Monday, January 31, 2011


Frida Viola has two little jinbeis, both in blue batik. The lower one was mine - the batik just as beautiful as a landscape.

Yu-I made a beautiful little jinbei, also in blue.

Cloth Inventory from Lines & Shapes.

I found the kimono below here.

Sunday, January 30, 2011



We like rugs.

From top to bottom: Bolivia, Sweden, Peru and Morocco.
I love to look at them and to feel their different textures.

I dream of more rugs:

Found them here.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Where we sleep

This is where we sleep.

A's grandmother made the beautiful patchwork bedspread just before she died. It contains little pieces of fabric from all of her life. Such a fine memory.
My aunt made the little patchwork in violet for Frida Viola when she was born. The white parts are from one of my dad's old shirts. I like the idea that we sleep in memories.

Friday, January 28, 2011


Today was a beautiful day with lots of work at the gallery.

A. made a wonderful risotto with these super fresh oyster mushrooms.

Now it's weekend for us.


I want some of these pratical and yet very beautiful porte-journals to keep order in all our magazines and newspapers that are normally just lying around the kitchen table.

Found them here via svpply.

Thursday, January 27, 2011



I love braids. In all sorts of fabric. There is something very delicate, fascinating and almost iconic about braids. My own hair isn't that long any more so I rarely wear braids myself. But I love looking at others'. These are three of them:

1. From a market in Pisac - Peruvian women have fantastic braids. I couldn't keep my eyes from them.
2. Beautiful braid necklace by Finnish designer Katri-Inkeri found at Napa via Elizabeth from Fine Little Day.
3. Handbraided scarf - I can't remember where I found the photo, sorry.

Veronik and Mieke from miekewillems also have beautiful braids, and so does Hanna from manteli.

This is me wearing braids at some friends' wedding some years ago.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Hope Creeping Out The Jar

Wish I could go and see this exhibition with German artist Julia Pfeiffer.

Love the strange photo, the ceramic jars, the whole set-up and the title.


New thrift store find for Frida Viola's room: The ceramic hedgehog plaque. Very nice colours.

My aunt made the crohet mobile for me when I was little - so sweet.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Andreas Eriksson

Right now: Working on an article on very talented Swedish artist Andreas Eriksson.

These are all older works - so difficult to choose.
I will show you more later.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Worn Out

Worn out, but beautiful.

I hope they will never renovate the windows in our staircase.

New blog love - here and here.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Little Peruvian Family

We had a wonderful weekend - hope that yours was just as fine.

I found this little family at a market in Peru some years ago.
The lady who sold it was very old and full of wrinkles. All her stuff was handmade of recycled fabrics.
I love the colours, the different wool fabrics, and the simplicity in the dolls.

Maybe I will post some photos from Peru later on.

Friday, January 21, 2011

The way home

She is so big now - imagine she is almost 2.

Top - on her way home from kindegarten today. She knows the way on her own.
Bottom - with beloved Mr. Dot.

Wish you all a lovely weekend.


I love second hand stores and thrift finds.

Top photo - in combination with litlle drawing.
Second photo - beautiful linen thread.
Third photo - I found four of these Arabia bowls yesterday in our local second hand shop. We had the same in mine childhood.
Bottom photo - pillows - left one made by my mother back in the 70ties, right one found at flea market in Sweden.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Life in a tree

How can you not live like this?

New book wish - The Treehouse Book.


Beautiful photos and lots of inspiration from Byggfabriken.
They also have a very fine blog - one of my favorite spots during the renovation of our appartment.