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Rust

/On the emergence and decay of the elements. We usually associate the term beauty with perfection, flawlessness and durability. We admire works of art that were created for eternity. But isn't it imperfection what has its very own appeal? After all, life itself is based on constant change. For it is only through change that the new can emerge. Oxidation as a productive force A good example of this is…

Hemp – Versatility in every fiber

Thinking of hemp, one probably first talks in acronyms and behind closed doors: THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). This cannabinoid was and is still partly used as a synonym for hemp. Yet it is only one of over 100 active ingredients found in a cannabis plant (as the botanical name for hemp). And: Not every hemp plant can be rolled and smoked, because not every hemp species releases (enough) psychoactive substances. Hemp plants…

Weaving

How you weave, that's how you dress. This is just as true today as it was over 30,000 years ago. The first evidence that we humans have always had the inclination and urge to condense, bring together and connect individual things dates back to this time. In the case of weaving, these are threads or yarns mostly made of wool, silk, flax or even living materials such as bast or…

Vanitas – The beauty of transience

Transience and beauty seem like a contradiction. Isn't it rather the case that beauty fades? Not at all. For it is the painfully beautiful transience of life and all things in it that first reveals their preciousness to us. The term vanitas already appears in the Old Testament: "Vanitas vanitatum, et omnia vanitas" means roughly: "It is all vain." Vanitas can also be translated as futility, nothingness and empty talk.…

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