Monday, 8 December 2014

Movie-night Monday

Safety not guarantieed. Watch it. Made my night. Cricket loved it too. 

Friday, 5 December 2014

A picture of me taken by someone else #5 in Emily's Advent Calendar

Number 5 in Emily Dahl's Advent Calendar was pretty easy - this is the first picture that came to mind. It was taken on an outing I did with my brother M and his partner S to a mansion outside of Stockholm in late September. S took this picture of me while I was taking a picture of M, wearing M's cap and holding a roll of wallpaper I found earlier on a flee market. It was a slow day, we felt the last of summer in the air and things were generally good.

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

A picture of someone I've loved this year #3 in Emily Dahl's Advent Calendar

So, I'm joining in on Emily's Advent Calendar this year! She is one of my favorite Swedish bloggers, and every year for four years or so she has challenged her readers - and herself - to post a picture on a set theme each day for the whole of December. She sets the headline, we follow her lead. This years theme is "the past year", and I've decided to try and join as much as I can, partly because I think it's a nice way of summing up 2014, but also because I really, really need some inspiration to start blogging again. 8 posts in total in November, oh the shame!

So, without further ado - I'm jumping in on day number 3 with this sweet portrait of A and Cricket, just chillin' and watching out over the garden. Cricket can't reach this window, but has started to be very interested in the view from there, so every now and then we have to pick her up so she can have a look-see. And the Amazing A obliges. I've loved him this year just as much as the other 13 years I've known him.

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

What not to wear...

So I noticed this on Facebook the other day: 20 Things Women sholdn't wear past age 30, and it just made me so tired... and annoyed, obviously. Because yes, there are things on that list I wouldn't wear, but not because I'm over thirty, and not because someone else had told me not to. This is just another stupid example of the "rules" women should follow, to be accepted as classy or beautiful or something else equally important. How helpful! Screw it. I'm going to wear hoop-earrings and cheep bras and old sneakers until I don't feel like it any more.

I should never log in to Facebook, mostly it just makes me mad. 

Tuesday Tunes, German edition

When I lived in Germany back in 2007, I first didn't speak any German what so ever. I spent some time learning in the traditional way at the Goëthe Institut, but I found it more effective just spending time with people, watching very basic tv-shows (Das perfekte Promi-Dinner, mostly) and listening to music. One of the more helpful bands where Rammstein, since Till is very good at articulating the lyrics... Now they are on Spotify and I became all nostalgic!


Other favorites back then were Mia, Xavier Naidoo, Seeed, and Sportfreunde Stiller, if you need some more inspiration for German classes...

Monday, 24 November 2014

Christmas wishlist 2014

The 24th of November.... The count-down has started! 

I bought my first Christmas gifts in October, so of course I've also been thinking about what to wish for myself ever since... It is no secret I love both getting and giving gifts, and honestly I hope I'll never stop doing so. I have a very extensive wishlist on my pinterest, but here's a selection of a few thing I like this year, just um... for your information (inspiration).

Etch by Tom Dixon. This item really caught my eye when wisiting one of the local design stores. One of the most beautiful things I've seen. Great use of contrast!

Etch by Tom Dixon, Pricy but pretty

Swedish Hasbeens - A Beautiful Mess T-strap
 Clogs from Swedish Hasbeens in collaboration with A Beautiful Mess. I totally see myself wearing these even in winter with woolly tights. They. Are. Awesome. 

Nail wraps with mirror effect! (can be found on Etsy ) I've been trying to achieve this look with polish, but... Essies No place like chrome came close but not shiny enough...

rose gold band with diamonds all around

Rose gold ring. Rose gold jewelry in general. So petty. 

You’ve Got Skillshare Dress in Cats, #ModCloth

Dresses. Preferably with cats. This one From Modcloth

Tiny Tardis by thesistersruehl on Etsy, $20.00

Tiny Tardis necklace. From here . 

Angora Sweater With Zip by Zara
 Am angora sweater. Every morning during winter I just want to put on the warmest thing I have in my closet, and a plain grey, creme or white angora sweater would be a stylish choice...

Midnight Black Cat Clutch - Love Culture
Yes. I don't think  I need to explain this one, right?

jag tror at detta funkar med iPhone 6 plus!

I need a solution for how to run with my new (and giant) iPhone 6 Plus. I prefer belt-solutions before arm-solutions....

Thursday, 20 November 2014

If you got nothing to do tonight, watch this on Netflix

Tim Burton's Frankenweenie.

Hugo, aka the Spolier Preventer. 

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Vintage wednesday

Here am I in a "new" dress from Vintagefabriken and a new shorter hair do. I've been feeling a bit low for a couple of weeks now, with an annoying cold and a lot to do at work that have resulted in me not really feeling like blogging. The cold is better now so I'm hoping to be back to normal next week!

Friday, 7 November 2014

back to school

Not that there's anything wrong with Chalmers Univeristy of Technology where I went, but oh how I wish I was an alumna of Gallifrey University...

Thursday, 6 November 2014

#tbt Kazimierz Dolny

Found this sketch in an old sketchbook the other day. My fourth year at uni I had a summer course in Kazimierz Dolny, a small town in eastern Poland. I went with a few of my class mates and our art teacher and met up with architect students from all over Europe. We spent a week drawing, painting and generally having a great time and thinking about it I really want to do something similar in the future. I also wish I could spend some time with the two girls in the drawing again soon, my two fabulous friends M and S.