Patagonia is a promise. The name alone conjures up images of wild natural landscapes at the end of the earth like no other. In keeping with this name and the promises it entails, it should come as little surprise that the company Patagonia does things slightly differently to everyone else. This is the story of an attempt to stay true to one’s self.
Although making sweeping statements, or being full of “hot air” as we say, isn’t perhaps very Swiss, we often have the feeling that the rest of the world only recognises the air pockets in our most famous dairy export and is happy to refer to just about every cheese with holes as Emmentaler.
Procrastinatorsare creative heads. It’s official. And not only because we can be pretty imaginative when it comes to putting something off that definitely needs doing. We also allow our thoughts to work in peace in the hope that they will report back with something original and fresh.
Don’t yet think about the printing with which you will be leaving yourmark on your writing instrument. And forget for the moment that you can of course choose a special colour for the casing. Because even if you were to ignore all of these personalisation options, 1,319,648 different configurations are possible for the DS9. Now that’s a lot. And each one tells its story differently. The choice is yours.
It was night-time over the Atlantic, on a red-eye flight from New York to London, and Alessandro Merga (27) would have loved to have stopped the plane right where it was – the night sky was crystal clear and the Milky Way was too beautiful to be true.
Ray Donnelly (57) is tall and slim. He moves like Barack Obama and talks like George Clooney. Ray was a successful basketball player in his time, picking up a Player of the Year award in California’s Orange County and going on to become a star in the US college league.
Young women do it, Kim Kardashian is the queen of it, the Pope and Obama are experts, and even an ape has been seen doing it – stretching out an arm and smiling into a phone. Nowadays selfies are like an armada of tiny messages in a bottle cast out into the vast virtual ocean, each one calling out: Hello! Look where I am! For real! Isn’t it great?!
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