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The Theorbo Saga continues…

It has been a rather busy week here, no time for an update. The tops of both lutes have been thicknessed. Here we find the differences between baroque and renaissance lutes. In short: renaissance lutes are slightly thinner in the … Continue reading

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IMPRIMEO EST!

IMPRIMEO EST! (Or something like that); With a combination awkwardness and pride we like to announce that the “Minion-Press” is completed, up and running… It was finished just in time for a local art exhibition in my old home town … Continue reading

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Devils at the press…

An old Dutch expression for a typo is the Zetduivel, in direct translation a “(type-)set-devil”. This goes back to the middle ages, when people had a devil for everything. Beside satan himself there were whole hordes of other devils and … Continue reading

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Niccolo Machiavelli

It has been years since I’ve read The Prince by Machiavelli. I know some people see i as one of the most influential books in their life, a source of inspiration and a guide for the rest of their life. And … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Dick Bruna, father of Miffy

Last week Dutch writer and illustrator Dick Bruna passed away at the age of 89. Most people will know his most famous creation; Miffy Bruna was born and lived his entire life in Utrecht. Along with Gerrit Rietveld he’s one … Continue reading

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Making a printing press…

As you know I vowed not to make a historical printing press… Well, guess what… It just happened, I couldn’t help myself. In the first week of january I was cleaning up the shop. Especially the machine shop was a real … Continue reading

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I shall not build an historic printing press…

Repeat after me: “I shall not build an historic printing press…” I use this mantra to keep myself from diving into another crazy project. Most readers of this blog know that the history of printing and its practice is something that … Continue reading

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Little Free Library and Outdoor Cinema

This weekthe Netherlands celebrate the “National Children’s Books Week”. A special week to get reading and children’s books in the spotlight. With our Little Free Library we wanted to use this occasion to start participating in the “KinderZwerfboek” (English translation: … Continue reading

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The Element

Shortly after my burn-out someone sent me a link to this TED Talk… With over 40 million views it’s the most popular TED Talk ever. And with reason, because its message resonates within our society. These are the problems deeply rooted … Continue reading

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Coca Cola history

It’s probably one of the best known brands in the world. And its history is almost synonymous to the development of marketing and name branding, intertwined with popular culture. Quite an achievement when you realize it’s just carbonated sugar water… … Continue reading

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