Montag, 18. Mai 2009


presentation done and the profs liked it! :) finally some time to relax and see the daylight. tomorrow and on wednesday will be the rest of the presentations, so far there have been some really cool projects, but also some horrible stuff ....:D. tomorow we will also go to the vernissage of the school of industrial design's exhibition in malmö, looking forward to that!
here a couple more renderings of my shared car interior....

Sonntag, 17. Mai 2009

a little teaser..

..the semester is nearly over now. tomorrow will be the last day in a week of all-day studio work. we've actually seen the sunrise when we left studio yesterday at 3.30. i think im pleased how my project turned out in the end, theres always so much more you could have done though.
im really looking forward to see all the presentations of my classmates on monday and tuesday.
good night, and good luck!

Montag, 4. Mai 2009

Sweden cares about their students...

today i was at a birthday party of a mexican friend in another block of sparta student housing. the party was lame, but the most interesting thing was this arne jacobsen lamp which we designer nerds spotted at the first moment. so the average student corridor is fitted with a 600€ designer lamp, and they not only have one, but two of them. thats ridiculous.

Sonntag, 3. Mai 2009

90's sittning

sittnings are a swedish, and as i heard yesterday, also a finish tradition.
you start your evening with a 3 course dinner at a student nation, of course in companion with some bottles of wines. afterwards theres a nightclub.
the sittning yesterday was actually the first one i went to, and it was a 90's theme party.
so everyone dressed up and we sang some of the stupidest songs of our "youth".
the club after the dinner was basically empty, but the music was great for once, and we really had a good time...

Freitag, 1. Mai 2009


from wiki: "In Sweden, Walpurgis (Swedish: Valborgsmässoafton or Valborg) is one of the de facto public holidays during the year. Sir James George Frazer in The Golden Bough writes that "The first of May is a great popular festival in the more midland and southern parts of Sweden. On the eve of the festival, huge bonfires, which should be lighted by striking two flints together, blaze on all the hills and knolls". The tradition which is most widespread throughout the country is probably singing songs of spring. Most of the songs are from the 19th century and were spread by students' spring festivities. The strongest and most traditional spring festivities are also found in the old university cities, like Uppsala and Lund where both current and graduated students gather at events that take up most of the day from early morning to late night on April 30, or "sista april" ("The last day of April") as it is called in Uppsala."

Helsingör & Louisiana Museum

the last week i was visited by my Dad, and we spend some nice days in and around lund.
here you can see some pics of the ferry ride from helsingborg to helsingör, and from the very beautiful louisiana modern art museum in denmark. the weather was just amazing the last couple of weeks, and its supposed to be that also the next month :) .

Montag, 27. April 2009

crazy "corridor" party!

1 live band, 5 student houses, bars in the living room, 1000 people. that was just crazy :O

Beautiful Ystad

Freitag, 10. April 2009


Mittwoch, 8. April 2009

Trip to Stockholm

beginning last saturday, i spent 3 days in the swedish capital stockholm with my classmate wesley from US/taiwan. as you can see, we were very lucky with the weather, as stockholm greeted us with beautiful sunshine and warm 15°c . we walked a lot on saturday, trying to explore the city by foot and avoiding expensive ferry rides.

we spotted this hot ride on the way to our hostel, which is situated in an old renovated prison.

the swedish kebab - called tunnbrödsrullar - filled with a spicy sousage, mashed potatoes, roasted onions and some ketchup and mustard on top. it was quite unusual but tasty nonetheless.

us in front of our hostel. i think swedish hostel are quite nice in general, and so was ours.
our "cell" was in the museum section, which included a lot of interesting stories about life in the former prison and famous inhabitants, but also some creepy models of guillotines and execution axes...

Montag, 16. März 2009

project update

ok here are some more pics from my project, this time some seats.
constructive ctiticism is appreciated! ;)

this blog is turning kind of into my project documentation now...i guess im just working too much.
no actually i have been doing some other stuff too.
right now my neighbour and classmate colleen has some friends from her college in usa visiting her. and my other friend krystals boyfriend is also here. so yesterday we had a "team america" dinner at our corridor at sparta with some home-made swedish food to welcome the visitors.
there were lots of meatballs(köttbullar), of course, but also some strange sausage/onion dish, baked potatoes, rice, and salad. i missed the chocolate cake dessert, though, as i was leaving early to play some soccer with my other corridor mate hamed at the nearby tunahallen.

today i met a swedish master student at studio, who told me that he is going to germany in april, to do an intership at puma in herzogenaurach, the world is so small :D .

this morning i woke up to the sound of rock music. at first i thought someone in my building had the stereo tuned up really loud, but then i realized that it was a live band playing classic rock songs. i wanted to check it out, but i was too late. at studio someone told me then that there was a rock band playing on top of karhuset, which is a university building near sparty, where i live!
swedish people are crazy...

Samstag, 14. März 2009

poker & spätzle


this last week has been pretty productive for me. there were no classes but the opportunity to join a workshop led by two guys from IDEO for the furniture fair in milano. at first i wanted to join this workshop, especially as one of the IDEO guys is a former HfG student. But then i didn't like the theme of the ws so much, and there were so many people attending that there were only groups of up to 6 or 7 students. so i decided to just take the free time to work a little bit more on my project and get back into rhino modelling, which i havent been doing in quite some time now.

on thursday i decided to try myself at some original "schwäbische kässpätzl" and i invited some friends over to join me. it was the first time for me that i tried making them, so i was quite worried that i would mess it up. i made everything up from scratch, the dough, the rosted onions, and the graded cheese. first of all, this is a huge mess and we spend like 1 hour cleaning all the stuff :D . but the spätzle actually turned out pretty well, they were tasty, looked about right and had a nice consistancy. and my friends liked them a lot and asked for the recipe! :)
we then spend the rest of the evening eating brownies while smoking shisha and watching one of the original star wars movies. sounds pretty good, right? ;)

yesterday i had a relaxed night as well, i went to spoletorp student housing to play poker!
we were about 20 people, and in the beginning i didnt know any of the other guys. there was only one girl, but she was actually quite good, she was still in the top 4 players when i left.
so there were some guys from spain, from iran, from germany, sweden and from the uk. i think one guy was from scotland and i didnt understand a word he was saying...
oh yeah and one guy from ireland, named patrick...hello cliché! (st.patricks day is coming up on tuesday!)
so as you can guess, i wasnt so lucky and didnt make it to the first 4, which got the price money. i made it to the second table, though, and i think i came out 7th, so it was ok for my first poker round since maybe a year. the winner took home 950kr, which is about 90€.

so now i will continue studying a bit more at studio and i will maybe go out tonight, but i dont know yet...

have a nice spring weekend!

Dienstag, 10. März 2009


today we had a fun time in malmö at the laserdome...
as we are poor students, we decided to go there at noon to get a cheaper price. we didn't consider that this is also the time where all the small kids can go play, so we found ourselves playing together with 25 ten-year-old swedish boys and girls...
sam and wes joined the green and colleen and me joined the red team. well, the greens kicked our ass pretty bad but it was still fun... . guess we're getting old now, no chance against these little buggers.
afterwards we had a nice lunch at some italian sandwich place, then we wasted some time in a music store trying out all the different instruments, as we had to take cover from the rain (electronic drumkits are pretty cool and work much better then the one of rockband!).
in the afternoon we checked out some design stores and the design museum of malmö, where the exhibition was actually closed due to renovation once again...

the rest of the week will be more project work i guess, and maybe a poker-night on friday! :)


Montag, 9. März 2009

project work #3

as i posted earlier, i will "only" design the interieur of my proposal for a shared car of the future.
there are several aspects which seem to be important, and which i want to include in my design:

- the interieur should be very easy to clean, yet not have a sterile or uncomfortable appeal

- the used material should give a feeling of high quality and sustainablility

- i am aiming for a very clean and calm look, somewhat inspired by cars of the 20's to the 50's. so of the time where the form was still very much defined by the available production technology

- the design should symbolise that its not a private car but sort of public

- the user will have the opportunity to personlize the appearance of the cockpit and the information will be stored on his access key, so everytime he enters a car of that community, he will find the same settings for the seat, steering wheel, user interface ....

i really would like to have a nice model in the end of the semester, which means that i have to make a cad model of the whole thing...hope this isn't to ambitious.
i will keep you updated!

some more project work

Hej again!

well first of all i decided to write something in english, as there seem to be some visitors from other countries than germany ( google analytics...;) ) and also for my erasmus colleages from all over the world.

sry that there have have been not so much updates lately, my mind was somewhere else the last days...

so due to common interest (hej jesse) i will post some more info about the main project which im working on this semester:

project theme

It is not a secret that the individual transport systems which we have today, will be changing massively during the next decades. Right now, the automotive industry is facing one of their biggest challenges ever due to the worldwide economic crisis.
Less and less people can afford to own a car, it is becoming a luxury item. In 2004, the AAA estimated the average annual cost of driving a new car at $8,431. That’s over $23 a day – everyday, whether you’re using your car or not. When you own a car, you can try to save money by driving less, but you pay for insurance, taxes, upkeep, and depreciation regardless of how much you drive. With car sharing, you only pay for the time you actually drive. Car sharing is still not that common today, as the sense of proprietary ownership is very strong today, and also for various other reasons. My goal in this project is to design a new kind of user eperience for the car sharing concept, and thereby reach new customers to make car sharing a real alternative to personal cars.

Car sharing obviously doesn‘t work that well with todays standard cars, so how should the shared car of the future look like?

and here are some slides from my documentation as jpgs...

Sonntag, 1. März 2009

some project work...

... still so much work to do...

Dienstag, 24. Februar 2009

Trip to Helsingborg

In Helsingborg gibt es...

...ein schönes rathaus...

...einen wunderbaren blick über den öresund nach dänemark...

...lustige menschen vor kitschigen reklameleuchten...

...und lecker supermarkt-sushi!

(und noch viel mehr was man anschauen könnte wenns nicht so scheiß kalt wär :( )

Samstag, 14. Februar 2009

happy valentine's day my babe!