"Night is the mother of creativity" - Sydsvenskan

As you might know, or have noticed on twitter, I basically never sleep. While this may have begun when I was an art student with a fire of creativity in my belly, these days its because I have a little girl, and daytime means walking to and from preschool - stopping for frogs, chestnuts and smelling flowers along the way. Kids. You need to be in the moment. Once she's tucked into bed and the house goes all quiet I can get those silent moments needed to birth creative ideas, solve programming issues or paint the walls. Sydsvenskan interviewed me about this night-owl habit in "Natten är idéernas moder.

However, she feels unsafe outdoors in Malmö, despite it being brightly lit at night.

- "I have lived in Amsterdam, Copenhagen, London, New York and San Francisco and often been out and walked at night. But here in Malmö, I won't. Mostly because I did not want to leave my five year old daughter. But also because the city is so desolate."

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Dabitch Creative Director, CEO, hell-raising sweetheart and editor of Adland. Globetrotting Swede who has lived and worked in New York, London, San Francisco, Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Stockholm after growing up in Kiruna, Raleigh and Jiddah.