Thursday, April 17, 2014

It Was All that We Had

Melek and Nûr on their new Rainbow Storage Tower.

Among the many enjoyable things we see while strolling in the huge halls of the Salone del Mobile -besides, of course, the great commercial offerings- there are furniture-related quotes. These can cheer us up and give us a deeper thought, or they may call for a smile, and a smile truly helps to forget the fatigue.



We Frogs are very much interested in the psychological aspect of the house, which shows the soul of a person much clearly than her clothes, car or words. The house, like the voice, is almost impossible to mask, so we hope you agree with us when we say that a house has a great symbolical meaning. It is much easier to understand a person once you have seen her dwellings.

A house speaks, and when we are confused or undergoing changes, by looking at our own house, we can get directions.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

I Recycle, You Recycle



Melek and Nûr went to Palazzo Isimbardi to try Righe, a new outdoor furniture, and loved it.

We Frogs are old enough to remember times when recycling did not exist, for the simple reason that there was nothing to recycle. Nobody had more than a few objects, all made out of natural materials.

Food was sold in paper bags, and everybody touched it with their hands: vendors and customers alike. There were no electronic devices nor imported cheapo mass produced stuff. A telephone was rooted into a house, it did not walk around with a person. Of course, it was another world.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Water, Fire and Words with a Meaning.



Melek and Nûr at Bikkembergs store, Milan. The store exhibited Teuco's *Seaside* bathtub, designed by Giovanna Talocci.

Yes, we had a really interesting conversation with a staff member of Teuco at the *Salone Bagno* (the International Bathroom Exhibition) about their new technology *Hydroline*. It is always rewarding to meet with people who really know what they are talking about. Unfortunately this is not always the case... but we Frogs have luck, or perhaps it is our Sufi attitude, attracting people with an equal heart.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Salone del Mobile
(Milan Furniture Fair) 2014

Well, Milan, that was fun!
Sure, it was, but now we want to digest it all...

While the Cartoonist is organizing the material gathered in Milan, Melek and Nûr will tell you a few things about the International Furniture Fair -also called "il Salone" or "i Saloni"- that closed its doors yesterday, Sunday, April the 13th.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Journey to Italy / Italienische Reise

Frogs and Zebras visit Alberobello, Apulia, a region neglected by Rossellini and Goethe alike.

Friday, April 11, 2014

End-of-Winter' Song 3/3

It might be fun to put colours on the Froggies!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

621d

High skies, deep seas, and Art as our religion!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

621c

We frogs are your winged friends with vision...

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

621b

They appear onstage as colours of the rainbow...

Monday, April 7, 2014

621a

And love and anger and envy and emulation...

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Zebra Meets Zebra

On the west side of the Circumference of Life, Zebra meets herself. And she is pleased.
In the background: Map of Italy, The Gallery of Maps, Ignazio Danti (1536-1586), Vatican Museums, Vatican City.

Friday, April 4, 2014

End-of-Winter' Song 2/3

It might be fun to put colours on the Froggies!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

620d

This life: a play in a summer afternoon!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

620c

Each of us is with God on honeymoon...

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

620b

As for where are our flowers gone, they come back when we sing...

Monday, March 31, 2014

620a

So if perhaps there is no answer in the wind...

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Chess Game

Frog and Zebra play Chess in Samarkand.

Friday, March 28, 2014

End-of-Winter' Song 1/3

It might be fun to put colours on the Froggies!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

619d

A sailing ship in Spring: we are heading to the Sun!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

619c

Salam Bhao Zwan! The sea is full of Islam...

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

619b

A winter caravan of clouds: we are on the Road again!

Monday, March 24, 2014

619a

Sat Nam Darfish! The sky is full of Zen...

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Frog Studies Escher

Frog going through a book of drawings by M. C. Escher.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Love Is in the Waters

Let's add some colours to the Froggies!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

618d

I am a Darfish!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

618c

What have you done all these years?
Just sufing around. And you?

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

618b

Nûr! Oh Nûr!!
Do you remember me?!!!?
We sung! We swam!!
Into the green green sea!!!
You were a tadpole:
the loveliest in the pond...

Monday, March 17, 2014

618a

Oh! Nûr...

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Trevi Drink 2

Zebras drink the Trevi Water which makes their ears more shiny and orange.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Trevi Drink 1

A flock of Sea Zebras visit the Trevi Fountain in Rome, Italy. Two Frogs welcome them cheerfully.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Hangover

Let's add some colours to the Froggies!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

617c

Peace and Love and Flower Power: this was our world...

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

617b

Fidel, Cienfuegos, Guevara: now "Los Barbudos" (the Bearded ones) are the Mullahs...

Monday, March 10, 2014

617a

Once upon a time a beard to us meant freedom and hope...

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Roshambo Race

Frog! Rock!! Zebra!!!
Zebra beats Frog; Frog beats Rock; Rock beats Zebra.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Freedom for the Rainbow

Let's add some colours to the Froggies!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

616d

And that, Reproduction aside, there are seven Colours between the Black and the White!

An interesting theory about sexuality on Planet Earth is found in *Slaughterhouse-Five* a 1969 Science fiction novel by American writer Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007).

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

616c

Homosexuality shows that being male or female is just a mask we wear...

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

616b

This is why Religions treat Homosexuality in such a harsh way...

Monday, March 3, 2014

616a

Duality is fine. Fixed roles are not...

Sunday, March 2, 2014

To Bear or Not to Bear?

A fresh look to an old doubt...

Friday, February 28, 2014

Frogs Without Barbers

Let's add some colours to the Froggies!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

615d

Amphibia know how to enjoy duality!

It is Carnival Time here in the Italian-speaking side of Switzerland, where every town and village has its own celebration. The most famous of all Carnivals happens in the city of Bellinzona- and is known as "Rabadan". Happy Rabadan!! It's a Frogs' Carnival!!!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

615c

So, why are you Frogs still interested in that religion?!?

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

615b

We have two hands, thus one must be superior. We are two sexes, thus one must be superior...

Monday, February 24, 2014

615a

Logical versus illogical. Rational versus irrational. Yes: Bearded monotheism...

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Friday, February 21, 2014

Oh! Chocolate...

Let's add some colours to the Froggies!