Saturday, November 20, 2010

Thirty Thousand Miles Alone

Ultimate Solo Challenge: THE VELUX 5 OCEANS.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

The Design Palais is rocking

On the evening of September 30th the fourth VIENNA DESIGN WEEK has started off in the wonderfully lit Palais Liechtenstein with a grand opening Event, and was, hosted by H.O.M.E., an energetic kick-off for yet another 10 days in Vienna packed with design in all its facets. During the more formal part of the event, the three initiators of the festival, Tulga Beyerle, Thomas Geisler and Lilli Hollein aka the ‘Neigungsgruppe Design’ once more presented this year’s focal points of the festival and above all thanked all the many partners and sponsors that help make this growing international design festival possible year after year. Also the representatives of the principal partners of VIENNA DESIGN WEEK spoke in front of the large audience; Brigitte Jank, president of the Vienna Chamber of Commerce, Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, CEO of departure and Waltraud Wolf from the Vienna Tourist Board expressed all their best wishes for the festival 2010 and stressed not only the important role VIENNA DESIGN more


Monday, September 27, 2010


The aim of VIENNA DESIGN WEEK is to show and enable people to experience the many-faceted creative work in the fields of product, furniture and industrial design as well as experimental design.

After three successful festivals yet another exquisite and colourful programme of events will be awaiting the visitors this October. Design has been and is an important field in the production of culture: it shapes our material culture, our everyday life and our consumer world, it influences our lifestyles and fashions and most fundamentally our aesthetic sense and judgements. This wide-ranging impact is a reason both to celebrate design and to examine it critically, and VIENNA DESIGN WEEK has made both of these its mission.

Monday, September 20, 2010



FDC Young Designer Awards
Fashion Designers and Craft maker’s (FDC) Young Designer Award is launching its registration process for all creatively gifted young people. The award is open to young designers between the ages 9-25 years who can design and produce a flamboyant, cutting edge garment which will be showcased in a gala event; Registration takes place during September and October 2010. Young Designers can request an application form by emailing:

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Michael Mauer
AG  Porsche Design Chief

Sunday, July 11, 2010

The Fun Stuff We Do

Refitting this Water Side Flat
last summer, the theme was
Cape Cod meets West Coast.
Features Ralph Lauren Black Sands.
Bertram Harris is a visual residential
Designer on the
West Coast in California.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Changes are underway at Sohberts

Yes, there are changes ahead at the Gallery.
There was an ownership change in May 2010
that resulted in the store closing to make changes.

The addition of wine to the Gallery is a very,
long process but the new guard thinks it is a
well suited effort and has begun the paperwork
needed for the long task ahead . There will be
a name change, yet to be decided but will be
decided by one of the previous owners who
is still on board. Sohberts name was derived
from two names, Bert and his Daughter Sophia.

The name Sohberts will live on as the new
name of Harris's Design and Remodel business.

New partners include Intertie Systems,
Salaya LLC. other Colleagues in the
 Harris Remodel Camp.

The gallery will be reopening within 4 weeks.
 Look forward to seeing everyone again,

Monday, June 21, 2010

Play Me I'm Yours New York 2010

 “Play Me, I’m Yours” is an artwork by British artist Luke Jerram who has been touring the project globally since 2008.

From 9am-10pm each day, 60 pianos will be available to play across New York City. Presented by Sing for Hope they are located in public parks, streets and plazas the pianos will be available until 5th July for any member of the public to play and engage with

Friday, June 18, 2010

The Original New York, New York-

You can be the most artistically perfect performer in the world,
but an audience is like a broad — if you're indifferent, Endsville.
Frank Sinatra

As quoted in Moment of Grace:
The American City in the 1950s (2002) by Michael Johns

Michael Johns is Professor of Geography at the University of California, Berkeley

Monday, June 14, 2010

Union Square

Monday, June 7, 2010

She is coming to New York

The "soh" of  "sohberts", is off to New York again this Year.
She is off to Big City two days after her birthday
at the end of June.
This annual coast to coast trip began before she could talk.
After a brief break Daddy's little Princess is off again, to
explore and dream just like her Dad.
This months entries are dedicated to the bright lights and the
Big Dreams of everyone in New York.
Let's Here it for New York!

May Moon over New York, by Stephen Galleher at Trek Earth.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Indianapolis 500

Brazilian Helio Castraneves 2009 Winner.
The Indianapolis 500-Mile Race, also known as the Indianapolis 500, the Indy 500 or The 500, is an American automobile race, held annually over the Memorial Day weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana. The event lends its name to the IndyCar class, or formula, of open-wheel race cars that have competed in it.

The event, billed as The Greatest Spectacle in Racing, is one of the oldest, and considered one of the three most significant, motorsports events in the world. The official attendance is not disclosed by Speedway management, but the permanent seating capacity is more than 257,000 people, and infield seating that raises capacity further to an approximate 400,000.[1]

The 94th running of the race is scheduled for Sunday May 30, 2010.

Sunday, May 9, 2010


In early 2006, 12-year-old Joshua Littman, who has Asperger’s syndrome, interviewed his mother, Sarah, at StoryCorps. Their one-of-a-kind conversation covered everything from cockroaches to Sarah’s feelings about Joshua as a son.

Since 2003, over 50,000 people have shared life stories with family and friends through StoryCorps. Each conversation is recorded on a free CD to share, and is preserved at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. StoryCorps is one of the largest oral history projects of its kind, and millions listen to our broadcasts on public radio and the web. Read more…

Why Amish Businesses don't fail?

( -- Want to find America's most successful entrepreneurs? Skip Silicon Valley and Manhattan; head to the rural Amish enclaves.  "Everything about the Amish says things like 'rustic,' 'traditional,' 'handmade,' so they tend to play to those strengths"....Read and watch the video Why Amish businesses don't fail 
courtesy of Geoff Williams.
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Sunday, May 2, 2010

Farmer and sons walking in the face of a dust storm.
Destitute pea pickers in California. Mother of seven.
Age thirty-two. Nipomo, California 1936 Feb.

"Migrant Mother" is part of a landmark photo documentary project based in the U.S. Resettlement Administration, the Farm Security Administration (FSA), and later the Office of War Information (OWI). The most active years were 1935-1943, and the entire collection was transferred to the Library of Congress
in 1944.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Kentucky Derby May 1, 2010

Over its 136-year history, the Kentucky Derby has amassed dozens of traditions that Churchill Downs' employees, horsemen and millions of Derby fans worldwide hold dear.
From the iconic Twin Spires that overlook the track's famous homestretch to the potent mint juleps that infuse Derby Day with "spirit," traditions are an important part of the Derby experience.
Every year, the Kentucky Derby Nation of fans looks forward to observing these storied rituals leading up to the "Greatest Two Minutes in Sports."
source   photos by Dan Dry