RALF KELLENBERGER JEWELRY | NEW ONLINE SHOP LAUNCHED

Just some minutes ago I got Ralf’s first newsletter with grand news: www.ralfkellenberger.com is online now! I am so happy with the result because working together as a consultant with Rocky Beach Studio at the conception, design and realization of this unique store. Even more because I am a great fan of Ralf’s work. My first piece was a B74 Selected Goods ring made by Ralf 10 years ago. Meanwhile I own three rings and a fourth is in progress and we got friends and a good working team. Ralf was born 1982 in Pforzheim, Germany, known as the „Golden City“. Raised by his mother, a jewelry designer and his father, a diamond setter. It was their natural talent and sharp eye for detail that have inspired him through the years to create a unique and timeless collection true to the motto “Humbled by art, inspired by the earth.” Please check his new website to discover Ralf’s awesome jewelry. Every piece has its own history … it is really interesting reading this stories. All pieces are now available at www.ralfkellenberger.com or exclusive at B74 Selected Goods Shop in Frankfurt. By the way the man with the camera and three Rings on – this is me.

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PADDLE YOUR OWN CANOE by NICK OFFERMAN | ONE MAN’S FUNDAMENTALS FOR DELICIOUS LIVING

it was pure luck finding this really funny and exciting book written by, for me unknown, “PARKS & RECREATION” actor NICK OFFERMAN. in his first book he shares his “humorous fulminations of life, manliness, meat, and much more”. i just had the time to read over the first pages and it is great! here a short description by the editor: “Growing a perfect moustache, grilling red meat, wooing a woman, who better to deliver this tutelage than the always charming, always manly Nick Offerman, best known as Parks and Recreation’s Ron Swanson? Combining his trademark comic voice and very real expertise in woodworking, he runs his own woodshop. Paddle Your Own Canoe features tales from Offerman’s childhood in small-town Minooka, Illinois, “I grew up literally in the middle of a cornfield”, to his theater days in Chicago, beginnings as a carpenter/actor and the hilarious and magnificent seduction of his now-wife Megan Mullally. It also offers hard-bitten battle strategies in the arenas of manliness, love,  style,  religion, woodworking, and outdoor recreation, among many other savory entrees., A mix of amusing anecdotes,  opinionated lessons and rants,  sprinkled with offbeat gaiety, Paddle Your Own Canoe will not only tickle readers pink but may also rouse them to put down their smart phones, study a few sycamore leaves,  and maybe even hand craft (and paddle) their own canoes.” pics & video | Nick Offerman, LTG