Tools give us superpowers
For just a few euros a basic tool provides extra performance. Immediately. There is not better and easier trade. Great if the tool has also good quality and pleasant touch as for example Swiss pocket knives.
An human with a pliers is superior to other human if the rest of parameters remain the same.
What’s the most valuable basic tool? Maybe a knife. Versatile, easy to be produced and light to carry on. Oh, paradox… The tool which helped humans to develop a civilization is now forbidden in some of those called developed civilizations.
Pages from Ukraine (2021)
Overall I liked Lviv and Kiev. I will like to come back if things are better some day.
I’d take some issues as a features instead. Unfriendly people is a chance to practice patience and solitude. An invitation to avoid human contact.
Pentel mechanical pencils
Unintentionally I've ended up with a few Pentel mechanical pencils. I'm not a collector and this is not a collection (!) They are the expression of simplicity, reliability and great design. I'm not discovering anything new. On top of that they are light which make them perfect for travels.
Travel route shapes
After a few months using Muji black pen for main text I can say it's the best ink for a gel pen I've found.
The Nautilus Manuscript: Prototypes
Today I was organising things and I had in my hands the prototypes used for Nautilus manuscript.
They always mesmerise me. Each one is an iteration in a search for perfection. Each label is something to be corrected.
Oh, perfection… It can’t be reached in a handmade product, I know that. But I improved each version, polishing every detail as far as I can. Also I have to say I enjoyed the process a lot. They are my babies. Well, people produce babies in one attempt, no iterations. Maybe that’s the reason for so many unfinished people walking by there.
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