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  • poison pour les poissons

    Continuing there where I stopped last week: Today's pictures shows you a snapshot, dated from last week, taken on my mixing bench in the studio room. Mixing of eau d'épices. You see: We mix the eau d'épices fragrance for you, by hand, working with the oils and resins and powders, combining them in a large container and then let them sit for a month, to mature and get ready for dilution.

    Ambreine is the stuff in the large aluminum bottle, with the red label, saying "fish poison"...By the way: Ambreine is an all natural extract from Cistus ladaniferus and I am not really sure whether it is a danger for the environment. I guess it is if you pour 10 liters down the sink. As always: It is the amount that matters.

    In French fish poison translates to "poison pour les poissons" which is kind of cool. I love, love, love French, but I find it so hard to speak. I guess I need to train myself for a day or so when back from London next week.

    Because, because... I  go and visit Grenoble in France in 2 weeks.

    Exiting.

  • the woody looks

    Today's picture shows you the NEW top cover for the 3o ml flacon of the HOMAGE line. Ordered, but not in stock yet. Hence, for a while the 30 ml amber-brown flacons will leave tauer factory with the black top covers that you know from the blue flacons. By the way: The black wooden top is made from beech tree wood, and painted black to look "less woody", more designed. Yep.

    The photo is taken on a piece of paper with a few notes and sketches taken during my meeting with Donovan from the Designers Club. We were discussing the top cover (see picture), packaging issues (inlay), and a lot of plans for 2011. And we discovered that, although every product from Tauer factory is hand made, filled and boxed and packed by Tauer and his friends, and all happens here in Zurich and yes: it IS hand made with my signature sent with every flacon leaving tauer factory... although all this: You do not see it mentioned on the website. We simply do not talk about it. Isn't this strange? Somehow I forgot about it. Although I think it is important, to understand the brand.

    Thus, this I will need to change one day. Anyhow, I am  loosing my topic here...

    For the amber flacon I wanted a different top. All my tops are, by the way, made in Austria. When I come up with the idea of adding the amber glass pebbles into the glass, I thought for a moment "BEACH". And in a sense, the new cover plays with this idea. It is like a stranded piece of wood, aged after years in water, with a rough surface, telling stories of sea monsters playing with dolphins and mermaids singing.

    Thus, we picked a wood that fits by its color: Walnut. And then we get it brushed, to bring out its texture. And then we varnish it to make it look designed. Love it.

    Time until delivered: 2 months. Time until in shops..... 3-4 months.

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