Origins of the V-sign

Stephanie Burnett tries to find the origins of the omnipresent V-sign.

Beauty around the world

Esther Honig sent her picture to artists from more than 25 countries, asking them to “make me beautiful”:

Below is a selection from the resulting images thus far. They are intriguing and insightful in their own right; each one is a reflection of both the personal and cultural concepts of beauty that pertain to their creator.

Temporarily leaving Stockholm



Mind the gap

This display in the Stockholm Metro says you should mind the gap between train and platform. I couldn’t take a picture of the one saying you should pull the emergency brake in case of an accident. But why would you do this if the train won’t stop.


Drottningholm Palace

Kina Slott

Kina Slott

M/S Mariella

M/S Mariella in Stockholm

Pasta aboard M/S Marella

Pasta aboard M/S Mariella. Our vegan refused to eat it because it contained cream. One-week vegan removed all the cheese and started eating before we knew about the cream.

Food aboard M/S Mariella

What the vegan got instead. Not healthier but the poor little milk animal didn’t have to die for it. ;-)


What is art? How can one define whether an artwork is good or bad and determine its worth?

First snowflakes

First snowflakes were spotted in Cham. It’s high time to install my winter tires before I won’t be able to drive home anymore. So I’ll most likely miss the Lange Nacht der Museen (Long Night of Museums) tomorrow. :-(