SIMPLICITY IN DESIGN


IN SIMPLICITY WE FIND THE BEAUTY, BECAUSE THE EYE CAN REST! WHEN THE EYE IS ABLE TO REST, THE SOUL CAN REST!

KRIS SCHIRMER
2009/10/14





3/28/11

CHANGE

OF PLACE  ... CHANGE OR EXPLANATION OF MY BUSINESS NAME ...             

            MR UXN DESIGN


my dear lovers of art and design, architecture and interior design, life, love and happiness!


... today I need YOUR OPINION! 




as many of you know, we recently moved to san rafael, which exactly is located at the opposite end of the san francisco bay, where we used to live before. different time, different place, maybe time for a different BUSINESS NAME?

As i have realized, lots of people have a big problem with my business name 

MR UXN DESIGN

- many people pronounce it like the german word for ox = ochsn, which is not right, and many people just do not know what the "UXN" stands for; therefore they cannot put it into any context. 

so, now i am thinking about to CHANGING my business name to 

 
kris schirmer art+design 
or 
kris schirmer artNdesign.




i also could simplify MR UXN DESIGN to MUD, which would be so much easier to remember! ;) lol

or 

i could explain what UXN stands for. 

U = UNIQUE, UBIQUITOUS, UNSHACKLED
X = X-BALLANCE, X-HARMONY
N = NATURE, NONCHALANCE, NON-UNIFORMITY

thanks to you all taking a bit of your time to read this ... and hopefully you let me get to know what you think!  
 
i guess NOW everyBODY will remember the name  

MR UXN DESIGN

 

... with so much easiness, that i cannot go on vacation anymore ;) LOL 

DO I STILL HAVE TO CHANGE THE NAME?
;) KRIS

3/25/11

NUMBERS

... IN YOUR LIFE ;)




& THIS IS THE STORE YOU WILL GET THE GREATEST&LATEST&COOLEST HOUSE NUMBERS EVER! 






 http://www.modernhousenumbers.com

Feng Shui of House Numbers
http://fengshui.about.com/od/usesoffengshui/qt/feng-shui-house-numbers.htm

 

Feng Shui Kua Number - What is a Kua Number?
http://fengshui.about.com/od/mainconcepts/qt/fengshuikua.htm

 

 

 

HAPPY KUA DAY! 
LOVE KRIS

3/17/11

TRANSFORMATION

KIRSCHBLÜTEN = HANAMI = CHERRY BLOSSOMS

























Directed and written by Doris Doerrie
2008, 127 minutes

This is one of the most moving film i have seen in last couple of months! 

How often do we take our parents for granted, think they live forever, and find out later in life, or even after they died, how we miss them, how we loved them.  this film is also about the beauty of discovering the meaning of life and death.





Doris Dörrie (born 26 May 1955, Hannover) is a German film director, producer and author.

... her life before she started out in the film business ... Doris Dörrie completed her secondary education ("Abitur") at a humanist Gymnasium. In 1973 she began a two-year attendance in film studies, in the drama department of the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. She then studied at the New School of Social Research in New York. She worked odd jobs in cafés and as film presenter in New York's Goethe House.
In 1975, back in Germany, she began to study at the University of Television and Film Munich, and wrote film reviews for the Süddeutsche Zeitung, where she was also assistant editor. Subsequently Dörrie worked as a volunteer for various television stations, and filmed short documentaries. Her numerous works of fiction, unlike her films, were greeted with a mixed reception. 




MUNICH, GERMANY - MARCH 06: (L-R) Director Doris Doerrie, actress Hannelore Elsner and actor Elmar Wepper attend the 'Kirschblueten Hanami' premiere on March 6, 2008 in Munich, Germany. The movie of Doris Doerrie was part of the 2008 Berlin Film Fest Berlinale.

 
Review by Susan Meehan

“Cherry Blossoms: Hanami” is a beautiful life-affirming and enhancing film inspired by Yasujiro Ozu’s “Tokyo Story.” The series of stunning shots of the Bavarian landscape, early on in the film, could have come straight from a German tourist board film.
Rudi (Elmar Wepper), according to his wife Trudi (Hannelore Elsner), has no sense of adventure and is a man of routine. He’s done the same job for 30-some years, commuted on the same train and maintained the same lunch routine, living within his comfort zone in a beautiful Bavarian town. Discovering she is terminally ill, and keeping this information secret, Trudi persuades him to embark with her on a trip to Berlin to visit their daughter and son.
Rudi and Trudi’s children have little time for their parents and wonder why they’re visiting them, in fact.  It is their partners who show the greater kindness and empathy, confirming the adage from “Tokyo Story” – “As long as life goes on, relationships between parents and children will bring boundless joy and endless grief.” In a poignant scene, Rudi admits that he doesn’t know his children anymore despite remembering them so well as kids.
The couple decide to continue their holiday in a Black Sea resort where Trudi unexpectedly dies in her sleep. A grief-stricken Rudi embarks on a visit to Tokyo to visit their other son, Karl (Maximillian Brueckner), in honour of Trudi who never got to see her cherished Mount Fuji and who loved butoh dancing.
Rudi’s escapades in Tokyo echo those of Scarlett Johansson and Bill Murray in Sofia Coppola’s “Lost in Translation.” Left largely to himself by workaholic Karl, Rudi begins to explore Tokyo alone, often encountering the seedier side of life in the way of snack bars and “soaplands.”
Finding an empathetic friend in Yu (Aya Irizuki), a teenage butoh dancer, Rudi is able to talk to her about Trudi. The blossoming of the friendship culminates in a trip to Mount Fuji to see the sometimes elusive mountain, beloved of Trudi.

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 FOUND AT THE JAPAN SOCIETY - FILM
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if you liked this film, you might like the following ones as well ;) 
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a very interesting view on life and death as well ... by Deepak Chopra



thanks to all of you who give us more insight in what's life about ... wonderful inspiration!  we can give it to each other, every day we live here, on this planet, on the way to another stage of  being. ;) 

love and hugs 



kris

3/11/11

DISCOVERIES ...

ONE OF THE LATEST + GREATEST! 

TEATIME WITH YOUR BEST GIRLFRIENDS! 


INDIVIDUAL INVITATIONS 
SMALL AND SWEET PIECES OF ART 
FOR PEOPLE WITH STYLE & HUMOR!
by CLAUDIA OLIVOS
 
YOU LL FIND THIS AND MANY OTHER SWEET CARDS


 

I PERSONALLY DO NOT LIKE EVITE INVITATIONS, BECAUSE THERE IS TOO MUCH OF COMPUTER WORK IN MY LIFE ALREADY! WHAT ABOUT YOU?

I D LOVE TO GET A REALLY COOL INVITATION FOR A COME TOGETHER FOR A CUP OF COFFEE LIKE THAT ONE! WHO WOULDN'T? ;) SEND ME ONE!

Her paintings have been featured in several publications including on the cover of Coming Home by J. Pizarro, and on the cover of the CD, Octaves Beyond Silence featuring Eve Ensler and Indigo Girls, a CD made to benefit women survivors of violence in Rwanda, Bosnia & Afghanistan, and a book of Latin American Poetry (2007).

She has been involved in the local art community with various projects varying from working with youth at risk to teaching at the Smithsonian Institution Resident Associates Program, leading workshops in the community, to painting backdrops for scenery for Teatro de La Luna. Claudia Olivos currently teaches at The Art League School in Alexandria, and is faculty at the Art Institute of Washington. She regularly donates the use of her work for causes she believes in such as Alianza Latina in New York , and NHLi.

Claudia resides in Arlington, Virginia with her son Julian and her partner/husband, painter Sergio OlivosM. She is a full time artist, working with drawing, painting and collage/assemblage.

... AND ONE OTHER SIDE OF HER ART ... "LOTUS"


OIL ON CANVAS

Please visit

www.OlivosARTstudio.blogspot.com
www.OlivosARTstudio.com
www.ClaudiaOlivos.com
www.SergiOlivosM.com
www.Flickr.com/OlivosARTstudio
www.twitter.com/olivosartstudio
 
claudia,

thanks for giving the world something to smile, to think and to feel! 

i wish you all a VERY INSPIRED WEEKEND & ENJOY YOUR LIFE!
HUGS N LOVE


KRIS 
[the one with the hat!]



3/1/11

PHOTO ART


 "HIDDEN CONVERSATION"
by kris schirmer  













LOVE, POWERFUL ENERGY & HAPPINESS 4 UR HEART



























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IN THE CASE you have lost your heart to one of my 
photographs,
paintings or any other piece of art you see on my website
mr uxn design or here on my BLOG, just email me for pricing and further information. 
 
kris.schirmer@mr-uxn.com

may you have a joyful trip through your life!
yours kris


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 more of my photographic art work:
http://www.fotocommunity.com/pc/account/myprofile/460080

 























ciao  XOX 
LOVE N HUGS   
KRIS

Photos: kristina schirmer

Reproduction of these images is prohibited by copyright laws and international conventions without the express written permission of the copyright holder. 

© 2010 mr uxn design - kristina schirmer. All rights reserved.

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