Magical Nail Bar

Magnus Ekman

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  • Summary

    The Rolling Bar and Nail Salon from Urban Burn is back, better than ever!

    Full description of the concept

    Get your nails painted as a rainbow flower or a glittery swirl of color or let the lights reveal glowing pulsating dots, like a mix of a firefly and a ladybug. Get the metallic nails of your dreams or a psychedelic two tone geometric pattern, fish scales or some flamingos.

    A 120 cm long, 40 cm wide and 90 cm high (not including lamps) battery operated bar/nail salon on wheels. Under the hood (hidden from sight) is a wine refrigerator (runs for 3 hours on battery), some electronics to control it, a 25 liter water tank, some spare cups, a LNT container and hopefully there will also be an ice machine and juicer or mixer/blender.

    The idea is that this nail salon/bar will pop up at different locations at the Borderland and offer a magical, classy and cozy bar/nail salon experience at a new place every time. The more things that can magically appear from under the curtains the better, like freshly squeezed juice, ice or a chilled champagne bottle.

    About the group/Artist

    My name is Magnus Ekman and I started this project on my first burn, last years Borderland, as a stationary bar. Elaborated the concept before Urban Burn and turned it into a rolling nail salon and bar for Urban Burn.

    How can other burners co-create with you?

    Help me get it quarry ready, instead of indoor ready. Help me get the EL wire lights working again, help me improve the bar/drinks or paint someone else nails.

    Grant application details

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    Being able to get a drink while waiting to get your nails painted makes the entire experience so much more dreamy and magical. Looking for someone using a trailer from Stockholm with 1,2 x 0,4 x 0,8 m of space left, could transport it in my car, but that requires more disassembling than I am dreaming of.

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    • Do you need electricity from the grid? How much in Watts? 500 - 1300 W

    • Will there be light? Yes, EL wire to create "neon" sign and to light up serving tray, LED disco lights

    • Safety implications Since not always connected to the power grid but still producing 230V AC currents a residual current circuit breaker is added to the setup.

    • What is your audio footprint? Small audio footprint, at most desktop speakers

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