Thursday, October 29, 2009

I want this bike!

Designed by Ollie Erkkilas. Read more about it here.

Dr. Strangelove and Mr. Ferro

One of my favorite movies also happens to have an amazing title sequence, designed by Pablo Ferro. See the movie, check out the designer.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Objectified - A documentary about objects

I finally got a hold of Objectified. At first I was afraid that it was just going to be an homage to Apple and minimalistic design but they went through several different views on design from objects that you wear in not wear out, to sustainable design and the problems with our consumer society. Definitely worth a look.

This guy was quite a joke though.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Unwanted items

I love looking at old book covers in thrift stores. Very inspiring!

To Three, or not to Three.

I have a conundrum.
I’ve been a Three customer since they first came to Sweden about 6 years ago. I keep renewing my contract because I really like Three; they have reasonable prices, the latest mobiles and a kick-ass customer service.
The thing is: most of the time, they suck! The memory card in my phone often slips out, they always have the most annoying, bizarre adverts:

now and then I can’t get any reception on my phone for no apparent reason and finally, I’ve been living in an apartment for about a year now and not once(!) been able to use my mobile internet. This is of course unacceptable. I can’t get any reception on my internet (or phone for that matter) anywhere in the flat and although Three have tried to be very helpful in getting this solved there just doesn’t seem to be any solution. And since I have an 18 month contract my only other choice is to pay the rest of my upcoming bills in one go (about 1400 kr) and end my contract.
So I guess the question is: why do I stick with Three all these years even though they are truly inferior to several other brands. Well I guess I’m just used to them. It’s probably for the same reasons why I would never choose Milko over Arla, Tropicana before Godmorgon or god forbid Findus instead of Heinz. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you: branding.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Free photoshop lecture, yes please!

Today I've registered to go to a free lecture on Photoshop CS4 and Lightroom 2 led by Adobe's own photoshop experts. If you're in Stockholm and interested you can register here.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Kseniya Simonova, you are lovely.

I'm thinking two things:
1. This is quite amazing.
2. Where can I get a hold of that dress?

Thursday, October 15, 2009

MSLK internship

Today I've finally booked tickets to New York! I'll be there from November 27th - March 20th doing an internship at the design agency MSLK. Now I just have to find a place to live.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Laser Bread: Make Something Cool Everyday

A great series by Laser Bread: Objects that normally don't shatter. Check out the rest of his album Make Something Cool Everyday.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Ruth Ansel in Stockholm

This is definitely high up on my priority list. The legendary art director Ruth Ansel will be speaking in Stocholm on October 22nd at the Moderna Museet. Really hoping I can make it! Get tickets here.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

The future looks nice.

Today I was asked to write down what my future goals are.
By 2020 I will have:
Worked abroad at least one year (within graphic design of course).
Made my own typeface.
Won a design award.
Visit Tokyo with my brother while he's making big bucks as an illustrator (I see a great future for him too).

After watching yet another inspirational talk from the great Stefan Sagmeister I think I'll add one more thing to my list:
Take a year off to only do inspirational and creative things.

Please watch!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Matt + Basement Jaxx = <3

Basement Jaxx new album has recently been released and it is tha shit! And the cover is of course designed by the very talentented Matt Maitland. Matt has designed CD covers for Goldfrapp, Beck, Muse, Athlete and The Futureheads (to name a few). He has one hell of a portfolio.


I'm in Love! These Mast Brothers seem to know their chocolate and caringly gift wrap each bar.