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Nick Cave was Fint! oops FIT:)

admiring paintings of Nick Cave

This was a special occasion: a book release consisting of ten tributes to Nick Cave entitled all together “‘Begær, Mord og Gud”,what literally means “Lust, Murder and God”. Everything was happening in a former petrol station turned into a space for creativity and good spirit called FIT ( to find out more: http://www.f-i-t.org/). Location is also great- deeper in the Norrebro district, surrounded by houses, feels like a you are a part of a parallel universe.

To these who did not make it: well, the book would not be of a great fun to you, because it was in Danish. However, the crowd was particularly interesting- different ages, different styles, all gathered to talk about the artist.

heroes of the evening ( Sticker Svin)

What has to be underlined the most was the music- truly great job by Sticker Svin and his colleague, who at some point started wearing kind of Halloween masks making everybody sway away. Just to give you a gist of how it was: imagine remixes of Miike Snow “Animal” and  Cassius “Toop Toop”.
And portraits of Nick Cave all around.

See event here

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I am a Tenenbaum

December 11, 2009 Leave a comment

Recent times are not allowing us to do much more then stick our noses in the books. However, we need breaks to get some fresh air ( and this does not mean a cigarette!). Quick Christmas shopping- the best break in the current situation. If you know what you want for presents for you friends- easier, if you don’t.. well.. let me give you some tips:

1) books. always good. 2 excellent bookshops- one opposite the “student house”- architecture, fashion, culture (1st floor),  second, near Sankt Peders Straede “Atheneum” ( www.atheneum.dk )- philosophy and fiction.

2) Urban Outfitters- many weird, funny, silly stuff, a bit too expensive though

3) vintage shops- maaannnyyy in Copenhagen, one very cool, cheap and not-that-super-cool ( after Subway near Norreport station turn left and keep going and you will find it on your right side, just go downstairs).

posting presentss

However, Christmas is about getting into family spirit and this is what made me watch ” The Royal Tenenbaums”. First I got a link to this song from my Parisian friend ( yes Vesna, you!):

but then I thought: what is this movie with Gwyneth Paltrow and I got an immedaite response: The Royal Tenenbaums, and ” you have to watch it”. And I did- crazy family arrengments with a bit of literary angle, all in all and well. I would say- good to get in Christmas spirit. Next to Judy Garland and ” Meet me in St Louis” ( this is a Christmas must!).

GRAPHIC EUROPE

November 25, 2009 Leave a comment

I read about this guide a lot already. It comes up randomly from different people and different places. It was made by designers and independent people about many cities in Europe, Copenhagen is of course included.

Graphic_Europe_An_Alternative_Guide_to_31_European_Cities

If you want to buy it, go to Urban Outfitters, price 220 dkk

Check it out first at their website http://www.cicadabooks.co.uk/GraphicEurope/

Maybe good for a Christmas Present?