This is my next object of desire:
The Louis Ghost chair by Philippe Starck for Kartell.
You can read about (or buy it) here
So. I'll sit in it behind my glass desk, looking at the really cool and equally transparent speakers from Harman Kardon...
The way things are going, my entire home will probably end up transparent, or translucent at least...
Saturday, December 30, 2006
Tuesday, December 26, 2006
I don't really know how to adress the issue of, well... being mind-numbingly bored! Having a couple of days off is a crisis, as there is time to reflect on such issues... Anyway, Christmas was OK (but not over yet) and at least I can stand it better now than I could before.
I am pleased I managed not to receive a whole bunch of presents I do not want. Instead I was given a couple of things I really did want; One immaterial the other one material. The material one was this (see pic) fine piece of modern design. It's called Compinibili, designed by Anna Castelli Ferrieri and manufactured by Kartell. I plan to place it next to my (hitherto not even unpacked) frosted glass worktable (from IKEA) in my new apartment. I'm going to store headphones, mp3 player and mobile phone paraphernilia in it. I will probably set down my espresso on the top...
Posted by Jepi at 00:17
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Thursday, November 23, 2006
Monday, November 13, 2006
Anyone else out there around forty and generally, well... lost?
I've just re-realized that it's now that I'm supposed to sort of consolidate, settle down and somehow become that upper-middleclass-top-of-the-foodchain-middle-aged-slightly-fat-rather-well-off person .
How did I get here and where am I going? Yeah, I've heard that one before, too!
Anyway, I suppose it's now, when I look like a rather stern grown up man in command of just about everything (well, it does look that way, I tell you!) with a rather well hidden surfer boy inside, that I should relax into a quiet, low-key suburban brand of mild lunacy. I've almost managed to kill that smiling and rather laid back inner surfer dude with a stern rather angry...grown up.
Guess I'm just lost right now.
If you have any great ideas on how to solve this present ah, rut... please write something!
Posted by Jepi at 23:39
Thursday, October 12, 2006
I went on a business trip yesterday, and spent a total of 500 km's behind the wheel. I had to stop from time to time to keep it enjoyable, so I left the route for a bit and stopped at a place called Sjöporten (see picture).
I quite liked the abandoned-late-autumn-just me-and-the-road feeling, but will definitely stop for an ice-cream cone in the summer.
Posted by Jepi at 23:44
Monday, August 28, 2006
Saturday, August 26, 2006
If in Göteborg, find this café and consider yourself lucky! They will serve you an excellent coffee, and done so with a flair (One of the baristas comes from the Bar Centro). Try to snatch one of the seats on the pavement (sidewalk on the other side of the atlantic) facing the street. Excellent!
Posted by Jepi at 21:05
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Sunday, August 13, 2006
Well, some time ago before I aquired my everyday ride (is it right to use the word ride in this context? Seeing as it's only a scooter and not a hog? Would sled be appropriate, or do I have to use the word Scoot or perhaps even Urban Commuting Unit?) I pined for the Honda Zoomer (Ruckus to all you americans). I joine an online community, was welcomed into the fray as a prospect and went about my day expecting to be Zoomerized. It turned out in the end I didn't get one this time. I enjoy my ride, but miss the community. I also miss the feeling I know I would have of riding one.
Posted by Jepi at 17:50
Saturday, August 12, 2006
Monday, August 07, 2006
I've just been on vacation for two weeks. My view during some of this time has been something like this:
After enjoying my two weeks of this, I'm back to my very uncertain future. My job only lasts until end of september. If anyone, perchance, needs a property manager, send me a mail!
Posted by Jepi at 00:45
Friday, July 28, 2006
This is one of the things I drive. It's a Yamaha Neo's 50cc scooter. I like the light blue colour, and I like that it does 60 km/h without much effort. On my premier-drive through the newly built Götatunneln, I noted something peculiar to that stretch of road -I hit 72 km/h.
Posted by Jepi at 01:31
During my trip to Stockholm I immersed myself in what Patrick Wilmot* depicts so well in the novel "Seeing Double"; Shopping!
I found a pair of unlined driving gloves, perfect for those summernight cruises on my scooter. An extra bonus is that they match my new, rudely soft motorcycle jacket by Massimo Dutti.
Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Patrick Wilmot obtained a bachelor's degree from Yale and later an MA and Ph.D in philosophy from Vanderbilt, all in the United States. He taught sociology at Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria for 18 years. In 1988, the military government of Ibrahim Babangida deported him from the country for taking more than a passing interest in the way the country was being (mis) ruled by the military despite the fact that he has a Nigerian wife. Patrick has written more than 10 books including In Search of Nationhood (Lantern Books); Sociology: a New Introduction (Collins), and Apartheid and African Liberation (Ife University Press). Patrick now lives in London assessing manuscripts for the African writers series and the Caribbean writers series published by Heinemann. He is a member of council of the African Centre, London and Transparency International.
Posted by Jepi at 00:50
Thursday, July 27, 2006
The Luminor Submersible by Officine Panerai.
Just imagine that on your wrist! Do you feel that slight tingle of a salty water droplet in the small of your back as you step out of the water somewhere in the Mediterranean, spearfishing rod in one hand and flippers in the other? This is the watch James Bond would be wearing if he had had just a tad more style...
Another hot day in Stockholm, only slightly cooler than yesterday. After a sort of brunch with my family (that I see about twice a year) a trip to Fjäderholmarna for swimming and sunbathing seemed the right thing to do. I must admit I was reluctant at first, but with hindsight quite happy I went. The water was cold, but refreshing.
The picture was taken on the way back to Nybroviken. Back ashore, I went shopping. More on that in next post.
Posted by Jepi at 00:13
Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Friday, July 07, 2006
Well, what can I say? As I told you yesterday, I've been to the library to borrow some books. I found one book I decided to revisit -it's "Islands in the Stream" by EH (Hemingway). Today I lay in my hammock and read a few chapters, just like that. Instant gratification, total pleasure!
Tomorrow I'll be off to an job interview. I really want it, and plan to get it. I will have to be top dog playing the underdog (or rather be the underdog, believing I'm top dog)! Woof.
Posted by Jepi at 00:29
Wednesday, July 05, 2006
Tuesday, July 04, 2006
I'm on holiday this week. It's about 30 degrees, the sun beating down on all and sundry. This means impersonating a crocodile (Or, more likely -a midsize hippopotami...) by lounging around in a nearby lake all day.
Come afternoon and I nipped down to the library. Borrowed the following books:
- "Islands in the stream" by Ernest Hemingway
- "Exiles" (3 short novels) by Philip Caputo
- "BrazilFazDesign" (a book on brazilian design)
- "Angelica's Grotto" by Russel Hoban
Posted by Jepi at 23:09
Saturday, May 27, 2006
This is my avatar. I use it at Zoomer-zone. Or rather, I don't anymore. Nowadays I use an image of a plastic pig. A totally different tack; It's really, really difficult to hold one single thought, let alone getting around to publishing it when having a 12-year hold hanging over one's shoulder. Privacy? Silly really, as that thought will become public domain in a matter of seconds once I click that icon...
Posted by Jepi at 18:26
Tell you what. Went and bought a Yamaha Neo's scooter at the beginning of the month, and now I have an eternal stomach ache. Will I be able to pay the mortgages? How do I keep it from being stolen? Is the chain I bought (Able to withstand 10 metric tons of pull) enough? Will the lock that came with it withstand attempted theft? (Probably. It's strong enough to hold a 747 in place). What if I lose my job, how will I pay for it then? What if I crash? What if... I make Woody Allen seem downright cheery!
It is fun riding it, though. I zip around town merry as a Santa on ___. Half of the time feeling like a teenager, and the other half feeling slightly like a middleaged dork feeling like a teenager. I use it for work. That being the excuse for getting it in the first place. So, nowadays everyday is a bad hair day!
Posted by Jepi at 10:59
Thursday, May 18, 2006
Friday is coming up fast and will be here tomorrow. I'll be spending most part of my day sitting in different meetings. I will try to be on my best behaviour and not appear bored.
My father is attending a funeral in a nearby town and will come to stay with us afterwards, before catching the train back to Stockholm on Saturday. I'll be picking him up at the station at a quarter past eight, and I'll probably have some supper prepared so that we can eat toghether.
Later on when everyone's gone to bed for the night, I'll be off to a party at my old faculty. I plan to take the car and thus remain sober. I guess this should make the evening slightly boring for me, what with everyone else tanked up, so that I'll want to gome home early-ish! Clever, eh? Just as well, as having my father for a visit takes it's toll. Not that he's a pain, it's just that he reminds me of one of those trolleys in a supermarket that has a wonky wheel...
Posted by Jepi at 12:22