Monthly Archives: February 2012

Spring-winter birdsong

Suddenly it’s light in the mornings. The birds have been singing raucously on warmer days, when it’s slightly above freezing (say, 2°C). The ice is thinning at Slussen. It’s vårdvinter — the feeling that spring is coming, despite the fact … Continue reading

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Kilroy Was Here

Wikipedia says it best: Yarn bombing, yarnbombing, yarnstorming, guerrilla knitting, urban knitting or graffiti knitting is a type of graffiti or street art that employs colorful displays of knitted or crocheted cloth rather than paint or chalk. Hence, the appropriateness of putting a giant knitted Kilroy, symbolic graffiti dude, on a pole on Götgatan, near … Continue reading

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V-Day i Sverige

It’s not a big deal here in Sweden. One of my colleagues said yesterday that in the past few years, the stores have been selling more candy and chocolate, hitting people’s pocketbooks with pink and red hearts, as this is … Continue reading

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The unburdened bosom

Last week, I had fika with a friend at the Kulturhuset, the multistoried cultural center that sits atop Sergels Torg in the center of Stockholm.  Inside you can find a plethora of culture (documentaries, art-house flicks, plays, photography, a library) … Continue reading

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Nobody Said It Was Easy, Chipotle

[Taken from a chat with a friend on Gmail today, with some notations/edits.] Friend: can you see that ad? it played during the grammys last night – I didn’t see it, but a lot of people mentioned it on fb … Continue reading

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Spotted: Woo!

Woo? A noun (wooing), a verb (to woo), an interjection (woo!), it’s also Woo: a design agency on Södermalm that has the coolest door art. (Did you even know that door art was a category for coolness?)  

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Long skate

Matt and I joined some friends yesterday for a long skate on Norrviken, a freshwater lake north of Stockholm city proper, out in the ‘burbs.  We headed out on an empty commuter train from T-Centralen, late Saturday morning, in order … Continue reading

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