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Hi there, I am a graphic- & interactive designer based in Germany. If I'm not behind the screen you will find me on the move. Have fun going through a comprehensive mood about my life.



Apples give’s you that amazing feeling when you hold a new piece of modern hardware in your hands. You walk out of the Apple store and believe that this device is the fastest and most advance technology on planet earth. You think this will last for the upcoming 5-8 years and is still good enough for most of what you bought it for. WRONG. I’m in the 4th loop of Macintosh Computer. I say Macintosh because when I bought the first Apple Macintosh we still called them like this. It was the first Powermac in new design & concept. The Apple Macintosh Powermac 3G. 1999 one of the fastest machine on the market and with it’s 1GB RAM, 300MB Processor and a 4 GB Hard Drive, I was more proud about this Powermac than my other loved machine, a 1971 Ford Taunus. Different to the Taunus, 2 years later the first iPod was launched and had more power and disc space than my Powermac, commonly known as the “Blue and White G3”. Lucky me, at the time I already finished university and had applied for a job at Leo Burnett. There I had the great fortune of a company computer, the new “Powerbook G4 Titanium”, another state-of-the-art product, which was carefully designed by Apple. At the time the fastest and most advanced Powerbook to order. To cut a long story short, the same loop happened over and over again, every time you get a new Apple product you have this special feeling, until 2 years are gone and you think you are so “old school” with your computer that you would love to take it to a Apple museum or start your own one. I bought my latest Powerbook in 2012 and yes, I had the same known uplifting feeling when I unpacked it. 2 years later I worked on a Powerbook with a SSD Drive. for the first time. This changed my entire feeling. I didn’t thought I’ve been thrown backwards for 2 years with my computer, it felt more than a time warp. But at the start of SSD drives I found costs of them too high. Now, after another 2 years, costs went down and sizes of SSD drives up. That was enough reason for me to take my 2012 Powerbook with 8 GB RAM and a 500 GB HD, to replace it with a 1 TB SSD drive, the Samsung SSD 850 EVO. I didn’t change the DVD drive with the old 500GB HD, but take it into consideration to replace it. The result is amazing already. Where it took almost 2 min to start my Powerbook before, it takes now 1 min. Applications like Photoshop or other CC programs open almost on click. I haven’t done any rendering on film or 3D but I think this is more based on RAM than hard drive. But the entire operation system is so much faster that it feels like I’ve just been thrown 2 years ahead into the future.


Most designers or creatives will know the feeling of sitting many endless hours in front of their screens. The feeling in their back when they get up or the next morning after a long night at work. We all wish to have one of the fancy standing/sit desk. A research by British academics found out that standing is same worse for you than sitting. So a standing desk is maybe not the best fix for the problem. But I just came across this nice standing table, made from cardboard table, which is flexible, foldable, portable, affordable & 100% recyclable. It’s a nice idea and I’m sure it’s a great tool to carry around with you to different working spaces. With the costs starting at 250 $, the investment is pretty high and for me only accaptable due to the fact that it can get easily carried around. Other than that I would maybe prefer a stand/sit work station at home. If you are interested in getting one – more information here.

PAgeCloud – The next big thing for a designer?

The world of web design is about to change forever.

This can become a very big platform for designers and smaller agencies. I have been struggling with coding for the last years and still don’t know how to do it right. I feel like back at school in French class when I read through. I do sometimes gain a litte victory, but overall it is more depressing than anything else.

So, with PageCloud there comes a high potential that this can change. This web-based browser platform transforms your custom designs in real-time into full functional websides. No coding necessary. There has been similar platforms out and many still exists but this platform comes with incredibles features, which as not been done before.

Here are just some powerful tools:

  • Straight from Photoshop to the Web
  • Drag and Drop. Actually, though.
  • Turn your browser into a blank canvas.
  • Technology that fades away so your content takes the spotlight
  • The fastest, simplest solution for mobile site creation

The scary thing is, that you can even copy an existing webpage, i.e. Apple site, and paste it into your blank canvas and start editing it from there. Delete elements, ad elements.

PageCloud will come as a platform and be constantly developed further. App stores for plug-ins, templates for sides can only become some of the protential features.

If this all comes real and people – in particular designers – will use the platform, than I don’t doubt that PageCloud has the power to become the next big thing.

It can be the helpful tool a lot of designers I know are looking for. To work independent from programmers and developers. Will it kill my job? Some people might think so. They argue that designs will become standardized and even people with less design skills will get the chance to do better jobs. Competition will rise. Maybe yes, maybe now. This is a new tool and still at the beginning and under construction. I’m sure creatives in the 80’s said the same when Photoshop came out. Computers took over standard processes and changed the industry a lot. This is just a new playing field where design-, art- & conceptional skills are still that important than before. And don’t forget, PageCloud is a supporting tool for code and functionalities, but it doesn’t come with a “Button” for “Creativity”!

The Birdmans

This video from earlier this year shows Yves Rossy & Vince Reffet at their flight above Dubai. A test flight and maybe the springboard for a impressive commercial, where the both Jetmans join forces with Emirates and a A380. This extraordinary formation flight is not only impressive to watch, it deserved also very detailed planning. This video showcases just how far aviation has come. A simple one-page landing page gives more information and the chance to ask questions. The clip creates awareness by the amazing pictures captured and the fact that those two men with their engines look so small compare to the massive A380. But it doesn’t take it any further.

Here is the final Emirates A380 spot #hellojetman



Powered-By-Passion becomes a much bigger meaning by following cave digging artist Ra Paulette into his world. This man spend the last 25 years shaping different caves in absolut perfection – just for the peacefulness and his personal passion. After becoming seen as an artist, he started to take client projects for 12 $ an hour. He does not want to do it for the money. The reward for his work is not in money, he finds his passion and happiness in carving those caves. Amazing work he did with just one purpose in his mind – be happy with what he does.


Phone Drone

Phone drone let you control your phone over a second device (iphone or iPad) or by using the Apple watch. This is a great Kickstarter project, which is already more than funded. With a 100.000 $ goal on Kickstarter and already 265.000 $ earned and 21 days left, this gadget has great potential to land in your hands as you wish.

Here are only some of the powerful features:

  • Easy to use – No drone experience necessary.
  • Affordable -Your smartphone already has a powerful processor and multiple sensors.  Why pay for all those things over again when buying a drone?
  • Familiar – Our companion app is simple and intuitive.
  • Packable– Pack PhoneDrone Ethos for next adventure.  It will be ready at a moment’s notice.
  • Compatible with all your devices – iOS, Android, and even Apple Watch!
  • Control and video streaming -Easily tether to another mobile device for control and video streaming.
  • Built in charger – Charge from any USB source – or swap batteries for extended flight times.
  • A camera mirror – Shoot straight down, forward, or to the side!

With an Apple device compatibility of 4-6s the drone is made for a wide range of customers. With around 230 $ it is quite affordable. Keeping the small dimensions and weight in mind it is really good for traveling. With a flight time of 15-20min it is not much under the known standards. Would be interesting to see how it’s working in windy or less sunny conditions. If it’s stable enough or does it shake a lot. I believe it’s fine for it’s handy use but if you want to capture more professional and stable material, a bigger and stronger drone like DJI Phantom or 3dRobotics Solo is a must have. If you are still interested wait until September 2016, thats the delivery date for Germany. If you are interested take a look at Kickstarter for the Phone Drone

Facial Reenactment

Face recognition is almost standard for todays digital smartphones or cameras. Scientists from Germany and America developed in collaboration a new software, which does real-time expression transfer of moving faces. It sounds like a normal next step but if you see how brillant it works it reminds a lot of those future Schwarzenegger movies from the late 80’s or early 90’s. As long your mobile or desktop camera does not support 3D, it won’t work. But that is just a matter of time. Camera’s like the motion sensing input device by Microsoft for Xbox 360 would be the right device to use.

Well said!



Photo: AP photographer Muhammed Muheisen

I found this earlier this week and have to share it here. This open letter by Manuel Weber gives a statement over Facebook, what he thinks about critical voices regarding refugees in Germany. With 16000 shares on FB and many comments he received mostly positive feedback. I think it’s great and totally right what he says. Please take your time and read – think about it.

Copy: by Manuel Weber

“An alle Patrioten, besorgten Bürger, Nazis und sonstige kritischen Bürger,
da ich in letzter Zeit zunehmend mehr als fragwürdige Kommentare von Freunden, Kollegen und Verwandten lesen musste, seh ich mich irgendwie in der Verantwortung, mal öffentlich auf diesen Unsinn zu reagieren. 
Eins vorweg, ich bin nicht links, nicht naiv, weltfremd oder geistig verwirrt. Ich bin eher konservativ, in fast allen Belangen. Als Gutmensch würde ich mich auch nicht unbedingt bezeichnen. Allerdings, und damit unterscheide ich mich wohl von euch, lasse ich mich lieber als Gutmensch betiteln, als dass ich mich, so wie ihr euch, als “Bösmensch” oute.Ich sehe im Fernsehen Bilder von Kindern, die mit Panik in den Augen über eine Grenze laufen, gefolgt von Polizisten mit Schlagstöcken. Ich sehe Bilder von Kindern, die blutend aus Trümmern eines zerbombten Hauses getragen werden. Und eure größte Sorge ist, dass die Flüchtlinge Smartphones besitzen? Etwas mehr Hirn und sehr viel mehr Herz würde euch gut tun. Ich bin nicht blind, ich weiß, dass herausfordernde Zeiten auf uns zukommen. Es wird schwierig, all diese Menschen zu integrieren und das Ganze zu finanzieren. Sicherlich ist auch nicht jeder Flüchtling zurecht hier. Und ja, es gibt Schmarotzer, Diebe und Vergewaltiger unter den Flüchtlingen. Die gibt es nun mal in jeder Gesellschaft, in jeder Kultur und leider auch in jeder Religion. Es gibt nette und böse Menschen – und manchmal sind die Grenzen fließend. Aber trotzdem frage ich mich, was ihr mit eurer Hetze bewirken wollt und was eure Motive sind! Hass erzeugt Hass, Liebe erzeugt Liebe! Ihr schürt mit euren Einträgen nichts als Hass und Angst. Und wenn irgendwann das erste Flüchtlingsheim brennt, in dem Familien und Kinder leben, dann dürft ihr euch auf die Schulter klopfen (oder wenn der erste Politiker mit Stichverletzungen im Koma liegt).
Hier mal ein paar eurer Argumente:
“Die Flüchtlinge telefonieren umsonst, wir müssen zahlen.”  
Ihr bezahlt deren Telefonrechnung nicht mit euren Steuern, die Anbieter verzichten auf Roaminggebühren. Ihr habt keinen Nachteil dadurch. Das Handy ist die einzige Möglichkeit, Kontakt mit ihren Verwandten zu halten. 
Wenn euer größtes Problem ist, dass die umsonst telefonieren, dann schickt mir bitte eure Telefonrechnung, ich regel das schon irgendwie, wenn ihr dann wieder ruhig schlafen könnt. Es sagt viel über einen aus, wenn man neidisch ist auf Flüchtlinge, weil die umsonst telefonieren dürfen.
“Kümmert euch erstmal um unsere Obdachlosen, bevor ihr euch um die Flüchtlinge kümmert.”  
In Deutschland lebt keiner auf der Straße, der nicht dort leben will. Jedem steht hier eine Wohnung zu, ob verdient oder nicht. Wie oft habt ihr denn letzten Winter Obdachlose in eurer Nähe mit Suppe, warmen Getränken oder Kleidung versorgt? Wo ist denn euer eigenes Engagement, wenn ihr euch so um die Obdachlosen sorgt?

“Für unsere Schulen und Straßen ist kein Geld da, aber für Syrer.”  
Wenn ich Menschen, die vor Krieg, Tod oder auch “nur” Armut fliehen, helfen kann und dafür Geld nötig ist, dann bin ich bereit auch mal durch ein paar Schlaglöcher zu fahren. Ich hätte auch gerne schöne breite Straßen, gut ausgebaut und ohne Schlaglöcher. Aber Fahrkomfort geht mir nicht über Menschlichkeit und Nächstenliebe. Menschen sind wichtiger als Straßen. Und gegen ausgestattete Schulen habe ich auch nichts, aber mir ist lieber meine Jungs lesen aus alten Büchern und lernen, was Gastfreundschaft, Mitleid und Herzlichkeit bedeutet, als dass sie an digitalen Tafeln zu Egoisten erzogen werden. Und ihr dürft bestimmt mit Pinsel und Farbe das Klassenzimmer eurer Kinder renovieren. Da hat niemand was dagegen.

“Die Flüchtlinge nehmen uns die Arbeit weg.”  
Auch ich habe Vorurteile, das lässt sich nicht leugnen. Ich bin mir sicher, dass das deutsche Schulsytem besser ist, als das syrische oder afghanische. Auch glaube ich, dass die deutsche Mentalität eher unseren wirtschaflichen Ansprüchen gerecht wird, als das vieler Flüchtlinge. Und wer jetzt wirklich Angst hat, dass ein Flüchtling bald seinen Arbeitsplatz übernimmt, sollte sich mal ernsthaft Gedanken machen. Es muss nicht an deiner schlechten Arbeitsleistung liegen, vielleicht liegt es ja auch nur am Charakter…
“Das ist nicht mehr mein Land.”  
Dann geh doch in die Schweiz – ach nein, geht ja nicht. Die sind ja genauso paranoid wie ihr. Die nehmen keine Flüchtlinge auf.

“Die Politik nimmt mich nicht ernst.”  
Wie ernst hast du denn die Politik genommen? Bei einer Wahlbeteiligung von 35% sollten viele lieber den Mund halten. Wie politisch wart ihr denn vor der Flüchtlingskrise? Jeder kann und darf sich politisch einbringen. Aber dafür müsste man ja aktiv werden. Mal selber was tun, statt nur über andere zu meckern. Will ja auch keiner von euch. Und am Stammtisch grölen, auf FB posten oder bei Demos Fahnen zu schwenken, ist kein politisches Engagement! Ich kenne Leute, die vor ein paar Jahren noch links gewählt haben, weil sie Angst hatten, die Banken könnten ihr Geld nehmen. Heute wählen sie rechts, weil sie Angst haben, die Flüchtlinge könnten ihr Geld nehmen. Angst war noch nie ein guter Ratgeber. Egoismus auch nicht. Statt ständig links oder rechts vom Pferd zu fallen, solltet ihr lernen, die Zügel mal selbst in die Hand zu nehmen! 
Ein Land mit 82 Millionen Egoisten lässt sich nicht regieren.
“Die leben doch auf meine Kosten, von meinen Steuern.”  
Ich habe mehr Angst davor, den Berliner Flughafen, die Hamburger Symphonie, die Kölner Oper, den Stuttgarter Bahnhof usw. mit meinen Steuern zu finanzieren, als Menschen, die in Not sind. Endlich werden die Steuern mal für was Anständiges genutzt.
“Ich habe Angst vor der Islamisierung.”  
Ich bin Christ und auch kein Fan des Islam. Aber unser Problem ist nicht die Islamisierung, sondern die Ent-Christianisierung. Ich stehe zu meinem Glauben und meinen Werten, das können auch hunderttausende Moslems nicht ändern! Ich habe übrigens noch keinen Moslem fordern hören, dass wir die Kreuze abhängen sollen, Laternenfest statt St. Martin feiern sollen oder Schweinefleisch aus den Mensen verbannen sollen. Diese Forderungen kommen doch immer von (politisch verirrten) Deutschen! Wo sind denn die christlichen Werte, die unser Land ausmachen? Wir trennen unsere Ehen genauso gründlich wie unseren Müll. Wir werden Vegetarier, weil uns die Hühnchen so leid tun, aber treiben jährlich 100.000 Babys ab, Wir verteidigen unsere Feiertage, aber kennen ihre Bedeutung nicht. Unser Problem ist nicht der Islam, unser Problem ist der Liberalismus. Dass wir Gut und Böse nicht mehr unterscheiden können, dass wir Mann und Frau nicht mehr unterscheiden wollen, dass wir Egoismus mit “berechtigten Bedenken” verwechseln. Integration kann nur klappen, wenn wir den Menschen selbstbewusst unsere Werte vorleben, und nicht wenn wir sie in Turnhallen sperren und davor demonstrieren. Wir haben keine Angst vor den Flüchtlingen, sondern haben uns dazu entschieden, unser Gästezimmer zur Verfügung zu stellen, um wenigstens einen kleinen Teil zu leisten. Wenn ihr mit der Kritik nicht leben könnt, schmeißt mich bitte aus eurer Freundesliste, ich werde es verkraften!

Lieber ein paar neue schwarze Freunde, als ein paar alte Braune!
Euer “Gutmensch” Manuel”

Second Skin

High-tech clothing leads the next generation of wearables. If you thought that 3D glasses, like the Samsung VR, or Apple watches are big, watch the video above about biomaterials made from living cells.

Initiated from MIT Media Lab, BioLogic is our attempt to program living organism and invent responsive and transformable interfaces of the future. Nature has engineered its own actuators, as well as the efficient material composition, geometry and structure to utilize its actuators and achieve functional transformation. Based on the natural phenomenon of hygromorphic transformation, we introduce a specific type of living cells as nanoactuators that react to body temperature and humidity change. The living nanoactuator can be controlled by electrical signal and communicate with the virtual world as well. A digital printing system and design simulation software are developed to assist the design of transformation structure.




The Endless Summer

What are the ingredients for a perfect week at the beautiful island of Mallorca?
First of all, the right company. Second, a classic vehicle – VW Camper T2. Third, stunning beaches and solid rocks for climbing. Fourth, a wedding of your best friend. With a one week holiday and the above mentioned ingredients, we traveled along the island, starting north of Alcudia. From the north we found our way south escaping here and there in some rock walls, inland and along the coast. After some days we entered the amazing villa around S’Horta, where the wedding took place.Quite a contrast to our hippie-life before but fully rewarded by the many old friends we met.

A special “Thank’s” goes out to Classic Car Hire Mallorca for the Van and the friendly service // rentaclassicmallorca.com

The Millionaire Pitcher & his van

Even without being offered a $2 million deal to join for a job, I do understand Daniel Norris, the 21-year-old. The well-known pitcher of the Toronto Blue Jays is kind of a celebrity. To escape the pressures that come along with being a promising star, and to get prepared for the 162-games season, Daniel bought “Shaggy”, his VW Camper, for just $10,000 to find a more peaceful and satisfying lifestyle. He takes life on the move and travels with the flow. He believes this is for his needs the best way, as he needs kind of adventures in his life.

After two holiday’s in a classic T3 & T2 VW camper, I know the feeling of being free, self-determined and seeking out for adventures while traveling. Take a look at the video and try to understand or read more about it – Here.




Interesting article about the change of work through a next generation.

Lisa Evans writes,

Baby boomer managers can be credited with creating employee support programs. Generation X managers can be credited with making the workplace more informal, making the term “business casual” commonplace. What will the next breed of managers bring to the workplace?

Chip Espinoza has studied millennials in the workplace. The author of the recent book Millennials Who Manage and the 2010 book Managing the Millennials says this new generation of managers will take a step further in creating a people-first workplace. Generation X managers popularized the term work-life balance, but millennial managers are seeking a blend of work and life. “They don’t mind accessing their work life during their personal life, but they also want to access their personal life during work,” says Espinoza.

Sounds logic to me. You will find the full article – Here

Learn to fly

Learn to fly – the wonder from Cesena/Italy. What does it takes to get such big band like the “Foo Fighters” to come to your hometown to play a special concert? It takes one person with a big idea and another 1000 to believe in. It all started with a quick idea by Fabio Zaffagnini, the 39 year old Italian desperately wanted the Foo Fighters for a concert in Cesena/Italy. After working on the plan for more than a year, bringing 1000 musicians together to play “Learn to fly”, the dream became true. The event, “This is Rockin’1000”, and specially the video became such big success, that 26 Mio. clicks on Youtube could not get ignored by the band. After 3 months and before the official start of their European Tour, the band played in Cesena/Italy the opening concert of the tour.

Chasing shadows

Winter starts here. With more than 66 years of experience and more than 750 known and well-known ski- & snowboard movies, Warren Miller launches his latest ski movie “CHASING SHADOWS”. With each of his films he awakens our child-like excitement about the first snow and practically rings in the official start of the ski season. CHASING SHADOWS shows the world’s best riders—as the name of the film promises—chasing their own shadows in high-speed downhill exhilaration.

Craftrad no2

Here it comes, the second edition of the CRAFTRAD magazine, a great and well produced magazine about motorbike culture. After the launch of the magazine and a great  first edition, I’m looking forward to the second. Available from the 6st of November at selected stores.

Ebay Gift Engine

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If you are one of the persons which find it hard to find the right gift for the right people, here is maybe a solution. The Ebay Gift engine. Connect via Facebook and let Ebay find the right gift, based on your friends interests.

Tinder Takeover


TINDER has reached a total of 25 mio. users in 2015. This makes the platform very interested to marketing departments of companies. Here is a great example of how Amnesty International makes their use of TINDER for communication needs. “Tinder Takeover” has been named the winner of IAB Australia’s Creative Showcase 8.5.