Our friend, partner and BD member Heinz «HeiWid» Widmer
(4th of April 1967 – 1st of June 2012)
passed away – suffering from cancer.
A great loss of a great personality. In his own words a «Star on 45».
It still feels unreal and it is hard to find the words.
We keep him, his contagious laugh and humour in our hearts.
«A strange thing happened to me in my dream. I was rapt into the Seventh Heaven. There sat all the gods assembled. As a special dispensation I was granted the favor to have one wish. «Do you wish for youth,» said Mercury, «or for beauty, or power, or a long life; or do you wish for the most beautiful woman, or any other of the many fine things we have in our treasure trove? Choose, but only one thing!» For a moment I was at a loss. Then I addressed the gods in this wise: «Most honorable contemporaries, I choose one thing — that I may always have the laughs on my side.» Not one god made answer, but all began to laugh. From this I concluded that my wish had been granted and thought that the gods knew how to express themselves with good taste: for it would surely have been inappropriate to answer gravely: your wish has been granted.»
― Søren Kierkegaard
Great chance to shop a handpicked selection of Büro Destruct “Out Of Print” posters, rare gadgets and Bärni Bär kids accessoires: Bern famous fashion concept store «Kitchener» invites to the «Gran Mercado» featuring shops by:
«Anita Moser» (Shoes), «Atelier CHP» (Objects), «Becksöndergaard» (Collection Sale), «Bedovelo» (Custom Bicycles), «Bottoni Porzellan» (Porcelain), Büro Destruct (Posters & Gadgets) & «Bärni Bär» (Kids Accessoires), «Daucher» (Stationery), «Gabor Herczeg» (Custom Bicycles), «Gelateria di Berna» (Ice Cream), «Hausgarten», «Hiob Brockenstube Breitenrain» (Second Hand), «il était une fois…» (Backpacks), «Le Boudoir Sandra Lemp» (Lingerie), «Schnouse à discrétion» (Sweets), «The holy goat» (Goat Cheese), «Kitchener» (Bicycles Accessoires)…
Saturday 9th of June from 10AM – 5PM at Kitchener, Aarbergerhof, Bern.
Our japanese friend and gadget artist Ryota Kuwakubo is currently setting up his installation «The Tenth Sentiment» for the exhibition at Gallery Lucy Mackintosh, Avenue des Acacias 7, 1006 Lausanne, Switzerland. Opening: 27th of October. Exhibition from 28th October – 26th of November 2011. The installation got the Excellence Prize, Art Division, Japan Media Arts Festival 2010 and we had the luck to see it in Tokyo last year. Highly recommended!