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CREATORS INN by Elvine | Guests

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January 11, 2010

Anna Battista (IT)

Anna Battista (IT) stayed at Creators Inn by Elvine at Hotel Scandic Malmen in Stockholm. She also gave us the longest answers so far. I guess that is what you should expect from a “compulsive blogger”. Don’t miss out on all her tips and recommendations regarding places to visit in Stockholm below.

Who are you and what do you do?
I’m a writer, freelance journalist (fave topics: arts, cinema, culture, fashion, politics, social issues and style), film lecturer and compulsive blogger.

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January 8, 2010

Bjørn Torske (NO)

Who are you and what do you do?
I am Bjørn Torske, 38, working as a dj almost all around the world, as well as composing and producing my own music.

Do you consider yourself creative and if so, in what way?
With reference to my answer above, I consider myself creative. I also enjoy cooking all kinds of food, and a little drawing on the side as well…

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January 5, 2010

Magnus Larsson (UK/SE)

UK based Swede, Magnus Larsson stayed at the capsule version of Creators Inn by Elvine at LAT, while in Gothenburg to give a speech at TEDxGöteborg. Interview and a previously recorded TED presentation video found after the jump.

How would you describe yourself for someone that have never met you?
I’m an architect who used to be – and still occasionally dabbles as – a journalist and a copywriter. My DNA was tested a few years ago for an article, and having seen those results, I know that I’m excruciatingly boring, the most common man on the planet: no interesting major diseases, an ever-so-slightly-above average tendency for rheumatic problems, and a lineage that makes me 1/25 Ethiopian jew. I’m the same as everyone, really.

What is creativity for you?
Creativity is the combined act of making yourself receptive to the usually sudden realisation that something is potentially possible, followed by the stubborn actualisation of that something. I believe, with Tibor Kalman, that everything is an experiment: if you actually pause to look at things, it’s very hard to not be inspired by them. In that way, pausing is creativity. But you also have to let go of that pause button. The people at TBWA/Chiat Day and Apple got it wrong: it’s not about thinking different. It’s about thinking-and-acting different, though of course that hasn’t got quite the same ring to it. To stay in the world of advertising slogans, creativity is the whole chain: Think different > Go create > Just do it. Remember “Tank Man,” the unknown Chinese rebel who stopped with his bags of groceries in front of the tank in the Tiananmen Square in 1989 and refused to move? That’s creativity.

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December 14, 2009

Sac Magique (UK/FI)

Sac Magique (UK/FI) stayed at Creators Inn by Elvine at Scandic Malmen in Stockholm.

Who are you and what do you do? Do you consider yourself creative and if so, in what way?
My name’s Sac Magique – I’m an illustrator and graphic artist. I’ve always believed that everyone is born creative – but many lose it on the way to adulthood; I’m clinging on to mine.

What was your reason for visiting Stockholm, and what happened while you were here?
I had a couple of reasons for coming – to mount an exhibition of my prints at bar Ljunggren and also to meet the people and illustrators at Woo, my Swedish agency.

How did you like the room, and what do you think about the Creators Inn by Elvine concept?
The room was great – perfect location and much more personal than the usual hotel room. Unfortunately I didn’t really have time to take advantage of the full Creators Inn by Elvine concept as I was busy hanging my show and stuff – would have been nice to have called one of the concierges for a drink or had a soak in the bath.

Any tips and recommendations for future guests? Did you include anything on the map?
Well, the tapas bar Sardin on Skånegatan was superb – great for veggie bastards like myself. Also Magasin 13 is really worth visiting – a wonderful art space.

What’s creativity to you?
I think creativity at it’s best is an approach to life - it’s about playfulness and finding possibilities in the everyday even when you are soaking wet and smell of wet dog.

What’s next?
Hope to keep moving forward – bigger and brighter for 2010.

December 14, 2009

Sean Bidder (UK)

Sean Bidder (UK) stayed at Creators Inn by Elvine at Scandic Malmen in Stockholm.

Who are you and what do you do?
Sean Bidder, creative director for The Vinyl Factory and editor of FACT magazine, passionate about all things creative in music and art and spend my time trying to fuse the two in exciting new ways.

Do you consider yourself creative and if so, in what way?
I guess so, though I don’t think about being “creative” too much. I’m always coming up with ideas and scribbling them down on my pad. If I couldn’t find a way to realise them I guess I’d be sad and frustrated, but I can – much of the time – so it’s all good.

How did you like the room, and what do you think about the Creators Inn by Elvine concept?
Very warm, welcoming and cool. Great bathroom – the underfloor heating was a touch! Love the record player – naturally – and found myself playing Madonna a bit too much. The concept is an inspiration, what a great idea providing a place for guests to stay free in cities all over the world. One thing the room could benefit from would be a fridge.

Any tips and recommendations for future guests? Did you include anything on the map?
My tips would be Roxy bar in SoFo, and eating fresh fish from that health food place nearby, Pet Sounds record store, and strolling round SoFo’s shops on a Sunday. And not swimming in the river/lake in Winter!

What’s creativity to you?
Never stop dreaming up new ideas. Don’t let practical problems hold you back, you can always find a way.

What’s next?
Working with two incredibly exciting music acts – The xx and Grace Jones - on new art projects.

Anything else you want to add?
Thanks again!

December 1, 2009

Andreas Emenius (SE/DK)


Photo by Mette Ohlendorff

Andreas Emenius universe unfolds between the rules of science - between the strict, defined and controlled, and its opposites, the abstract, chaos, the uncontrollable and undefined. A dualism that shows how he perceives the surrounding world. The real meets the unreal, control meets chaos in work that, as an amplifier, speaks loud about human conditions and situations, and the need to make the impalpable palpable as well as to create systems and put chaos into order - both the close and concrete and the big and unexplainable. / www.andreasemenius.com

Who are you and what do you do?
Andreas Emenius, artist

Do you consider yourself creative and if so, in what way?
By doing work

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December 1, 2009

Dave 1 / Chromeo (CAN)

David Macklovitch aka “Dave 1″, who together with Patrick Gemayel aka “P-Thugg” forms the electrofunk duo Chromeo might not be considered as “up-and-coming artists”. But we wanted to support the folks who worked really hard to bring him over to Stockholm by offering them our services. And let’s face it, it’s pretty awesome to have had half of Chromeo stay in the room.

Who are you and what do you do? Do you consider yourself creative and if so, in what way?
I’m Dave 1 from Chromeo. When I’m not working on my doctorate, I’m one half of an electrofunk band. I pay homage to the music I grew up listening to – that’s as creative as I can get, given that I don’t really believe in creation.

What was your reason for visiting Stockholm, and what happened while you were here?
I was doing a DJ gig. There for barely a night.

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November 17, 2009

Lydia Kellam (US)


Photo by: Emma Milder-Borg

Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Lydia Kellam, I’m a Swedish/American currently living in Brooklyn, NY where I run the online magazine The Swede Beat, dedicated to contemporary Swedish culture. It’s an online magazine founded to bring attention and expertise to the creative industry of Sweden, and to deliver compelling content for people interested in music, art, film and fashion. The magazine showcases interesting perspectives on the creative and progressive cultural scene in Sweden. Alongside articles, interviews, downloads and links, each issue contains an image gallery presenting up-and-coming visual artists from Sweden.

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September 24, 2009

Addeboy vs. Cliff (SE)

This is what Creators Inn by Elvine is all about! Artists and producer duo Addeboy vs. Cliff lived and recorded in our Stockholm room at Hotel Scandic Malmen. They also managed to dj at the Creators Inn by Elvine party, and put together a special Creators Inn by Elvine mixtape for you to enjoy! Check out the exclusive mix below and loads of pics after the jump.

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Track list:
01. Veto - Blackout (Kenton Slash Demon Remix)
02. Daft Punk - Be More Time (LBL Edit)
03. Breakbot - Penelope Pitstop
04. Le Le - Breakfast (Mercury Remix)
05. Spencer - Avengers
06. Addeboy vs Cliff - Silverback track feat. Adam Tensta, Eboi, Dida
07. Rye Rye - Bang (Addeboy Vs Cliff Remix)
08. Albin Myers - Times Like These (Dada Life Mix)
09. Michael Jackson - Bad (Mowgli is Bad Remix)
10. Addeboy Vs. Cliff - Fuglesang feat. J-son

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September 14, 2009

Dean Mayo Davies (UK)

Dean Mayo Davies (UK) stayed at Creators Inn by Elvine at Scandic Malmen in Stockholm. He told us he had a wonderful stay in Stockholm, was enchanted with the city of Stockholm and that he loved the records in the room.

Who are you and what do you do?
I’m a writer living in London, a contributor to magazines including Another Man, Vogue Hommes Japan, Rodeo Italy, Zoo Magazine and Dazed Digital.

What was your reason for visiting Stockholm, and what happened while you were here?
To see some exhibitions and get a sense of the city’s energy at the moment.

How did you like the room, and what do you think about the Creators Inn by Elvine concept?
Twin Peaks OST, Kraftwerk – The Man Machine, Smashing Pumpkins – 1979 / Ugly, Nirvana – Heart Shaped Box / Marigold, Dinosaur Jr. – You’re living all over me. The records that mean so much to me, all lined up…

What’s creativity to you?
Some kind of refusal – the best creativity comes from refusal of a framework, system, convention. A dissatisfaction however tiny, insignificant and trivial.

What’s next?
Everything. It’s waiting for us…

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