About Us

Hi there! We’re neither bike messengers by day, nor aspiring actors by night, but this is our website. We don’t live in the Phoenix Area, don’t have a great dog named Jack, and we don’t drink piña coladas, as this WordPress template proposed to write.

&the #RedFez was founded in 2005, and has been providing quality doohickeys to the public ever since. Located in Ermatingen, Thurgovia, it employs no people but does all kinds of awesome things with 3 different hats: A #RedFez, a #BlackBowler, and a #SilverTopper.


Released in January 2002, Seth Godin‘s eye-opening book The Big Red Fez gave Harald’s professional life a name and a new direction three years after leaving biophysics.


Surrealism is central to his thinking, alongside with making it as funny as possible. Salvador Dali didn’t wear hats, so Harald went for René Magritte‘s black bowler as a second hat when using his Nikon lenses in #TimeWarp mode to visit the world.


There is a beautiful image of a silver topper, not the mattress or cake, but the silk hat, in Richard Saul Wurman‘s book Understanding Understanding. This is Harald’s private life stream #InTheNow or #LaterGram. Three hats are enough!