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Exciting and unusual Christmas present ideas from over 50 different local creators!

Know-it-all passport® started the 4th edition of our pop-up shop, Know-it-all Marketplace, this past Monday 25 November and will be open through 24 December, 2019. 

Located in the popular Planète Charmilles shopping center, Know-it-all Marketplace will showcase the work of local creative people who have a passion for creating things and love to share this passion in a large surface of 250m2!

With unusual products ranging from hard-to-find gifts and luxury accessories, handmade soaps, jewelry that you won't find anywhere else, and delicious food for the entire family, you won’t need to go anywhere else for your Christmas gifts this year! Chances are you will want to treat yourself to a few items too! Come along to browse, chat, meet up with friends, and buy!

Over 50 local creators

Each of the 52 creators has had to go through a rigorous selection process to avoid imported products with no local creative input.

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Special discount for knowitall.ch clients available until end of 20 November 2019!

About 6 years ago, knowitall.ch featured an article about PikPerfect... they have come a long way since then! This easy-to-use website, which enables you to produce your own, professional-looking photobook is still going strong. We caught up with Rushad Vevaina to see how the company has evolved.

Why did you start PikPerfect Photo Books?
With the onset of the digital camera, and now smartphones, we often take thousands of photos every year, most of which just end up sitting on our device. Or if we're good about it, backed up safely in the cloud. Having a well-curated annual family album or a photobook of your last vacation is a more enjoyable way to relive these memories and share them with friends and family.
Sorting through thousands of photos is often a daunting task, so that's the first hurdle. Once you get this done, not everyone has the time or patience to spend hours trying to design them into a photobook. We had exactly the same problem - juggling work and kids left us with little spare time so we never got down to making many photobooks. We started PikPerfect Photo Books to address this problem, we now help thousands of working professionals and busy parents preserve their memories for the years to come.

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The new stamps from the Swiss Post Office were released a few weeks ago. It is so exciting to see what they have come up with. We love the new beer ones shown above. What fun it would be to use for a party invitation! It doesn't cost anything to order stamps via the website as you pay the face value and postage is free!

When ordering, make sure you choose the ones that say: non oblitéré. Otherwise, you will receive stamps that have the postmark on the day of issue. Some stamps are offered as "autocollant" for peel-off stickers; or "gommé" for the kind you need to moisten.

Would you like to learn more about the art of brewing beer? Then take part in the Post Office's competition to possibly win 2 tickets for a guided beer tour in Bern on 20 November 2019 or a sheet of “The art of brewing” stamps worth Fr. 8.-! Deadline is 31 October 2019 so hurry and click on this direct link to the entry page in English.

Here is another new set that is beautiful and could be used for a wedding invitation.

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One more box = one more happy child

Over the past 23 years, schools, companies, and individuals have donated gifts to thousands of needy children in orphanages, schools, hospitals, and to the many children who have just been abandoned or are living in appalling conditions.

Your Gift Boxes will go to help children in Moldavia, Belarus, Romania and Ukraine. So far this organization has made over 46,000 children happy, and last year 3,476 children alone!

For most, it was the first gift they had ever received; a very special unexpected present, bringing a sparkle to their eyes and unimaginable joy.

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Super prize to be won! Read on.

On a recent smartphone photography workshop held at the Château de Vullierens, given by Elisabeth Fransdonk from EMO-Photo, we met up with a new entrepreneur, Maxime Eymin. We are very enthusiastic about his high-quality lenses for portable phones, branded SMART EVASION, that we wanted to share it with our readers. As a thank you for this article, Maxime has kindly offered a super prize: a phone case and lens pack - a Fr. 108.- to Fr. 128.- value!

Maxime, what is your photographic specialty?

I specialize in landscape photography. I love nature. This is also why I love so much Switzerland. I travelled quite a lot and saw so many other amazing places.

Our planet is just amazing! But it unfortunately suffers a lot because of human kind. Our goal is also to positively impact our environment. This is the reason why we want to offer quality and durable products. We don’t want products people won’t use or that they will throw away each time they change mobile phone. We are also careful to our footprint when importing our products. We limit the usage of plastic to the maximum. We haven’t chosen yet the association we will be supporting but it is important for us to give back some of our benefits to associations who are working at protecting our planet. Our products destinated to EU countries are shipped from Ensovo warehouse, based in north of France. We decided to be working with them because they help young entrepreneurs to start their own business, and they also employ people in reinsertion into the workforce. Their company has a positive social impact. We are happy to contribute to their vision and mission by choosing them as our partner.