Wednesday, April 30, 2014


This patched religious garment, coloured like the rose, I will burn:

Tuesday, April 29, 2014


Perhaps I will follow the good advice of the Persian Poet Hafez of Shiraz:

Monday, April 28, 2014


Art as your religion?!? What about Sufism, then?

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Save the Frogs!

Today, April 26, is the 6th Annual Save the Frogs Day.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Regular Strip Resumes on Monday :-)

Our regular strip will resume on Monday, April 28th, إن شاء الله

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Indoor Tangram

Very bad weather... Happy Easter, anyway! :-)

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


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

Wednesday, April 9, 2014


We frogs are your winged friends with vision...

Tuesday, April 8, 2014


They appear onstage as colours of the rainbow...

Monday, April 7, 2014


And love and anger and envy and emulation...

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Zebra Meets Zebra

On the western 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


This life: a play in a summer afternoon!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014


Each of us is with God on honeymoon...

Tuesday, April 1, 2014


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