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What do you keep around your studio for inspiration? “Many books and magazines. We often flip through a kind of simple encyclopedia from the early 1990s called Vom Faustkeil zum Laserstrahl — ‘from the hand axe to the laser-beam’ — which describes all kinds of human inventions, such as that the first mirrors were polished copper and invented in Egypt around 2800 B.C. Another inspirational book is Home-Made by Vladimir Arkhipov, which showcases his collection of Russian homemade objects and the stories behind them, like self-made boot hangers or a thread spooler fashioned out of a plastic bottle.”