Thursday, October 30, 2008


For a book lover, and anyone with a fondness for aimless browsing, this must be one of the loveliest places in the world. It's the Stockholm City Library, designed by Gunnar Asplund.

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C'est tres Julie

One of the more beautiful sights in freediving is seeing Julie Gautier underwater

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Came acros this picture on flickr. Reminded me of the times i was freediving and being surrounded by a school of fish. Besides that being a pretty spectacular feeling, it's also the most 3-dimensional sensation one can have, as they're literally everywhere, in each direction.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Ani Difranco

Been listening to Ani for over a decade now, and last night i finally saw her live. Knew she was going to be good, so wasn't surprised when she really really was, and was amazed anyway.

Monday, October 27, 2008

more eyebrow

Besides those clouds that look like bushy eyebrows, i came across this creature with HUGE eyebrows, the silkworm moth -the groucho marx of the animal kingdom.

eyebrow clouds

One day, i'm going to study clouds. I mean scientifically, if only because their latin names are so pretty; this morning some clouds were definitely wispy, which in official terms is 'Cirrus'.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

a couple of skies

The sky yesterday seemed to consist of at least three distinct different versions of itself

No more excuses

Borrowed an actual digital camera, so now i'll persue the elusive good picture taken by me like Don Quichote would one of these

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


I'm hoping this is a cat

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stairs and shadows

Saw this great pic on flickr. Especially the lines of the stairs and the shadow they cast have me spellbound; how does this happen, where does the light come from exactly? It seems to bend.

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EDIT: a colleague way smarter than i am, i.e. an IQ above 80, figured the staircase followed the building, which is round, hence the strange shifting shadow.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

New old trick

It's an old one, but i never knew how to make letters with pictures as their color. I did it in photoshop in a roundabout way, but now i've learned how to do it in Indesign, with much tighter results.

Monday, October 20, 2008

autum impression

Am trying to find a way to make my crappy crappy cell-phone pics into semi-impressionistic ones. It's not working, but i'll keep at it.


The place i'm going to move into next month has some interesting lines -on which i'm gonna bump my head

Friday, October 17, 2008


Now that i've been deeper than half of what it can do, i've gotten less embarrassed about having such a good depth-measure watch. Esthetically, i especially like the back of it:


It's an official part of my job now to design postcards. My lame form of humor will soon get unleashed upon an innocent world.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

More from the butt-crack

A sentence popped in my head a few days back: "Haaren is a view best had rapidly decreasing in your rearview mirror." Haaren is the village i live in. It's a little too neat, and more than a little too little. But as i rode my bicycle from work back to the butt-crack, the clouds were their splendid unruly selves and i stopped in awe.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

a view of a statue

It's still odd to have had a public figure as a dad -though i'm used to it all my life. But requests such as having his statue in the national museum of Literature's gallery still give me the giggles. And since the available statues seem to have found their natural places, the museum will probably have to make due with an oil painting. I'm very proud of my dad; here's another pic of the statue i found on the web


Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A statue's view

Am having a meeting today to discuss the future of my father's hand-written papers -the national museum of literature wants them. In his honor, here's the view from his statue near where he lived.


Played with a picture of a wolf in Photoshop. What do you think, would it be too much to make the eyes yellow/photorealistic?


When i first saw this on a wall in my hometown i thought a pigeon had had a spectacular accident. But thankfully it was a rather good stencil.

Going down

Came across this picture of a freediver this morning on flickr.

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Monday, October 13, 2008


Been working on pictures with straight lines in black and white since i got bored in math-class and started doodling with a ruler when i was 14 or 15. Sometimes, an interesting thing comes out of it -or at least something eye-straining. This is the first time i worked with a triangle; usually i work in squares. But i think this kinda works.

Or maybe it should be a bit less busy:

Sunday, October 12, 2008


Okay, so next to a doberman, i'd also like a Pyrenean Mountain Dog. I think they're called that because they actually are mountains of dogs:
And like mountains, there's something majestic about them

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Plus i think it says something about a creature when they can sleep in snow, and says something warm yet cool

Their first couple of months, they're even more cuddly

But what's really gorgeous about these dogs i think is their melancholy

Would probably call this guy 'Deus'.

Saturday, October 11, 2008


Once, i held a narwal in my hand:

Angelic hair

Talking about hair, you wouldn't say it, but i'm related to an Angel. Rafael couldn't have made this guy (my nephew) one any more beautiful:


A while back i was a tad hairier than i am these days:

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Actual German products

Found in gas-station on the German highways:

Yes, ew, and also, notice how the little tail-less spermatoid in the picture has blue eyes. Jawohl. Strange to find this in the shop of a gas-station; usually you'll see it in the bathrooms of a gas-station.

And a possible example of German self-consciousness:

Or is this German humor? Latent desire for auto-cannabalism?

A sun in somebody else's sky

Been listening to Pearl Jam's 'Black' a lot lately, and got this idea from the line "I know one day you'll have a beautiful life, i know you'll be a sun in somebody else's sky, but why, why, why, why can't it be, why can't it be mine?". It's a bit busy at work so this i slipped in between jobs; i'll probably give it another go. But what a great song and a heart-braking line.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Memory Lane

When i take trips down memory lane, i often pass this building

It's in Brooklyn, on Henry and Pierrepont St.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

apnea walk

Did a new personal best today. In apnea walking -walking without breathing. Please excuse the crappy crappy quality of the camera-phone, but if you look really hard, you can see a flight of stairs in the background, right? From the station passage above there, i walked down those steps, crossed the road, and kept going past this sandbag in the foreground without breathing. Then i feared i was either going to pass out or shit myself, and since i didn't know which one would be worse, i decided to do neither and breathe again. Nice walk, though. Previously i only made it to the bag, not past it.

My dad

There are 2 pictures of my father that i switch between hanging over my desk. One is from '65, years before i was born, the other from around '86. I find the earlier one very cool, as it reminds me of the Godfather, but i barely recognize my father in it. A bit of a mystery. It reminds me to get to know his earlier work. The other one is pretty much exactly like i remember him best, bright, inquisitive and sweet. What a great head he had, and what great things came from it.

"Style is a voluntary restriction of available means" -Cornelis Verhoeven

Friday, October 3, 2008

Burning man

One of the things i recently stumbled across is a festival of sorts called Burning Man (, where artist and free spirits meet in an American desert to build a community for a couple of days. It looks like something i'd like to visit, and maybe i will, just to get views like these

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how to signal "I'm not okay"

In freediving, we have a thing called the surface protocol, which is designed to make you prove that you're in control and okay after a dive. One of the aspects is that you have to give an okay-sign by making an 'O' with your index-finger and thumb. The following picture is close to that, but such a gross distortion that it's more 'not okay'.

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Don't care about the nazi- and 'rosebud' associations, i love Dobermans and i'd want one if i had time/space/money. This is one of the most beautiful portraits i found of them

Eric Lafforque

A photographer that i admire to the point of having to grab my chin off of the floor is Eric Lafforgue. I stumbled upon his work on flickr, i think this was the first one

But it turns out he does great portraits as well. This one of an Eritrean girl is just sunshine

One of his pictures of a man in Papua New Guinea haunted me so that i had to do something with it, so it turned it into the cover of an imaginary photo-book for him