Hej! 👋
I'm Linus.
I make things.

I use code 💻️, LEGO 🧱, words ✏️, pictures 📷️, wood 🌲, and empathy 🥰 to create stuff. Let's make the world a bit more interesting.

code
90%

lego
90%

words
90%

pictures
90%

wood
90%

empathy
90%

If I would randomise how good I am, this is how good I would be.  🎲

Some projects I've made 💪

active code words 2023

You're a dad

I'm making my first computer game. It's a silly text based adventure built around my experience of becoming a dad for the first time. Released when it's done™️.

active lego 2023

More LEGO creations

In this feed I'm highlighting some of my favourite builds. There are more on Flickr. Want to see?

active other 2023

Öl-VM

The Beer World Championship is an (almost) annual event where a bunch of lovely drunkards get together and blind taste beer. Established in 2011.

active words 2023

My life todo list

I'm keeping a list of notable me-things, todo and done. The idea is to appreciate things I've accomplished and stay inspired to do new awesome stuff.

one-off wood 2022

Pallet side table

one-off lego 2022

Robot Unicorn

one-off lego 2022

Trophy

one-off wood 2022

Ceiling lamp

one-off lego 2021

Canoe Spaceship

one-off lego 2021

Mars Flytrap

archived other 2019

Studio 2.0

After the first studio was shut down, me and a few friends built a new one. My involvment only lasted for a year, but it was good fun with lessons learned.

archived other business 2019

040

I joined the web agency 040 as partner in 2012. It was a transformative experience. I got more confident coding, learned what it took to run a business, and found a home for our small team by merging it with another company.

one-off lego 2017

Oglaf

one-off lego 2017

Robot bust

archived code 2017

Brick Insights

A review aggregator for LEGO sets late 2017. I needed help knowing what sets to buy. It snowballed into a fairly complex system aggregating a lot of information. But the workload didn't scale. It ate up more and more of my time and money, and after essentially being dormant for two years - resulting in a deteriorating system - I decided to decommission the project in early 2023. It was not an easy decision to shut down one of my all time favourite projects, but enabled me to move on to newer things.

archived other 2016

Studio 1.0

Me and my brother built and maintained a creative studio between 2016-2018. A fantastic time, a fantastic space.

one-off lego 2015

Hopper

one-off pictures 2015

Recreating childhood photos

For Christmas 2015 me and the siblings got together to recreate childhood photos as adults. It became an appreciated Christmas gift by our parents.

one-off lego 2015

Wordpress Logo

one-off lego 2015

Vroomfast

archived pictures 2014

Linus learns to draw

Hell bent on developing some form of illustration skill, I drew and published a lot of crappy doodles.

archived words pictures 2014

Fake stories about real people

To practice storytelling I took portraits and wrote fake stories about them. One of my favourite projects.

archived words 2014

Reflections on losing 215 000 SEK when you're 27

After a relationship crumbled and a house was sold at a loss, I had to rebuild. This short summary had a surprising amount of reactions when I first wrote it.

archived code 2013

Legible CSS

An early experiment with typographic scaling on the web.

passive code 2013

Swooshable

Swooshable contains various online LEGO experiments focusing on making people better LEGO builders. There are few moving parts in the system, so it can stay running with fairly little maintenance.

archived code 2012

8-bit wedding

I created an 8-bit themed site to hand over photos for an 8-bit themed wedding.

archived words 2012

My uncle Hans

Losing a family member isn't easy. I wrote my reflections after a particular situation.

archived words 2011

Tråkiga frågor ger tråkiga svar

My first book! 12 boring questions with 12 better alternatives to stimulate better conversation.

archived pictures 2008

Toaster Run

A sequel to the highly successful "Toaster walk", Toaster run is a play with a touch more drama.

archived pictures 2008

Toaster Walk

A dramatic epic about a man on a walk with his toaster.

Works in progress and other small things 🤔

2023-05-21

Been gluing and sanding these panels for a month. Now I'm finally at the stage sane people, who buy premade stock, are. I can finally cut the parts for this simple cabinet.

2023-05-13

I think I've finally got all the pieces I need for my work setup. I've got a USB switch so that I can use one keyboard, mouse and headphones for two computers, a nice screen on an arm, and wired network to both. Aesthetics and cable management has a long way to go, but I'll fix that when I build a custom tabletop... eventually.

2023-04-22

Sun is out, time to make the garden nice! The first task of the year was to use some reclaimed stones to build a platform for this little greenhouse we bought last year. Found some cat poop. Ew.

2023-04-20

My mom does this thing where she visits animal rescues and then comes home with new pets. We've heard "it was lonely and needed a home!" so many times in our family. I think I'm turning into her. Going through a second hand store I found this... thing! The middle is whittled from a single piece of wood into three interlocking chains. It's probably been part of a larger structure, because there are holes in the bottom and it doesn't stand straight. But I couldn't pass it up. It is so evident that a lot of hand tool hours has been put into this piece, and while I don't know what to do with it yet, the worst outcome will be me stabilizing, refinishing, and finding a new home for it as a table. After all, it was lonely, and needed a new home.

Get in touch 🤙

Quickly now! I've only got of my life left.  😭

I use Flickr for most of my serious imagery. Github is where I store some of my code, and LinkedIn is for all you business types. I'm trying to get into the habit of using Mastodon. I've still got accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, but try to minimise usage. There's also good old fashioned e-mail. If you really, really want to talk to me there's nothing wrong with a phone call. I'm available at+46 0736 504 195. Please sync with me in writing before calling.

In my day job I'm an engineering manager at IKEA, working on IKEA.com. That job, my projects, my family and life keeps me busy. This means I no longer do custom web work for clients unless it's really, really interesting. Please keep that in mind before reaching out.

Said about Linus 🤐

Linus has always been autistic. Wait, I mean artistic!
Johannes, best friend
Definitely marriage material.
Juliane, wife
Are you really handing in an artwork called Polar bear in snowstorm? You're pushing it now, Linus.
Una, high school arts teacher
My dad is the best.
Sam, son
He was the first of four kids. You're never right the first time, but at least we learnt a lot.
Kicki, mother
Who are you? Get out of my house!
Tom Cruise, actor