Archive | December, 2010

Something christmassy

28 Dec

Every year in december the Danish street art blog STREETHEART makes an advent calendar in the streets of Copenhagen.
2010 was no exception as 24 artist joined forces and created each their piece of work.

Every evening hints were posted on the STREETHEART site, so that christmassy Copenhageners could go out find the hidden treasures of the city … Lucky winners got brilliant prices supplied by the local shops. Perfect circle of everything nice!

This is my contribution to the fun and games. The change of an old and sad exhaust device.

Merry christmas!

//Ida

They made this possible!!!

Thanks to STREETHEART for the top photo.

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I’m in love … again

15 Dec

To night I found the most amazing site. I cannot believe I haven’t seen this before? According to the site the hype has been immense!! But of course, I don’t live in NYC ; )

ANYWAYS. The Selby dot com. Run by Todd Selby. Portrait/interiors/fashion photographer and illustrator. Specialising in photographing all kinds of creative people in their homes and interviewing them in the wonderfully silly form of handwritten questionnaires. Perfect!

So. You need to go to THE SELBY … Immediately!
Here you’ll find tons of lovely pictures of fantastic homes and of people so amazing you want to chew your arm of!

For instance : Urban farmer, Annie Novak.

And I must warn you. There is a serious jealousy alert on this one!

Ohhhhh how I love my life (besides of course this temporary sickness and the being in bed one more month …) BUT this site is really amazing. I want to be all of these persons! NOW!

Please?


Pharrel Williams flashing his “kidult” lifestyle … I totally get it!

 


My hero George Lois and his ever powerful smile

 


Imagine waking up in that bed … Home of Lyndsay Caleo, goldsmith and interior designer; and Fitzhugh Karol, woodworker and interior designer. Wow!

 

…. these are just a few of the ton of pictures and stories that awaits you at The Selby, and of course there’s also a video that just makes you wanna dye your hair, quit your job and buy a skateboard …

I LOVE IT!

// Ida

The sound of 2011 is : Yai !

7 Dec

Just recently BBC released their Sound of 2011 predictions, listing the 15 most promising somewhat unknown artist. 15 bands, singers, rappers and producers to keep an extra eye on as we enter 2011.

There’s a lot (a LOT!) of interesting artists on the full list, so it’s quite hard to pick out favourites, but for me, personally, it’s a big fat thumbs up and woo hooo! to Warpaint, Jamie Woon and Jai Paul.

Can’t wait to hear more!

First up: Warpaint.
2 songs for you. Lovely live version of the light and dreamy “Billie Holiday”, which you might have heard on your radio? – and then of course their brilliantly beautiful cover of one of my favourite Bowie song: Ashes to ashes.
Ahhh … Feels like floating on feathers.

Secondly: Jamie Woon
I know nothing of this man, but I have a good feeling, that I will. Really soon.
This track makes me wanna go clubbing, celebrate new years and host a huge outdoor party all at once! I’m not sure that’s a proof of anything, besides my urgent need for at party!, but it really has a nice energy to it.

Third up : Jai Paul
I have no idea how to categorize this (and maybe that’s the whole point?). But no matter what it is, it’s amazing. That’s for sure. Hugely interesting.
Really like it!

Wauw!

In early 2010, BBC will be back with an even shorter version of the list, as they announce the top 5 of promising 2011 artist. And on January 7th, they should be down to just 1 act : The all round winner of The BBC sound of 2011.

I predict that it’s going to be unbearably hard to choose from this line up!

Yai!

//Ida

“WE HAVE FREE MUSIC FOR YOU!!!”

2 Dec

Yai ! Now there’s a sentence that always makes me smile!

Somewhat underground label VUF Records have a background of doing some really cool compilations, and now finally they’re back again with the long-awaited VUF#6.

The track list is really nice and holds both known and unknown acts from Denmark and Sweden. I’ve picked out one of the song for you – mainly because it’s from one of my absolute favourites! Troels Abrahamsen.

If you haven’t yet encountered this amazing Danish singer/producer/musician/VETO member/blogger/alias junkie – you definitely have to get started! In my opinion his 2009 album called “White”, released in his own name, was one of the absolute best Danish releases all of last year and everyone should have the pleasure of this! Hurry up and fetch it in iTunes store. Seriously … You deserve it! (This year he released the counterpart to “White” called “Black”. Also nice, but as for me, it was nowhere near the heights of “White”).

ANYWAYS! Back to the headline! There’s free music for you, compliments of VUF records, and thank you, oh so very much! Get the free compilation right here and enjoy Troels Abrahamsen and “I don’t have to”, just below here.

Tadaa!

//Ida

“Yes, hello it’s from the dentist. Your crown is ready …”

1 Dec

O … M … F … G … I’m old!!

First my teeth went all wrong! And as my dentist bill was climbing up the Kilimanjaro, I got struck by a nasty Streptococcus virus that only needed 24 hours to turn my entire body into something well worthy of front porch rocking chair at the local retirement home.


Depressing, part I

 

So last week I celebrated my 32-year old birthday … completely pumped on arthritis pills …


Sarcastic, part I

 

On the good side, I just had my first day of my new work life, at my new desk, in my new chair, at my new workplace/workspace place, with all my new friends and even freshly pumped with some new antibiotics!

So things are looking bright, new and good! But I’m still feeling slightly moody and melancholic and luckily I have SIA by my side, to fit this slow, wintery feel with another beautiful video.

Enjoy : )

//Ida

 

They made this possible!!
Thanks to my dear friend Cris Wiegandt for yet another nice link

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