10 Reasons Why Switzerland Engages With The United Nations explores the core reasons Switzerland decided to refine its stance towards the UN and become an integral part of its policy and decision making processes.
In the past decade, Béhar has become one of the most acclaimed and sought after names in contemporary design. He wields an award winning design proficiency that spans the gamut: furniture, fashion,graphics, packaging, environments, strategy… So we imagined he’s put some thought into the art of living well—that’s why we asked him to list 5 innovations he couldn’t live without.
True, it hasn’t been breaking news lately, but Zurich based ad-guru and wine connoisseur, Ernst Meier, wants you to know that Swiss wine culture is alive and well.
How much do you love Switzerland? Let us count the ways… Created for ThinkSwiss by featurezoo
We just completed three new promotional spots for the ThinkSwiss Scholarship program. They feature two former recipients of the scholarship and in keeping with the student budget aesthetic, we used skype to interview both Ryan Luke Johns and Hilary Landfried.
Tom Kundig’s structures resemble haiku: brief in their economy, utilizing the minimum and most immediate of materials to invoke resonance; they have zen capabilities—they bend in the wind, glisten (and rust) in the rain, illuminate with the snow…
A paean to The Residence at the Swiss Embassy in Washington D.C. designed by Steven Holl and Justin Rüssli. Created for ThinkSwiss.
Helvetica Bold spent an afternoon with Wassmann, rummaging through his design philosophies, “I always do drawings for myself or write little manifestos that are not for publication but lead to something I try to share or have in my office culture—“
We thought we’d come up with a manifesto of sorts that reflect Christian Wassmann’s sense of place.
Last year Martin Vosseler and a crew of four other Swiss adventurers made a historic crossing of the Atlantic aboard Sun21—a solar powered catamaran. This year Vosseler, a doctor by vocation, decided to take his message of solar power and energy renewal—on foot.
In 1966 The White House put out an open call for a Chef. Haller (indifferent to the excitement surrounding this) actually told his wife, ‘Well, if they want me, they can call me.” He actually did receive a call from Lady Bird Johnson, the nation’s First Lady at the time. And he did get excited when he was invited to tour the White House and its kitchens. On January 20 1966, Haller officially became the Executive Chef of the White House. He served under five presidents in a period spanning twenty-two years.
Thabo Sefolosha, NBA rising star is not your typical NBA rising star. He’s part Swiss and part South African: born on Lake Geneva, raised in Montreux; lived in five countries, fluent in three languages, plays a mean shooting guard for the NBA, reads Paul Auster, listens to Method Man… He’s 23 and for Switzerland, a ...
Over the course of three years, Geneva based photographer, Christian Lutz travelled with the Swiss diplomatic corp in an official capacity. His own ambiguous relationship to power (“part attraction, part repulsion”) reflected through the camera lens captured a dimension of diplomacy he calls “political theater”. The result is PROTOKOLL, a handsome pictorial study of authority, power and hierarchal systems…
Fondue is probably the national dish most associated with Switzerland and the easiest to provoke the ire of any Swiss gastronome— given the wrong context. We talked to our favorite culinary expert, Adrian Iten, about things fondue—and in turn got a breakdown of Swiss culture via its most famous dish…
“…Zen students practice with their bow until it shoots on its own. Similar to them are monks and ballerinas and sometimes a special kind of skier…”
For almost thirty years, Fogal, Switzerland’s premier hosiery and lingerie luxury brand, has been in the habit of commissioning custom shopping bags from rising and established art world denizen…
Zurich’s best kept secret is its diversity. Like any other major European city, it is the crossroads, melting pot, meeting grounds for a plethora of world-travelers, nomads, emigrés, immigrants, bohemians, dissidents… Nowhere is this more apparent than Zurich Horn, the very tip of the City that juts out into the Lake. This riviera culture is ...
Toujours Toi Family Affairs presented it’s Winter 2010-11 Collection at the Swiss Institute, New York, during Fashion Week. Helvetica Bold was on hand to capture it.
Fiji, a Bern based electro-pop outfit is an unexpected delight: catchy synth riffs, warm then glacial textures complexifying; a generous sense of play coupled with a haunting sense of drama. Downright sensual. Whiffs of Blondie, Les Rita Mitsouko, Goldfrapp hover– but always culminating in a musical bouquet all their own.
Zurich’s industrial zone, Zurich West is fast becoming Zurich’s cultural Mecca: artists, architects, club owners, designers, immigrants, students—and whatever falls in between are lured to this seedier part of town by affordable rents, enormous loft spaces, club culture…
A quick peek at our last conversation with award-winning photographer, Christian Lutz. Lutz’s fascination with the invisible machinations of powers have taken him from the discreet, subtle worlds of diplomacy—to the inner workings of a Senegalese religious brotherhood—and now to the Niger Delta, the heart of the violence that surrounds the Nigerian oil industry.
“… from the bold funk/soul impact of the opening title track (remixed at the end as the percussive section of an escola de samba) to the joyful calypso chorus of Me Fe Tan Pliji to the refined jazz atmosphere of Where is Home…”
Dada, Carl Jung, robots, big data, urban systems, typefaces and beyond—Zurich Meets New York, A Festival of Swiss Ingenuity highlights visionary movements and ideas born in Zurich, and their impact on American culture. With almost 100 years of Dada, Zurich now takes the spotlight, and celebrates its role as a 21st-century hub for artistic and scientific innovation.
Endlich gibt es das multifunktionale T-Shirt, welches beim Public Viewing punktet und an der Afterpar+y gefeiert wird. Die coolen WM-T’Shirts gibt es jetzt in zwei Farben und mit den passenden Statement.
ThinkSwiss Exchange Program as not only an excellent career steering choice, but also a gateway to becoming a ‘global citizen’.