Getting a sudden craving for certain food is a widely recognised feeling…We eat to fuel our bodies, and we die without food, our bodies collapse. What is less researched is how we “fuel our minds” and more specifically how we fuel our system with visual sensory stimuli. In this blog post I’m taking a closer […]

I just watched the refreshing TED group talk on the notion of an Interspecies Internet featuring a hero of mine, Neil Gerschenfeld of MIT’s Center of Bits & Atoms, alongside animal cognition expert Diana Reiss, brilliant network guru and evangelist Vint Cerf and the more unlikely “geek band” member musician Peter Gabriel. Loved the idea […]

Last night I was the organizer of a meetup for people interested in the Stockholm Makerspace project. I had arranged for us to get together at this rather small venue called Parallell Gallery (Stockholm). I’d planned for a quiet, info oriented meetup for perhaps 20 or so people, lasting to 9pm-ish… Little did I know […]

On my trip over to NYC this Feb I popped by cult Hackspace / Makerspace NYC Resistor in downtown Brooklyn. I’d met resident hackers Astrida & Kim at Maker Faire in September but not had chance to stop by the space. So on a Open night (most Mondays) I spent a couple of hours lurking […]

One of the most popular “scrap hacks” i’ve posted onto ScrapHacker is the pallet kitchen sofa. While it’s quietly still sitting in a nook of my kitchen, pictures of it, and me making it this summer, have gone viral. A recent share onto a Brazilian DIY Facebook page resulted in the picture being shared an […]

Being an avid fan of D.I.Y culture (and pairing it with a a collaborative Open Source ethos) I’m happy to be featured and quoted in an article today with the headline “D.I.Y’ers are the new innovators”. The article, featured in Swedish daily Expressen, is based on a pressrelease I wrote on behalf of Stockholm Makerspace […]

We’re all (well, most of us anyway) on the quest of new relationships. Not necessarily relationships of the romantic kind, but of friends, people we can relate to and who hopefully on some level, relate back to us. In marketing, my line of work and interest, relationships in focus are those to potential new customers, […]

I love avocados, buy a bunch of them every week. The last few months I’ve been totally disappointed by the non-pleasant brownish surprise lurking under an otherwise neutral, normal looking avocado surface. This made me think about the potential synergetic relationship between avocados and crowdsourcing – Let me explain… So, avocados are stuffed full of […]

Did a guest post on Wired Design a while back, go over here to take a look here to see how it turned out: ScrapHacker DIY Coffee Table (with room for Wired Stash) in Wired Design

As I feel certain of the empowering nature of D.I.Y, and the need of empowering the ladies of the world, I’m happy to have contributed with a sprinkling of Scraphacker D.I.Y in the ultimate girly mag Cosmopolitan (Slovenian edition).  I was contacted this fall and did a quickie guest contribution that ended up in the […]

The results are in folks (oh well, they have been since Dec 18th but I’ve been busy blogging about it at the crowdfunding campaign for Stockholm Makerspace was a success! We used the platform FundedByMe (Swedish equivalent to Kickstarter) Over 30 days, 141 backers supported the cause with a total of 106400 SEK (which […]

Ok, so with the horizon of a new year approaching I can’t help but look back at a great 2012. So many great moments and people I stumbled across throughout the year. Sort of sucks realizing there’s no way I can recapture the magic in a blog post and in retrospect (plus writing about it […]

On Dec 1st I was honored to speak at TEDxStockholmWomen, adressing the topic of “Creative Empowerment”. The session was part of a global event with hundreds of TEDxWomen events taking place simultaneously around the world, all with this important mission statement: “TEDxWomen aims to highlight ideas of women and girls and their role in creating […]

Earlier this week Stockholm Makerspace (an organization I started in april alongside an awesome group of guys) launched its crowdfunding campaign on platform FundedByMe (Swedish equivalent of Kickstarter). We’ve reached 50% in the first 3 days – Wish us luck & BACK US OVER HERE!

Here’s my talk on Creative Mornings Stockholm in which I adressed the topic of “D.I.Ysign D.I.Yversity”. Hope to elaborate more on that concept further on, but for now – here goes: Filippa Malmegård, ScrapHacker from CreativeMornings/Stockholm on Vimeo.

So, I’ve been sort of hooked on the notion of crowdsourcing innovation for a while now. Thought I’d share a list of 5 companies that have succeeded in building awesome platforms for social collaboration and sharing. First out on my list is Quirky: Quirky were the first movers in this game, and have found a […]