Rhythmus Modern

Last night I went to the release party of the 2003 FutureDesignDays book and movie. At the event this great band (actually music collective) called Rhythmus Modern was playing. They played a sort of dance driven live muzak, and the guy playing tambourine was easily one of the coolest dudes I’ve seen on a Swedish […]

Home with HIRD + G-PER

Today I met up with swedish artist HIRD. After a coffee we went to his studio (Pic 2) to listen to his newly finished album, due for release in Japan in August. Some tracks featured the lovely voice of Yukimi Nagano, mostly famous for her work with swedish duo Koop. I didn’t get a chance […]

Pages – online magazine

All the way from Sydney, Australia; a (for me) new online magazine called Pages. Make sure you check it out. It’s really nice, and free 🙂 Update (16/08/21): This post was part of a week-long “Next Century Modern Blog” stint, by guest blogger Jesper Larsson.

Helkama Bike

Haven’t made up my mind if this bike from Finnish Helkama is ugly or nice. But it looks functional and the swedish promotion site is really nice: http://www.studentcykel.nu/ (Keep in mind that “FRAM?T” means forward and “BAK?T” means backward in swedish.) Update (16/08/21): This post was part of a week-long “Next Century Modern Blog” stint, […]

Heineken Aluminum Bottle

I’m not a big beer drinker, and I guess I’m kinda slow when it comes to beer trends. But even I can learn to appreciate beer when it is served in a lovely green aluminium bottle. This Heineken bottle, designed by Ora ?to, was released 2002 in a very limited edition and only in France. […]


More Milano… Even if i was ill at the time I thought the Designers Block event was one of the most interesting happening. Here I also met the crazy / funny / swedish design group; Defyra consisting of four girls based in Stockholm. They have a close connection to Tokyo being curators for Swedish Style […]

Young Japanese Fahion Designers Wanted

This girl is Lisa Sandstr?m, student at HDK (School of Design and Crafts, Gothenburg University). 4 times a year, 4 days at a time, she opens up her temporary fashion boutique called Fashion Deluxe. Here she’s trying to promote and sell young designer fashion, mostly made by design school students. As a part of Tokyo […]

Mogu vs. Barbapapa

I was quite disappointed with this year Mogu exhibition in Milano. Not as fun as last year and you didn’t get a free Mogu. But who can resist these soft Barbapapas from the 2004 collection; to cuddle while listening to Airs Moon Safari. Update (16/08/21): This post was part of a week-long “Next Century Modern […]

Interaction Design Institute Ivrea

I saw that Jean had already written about my recent trip to Milano. While eating and drinking my way though the press opening of this years new addition to the furniture fair; Street Dining Design at Triennale di Milano, I found an interesting floor showing student projects from the Interaction Design Institute Ivrea. The title […]