GUERNICA AND PICASSO

Guernica is a city situated in northern Spain. The painting Guernica was created by Pablo Picasso in response to German and Italian bombing of the city in 1937 during the Spanish Civil War. The picture measures almost 8 x 4 meters and although I have seen it before, standing here in Madrid with my students […]

QUINO’S GUERNICIA

Quino is a favorite of my mine. The Argentine cartoonist Joaquín Salvador Lavado, better known by his pen name Quino (born 17th of July 1932) is famous for his comic and often political strips. More about him here. You can purchase his book from here.

“A NEW DAY” WITH THE PAINTER ELSE HAGEN

Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen Watching how these people are waking up with the sun in the picture “A new day”, reminds me of being more present in my own day. The picture is made by the Norwegian painter Else Hagen and is hanging in my livingroom. More about her in an article I have written […]

QUINO

Quino is a favorite of my mine. The Argentine cartoonist Joaquín Salvador Lavado, better known by his pen name Quino (born 17th of July 1932) is famous for his comic and often political strips. You can read more about him here. You can purchase his book from here.

MAXXI

After being diving into the wonder of ancient Rome for some time, it was actually rather refreshing to visit MAXXI, the National Museum of Contemporary Art and Architecture (Il MAXXI Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo) where we enjoyed this major architectural work. MAXXI was built in 2009 and is designed by the Iraqi-British […]

LITTLE EUROPE

Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen One of my absolute favorite items in my living room is this tiny set of traditional buildings from all over Europe handmade by the American artist Laurie Poast. She has been living in different countries in Europe in order to reproduce theses architectural pearls down to the very detail. Currently she […]

APARTAMENTO MAGAZINE

Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen Apartamento is an everyday life interiors magazine which tells the story of personal experiences and lives through the spaces where we live and work. The articles document everyday stories, seen without the usual masks of look-a-like interiors, decorated to perfection down to the last millimeter.  Because in real life, every environment has […]

A HANG-UP ON CALENDARS

Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen I do love calendars. Every December I start planning for the year to come. This year I ended up with these lovely ones. Edward Munch wall calendar, (the Norwegian painter) Iben Sandemose, (a Norwegian author and illustrator) Thich Nhat Hanh, (Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk and poet) Architecture, (Architectonic pearls from all […]