While the world was listening to the Beatles and the ladies were wearing dresses with flowers as well as the car industry was producing cars with many round elements like the BMW 2002 or the Jaguar XJ and the Mercedes 280 SL “Pagode”, the legendary Marcello Gandini was preparing something […]
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Pens are art!
Art has played an important role in my life from a very early age, as an admirer, collector, follower, and—as a writer—a creator. So it’s no surprise that one of my favorite ways to spend time is in museums or at concerts, plays and libraries. But just as beauty is […]
Analog vs. Digital
The antithesis have always fascinated me. Ferrari vs. Porsche or Apple vs. Microsoft. More recently Android vs. iOS. And I’m sure that everyone of us has its personal antithesis that she or he has grown up with. One in particular that has intrigued us growing up in the ‘90’s is […]
Enjoy your vacation!
The well deserved vacation time is coming up and independently from where you will spend some time with your friends and family to relax, the vacation period is often a good time to reflect on what has been done until now as well as being inspired for some new projects […]
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”
From time to time, we tend to forget, that, as Leonardo Da Vinci stated above, less is more. However, this absolute truth also witnesses that often in objects that we perceive as “simple”, there is an incredible effort behind to make them as they are. Join me in this short […]
Let’s drINK together again
There is no question, that after the global lockdown we have experienced, we noticed that there are things, you just can’t buy online. One of those things is conviviality. The pleasure to spend some time with friends and family is simply priceless. And while I was reflecting on this, I […]
The Lord of Stripes
Can you imagine a more inadequate combination of colours on an object then violet, orange, blue, green and yellow? Sounds more like a colour combination for a clown costume, right? Well, Sir Paul Smith sees it in a slightly different way. To say it with his words: “classic with a […]
Why The Meisterstück Of Montblanc Is The Porsche 911 Of Pens
“Der Ur-Elfer: Das Meisterstück aus Zuffenhausen” – This was the title of Porsche’s press release on November 28th 2018, when the 8th generation of the legendary Porsche 911 was presented. As a car addicted person, read petrolhead, and a pen aficionado, I immediately thought this is exactly the case! The […]