Saturday, December 26, 2009


Just for fun: I wrote about Ratos on the 20th february this year. Then, Ratos stood at SEK 109,00.
A minute ago today, Ratos stands at SEK184,50.
Wow, I will become my own guru.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Object of desire X

Yeah, I 've had the Chanel J-series as an object of desire before, but now there's the GMT version pictured on the right.

Get down on your knees and beg. You know you want this...

Friday, November 20, 2009

Hotel room

Hotel room. Again.

Conference in Båstad, Sweden

This is the view from a conference room in Båstad,the tennis-capital of Sweden. Mainly, we discussed how reality is what you choose to perceive. Fair enough, given you have the option of making a choice.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Pieter Claesz

I've recently become intrigued with food in an historical context. Therefore, I'd like to explore why there is so much food in art. Is the food on display something the artist actually ate, or does it represent something else? What did the food actually taste like? How was a meal composed? By whom? The picture above is by dutch artist Pieter Claesz (1597-1660), around 1642. The meal consists of bread, a herring and a glass of wine. The wineglass is very prominently displayed, the fish is on a pewter plate, and there's also a stoneware jug in the background. Is this a display of wealth, or is it just a meal?
(I also wonder if that really is a herring. Looks like a european perch (Perca fluviatilis) to me...

Friday, November 13, 2009

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

2 A from E&A:

You never never really have fun, unless you try it. Whatever it is...


Saturday, November 07, 2009

Objects of desire IX

I've loved Clark's Desert Boots, ever since I lived in Sydney and went to Asquith Boys' High School, back in the mid '70's.

Since they're made out of suede leather, all you need is a stiff brush and a bit of determination of a sunday morning, to bring them back to new. If you haven't impregnated them with ScotchGuard or some other aerosol-based leather waterproofing, stuff them full of loose balls of yesterday's paper and you'll be dandy the very next day.

Anyhoo, I found these babies in a shop called Lester, on Södra Larmgatan in Göteborg. They will be my next indulgence.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Alain de Botton's latest book

Away for the weekend, with a book in my rucksack.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Objects of desire VIII

Saturday in September and I've just bought a new set of trucks from Holey. Rather dear pieces of a lesser metal, but as they are an important to my lifestyle, what choice do I have?

The little doodle of cherry blossoms at the bottom is my sketch for a new tattoo, based on the "Japonica" china series for Rörstrand. Thought it would be nice on my right upper arm. Or not.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Jump right in

Utter stillness, on my bicycle ride this morning.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Object of desire VI

Philippe Starck designed this ride for Aprilia back in 1995. It's called the Aprilia Moto 6.5 and was produced until 2002. Click on the image to take a closer look.

If I wish really hard, perhaps I can ride this beauty next summer...?

Monday, April 20, 2009

Objects of desire V

Nothing beats a pair of new shoes! I have a thing for suede shoes, especially desert boots and car slippers.
Combine this with the lust for life and colour that stirs
every spring... These two pairs could be the perfect cure!

At the gates

I saw this wonderful little gate just off Biblioteksgatan in Stockholm, Sweden. The fencing and magpies (latin: pica pica) are all metalwork.

Objects of desire IV

The Eames Plastic
Side Chair is a contemp-
orary version of the legend-
ary Fiberglass Chair. It was produced in collaboration with Zenith Plastics for the Museum of Modern Art in New York's Low-Cost Furniture Design Competition and was the first industrially manufactured plastic chair.
Since the 1950s the organically shaped seat shell of the Plastic Side Chair has been combined with various bases and produced in the millions.

Need I say this is an object of great desire to me. I can easily visualize six of these around my superellipse dinner table... Oh, the little coathanger in the foreground brings a smile to my face whenever I see it. It's quite an affordable way to boost serotonin levels!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Bonfire of the Vanities

Actually, the custom in Sweden is to light a huge bonfire at easter. Then...(to be continued).

Saturday, April 11, 2009

A microcompact home

The micro compact home ( have developed the m ch. It's along the lines of Werner Aisslinger's Loft Cube and both are something I'm extremely interested in. My ideal home is situated in a mid-sized city or perhaps within a 15 minute commute by bicycle, scooter or electric automobile. I have a vision of my Smart parked outside my tiny abode, with it's small garden including a khoi pond...

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Bob Dylan in stockholm

I zipped up to Stockholm on a monday afternoon to see Bob Dylan live at Globen the same evening. What can I tell you? Surreal!
I really don't know whether the man is a geratric freakshow or a genius. I'm hoping for genius, with a minimalist streak. I'll have to check him out a bit more before I can pass verdict.
See video below.

Mr Bob @ Globen in Stockholm, Sweden

Monday, March 16, 2009

Driving home from work

This is just a random shot out of the car window on my drive home from work. Man, I'm lucky to be here! This planet is cool.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Billion Dollar Babies

Just a spot of fun: I know where I was on the 26th March, 1977! I was at Alice Cooper's "Welcome to my Nightmare Tour" at the Sydney Showground. I have vague memories of sitting on a picknick blanket on the grass, the air very Woodstock billowing clouds of ....weed!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Investment strategies

My investment strategy for the next decade, will be:

  • Security companies
  • Medicine/biotech
  • Renewable energy
  • Food solutions
  • Greentech (such as waste management)
  • Base metals
  • Peer-to-peer (such as joint partnership with cottage industries in developing countries)
Countries and markets of interest are (in no particular order):
Sweden, Denmark, USA, Brazil, Venezuela, China, Great Britain, Australia, Thailand, Russia, Africa, India

For Denmark, keeping it simple in the beginning is crucial. Therefore, I'd simply :
a) Take a closer look at Ratos. Their investments in Denmark are in the private-equity market.
b) There should be a market for bio-energy and windpower. I would look for direct investment in start-ups.
c) Just for fun, I'll be following this one: Kortnavn: ADSERV

ID: CSE41565
ISIN-KODE: DK0060086908
Handelspost: 500
Sektor: Advertising
Sektpr-ID: 25401010


Thursday, February 19, 2009

Object of desire III

I don't know if it's Darth Vader exactly, but still pretty cool! I could well imagine having this parked om my driveway. Just imagine: Just as my neighbour gets into his 5-series BMW that costs him a fortune to maintain, I pop into this little pod, and zip away before he's even coaxed his huge auto out of the drive...

The only thing I don't like about it is the price tag. Costing SEK 139 000 is about 50 000 SEK too much. Sales would go through the roof if it cost less. Also, it has to be available with leather and suede interior...

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The Sartorialist

I just found a new blog. Go there, check it out!