It was so good to be back!
I know it´s been forever! But I am alive, hardly, after a somewhat stressful last term at UNI. I returned to Norway, finished my degree with a 1st honours BA, and I can now breathe.
Just had a flickr through my blog, remembering the London-times. Can´t really relate now. So much have happened. Will post soon. In the meanwhile, check out my Behance site.
At the moment we are in this terms final unit at CSM, called the Bigger Picture. It’s all about being aware of our worlds economy, what we can do as designers to change the world, consumerism, de-industrialization and so on. The first week of the unit was all about listening to talks from people in different fields touching on these subjects. Some were provocative, some were interesting and some plain old useless. But, I must say it was indeed a learning experience. Every day after our talks we grouped up with fellow students from Architecture, Graphic Design, Ceramic Design and Product Design to discuss what we had heard during the lectures.Fo me personally it was quite interesting, as I am quite worried about what will happen after I finish my BA. Will there be jobs? Will I be able to work for someone that cares about making changes or will I have to work for someone who only adds to the problem of consumerism?
Along with taking notes I find it helpful to draw as I listen. These are the sketches I found amongst my notes from 4 days of lectures at CSM Kings Cross.
And there it is, a 4 day seminar and lectures full of new ideas, old systems, great questions and new ways to think. More will be posted on the subject later on as I start writing my essay that will be the final outcome of this 4 week unit.
Kingsland Road, and Dalston, is one of those areas of London that is yet to succumb to steel, glass and poorly dressed bad mannered hipsters. Hence my newborn love for the place. I set out this afternoon for a hunt. I needed a winter coat, and a cheap one. Because I am a student on a budget. Normally these hunts takes me to the wrong places and I get stuck with nothing at all. This was not the case on Kingsland Road. I Started off at the St. Vincent charity shop, and ended up carrying about 15 pieces around the shop before I got to the fitting rooms. I got myself a killer black wool winters coat from Benetton. It even looks a little metal! And, for the silly amount of 6 pounds I walked out with the jacket, and a long black skirt. I am just a few pyramid studs and a dry cleaners away from owning the best winter coat ever! Pics to come. For now, here’s a few pics from my trip, accompanied by the lovely Christel as per usual.
I will leave you with this for now. The morning is hand in day for Hidden Histories and I need my sleep. If I can get any. Luna, I damn you to eternal darkness!
I can finally tick this one of the list of must see legends! And, to see the Alice Cooper on Halloween in London was just absolutely amazing. What a fucking awesome show!!!
The gig was at Alexandra Palace, a really amazing building in North London. Set on a hill it has a nice view of the city, and the view coming throught the massive doors of the building was even more impressive. Specially decked out for spooky Halloween with loads of dressed up people.
I just came home from the most amazing day at UAL’s Archway campus where the screen printing studios are located. I had so much fun, and I am so tired, so this will be a mostly pics post for now. One thing tho, I will be spending as much time as possible at these studios! And, then I’ll start saving up for my own work space at home. Need to be able to work with this, a lot!
I’ve spend all afternoon in bed watching the new True Blood season with my boots on. This mornings trip back up to Camden was quite successful, and I now have New Rocks that fit. With room for thick socks for winter! (Season 4 of True Blood is actually pretty good. Much better than season 3, that’s for sure. Just so you know…)
Quick trip to Camden today, but got a couple of pics from the whole thing.
It’s quite amazing the trains can fit in those small tunnels…
I found a great little stall that sells ear plugs, so I picked up a couple pairs. Actually went up a size, so this time we’re on 1 inch! Gonna have to get a tapered stretcher tho, no way these babies are going in with no help.
Now I’m going back to watching my show. And gonna try to figure out what to do in the morning. A manicure perhaps?
Here we are in Camden today, shopping, feasting and having drinks in the sun!
And these are the killer boots I will get in the right size tomorrow, hopefully.
Camden 2nd edition to come. I’m sure there will be 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th etc… Love, Love Love that place!
And, Taake and 1349 are playing at the Underground in Camden in October. I will be there! METAL!!!!!
After “enjoying” a lovely night filled with Chinese noise (damn these students!) I was up bright an early to meet Christel and her lovely family for a day out in London Town.
After enjoying a great English brekkie (for 2.50 pounds…) in Kings X, we headed down to Barker Street and Madam Tussauds. Many, many people, so very touristy it almost made me sick, but it was a good laugh. And I met some great people. Just look!
After rocking with the a-list, we headed up to my favorite London shopping spot, Camden Town. Omfg, what a mecca! I found some New Rocks I have been eye balling for the past 10 years, that has been in and out of production from this sweet Spanish shoe company. And, they were a pretty good bargain! Got them 50 pounds off. Turns out I have to go back in the morning tho, they put the wrong size boots in the box they gave me. So, there will be more Camden goodness tomorrow.I also picked up a leather skirt and a little tee dress with a skeleton on it. Bargains! Gotta love it!
We found a great Chinese buffet place. All you can eat for 7. 80. I am still full!!! Great stuff. Amongst many others my favorites were the fried mushrooms, beef stir fry, and an insane amount of different kind of noodles and a great selection of hot sauces. Eating in London can be quite on the cheap side.
Now Flickr is being nasty with its uploads, so I’ll add the Camden pics later. This Pommie Anne is taking her tired feet to bed.
Nighty night, and see you in the morning London!