I’ve only been to Roskilde Festival once before, back in 2003, so it was good to be back! I’ll show you some snaps from the days we were there..
The designers: Me, Mette Marko and Soffi Mbenga
I worked as a designer for H&M at Roskilde, and in return I got my ticket. I worked all Thursday on opening day, and me and two other designers made accessories and t-shirts for the Swap Shop. Festival guest could come and swap their old (and dirty) clothing/accessories to new ones. The overlying theme for the H&M Reboot area was sustainability, and I think it came across pretty well.
Friday we attended the “Taste of Lolland-Falster” lunch at Roskilde. The ever handsome Rødder was cooking, and as always the food was beautiful and tasty! We has three courses, beer and dessert wine for only 110 kroner! This is a must if you attend Roskilde next year – and there are lots of other social dining experiences as well.
Did you attend Roskilde festival this year??
About a month ago, I was invited to a cozy and intimate event by Pencil PR and Jabra, at the “secret” restaurant Casa Magnifica. It was a very warm (read: hothothot) afternoon, so I didn’t complain when we were put on the rooftop terrace with a cool glass of bubbles while waiting for the rest to show up.
Jabra is a Danish brand that develops headsets and speaker phones, and the point of the event was for Jabra to introduce some of the new products for us – the JABRA REVO speakerphones and the JABRA SOLEMATE bluetooth speaker. First we had good introduction and presentation of the brand and products from one of the Jabra guys. To emphasize that Jabra really is good products with thought for both quality sound and design, the ever handsome DJ Thomas Madvig, personal user of the REVO speakerphones, endorsed them with fine comments (and sound) afterwards.
After the presentation, we were free to try the products out. I tried the speaker phones, and was truly amazed. I have never really cared for speaker phones I guess as I’ve always used some who came with my phone, or bought a cheap pair, but wow – this was great sound! Thomas helped me find a good track so I really could hear the quality of the speaker phones. They are completely soundproof in a way that you can’t heard anything that goes on around you – but people around you also can’t hear your music playing. How great is that! I hate when people “share” their music in the train because of shabby headphones.
Back on the rooftop terrace, the gourmet chef, owner of Casa Magnifica and former chef at NOMA, Boris Buono, served one delicious treat after another. Oh-my-taste-buds! As a food-lover I’ve read about Casa Magnifica before, but never really thought I’d get a chance to visit the social dining secret that serves menues starting from 1000 DKR and up, and only houses 12 guests at a time this soon. But I did – and I was happy to!
When it was time to say goodbye, we we’re told we could choose either a set of speaker phones or a speaker to take with us home. I was a bit torn, as the speaker phones had impressed me quite much, but because I hardly never use speaker phones I chose to bring home a SOLEMATE (cute name right?). The Jabra Solemate is a small and handy transportable bluetooth spreaker. I’ve been testing it for more than a month now, and I really like it. Is easy to use because of the bluetooth, it speaks to you (!!), and when you have it connected with you phone, you can even answer your calls though it. There’s speakers on both sides which makes the sound spread in all directions, and it can easily fill up our two living rooms with music. Best of all is the simple and cool design. I’ve always hated speakers for being ugly and space obtaining, but this one is not only good sound, it’s pretty too.
Sorry for this looong post, but didn’t want to leave too much out. When you find a good product, it deserve some space :)
On a hot day a few weeks ago, I was invited to an event by Jabra involving new Jabra products, cool music and lovely food. I got to bring home a Jabra SOLEMATE (a blootooth transportable speaker) that I’m currently testing. I’ll give you a review later – but so far so good!
The event was held at Casa Magnifica that holds a rooftop terrace with this beautiful view of Copenhagen. Oh joy on a sunny day!
Sunday, we all drove up to Louisiana – Museum of Modern Art. Loooooved the Tara Donovan exhibition! Not so fond of Yoko Ono’s though, but this wish tree was pretty nice. I love the gardens at Louisiana, especially the Lake Garden.
Yesterday I dropped by Lidkoeb for a free (!) dinner and drinks event. Liquid Management served some impressive drinks with Monkey Shoulder whisky, Rødder made some delicious food and The Orgelheimers (Organ beat music!) sat the tone. Very cozy evening. I should really go out more on weekdays..
I remember how I sported my Eastpak back in 7th grade: it was navy blue, and me and my friends had decorated with drawings and notes all over -it was the thing! I thought it looked cool, but really it wasn’t. When I realized, I swore never to wear a backpack again.
Then the shoulder bag took it’s turn in fashion, and all the way through high school I couldn’t walk straight up, due to my heavy books. I still have back problems from time to time – I blame fashion.
Then came some years, where I didn’t need to travel heavy, but when I started school again I had a problem. Did I really have to get a backpack again? I did! And a really boring laptop-friendly one, because backpacks were still not in fashion. But now the backpack is back, and there are many to choose from! I’ve gathered some of my favourite backpacks at the moment for you here – I’m especially hooked on Herschel’s and (never thought I’d say this again) Eastpak’s. Hook me up!
Due to time and money, we agreed from the beginning only to fix up the two living rooms before we moved in. That gave us about 9 working days (and nights) before moving day! Started off by spending a weekend pulling off many layers of old wallpaper. It’s an old building from 1906, and I’m not sure if some of the layers were that old, but we did come across some very nice (and very ugly) patterns. Holes were filled and walls were sanded – a job from hell that takes longer than you expect! We had the floors done – sanded and treated with lye and white soap. They look sooo beautiful now and makes the rooms look so bright. After my dad helped us putting up glass felt, we just needed to paint. Beautiful white walls! We ended up moving in a few days before the rooms were done, as it all took a bit longer than expected. But at least we did most of it ourselves, and that’s pretty cool I think..
After browsing a few months, we went to see one just before Christmas who fulfilled the most of our demands – size, prize and style-wise. We placed a bid, negotiated, and just after New Years we signed the deal to a four room apartment with great light-income and friendly neighbours! It all went very fast. I graduated late January, and February 1st we got the keys to our new home! It’s a dream come true to own our own place – didn’t honestly think it would happen within the next few years, but it did! h a p p y !
In November I wrote “I’ll be black” – guess it took a little longer than I expected. At that time, I pulled the plug to focus on my final assignment, so I wouldn’t stress out. I did anyway though.
On the pictures above you can see part of the product I designed. My focus was on how, through product-design, it would be possible to create awareness on the NGO Mother’s Aid, and the fact that so many children live in poverty. I’m not going to tell you the whole underlying story here, just show you the pictures of HUSLYS (houselight) – a multifunctional piece of furniture, that’s both a night light, storage and table in one. Do you like?
I actually won an award for my BA project – pretty good ending to my student career. Now I just need to find myself a job, but that’s another story…