Saturday, 2 April 2016

Lighter season

Light and spring.
I really love this time of the year. When the sun keeps up until late afternoon and it gets a little bit warmer every minute. I can put away all my huge winter coats and hats, and keep the lighter (but still warm) ones in my closet. The snow is soon all gone, the and street cafes open up for a drink in the sun. Here up north the transition from winter to spring takes some time. However, in my opinion we are one of the best to celebrate spring and the sunlight. I guess it`s because we finally feel the hope after months living in a dark city. 





Sunday, 27 March 2016

find your glasses

Sometimes I wish life more frequently provided me with filtered glasses to put on when the world feels too dark. They add colour and joy, or maybe feeling of belonging and safety. I would have a stronger pair to use when I feel unsafe and terrorist attacks come closer. In my pocket I would carry some milder ones for rainy days or when daily life struggles comes by. 
As a soon to be clinical psychologist I believe people have the ability to put on different glasses. It´s all in your mind. Their accessibility might vary between people, but I strongly believe they are there. The key is to be aware and use them when needed. 



Friday, 25 March 2016

madrid

Madrid has become one of my favorite cities in Europe. Though it will never overrun Paris, Florence or  Barcelona, still the capital city to have touched me in some kind of way. Compared to the other cities it is much more untouched by tourism, and I find it more authentic and real in a way. The city does´t have the vibrant feeling of romance or wild living as some other cities do. I find it darker, but still wonderful with it´s massive boulevards, art deco restaurants and museums where you can walk alone for hours. 





all photos are mine  

Thursday, 24 March 2016

quadrennium



since last time I´ve developed, changed my professional career, lived in Hong Kong. 
Hong Kong gave me much. A vibrant metropolis with the true Asian experience added with a hint of European vibe. 
The years have passed, things have changed and life has served both up- and down-hill rides. 
As it should be. 


Monday, 5 September 2011

unique

shini from Park & Cube has an unbelievable way of making an outfit. In a way her outfits seem so easily and randomly putted together, but in the same time they give a sense of harmony and ultimate fusion. She combines a colourful squared necklace with a romantic and airy skirt. Even though she wears rocked up edgy shoes, it all makes sense. It just fits perfectly and gives a feeling of absolutely fulfillment. She dresses like it's the easiest thing in the world. And in a way the fewest of us a privileged to dress.

Sunday, 21 August 2011

the hidden stories

There is something with books that fascinates me. Not the fact that they contain wonderful and unbelievable stories, complex and fascinating characters, and that they take place in countries far far away. I am fascinated by the fact that there are people, like me, who read the books and in their way they make their vision or picture of the stories. We can't, in any way, understand the way a book affects the reader. Therefore I find the bookshelves so fascinating and also so very inspiring . They contain stories that never will be exposed to the public, just the one who reads the book. It's in a way a magical boundary around the books and the bookshelves, which keeps the stories safe and untuched.
And, I must say, that I'm craving for a nice and inspiring bookshelf at home. I've tried to combine different colours in the different shelves, and I've tried to make my bookshelf a bit more personal. These photos of bookshelves give me inspiration to make my bookshelf even more personal.
bookshelves from the selby

Saturday, 20 August 2011

We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance



ballet dancer at steps, NYC - Matt Sundin

i find a lot of inspiration in the move of dance. dancers have such an elegance and subtleness, and they move graciously and gently. especially the elegance is what makes me calm, and gives me a feeling of completeness. the beautiful tutus and tight corsets is a timeless source to inspiration.
Nicole Poree - Zayas worked with the designer Jillan Lewis and helped him making costumes for A Two Part Affair at the Guggenheim Museum in 2008. photos by Richard Termine.

it takes an athlete to dance, but an artist to be a dancer
- shanna LaFleur

in a dancer, there is a reverence for such forgotten things as the miracle of the small beautiful bones and their delicate strength
- martha graham

title: Japanese proverb

summer breeze

it's turning into autumn. suddenly the rain has decided to come back after a summer filled with sun and good weather. the thermometer has turned it's will against me yet another time, and started showing lower degrees than one could imagine. it's soon time for jeans, wollen sweaters and socks, tea and a cashmere scarf. however, it's still some hints of summer in the air. and it's still allowed to dream of and feel the last summer breeze playing with your tanned skin and giving life to your sun bleached hair.
i dream of the french riviera, of St. Tropez, Nice and Cannes, of wine and good food. Of festivals and wellies. I'm trying to keep the good summer feeling as long as possible, as the day becomes darker and shorter every minute. That's how I cope.

pictures taken from hanneli (she styled and shot these for shopbop)