A while ago Peter Gensberger from RLX5513 sent me this dark green hand sewn leather sheath / case for business cards. Made out of a 4mm thick leather, hand sewn with contrast yellow thread and a quickdraw mechanism, its a great addition to your EDC.
My plan is to give it to one of my fellow readers. So how do you get it?
Head over to the be-cause-blog Facebook account, like+share and comment this post there (why you want this case).
1st. of Oktober 2013 I will then draw the winner and will sent it worldwide for free.
Just recently I got the hint to have a look at the Wood & Faulk website. Not only does Matt crafts great objects, he also shares the process with his clients/visitors. Superb made images fitting well to the scenery and the great products. A fine example how to set up a business nowadays.
Kiki Fritz – Cartridge ring and cufflinks: Just a small glimpse into the cartridge collection of Kiki Fritz who we met at the Bread&Butter in Berlin. Kiki Fritz is a gold- & silversmith from south Tyrol – Bozen. Inspired by finds of old rifle cartridges from WWI + WWII she started to cut off the bottoms and integrate them into rings and cufflinks. Since the state of decay of those cartridges and the id marks, all works by her are unique.
Alan´s Pasta Workshop – Bregenz: Recently we were on a saturday and around lunchtime in Bregenz – Austria. Sure lunch could not be delayed. Luckily we walked by Alan´s Nudelwerkstatt. There we had some superb fresh made ravioli with sage and dried tomatoes.
Alan Cohen from New York manufactures in Bregenz with two Italian pasta machines, filled and plain pasta. A quite and unique place with lots of character as the owner itself. Up to 8 persons can be hosted on 4 tables. His pasta is accompanied by a fine selection of Italian wines, olive oil, Cantuccini, Panettone and his home made Pesto.
Homemade Gnocchi with spinach and gorgonzola: It always sounded too much hassle to make gnocchi by myself – but Maria finally challenged me yesterday. Here the recipe:
1000g of potatoes
200g of flour
2 egg yolk
bit of salt
Boil the potatoes until they crack, peel them and mash them. Knead them with the four, eggs and salt while they are still warm. Make about 4 rolls and cut them into even “slices”. Press them with a fork a bit. Put them for about 3 minutes in boiling water and keep the ready ones warm in the oven until you made them all. Thats it! The recipe above has to be fine tuned a bit, be-causethey turn out a bit too soft – just a bit. 1/2 semiola and 1/2 flour might be the solution.
Damn Yak “Gift” – Gorilla Shoe – Made in Canada: I was a bit jealous whenEricposted the images from his parcel he got from Japan today, but when I came home from work there was one for me as well.
Some weeks ago Chris from Damn Yakasked me if I´m interested in a deadstock pair of boots, made in Canada. Before that mail I promised not to buy any more shoes/boots for a while. But his offer was more like a generous gift so I had to have them. Even they were labeled half a size too small I took them.
If they will be abused for work or have an easy life will be decided within the next weeks by wearing them in.
Chris, thanks a lot for the boots and the nice postcard. Even that we never met in person I know we would have a great time. Let´s see it might happen either in Canada or in Europe.
Peggy for president. We left Germany for Morocco right on the 25th of December and missed one of Maria´s sisters. When we came bag a full box of all homemade presents were waiting for us. We were overwhelmed by the effort to create – craft – cook – prepare – distill all this stuff.
Just to name a view of the presents:
– bottle of apple and cinnamon liqueur
– bottle of “schlehen” liqueur
– bottle of quince liqueur
– bottle of quince essence
– bottle of chilly oil
– jar of chocolate and plum jam
– jar of quince jam
– jar of apple, plum and cinnamon jam
– jar of tomato and peach chutney
– selfmade muslibars
– selfmade nudels
– a bunch of various pralines
– a bag of dried fruits and chocolized
– a bag of dried lavender with a cute lady beetle
Thanks a lot for all of it. We appreciate the time you spent in your kitchen and try to payback soon.