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La laideur est supérieure à la beauté en ceci qu’elle dure. (Ugliness will always prevail over beauty because it’s lasting)

– taken by @profetosama in Bern

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The wonderful @profetosama‘s new pocket knife – a hand-made Kloetzli Walker 05. #schweizerqualitaet

Dual tone matte/polished titanium handles with richly figured Walnut Burl onlays. Blue anodized Titanium LinerLock. Mirror polished stainless steel pivot and screws. Single thumbstud. Deep Hollow Ground and polished 3 ½" plain edge modified Wharncliffe blade of ATS-34 stainless steel. [*]

(I like how this description sounds like the presentation of an one-hundred and twenty calories, twenty-six ingredients creation-appetizer in a fancy restaurant where the chef wears blue lipstick and haute-couture toque.)

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profetosama:

Best fucking nice birthday present ever. Tanks @laurentbelkacem

;o) This Kloezli Walker 05 is a piece of art #schweizerqualitaet

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Social gathering. I learn thanks to Baden-Powell that you can tell a lot about someone by looking at his shoes. Can you ?

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Hot air balloons at Château d’Oex with @profetosama

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@profetosama sent me a nice Christmas present : a set of three Field Notes notebooks. They are not that easy to find in Europe. They are very similar to my Clairefontaine notebook, which may have far superior paper, but are way less stylish (you would think Clairefontaine’s marketers are perpetually stuck in a ten-year ago vortex*), and I like the options of the three kind of lines/squares/dots printed on the paper. Thanks, mate !

* I realize that’s maybe just the jetlag between Vosges country and the rest of the world.

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Just back from Etivaz désalpe, where cows are wearing stranger hats than the Queen of England. It was profetosama‘s idea, and it was great, apart for the disastrous transportation system. In the end, after a 45 minutes wait that almost went to riot, I walked the 8 km back to my car (in about 1:10), so I’ve done also a bit of sport in a very beautiful place. #morecowbell