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No 56 Read: ~ 8 min Words: ~ 1200

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.

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No 54 Read: ~ 22 min Words: ~ 3300

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.

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No 53 Read: ~ 14 min Words: ~ 2100

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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No 50 Read: ~ 2 min Words: ~ 250

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.

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No 49 Read: ~ 35 min Words: ~ 5100

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.

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No 47 Read: ~ 2 min Words: ~ 200

2021 I renovated my Ulmia workbench that I bought second-hand in Velbert. I photographed the complete overhaul.

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No 45 Read: ~ 20 min Words: ~ 3000

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.

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No 44 Read: ~ 10 min Words: ~ 1700

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.

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No 39 Read: ~ 20 min Words: ~ 2845

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.

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No 33 Read: ~ 2 min Words: ~ 175

Elisa-Honorine Champin was a French watercolourist and lithographer who specialised in painting flowers, fruit and vegetables.

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No 37 Read: ~ 7 min Words: ~ 1065

How can the problems that arise in connection with cognitive dissonance be solved? A few loose thoughts from me on this.

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No 35 Read: ~ 9 min Words: ~ 1500

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.

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No 34 Read: ~ 15 min Words: ~ 2300

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.

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No 32 Read: ~ 19 min Words: ~ 2700

Summary of my research on the provenance of the Jenny Lind melon, named after the 19th century Swedish singer and soprano, Jenny Lind.

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No 31 Read: ~ 13 min Words: ~ 2000

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.

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No 29 Read: ~ 3 min Words: ~ 500

A short report about my first experiences with my first 3D printer, the SOVOL SV 01.

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No 27 Read: ~ 20 min Words: ~ 3000

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.

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