onsdag 31 december 2008

Failure or success?

My experiment that has turned into OUR experiment is temporary over. I kind of failed the swopping part of the project, but I feel I gained so much other fantastic stuff. I have high hopes for our world… I’m flattered, proud, happy, sad, overwhelmed and about to cry out loud… It’s over. It’s over for now. Thanks to all of you, friends and strangers who have followed my adventurous journey! You’re millions! And that’s insane... I’m just a simple swopper…

Swopping stuff instead of just buying new gadgets all the time is a great thing that I think has great potential. More than a great way of saving our planet it’s an awesome way to communicate. It’s so cool to go down to your Posten and send something, and pick up something completely different the other day. Build in the swop (your new thing) is a story and history; it makes you fell good because there is also a future.

Talking about the future: I will be back, but now I’m going to take some time off this project. I don’t know yet if it’s terminated or not. I might be to sore a looser to back of now. We’ll see.

Thanks again! Thanks Flickr, Facebook, Blogger, Posten, Twitter and Youtube for keeping me in touch with my fans!

Fans: Take care all of ya’ll! Big hug, big peace, the big world is ours to do whatever with it so let’s treat it with big love.

C U sooner than later!

/Stefan the Swopper

tisdag 30 december 2008

Well, well, well...

Swopping will be over tomorrow...

Everyone who wanna swop need to get their behinds down to my place! It’s obvious now however, the mission is not completed, the challenge was unanswered, the piece of art is still in process. Or, who knows, it’s art I guess.

måndag 29 december 2008


1) Xbox
I got the console and 3 games (S.K.A.T.E, fifa 08 and GTA4) yeah!
Kim got my sewing machine.

2) Signed Kelly Slater Surf Board
Paul got my Contemporary-Hawaiian-Art-Collection. We're even, Steven...

3) The Summer-kit
For my jacket, Patrik (cool dude) swopped a summer-kit It including: a Jib Hunt Tee', Blue Planet Hawaii surf shorts, Red stripe beer, Red stripe coacasters, Fantomen comics, antique post card, book 1; Easton Ellis (American Psycho), book 2; Lunar Park, Paul Auster – book 3; The Brooklyn Follies, Regine Deforges - Den blå cykeln. And the coolest of the coolest, a hacky sack!

söndag 28 december 2008


1) Billy
For my X-box “Loik” offered me his friend Billy. The offer is to have Billy as a personal servant on weekdays. Billy’s specialties are feet rubbing and washing-up.

2) Color Librarian
For my Khaki-kit Linda offered her skills to sort out my bookshelf by colours.

3) Site on Facebook
For my slalom ski’s, Johan offered me to use his facebook site for one or two days.

lördag 27 december 2008

Got my first love letter today...

About time! Kidding... I’ll answer it since it was so nicely written... But sorry, I’m totally in love with my girlfriend.

fredag 26 december 2008

5 days left...

I still have some of my best stuff left and I still don’t have a new home... Plan B is getting closer but I haven’t given up!

torsdag 25 december 2008

Consumption overload?

Thanks for all the gifts, mom, dad, darling! I feel kind of stuck in the middle, luv my stuff but I wanted to stay away from the Christmas hysteria... Anyone else feeling the same way? Let's swop and compensate!

onsdag 24 december 2008


(Santa swopped his sled for waterski's...)

God jul, felize navidag, merry christmas! Tack för alla fina erbjudanden och alla som intresserar er för mina byten. Jag kommer vara lite mindre närvarande de närmaste dagarna ifall inget extra spännande händer.

I wont be around that much for some time. I will be skiing, hanging with the girl, the family and the boys these next few days. I’ll be around though. C u!

tisdag 23 december 2008

Circa one week left...

A bit nervous by now (but still cool...). But, again… It’s an experiment, an art project, a challenge. Though it might not be completed, I need to stay open minded. And I need a back-up plan. Focus Swopperman... Focus!

Used my swopped Yoga membership card for the first time yesterday...


måndag 22 december 2008

Jag har sagt det förut å’ jag säger det igen...

Swedes... För er som vill ha något av mig i julklapp måste jag lägga på lådan idag! Kolla här! Stora paket är försent, men små går bra...

Ok, now when I’m a celeb I should start swopping with other celebs!

Any suggestions? Do you know any celebs that have any sweet stuff to swop?

Stefan the Swopper on national TV!

Watch the show here!!!

fredag 19 december 2008


Q: How do we swop?

A: Good questions. The way I see it, we have two options:

1) We’ll meet eye-for-an-eye-style. I not into going places at the moment (I’m pretty busy doing this). But you’re most welcome over to my crib (that still can be yours). Maybe we can hang out and you can help me pack things.

2) We don’t meet. I send you my swop offer, and you send me yours. It’s easier than cooking pancakes!!! Just roll down to your local post office or franchisee, mine is at “ICA” (Swedish grocery store) and hand in your swop. Works smooth as silk… They help you out with all the details too. But if you wanna be a wiseguy, check out prices and maximum weight stuff here. And don't miss the important dates here! Thank you for swopping!

/Stefan the Swopper

Knock, knock... Who's there?
- A weird phone call...

(In swedish)

torsdag 18 december 2008

Announcement to my beloved ones (please don’t take this the wrong way…)

I’m overwhelmed. Really!!! This has taken proportions bigger than I ever could have imagined (note: I’m a pretty imaginary dude…). Hear me now: 4 million visits on stefantheswoper.com!!! WHAT!? C’mon! That’s to-to-to-totally wacko!! Love you for that. But ladies and gents, let’s get a bit serious. You’re not making this tooooooo easy for me. I love all your offers, believe me I do. But some of them is just to… how do you say… out of reach? Unrealistic? I have a functional home at the moment, and I hope for a close to functional home when this project is over. Please take this the right way, I dig all your sweet swop offers but I need more realistic ones to pull it off. You dig? Peace, love and swopping!
/Stefan the Swopper

tisdag 16 december 2008

Costume party bottle and padlock, don't take this personally... YOU'RE SWOPPED!!!

Viva La Revival! (I might have re-founded a movement…)

To my surprise (and satisfaction) I’ve discovered a couple of guys out there following my swop path. And I think it’s beautiful! We’ve swopped things since we were cavemen, and it makes as much sense now as it did back then. It's easy, healthy and fun. A big hug and godspeed to all of you swoppers out there! Keep these important swop dates in mind!

måndag 15 december 2008

Elton John called, he wants his phone back!

Just picked up a swop at the post office! Thanks Johanna! I love it!

lördag 13 december 2008

Come on everybody!
Clap your hands!
All you looking good!

I'm gonna sing my song
It won't take long!
We're gonna do the swop
and it goes like this:

Come on let's swop again,
like we did last summer!
Yeaaah, let's swop again,
like we did last year!

Do you remember when,
things were really hummin',
Yeaaaah, let's swop again,
swoppin' time is here!

Heeee, and round and round and up and down
we go again!
Oh, baby, make me know you love me sooooo,
and then:

Swop again,
like we did last summer,
Come on, let's swop again,
like we did last year!


Who`s that flyin' up there?
Is it a bird? Noooooo!
Is it a plane? Noooooooo!
Is it the swopper? YEAAAAAAAHH!

Swop again, like we did last summer,
Come on, Let's swop again,
like we did last year!!!!

Do you remember when, things were really hummin',
Come on, let's swop again,
Swoppin' time is here

Heeee, and round and round and up and down we go again!
Oh, baby, make me know, you love me sooooo! And then:
Come on, swop again, like we did last summer,
let's swop again, like we did last year!

Come on, let's swop again,
swoppin' time is heeeere!

fredag 12 december 2008

What can I say... I love swoppin'!


Q: Can I swop my dirty socks for you TV?
A: Technically yes!

Q: What's the catch?
A: None! Other than a lot of dates to keep in mind at the Post Office, you find them here!!!

Q: Who the hell are you?
A: My name is Stefan. I'm a healthy 28-year-old boy livin' la vida loca in Stockholm, Sweden as a performance artist.

Q: Why swop everything you own?
A: Funny, I knew that question would come. Well, I woke up sick and tired of it all one day and decided to do something about it. And of course, it’s an interesting experiment and a good way to get rid of boring stuff/get cool new stuff.

Q: Why not just throw boring things away and buy new cool stuff?
A: I don’t work that way, neither does my wallet or the environment! And what’s the point of doing something everybody does? The interesting part of this project is to see what I can get for everything I already got.

Q: Do you have a sister?
A: Do you?

Q: What kind of things do you wish for?
A: Nothing really, I like the idea of strangers sending me strange things that I would never ever come up with myself.

Q: What does your girlfriend, family and friends think about this extreme behaviour?
A: What can say, they pretty used to it.

Q: Cool website, did you do it yourself?
A: No, my bro´ helped me out. Thanks bro´!

Q: What is the timeline?
A: It’s all going down this month, December 2008. If I swopped everything I own on New Year’s Eve I’ve succeeded!

Q: Do you really think you can do it?
A: What kind of question is that? Of course, that’s my style!!!

That's one small swop for me, one giant leap for my personality...

Måns, my earplugs is coming your way!

torsdag 11 december 2008

No swop offers for my pot plant!?
C'mon, she's so full of life...

You'll find her on page 7 @ stefantheswopper.com

Swop you later,
Stefan the Swopper

I believe in love at first sight...

Check out my new swopped armchair! My ass can't wait...

And just like that, I'm a Yoga dude!

Just swopped my briefcase for a Yoga membership card. When I googled “Yoga” this came up:

My oh my, what's up with the baby-blue-shorts? Do I have to wear those!?

onsdag 10 december 2008

Swop me a lifejacket!

Yesterday I got a pretty odd swop offer for my watch. It's an invitation for a graduation party on a boat. The party is for Amelie who's going to be a doctor (never met here or her friends). It’s definitely tempting! Maybe I’ll make new friends!

- My name is Stefan and I’m a Swopaholic!

måndag 8 december 2008

Thanks for all sweet swop offers!

Oh yeah!!! Nice offer from "Vimse"... Thanks! Will seriously think it over. May the force be with me...

söndag 7 december 2008

Should I swop or not?

Prada bag for TV+ Surrond system... (Not!)

Cable lock for my Kalle Hagman poster... (I don't own a bicycle, yet!)

"Maja" for my sewing-machine... (Maybe, but I'm allergic and more of a tiger-person...)

lördag 6 december 2008

Swop Special!

Designed dish drainer, laptop (Mac), digital camera and trimmer made in Germany!

You find everything I own here: http://flickr.com/photos/stefantheswopper

torsdag 4 december 2008

onsdag 3 december 2008

Swop offers I'm considering at the moment...

”Shaktimat Yoga Rug” (looks itchy) for my Leatherman...

Cottage in Norrtälje for my apartment...

And! Cool Tiger tee for my I-got-a-high-five-tee… I can smell a swop coming up!

My first trade! (Historical moment)

Sending Paul my whole "Contemporary-Hawaiian-Art-Collection" for a signed Merrick Kelly Slater Surf Board!

Go Kelly, go!

Thumbs up for swopping!

måndag 1 december 2008

The swop-everything-I-own-project has gone global!

Dear Paul. I’m going through a makeover, exchanging everything I own before New Year's Eve. If I go through with it, a friend of mine (Jonas) buys me a trip to the Canaries - all inclusive! And of course, I'll get plenty of new cool stuff! If I give you my iPal, what do I get from you?

Min iPal, någon som vill byta?

Ut med det gamla och in med det nya

Har tröttnat på allt jag äger och har i helgen beslutat mig för att skaffa nytt. Om jag har något du vill ha och vice versa kan vi byta. Allt jag äger och har att erbjuda hittar du här.