Monthly Archives: April 2014

Concrete wall and loft bed project

In the living room I wanted to create a fake concrete wall looking something like this:
Concrete wall inspiration

The before picture:
Before

After removing the wallpaper
Clean wall

The plan was to create the concrete wall out of different layers of  grey filler but then I came across this blog where a “Betong” color from Hornbach is used
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After painted the wall with the “Betong” color and the “toner”, I thought the tone was a bit too dark. I “washed” the wall with very diluted white color until I got the right tone.
betongwall1

Added lines to give the impression of joints and made some holes that was filled with the Betong color.
betongwall2

Next step was to build a loft bed out of pipes and fittings/clamps.
drawing

Found a supplier, Schøller stål/Steelsupply
bed1

…assembled…
bed2

The after picture:
bed4

…to put the mobile phone in…
phonebucket

Art tour in Malmö

An art tour organized by Malmö town started at Bagers place during easter 12.00 and 14.00.

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Konstrunda Malmö katalog

[malmo.se/konstrundan]
[List over public art in Malmö]

  1. Non Violance, 1992, Bagers plats,
    Carl Frederik Reuterswärd
  2. Harbour master house, 1835, Bager plats
    Unknown architect
  3. The gate to the continent, 1975, Bagers plats,
    Sven Carlsson
  4. Bagers bridge, 2012, Suellshamnen
    Esbjörn Nordlund
  5. Fishing lady, 1949, Bastion Älvsborg
    Clarens Blum (1897-1984)
  6. Frans Suell, 1915, Norra Vallgatan 70
    Edvard Trulson (1881-1969)
  7. Madonna, 1525/1967
    Replica, the original is at Malmö Museums
  8. Karl X Gustaf, 1896, Stortorget
    John Börjesson (1835-1910)
  9. Square well, 1964, Stortorget
    Stig Blomberg (1901-1970)
  10. The Optimist orchestra, 1985, Södergatan
    Sture Kelfve (1905-1983)
  11. Clock tower, 1970, Kompanigränd
    Sture Kelfve (1905-1983)
  12. Four leaf clover, 1997, Sant Petri kyrka
    Tom Gruen
  13. Memorial for reverent Claus Mortensen, 1967, Sant Petri kyrka
    Thure Thörn (1918-2005)
  14. Picassos sleeping partner, 1983, Bruksgatan
    Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd
  15. Elsewhere, 2010, Citytunneln
    Tanja Ruiz
  16. Spectral Self Container, 2013, Anna Lindhs plats
    Matti Kallionen

See Photo album on Picasa

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Sestriere 2014

March 15-22 I spent in Sestriere, Italy, together with Patrik, Jesper, Casper, Bo and Martin – Team Holst. Thanks to Casper that arranged the trip through Slopetrotter.

We flew Air Berlin to Torino and SAS home from Milano. 1,5 hours transfer from Torino to Sestriere and 3 hours the other way. A “memorable” moment on Air Berlin was the free “sandwich”…

Sestriere is located at 2035 m. above sea level, 17 km from the French border.  It is  a part of the ski area Via Lattea (milky way) that has around 145 skiable pistes, that adds up to approx. 400 km.

Landmarks in town are the two round hotel towers that was built in the 1930’s by the FIAT family for the employees at the car factory in Torino to spend their winter holidays.  It is still a popular winter resort and the population goes from the 800 inhabitants to approx 20.000 during the winter holidays. In 2006 Sestriere was a part of the winter Olympics.

We had 6 days with sun, blue sky and warm weather. First couple of hours during the day the piste was hard, “wash boardish”. The next couple of hours it was nice and soft, sometimes  a bit of spring snow. Some slopes turned a bit too slushy in the afternoon. 

sestriere-pistemap

Open large piste map 

  1. We stayed at the Palace Residence 2 located a bit uphill on the opposite side of the ski lifts.  There was local bus transport every 20 min. in the morning and afternoon.
  2. Great after ski at GFC, Wednesday (after pic-nic :-O ).
  3. Station/Refuge Alpette was until 1986 a middle station for the cable car to the summit. It has a large sun deck and is a great place for a rest and one or two drinks…
  4. Soleil Boeuf is another great place to rest your legs. Large sun deck with fat boys and sofas.
  5. Piste #duemila (2000), one of the favorite piste with great snow, through the forest and not many people.
  6. “The hidden restaurant” Ciao Pais. Even if it’s “hidden” you need to book for lunch…

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