Thursday, 23 February 2012

by:Larm 2012: ane brun

i took some time off from everyday life to travel to oslo. visit friends, see an opera, volunteer for by:Larm once again. by:Larm is the perfect rock/pop/music festival for me: it is very well organised, takes extremely good care of their volunteers, everything is indoors, and the concerts are so short that it doesn't matter if one or two of them are not as expected - you can just leave to see something else.

one of my best moments there was the beginning of ane brun's show at kulturkirken jakob. together with magnus renfors (who had earlier worked together with roy andersson on "du levande"), she had produced "one", a short film musical based on four of her new songs, which had premiered a little earlier this year at gothenburg international film festival. the film was screened on a reflective glass plate standing in front of jakob kirke's old altar painting. the juxtaposition of the film's bleak aesthetics to the dark, warm colours of the painting made the experience quite magical, intensified by the church's wonderful acoustics.

you could say that the film shows a poetic circus, with bleak colours and strange props. it circles around suffering and death, but also the wonders of life and creativity. her video for "do you remember" is part of the film:

if you ever have the chance to see "one" as a whole, i heartily recommend it.

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

a new tea pot

ever since the day after christmas, my favourite person in the world keeps asking me what i want to have for my birthday - which is in april. so i thought i'd come up with some kind of wishlist which i'll put up on the blog.

first out: a new teapot. considering the amounts of tea that i drink, and the pleasure i take in sipping my tea, it feels strange to only have two teapots, of which one actually is designed for coffee rather than tea.

pretty triangles by ferm living

this traditional white one by höganäs would probably hold twice as much as the one i use right now. perfect for having tea with friends! (they also have very nice bowls and plates... just mentioning)

fine little day has, together with anna backlund, designed some wonderful porcelain for a new label called rym. their mix-and-match concept is wonderful - and i would love one of those teapots (maybe the one with the black pattern, or the pattern with the wooden triangles? or the pattern called "tissage" on the cup in the front?). and maybe one or two mix-matched cups and saucers...

Thursday, 2 February 2012


we have two new friends in our bedroom. a nightstand that we got for free when our neighbour moved away. she also loved vintage stuff. furniture and china and kitchen details from the 50s and 60s.

and a cupboard for t-shirts and jeans and pullovers and skirts that don't need hanging up. we got it second hand and it was rather expensive, but i love the decorative details, the colour and the fact that it is old and has been around for a long time. it is made of solid wood, and i think we will have it forever. considering that, it probably wasn't so expensive.

doesn't it look pretty? it's all in the details, i think.