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December in the arts dept.

5 Jan

Happy New Year!! (still goes right?)
Hope you’ve all been well and had the joyest of joyfullnesses!

Pulled the plug on a lot of things during December, so I haven’t shared this with you yet.

As a part of the StreetHeart Christmas Calender 24 artist were asked to create a piece between the 1st and 24th of December, making Copenhagen just a little more Christmasie and giving the guys and girls of the city something to do while waiting for A: Christmas B: The sun to come back. (Which eventually IT WILL!)

SO! tons of fun in the streets and a lot of great stuff this year.

For some reason I really wanted to wrap something. I decided to do a huge Christmas present, wrapping this otherwise grey, sad and pretty much lame concrete bench.

I wanted to make it useful for the locals, so I decided that the gift should serve as a heated bench, covering it with isolating flamingo squares before wrapping it.
Hence I called it “Bænkevarmer”. Which directly translated means “Bench-heater” which is funny-ha-ha (ha-ha) in Danish, but not really worth explaining …

Using 6 meters of oilcloth, 30 meters of red tape, 7 meters of green gift ribbon, 4 pieces of flamingo, an obscene amount of tape – and the help of some good friends – this is what the huge gift looked like.

Comfy, right?
I really enjoy the whole process of a project like this, but maybe my favourite part is when realising that it actually worked as I intended and that people get it! When I was unwrapping it the other day, one of the local dog-walkers passed by and said thanks, because he’d used it quite a deal during december and really enjoyed the warmth of the pop-up-heated-bench. Awwww … Mission accomplished.

//Ida

Aufwiedersehen Hamburg!

30 Sep

So, Hamburg was really nice!
Amazing street art, lovely trashed up cafes and some really cool areas where all kinds of creative people do what ever’s in their power to make the city a much more colorful and (in my opinion) more interesting place. For example the occupied buildings at the Gängeviertel in the center of Hamburg.

Translation : Time is not money. Work is not life.

I spent only 5 days there, but will most definitely come back! Took a ton of pictures, and as always, it’s impossible to choose. Therefore, a brief sample of some of them, off course accompanied by my new hero Chilly Gonzales, who led me around the streets of this lovely (and adorably cheap) city.

But before you meet Hamburg, Reeperbahn festival, Gonzales, Motoboy, Lissie, Wolf Parade, Cris, Jan Henning, the Beatles’ “hometown” and the lovely leftovers on the rooftop – here’s one photo that I’d like to headlight. A sign posted in the window of a closed store in central Hamburg.

Translation : If you want any photo work done, please contact the bakery …
But off course.

And now for the film.
Enjoy!

//Ida

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