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INTRODUCING

Jon Larsen

[jon lɑːʃn] / yoon lar-shen

Born in 1959, Jon Larsen is a citizen scientist, jazz guitarist, and artist. Throughout his career as a musician, he produced more than 600 jazz records with legendary musicians, founded the group Hot Club de Norvège, and was awarded several prestigious awards.

Ever curious, Jon Larsen began his search for stardust in 2009, finally identifying the world's first urban micrometeorite in 2015. Since then Jon Larsen has held lectures all over the world, sharing his findings with renowned scientific institutions including  NASA.

Today, he studies micrometeorites full-time as a guest researcher at the University of Oslo.

GET TO KNOW JON

Jon Larsen

Fun Facts

Pro Jazz guitarist 1976-2020

Pro Painter 1977-2002

Produced over 600 albums

Hot Club Records still active

Arthouse dgb still active

autodidact (Self Taught)

Jon's Favourite Quote

Behind the clouds, the sky is

always blue.

Norwegian Proverb

Jon's Proust Questionnaire

01

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Perfection does not exist, so I feel happy almost every day, in all sorts of situations. 

02

What is your greatest fear?

War and totalitarism.

03

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

I have an addictive disposition, which has its advantages and disadvantages.

04

What is the trait you most deplore in others?

Bullies.

05

Which living person do you most admire?

The women and girls demonstrating in Iran and the Ukrainian people.

06

What is your greatest extravagance?

Being a freelancer all my life I've never had any money to develop extravagance. But I do like patent leather shoes and cava, Catalonian sparkling wine.

07

What is your current state of mind?

Eager and full of ideas, as always.

08

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

Winner instinct.

09

On what occasion do you lie?

Knowing how little we really know, I would say most of the time?

10

What do you most dislike about your appearance?

I do not care about appearance. 

11

Which living person do you most despise?

Putin and other corrupt, lying politicians. Deliberate conspirators.

12

What is the quality you most like in a man?

Good-will, integrity, generosity and humour.

13

What is the quality you most like in a woman?

Good-will, integrity, generosity and humour.

14

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

Fantastic!

15

What or who is the greatest love of your life?

It’s all love.

16

When and where were you happiest?

I touch happiness every day.

17

Which talent would you most like to have?

I'd like to be good at math.

18

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

Everything is changing all the time.

19

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

My discovery of urban stardust.

20

If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?

Myself, with the knowledge I have now.

21

Where would you most like to live?

At my present address.

22

What is your most treasured possession?

My data archive.

23

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

War.

24

What is your favorite occupation?

Being a Star Hunter.

25

What is your most marked characteristic?

Curiosity.

26

What do you most value in your friends?

Humour.

27

Who are your favorite writers?

Arthur C. Clarke, Kurt Vonnegut, Frank Zappa.

28

Who is your hero of fiction?

Pippi Longstockings.

29

Which historical figure do you most identify with?

Leonardo da Vinci.

30

Who are your heroes in real life?

The women and girls demonstrating in Iran and the Ukrainian people.

31

What are your favorite names?

Love.

32

What is it that you most dislike?

Proust Questionnaires.

33

What is your greatest regret?

Things undone.

34

How would you like to die?

Satisfied, knowing that my children are safe, preferably painless.

35

What is your motto?

The sky is the limit. Or is it?

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Jan Braly Kihle

[jɑːn çiːle] / yawn sheeleh

Born in 1960 and holding degrees from the University of Oslo and the Albert-Ludwigs University of Freiburg, Jan Braly Kihle is an acclaimed mineralogist with numerous publications and patents in the fields of geology, chemistry, and optronics.

Through his work with Jon Larsen and others, Jan has excelled as a product designer for companies specializing in optics and high-end hi-fi equipment, such as Electrocompaniet.

Today he is the Head Geologist at the Institute for Energy Technology (IFE), Norway. 

GET TO KNOW JAN

Jan BRaLY KIHLE

Fun Facts

GRATEful - cancer survivor x 4

fascinated by spiders

creative

curious

inventive

a team player

Jan's Favourite Quote

What's possible

I leave for others.

Jan's Proust Questionnaire

01

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Resting with my beloved wife in a hammock hung between two coconut palms at the beach at La Digue, the Seychelles.

02

What is your greatest fear?

Return of cancers.

03

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

My health.

04

What is the trait you most deplore in others?

Egocentricity.

05

Which living person do you most admire?

Nelson Mandela reincarnated.

06

What is your greatest extravagance?

Designing my own shoes with skin made from Suriname caught Arapaima fish. Hand sewn by my Budapest shoemakers.

07

What is your current state of mind?

Relaxed. 

08

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

Honesty.

09

On what occasion do you lie?

Lie, me? Never!

10

What do you most dislike about your appearance?

Where did my six-pack go??

11

Which living person do you most despise?

The head of Russia.

12

What is the quality you most like in a man?

Long time friendship. 

13

What is the quality you most like in a woman?

An authentic, genuine smile.

14

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

Thank you!

15

What or who is the greatest love of your life?

Wife, children, and grandchild. I cannot possibly pick one.

16

When and where were you happiest?

In 2010, when I learned that my cancer stem cell transfer was a success.

17

Which talent would you most like to have?

To move to the rhythm - be a (good) dancer.

18

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

To be a better listener.

19

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

The designing and commercialization of the IFE Hydrocarbon Core Scanner instrument.

20

If you were to die and come back as a person, AN Animal, or a thing, what would it be?

A soaring bird.

21

Where would you most like to live?

In the Norwegian mountains, or perhaps in a cabin on the slopes of Lake Louise or Banff, Canada. 

22

What is your most treasured possession?

Though I could never consider a person a possession, I treasure my wife more than anything.

23

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

Others publishing someone else's work as their own. (Plagiarism.)

24

What is your favorite occupation?

Tenting in the deep forests photographing wildlife with my favourite camera.

25

What is your most marked characteristic?

Colourful clothing and positive attitude. 

26

What do you most value in your friends?

HONESTY.

27

Who are your favorite writers?

Jack London & Werner Herzog.

28

Who is your hero of fiction?

No one.

29

Which historical figure do you most identify with?

No one.

30

Who are your heroes in real life?

Indigenous peoples of South America.

31

What are your favorite names?

Just one: Kazimir.

32

What is it that you most dislike?

Smoked sheep! People you cannot trust.

33

What is your greatest regret?

Luckily, I don't have any.

34

How would you like to die?

In the blink of an eye.

35

What is your motto?

What's possible I leave for others.


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Micrometeorites

are the oldest matter there is.

NOTHING HAS TRAVELED FARTHER.

Micrometeorites are mineral remnants from before the planets were formed. While most are particles shed by asteroids and comets, some are older than the Sun, and others have traveled  to Earth from the outermost reaches of space.

It is truly astonishing that these tiny specks of stardust that are no larger than the periods in these sentences, can be collected and identified. They travel unfathomable distances, plummet through the Earth's atmosphere, scream to a halt, mix with terrestrial and anthropogenic imposters, and can somehow still be discovered and photographed in extraordinary detail.

For more than a century, scientists searched for stardust in populated areas, but only found the enigmatic micrometeorites in prehistoric sediment and remote areas, such as the blue ice of Antarctica, deserts, glaciers, and the vast expanse of outer space. Even though radar measurements confirmed that up to 100 metric tonnes of micrometeorites land on Earth every day, it was believed that finding stardust among the limitless mounds of dust here on Earth, was impossible.

This all changed in February 2015 with Jon Larsen's breakthrough discovery of the first urban micrometeorite, NMM 1, a slightly translucent barred olivine spherule that Jon found in the sludge of a Norwegian rain gutter.

After seven years of searching — seven years of becoming an expert at identifying every possible type of earth- and human-made spherule — Jon Larsen, Norway's most celebrated jazz guitarist, made history and revolutionized the field of Micrometeoritics.

Since then, Jon's legendary partnership with Jan Braly Kihle, a renowned minerologist from the University of Oslo, has produced the world's first high resolution images of micrometeorites in breathtaking color. 

I HAVE TO KNOW MORE

Micrometeorites are mineral remnants from before the planets were formed. While most are particles shed by asteroids and comets, some are older than the Sun, and others have traveled  to Earth from the outermost reaches of space.

It is truly astonishing that these tiny specks of stardust that are no larger than the periods in these sentences, can be collected and identified. They travel unfathomable distances, plummet through the Earth's atmosphere, scream to a halt, mix with

terrestrial and anthropogenic imposters, and can somehow still be discovered and photographed in extraordinary detail.

For more than a century, scientists searched for stardust in populated 

areas, but only found the enigmatic micrometeorites in prehistoric sediment and remote areas, such as the blue ice of Antarctica, deserts, glaciers, and the vast expanse of outer space. Even though radar measurements confirmed that up to 

100 metric tonnes of micrometeorites land on Earth every day, it was believed that finding stardust among the limitless mounds of dust here on Earth, was impossible.

This all changed in February 2015 

with Jon Larsen's breakthrough discovery of the first urban micrometeorite, NMM 1, a slightly translucent barred olivine spherule that Jon found in the sludge of a Norwegian rain gutter.

After seven years of searching — seven years of becoming an expert at identifying every possible type of earth- and human-made spherule — Jon Larsen, Norway's most celebrated jazz guitarist, made history and revolutionized the field of 

Micrometeoritics.

Since then, Jon's legendary partnership with Jan Braly Kihle, a renowned minerologist from the University of Oslo, has produced the world's first high resolution images of micrometeorites in breathtaking color. 

micrometeorites in breathtaking color. 

I'm ready. TEACH ME.

Micrometeorites

Jon Larsen and Jan Braly Kihle have amassed the world's most expansive collection of urban micrometeorites and they want you to follow in their footsteps.

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Jon and Jan are
EXCEPTIONAL ARTISTS AND SCIENTISTS. 

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NASA JOhnson Space Center

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Never forget: YOU ARE SURROUNDED BY STARDUST, inside and out.

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ORIGIN STORIES

Jon Larsen revolutionized the study of micrometeorites when he became the first person to discover a micrometeorite from an urban environment. Then a new form of art emerged when he and Jan Braly Kihle created the world's first high resolution photographs of micrometeorites in colour.

Learn about the singular moment that led to Jon's groundbreaking discovery
and the phone call that kickstarted a truly epic friendship.

Jon Larsen revolutionized the study of micrometeorites when he became the first person to discover a micrometeorite from an urban environment. Then a new form of art emerged when he and Jan Braly Kihle created the world's first high resolution photographs of micrometeorites in colour.

Learn about the singular moment that led to Jon's groundbreaking discovery and the phone call that kickstarted a truly epic friendship.

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WINTER 2022 COLLECTION

Meet this season's micrometeorites

This season's collection features a variety of stunning micrometeorites. From mountainous cryptocrystalline turtlebacks and bewitching glass spherules to ultra rare giants. Available for a limited time only.

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HALLO and welcome!

We're Jon Larsen & Jan Braly Kihle

We are world renowned micrometeorite experts here to share our cosmic art and inspire the world to become star hunters.

STARDUST
is everywhere