Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Quilt & Stripes

I love this project where designer Line Sander has used remnants from the production of Nørgaard på Strøget's classic striped T-shirts for a collection of wonderful quilts. The quilts are handmade by the socio-economic sewing workshop Place de Bleu, and the project combines beautiful design, sustainable production, social responsability & old sewing traditions.

More about the project. Photos from Line Sander's blog Little Universes.

Monday, February 24, 2014

yellow wellies

01.+03. Molly loves her wellingtons.
02. Blood orange.
04. Bambu for kids.
05. Copenhagen at its best.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Hokus Pokus Alfons Åberg

While my mom was here we went to the cinema to see the Alfons Åberg movie with the girls. And we liked it - all of us. I truly love the old Alfons Åberg animations with the wonderful voice of Thomas Winding in Danish from my own childhood, and so does Frida Viola, so I was a little anxious to be dissapointed. But I loved it. I love the small updates with the dad's smartphone, his 85% dark chocolate, the fact that Alfons is a little older, but still a dreaming, fantasizing kid with his own wishes and desires. I love the style of the animation - warm & filled with little daily life details and objects, yet still also filled with magic, even for grown ups (despite what some reviewers write). The girls loved all the cute dogs, the magician, the switching between magic and reality, and all the very-very exciting moments where the kids do things not at all approved by the adults.

We didn't like all the noisy trailers before the movie, though...

If you didn't see it already (I know we are late), then hurry up and go see it - it's perfect for the younger kids.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

days off

my mom has been here the last days and we have taken some days off with the girls. we started a little early this year and have been baking the first shrovetide buns. these ones - with whole grain flour, apple compote & marzipan. they always turn out good.
today my mom and i bought lots of wool in nice colours for sweaters for the girls. My mom, her sister and my grandmom are skilled knitters - i feel so lucky.
these days were good for all of us.

Friday, February 14, 2014

inside the dollhouse

last summer we found a beautiful hand crafted doll cabinet at a roadside flea in Sweden. Frida Viola wanted it badly, but we didn't buy it for her. Later the same afternoon we regretted and returned to the flea. I was reading for the girls in the car, and somehow A succeded in picking up the rather big doll cabinet and managed to get it into the car without Frida Viola ever noticed it. Hence we had the perfect Christmas gift for her, we just added some new paint and wallpaper.

I love the way she creates her own rules in this miniature world - the doll kids have cake in the sofa and watch tv all day long.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Hesselholdt & Mejlvang

today I was lucky to have a peek of the artist group Hesselholdt & Mejlvang's work for their upcoming exhibitions in their beautiful temporary studio at the Danish Art Workshops.
I saw draped textiles, fabric guirlandes, ceramic works and sketches.

More about Hesselholdt & Mejlvang's work. Photos above from the same place.

Monday, February 10, 2014


finally it seems as if the light is returning. on days like this, it feels ok to live in a dark country because you appreciate the light all the more. this weekend we lost our camera. my very loved camera that i carry everywhere - with photos from all of the past week. today we refound it again and i am so grateful that someone took care of it.

1. molly playing.
2. light.
3. weekend.
4. i love when both of them are absorbed by their little doings.
5. friday afternoon she only wants to watch a movie - I think it is ok.
6. frida viola picked me the first snowdrops.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

my home today

1. molly this morning with a tiny bit of porridge on her chin.
2. beautiful light and colours this afternoon.
3. in my mailbox the other day - the new printed issue of Lille Nord with the fine-fine cover by Lisa Grue.
4. in her own little world.
5. snake's head fritillary.
6. reading old favourites.

Hope you all had a nice weekend!