Entries by Corina Schurmann

Kokosmakronen {Coconut Macaroons}

So here is one of our recipes from the magazine…. enjoy baking the light and fluffy coconut macaroons with chocolate base. Ingredients 3 eggwhites, at room temperature 330 g caster sugar 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 170 g desiccated coconut Zest of 1 lemon 150 g dark chocolate, melted Method Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius. […]

Happy Holidays

Icy cold air, snowflakes and twinkling candles on a Christmas tree. The smell of mandarines, peanuts and cinnamon in the air. Mum or grandma baking Christmas cookies in the kitchen… These are all typical Swiss and/or German Christmas childhood memories. Living in Australia, where we have a BBQ for Christmas and go to the beach, […]

Christmas is around the Corner

Yes, Christmas is nearly upon us, only 20 more sleeps. We are working like mad to finish our little Christmas magazine and it should be up any day. We’ll keep you posted. In the meantime, here some photos we couldn’t find a space in the magazine for….

Ti Mo from Norway

I have a new fashion love, it is called Ti Mo and I must admit, I am head over heels! Not that my closet holds any of these beautiful creations but I wish it did. Ti Mo was created by Tine Mollatt a Norwegian fashion designer from Oslo. Right from the start in 2004 her […]

Chuck Close on Inspiration

The advice I like to give young artists, or really anybody who’ll listen to me, is not to wait around for inspiration. Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightning to strike you in […]

The Beekeeper

“Local farmer Megan Paska has witnessed beekeeping as it morphed from an illegal (and possibly crazy) habit to a sustainable, community-supported skill. Mirroring beekeeping’s own ascendance, she found more than just a living: “This is the first time in my life when I’ve just felt absolutely on the right path.” The Beekeeper is a short […]

Pedro Campos – Hyperrealist

Have you ever wished you could paint exactly what you see. Maybe you can! I can’t, but I totally wish I could. So have a look at Pedro Campos’ work. He is an incredible hyperrealist painter from Madrid, Spain. Using oil paints he recreates incredibly realistic still life settings that look like photographs!

Maya Muse — Sydney

Ever wanted some beautiful tea towels that are not checkered or striped? Look no further! Maya Muse Textiles is a Sydney based textile designer who creates beautiful hand screen printed tea towels amongst many other products. Her range also includes cushions, wheat bags, eye pillows, napery and much more. All products are designed and handmade […]

Air Vase by Torafu Architects

I am usually not very fond of things without a purpose — items in my house need to have a use other than just looking pretty — but I totally have a soft spot for paper. Have a look at the amazing Air Vase by Torafu Architects. I bought one couple of weeks ago just […]

The Origins of Creative Insight — Jonah Lehrer

“The answer will only arrive after we stop looking for it….. But insight isn’t everything. Those who achieve great things in the long-term also have another important quality: Grit, a single-minded persistence that helps them keep their eye on the prize and pushing ever-forward even when the “aha!” moments aren’t around.” — by Jonah Lehrer […]

The Locavore Edition – NSW

Have you heard about the Locavore Edition – Victorian Produce? We have, but we are up in Sydney, so how exciting to see that they are now taking submissions from local food producers and artisans for the NSW edition. The Locavore Edition’s goal is to connect consumers with local food producers. And to make it […]

Three Twigs — Wooden Sunnies

The next summer is coming — if you are in the northern hemisphere you are already there — for us Down Under it is still a few months away. But never too early to get ready. So check out these übercool sunnies from Three Twigs in Australia. The cool thing about their sunglasses is that […]

Everything was made.

Each invention shows that the world is malleable, from the simplest stone tool to the screen you’re using to read this. We make what we want, break things in the process, collect what we like, and connect what we discover to get us closer to where we want to be. — by Frank Chimero

Frame 1 Camera Bag – Hard Graft

Being female and all I just cannot walk passed a beautiful bag — actually that is only true for camera bags in my case. I am obsessed with finding SLR camera bags that do not look like your typical “I am off to go on a hike” bags … not that there is anything wrong […]

Zieta – Plopp Stool

The brainchild behind the wonderful, unique and colourful Plopp stools is Polish designer and engineer Oskar Zieta. Oskar started working with this technology whilst writing his doctor thesis at the ETH in Zurich (University of science and technology in Zurich). The stools (or any other Zieta products for that matter) are created by laser cutting […]

Freitag – F60 JOAN

The new F60 JOAN hand- and bicycle bag from Freitag went on promotour cycling through New York, Zurich, Davos, Koeln, Hamburg, Berlin, Wien, Rom, Tokyo, Paris and Amsterdam… shame it did not make it to Sydney… Love the video and the bag, multifunctional and smart. For those who don’t know — Freitag makes very beautiful […]

Heavy Rain

Sydney has been pounded by heavy rain over the last couple of days so we thought it was time for some rain photography … so here are a few from around the web we found and liked. Photos are from Noni Carroll, Pete Carr, Danny Santos, Richard Hook, Kevin Paul Morris, Kristin Andrus and Man […]

Cradle Chair

Have a relaxing weekend! Cradle chair from INDN341 designed by Richard Clarkson, Grace Emmanual, Kalivia Russel, Eamon Moore, Brodie Cambell, Jeremy Brooker, Joya Boerrigter. The chair references IKEA furniture ideology and is designed to be flat-packed, minimising packaging and transportation waste. The cradle chair is manufactured from reusable and environmentally friendly raw materials. via email […]

Magic Decal Tutorial

I admit, I am not the craftiest person, but when I saw the waterslide decal tutorial for kitchen storage jars by the The Painted Hive, I was sold. This is definitely on my To Do List and my brain already is buzzing with many other options to use this method. AND this is definitely much […]

Urban Cartel – Contemporary Porcelain

I am currently quite obsessed with finding the perfect breakfast/dessert/soup bowl for my kitchen. Yes, in my household things have to be simple, beautiful AND multifunctional… Today I came across Urban Cartel and their amazing handmade homewares. I love the simple shapes and beautiful colours …. they are definitely shortlisted. Urban Cartel’s homewares are handmade […]