Nippon 15
Nippon 15

I have dreamt of going to Japan since I was a kid. It was first something about the video games and cars. It then evolved into being about the culture and the total contrast between the super minimal and the super maximal. When I finally got to visit this wonderful place it really met and […]

Islandur 14
Islandur 14

Íslands minni Þið þekkið fold með blíðri brá, og bláum tindi fjalla, og svanahljómi, silungsá, og sælu blómi valla, og bröttum fossi, björtum sjá og breiðum jökulskalla — drjúpi’ hana blessun drottins á um daga heimsins alla. – Jónas Hallgrímsson

Complete Circle
Complete Circle

As usual, long time, no blog. But now I actually have something to say. I started this blog to document my own journey from university to reality. It was a long one with many ups and downs, creative solutions and shitty jobs to pay rent. But I am very proud to be able to say […]

OMRT13
OMRT13

Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur is one of the 27 regions of France. It encompasses six departments in south-eastern France, bounded to the east by the Italian border, to the south by the Mediterranean Sea and by the principality of Monaco, to the north by Rhône-Alpes, and to the west by Languedoc-Roussillon, with the Rhône river marking its […]

Underground
Underground

It’s been over a year since I posted here on my blog. Life got in the way I suppose. I guess that is positive somehow. Lately I’ve done some minor cosmetic changes to the blogs appearance with new icons linking to home, Linkedin and Tumblr at the top (thank you Axel) But now to the […]

Meglio tardi che mai
Meglio tardi che mai

So finally I got the chance to visit Milan during the furniture fair. During all the years of studying design I never managed to get to see this phenomena in person but only hear my friends talk about it. Me and my friend Jesper flew down on friday morning and in a matter of hours […]

0647
0647

Unpacking after a week in Åre, Sweden. A week both mind and body will remember for a long time. A regular update will follow shortly. See you then. Photocredit: Jesper Jonsson Photocredit: Jesper Jonsson Photocredit: Jesper Jonsson

Jeden tag ein bisschen besser pt. III
Jeden tag ein bisschen besser pt. III

Once again long time, no blog. But it has it’s reasons of course. Since I flew back down to Pforzheim it has been so much work to get done that I just could not find the time. At the end of a Pforzheim-semester there is a Werkschau where all the students show their final projects […]

Schnee
Schnee

I’m back down in Pforzheim for the last month in school. It was a long day of wonderful travel that meant I could finally put Finland on my countries I’ve visited list. The school break came at a perfect time and was spent back home in dear old Sweden with friends and family just catching up […]

Dr.Prof.U.E.
Dr.Prof.U.E.

Back in Sweden me and my friends have visited hundreds of deserted mines, houses, industries, hospitals, military facilities and other beautiful things. This hobby of ours is called urban exploration and means that you find things man-made, visit and explore them. We have been doing it for a couple of years and by now we […]

Jeden tag ein bisschen besser pt. II
Jeden tag ein bisschen besser pt. II

Okay, here comes another update from the land of glühwein and spätzle. I thought I’d use this post to talk about how sketch-education works here in Pforzheim. As I  wrote in a previous entry here I am enrolled in three sketch-courses. You can read about them here. The reason for me being here is just […]

All work and no play
All work and no play

School makes me a better sketcher but not a better blogger. It makes me tired too as can be seen above. I I’ll get to blogging this weekend or so. Maybe a sketch-update and on how the lessons work down here. Stay tuned!

Jeden tag ein bisschen besser pt. I
Jeden tag ein bisschen besser pt. I

Halftime in Germany. I can’t really believe it but according to my calculations I’m actually half way into this exchange. Things really sped on down here and I have learnt so much. Hopefully I will learn even more this last stint and go home satisfied. Right now it feels like I will. The way things […]

Opelface and Mainhattan
Opelface and Mainhattan

Photocredit: Anders Magnusson Long time, no blog. Well there is at least a good reason for that and that reason is the german word aufgabe. That means homework and most of the time with my schedule down here there is little time for other activities. I find that to be a good thing for this […]

India in Germany
India in Germany

Today I was invited by my dear study-buddies from India to the celebration of Diwali. We missed the first part unfortunately but arrived just in time for food and firecrackers. I’m not going to try to explain the concept of Diwali but as far as I understood it’s a hindu festival of light celebrating the […]

So far so good
So far so good

After the intro-project with Porsche Design there has been a slight vacuum before courses in school starts. This was a welcome gap to be able to let all the new things sink in and run some errands. With being an exchange-student in Germany comes certain musts that I’ve tried to take care of the last […]

Hunger auf Luxus?
Hunger auf Luxus?

Okay so now two days of stegreif project with Porsche Design has passed. It has been two very interesting days to say the least. New school, new language, new country and loads of new people. This short intro-workshop started wednesday with all of us being split into groups. In my group there are some that […]

Newie
Newie

Almost a week has past and I have started to get settled here in Pforzheim. School is slowly getting started and the town is filled with confused teenagers and exchange students. Today we had the official opening of the school up in the main buildings of the university. For us from abroad there thankfully was […]

Ersten post
Ersten post

It just said bang and now I’m here! Taxi left at five yesterday morning for Landvetter Airport and then Air Berlin took me to Stuttgart via Berlin. Everything went smooth and I slept through both flights. So now I arrived in what will be my home country for the next four months. It is excitement, […]

Bromance
Bromance

Last weekend, me and my best friend Anders went on a roadtrip. It involved a lot of driving, urban exploration and other weird spontaneous things. I can sit here and write about it or just link to Anders webpage where he already did. I choose the latter. hyperkub.se Tomorrow there will be a first Pforzheim […]

Working 9-5
Working 9-5

With the exchange to Pforzheim coming closer and closer it was time to prepare with a trip up to Värmland for a huge dose of Sweden. The weekend was spent eating good food, rooting around the forest for mushrooms, listening to country on the local radio, visiting flea markets and just letting time pass on […]

LOTS of love
LOTS of love

With less than two months left until I supposedly leave for one term in Pforzheim, Germany, my plan was to stick with my job as a test-driver and keep the money coming in to save up for this coming adventure. As it now shows, things did not go according to my plan. It actually took […]

Swimming in neon
Swimming in neon

Long time no blog! It’s been a lot of things going on and exciting things are starting to happen. I will write about this in a separate post. This one however is a summary about last weekend spent in Vetlanda, Småland. Me, Jesper and Anders took a roadtrip there and stayed at Jespers good friends […]

Rotterdam
Rotterdam

  I finally got to go back to Rotterdam! Last time was with my bachelor-class back in 2005. Do you guys remember? It was a fantastic trip and I missed you all on this visit. This time it was a quick visit a gray day while working. Spent the night in a hotel close to […]

Innsbruck
Innsbruck

This morning I woke up in Innsbruck, Austria after leaving Italy yesterday. Me and my colleague started the day with a very quick sightseeing that was topped with a parking-ticket. Apparently you did need to pay where we parked. Oh well. Weather was not too good today with rain and low clouds but in made […]

Monaco GP
Monaco GP

This one is for Niclas and Anders and all my other friends interested in motorsport. A visit to Monaco isn’t complete without a trip around the grand prix circuit so we got up early, mounted the GoPro on the hood of the car and went for it. It was a surreal feeling to drive the […]

Grand tour
Grand tour

Gothenburg – Kiel – Würzburg – Monaco – Riva del Garda The new day job delivers once again and brought me all the way to the mediterranean sea for some (read a lot) of driving. I won’t bore you with too much details so I just post some pictures below instead. Tomorrow we’re leaving Monaco […]

Fujitsu design award result
Fujitsu design award result

So finally the results for the Fujitsu design award came in and put a smile on my face. I did not win anything but I did get shortlisted. I am very happy with that feat since only a hundred out of 3354 participants got shortlisted so it feels like I did something right. There will […]

Amsterdamage pt. II
Amsterdamage pt. II

Now I’m back home again, reflecting on the trip to Amsterdam. It was a nice and effective working holiday. I got to see this city for the first time and even though it mostly was through the windscreen of a Volvo I really liked what I saw. Amsterdam feels alive and like a very creative […]

Amsterdamage pt. I
Amsterdamage pt. I

This weeks objective consists in going to Amsterdam with our test vehicle for some tests. So why go to a city far from home turf? Well the test requires the car to be surrounded by as much pedestrians and bicycles as possible and as close to the car as possible. Amsterdam has all this taken […]

Continental breakfast
Continental breakfast

Day 1. Once again I find myself sent out on an excursion to continental Europe. This time the task is to deliver a car to Stuttgart. So far me and my colleague got to Copenhagen where we stopped for the night. Tomorrow we head out for the 1000 km to Stuttgart and on the way […]

Achtung!
Achtung!

Was ist los!? So after a many sleepless nights with portfolio-making followed by a long agonising wait I finally got the result. It took me at least ten minutes to open that e-mail, but when I finally dared to I think I actually managed one or two tears of joy. I got in! After graduating […]

Ohoy Galterö
Ohoy Galterö

After a friday dedicated to working hard on a new project together with Anders Magnusson, the saturday was all about relaxation. Not relaxing in the traditional laying-in-bed-all-day kind of way though. We got up not too late and started planning for some kind of outing together with Jesper Jonsson. Me and especially Anders has been […]

Radar and visual
Radar and visual

In 2020 Volvo aims to produce a car that nobody will be seriously killed or injured in. At the same time their cars will not kill or seriously injure pedestrians or other road users. To do this they are constantly developing systems that aid the driver in many different ways. Some present examples of this […]

Ohoy Tjörn
Ohoy Tjörn

Just a quick recap of this weekends events. A quick trip to Tjörn in the for the weekend borrowed work-car with nice company, a beautiful little house to stay in and refreshing coastal weather. We visited the Nordic Watercolour Museum in Skärhamn and got to see a fantastic exhibition called Xenoglossy by Julie Nord from […]

Autobahn
Autobahn

It was about time I got myself a new job. This one will also be the last one before I get a ”real” job within the design business. That is a promise to myself. So what do I do now? Well I got a job that is actually kind of a dream come true. A […]

Award tour
Award tour

Friday the 18th of March was the day of the award ceremony for the design challenge that auto motor & sport held in cooperation with Volkswagen. The location was Volkswagens showroom in the centre of Stockholm, Sweden. There was three prices presented, two first prices and one peoples choice for the person with the most […]

Saab independence day
Saab independence day

Today the 23 of February 2011 it’s been a year since Saab was sold by GM to Spyker. This occasion was celebrated with something called Saab independence day in Trollhättan and worldwide. I personally took the chance to go back to my dear hometown for some quality time with friends, family and Saab. After arriving […]

The day job
The day job

If you have a best friend working at a camera store during weekends you often find yourself drooling over the equipment they carry. For a while now I have been wanting to get a video camera to add to my collection of useful things. So finally, financed by my day job and some excellent discount […]

VW Splitcab
VW Splitcab

Yesterday, with 28 seconds to spare I turned in a competition that the magazine Auto motor & sport held together with Volkswagen. The brief was to create a Volkswagen for the year 2018 and the prize is a six week internship at Volkswagen design in Wolfsburg. Since I turned in my contribution pretty late I […]

Fulo
Fulo

My dear friends Ulf & Olof that forms the design lab Fulo is exhibiting a new set of beautiful products at the Stockholm furniture fair next week. Adding to their already exciting portfolio is the bench Bits, the table Constellation and the chair Stokkøya. The furniture fair is this year held between the 8th and […]

Another day, another deadline
Another day, another deadline

So here we go again. The familiar feeling of anxiety and restlessness just showed itself. The way you always have and always will feel after you turned something in for a deadline. This time it was for the Fujitsu design award 2011 and it actually feels like I made something relevant and interesting. I hope […]

VXUHDKUID
VXUHDKUID

After a long time of e-mailing and discussing different options I recently got invited to Umeå for a visit to the legendary institute of design. UID is a school that is one of the best in the world at what they do. And what they do is educate students on ba-level in industrial design and […]

Regret as a creative tool
Regret as a creative tool

Many times when looking back at projects I’ve done through the years I realise that the only things I’m focusing on are the bits that could have been done better. The good aspects of the project are there but is always shadowed by how it could have been better with these, these and these changes. […]

Fujitsu design award 2011
Fujitsu design award 2011

Today I found a competition that actually sounds very interesting. It is a design competition to create new lifestyle from next-generation computing as it says in the description. There are two categories. One that didn’t really catch my eye that was basically about redesigning a laptop. The other on the other hand was very inspiring. […]

The quest for knowledge
The quest for knowledge

After five years of design education my feelings are mixed. On one hand I believe that I am a complete and ready to work master of design. Given that I am the product of two multidisciplinary schools I also feel like me and my classmates might be a little bit different from students that comes […]

Growing up
Growing up

  Hello everyone and welcome to my brand new blog. This is the place where I as a newborn designer will ventilate my thoughts about living and developing into this work role. I say newborn since I just graduated from my masters program at HDK here in Gothenburg, Sweden. This is where it all begins. […]

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