“J’aurais voulu être un artiste / Pour avoir le monde à refaire / Pour pouvoir être un anarchiste / Et vivre comme un millionnaire!”

Michel Houellebecq: Karte und Gebiet

Peter Aldag - May.13.2011 · 0 Kommentare

Michel Houellebecq, Enfant terrible der Literaturszene, hat das Buch geschrieben, das niemand erwartet hätte. ›Karte und Gebiet‹ ist ein großer Wurf: ein doppelbödiges, selbstironisches Vexierspiel, ein gewichtiger Roman, der zugleich wie schwerelos wirkt. Houellebecq erweist sich darin als begnadeter Erzähler, der alle Spekulationen ins Leere laufen lässt. Jed Martin ist Künstler. In seinen ersten Arbeiten stellt er Straßenkarten und Satellitenbilder gegenüber, zum Durchbruch verhelfen ihm jedoch Porträts. Einer der Porträtierten: »Michel Houellebecq, Schriftsteller«. Doch dann geschieht ein grausames Verbrechen: ein Doppelmord, verübt auf so bestialische Weise, dass selbst die hartgesottenen Einsatzkräfte schockiert sind. Die Kunst, das Geld, die Arbeit. Die Liebe, das Leben, der Tod: Davon handelt dieser altmeisterliche Roman, der auch hierzulande bereits als literarische Sensation gefeiert wird. Michel Houellebecqs neustes Werk ist ein vollendeter Geniestreich von überraschender Zartheit. Der einstige Agent provocateur erscheint darin gereift und auf so humorvolle Weise melancholisch wie nie. TheFrogfisher’s Empfehlung: Lesen! Kaufen z.B. hier direkt bei Dumont.


One&Only Reethi Rah is just 35km (22 miles) from the airport at Male’, the capital of the Maldives. A 50-minute luxury launch aboard the One&Only yacht brings guests directly to the resort located on one of the largest islands in North Male’ Atoll.

The One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives

Birgit Speer - Jan.26.2011 · 0 Kommentare


Surrounded by the wonders of the crystal blue ocean, this superb all-villa resort offers an unrivalled level of style, choice and personalized exploration. Sleek and spectacular, with unprecedented privacy, One&Only Reethi Rah inspires extraordinary journeys for the soul. Set on one of the largest islands in North Male’ Atoll, adorned with endless white sand coves and turquoise bays, all villas enjoy beautiful ocean views and direct access to the lagoon. One&Only Reethi Rah offers the ultimate holiday experience to those seeking the pinnacle of tropical luxury. Nowhere else in the Maldives is there a resort with this much space and exclusivity.

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Nobu Restaurant in the Spectacular Atlantis Resort on Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah

Superb Interior Design

Peter Aldag - Jan.17.2011 · 2 Kommentare

Nobu Dubai was an evolution of many of the concepts Rockwell Group developed for the flagship Nobu Fifty Seven in New York, such as the emphasis on craftsmanship, natural materials and storytelling. The textures and materials in this particular location were chosen to reflect the finely crafted cuisine and Nobu’s roots in the Japanese countryside, while also celebrating the Dubai beachfront context. To anchor the restaurant in its location, Rockwell Group surrounded the restaurant walls and ceilings with large hand-woven curvilinear abaca panels to evoke an environment submerged under an ocean wave, and added accents of traditional Middle Eastern vernacular architecture such as hand-wrought iron columns of flowers, leaves and buds.

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Blue Corner Coco Huts Bar & Restaurant, Benaulim, Goa, India.

Zero Star Deluxe

Peter Aldag - Dec.21.2010 · 0 Kommentare

Blue Corner, Benaulim Beach, Goa, India6

Blue Corner is a bar & restaurant with 12 coco huts. Perfectly located directly on benaulim beach with its colourful population of indian fishermen, cows, dogs and mostly indian visitors. It is a great and honest zero star establishment with personal deluxe service, fantastic staff and a excellent tandoori cuisine. Read on to view the photo gallery. See more Corporate Images. read complete article…

The reason for the attention is the fun design by the Manhattan-based nemaworkshop, a team of designers and architects that has created numerous cool retail and hospitality concepts.

presto, presto! New D’Espresso in New York

Andreas Schweickhardt - Oct.19.2010 · 1 Kommentar


Very nice article from TheCoolhunter: The new D’Espresso on Madison Avenue (at 42nd) in New York has received more media attention than is generally awarded to a tiny coffee shop in this world of millions of new coffee shops. he reason for the attention is the fun design by the Manhattan-based nemaworkshop, a team of designers and architects that has created numerous cool retail and hospitality concepts. Founder Anurag Nema took the idea of a coffee shop that looks like a library – giving a nod to the nearby New York Public Library’s Bryant park branch – and turned it on its side. read complete article…