Författararkiv: Britt Olofsdotter

The Colours of Swedish Counties – Öland

This is the tenth book in a series of Swedish Counties and their colours.  The authors interior designer Lena Anderson and human geographer Marja Lindblom give us a quick tour to  the Royal Villa of Soliden, Halltorps Hage with its giant oak trees, Museum of Öland, Himmelsberga.

Previous books deal with Bohuslän, Gotland, Dalarna, Lappland, Närke, Skåne, Södermanland, Värmland and Västergötland. Theese small books are intended as inspiration for diving into each province´s sights and activities, offering colour suggestions and functioning as tourist guides.

Texts in Swedish and English

More info at www.svenskalandskapsfarger.se

New Ways to Exhibit Art and Design

Parallel with the renovation of the Swedish National Museum, extensive work on creating completely new presentations of museum collections has taken place behind the scenes. Visitors notice that, among other things, the different art forms appear side by side alongside a chronological story.

And the museum is colour-coded!

Art from 1800-1870
Photo Anna Danielsson, Nationalmuseum
Upper stairecase hall Photo Anna Danielsson, Nationalmuseum

Summer Highligt

Isabel Treste won the competition Prisad Färg with her project As if and had the opportunity to attend the NCS Color Academy course Colour Design Workshop 2018.

During five intense days in June a bunch of color enthusiasts gathered from different parts of the world in Mariefred, including architects, teachers, colorists and artists from, for example, the United States, China and Israel.

 – The days were filled with lectures, workshops and conversations about colour, colour and light design. In the evenings we had lovely dinners together and continued the conversation, says Isabell.

At the end of the course, each participant made his own project.
-It was amazing fun to share everyone’s work and to hug ideas with each other and with teachers.

-The course gave me a lot of inspiration on how to use NCS / System as a tool in my design process. I also had a greater desire to work with color and greater understanding of the complexity and possibilities of the color world.

-Together with all the exciting meetings and conversations with participants and teachers, this became clear the summer’s highlight!

OLLE OLSSON HAGALUND: A colorful romantic

Sven Harrys Art Museum
28 Nov 2015—7 Feb 2016

Olle Olsson Hagalund "Victor" Photo.Björn Petrén

Olle Olsson Hagalund ”Victor” Photo.Björn Petrén

Olle Olsson Hagalund could be called an expressive naivïst, but the word “unique” would also suffice. Few artists in Sweden have been so loved by so many! Olle Olsson’s oeuvre is distinguished by his warm attitude to people. This winter’s exhibition at Sven-Harry’s Art Museum invites the public to enjoy works of art from private collections that have rarely been shown.

The restoration of Milan’s Torre Arcobaleno – Rainbow Tower is completed to mark Expo 2015

The modernisation work of the famous Torre Arcobaleno (Rainbow Tower) at Porto Garibaldi in Milano has been completed.

Torre Arcobaleno

Dating back to 1964 and once upon a time an anonymous water reservoir on the site of the important FS Milano Porta Garibaldi railway station, the Tower was first renovated ahead of the football World Cup held in Italy in 1990, a project that turned a downtrodden public works into a highly recognisable urban beacon.

Since then, the Torre Arcobaleno has been a highly significant building for the city, a distinctive symbol of Milan’s colour and creativity, and has gradually become known as a major landmark.


A number of top companies came together with those handling the first refurbishment since 1990 to enable this unusual urban structure – clad with more than 100,000 coloured ceramic tiles – to regain all its original brightness of 25 or so years ago to mark the amazing presence of Expo 2015.

  1.  Video Drone
     “Watch the video filmed by the drone
  2. Video Italian RAI Television
  3. Further informations and images on: www.torrearcobaleno.it

The world’s most colorful cities

Most cities are colorful: They have different districts, interesting people, and unique stories. But let’s drop the metaphor and focus on real color.

On every continent, there are neighborhoods in every hue imaginable. Here are some of the brightest.

Oaxaca, Mexico. Photo: Berit Bergström

Oaxaca, Mexico. Photo: Berit Bergström

More examples on  http://mashable.com/2015/09/27/most-colorful-cities-2/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily&utm_source=newsletter&utm_cid=mash-prod-email-topstories&utm_emailalert=daily#wHWwejOOGaqO

Life in the age of the cyborgs

Neil Harbisson a Catalan-raised, British-born contemporary artist and cyborg activist best known for having an antenna implanted in his skull and for being officially recognized as a cyborg by a government, will attend the award ceremony of Prisad Färg 2015 Februari 10 2016 at the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair.

Photo: Lars Norgård

Photo: Lars Norgård

The antenna allows him to perceive visible and invisible colours such as infrareds and ultraviolets via sound waves. The antenna’s internet connection allows him to receive colors from space as well as images, videos, music or phone calls directly into his head via external devices such as mobile phones or satellites.

Harbisson identifies himself as a cyborg, he feels both his mind and body are united to cybernetics. He doesn’t feel he is using or wearing technology, instead he feels he is technology. His artworks investigate the relationship between colour and sound, experiment the boundaries of human perception and explore the use of artistic expression via sensory extensions.

See and listen to Neil at www.ted.com/talks/neil_harbisson_i_listen_to_color



Colortrip – to be, to become

Färgfabriken Stockholm
23 September – 29 November 2015


The installation by lighting designer Svante Pettersson reflects upon the things that have always attracted people to move to cities. The freedom to think, speak and be who you want. To get to a safe haven. To be able to choose to be alone, completely anonymous, yet still surrounded by people – or to seek a new, self-selected community. It is about how we travel there, but also about how to retrospectively recall our journey.

Svante Pettersson has created a passage that illustrates this type of transformation. The passage moves be-tween the more intellectual case studies in the project rooms and the artistic works of Färgfabrikens main hall. His means of expression is the interaction between the surface colors and artificial light, which is such an important part of our urban environment.

More info about how to visit and about other artist at the same exhibition, check here: