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One of the last old forests in Europe, the Hambacher Forst, is currently in danger of being razed. The Hambacher Forst is about 12 000 years old. Yes, twelve fucking thousand. Its earliest mention in written sources is in a … Continue reading

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For ages now, I’ve wanted to try out wax cloth, but somehow, I never got around to making it, or to really use the piece that I had, gifted to me from a friend years ago. A while ago, though, … Continue reading

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I’ve written about Amazon and its shitty work ethics before, and I’ve been not ordering things from there for years now. But I was totally and utterly flabberghasted and shocked when I heard that Amazon is flat out destroying returned … Continue reading

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I didn’t realise the tandem would be such an interesting thing, and get several comments right away! It is such a normal piece of life for us, and has been for years, that I don’t think twice about it anymore. … Continue reading

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When I’m at the fairs, it’s always fun to explain the simple yet ingenious principle of the oillight to people. A lot of them get just as excited about these little things as I am – especially those with a … Continue reading

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One of the things that come up frequently when I do presentations or demonstrations of textile techniques is the value of textiles. We’re so used today to going into a clothes shop that sells things for ridiculously low prices that … Continue reading

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For a change, there’s good news from the EU: the seed regulation draft has finally fallen through. (In case you don’t know what I am talking about, here’s an old article from the Guardian about the regulation.) Things like this … Continue reading

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