Danish

Swedish architect Per Friberg – possible designer of house in Bron/Broen

March 14, 2017

Swedish architect Per Friberg  – possible designer of house in Bron/Broen


Above: Erlandson Villa designed by Per Friberg. Below: detective Martin
Rohde in “Bron/Broen” (The Bridge)

The Bridge (Bron/Broen) is a Danish-Swedish TV co-production set on both sides of the  Øresund Bridge that links Copenhagen, Denmark & Malmö, Sweden.

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The Bridge – TV show set on both sides of bridge between Copenhagen, Denmark & Malmö, Sweden

January 9, 2013

The Bridge – TV show set on both sides of bridge between Copenhagen, Denmark & Malmö, Sweden

I guess it’s becoming evident that I watch a lot of Scandinavian television. The Bridge (or Bron/Broen as it’s know in Scandinavia, meaning “bridge” in Swedish and Danish) follows a long murder investigation launched when a body—or, as it turns out, parts of two bodies assembled as one—is found in the middle of the Øresund Bridge that links Sweden and Denmark.

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Borgen, popular political drama set in Copenhagen

Borgen, popular political drama set in Copenhagen

Borgen is a Danish political drama sent in Copenhagen. Despite being a subtitled Danish show loosely based on complicated domestic Danish political events, it grew to unexpected popularity throughout Europe.

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Kastrup Sea Bath, Denmark

December 5, 2010

Kastrup Sea Bath, Denmark

The Kastrup sea bath is by White architektur, Denmark. Via archdaily. Photographs: Ole Haupt, White Arkitekter, Erco Lighting, Åke E:son Lindman

The idea behind this swimming platform and pier is that in the not overly warm Danish summer it shields swimmers from the wind and contains the sun.

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Hanging ships

July 21, 2009

Hanging ships

Western European churches, especially those near or in shipping towns, often suspended a model ship from the ceiling as a symbol of good luck for sailors. The practice is probably most common in Denmark, but is fairly widespread.

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Categories: design, Uncategorised

Lost City Arts

May 29, 2009

Lost City Arts

I found Lost City Arts by accident when searching for works by Harry Bertoia. Like this shop, Lost City has eccentric art and furniture pieces that are substantially more eye-catching or compelling than market-produced objects mainly because most of their art furniture was, in fact, made by sculptors.

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Categories: design, Uncategorised

Egle Amaldi’s bookshelf & modernist Cado shelving

January 17, 2009

Egle Amaldi’s bookshelf & modernist Cado shelving

These staggered, airy midcentury modern arrangements are so much less chichi than the many fancified contemporary bookshelves you see around.

I love this simple, balanced living room belonging to Italian architect Egle Amaldi in the 1960s.

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