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HEIDI VOGEL from GERMANY

Heidi was raised in Leipzig, where she studied photography and she currently shares her time between Leipzig and Berlin. She always carries her camera with her on her travels, and has captured an array of images that range from the historical moments she encountered while living in East Germany during the GDR (German Democratic Republic) to the quiet, contemplative scenes experienced while visiting the Thuringia Mountains in East Germany. According to Heidi, “Photography is my life and my biggest pleasure is taking pictures of nature. Here, you can find all kinds of colors and shapes in never ending combinations. My basic principle: Art is not what you include but what you exclude.”

We are pleased to present the photography of Heidi and Norbert Vogel, who share their inspiration and historic accounts of Germany through their art. If you would have the pleasure to meet them, you would find their warmth and friendliness are only surpassed by their unique photography.

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While visiting Heidi and Norbert Vogel in Germany we traveled Dessau to tour the Bauhaus Homes and School. As the lead architect, Walter Gropius’ intentions were to combine a private home with a place of work and the group stood for a “modern way of living”. This was realized in little more than six years from 1926 to 1932/33 and has become a monument to Bauhaus architecture. According to the Polish poet Tadeusz Pieper who visited the homes in 1927, “Their walls form a white light, surrounded by the green light of the lawns and trees. Flat roofs – a horizontal line – press them to the ground. Windows search for light where they can. Projections catch the shadows. Platforms and terraces deliver air and warmth. I saw the new architecture for the first time, not as an illustration, but in its entire inspiring existence.”

We are pleased to present the photography of Heidi and Norbert Vogel, who proudly share their inspiration and historic accounts of Germany through their art.

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BETTDECKEN!

Designing a bedroom space that is both aesthetically pleasing and comfortable is a challenging goal. The classic, clean lines of a down comforter and duvet in a basic color pattern can combine to create a design statement. However, comfort is also another factor. A suggestion offered from Germany, also found in Austria, Netherlands and Sweden, is fitting a double bed with two separate duvets vs. one large duvet or blanket.

People have descibed these options favorably, “My wife gets a thicker duvet, because she is always cold at night, and I get a lighter one because I am always hot”. And, “No more stealing the covers”. Many Germans also have summer and winter weight duvets. And if you are adventurous, consider the next step which is also common in Germany, no top sheet!

Why not give it a try…