Posts Tagged ‘genious’

Curious: Old ladies from Plovdiv, Bulgaria are knitting mobile and computer equipment hand made cases

Monday, November 11th, 2013

new business idea manual hand crafted knitted mobile device cases

While reading one of my daily tech news websites today I stimbled on very unusual news and a business idea, worthy to re-blog 😉 The idea of the new Innovative business is just genious and simple as that – knitted digital equipment cases. There are plenty of old ladies in Bulgaria who are used to knitting sweaters, hats and all kind of hand made winter clothes. Knitting was among the must have skills for ladies in Bulgaria until some years time even my grandmother when a bit younger used to knit in most of her free time. Thus most of grandmothers in Bulgaria still when get old and have a lot of free time, kill their time with the craft they learned as young. For the young European people who probably never heard of it knitting is unique kind of manufacture for producing winter clothes from yarn.

yarn in different colors the base material for knitting

Knitting was a top ladies craft before the boom of industrial manufacture before 19th century industrial revolution, nowadays its almost a forgotten craft. Now some genious people in Bulgaria decided to give work to this old ladies and pay them for knitting computer and mobile equipment cases (cases for Tablets, Smartphones, Notebooks etc.) Knitting of mobile equipment cases opens new work places and introduces new way for old people to earn some extra income, such extra income is absolutely necessary in Bulgaria nowdays as most old ladies receive ridiculous pension of 120 to 150 EUR per month (money insufficient to pay expensive winter heating bills and so expensive food that is nowdays in Bulgaria).

lady knitting a sweater or some kind of clothe

The company who invented this new business and introduced it for the masses is Snug Essentials and is started by enthusiastic young people who had grandmothers practicing the old craft. The innovative product is distributed via Etsy Global Platform for distributing hand crafted goods as well as in   Facebook, Twitter and Ebay. As of time of writting the companyis extremely small 6 old grandmas work on producing the knitted cases for digital equipment but the tendency is this to rise soon, as there are plenty of people who love the hand made cases.
The price of a case is also not too high, it costs only around 10$ per knitted case. Here are few nice knitted cases produced by grandmas 🙂

notebook laptop in knitted hand made case

Your girlfriend will love it if you gift her one of these 🙂

knitted notebook case original business idea

Plamenko and his project Symphology – One of the greatest composer guitarists in Bulgaria presently

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

A friend of mine Plamen Panayotov is one of the best guitarists, I’ve ever watched live.
He is self-taught musician and is one of the notable guitar composers of our times (in my view).
As every genious he is not recognized on time and his music is not well known in Bulgaria.

Plamenko , he uses unique tunings not to be find in musicians official books.
Plamenko’s music is highly charged with positivism and goodness as it also reflects his life as a Christian and his Christian views.
He tried hard to make living with music and has issued a couple of music albums which are available for purchase in Amazon (just in case if you like his works).

Plamenko’s living is very interesting and he was actually the first person, I’ve met to publicly confess his faith in Christ.
I found it nice to share some of his inspirational and highly spiritual songs here in hope they will bring some peace and spiritual joy to my readers.

Plamenko – The Wisdom from Abvove

Plamenko – Renewal / Revival

Plamenko – First is Pure

Plamenko’s music is very unusual and I believe it would not be of an interest to people, who are after pop culture. Also his music is not a music one can listen everyday, (because of its high music diversity and complexity of composings is not easy for to be comprehended by the unskillful eye), however I’m sure his music can be appreciated well by professional musicians, spiritual seekers and unique music connoisseurs.

Plamenko’s living is as unsual as his music. He spend many of his years playing his guitar and traveling throughout Bulgaria’s mountain areas, waterfall regions and the wildest places in the country.

He shared with me his stories on how he lived, almost like a hermit for few weeks in abandoned old houses, vineyeards, meadows located in the wild.
During his tiny periods of “hermitage”, he told me how much he enjoyed the birds singing, crickets voices at night, the winds etc., while wandering in the mountain goaty pathways.
The most unique story, I’ve heard from his mouth comes like this. He was travelling in the mountain as always and once loved a certain mountain area place, he liked an abandoned house nearby and stayed and lived there (in high ridges of Rodopi Mountains) for two weeks time. During the two weeks he spend there his food was wild blueberrys and other kind of fruits many of which wild foods located he can find naturally growing nearby the place.

There is no doubt Plamenko like kind of people, are hard to meet in todays crazy life, when money are considered the highest good and people forgot that the essence of life is not in eating and drinking as our saviour Jesus Christ told in the gospels.

People like Paca are probably almost impossible to find in the developed Western Countries.
If you like Plamenko’s works and you have the financial wellness to afford buying his works, support him and help him to continue making and producing his wonderful music by buying some of his albums in Amazon.

Plamenko is currently living and working in Copenhagen Denmark, as he found it’s nearly impossible to earn enough money in a legal way in Bulgaria to afford fulfilling his dream of buyig a house situated in the mountain.
In Copenhagen presently he is working as a postman, distributing newspapers at night with bike.
Last time, I saw him just about few weeks ago he went back for a Holiday in Bulgaria and said he haven’t seriously played his guitar for about a year because of being busy with his distributing newspapers works. He also told me doesn’t feel passion for playing.
This is quite normal, I guess since he couldn’t find appreciators of his music. Plamenko’s music is produced without any company label under by himself. He is manually copying his music to CDs producing CD covers etc. This kind of music producing is quite unique for today’s world, where most of the music is only done via mass production in factories.
If you’re living in Copenhagen, you can see Plamenko on the streets and tell say Hi.
Plamenko’s artistic pseudonim (Plamenko) comes after his passion to play Flamenco music and mix it with other music styles.
Plamenko’s band in which he is the only member is called Symphology and means Logic of the Somphony.
He works in city center of Copenhagen an unusual job just like his music.
His daily job there consists of standing still for hours, holding a big Advertising sign of a famous Copenhagen Tatoo Studio.

Enjoy his great music!