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.

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pictures
>90%

wood
>90%

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

Some projects I've made 💪

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 code words 2024

Command Line Fu

I recreated an app I first made in 2011. There is such a thing as digital nostalgia. Become a command line ninja with Command Line Fu!

active code 2024

Kontroversiellt

Kontroversiellt is the party game that makes sure you've got something to talk about. If you're a Swedish speaker you'll find more than 100 statements that will challenge and provoke conversations. Available for both iOS and Android!

active code words 2024

A LEGO spaceship from Duplo railroad tracks

Having learned a lot from building The Crescent, I decided to dust off my video skills and collect learnings.

one-off lego pictures 2024

The Crescent

This ship started as an exploration of the Duplo Railroad tracks and grew from there. Really happy with how it turned out.

one-off lego 2024

Worker Bee

In 2124, when humanity had finally resolved all conflicts on earth and started gazing outwards, they needed a cheap and efficient craft to manipulate debris in space. The Worker Bee was the solution: cheap to build, cheap to maintain, but incredibly reliable. As its inventor Trevor McGregor always said: "It ain't designed to win no fancy awards, just git the job done."

one-off lego 2024

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 other 2024

Cats

When building this site I just randomly started adding cats. People found them, commented, so I added more. Now there's a leaderboard.

one-off code 2023

Pallet side table

one-off wood 2022

Robot Unicorn

one-off lego 2022

Trophy

one-off lego 2022

Ceiling lamp

one-off wood 2022

Canoe Spaceship

one-off lego 2021

Mars Flytrap

one-off lego 2021

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 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.

archived other business 2019

Oglaf

one-off lego 2017

Robot bust

one-off lego 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 code 2017

Studio 1.0

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

archived other 2016

Hopper

one-off lego 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 pictures 2015

Wordpress Logo

one-off lego 2015

Vroomfast

one-off lego 2015

Five years of doodles

one-off pictures 2015

Linus learns to draw

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

archived pictures 2015

Fake stories about real people

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

archived words pictures 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 words 2014

Legible CSS

An early experiment with typographic scaling on the web.

archived 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.

passive code 2013

8-bit wedding

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

archived code 2012

My uncle Hans

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

archived words 2012

Tråkiga frågor ger tråkiga svar

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

archived words 2011

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.

archived pictures 2008

Works in progress and other small things 🤔

2024-06-19

Believe it or not, but I made iOS apps back in 2011. They weren't that great, but I had fun! Last week I got nostalgic about one of them and decided to recreate it. I wanted to be true to the original while still sprucing it up ever so slightly. I wrote a blurb about digital nostalgia here: https://linusbohman.se/commandlinefu/

2024-06-16

I built a lil' shelf entirely out of LEGO. When you can't go to the workshop... you go to the studio. I did a finger joint with the bricks for stability.

2024-06-09

We've been using our new table for a month now, and it still holds together. Built to take a beating and be more interesting for it: 100% Linus made, 100% reclaimed oak, 100% happy family.

2024-05-28

We've been collecting odd drawers with no plan. Now we've decided to remove their bottoms, reinforce them, paint them white and arrange them on a wall as shelves. Will it work out? No idea! Everything's an experiment!

What am I doing with my life? 🫣

To get a glimpse into what I'm up to right now you should check out my Now page and my Life todo list. If you've seen a cat on this site and want to know what that's all about, there's a page for that too. It's the Cats page.

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.

Get in touch 🤙

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

I use Flickr for most of my serious imagery. Instagram is for quick build updates. Sometimes I make videos and publish them on YouTube.

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, but it's not going great.

There's some old stuff floating around. I've still got accounts on Facebook and Twitter, but never use them. 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+46 736 504 195. Please sync with me in writing before calling.

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