Apartment love...


My absolute favorite apartment right now is the new home of my ex-roommate, stylist and former editor of Norwegian Elle Decoration, Line Dammen. This home is right up my alley color wise (greys,whites, browns and black), furniture wise (a great mix of old and new) and style wise (ethnic meets industrial meets retro meets modern meets antique and so on). Yes please!!! Line is now working  in Kamille magazine, being in charge of the food- and interior section. These are a few of the images that was featured a few weeks ago as a "get to know" the new and talented addition to the Kamille staff.

Styling: Line Dammen
Photography: Trine Thorsen


It´s x-mas time...

It is less than two months until Christmas and several magazines are already out with their Christmas issue. It seems like Christmas hits earlier and earlier every year, but I guess people like to be ahead with the preparations. Have to admit I´m one of them, especially with the presents. The first ones have already been bought and are secretly hidden in the house....

What we can´t get enough of is recipes, gift and decoration ideas and the x-mas issues are full of them.

In Kamilles x-mas issue you can see some of Alexandra Villefrance´s wonderful decorations and gift wrapping ideas.

Styling: Alexandra Villefrance
Photography: Trine Thorsen

rust & rustic

As written in my profile, I am a big fan of old, rusty and rustic things. Every time I visit my local thrift store,  I look for something "new" to bring home to go with my collection. My last find was an old pair of scissors and a screw and bolt which both had no purpose than as decoration on one of my shelves. My good collegue and friend, stylist and designer Kari Delotis share the same passion, so we decided to do something on the theme. We gathered new and old rusty and rustic findings, and the result was these images that were featured in Interiørmagasinet earlier this fall.

Styling: Kari Delotis
Photography: Trine Thorsen


Weekend workshop results

Photography: Hanna Kristinsdottir

Photography: Randi Uhre

  Photography: Krista Elvheim

 Photography: Karoline M.J. Nordbø

 Photography: Torunn Nordbø 

Photography: Linda Elmin
Photography: Helene Bye

This weekend I had a workshop in digital photography for beginners for seven eager girls who wanted to learn the very basics in photography. It was two long days with learning shutters and f-stops, some lighting techniques and a little bit of photoshop. The information flow was high and the learning curve steep, and I think there were a few of them that dreamt about numbers that night. The  images turned out amazing as you can see here!


Fiskebar- Antwerp

When we were in Antwerp, Belgium earlier this year, my travelcompanion, Kirsten and I stopped for lunch at the cool restaurant Fiskebar on Marnixplaats. Specializing in seafood, one side of the restaurant, the bar, serves small dishes like oysters, fish and chips and clams, and the restaurant "next door" serves full courses, for both lunch and dinner.  Great food in relaxed and non snobbish environments. Love love love!

If your going to Antwerp and love fish, this is the place to eat!

Photography: Trine Thorsen


Hôtel Costes-the music

I have never been so fortunate to experience the Hôtel Costes in Paris, but their music I have! I am a huge fan and are the lucky owner of all the albums except from the last one- nr.15.
The music is mixed by Stephâne Pompougnac and is a mixture of lounge, chill, jazz and more... Cool and groovy!
I love the cd´s not only for its music, but also for the great photography on the cover and inside. A real candy for photographers like me. Wouldn´t mind to be a part of making one, but I guess that will only be in my dreams...

White on white

Around this time last year, Norwegian Elle Decoration came out with a white issue.

One of the homes that was featured in this issue was Elle´s former Deputy Editor, Cecilie. Love the way she has transformed her small apartment into a white and spacious looking place, by keeping it white and neutral. I am especially a big fan of her art wall, with frames and objects in various shapes and sizes. As I guess you can see, Cecilie has a big weakness for white porcelain and her collection is to die for!

Photography: Trine Thorsen


Tamtaratamtaratam (drumroll...)

I have made a draw (or actually my boyfriend) in the competition of winning a workshop next weekend, and the name that appeared twice was Linda from Hviit. Congratulations! Guess you have to get your camera ready and mind set and clear because now you are going to learn the difference between shutters and f-stops;-).

Thank you very much Kathrine from Glimt for joining and making a post, and Demie from Paraphernalia for becoming a follower.

There are still a possibility to join the workshop, either one or two days. You can just send me an email if this sounds fun!

Image taken by Eugene Yurevich and found on flickr!


Apple dumplings

In addition to making the delicious juice from the apples I´m about to pick this coming weekend, I have to save some of them to make these wonderful apple dumplings. The recipe is one out of seven we photographed for a feature in the Norwegian magazine, Maison Mat og Vin, which is to be found in the stores now.

Apple dumplings with spiced sauce

You need:

350 g (1 1/2 cups) of sugar
4.75 dl (2 cups) water
 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg, divided 
50 g (1/4 cup) butter 
150 g (2/3 cup) sugar 
8 medium apples, peeled and cored
 3 tablespoons butter or margarine, cut into cubes

You do:

In a saucepan over medium-high heat, bring 350 g (1 1/2 cups) sugar, water, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally for 10 minutes. 

Remove saucepan from heat, and stir in butter. Set aside

Combine 150 g (2/3 cup) sugar, remaining 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg. Roll pie crust into 8, 8-inch circles. Place 1 apple in center of each circle. Sprinkle each evenly with sugar mixture and dot with 3 tablespoons butter.

Fold dough over apples, pinching to seal. Place in a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish and drizzle with syrup. Bake at 190 degrees C (375°F) for 40 to 45 minutes. 

*makes 8 dumplings

*Cooks tip: Serve with ice cream or softly whipped cream!

Photography: Trine Thorsen
Food and styling: Tara Ballantyne


Even though I was only gone for a few days there´s was a lot of changes when we returned back home. The colors on the trees had gone from green to orange, and most of the apples in the orchard outside the house had fallen off. If I want homemade applejuice from Eplegården this winter, I better hurry and pick what´s left. Guess my weekend plans are already set...

Photography: Trine Thorsen