TIME FOR A GOURMET PARTY

Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen Finally it is time for mushroom picking and for bringing the cooking up to a higher level. For two days now I have enjoyed searching “the gold of the forest”. It is ever so fun, specially returning home with a basket filled with delicacies. The other day a colleague of mine showed me his Swedish Mora […]

LATE SEPTEMBER THERAPY

Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen I do love this time of the year. To work in the garden with the smell of autumn in the air, and little by little preparing my garden for the change of season. In Scandinavia at the moment the flowers have their last blooming, and all the leaves are turning red, orange and […]

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 […]