Swedish Googie design
April 20th, 2006 in Architecture

Swedish Googie design

I recently discovered a Swedish website that featured abandoned and disused places, buildings and what not. One of the locations was one of those old motel / restaurant / bar establishment thingies that was a common sight along the Swedish highways up to the 1980s. The interesting thing about this place is the design. It looks like nothing I have seen before, at least not...

Movie Recommendations – Part 1

I have a keen movie interest and therefore I would like to recommend some lush movies I have seen recently. Most of them are what most people would refer to as “oldies”, but I think some of the best movies was made in the 1950s, 60s and 70s. If you are expecting to see masterpieces by famous directors, you are wrong. I watch movies that...

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Shopping Spree – Part 2
February 5th, 2006 in Stores

Shopping Spree – Part 2

Time for another visit to yesteryears shopping malls in Sweden, this time focusing on a gem located in the suburbs of Gothenburg in the southwest parts of Sweden. The Frölunda Torg mall was built in 1966 and was by its completion the biggest mall in Europe. It took seven years and 80 million Swedish Krona (approx. $10 000 000) to complete it. In 1974, another...

Shopping Spree – Part 1
January 26th, 2006 in Stores

Shopping Spree – Part 1

Postcards from various shopping centers, malls and department stores in Sweden from the 1960s and 1970s. Pay attention to the various plants, swank architecture and lovely colors....

Swedish Modernism and Functionalism

I’ve always had a keen interest in architecture, nowadays it seams bigger than ever. Probably because I have been lucky enough to find some interesting books at my college library about the modernism and functionalism in Sweden. The modernism architecture was introduced in Sweden during the Stockholm International Fair in 1930 and really set a standard for the design and lifestyle during the following decades....

October 12th, 2005 in Film

Dentist on the Job

This British movie from 1961 can be found on the DVD version of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Well, okay not really. Before the actual movie begins, you are presented with about two minutes of the opening titles from Dentist on the Job. A voice from the projectionist is then heard, that it’s the wrong movie, and then the Holy Grail begins. I couldn’t...

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