Saturday, December 30, 2006

Next necessity

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...

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

X-mas present

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...

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Raining cats and dogs

Enjoying myself in Mölndal, as there was a bit of rain the other day. Subsequently, some of it ended up indoors and I got to play around with bilge-pumps. Here's one of them, doing its' thing... ;-)


Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Global warming aka global warning

I took this picture with my mobile phone

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Been a while

I'm a workaholic, and totally knackered. Just want to share this with you:

I had some time to myself last weekend. So I took the opportunity to go to the Röhsska Museum in Göteborg. The exhibit theme was porcelain, plastic and rubber goods.

Monday, November 13, 2006

40 ish

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!

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Business trip

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.


I would like promote a really great band called Bo Kaspers Orkester (BKO) . Go to their website, listen to the songs and enjoy links to the past and almost subliminal neural associations to such bands as Reeperbahn, Neil Young, Dire Straits and Roxy Music...

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Monday, August 28, 2006

It's a wonderful world

Sometimes it's the small things that bring everything back into perspective . The air becomes clearer, light becomes brighter and thoughts become irrelevant. It's the resting in the moment.

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!

Tuesday, August 22, 2006


I wish for


This is for all my visitors who've posted a comment. Thank you!
A special message for Alicia who revisited! I actually wrote a rather long reply but it got lost in translation, somehow.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Object of desire

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.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Things to lust for

Increase those serotonin levels!

Monday, August 07, 2006


Went past the home of my mobile phone the other day. It looks like this:


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!

Friday, July 28, 2006

My everyday machine

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.


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.

Patrick Wilmot
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.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Things to covet III

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...

Boat cruise in the Stockholm archipelago

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.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Things to read

This is what I'm reading right now. Send me a mail if you can recognize the text!
I'll write a review when I'm done.

Things to covet II

I've borrowed my brother-in-law's apartment in Stockholm for a few days. One of its' coolest features is the gas range (stove, to all you others). It looks so elegant, and being gas, wonderful to cook on!

Things to covet

As an alternative to a Panerai, I suppose the ceramic J12 by Chanel could suffice...

Friday, July 07, 2006

Islands in the stream

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.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006


Went sk8ing with my sun earlier tonight. Man, I just love it! I realized the other day that I've been on a board since 1973. I think it's cool that I still love it after thirtythree years! :-) (That's my board to the left and my son on the right).

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Culture or opium for the masses

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
I also rented a DVD "The last days of the Universe" by Pen-Ek Ratanaruang (a Thai/Japanese movie). While at the library I caught an exhibition of art purchased by my city. I would have like more installations.

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...

Long weekend

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!

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Friday fantastic?

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...