing exciting things like wishing i had that coat up there, cleaning my apartment and then sledding if my friends can convince me to go out in to the cold. TBD.
    bye!
    *******************
    + A practical guide to marriage coming from true and tested sources: Masters of Love - I think its a great read for anyone.

    + This guy tweets Donald trumps tweets as if he were a mature Donald. its so funny. @MatureTrumpTwts  I love people!

    + A heartwarming story from Istanbul - people offering dogs a warm place to stay for the night.

    + Why are these guys so against AI? Should I side with them? Probs.

    + She drank a gallon of water every day for 30 days and you can read the results here - I tried it for a week and I definitely noticed a huge energy boost. which I needed for all the times I was visiting the bathroom...


    David Oesch // Photographer

    Wednesday, January 18, 2017

    Last weekend or so I went to a photo exhibit in Zurich that was showing the work of Swiss Photographers - a few caught my eye and I wanted to share them with you. David Oesch is from Thun, Switzerland. These weren't the pictures from the exhibit - but are on his website (and posted here with his permission!). I saw them and was so struck by his ability to capture emotion and the expressions...a true glimpse in to a person. Really love it. But visit his page because his portrait/nature/landscape photos are equally as involving.

    Grid Planner

    Monday, January 16, 2017


    Here is a blank slate planner if I ever saw one! I found it too late and already bought a Moleskin planner because I was stressed that the new year was coming and I couldn't organize myself appropriately without a planner...but this one is just so FREE! (found on Poketo)
     

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