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Storytelling instead of vision in future homes

Storytelling instead of vision in future homes

Annedal 2012 – the housing exhibition in Stockholm, once a dull industrial area that has been transformed in to a completely new neighborhood for 5000 new inhabitants – has recently closed the gates. Interior by Anders Jakobsen (LagomBra) for Stockholmshem An expo as this, is obviously a rare opportunity for the “crème de la crème” of the greatest...
Out of time at Vienna Design Week

Out of time at Vienna Design Week

I want to share some of my colleagues, Jesper Jonsson at LOTS, images from the Design week in Vienna (30/9-9/10) with you, where the red line was how we perceive time. At J. & L. Lobmeyr they showed Philippe Malouin’s installation Time Elapsed. The flow of sand through an hourglass is traditionally used to keep track...
Getinge SMART - a new generation of loading equipment

Getinge SMART – a new generation of loading equipment

Getinge Infection Control is a unique company. Since its founding over 100 years ago, the company from the small town Getinge in Sweden has stood for innovation and technological progress in the field of disinfection and sterilization for the healthcare and life science environments. Today they are considered market leaders within the field and are unique in...
Put the sun in your pocket!

Put the sun in your pocket!

It is that time of the year when you want to hold on to the last summer days and to the summer light. Now it is possible! This lamp, designed by Swedish designer Jesper Jonsson, is charged during the day through solar power to provide energy to light up the lamp when it gets dark....
Algae power for sustainable living

Algae power for sustainable living

What will the fuel of the future be? There are many candidates but one of the most promising is the initiative with fast-growing algae to produce hydrogen. Scientific research has come quite far and we at LOTS like to visualize and explore how algae farms can be a part of the urban landscape. Included in...
The sign of a bike

The sign of a bike

Sometimes product design makes me really happy! Soon we can take a ride on Peak’s new bicycles, designed by talented Swedish designer Erik Nohlin. He has managed to re-create the actual sign of the bike, taken away all the blingbling. And what is left is pure function – and pure beauty! I am looking forward...
Can bus go iPhone?

Can bus go iPhone?

Long live the city! This was the 2008 theme for the Designboost event, where the opportunities and problems of cities are scrutinised through the sustainability magnifying glass. The role of the city for the development of the country is at the centre of attention once again. The competitiveness of cities has long been a strongly...
From Virtual Future to Real Life

From Virtual Future to Real Life

At the same time as Milan is opening the doors to the crowded Design Week, Gothenburg is opening the annual International Science Festival. This year the theme is play in all its forms and well-attended game events are taken place all over the city. But in an almost empty conference hall, far away from the...
Doom and hope in London

Doom and hope in London

Reuse is the word of the day. From recently finished London Fashion week we have seen a recycling tendency in fashion, and during London Design Festival the pattern once again is to find amongst the interiors. At Victoria & Albert Museum in Kensington I find the flagmen Campana brother´s well known trash aesthetics expressed through...

Marrying crafts and industry

I look at the fascinating pictures by Edward Burtynsky, that David Carlson paid attention to under the title “Industrially altered landscapes”. The red soil, the mountains of tires, the graphic pattern of industrial workers. Grim and thoughtful, yet inspiring and somehow beautiful as contemporary documents. My starting point in the design discussion has often been...