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Germany’s Manufactum

The Alte Hof (Old Courthouse) in the center of Munich is the former residence of Emperor Ludwig IV (of Bavaria, 1282-1347). It was destroyed in the Second World War and was rebuilt around 1950. Manufactum, the department store extraordinaire, has been in this building since 2007, encompassing almost 900 square meters and housing their entire range of goods. (more…)

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Rossi1931: Gift Wrap Chronicles

Although the tradition of gift giving has a long Christmas history, those gifts being presented in colorful paper and tied up in curls of ribbon is a relatively new practice. While Christmas cards began to be sent in the mid-nineteenth century it wasn’t until many years later that dressing up presents in Christmas finery caught on.

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Rossi1931 from the Massdrop site

Wouldn’t it be great if you could e-mail a company and tell them what you would like to buy and if enough people felt the same way, they would order it for you at wholesale prices? Enter Massdrop.

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