Sunglass season just started and we’ve found a new favorite on the market. Danish Ørgeen Optics have been working with shades for quite some time and just released their collaboration with street wear designer Asger Juel Larsen. The design and development is happening in the heart of Copenhagen, meanwhile the eyewear is handmade in Japan. The collab is a mix of Ørgeens classic, timeless aesthetics and Asger’s more hardcore brand style. Available in stores and online now. And yes, it’s a limited edition.
I Have been to Hell and Back
There are some exhibitions we just sit around waiting for, this is one of them. I’m not sure I’ve ever heard so many people speak so enthusiastic about an upcoming show before. I’m talking about Louise Bourgeois – I Have Been to Hell and Back curated by Iris Müller-Westermann at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm. Iris (who also curated the extremely popular Hilma af Klint exhibition) has been working with the show for two years, and she tells me she got all of the pieces she wanted. The great Maman was transported from NYC, the 8 legs were dismantled and put in an open boat to Sweden and is now assembled to it’s order and gating the museum entrance.
The exhibition consists of over 100 pieces including 47 sculptures, one cell, one painting and 54 pieces on paper and textile. There are 9 rooms, divided by architectural spider leg walls that separates the pieces into themes. Over a third of the artwork has never been shown before, which makes I Have Been to Hell and Back mandatory for any Bourgeois fans. The show opened this Saturday and will continue until the 17th of May. I deeply, deeply do recommend it.
Louise Bourgeois N.Y.C., 1998
© Mathias Johansson
© The Easton Foundation / BUS 2015. Foto: Christopher Burke. Courtesy Hauser & Wirth and Cheim & Read.
We would like to express our gratitude to all of our wonderful friends and readers for joining us in Stockholm at Vassa Eggen to celebrate our 1-year anniversary. Hats off to awesome Dj Primrose, you played some sweet sweet music. A big thank you to songbird Nadia Nair and her acoustic performance, go ahead and listen to her tracks here. <br>Also, we could not have done this party without TT, the beer tasted great :) And finally, thank you Monki and Max factor for the giveaways, both Sandra and I wore our Monki dresses during the evening!
Photography by Carolin Fleischer.