PEER GYNT

Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen Today I finished reading the dramatic poem Peer Gynt by the Norwegian dramatist Henrik Ibsen. After I read it I had to search for my old brooch made of pewter that I remembered from my childhood. I haven’t been reading the poem for years, but I was once again taken by its fine […]

ROYAL FOR A DAY

Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen Last weekend my husband and I enjoyed being tourists in our own capital Oslo. Visiting the Royal Palace on a guided tour was really interesting, and the best part of course was standing inside by the palace balcony viewing the whole of Oslo, and knowing that right there the Royal family are exchanging waves […]

THE COLOR CIRCLE

This color circle has always fascinated me. The circle is based on the three primary colors; yellow, red and blue. They are primary because they are impossible to create. If we mix any two of the primary colors, we’ll have the secondary colors orange, purple and green. If these again are mixed we’ll have the […]

BOOKS FOR INSPIRATION

Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen I love reading because good books tend to give me inspiration, a change of direction, new opinions and more creativity. The painter Randi Kvilaas made this beautiful picture of a moonshell after reading the book above “Gift from the sea” by Anne Morrow Lindbergh. And the best part is, she gave it to me.

LAYER UPON LAYER

Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen I live in a white, traditional wooden house which is typical for this region in the southern part of Norway. My house was originally built in the late 1800s, but has of course been remodeled many times since. When we had a new window put in in our living room, we […]

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 […]