Thursday, 17 April 2014

Hugo and his peculiarities

He falls asleep on remotes. 
He barks at birds through the window.
He hides under the bed if we vacuum or if he sees us carry big bags.
He likes to sleep on his back, with his mouth slightly open.
He plays football with his food.
He scratches on doors. When they are open.

houses for my feet

Spring is here and I have officially exchanged my wardrobe from winter to spring. And while doing so I purged my shoe-collection a bit and also bought a couple of new ones... I realized I needed a pair of comfortable shoes to wear to work and ended up buying these from Asos. They are just a little bit warm, but comfortable and pretty with their graphic print. I think we will see many happy spring-days together.

And, did you know: spring means run! in Swedish, isn't that very suitable?

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Easter Holliday

Starting tomorrow I have 5 (yes five!) whole days off from work. This Easter my beloved A will go away on a cross-country ski trip with some friends and even though I'm going to miss him I'm happy he's going to spend some time doing what he likes. And that means that I can spend these five day doing exactly what I want, too! The only risk is that I'll start feeling lonely and just hang out in the couch all Easter, so I made this list, as an inspiration:

Want-to-do list for Easter 2014
  • Do some sewing, mainly mending and altering but I also want to learn how to change a zipper and I want to have a go at sewing a dress...
  • Watch these two movies: The Great Gatsby, and the intouchables
  • Lounge around in the garden and watch things grow, maybe plant something, have a glass of wine on the bench
  • Treat myself to a "home-spa", face-mask, pedicure, the whole shebang 
  • Paint the shelf I've thrifted for the garden and maybe even mount it
  • Sort some photos and blog about all the nice things things I do
  • Paint my nails in funny patterns
  • Play around with some of my new clothes and see if I can put together some inspiring outfits for spring
  • Start on at least two paintings, one portrait and one abstract, both things I want to learn more about 
  • Sleep late and stay up late
  • Go our running, and do some at home yoga.
  • Kiss, cuddle and play with the cats
  • Cook some good food and maybe bake something!

Simple, yet perfect

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

OOTD - spring flower

Today was sunny, but still very cold, so hat, scarves and gloves were a must. I did spend some time in the garden after work though, and realized that this corner looks very bare... Need to think of something to put here...

Dress: MQ (gift from Mom)
Cardigan and hat: H&M
Shoes: Converse (gift from M)
Scarf and tights: no idea...
House: our garden-shed, super cute

Tuesday: the 15th of April

Remember this post, where I decided that my habitual Monday Top Three post wasn't needed since I don't really dislike Mondays anymore? Well... Tuesdays aren't really all that fun, are they? So...

Tuesday Top Three

  1. Plans: Me and A are going to Paris in May! We have never been to this the capital of romance together before, so it's high time, I think.
  2. Wednesday: There's only one more day before my Easter holiday.
  3. Magazine: Mom brought the latest issue of Elle Decoration when we met this weekend, so I'm going to snuggle up with that and the cats in bed right now!

Weekend in Copenhagen

So I spent this weekend in the Danish capital, with my mom and brother. We all live pretty far away from each-other (I live in another country then they do) so since we have to travel to meet sometimes we travel somewhere else than any of our homes. It's nice!
This is what spring in Copenhagen looks like, if you didn't already know:

Magnolia! And a beautiful old house!
I love all of the brick facades in Copenhagen. And look at that window detail...
Another oldie. Architecture here definitely has something over on Stavanger...
And then over to something modern - Danish design at Illums Bolighus
And  then we found a Lego-store, and enjoyed another example of Danish creativity
we build ourselves. I also built A, we're in the middle. 
We had a cofee break close to more blooming trees and a very stern man in Kongens Have
I wanted every bike
We walk by this Happy wall
And then there were more magnolias!
 Besides walking around, a lot, we visited several exhibitions and museums, but I'll come back to that in a separate post.

Monday, 14 April 2014


Today I got some really sad news from Sweden. My moms cat (originally my cat, but I couldn't take him with me when I moved away from home) died last night. He was 15 years old and hadn't been eating well for a couple of weeks so it didn't come as a huge shock, but still. I'm so very, very sad. I will miss him so much.
Cats should live forever.

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Bike envy

I've been really really close to buying a bike three times in the last couple of months. First at a secondhand shop, then on and then on Facebook But someone was always a step a head of me and got them instead. I just want exactly this one, please. Tell me if you see one for sale!

not only outside

So, not only do I plant and prepare in the garden - I do it inside too! Here's my attempt at regrowing celery, obviously inspired by all the "stuff you can grow from your leftovers"-pins on Pinterest. Coming along nicely!

Friday, 11 April 2014

the house-dress

I've bought a couple of really nice vintage dresses lately (hope to show them here soon) but when I laid my eyes at this one from Modcloth I couldn't resist buying a new one. I love myself a fun pattern, usually patterns with animals but come on, as an architect, how could I not approve of this. It's. Just. So. Cute.