LET US GO BY THIS !

The Cardamom Law You shall never bother others you shall be both fair and kind, and whatever else you do  I shall not mind. In this complicated world I tend to believe in simple truths like this law written by the constable Bastian in the town of Cardamom from the famous children’s book When the Robbers […]

HUNG UP ON PHONES!

Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen Hung up on phones! The turquoise from student life way back in time, and the red one found at a market in Sweeden this summer. Now they are seated in the hall and they give me a warm welcome every time I enter our house.

TURI-DESIGN RETRO FROM FIGGJO

I am very proud to finally have these three vintage Granada tv plates for decoration in my kitchen. They are designed by Turi Gramstad Oliver, known as Turi-design, who started to work for Figgjo in 1960 and was in charge of some of its most iconic designs. Photos: Kristin Bae Mysen After searching for a long time they’re finally […]

DOUBLE DELIGHT

  Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen A favorite rose in my garden at the moment is the Double delight which has finally unfolded its petals. It is such a beauty and has the best of fragrance. It has actually another name as well; the Tudor rose. And thanks to the former king Henry Tudor VIII of England we are able to […]

THE JAPANESE WAY

Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen This Japanese notebook is a new favorite of mine. The cover has a great texture and each page feels like touching silk. The book is created by the Japanese textile designer Katsuji Wakisaka who used to work for Finnish Marimekko. However when he returned to Japan in the eighties, he started […]

INSPIRATION

Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen I love to be inspired. Today I visited a friend’s house and this is what she had on her table, a tulip taken right up from the dirt with the flower bulb hanging on to it. And when I left I got one as a present, and here it is in […]

THE BLACKBIRD IS SINGING

I am sitting on my balcony happily  listening to how my favorite bird, the blackbird (svartrost), trills out its joyous notes on the lawn. When I hear this twitter I know the summer is just around the corner. Just watch and listen to this and you know what I mean. The blackbird with its shiny […]