fredag 27. april 2012

Provoking pink

What is it about pink? And why do girls grow up dreaming of becoming (and acting like) princesses? Did you know that way back in history pink was meant for men, and blue was the color for women? Watch Nasjonalgalleriet and learn more about this lovely, provoking, dangerous color!

onsdag 25. april 2012

Good things

Squeezing it hard. Holding on. Hoping karma will be our friend now. It´s about time the wind will blow our way. So much going on, all around me. Work and private. I´m just trying to go with the flow. Working on how to relax with what I can´t control. That´s not easy for a control freak like me. Luckily I have so many clever, warm persons around me. I´m so happy to be part of an amazing team. And then I will go for a little trip soon. Thought traveling doesn´t remove what´s hard, it just makes it better and easier to carry. 


Maybe I should get some flowers for my new vase, dipped by Elkika on behalf of all of my MADD colleagues. I love it. And them of course. So, this is my non-shopping month. I´m so good at it. Still I have got so many nice gifts. Like a month of Christmas eve. Furthermore I will be off to Copenhagen next week, visiting my little bird. Thank G.. April´s over during my stay there! 

tirsdag 24. april 2012

Et navn

Elkika fills our home with homemade gifts and cards. I feel blessed. Thank you so much. See, I found out that your redesigned trianglething is perfect for our table!

mandag 23. april 2012


Like Andy Warhol I don´t read. I just look at pictures. This book was a perfect gift from my colleagues. Welcome inspiration. Hurray!

søndag 22. april 2012


Det er ikke gull alt som glitrer. Likevel hjelper det litt å lakke med 24 karat gull. Uten gift. Og drikke rosa bobler med fine damer. Klemme ekstra hardt på en ball. Skikkelig hardt. Glemme det som ikke glitrer. For en liten stund. Fine kollegavenner er gode saker.

Sometimes it helps putting on a nice nailpolish. With real gold. And no toxins. Squeezing hard on a ball. Holding on to good friends. Drinking pink cava with nice ladies. And just pretending it´s all glam and rock´n roll. For a night. 

fredag 20. april 2012


I won a himmeli from Bloggugla´s lottery. I had a plan making one. Luckily I won one instead. Now it´s in our window. Reminding me that I actually can win sometimes. I need reminders. Especially now.  Thank you Janne! And as a surprise I got this pink cup from her too. Happy weekend to all of you. 

torsdag 19. april 2012

Think outside the box

Elkika is the master of this. Thinking outside the box. Just look at these old boxes she redesigned for their hall. I love the contrast between wood and paint, it makes such cool patterns. Why do everyone try to hide wood behind paint nowadays? 

This is how she did it.

  • Cut out the shape you want to highlight. She made triangles from foil. I guess you van use tape too, but then you must be careful when painting. 
  • Put the foil where you want the wood to show.
  • Use a sponge to put on paint around the foil. 
  • Paint the box elsewhere. 
  • Remove the foil. Tata!  

Photos by Elkika. 

onsdag 18. april 2012

In the gallery

Wow, this was fun! I threw in some pictures in the contest Colour addict for norwegian blogs. I´m not that kind of person who style a lot before I take pictures. I do move things around, yes. But I don´t fancy building up a big scene for it. I din´t get to the top, but I am among ten nice blogs in a picture gallery at NIB. That´s a good thing on an ordinary wednesday. Looking forwards to see the finalists. Yeah. 


Elkika picks up all the big trends way before it gets a hit. Seen on may abroad pages. Dipping things in paint is such a genial way to make more out of jars, vases, candleholders etc that you´re tired of. Or just don´t like the color of. I´m kind of sick og glass, so this is a smart way of reusing my vases.  When I first tried it didn´t turn out this cool. Remember to let the paint run of for quite a long time before you turn it upside down, to make nice patterns. Learning by doing!

tirsdag 17. april 2012


My favorite wall. The hallway. This is what you can do too when you want a change. A little touch of your own coolness is always refreshing. But you know when you do not want to put on wallpaper or paint. Then, buy some foil, cut out a pattern and put it on the wall. I used wallsticker foil from Panduro when I made this wall last year. Now it´s all about triangles all over. Just take a look at Elle interiør if you need some crazy cool inspiration. Go bananas. Or do it simple. It´s up to you. 

Go see

Elkika just redecorated their hall. I think it turned out quite cool. That black wall filled with nice hooks works as a camouflage for coats usually hanging there. And those amazing, redesigned boxes of hers is a perfect place for scarves, hats and gloves. And as you see, one is used as a shelf. Yeah. 

photos by Elkika. 

mandag 16. april 2012

Everyday life is the new week end

Every meal should be eaten from a nice plate. Every coffee should be drunk from a cup you adore. Life is too short not to use beautiful things every day. 

søndag 15. april 2012

Beauty of dead ballons

Sometimes garbage can be really beautiful. 
One man´s garbage can be another man´s gold!

Gifts 4 me

Lovely card from my little bird in Copenhagen. Now on our wall.
A cool pin made by Elkika´s daughter. Love all about it.
Idea and design-made all by herself! Just for me. 
Easter egg from my colleague Elin.
All this from nice people. 
Who I love.

lørdag 14. april 2012

Things I did this easter

I got myself a tattoo this easter, drawn by my niece. On my arm. With pens. Just for fun. I think it was quite a cool one! Such a shame it disappeared that quickly.