Monday, December 17, 2012

Pompom Envy

I have put together a short craft session for you.

I love winter for its knitted hats. However, I am never really fully committed to a pompom but I like the option. I have crafted a way to  easily attach one with no commitment. 

This is my preferred method of pompom making. Two cardboard circles, but I add a piece of fabric in between to sew through for extra volume and sturdiness. At the end just loosely sew on a button. You need enough space to attach it to your hat.
Then just button it to any knit. I attached mine to the top of my grey hat I knitted last winter. You can easily just put it on the side, front, middle, multiple ones. Switch hats, switch pompoms. 

Below is a commissioned Holiday Card. Best Wishes through the holidays!

Friday, December 14, 2012

All at once.

The Himmelfahrtkommando Trailer is up! So excited for it to be in theaters. Again working with the cast and crew so much fun (I was the costume designer) and I am glad we can finally see on screen.

I participated in TBWA's Advent Calendar, where every day until Christmas a new picture is posted in their windows. For every like on facebook they will donate 1 CHF to Pro Juventute (A non profit helping young kids)  See full info in German:
"Diesen Dezember verwandeln wir unsere Agentur in einen grossen Adventskalender. Jeden Abend wird mit dem Eindunkeln ein Fenster enthüllt, das Menschen aus der Streetart-, Grafik-, Fotografie- und Kulturszene mit einem ihrer Werke verschönert haben. Für jedes „like“, das die einzelnen Bilder auf unserer Facebookseite erhalten, spenden wir im Namen des entsprechenden Künstlers CHF 1.– an Pro Juventute*.

Wir wünschen eine frohe Weihnachtszeit."

Monday, December 10, 2012

Count Down

Once the advent calendar is up it seems all you can do is count down to something. Chirstmas, New years... Himmelfahrtskommando Trailer!

This Friday the movie that I worked on, along with a large group of talented people, trailer is premiering. It has been over a year in the making. Months of preparation, a month of shooting(short and intense by full feature film standards) and many many people giving their time, blood and effort to make it. All this week teaser poster will be posted on their Facebook page. So friend up, because I am super excited.
The Postman's hat

Selling this one on Etsy 
could make a good gift.

Thursday, December 6, 2012


Oh hey, remember this piece from long ago? It is still around.

Pyscho Killer is on sale at WWA. It is part of the "Art with Heart" where part of the money goes to the Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy. Runs till December 22nd.

More great pieces at

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Desk view

Around 10:30 is when my desk is at its prime. Well worked over from the day. Usually when it gets dark in the evening I start pulling out all the drawers and all the boxes. 

I have developed some new busy projects,brainless television accompaniment. Mainly knitting herringbone things and embroidering scrap fabric which I turn into gift tags. Can you give a gift tag as a gift?

Lastly, a weather update. Fog over Lake Zurich from Chirstoph's Studio.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Super Old

I have forgotten to post about things for a while, so I put together some things I missed.

Super Sweet
I did some web banners for SuperSweet a while back. They work together with different artists and sell some funny things and cute clothes.

I worked together with Chirstoph Gabathuler for a short web spot for Interhome. I designed all the birds and environments. 

Monday, November 12, 2012

Back works

Usually you save things to do on a rainy day but I have really been waiting for a semi-non-rainy day to take some photos (excuses).

Window picture from the early snow we had a couple weeks back. But I have working on some personal creatures for fun... that is why there is beading. 

Rabbit Rabbit

Also I wrote some art and design reviews at Lost at E Minor
One of them was about Lost at Sea, my book which will be out soon.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Oh Brother

So maybe this was just another excuse to make a boat or a tree. Why not both. A boat in a tree. A boat tree house based on the end scene from the movie Step Brothers complete with mini Playboy magazines. Gallery 1988 has show coming up in tribute to Step Brothers.

"The Gilded Lady"

August 31st 
214 Pier Ave
Santa Monica, CA  90405

Sunday, August 19, 2012


So this squid is up for grabs.  16ins long with his legs
and sequins...
name your price.

A big project is about to come to an and end and I have had some extra time to do some things
I made a Threadless submission. If you voted it would be really nice.

The Upside - Threadless T-shirts, Nude No More

Saturday, August 4, 2012

New York

I have been working on a lot of different projects lately. My desk is chaos. I am really excited about a show in New York put together by Gallery 1988.

Opens Thursday August 9th 6-9PM 
till September 1st

Gallery 1988 Pop Up Store
64 Gansevoort St
New York, NY 10014

"Milk Plus"
Inspired by Clockwork Orange
(Orange slice not included)

I cant make it but I hope those in the New York Area can tell me how it went.

Monday, June 25, 2012

There's always money in the Banana Stand!

There was a summer where I think I watched every episode of Arrested Development. This was before online streaming TV so I think we had borrowed the DVD from someone. But needless to say I am big fan of the show. So I am really excited to be in Gallery 1988's tribute show on June 29th.
A preview of my piece

 "Mr Manager"
A tribute to George Micheal
Available at Gallery 1988 Melrose

June 29, 2012 
7-10 PM
7020 Melrose Ave, 
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Here is the postcard for the show. Done by Julian Callos, So good. I love Buster. 

July Issue

In the July issue of Novum there is an article about Lost at Sea. The magazine is written in a combination of English and German. My article is in German, which I found exciting. There are also a lot of other interesting articles about other designers.

Also I am sending out Lost at Sea postcards! So email your address to and I will send you one.

A taste from last weekend, Garden grilling.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

That time

A delayed show of my Master Thesis in Luzern from last Winter. I will show some prints from Lost at Sea, process sketches, my written thesis and other goodies. If you can make it there will be lots of great work to see. I will be there for sure on the 27th in the evening, come say hello or just to grab one of these postcards. Have you looked at this site yet?

Opening Friday the 22nd at 7PM
June 23 - July 1st

Friday, June 15, 2012


A while a ago I did a book cover for HimmelfahrtsKommando, which is also planed to be a limited edition poster for the movie. A couple days ago I finally got a copy of the book. Stefen has written an amazing story.
Get your copy on Ex Libris
Also the movie comes out soon, The Official Blog

Monday, June 4, 2012

Oh that nose...

This coming Friday (June 8th) in LA, I will have a piece in a show in tribute to Steve Martin. My piece is based on Roxanne, you know the one where he is a firefighter with a big nose.

"Oh That Nose" Available at Gallery 1988 on June 8th
Contact: for more details
Gallery 1988 Online Shop 

Friday, June 1, 2012

Happy Friday

Creature Magazine was kind enough to give me a spot on fridays to wish you a happy friday.
But there are many other wonderful illustrators posting as well. Give it a look. Here are some that have been posted and others that might.

So it goes without saying. Enjoy the weekend.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Month of May

I took off the month of May and went traveling with Jessica. Our journey was full of beautiful sights and interesting people, but also days of strange toilet situations and the desperate search for cheap food. Here is some documentation of my wanderings

Nice, France

 Because we were traveling on a budget most of our meals consisted of some kind of bread and cheese. I really like Supermarkets in other countries, it is always a surprise to find out what you actually bought compared to what you thought you did.

Marseille, France

We encountered some high speed winds in Marseille, the seagulls had some trouble flying. 
On the train again.

 Montpellier, France

By far the cutest french city I have been in.

Sitting in the park.

Barcelona, Spain

Sleeping in rooms with multiple people you end up having interesting roommates.

Coffee and drawing

Madrid, Spain

Our hostel was a part of a historical building and had the most amazing common room

Love tappas

Paris, France

Saw all the sites with all the thousands of other tourist


Versaille was impressive. We took a break to paint in Marie Antoinette's Estate, which was kind of ridiculous if you thought about it. 

Amsterdam, Holland

Last stop,  and the cutest city. I picked up bed bugs from Paris but I still really enjoyed it.