My Blickfang Design 2014 Vienna Favorites

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It took me literally a week to go through my notes and pictures, brought home from the last Blickfang Design Exhibition 2014 in Vienna. So many new objects of desire for the attentive, conscious costumer. My wishlist unexpectedly went from zero to quite the big one. Still waiting for the right moment to discuss that with other family members.

My Blickfang Design 2014 Vienna Favorites

Blickfang CEO Jennifer Reaves, Johanna Wittmaack and Project Manager Tina Haslinger (from left to right) did an amazing job with their team this year. I like the new concept mixing the different design areas. Much more convenient for the eyes when you stroll between the booths.

My Blickfang Design 2014 Vienna Favorites

From a small budget for little gifts to the real investment pieces like the Sunrise Table by Katharina Eisenkoeck from Ekdesign London.

My Blickfang Design 2014 Vienna Favorites

Handmade upcycling products by Fettdesign from Thomas Rainer Beckstein transform happy memories of nice evenings at bars and happy places with friends, when using the cut beverage bottles as drinking glasses at home.

My Blickfang Design 2014 Vienna Favorites

One of a kind kitchen accessories …

My Blickfang Design 2014 Vienna Favorites

with great attention to detail produced fashion …

My Blickfang Design 2014 Vienna Favorites

and the one piece that I really need at home. The JYM Storage space saver wonder by Studio Novo Vienna.

My Blickfang Design 2014 Vienna Favorites

Read more about the beautiful silver jewelry, I bought, in my next newsletter (in german). Registration: here

My Blickfang Design 2014 Vienna Favorites

 

next stops:

blickfang Kopenhagen 14 | 15 | 16 November
blickfang Zürich 21 | 22 | 23 November
blickfang Hamburg 28 | 29 | 30 November

read more: blickfang.com

 

My Blickfang Design 2014 Vienna Favorites

 

 

Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik

My hotel choice in DUBROVNIK

Dubrovnik is not the place, where you stay, when you are up for a City Trip bargain. The hottest place on the Adria combines history, magic and exquisite hospitality. There are hotels and than there is THE one Hotel. The Adriatic Luxury Hotel Group operates the finest individual luxury hotels in Dubrovnik and it is safe to say that the Hotel Excelsior is the choice you would make, if you are up for the perfect holiday.

My hotel choice in DUBROVNIK

 

Opened in 1913, the Excelsior has become an iconic landmark in Dubrovnik and was recognised as one of the finest hotels in the Mediterranean by the Sunday Times. We couldn’t have been more happier with our choice to stay here. Its social role in both the past and present has made it a unique place. I have never been surrounded by so much discreet professional service. The impressive photo exhibition in the lobby displays hotel guests from Queen Elizabeth II to Richard Burton or Francis Ford Coppola.

My hotel choice in DUBROVNIK

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My hotel choice in DUBROVNIK

Silk dress and balletflats: All Saints

My hotel choice in DUBROVNIK

Main Station Vienna

Hauptbahnhof Wien, Mainstation

Hauptbahnhof Wien, Mainstation

One of the most amazing things in Vienna is the culture of architecture you are surrounded by when exploring the city. Buildings, hundreds of years old, in between green Parks. And then there are areas, which had their moments, but everyone is happy, when they are gone, like the 140 years old South Rail Station. I remember very well that this was a place where I don’t have one happy memory, when in the need of even crossing the place except the old lion sculpture. Maybe I wasn’t the only one, who felt that way, because this is literally the only old stone you will find at the new Central Station of Vienna.

Hauptbahnhof Wien, Mainstation

Ten years of planing, three years of building. Vienna’s biggest construction zone is coming to an end and proudly opens the doors with a big two days Opening Party. 361 000 cubic meters of cement, 57 000 steel profiles made in Austria, and plenty of superlatives more were needed for the main station Vienna. I was fortunate to join the Instawalk a few days before the opening organized by Instagramers Vienna and the Austrian Federal Railways.

Hauptbahnhof Wien, Mainstation

The 10th and 3rd district are somehow not included in my daily environment. I visit the area occasionally in summer, when meeting friends at the terrace of the Hotel Daniel or the Sushi Restaurant Dots21 in the Museum of Contemporary Art (21er Haus).

Hauptbahnhof Wien, Mainstation

Last summer the place looked everything but to be finished in one year. Enormously large cranes everywhere.

Hauptbahnhof Wien, Mainstation

When I stepped out at the station this week, I stood there quite openmouthed. Clean, minimalistic, but friendly architecture welcomed me.

Hauptbahnhof Wien, Mainstation

I didn’t find one dark corner, just polished marble floors, glas, mirrors and many, many illuminated guideposts and signs.

Hauptbahnhof Wien, Mainstation

Hauptbahnhof Wien, Mainstation

I barely could believe that the Schedule Scoreboard with 46 square meters is much bigger than my first flat was.

Hauptbahnhof Wien, Mainstation

It was very carefully planned that the area is also easily accessible barrier-free. The glas elevators are easy to find and there are many of them! Transparence everywhere.

Hauptbahnhof Wien, Mainstation

The concept to build a open area, where people find peace in comfort zones before depature as well as having the possibility to shop for every occasion in 90 shops, be it daily needs, food, gifts or an order in the Copyshop, turned out what you would call a friendly place, even if you have to deal with a size of 20 000 square meters.

Hauptbahnhof Wien, Mainstation

I like the idea of Food Courts, where everyone can choose from Fast Food over Coffee to organic food to his likings, but still meet together at one lounge area to have a meal together.

Hauptbahnhof Wien, Mainstation

Many big companies are represented at the Centralstation. From a big supermarket to the small Organic Grocery Store. Everything combined under the most impressive 25 000 sqm. big rhombus roof, which is an absolute eye-catcher from above.

Hauptbahnhof Wien, Mainstation

Hauptbahnhof Wien, Mainstation

 

The best chance for seeing the entire station, neighborhood area and a 360 degrees view on Vienna would be to visit the Bahnorama:

Hauptbahnhof Wien, Mainstation

Bahnorama is a joint project of the City of Vienna and the Austrian Federal Railways. The information centre consists of a tower and the exhibition building, which will close the doors on December 31st, 2014. So be quick to take this opportunity. With its height of 66.72 metres, the tower is already visible from a great distance and is the highest walkable construction wooden tower in Europe. Two glass panorama lifts take you to the viewing platform. (read more: here)

Hauptbahnhof Wien, Mainstation

Vienna can be proud of the new place! Another massive project finished that makes Vienna an international attractive centre of modern architecture.

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Hauptbahnhof Wien, Mainstation