A CHANGE OF DIRECTION

Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen Recently¬†I visited the great exhibition by the Swedish artist Jan H√•fstr√∂m (born 1937) at Bomuldsfabriken Kunsthall in Arendal in the southern part of Norway. I specially enjoyed this black¬†statue of Mr. Walker who was walking in all directions. It¬†reminded¬†me of the fact¬†that it is¬†never too late to change directions in one’s […]

MI DAL√ć

  Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen Salvador Dal√≠’s famous picture “The Persistence of Memory” is a favorite of mine. It has many interpretations, but for me¬†it simply says something about the small¬†importance of time and age. And of course I love the great colors. The Spanish surrealist Dal√≠ was once asked if¬†Albert Einstein’s theory of special […]

LOVE THAT LASTS A LIFETIME

Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen My friend and I are nine years old lying in an open spaced stairs spying at all the guests at an older sister‚Äôs party. A young woman passes by and I¬†can smell her perfume, an incident that introduced me to the¬†warm and sensual fragrance of Musk Oil by Alyssa Ashley. I […]

THE ARCHITECT ZAHA HADID

  The famous Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid died 31st of March this year, and I had to make this collage as a¬†tribute to¬†one of my favorite architects. I discovered her design a couple of years ago when I visited MAXXI – the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome, and I immediately fell in love […]

THOSE 80s

Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen In a vintage store in Oslo the other day I stumbled over these skinny leather ties from the 80s. So fun to see them again, and I had to buy them right away. I remember very clearly that I gave a turquoise one as a birthday gift to a friend at […]

MY ROOM FROM THE 70s

The 1970s were an interesting time for style and design. I was a teenager at that time, and remember with joy my new decorated room. A brown corduroy sofa and chair, a green table next to a couple of orange plastic furniture. From the ceiling a macram√© with a green plant, and on the brown […]

THE LADY OF CAMELLIAS AND LA TRAVIATA

Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen This week I really enjoyed the opera La Traviata (Italian for the fallen women) by Verdi at The Norwegian National Opera and Ballet in Oslo. Before the performance I dug out my old, Norwegian copy of the novel ‚ÄúThe Lady of the Camellias‚ÄĚ and read it, because La Traviata is adapted […]