Thursday, May 16, 2013

Jennie Runk models for H&M

I have to say I'm pleasantly surprised. Though one model is not enough it's still a beginning. As a Swede I do think she's got an unfortunate last name though. (Runk = male masturbation.)

H&M also claims that they want to see raises in the minimum wages for the seamstresses in Bangladesh. As it is now the seamstresses can't live on what they make, 3000 takas (that's US$ 38 or 29.5 €) a month. I hope that it's more than words.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Spring is in the air...

"Jänkarna", that's the old american cars, are rolling again after the winter and I'm all sentimental. I spent much time cruising when I was young and so did my husband. I never owned a car, I don't even have a drivers licence, but he had a couple of "jänkare" before he met me. Did the car matter when I went on a date? Well...let's put it like this ... I dated the car and the chauffeur was part of the deal. ;o)
Jerry Willams and rockabilly music was also part of the deal and I've been to many concerts with him over the years. He's been rocking it since 1962 and went on tour with a little, hardly known band, named The Beatles in 1963. Now he's 71 years old and he's still rocking it as if he owns it.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Poco - Keep on Trying

I found this on YouTube (gotta love it), it's the guys in Poco when they are all grown up and stuff. =) The song starts at 0.59 just scroll ahead...

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Working on a new MOD

I'm a Legend of Grimrock fan. It's my kind of game. World of Warcraft and such games just doesn't have "it". Perhaps because my first favourite game was Dungeon Master. My husband and I had just moved together, we didn't have a desk so the amiga stood on the kitchen table in the tiny apartment that we rented. I played through the game so many times that I still can walk through it and find the secrets without having to think twice.

I've played fan made Dungeon Master maps for a couple of years now. I've loved it and I've wished that I could do it myself. I never figured it out, but the Legend of Grimrock editor has taken me to my dream. My first MOD, Master Arrak's Treasure, was never mean to go public. My plan was to learn how to do it and have some fun, but my son sort of expected me to publish it and on that way it all went.

I'm now working on a new MOD with the work name "underworld". That will change though since I think it should have a better and more descriptive name.

Some of the things I've been working on:
 A custom door for a shrine I've made.
 Moved walls and ceiling for some old narrow sewers.
And a bunch of mini critters such as the ceiling crawling scavenger.

Friday, May 3, 2013

"Restaurateur defends half-naked woman"

Strandvägen 1
I have to admit that the headline pulled me in. "Restaurateur defends half-naked woman." My imagination had taken me several steps ahead before I started reading the facts. Did a woman undress at his restaurant? Did it happen somewhere else? Why were people up set at her nakedness.

The facts were far less fantastic. It's simply another case of someone defending a piece of art.

Restaurateur Pelle Lydmar has shown art at his businesses since the 90's. Some of it, according to him, much more upsetting than the half nude woman in the photo. The photo that's taken by photographer Oskar Christophersen arrived just in time for the opening of the new restaurant Strandvägen 1. Lydmar liked it and put it in the restaurant as well as on the homepage.

That's when half the "blogosphere" got their collective knickers in a knot and the news paper got their story. Lydmar has taken the photo down and put up a photo of his dog instead, but only on the web page, the original art still hangs on the wall in his restaurant.

If I were to critique the photo then I'd point to the ribs of the woman showing, but, this is not an ad it's art and the ribs doesn't matter as much then. There is a huge difference between selling clothes with too skinny models and making a piece of art.

Now I'm more interested in the food I found on the menu. How about this mouth watering dish:

Rotisseri grilled pork belly with carrots, 
broad beans, brown butter jus, 
roasted garlic- and potato purée