Cooking & Eating under the Stars
Covid-19 forces us to rethink our travel and holiday plans. Camping whether with a camper van or just a tent gives us all the freedom and flexibility. Cooking on the fire and sleeping under the stars are among the best things one can do. Snow peak from japan is a new brand we carry, they do fantastic outdoor cooking equipment. Oh and we are totally in love with Petromax range of outdoor cooking stuff. Winter will not stop us from cooking outside on fire - ready for Christmas in the woods!
Selfcare is always important, but in the midst of a global pandemic, when we are no longer allowed to hug each other, listen to music and dance together or loudly cheer on our beloved football team, it becomes a necessity.How do we care? What do we do when we reach our limits? Curious as we are, we have set out to find answers. A wild collection of products that can help us to do good to our body and mind. From gluten-free baking mixes to superfoods and activities that can put the mind at rest. Stay awake and don't forget to let your soul dangle sometimes.
Yet again we are stuck in our homes and the days are getting shorter, colder and darker. At least we can still let our memories, senses and tastebuds travel. Join us on a culinary trip to Italy and let us be filled with memories and wonderful food.
"Laugh as much as possible, always laugh. It's the sweetest thing one can do for oneself & one's fellow human beings." - Maya Angelou . Little funny things that make you smile. Gifts for the Advent calendar or as a present for an invitation. In our gift assortment we only carry things that we believe will not immediately end up in the cellar of the recipient. Things that could be given away as a gift, not disposable plastic scrap, but products with soul.
Books on the topic of prejudices, blind spots and the advantages of diversity are a main focus in our book assortment. In her book "Willfull Blindness" Margret Herffernan says: "Embedded within our self-definition, we build relationships, institutions, cities, systems and cultures that, in reaffirming our values, blind us to alternatives. This is where our wilful blindness originates: in the innate human desire for familiarity, for likeness, that is fundamental to the ways our minds work.The antidote is the willingness to put oneself in difficult situations, to give space to difficult situations and topics, to listen, to accept challenges and to familiarize oneself with the unfamiliar. In this way we broaden our perspective and our understanding.
We travel the world with open eyes, ears and senses to find new exciting products and producers. Sometimes something catches our attention and we go down the rabbit hole and end up with a whole new product range in the store. The best part of this, beside discovering new beautiful, funny or inspiring things, is that we get to meet a lot of incredible people. And at the end of the day this is what keeps us going. Let us introduce you to our newest family members, as we like to call our producers.
Support you local
Swiss finest. We are proud to work with many wonderful, small and bigger local producers. Buying local is the most sustainable consumption. It's our local shops, restaurants, producers and labels that make sure we can live in diverse and interesting cities. So let's show some support!
From refillable Soap, biodegradable plaster, drinking bottles to bloc dishwashing soap , natural rubber condoms and plenty more. Lets go down to zero waste.
Umami is the term used to describe the quality of the sense of taste which, along with sweet, sour, salty and bitter, is one of the basic sensory qualities of human gustatory perception and is described as "meaty", "spicy" or "tasty". Every food has a certain umami content - the "palatability" can be produced in different ways - for example by drying, fermenting, cooking, braising or maturing. Think of long braised stews and sauces. Time and patience are an integral part of an umami dish. That's why we like to cook with leftovers from yesterday - because it often tastes even better when warmed up.
From your morning cup of tea to a wonderfully laid table. We love ceramics. Whether you are choosing the perfect vase for your garden flowers or a plate to present your dishes, ceramics make them look even better. Discover our range of pottery, Bernese Asche Rüfenacht, Kim Ka Mi, Link ceramics, Laurin Schaub, Project NU, Cecil Preziosa from France and Studio Arhoj from Copenhagen.
Keep calm sane & relax
These are crazy times ans sometimes taking a deep breath is not enough. We put together some products that we think help you stay calm and a balanced as possible given the circumstances. From CBD oil to vibrators, chocolate and other things to brighten your day.
From how to be an anti racist to books and feminism to climate change, capitalism and social social justice. Plenty to read and think.
From face masks, soaps & sanitisers that do not pollute the planet and vegan mints and chewing gums, just thing you need these days.