ISSUE THEME: TIME
SOFFA 21 IS DEDICATED TO SOMETHING WITH WHICH MOST OF US BATTLE – TIME. WE HOPE THE ISSUE WILL INSPIRE YOU TO MANAGE AND VALUE YOUR TIME BETTER. TAKE A DEEP BREATH AND SLOW DOWN!
In this issue we explore the notion that time need not be our enemy. While we may not be able to stop the flow of time, we can surely slow it down. Our feature on slow living offers tips for putting breaks on time, as do the original stickers found at the back of the issue. To keep track of time you will learn about clocks, watches and other time measuring devices from the past and the present. You can admire precise clock mechanisms – including that of Prague’s famous astronomical clock – in the story on L. Hainz, and if you inherited a Prim watch from your grandfather, you can enter our contest to have it fully refurbished. This issue also includes maps depicting the development of Prague that hint at the unrelenting nature of time. So unrelenting, in fact, that it quickly swallowed up the basil-flavoured ice cream featured in the food section. In our stories on interiors and travel we will transport you in space and time to show you an old countryside villa in Czechia’s eastern highlands, explore hidden treasures of Czech Switzerland and visit the magical island of Bali. You can also savour two sets of gorgeous illustrations: Míša Čejková and Michal Bačák’s vision of the future, inspired by the world of Jules Verne, and Ieva Ozola’s version of the history of humanity and our planet. Finally, you can’t miss our story on individuals for whom time is their daily bread. Peruse these pages and enjoy time well spent with SOFFA!