I don’t know about you, but I absolutely loved the recent contributions from you all. So much so, that I think you should do it again. Maybe we’ll even get one from Heather. Who’s up next?
Here’s another take on local: local is different wherever you are. There’s a big trend for all things Americana going on, it even seems to be happening in Japan. Though if you’re taking the European perspective, it’s less so, even though we import a lot of fashion from the US and therefore are not immune to the influence. So, think of the following topics as an exercise on local from the other side of the world:
Zurich just got awarded ‘most livable city’ again by Monocle magazine and they produced a short film on the city that I like as much as I like the city I know and love:
On a design note. Zurich is famous for its graphic design, and art of course. One of the most important design museums in the world is the one in Zurich.
Check out this selection of cool posters by Muller-Brockmann…
The local business scene has changed quite a bit, but some places have had staying power, among them two cool restaurants/bars/cafes. One designed by Diego Giacometti (brother of famous artist Alberto G.) and the other Odeon, where the DaDa artists would hang out in the early nineteen hundreds…
Among the city’s highlights are Le Corbusier’s last house. A wonderfully different structure commissioned by Heidi Weber and completed in the 60s. It sits in a park-like setting on the banks of lake Zurich: