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FABULOUS FABLES

”Hej uggla tjena moss/kom hit en stund till oss”, those words often greeted me when I turned on one of the two channels that Swedish television consisted of when I was a child. We didn’t get a whole lot of Jetsons, Flintstones or Scooby-Doo, but we did have an owl made of felt, reading us fables. The show was called Fablernas Värld, and I always just assumed that it was...

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If you’re anything like me, surely you have wondered at some point: ”Who is the german equivalent of Don Draper?” The answer to that question is Charles Paul Wilp. Although compared to the fictional Draper, Wilp also had a stroke of Andy Warhol to his persona. A student of Man Ray, and proclaimed by Yves Klein to be the ”Prince of Space”, Wilps career intersected with those of Donna Summer,...

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DELIGHTFUL DANISH PORK

We've snatched these pics from the internet, but this is what it should look like cooked! Ain’t no dinner, like a Sunday dinner, and ain’t no Sunday dinner like a Scandinavian Sunday dinner. And if I can have my way, there will be some part of a pig on the table. Because what’s more Sunday then a big ole’ pork roast? I love it the way the Danes make it,...

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SWEET DREAMS ARE MADE OF THESE

The 60’s was when lighting went from function to psychedelic artform. Mathmos invented the lava lamp and musicians toured with liquid light shows, where mineral oil formed colored blobs projected on their bodies. None of the aforementioned was as psychedelic as the Dreamachine though. Invented by Ian Sommerville, commissioned by William Burroughs frequent partner in crime, artist Brion Gysin, the Dreamachine has been described as ”the first art object you...

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