A Thing Of Beauty II

Famille Rose Porcelain ‘Peach’ Bowl Qing dynasty, Yongzheng mark and of the period, 1723 – 1735. © Sotheby’s

A Thing Of Beauty I

Fine green-enameled ‘dragon’ bowl zhengde mark and period, 14th century China. © Sotheby’s

More Words

Somliga saker kan vi bestämma över, andra inte. Vi bestämmer över våra åsikter och vår inställning, vårt begär och vår motvilja – med andra ord allt sådant som vi gör själva. Men kroppen bestämmer vi inte över, inte våra ägodelar heller, vårt anseende och vår ställning – kort sagt sådant som vi inte gör själva.… Continue reading More Words

Memento

An immense part of my childhood and memories. Yet, contemporary in an unsettling way. And it is located far, far away in any meaningful sense of the words.

The City

It is a concept, an idea of sorts; Tokyo, Paris, London or Copenhagen. The city is an entity of its own. Always dynamic and depending on many views, architecture being one of them. So, maybe I am not a materialst after all, after all these years? The buildings being constructed in my city right now?… Continue reading The City

For Ever, Ever, Ever And Ever?

Yes, for ever, ever, ever and ever. Fabio & Grooverider on rinse.fm. I can’t imagine a more beautiful thing on a crisp, bone-chilling Sunday in the very Northern regions of the civilised World. Emperor Hadrianus was clearly a sensible man, he constructed the wall on an island mid-continental. The unsurpassable Caeser left the Germanics to… Continue reading For Ever, Ever, Ever And Ever?

Remember?

Folkhemmet Folkhemmet, the Swedish Welfare State, is a term used by social democratic politician Per Albin Hansson to describe an equal society without class differences, characterised by mutual understanding. In Folkhemmet’s Sweden, everyone was entitled to decent housing. The era of Folkhemmet was roughly between 1930 and 1965. The housing situation in Sweden in the… Continue reading Remember?