Custom Corolla

Personally I like cars ? , not just to drive them wherever I want, but also because of how they make me feel, powerfull and flexible at the same time. Being a tech guy I have customised most of my cars, primarily from an entertainment perspective but also visually. As with one of my first cars, a Toyota Corolla 98 E11 hatchback, I was inspired by the legendary (in my opinion) Corolla WRC 97-99.

Before and after customising

I enjoy browsing car databases that simplify comparison, provide complete inventory and specifications are important when you are on the lookout for a new car or just want to review what new hot features are available.

I prefer these (in addition to traditional second hand markets):

A while ago I also postet my custom dipped Mini Cooper S, remeber?

Shoe Pyramid, Reviews and Experience from that bad-feet-day


Over the past 5 years I believe I have used (used out!) 20+ dress shoes, except a few. Common to those who break are they are cheap, they comes with plastic/rubber sole, seems are breaking because of bad quality and the leather is loosing color, flicking or breaking. Especially in Norwegian winter conditions leather shoes suffer unless you use galoshes.

Throw them all away, save your feet, back, and money investing in proper shoes. I just started a couple a years ago, have two pairs of Italian shoes and is about to test out a Spanish brand, Magnanni.

If you like fine leather shoes or loafers, Italian, French, British etc. you should check out the shoe pyramid from Ask Andy About Clothes. Personally I fancy Santoni as these classic monkstraps.

For Norwegians, check out this test and the great guides from some of Oslos best shoemakers (Dagestad, Gundersen).