Yet another comfort state — fine tobacco, a coffee, and some classical music considerations

Princess House ashtray, a Padrón, handmade ceramic by Ulrike Magdalena Streit, vintage St. Gallen place mat

Occurrences in the Self of an auto-portrait

One may utter a long list or a single point, when asked about the essence of the self, or about the naked self, or the projection of self. And, just like in singing and speaking one hears not what the room acoustically gives but rather how one owns body lets one hear, one may ask… Continue reading Occurrences in the Self of an auto-portrait

Another Croissant with rolled vegetables (commonly known as cigars) — celebrating the National Croissant Day / January 30th

There’s something mysterious– even alchemical— about the qualities that have to come together to yield the ideal croissant. It needs to be buttery and tender, but never mushy or overly moist. It requires a delicate flakiness-to-slight-chewiness ratio, and the layers of all-butter puff pastry should be well differentiated, without falling apart into a crumby mess… Continue reading Another Croissant with rolled vegetables (commonly known as cigars) — celebrating the National Croissant Day / January 30th