One feature of the new iPhone 11 Pro is that when you take a regular photo, the camera also takes what Apple calls a “LivePhoto,” which is the photo you took time-lapsed for three or four seconds with a little motion. It’s kind of like those moving pictures in Harry Potter.
I thought it would be interesting to string a bunch of these LivePhotos together into a movie. So…here is what a string of iPhone LivePhotos looks like, put together into a movie.
Today I needed to find the Wi-Fi password to our router, which, for some reason, lives only in a little cookie note pad from the Danish Flying Tiger store.
Yeah, we really need to record that in a more permanent place.
But I came across a little sketch I had done. Not sure when I did it, or why I did it in a little round cookie-shaped notepad in blue ink…but I think it’s Jacoby and Alfred.
Okay, not exactly a cartoon, but I see this sticker grafitti stuck to a wall-ashtray everytime I go to Commerce downtown. It’s just so happy! I mean, I know it’s grafitti…but it’s adorable.
They also hit a postbox with a Sharpie, and this time Cat Mob has a friend. I really love his tail. I have no idea what or who Cat Mob is, but I appreciate their mascots.
This is definitely not a cartoon, but a couple of weeks ago, I got this painting sent to me via Facebook Messenger, along with this note: “Hejsan. Träffade dej och din fina katt Jacoby på ett tåg här i Sverige för ca2 år sedan. Hittade visitkortet jag fick av dej häromdagen och målade ett porträtt efter fotot där, Bara för skojs skull, och ville dela med mej av resultatet. Målningen är i akvarell och A3 storlek. Hoppas ni har det bra!”
Maria quickly followed up with an English translation: “I met you and your cat (Jacoby) at a train here in Sweden 2 years ago and i found your card a couple of days ago and felt like making a painting from the photo. It’s aquarell and A3 size.”
This is the card I had given her. But isn’t that wonderful? It’s one of the sweetest, most random thing I think has ever happened because of Jake being Strollercat. I love it. Thank you, Maria!
I haven’t done a Hipstamatic Monday in over two years. I’ve gotten a load of new films and lenses since then…so I figured, hey, why not?
So let’s go from oldest to youngest…as much as we can. Starting with Angel.
Lately, she’s been a big fan of the canoe bed that currently sits on the Danish modern chair that needs recovering.
It’s one of those cat bed fads, I know…but she is so cute when she’s in the canoe.
Next up is Jacoby.
Good old reliable Jake.
He’s been a Hipstamatic cat since the very beginning,
As always, I love the randomness with Hipstamatic.
He’s shaping up to be as big a poser as Jake is!
Izaak has shown us that he loves IKEA mice along with any largish plush toy. He even likes the Han Solo mousie!
He’s not even here a week and he’s already showing a distinct personality.
He’s very protective of his mousies.
He stood his ground to protect it against Freddy…so brave!
Last but not least we have Lorelai.
She’s so much larger than Zak, it’s hard to remember that he’s older than she is.
But yes, it’s been only five days, and they are already best friends!
Hipstamatic comes out with what they call “Hipstapaks,” sets of retro “films,” “lenses” and “flashes.”
They like to name these paks after cities, and not too long ago they released one called Södermalm.
Södermalm is a neighbourhood in Stockholm known for being especially cool, hip and trendy.
It also just so happens to be the the part of Stockholm Björn and I stayed in the first few days we were together in Sweden.
So of course I had to play with the Gotland film and Bruno lens for this week’s post. How could I not? I mean…Södermalm!
It was awesome, too. My first night, we had one of the best meals as what is now one of my favourite restaurants, Harvest Home.
We wanted to go back there before we left, but that last night we stayed in an entirely different part of Stockholm and couldn’t get there easily. So we went to a marvelous German restaurant a few blocks from our hotel instead. Amusingly enough, as coincidence would have it, that first night before going to Harvest Home, we considered eating at their Södermalm location…I guess we were destined to eat their food eventually!
We also went to a great meatball restaurant in Södermalm. I had reindeer and Björn had wild boar. Both were fabulous.
Meatballs For the People is the kind of place that puts up funny signs on the sidewalk. It was as much fun on the inside, too.
Of course, Södermalm, like most cool, hip, fun neighbourhoods, is an expensive one to live in, it’s still a lot of fun to visit. I know we’ll be going there again.
And maybe we’ll even bring Jake with us!