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Not On The Wall IV

May 5th, 2020 Comments off

Yet more discarded artefacts. Please search for: On The Wall.

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Four Original Quotes

May 5th, 2020 Comments off

1st – Heter the Smurf eller Snurf?
Unknown, May 2020
A young girl on bike asking her friend (the obvious authority); a perfectly legitimate, relevant and pertinent question. Is it Smurf or Snurf? I’m thinking that an inverted Smurf is a Snurf.

 

2nd – We’re getting there!
Uncle Dugs, Apr 2020
Uncle Dugs from rinse.fm on the progress made spreading the joy of 1993’s jungle, hardcore and other essential musical styles.

3rd – I remember this tune as if it was Yesterday!
Uncle Dugs, Apr 2020
That would be a tune played in 1993. As the man himself puts it:

I’ve never found music that’s buzzed me like the hardcore, the acid house, the jungle stuff, from the mid/late 80s and the mid/late 90s,” he grins. “There’s nothing that’s ever done that to me again. I’ve never lost the buzz for it that I found the day I went to my first rave. The minute I found it, that was me, forever.

The shout-out frequency on this show is truly something else! It is never ending: crew, by crew, designated drivers, DJs and the rest.

 

4th – We were in Högängen.
Known, Anonymous, Apr 2020
The place exists, but even though a have extensive first-hand knowledge of the area I’ve never heard it been called that before. It is situated between the two subway stations: Bandhagen and Högdalen, Bandängen is named, whereas Högängen is not. Yet…

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It’s Just Wrong!

May 5th, 2020 Comments off

No comment.

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Béton Brut

May 4th, 2020 Comments off

The KTH-A building on Östermalmsgatan 26, and its 45 years of proud service as an institution producing and disseminating architectural knowledge. The building was inaugurated in 1970 and designed by a team of architects led by Gunnar Henriksson and John Olsson.

Ref.

This new brutalist masterpiece was voted the ugliest building in Stockholm 2008 and was severally damaged in an (accidental) fire in 2011; then facing demolition for the second time (the first one being after the vote) it was ultimately spared that grim fate.

Something has to be said about the location: Östermalmsgatan 26 – Uggleviksgatan – Karlavägen – Rådmansgatan.

It may or may have something to do with how the vote turned out in the end. – Why? Well, the address is located in an area that most likely did not embrace the idea of anything being built at all to begin with and that which was eventually erected.

I for one would like to have had seen that happen. And it is a fact that one of the last significant architectural contributions to the inner city is actually from 1970.

There is still no sign of an Architect Museum nor is there of a Design counterpart and this country is supposedly know for (among other) precisely those things. “Scandinavian/Nordic” architecture and design. Instead they turned 45 years of Swedish architectural heritage – a building that literally defines what an institution is – into a serviced office/start-up creative digital future proof locality. The café looked really enticing when I passed it the other day.

Stockholm is until this day still lacking a museum of Architecture and Design. And even less so a building to actually house them…

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D’où Je Viens XXV

May 3rd, 2020 Comments off

This is where I live.

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Signs III

May 3rd, 2020 Comments off

The black plaque reads: Kreativitet Kvalitet Kommunikation = Creativity Quality Communication whereas the sign on the door reads: Soprum = Garbage room. However it is a really upscale address in central Stockholm.

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Fabror Blå II

May 3rd, 2020 Comments off

Is it a professionally secured crime scene executed by Stockholm’s finest: farbror blå (uncle blue) aka the police?

Please see: Farbror Blå.

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There’s “A”

May 2nd, 2020 Comments off


Fig 1.


Fig 2.


Fig 3.

  1. There’s a playground somewhere behind the pillars.
  2. There’s a storm coming.
  3. There’s a puddle.
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Break Hard

May 2nd, 2020 Comments off

Ride hard, break hard and carry as much speed as possible.

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Power/Tiles

May 2nd, 2020 Comments off

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