Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Karl Edo rhymes with orange

Karl Edo really likes to throw parties, and when he does throw a party nothing is left to chance. Inspired by his new colourful cushions, bought from Rosanna at SIMP in Paris and some vintage furniture he has acquired, he emptied his living room completely (even the kitchen!!) to decorate for a funky retro party.

The Audrey Hepburn bar. Karl Edo makes the last preparations.

Stay tuned, more to come in the next post :-)

Selfmade side table made from an eraser and pins.
Vase by Elisabeth Causeret

Credits: Retro cushions by Rosanna, low shelf and seating under the cushions of lego. Twiggy wall art by Andy Warhol printed from the net. The Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn wall art are fridge magnets. Vintage Lundby couch, chair, table and lamp. Selfmade sidetables and lamps. Accessories are Lundby and selfmade books, beads and re-ment. The bar is a tilted vintage fisher price sofa (thanks callsmall for the idea) and the chairs are re-ment.

Tuesday, 13 July 2010


From my childhood I have a red Arne Jacobsen egg chair by Brio with matching footstool (See it in use here) and last year I was so lucky to get one of the new egg chairs made by Minimii from Cocco. The size of the chair from Minimii is: Height 6,69cm Debth: 4,94cm Width: 5,38cm and is 1:16 according to Minimii. I have searched the net to find the size of the fullscale Egg chair and found it is Height 107cm, the Debth is 79cm and the Width is 86cm. So Minimii's chair is a perfect 1:16 scale. (3/4" scale)
My old Brio chair is slightly larger, the Height is about 7.5cm which means the scale is about 1:14.

On popular demand (I hope you read this Cocco :-)) I have taken pictures of the two chairs together to show you the difference. Click on the photos to enlarge them.

Friday, 9 July 2010

The Petit Tour

After leaving Fredericia, Dr Whatson and SARDIS took Polly Line on a (western) world tour to :


Where they went for a stroll under the trees by one of the many canals.

where they had dinner at the Hotel Franzen Resturant

The USA and back in time to CAPE CANAVERAL and the launching of a space shuttle.

Hmm, more trees than I remember...


5-4-3-2-1 was heard while the smoke thickened.

After seeing the space shuttle well off they went to see MOUNT RUSHMORE and the presidents, Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt and Lincoln. Polly Line suddenly felt very small.

On Polly Line's request they then visited the Nordic countries



But where are they now?

Oh DENMARK, in what appears to be Nyhavn in COPENHAGEN

Where they also visited Amalienborg Palace, the home of the Danish Royal Family.

And then off to NORWAY, or BERGEN to be more precise.

Isn't that Sognekongen? That boat's northbound from Bergen. Hmm...

Those local blockheads don't seem to suspect anything though.

Credits: All the photos were taken in Legoland in Denmark.

Déjà vu?

Bendik and Mari pretending to be Dr Whatson and Polly Line in Fredericia in 1849..

The picture is from "Den Gamle By" in Århus.

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

War and Peace (Fredericia, Denmark 1849)

Camouflaged as a blue Police telephone box SARDIS (Scale And Relative Dimension In Style) is able to travel through both time, space, scale and style. Polly Line didn't know all this, so after the weekend with Dr Whatson in Paris in spring, she is surprised to be taken back in time. According to Dr Whatson it's spring 1849, they are in Fredericia, a fortified town from the 17th century in Jylland (Jutland) in Denmark, and the city's almost empty since the inhabitants have been evacuated across the Belt to the island of Fyn (Funen) to avoid the siege.

61 000 soldiers, rebels from the Danish-ruled duchy of Schleswig-Holstein supported by Prussians had invaded the south of Denmark. The Danes were outnumbered, and the troops located there withdrew to northern Jylland. As they withdrew, they left 7000 men to garrison the town, along with a reserve on Fyn.

Polly Line walking peacefully around in the deserted town with dr Whatson, unaware that the final battle is to be on July the 6th.

The harbour with the citadel.

The Trinity church

Major-general Olaf Rye who was born in Bø in Telemark, Norway and had had his military upbringing in Polly Line's hometown Skien, was to become the great Danish hero of this war. First he tricked a large part of the enemy into following them up north to the peninsula of Helgenæs, and from there had his soldiers brought back to Fredericia by boat where he and his brigade was largely responsible for winning the battle and end the war this day. Olaf Rye himself died in the battle and didn't live to see their victory. But the victory is still celebrated in Fredericia and for a long time after his death, when Danish soldiers died in battle they were said to join Rye's Brigade.

Statue of Olaf Rye in today's Fredericia with Bendik standing watch.

The city's main entrance gate, still looking like this today.

Polly Line and Dr Whatson taking a last look over the city.

Credits: The town is "den historiske Miniby" of Fredericia, in 1:10th scale. Started as a jobproject for unemployed in 1983, now built and maintained by a group of retired volunteers.
Miss Polly Lines wardrobe is as usual provided by Cocco.