Entries by Kate Bingisser

an evening at baselworld

Last Friday afternoon Martin and I hopped on a train to Basel for a trip to the Baselworld watch fair. Martin’s new sponsor, Maurice Lacroix, had invited us to attend several events announcing their new line and celebrating their recent design sponsorship with Wallpaper* magazine. Since the events didn’t start until 5:00pm we took advantage […]

adventure, asset, annoyance

As I settle in to life in Zürich I thought it might be a fun to start a blog series about the little things here that are different from my former life in Seattle. So far, I’ve found new favorites and frustrations, but nothing that I cannot learn to appreciate, or at least adjust to, […]

on routine

I thrive on a good routine. Some of my best times are when I’m busiest and I always get more done when my daily schedule is full. For the last few years, I’ve struggled with my routine. Once I finished work at Zango in April 2009, the monotony of continued job searching really set in […]

ticino weekend

Last Friday evening Martin and I drove with several of his hammer throwing friends down to Tenero, a small town on Lago Maggiore in Ticino (Italian-speaking Switzerland). Tenero is home to one of Switzerland’s national sports training centers, the Centro Sportivo Tenero, which was hosting a small hammer-throwing conference sponsored by the Swiss Federation. I […]

crami church

Last week we received this letter inviting us to an evening meeting for all newcomers to the Cramerstrasse SDA Church (informally known as “Crami Church”). The plan was for several hours meeting other new attendees and an opportunity to learn more about how the church and how its many committees function. So, on Monday evening, […]

americana in switzerland

I came across this cute wrapping paper while browsing the stationery section at Globus, a department stores on the Bahnofstrasse, the other day. I thought the juxtaposition of the paper display–gnomes and little Indian chiefs was a little odd, but mostly I wondered: Is this paper sold in the US? I’ve already seen a couple […]