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 :)
Today Disko turned three years old! We celebrated with decorations, birthday song (just me, haha) and a “seafood buffet” for dinner – he loves shrimp! Pretty good day for at cat I’d say ;-)
Disko might be three in human years, but in cat years he’s actually turning 28!Geeezz, my cat’s older than me! Luckily he still acts like a kitten who loves to cuddle up on the couch with me :-)
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…
Remembered I forgot to show you the pictures from the Coldplay concert back in August. As you can see – it was light-show-crazyness in the absolute best way ever! Even the audience were part of the light-show, as blinking wristbands were handed out in the entrance. Very cool gadget! It was my third Coldplay concert, and definitely not the last if you ask me. One of the few bands that NEVER bore me.