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Monthly Archives: September 2015
Lagavulin. 12 Year. Soon to be empty….
As recently as 2014, VW carried a goodwill valuation of $23 billion on its balance sheet. While goodwill is an intangible asset (it represents the difference between a company’s hard assets—cash, plants and equipment, and inventory—and its market value, which … Continue reading
As I’ve said time and again, I hate that talented smartphone designers produce beautiful glass rectangles that we have to bury inside bulky protective cases, obscuring the design details they slaved over. I’d much rather the protection was built in … Continue reading
I do websites for ceramicists I like and whose company I enjoy. One of these – new on board – is Armin Skirde in Höhr-Grenzhausen. I was up there on Wednesday for a photo-shoot and do some last-minute work on … Continue reading
Both by Michael Sälzer, inspired ceramicist and friend. The one on the left is an example of the work for which he’s renowned (he’s a member of the – by invitation only- International Academy of Ceramicists). Salt-glazed stoneware. The bowl … Continue reading
I watched this game as the only New Zealander surrounded by Irish supporters in an Irish pub in Mainz. Ireland was 19-0 up after 18 minutes (which itself put me into a state of shock that was only relieved by … Continue reading