Who is Marcus Wallinder?
Not sure yet, still getting to know him! The little I do know is that he enjoys (in no particular order) photography, sour beers, mid-century furniture, plants, old defunct electronics, petrichor and croissants. Also goes by Meanwhile In Nowhere on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/meanwhileinnowhere/).
Malmö! You are so wonderful!?
I love it here. I feel it hits that sweet spot between a small town and a huge city. Lots of interesting culture to enjoy and people from 183 different countries live here.
Hårt bröd or baguette?
Both have their charm, but if I had to choose, I’d be stupid not to pick baguette, right? How about stuffing it with some brie, apple and Dijon? Truthfully though, I eat way more “Knäckebröd” aka crispbread or rye bread because it’s “healthier”.
If love is red and envy is green, what color is jealousy?
The ancient Greeks actually thought jealousy was green since they associated it with an overproduction of bile, which makes the skin greenish in color. They also used broken bits of ceramic vessels as toilet paper so…
Color is the place where our brain and the universe meet? (Paul Klee)
Yeah, I think that’s true. When I space out and meditate, I often see moving kaleidoscopic patterns and exploding colors in my mind’s eye.
Gaudí or Le Corbusier?
100% Le Corbusier, I love clean straight lines, symmetry, order, simplicity and minimalism. That said, there needs to be something that brings it alive, some flaw or imperfection added to the mix.
A House is not a Home? (Luther Vandross)
“A house is no home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.” (Margaret Fuller)
Every building is a prototype. No two are alike? (Helmut Jahn)
I guess that’s not true any longer since you can 3D-print houses now.
What’s your all-time favorite building?
I don’t really have one, I think my fascination with buildings is rooted in exploring, to find new spaces and locales to photograph. When I have seen them, I feel a sense of accomplishment and am eager to find the next one.
Your photography – Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?
I love this question and I get it a lot! What is real? I like to relate it to quantum mechanics. Entangled particles share a connection, no matter how far they are they are separated. We can’t explain it quite scientifically yet, but this doesn’t make it less real. That being said, I like to think of my images as existing in the borderlands between reality and fantasy.
Less is more? (Mies van der Rohe)
Yes, but less means more space for more things!
Delete one thing from earth?!
Greed. Or electric scooters, I can’t decide.
Roy Andersson or Wes Anderson?
I really admire Roy for his meticulous planning and sense of color and details. Every frame in his movies is so thought out and he leaves nothing to chance. Then again, I adore Wes’s joy for color, props and costumes. Also, both have their own unique style of quirky dialogue which I really like.
IKEA has won?
Not yet, but if they started a hotel chain with just IKEA furniture it would be Game Over. First task when you have checked in: build the minibar and if you succeed there’s a complimentary bottle of wine inside. It’s called Schrödinger’s Wine.
Helvetica or Bodoni?
Bodoni! Helvetica is so 1999. Besides that, Helvetica has rather bad legibility meaning the letters can’t be differentiated from each other with ease.
Can you judge a book by its cover?
Yes, I think so. For example, A Clockwork Orange, on paperback. The cover is delightful and the inside does not disappoint.
ABBA or Mando Diao?
I think ABBA is kind of cringe, but my partner says I should listen to Mando Diao.
The brightest flame casts the darkest shadow? (George RR Martin)
Indeed. The darkest shadow is a confirmation that light travels nearly 150 million km (93 million miles) un-obstructed, only to hit objects here on earth, creating funny looking shadows for us to enjoy.
Your goal in life? To become a city planner?
Ha-ha, how could you guess! More color to the people!
_Uwe Buschmann (copy editing Silvia Strauch)