Portraits at Martas #1

Portraits at Martas #1

During the exhibition, Holger and I were at Marta's leading informal workshops about our own particular way of sketching. This gave us a chance to get to know how people relate to sketching, how do they feel about it, and if they would consider starting to sketch themselves. During some of those gatherings, I got the chance to make some portraits. Here's a chubby version of Patrícia. Alex is a 10 year old boy that likes to draw sharks! Pity I didn't get to keep one of his drawings.Read more
Easter in Lisboa

Easter in Lisboa

The easter holidays gave us a few days off to visit old friends and family in Lisboa. Dinner parties become so much cheaper in the local joints, and you can wash the food down with abundant wine without the need for declaring bankruptcy. Of course then you have to dissolve the thin film of oil that coats your oesophagus with aguardente, but by then, your senses have been numbed enough that you tolerate it quite well. Lisboa has a knack of surprising us with semi-secret places such as Park, a lounge bar sitting on the terrace atop…Read more
A finissage turned middlessage

A finissage turned middlessage

It was with great joy that Holger and I saw so many people coming to the finissage of our exhibition at Martas Café. A lot of people were already there, studying or having fika, and soon enough it was hard to tell who was there before and who came on purpose for the finissage. Still, they were welcomed into the crowd, just as we had wanted.Holger put up a few more originals on the wall, even though it was supposed to be the last day. Turned out that the girl who was going to…Read more
Fruktsam presentation

Fruktsam presentation

On the 5th of may, the public edibles initiative Fruktsam held its first public presentation, starting off with some delicious hand-prepared jams and pestos made with hand-picked fruits in and around Lund and continuing with a presentation by one of its founders - Teresa Rauscher. She explained the fundamentals of the initiative - a project that encompasses locating, picking and preparing public edibles such as fruits, herbs and nuts. For that, they provide different tools and data, such as a harvest calender, a harvest map, a fruit-picker and many more stuff. They also…Read more
A weekend at Göteborg

A weekend at Göteborg

About a year after our first visit to Göteborg and to our favourite persian family, we were back again, and again for just one weekend. Persians host people like the portuguese do: welcoming booze, loads of food and that warm familiar feeling of organized chaos. Our persian/swedish/portuguese guide and friend took us to an iranian pastry shop, but it had little to do with Iran these days, except maybe for the staff. It was gleaming with those rich coloured pastry that Sweden has gotten us used to. Lots of berries, lots of sugar,…Read more