PubliBike: the story continues

Not long ago we were given the opportunity to offer 20 of our coolbranders a SwissPass abo so that they can test the bike sharing service PubliBike for three months. We have already informed those who were selected by e-mail. If you didn’t get an e-mail from us but would like to discover PubliBike, too, … more »


Christmas Calendar: Beauty Give Away

So, what’s behind the third little door today? If you have not clicked on our xMas calendar yet, hurry! We have put in one Special Edition Kérastase Elixir Ultime by Jade Jagger for you. Jade Jagger and Kérastase have combined forces to bring you a one of a kind, versatile beautifying treatment. Elixir Ultime is … more »


Clarisonic, the little brush that makes skin beautiful

With a beauty routine of only 60 seconds daily to a more beautiful skin! That is the promise of iconic high-tech brand Clarisonic that EVERYBODY is talking about. Now, Clarisonic is also available in Switzerland! Originally developed for skincare professionals to use in treatment, Clarisonic quickly became the N°1 cleansing brush recommended by leading dermatologists, … more »


Logitech Z50 multimedia speaker: so small but so powerful!

The Logitech Z50 multimedia speaker offers a great sound experience for such a small, smart, sexy little gadget! I have recently tested the one in pink for myself and honestly love it! The volume and quality of sound it produces is outstanding. It runs at a 10W peak and is very easy to connect to … more »


KOR Water: clever bottle design for going easy on the environment

Some time ago one of the girls in our coolbrander community drew my attention to this company – KOR Water – saying that she loved the idea behind it and the cute bottles they produce. I am always happy to receive feedback from members of our community about stuff that they find cool. So I … more »

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Showroom Edelweiss: blogger photo shoot Swiss fashion design

A couple of days ago Edelweiss Magazine invited bloggers from Suisse Romande to come to the showroom for a style lab and discover creations from selected Swiss designers. When I got the e-mail I was totally excited to be given this opportunity! Even more so because I wouldn’t be alone! Morgane from TheBlondieDiary would come … more »


Flik Flak: Funny Hours 2013

Flik Flak Over the Rainbow Grown-ups claim there are seven colors in the rainbow – Flik Flak has other ideas. The new Flik Flak Cute Size Collection uses inspiring, vibrant plastic to create exciting visual ‘theme parks’ for the youngest newcomers to Swiss time-telling to explore. This new collection is the watch equivalent of the … more »


ePure by Swissvoice: “recommended, but only for iPhone users”, says Tom

For the purposes of this test, I reviewed the ePure corded model (model CH-01) from Swissvoice, a company which has been active since 1893. The CH-01 has a very elegant looking design and draws admiring glances from all who see it. I already have a home telephone so I didn’t want it also in my … more »


Show them some love: New Online-Shop Patrizia’s Love

Not long ago, we spotted a newcomer on Instagram and just knew that this is going to delight our followers: the new web store Here you will find a vast selection of original and affordable fashion jewellery. The story of Patrizia’s Love starts with – as the name indicates – Patrizia’s love for jewellery. … more »


Samsung News: Usain Bolt Joins Forces with Samsung

The world’s fastest man and the Samsung NX300 camera bring speed and power to your photos! Samsung Electronics today announced a new partnership with athletics superstar Usain Bolt, coinciding with the UK availability of the NX300 in the UK. Renowned for his extreme focus and speed, Usain Bolt is the perfect champion for the NX300 … more »


Absolut Vodka Blank: a Limited Edition designed by legendary street-slash-fine artist Dave Kinsey

In 2011, The Absolut Company launched a global creative movement featuring top artists from around the world known as ABSOLUT BLANK. Today it announces the launch of a new limited edition designed by one of the key artists featured in ABSOLUT BLANK, Dave Kinsey. The flower-inspired ABSOLUT VODKA BLANK EDITION by Dave Kinsey will be … more »


Label Ecriture: very tastefully designed writing instruments with a luxury feel

I recently received a thank you letter from an old gentleman of my acquaintance for some photographic work hat I did for him. Although his eyesight is failing, he took the time to pen me a beautiful letter which I have saved in my bureau. When was the last time any of us saved a … more »


Freitag: We’re so 2003

We admit it – we don’t know much about fashion, but we do know something about cycles. We know that everything that was once cool will come back into style someday. The year 2003 might not fit into this category yet, but we’re already celebrating it with all its not-yet-retro-cool moments. After all, FREITAG is … more »


Product Launch: Samsung Introduces the GALAXY S4

GALAXY S 4 gets you closer to what matters in life, bringing your world together! Samsung Electronics announced today the fourth generation GALAXY S, the GALAXY S 4, designed to get you closer to what matters in life and bring your world together. Understanding what matters most to us in our lives, the Samsung GALAXY … more »


Samsung: Introducing the Galaxy Note 8.0, a new era of portability and everyday productivity

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced the launch of the 8 inch tablet, the GALAXY Note 8.0; a new era of intelligent Note technology set to re-ignite the mid-size tablet category that Samsung established in 2010. Providing unrivalled multimedia performance within a compact one-hand-grip screen, … more »


Freitag says size doesn’t matter and launches the F29 sleeve for iPad mini

For us, it’s really not a question of size. FREITAG has the right fit for everything – as long as it comes from Cupertino – from the really small (iPhones) to the really big (iPad 1) and now for something somewhere in the middle. Just because we’re not picky doesn’t mean we don’t give it … more »

Lift-Discussion with Venkatesh Rao, Noah Raford and Konstantina Zoehrer-(C) liftconferencephotos

Make Innovation Happen: Lift, the leading conference on digital innovation

For the eighth consecutive year, Lift attracts high-level speakers, exceptional thinkers and innovation pioneers to explore the current trends in technology. Over a thousand participants from 30 countries will meet to anticipate the future and turn innovation into opportunities. Over 20 high-profile speakers, professionals from organizations such as Wipro, MIT Media Lab, Etsy, Arduino and … more »


Edelvia Swiss Premium Water: Cooler home, cooler You!

Cool water at all times, just at the touch of a button? The Edelvia Watercooler-System makes it all so easy! Elegant, discreet and practical, this ingenious system fits in neatly anywhere in your home or at the office. No need to carry those heavy bottles of mineral water any more! Edelvia brings you healthy mineral … more »


Blair, Serena, Chuck & Dan: the new, f-antastic four Freitag Marshals

FREITAG instills law and order: Coins from Pre-Euro times, coupons from shops that probably closed in the nineties, embarrassing polaroids you just can’t burn, divorce papers, replacement buttons or tools for self-assembly furniture you might need in the distant future – all this is the main cause for messy drawers. The new FREITAG orderlies are … more »


Oral-B TriZone – powerful and easy to use

I have been using an Oral-B Sonic Complete tooth brush for the last couple of years. When I switched from my old-fashioned manual brush to this model, my gum stopped bleeding pretty soon, I had less tartar and survived the dental cleaning checks twice a year somewhat more easily. Still, I had one persisting problem: … more »


Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K760 – switch between Mac, iPad and iPhone

A couple of days ago, I received the K760 from Logitech for testing. Being a generally mean person, I waited with testing for a cloudy day … I mean: Working on a sunny day is easy – but how would the keyboard cope with the rather typical grey weather here in Switzerland? So today, I … more »


Freitag F62 PEGGY: The 36-hour bag

Her attitude is: “Work hard, shop hard.” And she shares it with countless other urban, hard-working, occasionally over-compensating and not always immune to cheap attractions power-ladies of today. For all these, F62 PEGGY is a faithful companion who’s always on your side 24/7 and even 36/7 – on those days that last from one morning … more »


Design on the shores of Lake Geneva, with Le Corbusier!

Having Le Corbusier as a client? That is something quite extraordinary! This famous architect, who was largely implied in shaping modernity, would have 125 years today. Despite him having a reputation of being demanding, he would surely have embraced the sixteen original design objects that are on exhibition until 29th August in the iconic Villa … more »


New product: Oral-B TriZone. Like a manual toothbrush, but far more efficient!

Oral-B TriZone, for everyone looking for the efficiency of an electric toothbrush, but not wanting to give up the familiarity of a manual toothbrush brushing motion. A new concept is taking the world of oral/dental hygiene by storm. It allows you to stick to your usual brushing methods, while giving you all the benefits of … more »


Koubachi – Swiss innovation for your potted plants

I don’t have a green thumb, however I do love gardening and having plants in my home, but maintaining my houseplants is a massive ordeal. My relationship with plants has always been… well crap; buy, water, forget to water, throw away and start again… or not! Frankly, I can’t figure out what they want, they … more »


From Switzerland with love: Design carries the flame far beyond the Olympic Games!

In London, design is igniting the flame with a major summer exhibition at the Barbican Centre, exploring all aspects of James Bond’s elegant and cool style. Aptly titled “Designing 007: fifty years of Bond Style”, this cultural centre in London is exhibiting some 400 items from the Bond archives to create a unique exhibition showcasing … more »


Freitag Reference: collection Autum-Winter 2012

It still happens that people touch a REFERENCE bag and ask: «What kind of leather is this?» For the Freitag Bros. this is flattering, no less. It shows how far they’ve come with their workmanship. The truth is: REFERENCE bags like all FREITAG products are made from roadkill – used truck tarps salvaged from trucking … more »

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