I am currently working on a new content format for the website. I want to work further away from the ephemeral format of the blog post.
I look back at the last month and the activities here on the website, introduce what's coming next, and there's a bit of monthly statistics for the month of February 2022 as well.
In 1925, the new illustrated volume Alphabet en Images by the French illustrator Madeleine-Amélie Franc-Nohain or, as she is called here in the book, Marie-Madeleine Franc-Nohain was published in Paris. I would like to introduce the book to you.
Today I would like to introduce you to a French illustrator who is probably still known to many in France, but whose work is probably no longer seen in Germany.
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A small overview of what is read most here and of interest to visitors to the website. The monthly statistics for the month of January 2022.
Folding ladders made of aluminium are a typical example of unsustainable design if you can't change the feet in a few easy steps. Because in tough construction site use, these, unlike the rest of the ladder, are quickly scrap.
Christo and Jeanne Claude wrap the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. The symbol of nationalism and militarism disappears behind a silvery blue, shiny and reflective shell - and the values of liberty, equality and fraternity stand out more.
Simple nailed and glued wooden boxes made from old shelf boards.
2021 I renovated my Ulmia workbench that I bought second-hand in Velbert. I photographed the complete overhaul.
How to hang a straight edge, a few tips on printing, labelling.
In September 2021, my wife and I cycled along the Alme, Diemel, Weser and Werre rivers on a tour lasting several days. The goal was a leisurely, relaxed tour with few metres of altitude, but beautiful views and lots of water. That's exactly what this tour turned out to be. It was pure enjoyment.
A beautiful sharpening station for TK pencils in vintage look was created in my workshop as a gift for a friend. TK pencils are an environmentally friendly alternative to wooden pencils. Unfortunately, good sharpeners have become rare.
The T.K. 9600 propelling action pencil was a unique pencil for drawing blueprintable lines of consistent width with graphite flat leads.
How a hatter from Broadway made himself immortal with the help of Phineas Taylor Barnum and thus did the most clever marketing of the decade.
Elisa-Honorine Champin was a French watercolourist and lithographer who specialised in painting flowers, fruit and vegetables.
How can the problems that arise in connection with cognitive dissonance be solved? A few loose thoughts from me on this.
This part is about the technical implementation of my small Jardin Intérieur on Cronhill.de with simply constructed Markdown files.
It should actually be called Mille Fleur, this rose. With a similar sound to the French word Mille-feuille for a cake made only of puff pastry.
There is a new section on Cronhill.de and it is called Jardin Intérieur. In this section I develop ideas and deal with themes. I write notes and link them together. In the end, I may harvest something new.
Summary of my research on the provenance of the Jenny Lind melon, named after the 19th century Swedish singer and soprano, Jenny Lind.
How I go about researching my articles online, which sources I use, how I assess their quality. And what else I attach importance to when writing.
Every year in spring, a beautifully growing tree develops into the star in our garden, the magnolia.
A short report about my first experiences with my first 3D printer, the SOVOL SV 01.
My review of the year 2020: Professionally okay, privately satisfied, a lot accomplished, but normal life and the state of mind - one tiring and cognitively dissonant strain.