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Vanilla planifolia shortage

I always say: do not buy a lot but buy quality. It will make you more happy in the end. Quality is, of course, very subjective and when it comes to perfumes also tricky to see, sometimes. The prices especially in the luxury segment do not reflect quality but are marketing decisions. This post is […]

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handicraft

I do not know about you, but for me the upcoming holidays are about handicrafting; they always were. As kids we used to make our gifts to parents and uncles and grandmas ourselves. I am not sure whether the little things that I made were always entirely presentable as gifts, but then: Hey! They were […]

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October treats

A perfect autumn day, that’s what we had here in Zurich yesterday. The sun was shining, a gentle sun, after mysterious early morning fog, trees in change from the everyday green working dress to the colorful negligees before going to bed soon. Yesterday, getting up shortly after 5, I learned that the birds are already […]

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autumn treats

It is autumn. Not my favorite season, really, but with some treats. Like colored leaves. Great sunsets. The light (if there is light) being different and bringing out the colors in a different way, compared to summer’s bright sun. The sun is gentler, but the colors are more intense, it seems. Autumn, usually, for reasons […]

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today’s picture shows you the view from the motel where I usually stay in 29 Palms: the Harmony Motel. It faces the hills that overlook 29 Palms. I love sitting there, on the porch, and watching the hills turning on their lights in the evening, changing colors from bright greyish brown to dark red. I […]

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cellophane and vanilla

Today’s picture shows you what I did yesterday: Packing Lonestar Memories. I am getting better at cellophane wrapping, adjusted the settings and especially my technique in order to get a tighter, less fussy seal of the packaging. You see a packed and sealed box to the left. The ones in the back miss the cellophane, […]

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raised eyebrows

sometimes, down time, waiting time, being-in-the-loop time is great: I try to fill it with stuff that I want to do but do not find the time to do it because I think I have more important things to do. So I fill with with activities like sketching, or playing with software, or following the […]

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a first little Xmas panic blast and day 11 of the advent calendar

Welcome to the 11th day of my advent calendar! We are approaching half term soon (tomorrow) and wow! this basically tells me that there is not more than two weeks left for a trip downtown to go and get some gifts. And I haven’t done my Xmas cards yet. Shame on me. As every year, […]

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vanilla and Zeta

today’s image is a vanilla pod, scanned at super high res and back fitted again to allow presentation on the right side of this page. A lot of these, concentrated by carbon dioxide (CO2), are in Zeta, a linden blossom theme. We all know the taste and scent of vanillin, from ready made pudding, ice […]