On Thursday we had a day off from shooting houses and went for a short excursion around Iceland, also known as "the golden circle". On our first stop, in the small village of Eyrabakki (app.60 km outside Reykjavik), we found this cute, little organic café. Looking more like a shed than like a café and being in- what I would call- the middle of nowhere- the café surprised us with nice smelling organic coffée and home made raw blueberry pie served with a delicious youghurt and vanilla bean sauce on the side. Yummie!

Photography: Trine Thorsen

Sissa´s house

Our first shoot in Iceland was the home of Sigridur (Sissa) Olafsdottir, an Icelandic photographer. In addition to making wonderful artwork (she is having an exhibition soon), she is one of the owners of Ljosmyndaskolinn, a private photography school located in Reykjavik.

Some of the art she is working on now are these beautiful images, all presented in vintage boxes.

I want them all!

Since the homes I shoot in Iceland are all specs (not knowing if anybody will buy), I don´t know where and when it will be showing. Hopefully someone will like them, and I´ll let you know if someone do ;-)

Photography: Trine Thorsen
Styling: Gerdur Hardardottir


All I want for Christmas...

Not too long ago I was asked by the magazine Rom 123/Klikk.no what I thought was a design classic that would never go out of date. My answer was easy; Paolo Rizzatto´s lamp 265 designed for Flos in 1973.

Being a swingarm lamp addict this is one of my absolute favourites! It goes well with all kinds of interiors, being in a workplace, a modern minimalistic home, a more industrial one and more. You see it in kitchens, living rooms, offices and halways in grey, white or black.

What the other people in the "expert panel" answered, I don´t know, but I´m excited to read about it their next issue.

Image found on Flos.com


Rad Reykjavik

This Easter I am going back to Reykjavik to capture more beautiful Icelandic homes. There will be four days with work and a couple of days of relaxation and sightseeing. Hate to leave the beautiful spring weather we´re having these days, but excited to see more of this cool city.



Playing with food...

I have been playing quite a lot with food lately and I absolutely love it!!!
On Monday we did a story on apples making homemade, old fashion caramel apples and many other great recipes. No wonder it is hard to stick to a healthy diet...
When and where the feature will be out, I don´t know for sure, but I´ll keep you posted!

Photography and mess maker: Trine Thorsen
Styling: Tara Ballantyne

Cool kitchen stuff

If you have followed this blog for a while I guess you know that I have a new kitchen :-). When you have a new kitchen you dream of lots of nice new things to put in it. Have to admit that I wanted to keep most of the things I shot for this feature, and using the kitchen as location
didn´t make it any easier seeing how well the things fitted in. But, I was a very good girl and nothing was left behind when Tara left that same evening.

Well, except from the lamp, the table and the chair that is, because that was mine from the very start...


Photography: Trine Thorsen
Styling: Tara Ballantyne

Concrete and wood

A couple of years ago I shot this house on an assignment for Elle Interior. The house is located in Oslo, close to the great outdoor and skiing area, Sognsvann. I really like the way the have combined new architectual design with old furnitures, concrete, wool and wood and think it looks perfect together.

Photography: Trine Thorsen



The last weeks has been filled with many exciting photoshoots, one of them a shoot for the next issue of Interiørmagasinet.

On Wednesday last week I filled my car wih my photogear and stylist Kirsten and designer/model/assistant, Heidi, theirs with lots of lovely things "farmer style". We met up in my favorite location, the wonderful home of Ingvild and Olaf, to shoot an inspirationl feature containing great textures and materials like bamboo, recycled wood, ceramics, linnen, cotton and hemp.

The magazine will be out on May 11th.

Photography: Trine Thorsen
Model/designer: Heidi Bjørnsdottir

New hotel in town!

On April 1st. a new hotel opened in Oslo. Well, the hotel has been there for a while, but not so good looking and in the best shape...
I have been so fortunate to work on this re-opening project, taking promotion pictures as well as doing some "artwork" for their breakfast room.
The hotel has a great location, with walking distance to the Vigelands park, Bogstadveien (great shopping!), the castle and downtown Karl Johan. If you´re ever going to Oslo, the four star Saga Hotel would be a great place to stay. It´s a fairly small and intimate hotel with only 47 rooms, which gives it a relaxing and homey feeling.

The decorating is done by Kari Delotis/ Delotis Design

Images by Trine Thorsen
Styling: Kari Delotis