Thursday, October 31, 2013
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
In a short time we will fly to Lisbon. We are all very excited, especially Frida Viola.
I have only spent one day in Lisbon many years ago, when I was 18 and on interrail, coming in from Barcelona and heading towards the coast. I remember the city as spellbinding and that I really wanted to stay and explore it.
I would be grateful for any good Lisbon tips?
Monday, October 28, 2013
The photos are from Nordisk Brødhus (Nordic Bread House) in Rantzausgade. I sat there an hour or so last Thursday when I was in that part of the city, writing on my speech for my mom. It's such a lovely place. Very rustic - and Nordic - and the baked goods are the best, all baked in the big wood-fired oven. They make a good coffee too, and if it wasn't so far from our neighborhood it would soon become a daily spot for me.
Plum tart from Nordisk Brødhus.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
A few more details from our new bathroom (and then I promise, not a word more about it!)
It's functional now, and after several months of renovation it's such a pleasure. We like it, and I think it's a nice fit for the rest of the apartment.
We finally got my collection of small bathroom cabinets up, and it turned out to be a perfect way to organize all our bathroom stuff.
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Molly has been ill most of the week. I'm pretty sure it's asthma related, and it seems as if her immune system is working overtime. I would be grateful for any good advice - maybe some of you have experiences with small asthma kids to share...?
Except for that our week has been good - starting out in Sweden and later a visit from my mom, ballet in the Royal Theater and long walks in the autumn sun.
1. flowers from A
2. cinnamon buns from Meyers bageri
3. favourite body from Tricotage
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Monday, October 14, 2013
Saturday, October 12, 2013
ohh, my gosh, I feel privileged that we have this place, our refuge away from city life. Whenever we get up here we are reminded how good life is here. And whenever we are back in cph we know that it is the combination of the two that works for us.
I don't have a favourite time of year - but I love crisp and clear days like this one, when the sun is low and the shades are long.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Ever since I was a little girl I have adored Kamma Svensson's fantastic illustrations of Peter Christen Asbjørnsen's Norwegian folktale "East o' the Sun and West o' the Moon". The book is old, it used to belong to my mum, and I guess she kept it for the same reasons as I. Kamma Svensson's illustrations are filled with the same mystic, folklorism and dense ambivalence as the tale itself - very beautiful and a little scary all at the same time. Look at the colours and patterns - she's so good.
More Kamma Svensson.
P. Chr. Asbjørnsen, "Østen for Sol og Vesten for Måne", Gyldendal 1959, with illustrations by Kamma Svensson.
Monday, October 7, 2013
Thursday, October 3, 2013
I passed by fine little affär at it's new address today. Lea is still spotting the finest vintage goods at the Swedish flea markets every weekend and brings it all to her cornershop at Skydebanegade/Vesterbro/Copenhagen to share it with us. Maybe you recall the interview I did with Lea a couple of years ago. Since that she has moved her shop to a bright corner at Skydebanegade (just next to the little coffe shop Sort Kaffe & Vinyl and the Italian ice cream parlor Siciliansk Is). Lea has a keen eye on colours, details, design and stories told through old and worn things. I have always had a desire to move into her shops - and I guess that's about the best compliment you can get as a creative shop owner and vintage lover!
Below is the new issue of the Swedish design magazine Hus & Hem Retro that just landed in the shop whilst I was there. Lea has only 15 copies in the shop so you will have to hurry to get yours.
1709 København V