It was exciting to see how the monkeys live and interact with each other and with the human visitors to the Temple. Being in the midst of 700 monkeys, there was no shortage of great moments to photograph. The opposite was truer — I missed a lot of great opportunities, and this turned out to be the biggest challenge of this area.
We managed to raise enough money to order 286 pairs of raw denim jeans from a small factory in Italy. These sold out very fast, and from then on we had to learn, mostly the hard way, how to manage a brand. From design and production, to sales and PR, which we didn't have any previous experience of.
One of the most significant reasons I appreciate chainstitch embroidery is its undeniable authenticity. Hand crank chainstitch embroidery machines date all the way back to 1865 with Cornely’s Machine A.
“Old lady advice” or — the less flattering translation — “hag advice” is a saying or proverb that has gone from generation to generation. No one knows from when or where it originated, but everyone has heard it. A good example came early this year, when my Grandmother suddenly exclaimed, as we were dining Norwegian lapskaus: “There's a difference between daddy and the cat.”
What makes me love natural material is the way it adapts to the seasons and weather. Cools when it's hot, heats when it's freezing, transports sweat away from the body, and keeps the heat even when rain has soaked it, and isolates well when you use air gap space and the multi-layer principle.