Lazy hazy light leaks.

Somehow I managed to produce light leaks while playing with my stolen Hasselblad. But I really love this picture – it’s everything the end of a really steamy countryside summer day is supposed to feel like.


Posted in Life 09.06.2017


goat content

You know, I’m writing a paper right now. Actually, I’m reading a paper at this very moment. So of course procrastionation tassels are happening.


Posted in DIY, Life 05.05.2017

yes? no? maybe.

So, I haven’t been taking a lot of pictures lately. This past winter, I have been reading and writing rather than making. I didn’t feel I had the energy to just stay up all night sewing most of the time. And I also did not feel like tackling huge projects. I went months without taking a single nice picture, without even noticing it.

Sometimes I wonder if I’m doing too many things. Or rather attempting to … and not really getting anywhere with anything as a result of that. But even if my priorities currently are somewhere entirely different, the sewing machine still comes out regularly. And so do my pencils and paint and brushes. Being creative and making things, actually using my hands, is something I need. I just haven’t figured out what all of this means with my life having changed so much in these past 3 years.

But who knows, right? I might wake up tomorrow and start to sew daily again. Or not. probably not, we’ll see.

I’m still not in the mood to take pictures, but I have a new project. I learned how to tie proper bow ties recently, so I set out to sew a bunch of them. Or rather: A friend taught me how to tie those things, and then we made some together. Crafting (or sewing, or painting, or …) with friends are always a wonderful way to spend a day. Or a night. Or, you know, a good excuse to chat and cook and stay up way past everyone’s bedtime. And bow ties have been on my “to sew” list for years, so yay for that.

No pictures of actual bow ties. Because nobody took a singe presentable picture so far. But this is the pattern I came up with.

My method is not perfect yet – I think I will have to just get out of my comfort zone and try sew-in interfacing. While iron on works like a charm, I think it doesn’t make for the most durable end product. But I have a working pattern now. And some prototypes which range from wearable to really great, so I’m considering it a success.

And all bow ties were sewn on Eleonore. She makes the most beautiful tiny little stitches. My new Singer’s stitch pattern doesn’t even come close, so I guess that’s another success. I’ve always dreaded sewing sliders onto 700 layers of tiny slippery strap bits, but the heft of Eleonore’s full metal body made it a joy to assemble the ties.

And you know what? I just remembered that I did in fact sew a spontaneous winter coat in December. That first coat I have been afraid of sewing for so many years because I was so sure I would mess it up (I didn’t). And that I didn’t even end up take pictures of … Oh well. Maybe that’s another post for another day.

Posted in DIY, Life 05.05.2017

Goodbye, CCH

The CCH is being stripped down and renovated right after the event ends, so I decided to take a few pictures and capture the feeling on the last night of 33c3.

For those of you who have been there: I hope you enjoy the memories.

For those who haven’t: Yes, it’s really that tacky. But in a good way ;)

See you in a bit.

I tried to make sure everyone is blurred enough for the pictures to work with the photography/consent policies. Should you find yourself in a picture you’re not comfortable with please let me know.

Posted in Life 17.01.2017


After visiting Hamburg several times, I finally managed to actually go and explore the city for a bit. Considering that I had missed several chances to see Miniaturwunderland already, that’s where we decided to go first.

*tschu tschu*

Anyways. I had not really planned to take any pictures, but I happened to have my Olympus OM-D with an 60mm lens with me. So I started randomly snapping some photos when we were waiting for people to move out of the way, as this seemed to be just the right setup. And now everyone wants pictures, so here you go.

2015, I posted full-size Las Vegas for new years, this year it’s the tiny clone …

The museum actually has a day/night cycle. For every cycle, you get something like 20 minutes of day, and then there are 5 minutes of night. They even come with dusk and dawn in several different colours. I didn’t change the order of the pictures much from how they appear at the museum, so you can see that we spent a bunch of mini-days in there :P

Fun fact: I have already visited almost all the life sized versions of mini-US but none of the places shown in tiny Switzerland.

It’s a really nice little museum, but if you haven’t been there, be warned. You need to reserve a ticket/time slot online in advance unless you want to wait forever to get in. It’s also absurdly crowded. We got in around 18:30 and left at 23:00, and that was pretty much okay (Yeah. Take your time for this one). For the first hour or so it was impossible to move or get anywhere, and only when it got too late for all the children the place cleared out somewhat. In case you don’t like crowds, better go there laaaate.

Flashing lights everywhere, even on tiny police people riding tiny police bikes.

Hamburg at night.

I don’t know why, but I really like this picture.

Fire …

And a tiny circus. They also added an impressive number of christmas trees.

It is quite amazing how many different landscapes there are, and all the little details are lovely. We even stumbled upon a tiny CCCamp (At least we thought we did – Fairy Dust was nowhere to be found. But it was a festival and they had all the computers on the camping grounds).

I love how all the snow is not quite white, just like in the full-sized version.

And the same train station at night.

More tunnels.

Snow-wise, this version of Austria does so much better than the one I’m sitting in right now …

There are way too many pictures in this post, sorry for that. But you want to see Italy too, right?

I don’t think this is Italy yet.

Still not Italy.

Construction site.

This is Italy, I think.

And this is the cutest little train station in the whole museum.

Posted in Life 05.01.2017