Monday, August 30, 2010

And mondays for home and design...

... and that completes the week's schedule...

Emma always finds the most fantastic things, her blog is so incredibly beautiful that sometimes I can't even bear it! Isn't this flat gorgeous?

Friday, August 27, 2010

Fridays are casual

Here's a little music video with Blonde Redhead. I'm only just getting into them now, but they've been around for a few years. This song is called Here Sometimes.

Bloggers and their babies (Thursdays it's family time!)

I just love looking at pictures of people with their babies. You can always sense the joy, pride, love and vulnerability they're feeling. Some of my favorite bloggers have recently had babies, and here are a few pictures of them.

James and Gemma of Bleubird

Viv and Robert of ish and chi

Joanna and Toby of A Cup of Jo

And here's one of me and little Sam.

Wednesdays for fashion

I know, I know, it's not wednesday today, but according to my new plan, wednesdays are for fashion and I haven't blogged since tuesday. So here goes. A dream outfit for fall:

Ziggy suede biker jacket from Lot78 at
Top from H&M, tucked into (of course)...

Lindex trousers (I'm looking for something a bit more structured though and tighter on the lower leg, but no luck yet)

And finally, I'm waiting for my local Bianco shop to get these in.
Or these.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tuesdays are for Architecture

In the name of organisation, I've assigned each day of the week with a theme for my blog. So Tuesdays are for architecture. Today I'm inspired by buildings that mimic, or even hide in, the natural landscape. Living in a city you get so used to the stark contrast between inside and out, to get inside a building involves pushing open a door and stepping inside. What about buildings that gradually invite us in, lure us even, like the mouth of a cave or a canyon opening into a valley of wonders? Why does the shift between the building and (urban) landscape have to be so sudden, a pavement hit by a vertical wall? Look at these wonderful buildings, and be inspired!

The New Norwegian National Opera and Ballet by Snöhetta

The Rak Jebel Al Jais Mountain Resort, UAE by OMA

Maritime Youth House, by BIG

Galije, by MVRDV

Monday, August 23, 2010

Decorative laundry?

Who would have thought?! I could actually imagine using my laundry as decoration! I wonder if that's good Feng Shui...

The Polyp laundry basket by Helene Steiner be fixed on the wall and you just put your laundry through the hole in the front. When you can't stuff more in it, it's time to do some laundry, as each basket can only contain one load of wash! 
Check out her website for more cool designs, such the Colo dishwasher and the breakfast table.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Ígló kids

Ígló is an Icelandic kids' clothing label and their designs are just adorable!

Don't you think they're adorable?

From their website:

Comfortable & stylish: This is the motto of Scandinavian design company Ígló, which specializes in great quality clothing for boys and girls from newborn to eight.
Ígló is the brainchild of Lovísa Ólafsdóttir and Helga Ólafsdóttir, two friends who happen to share a last name. Both having children of their own, they founded the company, inspired by their own views on what children clothing should entail – and what the children themselves would pick out from their closets.
Ígló kids go out in blue, pink, red, purple and yellow clothes, sometimes just one color but often all mixed
Ígló kids love to play outside
Ígló kids do not ask if their clothes match or not - they know they always look good
Ígló kids are our hero's!

And you can even shop here!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Copenhagen fashion week

Some of the best (in my opinion) street looks from Copenhagen fashion week.

Aaah how I'd love to have all the time in the world to pick outfits and drink champagne all day and night... for one week only! 

Etsy finds : photography

I'd love to have more art on my walls and what better place than Etsy to hunt for treasures! Like these:

Friday, August 13, 2010


I love autumn for so many great things. Autumn/winter collections. Cozy nights in. And harvesting. I've made two variations of rhubarb jam with the rhubarbs from my garden, and I have a kilo (2.2 lbs) of rhubarbs in my freezer I'm going to make rhubarb chutney out of.
I've gone berry picking twice, for some blueberries and crowberries. I think I'll just make plain blueberry jam from the blueberries, or maybe just use them in smoothies. With the crowberries I'll make crowberry jam, crowberry chutney and crowberry schnapps.

Regular rhubarb jam

1k g chopped rhubarbs (2.2 lbs) 
0.8 kg sugar (1.75 lbs)
Simmer until brown (about an hour)

Rhubarb jam deluxe

1 kg chopped rhubarbs (2.2 lbs)
2 apples
0.8 kg sugar (1.75 lbs)
4 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp ground ginger
Simmer until brown (about an hour), put in clean jars, close.
I'm proud to say that me and mum came up with this recipe last year!

Blueberry jam

1 kg blueberries (2.2 lbs)
0.7 kg sugar (1.65 lbs)

Simmer for 15-20 minutes, put in clean jars and close.

Crowberry jam

same as blueberry jam

Crowberry chutney

600 gr crowberries (1.3 lbs)
1 red onion, chopped
1-2 apples, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
2.5 cm ginger, chopped (1 inch)
1 dl raisins (1.4 fl oz)
2.5 dl brown sugar (8.45 fl oz)
1 dl wine vinegar (1.4 fl oz)
.5 tsp salt
1 tsp mustard seeds

Simmer for 30 minutes, blend lightly with a hand blender, put in jars, close
This is heavenly with cheese!

Crowberry schnapps

Rinse the crowberries carefully.
Leave them to dry in the shadow - on paper towel.
If your berries are frozen - defrost them in the vodka.
Use a clean glass jar with tight-fitting lid.
Fill the jar with berries.
Fill up with clear, unflavoured vodka - 40% alcohol content (80 proof).
Steep for 1-3 months or longer - in a dark place at room temperature, 18-20°C (64-68°F).
Shake lightly and taste it from time to time.
Strain and filter your infusion into a clean glass bottle or jar with tight-fitting lid.

This will be perfect for Christmas!
When I was berry picking I found a lot of this wonderful herb, Mother-of-thyme. I grabbed a whole bunch and dried it and have been using it for tea. It's supposed to calm the stomach, cure colds and coughs and even hangovers... again, perfect for the holidays!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Inspiring architecture

I was fortunate to have Chris Thurlbourne as my teacher when I studied architecture. Here is some of his amazing work:

His incredibly inspiring models (above)

His own house in Højbjerg, Denmark (above)

More here.