Month: April 2017

Spring Melodies

Time flies! Spring brings along a lot of changes. There is an growth on different levels of my life. The design agency I work for (Philipp Seine Helden – click to see our new website designed by me! ;)) is growing – not only the team is getting bigger but we’re also gaining two (!) more floors and our own photo studio! πŸ™‚ Furthermore I’m extending my personal space and will move into a bigger apartment (same house, one floor higher – what an easy move this will be! πŸ˜€). And finally after a little (unfamiliar) kind of travel-depression (maybe caused by a travel-overdose aka my big Asia trip last year) I have new travel plans for this year! πŸ™‚ I’ll spend one week in Finland’s capital Helsinki early in September to visit Helsinki Design Week. And I’m also having in mind to visit the documenta in Athens (this year for the first time Kassel has a sideshow in the Greek capital!).

Kuala Lumpur and the Batu Caves

When I woke up the first morning in Kuala Lumpur there was a heavy thunderstorm passing by and I could hear an alarm bell from the inside of the hostel. I quickly jumped into my pants and opened the door of our female dorm. The hostel’s courtyard, a wonderful open-air common area, was flooded and the staff was trying to keep the water from entering the kitchen. I went back into my room to take a look out of the window – the streets were flooded too and the cars were driving through brown masses of water. Welcome to Asia, I thought, this is what monsoon season looks like. Downstairs in the kitchen area I met Rodrigo – a Brazilian photo- and videographer with fascinating blue-green eyes. It was just after I left KL that I realised what a talented man I had met. Equipped with different cameras and even a drone he creates stunning pictures and videos from around the globe. πŸ™‚ For example this one: “Created with footage shot in 8 countries in …