2011
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 […]

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