I visited the Happy Rizzi Haus in Braunschweig again! YAY! After seeing this super instagrammable hotspot with my dear friend Aline in early 2017, I have been dreaming about going back some day and take my daughter Joya with me! It would be the perfect place to shoot some amazing and original pictures and after talking to my lovely friend Griselda about this spectacular building we decided to go on a little roadtrip, together with both our kids whom happen to be classmates and best friends!
I was super excited to hear that Griselda and her son would want to come to Braunschweig with us. So we booked the train and a hotel! I also made sure to get some fab outfits for the kids to wear for this photoshoot which I wanted to do in front of the Happy Rizzi Haus. With Griselda being a hairstylist this shoot would become even better, since she suggested to do Joya’s hair for the pictures! I was over the moon and searched for fun hairstyles in the days leading up to our trip and I came up with this cool yet fabulous look for Joya’s long hair, which you can see below.
It took us a little over 5 hours to get to Braunschweig and thankfully we had the best weather we could’ve wished for during the days we stayed there. Hoping it would be at least sunny and dry we sure hit the jackpot with clear blue skies and tropical temperatures of 34 degrees and higher!
At the end of the Magniviertel quarter, the characteristic district of Braunschweig of timber-framed houses, you’ll come across this unique building which certainly will amaze you and bring a big smile on your face! This is the Happy Rizzi Haus, the happiest house on earth, and it was designed by James Rizzi (1950-2011).
On the foundations of an old palace which is located on the corner of two streets, creative duo Konrad Kloster (architect) and James Rizzi (artist) came up with this amazing fun building which unfortunately, serves exclusively as office space. But imagine working here… How could you not love your job and smile all day when this is where your desk is at!
Griselda did an amazing job on Joya’s hair. The messy buns and her long locks casually in curls might be my favorite look ever for her!
James Rizzi published books, designed china, fashion items, toys and in 1996 even the surface of a Boeing 757. And then he designed the “Happy Rizzi House”, the only of its kind in the whole wide world!
The Brunswick gallery owner Olaf Jaeschke worked often with James Rizzi, and one day he had the visionary dream to create the “Happy Rizzi House”. The property was designed in 1997 and completed by architect Konrad Kloster in 2001. The property is designed with colorful pop~art paintings and the most common motives to find all over the facade are smiling faces together with massive heart~shaped windows, stars and birds.
Time for another look and another hairstyle! Temperatures were getting way over 33 degrees by now so braids would be great for Joya during this time of the day!
Did you already notice the jewelry Joya was wearing? Aren’t they the cutest you’ve ever seen?! They’re from a brandnew Dutch label: Snuik!
Another outfit! I am obsessed with this look! Both the shirt and the shorts are from BillieBlush and Joya looks like she’s living in a fairytale!
Joya has been wearing these Billieblush denim shorts almost every day in the past month!
Special thanks to Griselda for going with us and doing Joya’s hair so lovely! Check out her Clean Air Salon if you’re looking for a fab hairstylist in Drenthe (the Netherlands)!