Mining the archives: Kaksitwå
Finnish designer duo, Piia Keto and Marjo Kuusinen, fooling around at their office. Photographed for Kouvolan Sanomat in autumn 2012.
Marjo has an Instagramm.
Sneak peak: Untitled - work name: Ravikansa (Track nation)
Simo and Tiina drove five hours and over 400 kilometers from ostrbothnia region (pohjanmaa) to see their horse race. Their horse Mega Mania was in a good shape and took part in race with a big payoff. Having a hard time on the first lap and after nearly being disqualified for galloping it finished fourth and payed off the trip. To celebrate it Simo and Tiina downed a few cold ones at the racing track bar. “It doesn’t come more typical than this” they said when i told them i was trying to catch the true spirit of the finnish track nation. At first i didn’t get it. That two finns beered up has someting to do with this sport. Some might say the essense is more on the track. But outside it, is this type of easygoing and extremely friendly people are what make the sport a whole nations activity. So if you want to meet a real finn, go to a race track and talk to anyone. You won’t have a bad time.
I’m working on a documentary photography project at the moment. Horse racing is followed by 800 000 finns yearly at the race tracks. It doesn’t include tv- and remote gaming like kiosk and the internet, making us fifth biggest horse racing country in Europe. A race is held every day of the year except Christmas eve
Copyright// Lukas Pearsall
Folkdräkt från min, och min familjs hemstad… Årstad härad, Falkenberg (Hallands län).
Folk Costume from me, and my family’s home town… Årstad hundred, Falkenberg (Halland county).
Barbara Boitumelo Aersoe better known as Barbara Moleko (born in 1986) is a Danish singer and songwriter.
I have to say, I really like her songs and singing. She sings in Danish and not English, which is always a huge plus for me, but just the music itself and her voice would be selling points for me.
Here is another song of hers, called “Dum for dig”. Definitely check her out.
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Dagmar Johanne Amalie Overbye (April 23, 1887 – May 6, 1929) was a Danish serial killer. She murdered 25 children – of which one was her own – during a seven-year period from 1913 to 1920. On March 3, 1921, she was sentenced to death in one of the most talked about trials in Danish history, that changed legislation on childcare. The sentence was later commuted to life in prison.
Overbye was working as a professional child caretaker, caring for babies born outside of marriage, murdering her own charges. She strangled them, drowned them or burned them to death in her masonry heater. The corpses were either cremated, buried or hidden in the loft.
Edit (added from the Swedish wikipedia): Overbye actually made money from this. She adopted children from mothers who either couldn’t or didn’t want to care for their children, and took money for those illegal adoptions. Usually, she killed the children on the same day as they were given to her.
The only Danish serial killer, Dagmar Overbye.
Correction: Only female Danish serial killer (from what I could find)
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Hannele Norrström was a Swedish children’s book author. Her first and only book was “The golden girl”. She wrote it while already in hospital with the cancer that would kill her before her eleventh birthday. I was illustrated by Sven Nordqvist (Pettson series) and came out in 1995, two years later.
Christina was born in Stockholm on December 8, 1626 to Maria Eleanor of Brandenburg and King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden, the “Lion of the North”, who ordered that she be raised as a boy. When her father was killed at the battle of Lützen she became Queen of Sweden at only six years old. As she grew up she quickly displayed an independent streak and a very active mind. Educated as a boy and taking her coronation oath as a king rather than a queen, as per the wishes of her father, Christina was often referred to at court as the Girl King. She had an interest in a variety of subjects and loved long discussions with educated people on any subject which caught her interest. She also loved ballet, opera, theater and riding horses which necessitated wearing more masculine styles of clothing.
Christina’s gender ambiguity did not end with her style of dress. Some historians assert she maintained both heterosexual and homosexual relationships during the course of her life or was asexual depending on which source is consulted. According to Veronica Buckley, Christina was a “dabbler” who was, “…painted a lesbian, a prostitute, a hermaphrodite, and an atheist” by her contemporaries, though “in that tumultuous age, it is hard to determine which was the most damning label.” Christina declared at the end of her life she was, “neither Male nor Hermaphrodite, as some People in the World have pass’d me for”. Regardless of labels, it seems clear Christina did at least challenge traditional ideas of gender and sexuality.
In 1649 Queen Christina had named her cousin, Charles X Gustav, as her heir though he had no role in government at all so long as she was on the throne before abdicating her throne and converted to Roman Catholicism, against the laws of her country, in 1654. She spent her later years in Rome, becoming a leader of the theatrical and musical life there. As a queen without a country, she protected many artists and projects. She is one of the few women buried in the Vatican grotto.
history meme - [8/9 kings or queens] - Queen Christina of Sweden
She is only one of only two women that have their pictures up in the main church of St Peter and Paul in the Vatican.
…how Christina of Denmark sassed her way out of an arranged marriage with Henry VIII of England, whose marital resume is notorious for sucking.
After the death of Henry’s third wife Jane Seymour in 1537, Henry was on the prowl for another woman who was programmed to be as obedient as a dog and only produce children with penises (good luck with that, buddy). Operating under the delusion that no one outside of England would take into consideration that none of his past three wives had died peacefully of old age, Henry thought he could have his pick of the royal babes. A certain wealthy Danish princess caught his interest, so he sent the German Painter Hans Holbein to paint her likeness to see if she would make a suitable Queen of England. Because, you know, she must be so desperate to marry a crippled, old, psychotic man-child, and he has to decide if he wants her.
Sixteen-years-old at the time, and a princess, you wouldn’t expect that she would have much of a say in who she married. But Christina did have something to say about the proposed match with Henry, and it was awesome.
“If I had two heads, one should be at the King of England’s disposal.”
Christina of Denmark had no extra
fucksheads to give.
The marriage didn’t happen (praise the Lord) and Christina ironically married that Duke who was supposed to marry the woman who became Henry’s fourth wife instead, Anne of Cleves. It’s like a really bad shipping fanfic where the author randomly decides to change all the couples at the end. And Christina of Denmark went down in history as a teenager who mastered snark and then grew up to be a European politician.
Sophia Brahe (1556-1643)
Tycho Brahe was one of the most important astronomers of the sixteenth century. The last major astronomer to work without the aid of a telescope, Tycho built his own instruments to track the movements of celestial bodies. His work paved the way for Johannes Kepler’s laws of planetary motion.
Tycho’s younger sister Sophia assisted him in his scientific observations. Their family was part of Denmark’s high nobility and although the Brahe children were well educated, their parents did not consider science an appropriate field for people of rank. Nevertheless, Sophia taught herself astronomy and as a teenager helped her brother observe a lunar eclipse. Throughout their lives, Tycho and Sophia maintained a close correspondence.
Sophia also studied alchemy, horticulture, and chemistry, but her most lasting individual work is her genealogy of Danish noble families. Published in 1626, it remains an important source for Danish historians today.
Sophie Brahe, or Sophia, (24 August 1556 – 1643) was a Danish horticulturalist and student of astronomy, chemistry, and medicine, best known for assisting her brother Tycho Brahe with his astronomical observations.
John Bauer’s Illustration for the book “Svanhamnen” (The Swan Suit) by Helena Nyblom.
Helena Nyblom was a Danish author as well as a poet who lived from 1843-1926 and was married to a Swede, thuse spending her adult life mostly there though at least her first published works were originally written in Danish and then translated by her husband. She’s most well known for her fairytales, of which The Swan Suit is one.
[note: The English article is rather misleading, I recommend checking out the Swedish version.]
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