Author Archives: Anders Långberg

About Anders Långberg

Anders is the founder of Never Grow Up. He has a professional background in the IT industry but is driven by a passion for holistic design and craftsmanship, whether it's timepieces, cars or a dinner.

The Total Value of Your Stock Portfolio is Irrelevant

… and why you shouldn’t stress out if it drops As an investor we like to check how our portfolio is doing by comparing the value growth to some index or checking the absolute growth. We smile when our rate…

Oyster emulsion at Maaemo.

Maaemo Oslo Restaurant Review

Maaemo is an old Finnish word for “Mother Earth” that together with sommelier and co-owner Pontus Dahlström is the restaurants only connections to Finland. Everything else is about Norway and bringing the Norwegian nature to the plate. Maaemo takes ideas…

Dessert at Restaurant Santi Taura

Restaurant Santi Taura Review

Mr. Santi Taura is a native of Mallorca who grew up in Lloseta and now works out of the house that used to belong to his grand mother. He lives on the upper floor and the restaurant is at ground…

Sidecar, Cable Car and Dinghy

The Sidecar and Variations

My favorite drink is the Sidecar. The story goes that it was invented by an American army captain at Harry’s New York Bar in Paris during or just after World War I. He used to show up in a motorcycle…

Personal Budgeting and Financial Goals for 2015

Ever since I was finished with my college degree and started working I’ve used a quite strict personal budgeting system with a long term saving component. The ultimate goal with the long term savings is to provide financial independence from…

Red Rock Canyon Las Vegas

Outdoors around Las Vegas (Photo Essay)

Las Vegas might be one of the most spectacular cities in the world, and certainly one of my favorite places, but just a few miles outside the city there’s all kinds of natural beauty. While this is just a few…

De Bethune DB29 Maxichrono

The Five Most Beautiful Machines of 2014

As it turns out, 2014 was a spectacular year for usable and beautiful machines – what I like to call Functional Mechanical Art. The last couple of years have each been pure vintage years for the future and 2014 stands…

Porsche Design P'3110 Tec Flex Rollerball Steel and Gold

Porsche Design P’3110 Tec Flex Rollerball Review

When I first started getting interested in finer mechanical objects Porsche Design was one of the first companies that stood out. Porsche Design Studio was founded by Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, grandson of Ferdinand Porsche and designer of the Porsche 911,…

Dealers at the 2008 WSOP

Playing the World Series of Poker

The World Series of Poker is held in Las Vegas during early summer each year. It’s quite a large collection of tournaments gathering the world’s top pros and amateurs alike and what makes this special is that anyone can end…

UR-110 Torpedo ST Dial

Urwerk UR-110 Torpedo Review

One of the very first pieces that caught my eye when I first got interested in watches was the Urwerk UR-103. Just the shape was so different from every other watch I’d seen and then to top it off with…