October 16, 2016
This post is made in partnership with Cluse.
Sorry for the palpable silence here lately, the inevitable fall/winter darkness is creeping closer and I can feel each day getting shorter. What do you do at this time of year to not go crazy?
There is a certain comfort in dressing yourself in things you like. Especially during this dark season. When Cluse asked me for a collaboration I couldn't have been more excited. Watches are my favorite accessory (also the only accessory I wear all the time), and their minimalistic timepieces are gorgeous. I'm so happy to be wearing this rose gold / mesh beauty. It just makes it nicer to get up and get ready in the morning.
See more of Cluse watches here.
October 2, 2016
Time for knitted sweaters, tea and books. Image shot for our weekend newsletter at work (which was about socks). Glad I managed to produce something despite the cold ravaging inside my body this week. It's almost gone now, thankfully. And, I can taste food again, which I'll be celebrating by making the best and tastiest fish/saffron soup tonight.
September 29, 2016
So, autumn definitely arrived this week. With it came a cold and smashed me in the face (well, it really felt like that). I've been feeling very heavy and sore, and drinking tea and eating painkillers feels like all I've done. Hope you've had a better week so far!
Autumn isn't really a favorite season for me, I can't stand the cold, wet and windy weather we usually have here. But, I do look forward to wearing long coats, soft hats, reading books in bed and those days when the city is covered in a layer of mist.
September 25, 2016
I decided to print one of the photos I took in the botanical garden while we were in Copenhagen (second photo in this post). Went for 50x70 cm but I think even bigger would have been better. WHY is it so hard to find big, simple frames, though?
There's a short interview with me about sundays over at Ode to Sunday, see it here if you want to.
September 20, 2016
It's been a long time since I shot something on film. The vegetable drawer in my fridge is still packed with 35mm, medium format and polaroid film and I'm thinking it might be a good idea to use it all before they become much too outdated. A project for autumn/winter this year, maybe.
These two frames are however from a recently developed medium format roll, taken by Leo somewhere between the last 6-12 months, and then forgotten.
September 12, 2016
Happy monday! I thought I would share a book recommendation today. I have been a slow reader this year. Between january-march I had a period when I read one book every week, but at some point I just stopped, after making it half-way through Sara Stridsberg's Beckomberga (which I loved and that made it even more strange to just quit).
But, the one I wanted to tell you about is this one. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. In short, it tells the story of a relationship between Ifemelu, who emigrates from Nigeria to the U.S, and Obinze, who was supposed to follow her but couldn't make it and ends up somewhere else. Starting this book, I knew nothing more than this, but I quickly realized it would definitely become a favorite. The story wedged itself deep into my heart while going through the pages. If you haven't already - read it.
What have you been reading lately?
September 8, 2016
September is here and suddenly it feels like we are transitioning into autumn. But I guess it's okay. It's cold when I leave the apartment in the morning but I'm still wearing skirts and dresses and nothing else. In the afternoon it feels like summer again.
This summer has looked a little something like this (through my phone);
Early summer, with those first days of warmer temperatures.
Fake lobster rolls (didn't have any lobster) + lunch view in Copenhagen.
Kullaberg in the beginning of june.
Roadtrip essentials - a pillow and a book (Sara Stridsberg - Beckomberga) + a very No Man's Sky kind of sky.
A house in the forest + pick-your-own-corn (our freezer is full).
On midsummer I met a friendly horse.
My favorite place for fika + ice cream from another place (polka mint & meringue).
In mid-june we sat underneath a tree on Sofiero and saw Ane Brun, José González and Damien Rice perform on that stage.
Strolling through pretty streets with double doors in my city + a lonely breakfast on a rainy day.
As always, killing time in the car by filling up the front-camera-album on my phone.
Drove past a sign that says 'Sorry'. I guess it's summer apologizing for leaving us.
September 4, 2016
Exploring Österlen last week, a part of southern Sweden where I haven't been before, at least that I can recall. Gorgeous views, and best of it all - this lighthouse hiding behind a cluster of trees. I imagine some Tove Jansson-esque character living there.
August 31, 2016
My fuzziest family members turned four years old on monday, time goes by so fast! Here's what they've been up to through my phone - trying to steal ice cream (very smoothly), chasing those perfect sunspots in the kitchen every morning, being high on catnip, sleeping on me, being generally interested in plants and well, just being soft and cute. Happy birthday darlings!
If you despite this longer-than-usual-post-with-nothing-but-cats still can't get enough, see this from when they were younger.
August 29, 2016
How I spent basically all day yesterday - in a pyjamas (well, sort of), on the sofa or by my desk, drinking apple flavoured tea to try and keep a sore throat from getting worse and listening to Ben Howard. No need to get properly dressed when it's raining outside (such a suitable end for this vacation) and all you want to do is stay inside.
While transferring and backing up iphone photos since I figured an empty phone would be a good start for the new season ahead I also realised I need to get a new external hard drive asap. The one I have had since a few years back started making alarming sounds and I'm afraid it's about to give in. It contains 13 years of photos (omg that makes me feel old) and losing everything on it would be so sad. I'll go and get a new one immediately after work today.
This song is nice. I love everything on I forget where we were.
The rest of the night I played No Man's Sky. So far I have named a star system after Tove Jansson and every planet and every species inside it after Moomin-related places and characters. I love this game.