Sunday, May 31, 2009

window, Bruges

Saturday, May 30, 2009


Bruges was even cuter and more friendly than antwerp with lots of lace-makers and more good chocolate and beer.  I climbed up in a 400 year old windmill, saw the only Michealangelo sculpture to ever leave Italy during his lifetime, ate a red wine vinegar chocolate, had the BEST PICKLE OF MY LIFE, saw a nest full of swan eggs, and learned how to properly filet a piece of Sole.  The average age in the city seemed to be around 65, but it was a fun place to visit.

Friday, May 29, 2009


It's kinda hard not to like Belgium.  The people are so nice, the beer, chocolate and food is good everywhere, they love waffles (so do I!).  It was meant to be.  Antwerp was beautiful, all old buildings and cobblesone streets.  It was kind of hot when we were there so it reminded be a bit of Savanah, Georgia minus the piggly wiggly's.  We had some amazing meals, went to really cool printing museum and saw some Gutenbergs, saw a great show at the fashion museum about paper clothing, found a cool cactus garden, and a Design shop called Walter, and just walked around a lot, exploring the little corners of the city.

Amsterdam II

I've tried to make a rule of only going to places that I've never been before, but Amsterdam has been an exception. Twice.  It's just too good!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

going away!

In about a half an hour I'm meeting my parents in Amsterdam then heading off on a week long tour of the flemmish country.  Antwerp, Bruges, Brussels, then back to Copenhagen next week.  Dui!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

viking woodshop

The vikings use the same benches as we do at RISD in the ID department wood shop.  haha.  Either our benches are old or the vikings were just very sophisticated.  This was at the viking museum in Roskilde.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Louisiana III

Another cool trip to the Louisisna Museum in Humlebaek.  It's my third time, but it was just as inspiring and interesting as ever.  I especially liked the water-bottle housing.  And we got to see Princess Marie of Denmark, who was also visiting the museum with like 50 photographers and body gaurds at all times.  I'm glad I'm not royal, I enjoy my solitude in art museums.

Sunday, May 17, 2009


My parents are visiting so this weekend we went to the castel at Helsingør, where Hamlet took place.  It was very cool seeing a royal palace that had such restrained decoration, which made it feel peaceful.  And there was a cool Lego sculpture in the kids area.

Monday, May 11, 2009


Unbelievably light.  And these are some cool neon sculptures by my friend Eric.  

Saturday, May 9, 2009

speaking of maps...

I thought that this one was cool.  The way it's organized really makes sense!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Lectures are cool

This morning I went to a lecture given by William McDonough, author of Cradle to Cradle at the Copenhagen Architecture School.  He's got a bad case of monotone and he wears a bowtie, which made his opening line "we live in a time of glorious abundance" kind of comical (think Reverand Lovejoy on the Simpsons), but nevertheless it was a very compelling lecture, I thought.  I really like his idea about basing technological and urban systems on nature.  Some of my favorite phrases were: 

"design is intention"
"efficiency in a bad thing is dangerous"
"being less bad is not being good"
"buildings like trees, cities like forests"
"asphalt, just two words assigning blame"
"monoculture of agriculture"
"leave behind habitat, not cement"

I'm telling you, it was a really good lecture! Because I never take notes during those things normally.  And he showed this really cool map of global wind currents.  Just the image is so inspiring.  I'm going to start going to more lectures at RISD if this is what lectures are like.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


These ones are lemon cake with white chocolate chream cheese frosting.  This is the beauty of not having the rediculous schedule that I would have if I were at RISD.  Not only to I have time to eat and sleep, but I also have time to bake cupcakes for my friends' birthdays.  Amazing what real life is like!

Monday, May 4, 2009

my friend Holga


easter in copenhagen




This is my first experiment with using 35mm film in my Holga camera, which usually takes 120mm, thus requiring some ghetto-rigging.  But now that I've tried it, I'm not goin back because it's cheap to get just get the film deveoped and then I can use the digital slide scanner at school to turn them into jpegs.  cha-ching!

Sunday, May 3, 2009


Lucky me, I got to see YACHT at Vega on friday night.  YACHT is a Portland band made up of Jonah Bechtolt and Claire Evans.  Somehow this is the only photo that I took all night.  The crowd was a little weird, but it was a good performance and so fun getting to hang out with some Portlanders for a bit!

Friday, May 1, 2009

good trash!

If there is such a thing, this is it.  It just looked so beautiful.  The colors are so pure and bright that it looked like candy or toys or something.  (Rome)