Almost everyone has one at home—even if they are not noticed anymore, because provisional solutions not only creep into our lives, they also like to make themselves comfortable in them. Although they were mostly only invented to temporarily remedy a problem, they often remain forever.
Sandra Danicke has been collecting photos of everyday provisional solutions for many years. Some she discovered herself, others come from friends. For two years now, the readers of her column in the Frankfurter Rundschau have also been sending pictures of their own constructions. The solutions that people find to make their everyday lives easier are often so creative that you want to take off your hat in amazement. Some things are diverted, others specially made, but things that were just at hand were always used: a clothes hanger that serves as a make-up mirror holder, an old lady’s pump that holds a door open, a beer bottle that weighs down a jacket to smooth it out—individual creations for the moment. Of for the rest of your life.