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20 August, 2009

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    merryk added the blog entry From Himba to Haute Couture

    Picture the texture of the braided hair of black women; the silhouettes of African mothers who have wrapped their children into blankets to carry them on their back; the urban reality of daily i…

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13 August, 2009



7 August, 2009

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    merryk added the blog entry Colombiamoda 2009

    Columbia – that is for me Gabriel Garcia-Marquez, rainforest, Guerrilla war and Ingrid Betancourt, and my friends Tatiana and Javier who I met in random places at random times. When I think of C…

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30 July, 2009



23 July, 2009

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    merryk added the blog entry Balzac and the little Chinese seamstress

    There are days, when you really don’t feel like working. Either, the sun and the sky are too bright to sit inside; or you are newly in love and you cannot think about anything but whoever you ar…

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16 July, 2009

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    merryk added the blog entry Handmade Tire Sandals

    In Germany there is a saying that only in months without an R in it, (May-August) is it warm enough to walk around barefooted. But some people do not have a choice to wear shoes, irrespective of…

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21 May, 2009

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    merryk added the blog entry Worthy Wool

    If I write about silk silk and cotton I cannot but have to tell you something about Ca…

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8 May, 2009

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    merryk commented on the article Cotton: the wool that grows on plants

    Hi joanrobinson.

    Thanks so much for these facts. And the story doesn’t end with pesticides. In a way connected to the pesticide issue is the question about Genetically Modified cotton, cotton mod…



7 May, 2009



1 May, 2009

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    merryk added the blog entry Made in China

    Sometime around 3,000 bc, a little princess, wife to the great Yellow Emperor of China, was sitting in the palace gardens under her fav…

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24 April, 2009

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    merryk commented on the article Prosti-tots

    Dear sweet-saboo and everyone else! Thank you very much for your comments and for your criticism which is really appreciated. No, I definitely do not want to shock anyone, and sincerely apologise t…



23 April, 2009

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    merryk added the blog entry Prosti-tots

    50 years of Barbie, the world renowned blond babe, with super-curves. Her invention made girls’ eyes sparkle but some parents look with worry (maybe envy) at this plastic creature, fearing their…

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16 April, 2009

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    merryk added the blog entry The Girl With the Black Tights

    1965. Andy Warhol’s Factory -the walls covered in silver tin foil – is brimming with activity, buzzing with musicians, drag queens, …

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21 March, 2009

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    merryk commented on the article The Golden Ratio

    Hi sweet-saboo and DitaVee!! Thanks for much for bringing these issues up and taking the time to explain them so well. We really appreciate your inputs. Benedikta is going to reply to you more dir…



19 March, 2009

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    merryk added the blog entry The Golden Ratio

    The great plus size patterns that BurdaStyle has been adding to its collection made me curious to find out what lies behind our ideas of shape and proportions and whether these are differe…

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13 March, 2009

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    merryk commented on the article Free like a bird with feather adornment

    Thank you very much for your comment, lauriana, I absolutely agree with you that these encounters have and still do (!) wreak havoc mostly to the detriment of non-European people.
    I don’t want to …



12 March, 2009



6 March, 2009

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    merryk added the blog entry Bead It!

    From zippers to buttons, from buttons to beads; while zippers and buttons have a practical function, beads are really only decoration – or are they? Old civilizations used beads (often made from…

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27 February, 2009

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    merryk added the blog entry The Curious Case of the Button

    What’s the logic sequel to the zipper? The button! When I buttoned my trousers this morning, I knew little about the diverse family of this innocent and very simple looking black closing …

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19 February, 2009



13 February, 2009

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    merryk added the blog entry Under-where?

    Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and I don’t know how many boys and girls around the world are worrying about their outfits to impress their “Valentines”. But as we all know, it is inner valu…

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5 February, 2009

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    merryk added the blog entry Outer Space Suits

    The other week when I was looking for some information on gloves I came across a curious announcement, the 2009 Astronaut Glove Challenge, to "pr…

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30 January, 2009

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    merryk added the blog entry The Hand-shoe

    Looking at the muff of this month, I had to think of mittens and got curious about their past. From mittens it is just a small step t…

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