Valen­ti­nes views: meet Sebas­ti­an and Rutchelle

With our world becoming more and more digital, only few believe that between the millions of faces and links we see on a daily basis there is still something special and honest to be discovered.

That we can still find that signi­fi­cant other in the midst of dating web­sites and see­min­gly fri­vo­lous mes­sen­ger con­ver­sa­ti­ons. Sebas­ti­an Schager, an artist cur­r­ent­ly showing his work bet­ween Miami and Vien­na as well as put­ting shows up as one of the cura­tors of Jan Arnold Gal­le­ry in Vienna’s MQ, and his girl­friend Rut­chel­le Sal­de, a Vien­na based fashion girl, are what you might call a per­fect examp­le for the things that could hap­pen if you give the online world a try: Digi­tal affec­tion tur­ning into ana­lo­gue love. After first mee­ting and messaging on Face­book, the two quick­ly dis­co­ve­r­ed their shared inte­rests for art, fashion, and design, the things still forming the basis of their rela­ti­ons­hip. With their crea­ti­ve worlds col­li­ding on a dai­ly basis, Sebas­ti­an and Rut­chel­le are no stran­gers to making your work and pri­va­te life har­mo­ni­ze per­fect­ly. In fact, they pre­fer to embrace the com­bi­na­ti­on of ever­ything they love indi­vi­du­al­ly – to tru­ly make their rela­ti­ons­hip the best of both worlds, no mat­ter if on- or offline.

Read what they had to say about their uni­que bond and the way they star­ted to see the world through each other’s eyes below, as we asked Sebas­ti­an and Rut­chel­le a few ques­ti­ons about love, life, and ever­ything in between.

Rut­chel­le on Sebastian

How did you meet?
Sin­ce we live in the digi­tal age more than ever now — no, not Tin­der but we first star­ted chat­ting on Face­book and our first date was at a Museum.

What was the first thing you noti­ced about him?
His blue eyes, his striking cheek­bones and his hands. Hands are important!

Was the­re an exact moment you knew this is it”?
I don’t think you get a fee­ling for it, it just kind of happens.

What is the one thing you most admi­re about him now?
The way he talks and the way he sees the world. To me, he is one of the most intel­li­gent human beings.

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What is pro­bab­ly the first thing he thinks about when he wakes up in the morning?
Won­de­ring if he should take a rela­xing bath for 2 – 3 hours.

What is the first thing he noti­ces about ano­t­her per­son?
The way someo­ne speaks and the way their lips move.

What is one trait that sets him apart from others?
He has this weird kind of humour which I utter­ly love.

What have you lear­ned from him?
How to down­load a movie or a tv show from your smart­pho­ne to your NAS and then wire­less­ly play it on your beamer.

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How would he spend the per­fect sum­mer day?
With me. And beer.

Wha­t’s his big­gest motivation/​inspiration in life?
His fami­ly. And Velazquez and Cara­vag­gio I guess.

If he could chan­ge anything in the world, what would that be?
No hat­red, just pure love.

How would you descri­be what he does for a living?
Art all the way! From being a cura­tor, having his own gal­le­ry and most of all being an artist himself.

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How much do your work life and your pri­va­te life intert­wi­ne?
Well it depends, you know the­re’s always a fine line bet­ween fashion and art. So when we talk about our day, we always ask what the other one thinks about this or that idea or how he/​she would chan­ge it to make it bet­ter… which some­ti­mes ends in a litt­le fight.

Wha­t’s his ulti­ma­te dream/​goal?
Being a dad­dy and to paint for the rest of his life.

And last­ly: What makes him spe­cial over­all?
His sen­se of humour, his intel­li­gence, his talent for good coo­king, the way he under­stands me and loves me with all my flaws.

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Sebas­ti­an on Rutchelle

How did you meet?
Bet­ween exhi­bi­ti­ons and social media.

What was the first thing you noti­ced about her?
In this order: the face, the voice, the body — and after that ever­ything else.

Was the­re an exact moment you knew this is it”?
The­re was­n’t a moment but a vibe that came over me again and again.

What is the one thing you most admi­re about her now?
Her style and that she’s so fami­ly oriented.

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What is pro­bab­ly the first thing she thinks about when she wakes up in the morning?
Insta­gram… after that it’s pro­bab­ly me.

What is the first thing she noti­ces about ano­t­her per­son?
Ori­gi­na­li­ty.

What is one trait that sets her apart from others?
To be a litt­le Asi­an with a very Vien­nese accent.

What have you lear­ned from her?
To be on time.

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How would she spend the per­fect sum­mer day?
With the boat trip we did in the Phil­ip­pi­nes a year ago.

Wha­t’s her big­gest motivation/​inspiration in life?
Her mom, dad, bro­thers, nephew and of cour­se Mary Kate Olsen’s clothes.

If she could chan­ge anything in the world, what would that be?
World peace.

How would you descri­be what she does for a living?
Fashion, fashion, fashion.

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How much do your work life and your pri­va­te life intert­wi­ne?
A lot sin­ce I always have to bring my work home as an artist and she’s always cra­zi­ly rese­ar­ching and scrolling.

Wha­t’s her ulti­ma­te dream/​goal?
It’s not money, it’s not the third PhD, but a big fami­ly and a lot of beau­ti­ful laug­hing peop­le around her.

And last­ly: What makes her spe­cial over­all?
The eyes, the nose, the lips, the jokes, the ass, the soul, the hones­ty, the style, the hair, the love.… ever­ything, almost everything.


Pic­tures taken by Sebas­ti­an and Rutchelle

17 Feb. 2017 · NEUBAU EYEWEAR
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