Zurich picture moments


myfriendfromzurich wishes you all a happy and sunny weekend! Got out and explore – if you need inspiration for sunny places, have a look here.


Ikou Tschüss Pop-up store

The Zurich based label Ikou Tschüss, known for its colorful crochet trimmed silk scarves, invited other local designers for a pop-up exhibition at their shop.

On display are the young Swiss label Oh Johnny Jewelery, colorful plastic stools by London-based designer Martino Gamper in an installation by curator Aleksandra Gusic, indie-spirited mobiles by Swiss hockey Defence-man Tim Ramholt, delicate bangles and rings by Jules et Chili and powerful pottery by Swiss-Japanese artist Natalie Meister.

Until November 8, Ankerstrasse 25


Winterthur Short Film Festival

Kurzfilmtage Winterthur

 (picture: Kurzfilmtage)

It’s November – that means it’s time for the Winterthur Short Film Festival again! The festival wins you over with a friendly and cozy atmosphere and its program has an excellent reputation among filmmakers, the industry and audiences alike.

Starting from today, the festival offers films of all genres, by young and established film makers from all over the world. Don’t miss the side events: from master classes to industry meet-ups and parties – there’s much going on in Winterthur the next few days!



Zurich picture moments

A beautiful view over town with the Albiskette and lake Zurich in the background, the University of Zurich and Swiss Federal Insitute of Technology (ETH) main buildings and many different University Hospital buildings in the foreground.

The yellow building with the round tower is Zurich’s old Swiss National observatory. The new one is the Urania Sternwarte, which offers guided tours.

How can one not be in love with this town when looking at this?


Event Tip: Park(ing) Day 2014

Park(ing) day is an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks.

The environmental organisation umverkehR is bringing it to Zurich to campaign for more green areas within town: on Friday 19 September parking spaces around Bullingerplatz are converted into stages, bars or restaurants. The Mobile Küche is cooking delicious vegetarian dishes, The Well are playing and you’re welcome to enjoy both on – of course – parking spaces!

Check out the website of umverkehR on Friday 19th to find out which spots exactly you should be looking for on Friday evening after 7pm.

You’re still not convinced? Look at these pictures of former parking days around the world and you will be!