Monthly Archives: April 2012

Happy birthday – be-cause !

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Happy birthday be-cause !
What started last year as a project to collect and record some ideas, photos and stories, has developed a lot. I´m really happy about that year and want to thank especially these persons who mention and inspired me.

Thanks a lot to:

Eric from Life Time Gear
Frank from motArt Journal
Chris form Damn Yak
Simon from After the Denim
Thomas from Denimhunters
Carsten from The Last Don
Craig from Cool your Jets IV
Ryan from Inventory Magazine
Frank from Top Hatter

Milano – Salone 2012 a great weekend

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Combining traveling with friends, meeting friends in Milano and having the Salone furniture fair with all its exhibitions and events around is a sure bet for a great weekend. Weather was fine as well, snow on the San Bernardino but as more we approached Milano it got warmer and warmer.  We were welcomed with some great wines and homemade pasta & vongole and the evening went quite into the morning. Next day we headed to the Lambrate area where you mostly see young designers and students showing their work to the world. A great vibe with amazing architecture and a great mix of exhibited objects. The Sea Chair Project and the works of Sander Mulder were the most memorable to me. Later that day we went to the Brera district for some shopping and due to the fact that you just have to look out for the read flags you can find art as much as you have capacity there as well. Milano is very special and you can find too much interesting stuff everywhere so I just posted some random images of the whole trip. Just one great last advice – save some money for the shopping in one of the Italian supermarkets before heading home – hmm awesome stuff as well. Hard to believe that just 3,5 hours southwards the food, fruits and vegetables are such at a different level …

Alarm clocks – just 5 more minutes

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My alarm clock collection – just give me 5 more minutes!
Tomorrow I have to get out earlier than I´m used to, so I guess to post some images of my “friends” who will wake me up is more than appropriate. No honestly only the yellow Remington Rperry does his job right now.
Why?
- The Mebus alarm clock works fine, the tick-tack isn´t a real problem. More the task to wind him up once a day is a difficult one for me.
- The Krups would have been my choice, he is cool has a well done snooze trigger (just hit him). But he gets somehow quite noisy after a while a real “brrrrrrmmmm”.
- The Remington Sperry has got a illumination and an absolute annoying ring tone, and he will not stop to ring until you hit him. He wont stop until he dies so better you switch him off before you go on holiday.  The bad thing is the snooze and the stop button are next to each other. No way I would hit the right one, so I always make sure I hit both.
He is compared to the Krups ultra silent. The Instruction of the backside is amazing, they even tell you to hit him in case of a malfunction. A great detail.

To backup all of them for sure there is the mobile phone also doing his service.

Ernest Shackelton – Endurance expedition 1914 – 1917

Ernest Shackelton – Endurance expedition 1914 – 1917:
If you never heard about this dude and his crew, take the time to watch this great story about true men.
Amazing we are all just – pussy’s. If you do not want to watch all 11/11 videos, read at least the Wikipedia article about Shackelton article. The real tragedy I heard was not how and that all of his men survived the hardship of this 3 years expedition. It´s that all his men died in WWI after they made it back home.

The add in the London Times for hiring his crew got quite famous:
“Men wanted for hazardous journey. Low wages, bitter cold, long hours of complete darkness. Safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in event of success.”
5000 men applied only a view were taken!