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 2024

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 2024

More LEGO creations

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

active other 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.

one-off code 2023

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 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 🤔

2024-01-14

Yep, it's going to be another spaceship.

2024-01-04

I like the shape. Not sure what it's going to end up as, but probably a spaceship, right?

2023-12-13

The printer has been printing pretty much every night since I inherited it. I've designed three differently sized drawers that slots in really well in these assortment boxes. The fourth (and last?) is the endcap. I forgot to account for the slight slant of the box and need to shave off two millimeters at the bottom. Back at it!

2023-12-05

Our latest DnD campaign lasted four years. To remember it I'm putting together a book with all of the material we created. It's going to end up at 100+ pages and printed via blurb.com. @farfarsyxaleather was a zealous note taker. Really impressed with Affinity Publisher. Tired of handing cash to Adobe every month? Check out the Affinity suite. One time payment and really intuitive.

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. 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 and Twitter, 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.

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.

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