27.11.11

New doors?

I have scraped and removed paint from three doors in the house, and I´ve already had enough of it. There´s about seven left, and even though I am not going to continue the project until next summer 
( it´s easier to do it outside in nice weather), I have already started to dread all the work.
I like old doors better than new ones so I either have to stick with the job and the hours it is going to take, or come up with a better solution. In the 70´s and 80´s people used to put a piece of plywood on the doors to cover the flaking paint, and to get a new look, and that is what the owners did in this house too. Underneath the plywood are some beautiful, old doors that just needs a little bit (or actually quite a lot!) of renovating.

Maybe I can do the same, and instead of having a boring plywood door, glue one of these wallstickers from Bolia outside? At least they have a little bit more paint on them than my doors. Don´t think they come in the exact door size though, so I might have to photograph one of the doors I have already renovated, print them out and glue them on top of the plywood.

Images found on Bolia.com


New workshops!

I ´ve had a few people contacting me regarding workshops and have now set two new dates for you to join. The first one out is on Mars 3rd.and 4th, the second one, April 28th and 29th. The workshops will be held were I had them the last time, in charming Bikuben in my hometown (village) of Tofte. I have already sent the information to you who has contacted me earlier, but for you who hasn´t, you can contact me here for more information and prices.

Maybe something to put on your wishlist for Christmas?


Images taken by Helene Bye from Elle Decoration (chocolate) and Linda Elmin (egg on spoon) from Hviit who attended my last workshop.

All I want for x-mas...

Ok, it is time to start on my Christmas wishes and here´s one out of many.
My breakfast plates have started to crack, and I desperately need new ones before I am being charged of attempt of murder (don´t want my guests to swallow big chunks of ceramics, do I?).



I´m in love with this wonderful series of ceramics from Danish Uh la la, and would be the happiest girl in the world if they were under the Christmas tree this year.

Images found on Uh la la ceramics website

24.11.11

Busy bee...




 




Even though my boyfriend and have more than enough with work and the house, we have started on a new project, furniture making! Since I am so fortunate to have a very handy man, why not take advantage of that? Together we design and create simple and timeless furnitures in our workshop-the diningroom. Every week new furnitures are popping up around the house, and now we are even thinking about selling them. If we make it on time, we will attend DEJM (Designernes eget julemarked) on Dec.3rd.and 4th in Oslo, with a few samples and a lookbook of a few of the things we have, and can create. Our ideas is to make everything custom made of your choice, either it´s a bench, a kitchen shelf (or a table), a wood rack or a closet.

If this is anything of your interest, don´t hesitate to contact me by sending me and email.

Photography: Trine Thorsen

20.11.11

Colorful Christmas!





 We never get enough of great decoration- and gift wrapping ideas, and this year EVERY magazine have their own Christmas issue filled with exactly that. We se more and more colors and recycled paper, and gifts decorated with tape, stickers and colorful ribbons. Gone are Santas, red apples and white angels. Don´t know what you think about this new trend, but even though I am not the most colorful person there is, I like it a lot! I am strongly considering adding some color to the decorations this year- if I dear...

This are a few images from a Christmas workshop feature I did for Kamille´s Christmas issue earlier this fall. Hope they´ll inspire!

Styling: Line Dammen, Bente Helstrøm and Tara Ballantyne
Photography: Trine Thorsen

Eye exercise...



Great eye exercise on a Sunday morning :-)

Have a lovely day!

Lovely posters from Keep Calm Gallery

Design by Hayley & Lucas

14.11.11

Finally!







I have finally had some time to renew my website and the result is tons of new images of homes, food and people. If you like something that you see, and would like to share it with someone else, pls.go ahead, but 
don´t forget to link back to me and my website ;-)

Photography: Trine Thorsen

08.11.11

Tasty rolls

Not too long ago I did a food feature together with stylist, Alexandra for Tara Smak, on the ingredients carrots and beets.
They were baked, fried, cooked and shredded, and the result where seven different, delicious and healthy recipes. One of them were these yummie thyme and carrot rolls. The rolls are great with soup, for breakfast or lunch.

This recipe makes app. 20 rolls


You need:

50 gr butter
50 gr yeast
2,5 dl milk
2,5 dl water
3 tbsp syrup or honey
2 tbsp fresh, chopped thyme
1 tbsp salt
3,5 dl shredded carrots
5 dl whole wheat flour
8-9 dl flour

You do:

Melt the butter in a pan, then add the milk and the water until the fluid is lukewarm. Add the yeast and stir until completely dissolved.

Pour the mixture into a baking bowl, and add the shredded carrots, syrup, salt, thyme, whole wheat flour and last the flour. Start by adding 8 dl flour and work the dough. Add the rest of the flour if necessary.

Let the dough raise for app. 45 minutes. Take the dough out of the bowl and knead thoroughly.
Cut the dough in 20 even pieces.  Put the rolls on a baking tray (with baking paper) and cover  with a kitchen towel. Raise for another 20 minutes. Brush the rolls with a beaten egg. Sprinkle the rolls with fresh thyme or sea salt.

Bake in oven on 250 degrees C. for for app.12 minutes.

Photography: Trine Thorsen
Food and styling: Alexandra Villefrance

01.11.11

Sibella´s New York


I have no plans (yet) to visit New York in the nearest future (at least not this year), and money is the only reason for that. But, if luck stricked this way and I was to go, I would bring along this book. Here, Australian born interior stylist, Sibella Court takes you on shopping tours around the city, guiding you to stores off the beaten tracks, giving you simple to follow routes using your feet and the subway.

If you are in to interiors and like to look for stores that offer the unusual, I believe this is the book for you.

Image found on Amazon