Monday, November 22, 2010

Stockholm: day 4 + 5

Stockholm Sweden

Stockholm Sweden

Stockholm Sweden

Stockholm Sweden

Stockholm Sweden: Old Town

Stockholm Sweden

Stockholm Sweden
But seriously, check out that beer in that birds hand?

Stockholm Sweden: Pizza with Fork & Knife, ALWAYS!
Pizza served uncut, eaten with knife & fork, always.

Studio visit with Von Sven

Studio visit with Von Sven

My old friend Sven who I know from Minneapolis in the late 9o's took me to his work space & shop where he does pin stripping, sign painting and design work. He is also the president of the Stockholm chapter of the Black Label Bike Club.

Studio visit with Von Sven

Sloyd Conference
I was in Sweden to lecture about DIY craft and activism to members of the Swedish Craft Council and industry folk at the Modern Art Museum in Stockholm. I learned about what I found to be the very confusing Sloyd and it's importance within Swedish heritage.

Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm, Sweden

Otto Von Busch
The fantastic Dr. Otto Von Busch who spoke before me at the conference

Modern Museum, Stockholm
The reception after the conference.

Nille Svensson, Fake China
Detail of Nille Svensson's "Fake China" on exhibit at the Modern Museum

Stockholm airport: headless flight attendant
On very little sleep I parted ways with Sweden to arrive home in time for my 33rd birthday.

Entire photo set from Sweden can be found here

6 comments:

sfgirlbybay said...

amazing photos!

meighan said...

love all the signs.

Verseau Vintage said...

Your photographs are amazing and just bumped Sweden up to the top of my list of places to visit!

jan said...

So awesome! Would love to go to my land of ancestors! You captured it in a unique way.

kri said...

happy happy birthday darling! may your year be filled to the brim with a ton o' magic. great set of photos. i especially adore that fifth one.

Carolina Eclectic said...

Sounds like an amazing experience! I dream of going to Sweden some day.