Took a trip to the heavenly Scandinavian Kitchen with my Mum this weekend. I discovered them on Twitter last week. It’s filled with delicious delicacies from all over Scandinavia and they import a lot of products such as cheese, salmon, spices, sweets, sauces, caviar….the list goes on and on and on.
I was sooo happy to find that I can buy some of my favorite Swedish food here in London. It felt like my Mum’s kitchen back home away from home, which is always filled with delicious Swedish products that we love. I bought my favorite hot chocolate in the world, O’boy and knäckebröd (hard bread). In the meanwhile I sat down and ate one of their delicious wienerbröd.
Thank you Scandinavian Kitchen, I’m so happy I found you.
They have the most amazing furnitre pieces from some of my favorite furniture designers like Arne Jacobsen and Alvar Aalto. If you are an interior design fanatic like me, you will love this store, with some of the most beautiful Scandinavian classics on show.
I took these pictures of the two white chairs and table beneath the two lamps at the entrance, as I thought they were very well aesthetically positioned. They also had this old bicycle on the window show front, which I thought was really cool. Some eye candy for now… I hope to one day earn enough money to buy at least one chair / sofa for my own place.
Last week it was Emilia’s last pre-party at her apartment, before the Hyper Party at Kolingsborg, a great classic I will miss! And yesterday a few drinks to say goodbye to Jessika who left for Barcelona for internship today. We went to Nada bar where her, Johanna and Daniela were seen playing Twister right there!
This weekend, I passed by this metal box on Fleminggatan, which resembles the many electrical boxes of the streets here in Stockholm. However, I was really drawn to this one due to its colorful drawings, as if someone wanted to cover-up the less attractive and mundane object, and bring it to life with a fun theme. I stopped to observe and take a picture of it. I don’t see this too often here, as there are many restrictions on public property such as heritage buildings, and where outdoor posters and advertising can be placed. So, I thought this was a really fun and non-destructive way to ‘dress-up’ these metal boxes, which are usually quite ugly looking, and usually have posters stuck to them.
Some pictures taken today during my morning jog. Yes, once again I couldn’t help but stop and capture some of the most beautiful views I’ve been noticing, with trees bursting with beautiful red and green shades, which today were mirrored perfectly on the calm waters of the lake. As I leave Stockholm at the end of next month, I’m trying to absorb as much as this beautiful city has to offer until then. As a big fan of green spaces and nature, these kind of mornings spent running through such pure surroundings, really make me happy.
And so the time has come where we have ended part 1 of the Final Project at Hyper Island! Our group presented to our client: Bukowskis last Thursday, and the 7 weeks for this project have now ended. They have gone by extremely fast, and we have learnt a lot, laughed and had loads of fun, and had our share of least good times. I was really happy I got to work with my three great team members during this last project at school, where I felt I have learnt the most at Hyper Island. Our team and their roles were:
A quick summary of our brief and solution we created for Bukowskis with photos are below.
Brief: ” How can Bukowskis reach new customers using digital media? (While keeping the current ones) “
Solution: After extensive research and gathering important insights, we decided to create a campaign focused on Bukwoskis Market - their online auction site. We called it “JU NÄRMRE DESTO BÄTTRE” and we built an interactive installation with motion detection and light sensors, that would be placed in the streets of Stockholm, Malmö and Gothemburg.
Work in Progress - Building the front part of installation
Work in Progress - Building the technology running behing the installation
Work in Progress - Installation seen from behind
Work in Progress
Work in Progress - Installation seen from behind
The finished product, ready for showing off!
The group at our working desks during these 7 weeks, FL : Fia, Malin & Richard
The installation in action & testing
Ready for client presentation to begin!
— It’s sad and scary that this journey at Hyper Island is going so fast, and is coming to an end. Tomorrow the Final Project part 2 begins, where we are free to work on any project we wish and with who we wish. We have 7 more weeks left before the official time for internship begins in November.
Last night I went to the debut screening of the documentary Zero Silence. It was an emotional and very touching story about the struggles of young people in the Middle East fighting to be free, and using the internet to their advantage, although with a lot of difficulty. It reminded me how fragile the world is, not so far from where I live, and how lucky I am -we are-, to be so free to communicate as we wish, and how we wish.
This is a short clip I filmed yesterday of a touching performance by Rebekka Karijord, playing a song from the film, and some words by Hussain Kabani, who was involved in the making of the film.
This documentary was very inspiring, especially getting to know the struggles and stories of the young people interviewed in the film, and then seeing those same individuals in flesh on stage after the film for Q&A was very touching. The sound design & music to the documentary was something I thought was very well selected too.
Zero Silence is a documentary about young people in the Middle East who have grown angry over the authoritarian regimes they live in. These young people are using the Web to bring about change in their societies where free speech is controlled or censored.
Among other topics, the production will explore the impact of the Internet and non-traditional media such as social media and whistle-blowing sites on the Arab world and beyond through a new generation that uses the Web to get the free word out to organize, mobilize, collaborate and fight injustice.
I'm Ana Cecilia, Born & raised in beautiful Porto, Portugal. Currently I'm working at Made by Many as a Service Designer. In June this year I graduated from the Digital Media program at Hyper Island in Stockholm.
This blog started as a way to document my journey as a Hyper Island student and my learnings & experiences. I've continued to use it as a means to explore and document my surroundings and things that inspire me.