- June 27, 2000. An update in
my own Gallery at last (`Some misunderstandings ...'). It took me quite some
time so I hope it's worth your while.
DP directed my attention to a possible source of confusion: Pellicceria MC
is not the same as Pellicceria MG. Also, I have to do something about
the alphabetic order of the sites.
This update's best site is Rosa Nera, who would have received a !!! if they
had shown some more of their collection. Have a look anyway.
- FAKE: Evolutionary Furs (n!!),
- FANS: Fur Twins (u and new address),
More than coats (u!), NL Fur Fetish Foto Page (offline), Pelz Die totale
- FARMS AND WHOLESALE: Dagorret (n), Panda (n!),
- FURRIERS: Eberle (n!!), Rosa Nera (n!!),
Piccinini (n!), Roy (n!!)
- June 22, 2000. Still
catching up with the backlog, but there is some new material as well. And
definitely go to the Vogue Search page, if you haven't been there already.
Runner up: Leonardo.
- FANS: Furchild (!!)
- FARMS AND WHOLESALE: Kallisthenis (n!), Ofra (n!),
- FEATHERS: The Feather Site (n!)
- FURRIERS: Leonard (u!!), P.K.Z. (u!!)
- MAGAZINES: Vogue (!!!)
- ORGANISATIONS: Deutsches Pelzverband (n),
- VARIOUS: Fur & Fashion Frankfurt
(n!), Hong Kong Fur & Fashion Fair 2000 (n!), M.F.M. (n!!),
- WAITING ROOM: Italstyl (n)
- June 21,
2000. A large list of new sites and updates waiting. I'll try to do them in
a series of smaller updates.
(u!!), Fur Palace (u!!), Fur World (u!!), Furlover Suzie (n!), MrMockle
(u!!), NTC (u!!), Persianer (u!), Quelques fourrures envolées ... (n!!)
(u), Andriana (u!!!), Hinsdale (u!!), Libonati (n!!), Pellicceria
Defilés de Paris (u!!), Page to Start (n!).
ROOM: Erton (n)
- May 18, 2000. Another quick
one, I'm afraid, but I trust you'll enjoy yourself anyway. Sorry to
everybody who have been waiting so long to see their update posted ...
- FAN SECTION: Another page about ... (u!!),
Duce Girls in Fur (u!), Fur Dreamer (n!!), Fur Palace (u!!), Fur World
by FN (u, !!! in you're into adult), Furamo (u!!). Furvidspix Yahoo
(n!-!!, depends on your taste).
- FURRIER SECTION: Andriana (u!), Fur Outlet (!),
- April 20, 2000. A very quick
update, as I'm leaving for a short holiday and I still have to pack.
Meanwhile, everybody (well, not just everybody) has been working real hard
to bring lots of goodies to the fur-hungry masses. Due to an overload of
work at Koshenko Towers I haven't been able to keep you as up to date as I'd
like, but I'm sure you have heard from Mr Mockle's and the Fur Palace
updates though the Soft Spot Fashion Forum or the NTC Forum. I expect the
dreadful spell over work overload will last another month and then I'll be
able to ad some pictures again, clean up some loose ends and generally
expand the site and the SSFF.
- FAN SECTION: FML by DP (u!!!), Fox Files
(repost), Fur Palace (!!!), Furamo (u!!!), MrMockle (!!!!, by popular
demand), NTC (!!!).
- ORGANISATION SECTION: Furs.com (n!!!).
- March 30, 2000: some more
debugging after the links flood of the last weeks, with thanks to DP. If you
had trouble getting through to Bod & Christensen or Spangenberg, in the
Furrier Section, try again; however, when I last checked, Spangenberg had
- DESIGNER SECTION: Danzi (u!!!)
- FAN SECTION: Another site about ... (u!!),
Furamo (u!!), NTC (u!!).
- FURRIER SECTION: Ericsson (n!!)
- ORGANISATIONS SECTION: furs.com (n!)
- SPOT ON ... GETTING
IT RIGHT: Added
some scanning info, and 'Cathy'.
- March 23,
2000: another update, as Lynx had become rather worried about what had
become of what could be the largest furrier link of the year: Greekfurs, and
I don't want to stand between Lynx and a well-earned applause.
FAUX AND FUN:
Fabulous Fakes (u!!).
ABC-Furs. Greekfurs (n!!!). So there. Jean Philippe Fourrures, Tollet
Grimaldi (n!!), Jean Philippe Fourrures (n), Revillon (n!)
- March 22, 2000: mainly a
small maintenance update, as DP has kindly directed my attention to some
errors in a recent update. Kiszely furs was erroneously listed as Szekely
furs (even when falling of my chair from sleep I'm apparently able to manage
near-perfect Hungarian anagrams), `Bayer', if you have been looking for that
one, should be 'Beyer' and Sheeny's Fur Palace update was only listed on
this 'Welcome' page, not on the `Fans' page itself. I'm sure you've all
found your way to his excellent update anyway. I've moved Birger Christensen
from the C to the B, although I'm not completely sure that Birger isn't a
Finally, I've made some additions to the WAITING ROOM (A. Da Furs, Fröhlich) and, as I
don't want to send you home completely empty-handed, I've added Hong Kong
Fur Factory (n!!) to the FURRIERS SECTION. I want to leave you with the news (suddenly
I feel a bit like Angus Deayton) that since February 8 no less than 75 sites
have been added to that section, so if you're lucky, there might be some
more Hungarian anagrams in there.
- March 21,
2000. Still a lot of links in the 'In' tray, but I'll keep this update
small. Main news to day is a wonderful update in the Fur Palace.
Antonovich (n!), Eagle Rock (n!), FursPlus (n!), Garbin (n!), Germann
(n!), Maryfur (n!), Furland (n!!), Gioannini (n), Reiss (n!),
- March 20,
2000. O.k, 50 links to go, Alice on the stereo, it's not dark and I'm not
wearing sunglasses either. (I never do.) Mainly more Lynx and Elli links
from the SSFF.
(page is back online)
(n), Berber (n), Blue Fox Fur (n!), Bod and Christensen (n!), Bruna
(n!), Dermafur (n!), Elite (n!), Ferdissima (n!), Giancarlo (n!),
Gardenia (n!!), Kalinka (n!!), Manenq (n!), Manitoba (n!), Matthiessen
(n!), MC (n!!), Mersmann (n!), New York Furs (n!!), Nobel (n!), Revillon
2 (n!), Sorce (n!), Thylan Furs (n!), Tsoukas (n!), Versatile
- March 18,
2000. A lot of time goes in updating the Furriers section these days (a
daunting 70 links outstanding as I started on this update), so my stroll
around the furry block is not so methodical as usual - if you have a fan
site and want to be sure that an update is noticed, let me know. Meanwhile,
Lynx and Elli have been very busy, and here is the new batch, with special
mention for the Samantha collection; and also some notable updates in the
Augenfeind (u!), FML by DP (u!!), Furamo (u!!)
Albrecht Furs (n!), Anastasia (n!), Ankara Kürkevi (n!!), Bayer (n!),
Belka (n!), Carol Ann's House (n!), Donatelli (n), Hinsdale (n!),
Intereurotrade (n!), Millennium Fur Collection (n!!), Paris Furs (n!!),
Rika's (n!), Sakowitz Furs (n!), Samantha (n!!!), Sldaky (n!),
Spangenberg (n!), Stanga (n!), Toschi Pellicce (n!), Tzorias (n!),
(n), Excite Commerce (n), Mar Fashions (n!), Orylag (n!), Woods' Fur
- March 11,
2000. The first cut of the no less than 60ish new sites and updates we thank
to the determined efforts of Lynx, Elli, FK, and others. If you grow too
impatient, check in at the SSFF. Also, I've adjusted the rating 'system' -
it ranges from zero (uninteresting, no new material) via ! (one or two
things of interest) and !! (interesting) to !!! (unexpectedly spectacular).
Fashions (n), Fur Dariali (n!), Lana Collection (n)
Beautiful Furs (u!), Fur Models Gallery (n), FML (u!!)
AND WHOLESALE SECTION:
Outlet (u!), Gerko (n!!! - numbers aren't everything), Transfurmation
(u! and moved here from 'Various' section), Tu Piel (n)
- ORGANISATIONS SECTION: furs.com (n!)
- February 29,
2000. Leap day update, and I'm sure you'll all leap from joy as there has
been a Lynx links flood in the SSFF. I'm glad to see some of the updates are
very fresh (check the date between brackets); if search engines are lagging
far behind, then Lynx and other contributors are pretty adroit at getting to
the new fur sites anyhow.
(n), Dainese (n!!), Nija (n), Robinson (n).
(u!), NL Fur Fetish site (u), NTC Web member side (u!)
AND WHOLESALE SECTION:
Andriana (new address and u), Bond Furs (n), Buhl-Frye (n), Birger
Christensen (u!), Cioni 1 (description u.) and 2 (n), Green (n), Kahnert
(n), Lea Furs (n!), Pappas Canada (n!), Sevaryn 2 (n!), Szekely Furs
- ORGANISATIONS SECTION: furs.com (n!)
(n!), D.G. Line (n and u), Furinternet.it (n), Hanlno (sic!)
Bad Rabbit Prize goes to the web designers of David Green (`no right-clicking
on this website') with a nomination for the Nija designers (Flash abuse, but
the site is still under construction); I don't care what you do on your
corporate intranets, but on the WWW technology should be used to help people
IN, not to block them OUT.
Special mention for Pappas Furs (the one from Canada), Lea Furs and above all,
Dainese. I have seen the future: it's soft, fuzzy ... and it has knock-out
- February 18, 2000. There are
still updates coming in from furriers who updated in the January and
February - people have been very busy. Several links by Lynx this time.
- FAN SECTION: Chinchilla Fur Page (n!),
Furamo (u!), Furworld (u!; and moved here from the Various Section)
- FARMS AND WHOLESALE
- FURRIERS SECTION: Bestfurs (n!), Fischelis (n!),
Furwear (n!!), Four Seasons Fur Co. (n), In the Mink (n!), Overland
Sheepskin (u!), Sunrise (n)
- VARIOUS SECTION: Kipping (n), Lisa Infurred
- February 8, 2000. More or
less a maintenance update: some sites that were still lingering in the
offline section, although they were online again. Also a re-organised menu
bar to the left of this - if you are using a frames-enabled browser (which
must be everybody by now). If you have trouble accessing the Soft Spot
Fashion Forum today (after 1000 AM Eastern Time), the boardhost site is
down due to some hardware upgrade - everybody gets their share.
- FAN SECTION: Duce (n), Texas Fur Ring Page
- FURRIERS SECTION: Fur Outlet (u), Pappas (u),
Paustian Pelze (u), PKZ Furs (u!), Quality Furs (u), Raphael Pellice (o)
- MAGAZINE SECTION: Pellice Moda Online (u!)
- February 4, 2000. So far the
Soft Spot Fashion Forum is coming along nicely, thanks everybody for your
positive response! Apart from the news that NTC is back online, there is a
nice triplet of links courtesy of Chris. This almost feels like birthday.
- DESIGNER SECTION: Sorbara (n!!)
- FAN SECTION: NTC (back online).
- FURRIERS SECTION: Connecticut Furs (n!!), Powder
River Traders (n!)
- February 2, 2000.
SOFT SPOT FASHION
Although the NTC Forum is still down, the SSFF is not meant as a replacement
for NTC Forum, but as an addition. Go figure why it would need
adding, or read my own posts at SSFF (or perhaps Furking's on NTC, as soon
as it's back on).
ORGANISATION SECTION: www.furs.com (u!)
VARIOUS SECTION: Furworld (new address).
Due to the increasing amount of junk E-mail through
web-harvested addresses, I have decided to phase out my 'geocities' and
`bigfoot' mail addresses. If you have been using either of these (check
in your Email program), change the setting of the softspot address into
If you have trouble reading this graphic, there is a
link at the bottom of this page, but you have to change this before
using, as it's altered to thwart mail robots. Sorry for the
inconvenience. Note: if you are using my w x s address, please keep
doing so! However, if you want to pass on my mail address to somebody,
use the planet one given above. Thanks in advance.
- January 31, 2000. Only four
days after the last update, and the 'to-do' list is spilling over. Some of
the business updates are worthwhile - with very special mention for York
Furs - but in spite the of many new arrivals, the best material currently
comes from the 'amateurs'. Unfortunately some off-lines (o) too.
FAN SECTION: Fur Palace (u!), Furamo (u!), NTC
FURRIERS SECTION: Annabella (u!), Anpel (n),
Finefurs (n), Helas (u), Kauper (n), Kircher (n), Plappert (n), Santis (u!),
Schachtmeyer (u), Schrader (u), SFP (n), Sprung (o), State Fur Salon (u),
Stefano (o), Stroudsburg (u), York Furs (u!!), Zaffalon (o)
VARIOUS SECTION: Bikini Snowbunnies (u)
- January 27, 2000. With
Geocities back from the dead, I've tied up some loose ends of yesterday's
update. Also some interesting new links and updates. Special mention for Mr
Mockle (if you haven't been there already) and for the newly available Haute
Couture collection of JP Gaultier on Firstview.
FAN SECTION: Barguzin Boutique (n), Fur Gallery
and Vaults (n), Mr Mockle (description updated).
FURRIERS SECTION: Chilkat (n)
VARIOUS SECTION: Firstview (u)
26, 2000. An update that's severely hampered by problems on the Geocities
(their servers serve them right, it seems - it must be their punishment for
stealing everybody's website content).
FAN SECTION: Dragon's Lair (u), The Fur Palace
(u), Marvel's Forum (n), Mr Mockle (n but offline already), NL Fur
Fetish Gallery (u), Uzo (back and u)
FURRIERS SECTION: Carolyn Furs, Casualfurs.com (n),
Derma (n), Flaire (n), Il Pavone (n), The Louis Vuitton Dealer (n)
15, 2000. Busy, busy, busy ...
News and updates:
DESIGNER SECTION: Miljkovitch (u)
FAKE, FAUX AND FUN
FAN SECTION: Beautiful Furs (u), Crazy Fur and
Fun (renamed to Saturnia's Trash Movie Page), Fur Fetish NL (u), Fur Library
(u), Furophiles (u), Persianer (u)
FURRIERS SECTION: Big Sky Designs (n), Chicago Fur
Outlet (n), Flemington (u), Northwest International (u)
VARIOUS: Fur World (u), Yasmeen Ghauri and
Furs (n), Glacier Wear (n), Russian Fur (n).
The designers steal the limelight this update: have a look at Veronique
Miljkovitch' site and, at the Fake section, Charly Calder.
4, 2000. Back from a long and furruitful visit to Paris (Yes, I saw someone
who look looked like Lynx, and she was wearing a red fox jacket, but I'm
quite sure it wasn't her) and Madrid, and ye olde Inbox is full with updates
(u). Here goes:
FAN SECTION: Crazy Fur and Fun (Saturnia), FML
Virtual Furrier, Foxfox, Fur Twins, Furamo, NTC (all u)
FARMS AND WHOLESALE
FURRIERS SECTION: Hicks (u), Knyagna (n), LVS (n)
(u), furs.ru (n)
THE WAITING ROOM: for sites without content and
`currently' under construction. I'm not going to be checking these every
week or so, so if any of these corpses come alive, let me know. Also
LOOKING FOR IDEAS and MIKHAIL'S GALLERY
- December 17 1999. Probably
the last update of this year, as I'll be away for a few days soon. Merry
Christmas, a good 2000 and happy browsing!
New sites (n) and updates (u):
FAKE SECTION: Laurent (u)
FAN SECTION: Fox Files, Fur B, Fur Fetish NL,
Fur Palace, Furvids (all u)
FURRIER SECTION: Deux Oursons (n), Dublenki (n),
Cuirs et Fourrures du Front de Seine (n)
ORGANISATION SECTION: furs.com, Hong Kong Fur
Federation, Nederlandse vereniging van Fokkers van Edelpelsdieren
VARIOUS: A.M. Furs (n), Bikini Snow Bunnies
(n), Dee (n), Transfurmation (u)
Special thanks to Elli and FurKing here, who have been flooding me with
updates and links.
- December 9
1999. New sites and updates:
FAN SECTION: Absolutely Sexy Furs, Fox Files
FURRIER SECTION: Furoutlet, Hicks, Parese, Phillip, Rosenberg-Lenhart
ORGANISATION SECTION: Kürschner-Innungen in Bayern
VARIOUS SECTION: Transfurmation
- November 30,
1999. New sites and updates on the FAN (Deborah Harris Appreciation Page)
and VARIOUS (Fashion Showroom, Sheepskin Warehouse; links to `Heavenly
Gloves' and `Weinstein' fixed) SECTIONS.
- November 27, 1999. New sites
and updates in the FAN (Furvids), FURRIERS (Beauté), ORGANISATIONS (furs.com)
and VARIOUS (Heavenly Gloves) SECTIONS.
- November 21, 1999. Some
corrections on the FURRIER
SECTION (removed Dieter
Pelze - not a fur site - and added the address to Rieger Pelze); thanks Pit
for telling! New site in the FANS SECTION (Fur Fetish Photo Gallery).
17, 1999. Updates in the FAN (Absolutely
sexy furs, Fur Burger, Fur Library, Furophiles, Silverfox) SECTION.
- A question -
anybody has a decent sized scan (or a real life copy) of this
I fondly remember seeing it as a SAGA promotional picture in at least two
fur shop windows as far apart as Vienna and Rhodes, years ago, and I never
could get it out of my head. Recently it showed up at the SAGA site (at
www.furs.com) but only at stamp size. I'd be happy to return the favour with
a few of my own scans.
Just makes me wonder, by the way - what do furriers do with their old
promotional material? They can't just BIN it, can they?
- SOME ADVISE TO
WEBMASTERS: not mentioning the 'update date' on your
pages is a great way to hide that you haven't done anything with your site
since ages. It's also way a great way to hide that you just did
update, and miss out on the attention that you would have got otherwise. And
I still love to hear about updates!
fed up with Java, especially the bits that don't work? Deeply
frustrated by outlandish plug-ins that only work on the
Outer-Mongolian version of Whammybrowser 4.02a but clutter up your
hard disk anyway? And do you like ActiveX as much as your real life
ex? Check with these people:
It's the http://www.anybrowser.org/campaign/. Even if
you're not as annoyed as moi and a lot of other surfers and
webmasters by all the abused (and more often than not defective)
technorumpus on the web, you might pick up some useful ideas for a
snappy website there.
This is not about
making dull, innavigable text-only webpages without pictures -
perish the thought - it's about downward compatibility and common
sense. Some examples:
- You can include pictures, but you use the ALT tag to tell what's
on them and how big a download they are.
- You can use frames, pictures, imagemaps (shudder), buttons,
VB-script or JAVA to make people jump from one place to another, but
you also provide a plain text-link system to help
those around with low spec browsers (and there are many more of
those than you think), or the people who prefer to switch 'graphics'
off for the sake of speed.
- put essential info behind plugins or inside huge graphics.
- whack big (and animated) graphics on places where people can't
Some of you may have been bothered by the
Tripod pop-up screen; there is nothing I can do about that, I guess
there has some minus point when you are on free webspace. To reduce the
hassle I have two tips.
- The nag screen - I think you may call it that - will only open *one*
window of itself at the time. So if you plan to do some jumping back and
forth from MSS, just leave it open and it will save you lots of
processor time, as it only will be opened once.
- If it doesn't open itself but just displays a very annoying Java error
message (like it used to do on my PC), use the `Open in new window' option
in the right click menu or `context menu' to jump to a link. This will leave
the MSS window open so you won't have to reopen that as well.
Actually, this might be great time saver for NT, OS2 or everybody
with Windows95, Apple. Sorry if you already knew this one.
- THANKS to
everyone who sent me new links, posted them or was in any other way helpful.
- If you disagree with me
about the review of your site, tell me. I love to give hints to improve it,
gladly correct things if I am proven wrong, and I am more than happy to
reconsider an opinion if you have changed your material. Just let me
- If you update, move or even
close your site, tell me. Especially in the last case your mind might not be
to it, but letting people waste download time on a dead link is a very bad
way of saying 'Thanks for looking at my site'.