Kajsa Melchior

 
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Kajsa is an independent designer and architect based in Stockholm.

She is foremost working with objects in the borderland between furniture and sculpture, fact and fiction, and the social expectations those encounterings can generate. The red line in her objects is the interest for erosion and how to make natural form in an artificial environment.


What was your latest book discovery? What are your favorite books of all time?

The latest book I red was Earth's Restless Surface by Deirdre Janson-Smith. I bought it at the Natural History Museum in London after visiting their exhibition Earth's treasury 2018 which was great.

I read much fact books in the weekdays actually, but when I find more time for relaxation I read novels too. The best novel I've red is Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates. A smart and poetic portrait depiction of Marilyn Monroe that reveals many aspects of life's complexity. Both from a woman but also from an intelligent, yet lost individual.

Most visited blogs, websites?

Haha, I am really boring. That most be bab.la - A translating website. I am using it every day!

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What apps do you use the most and why?

Runkeeper! I love running.

Whats currently on your playlist?

Rachel's Song by Vangelis
Both Sides Now by Joni Mitchel
Gnosienne No. 3 (adapted by Tamar Halperin) by Erik Satie
Ett Stilla Regn by Ted Gärdestad
Use My Body by Mavis John
Sicko Mode by Travis Scott
Gone by Ioanna Gika
I Try by Macy Gray
My Funny Valentine by Chet Baker
Fråga stjärnorna by Cajsa Stina Åkerström

What records would you recommend to hear?

Out of The Dark Room by Max Richter
Immigrance by Snarky Puppy
Blade Runner by Vangelis
Her (movie soundtrack) by Arcade Fire

Fresh movie finds? What films do you think everybody should watch?

Roma by Alfonso Cuarón was beautiful. I saw it with my dad who grew up in Mexico City which chipped in to a strong experience as well.

I think everyone should see Django Unchained by Tarantino. I think watching that was one of my strongest film experiences. Also I really like Big Fish by Tim Burton, I am love by Luca Guadagnino and Mystic River by Clint Eastwood. And Paddington! by Paul King.

Which artists working today do you admire most?

Wow, that's many. I really appreciate the work by Mathieu Lehanneur.

What are some of your tv top tips right now?

Game of Thrones

Who are you following?

@mathieulehanneur
@paulnicklen
@natgeo
@akila_berjaoui
@stevenhaulenbeek

Roma by Alfonso Cuarón was beautiful. I saw it with my dad who grew up in Mexico City which chipped in to a strong experience as well.

What tools do you use in your work?

I work with many tools. Mostly my hands for all casting, from original to translated prototypes. I also use Autocad alot for drawings, Rhino for 3D modeling, V-ray to render and of course the Adobe family Illustrator, Photoshop and Indesign.

What magazines / newspapers do you read regularly?

National Geographic!

What are your favorite gadgets?

Penguins and flowers


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