31 March 2012


Sort of like a bagel rooting from the Jewish tradition. This one is a Krakow specialties although you can find similar bread in countries like Turkey, Bulgaria, Greece, and Middle Eastern countries. Stalls like this are plenty around Krakow and people are grabbing this quickly as their breakfast or snack. Home-baked and traditionally seasoned, that is why locals are loving them.

28 March 2012

27 March 2012

A Distant Place from Home x Whiteboard Journal

Traveling was like a dream to her. She saw things she had never seen before, touching things she would only see on the World Wide Web, meeting people she thought only exist in her mind. All of those above occurred during a half sabbatical year, spent mostly in a small city called Hildesheim with fellow exchange students from across the universe.

“A bunch of interesting creatures,” she thought. Not saying that she was not weird enough to be in the coterie.

Some say exchange students study not, only enjoy the excess fun of their travels. Well, she did a bit of study for she enjoyed playing around with arc torch and band saw. Metal flowed like a stream, saw dust flew like a tornado, silkscreen stood in between paint and the white space.

If culture is better experienced, then she could not think of any better ways to do it than to experience it in person. She traveled with no expectation but came back with a thousand stories to share. Who would have thought that half a year of holiday would be so challenging - indeed very eye-opening. It was half a year of collecting ideas and harvesting experiences. The happiest thing was probably riding her bike along the river, across the woods, into the wild, under the sun.

Dare you to put your life on hold for six months and slowing down your pace? She suggested dropping all your possessions for it means nothing compared to the joy of being young and restless. Take all the fuss away, do the paperwork, get yourself lost from your well-planned track. Mind you, do not get too wasted - or you might if you have worked hard, therefore go and enjoy your prize. Being present was the most important thing, for she would not waste a second of her life in the “land of poets and thinkers."

Brezel, bratwurst, and beer, with love she takes you on a journey to a distant place from home from the perspective of 1450mm from the ground. Not everything you will see is entirely true, for it is you to judge what is relevant and real to the self.

23 March 2012


Fourteen hours from Hildesheim to Krakow was quite a journey if you were doing it on your own. Although traveling from point A to B is always enjoyable for me, this time, when a longer journey was about to start, there was a form of anxiousness simply because nothing could be predicted. Neither one of us was informed about Krakow, so it was a good thing having our friend telling us about her favorite places in the city.

The rest of the day was spent at a small cafe, planning our trip ahead to Scandinavia in a couple of days. Things could not be more exciting than that, especially when you were holding guide books which you have kept for ages and now finally you got a chance to make a use of it.

21 March 2012


Concrete saving box

Bunker is a saving box, inspired by the rigidness of bunkers built during the war. It evokes the feelings of safety, strength, and protection from the material, which is concrete. The lack of slots to put the money inside the saving box also creates a sense of confinement. Signs of it has been tried to be destructed are shown by the imperfect edges. The geometry of the form, the coldness of the material, the weight of the structure are somehow beneficial, making Bunker the best safe place for your money.

18 March 2012

09 March 2012

Slightly Visible

Do you see what I see? Us?

07 March 2012


Porcelain pendants

05 March 2012

04 March 2012

One afternoon, we had lunch together at one of the Asian restaurant chains in town. I must say the Asian food in Germany - except in Köln - was pretty terrible. However, what is a bad food if you had friends to talk about the bad food. Happy recently-old-days.

One night we had Turkisch Abend. The Turkish told us how to party with all the food and not to forget the dancing rituals. You name it we got it!

One afternoon, we went to Hannover which was just 20 minutes away to shop. But as always, whenever you intended to shop, you would got nothing. We ended the day having gelati then another 20 minutes back to home. 

03 March 2012

Kekse Traum

 Hildesheim // One week before Christmas