national pride

お国じまん

30 december 2003 Switzerland
design: Susanne Perron and W. Mohrle

I am a fan of traditional gum stamps and enjoy licking/watering back of them.  I am against easiness or laziness of self adhesive stamps, as well as its tactile feeling – somehow thick and plastic, aren’ they?  Moreover, it is not nice to remove from envelopes. But if the motief of a stamp is interesting or its design is good, I collect them, put on transparent sheet.

This potate peeler is their National pride in Switzerland and I think it deserves it.  I buy them at supermarket in airport on my way back from Switzerland, because they are the best in this function and very reasonable.  Stamp design is not very good, though.

セルフのりよりも、伝統的なのり切手のファンです。セルフのりの「簡単でしょう?」とユーザーに歩み寄り、結果として切手の素敵な質感を損ねてる、イージーさが好きになれない。封筒から剥がす時も楽しくないですよね。けれど、描かれているモチーフが好きだと、つい買ってしまいます。

これは、わたしがキッチンで愛用する道具です。ピーラーではスイス製以上に良いものを見た事がない。完璧な機能性でしかも安い。いつもスイスから戻る時に空港のスーパーで買います。切手のデザインはいまいちですが、ピーラーが切手になっているのは嬉しいな。

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