If I was going on my sweet sixteen, I would probably think Justin Bieber was fabulous. Maybe, it is because I’ve surpassed the 16th year with 20 plus a year or two, that it wasn’t Bieber I was drooling all over, while watching one of this week’s events. My favorite talk show host, Ellen DeGeneres, celebrated Justin Bieber on his birthday and had invited him and his manager, Scooter Braun as guests on the show. Scooter was there to deliver his birthday gift to Bieber, THE fabulous Karma from Danish Henrik Fisker who also is behind designs like the BMW Z8 and fabulous Aston MartinDB9 and V8 Vantage.
The hybrid of a 403 HP gasoline engine that only produces electricity to the battery, this 2.6 ton heavy car can reach 60 mph in 6.3 seconds. The gasoline engine is optional as it can be deactivated on the drivers display. However in Denmark, we hope for an optional edition where the gasoline engine by default is deactivated, as it otherwise isn’t likely to be approved by Danish Tax services as an electric vehicle. In Denmark that will in terms of price make a huge difference. As an electric car, the Fisker Karma will be priced app DKK 829.00 ($148.000) and as a hybrid car a staggering DKK 2.200.000 ($391.100). The Fisker Karma has a unique exterior design and is of course available with the most luxurious interior as well and you can choose from a range of tree and leather cabins. OR you could also go with the EcoChic version where all interior is made from 100% recyclable non animal materials and you can enjoy the ride with good caution to the environment. So if you live in Denmark, the slogan of the commercial “Designed to get you hot, not the planet” will be the selling argument because unless you have a bank account with DKK 2.2 mill in spendable cash, you should get this car for the fabulous design and sustainable thoughts behind it – not the rush you normally would feel from the kickdown!
I don’t about you but I can definitely see myself cruising in this baby. But I think theFisker Karmais totally wasted on an 18 year old kid who’s biggest fans are girls with nail polish, fashion and boys on their mind….by second thought that was not a valid argument. Let me rephrase that, I think that the Fisker Karma is totally wasted on an 18 year old boy whose biggest fans still ride their bicycles. No, that was not a good either… I think, that the Fisker Karma is totally wasted on an 18 year old boy whose biggest fans are girls who still haven’t got their driver’s license. There, that must be my best argument. Truth is, I’m so jealous – I want that car….! Congratulations to Justin Bieber…you lucky brat!
The schools in Denmark are closing for the winter holiday today and many families are ready take off to winter wonderland and hit the slopes. But for those who spend their holiday in CPH and for those who plan on visiting CPH – not to worry. The city has so many cool things to offer in the next 10 days.
I’m going to spend most of the time here in CPH and later I’m off to Jutland to see my very beloved and fabulous friend who’s throwing her 40 years birthdays for 40 of her best friends. Luckily I’m one of them! But before I go I have to there are at least 3 events I have to attend:
John Lennon visual artwork at Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers
2. The winter edition of Copenhagen Cooking invites you to taste the very best of the season. From 8th until 28th Feb, you can enjoy gourmet food, a liquorice extravaganza, the Chinese New Year, and masses of other unique gastronomic adventures.
3. The British artistShane Bradford is presented and displayed at V1 Gallery in the Meat packing district (Kødbyen). I have not seen his art before but after I saw a short commentary on TV and having done a litll research on the web – I can’t wait to go see the art of Shane Bradford!! The following is an extract I found on the web – but doesn’t that sound fab?
“Shane Bradford follows in a long tradition of 20th century painters enamoured with post-Pollock paint drips. But Bradford enacts his painterly fetish with one vital spelling difference: drip becomes dip. He has been methodically and insistently dipping objects in sequences of technicolour emulsion. Lollypop stick, baby’s dummy, Paul Smith toothbrush, toy car and spoon. Each is subjected to a precision process which eventually renders the original object an ossified version of itself, seemingly appended by a thick drip of still, concentric paint. The geometric, graphic compositions that the paint assumes upon the objects is literally only the surface of one’s desire towards them. As you may have noticed, the pre- and post- dip objects have connotations of oral usage. Add to this the shiny, gelatinous disposition of the juicy colours, and Bradford’s painted objects seem literally good enough to eat. ‘I like you so much…mmm…I want to eat you!’ Bradford’s luscious, sweet objects employ paint to remind us that desire is an index of mortality. Eat this, sate your desire, and be prepared to pay the price for your pleasure principle.”
Extract from ‘Eat My Desire’ by Shumon Basar, published in SexyMachinery (issue 09, 2003)
Shane Bradford at V1 Gallery in CPH
Go have fun in Copenhagen – so much to see and enjoy, have a fabulous weekeend!