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Bumble Bee January 14 2016

There's something really refreshing about hitting the trail with the sole intention of just enjoying the ride. No destination. Nowhere to get to. Just the thrill of motion, and the buzz of the pushing one's personal limits. A few months ago I spent a couple of weeks driving a dirt bike across Java, Indonesia with a posse of wreckless friends. We only covered around 1800 miles (3000 kms) but that...

Lapidary Journal November 07 2015

Czech it out...Mercurious Designs mission for Moldavite April 09 2014

Czech it out     A few years ago I found myself meandering thru Europe in the summertime. Although it was the season to be sunny, somehow the weather had neglected to follow the suggestion, and it rained pretty much continuously. Not the best news as I was at the time meaningfully engaged as ‘The Merchant Adventurer’ bringing the stunning hand crafted silver creations of Mercurious Designs to the poor...

Walk on the Wild Side August 14 2012

  Every year or so I join a group of friends, intrepid freaks, to head out into some remote tribal terrain to ‘go native’…to experience different lifestyles and cultural norms, to trek across impassable terrain and to generally ‘get lost’ from the world. Our basic mission statement: to push the envelope and have an extremely good time doing so. This trip we were off to Irian Jaya, (Indonesian Papua New...

About the Designer August 04 2012

I guess once, long ago, I was fascinated by comic books, fantasy art magazines and mythical literature. Somehow, fortunately, I managed to bring that into my later life by donning the mantle of a merchant adventurer, a global trader, a treasure hunter, a gypsy. I spent many years travelling far and wide across the seven seas, enamoured with various tribes and their different ways of seeing life while hunting for unusual...
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