I denne “feel-good” boken “Barndomsliv på Vinstra” inviterer forfatteren leseren med på en interessant og ikke minst underholdende reise gjennom en bit av Norges kulturhistorie. Den omhandler en barndomstid på 1940- og 50 – tallet med beskrivelser og bilder fra et bygde- og hjemmemiljø på Vinstra i Gudbrandsdalen. Her er vennskap og lek, skole og fritid […]
Å FINNE EN GOD HVERDAG Har ikke livet mer å tilby enn gjerrige dager med små marginer og store krav? Dager hvor jeg slåss med klokka for å rekke alt jeg skal gjøre før sengetid? Kan det være lov å ønske seg sjenerøse dager med uthvilte smil og bedre tid? Dager som oppleves som mine, […]
Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen Why do I display my shells in the window sill in the living-room? Why do I cherish and collect them? Probably because to me they represent the jewels of the nature and one of the greatest wonders. Maybe they remind me of floating face down in tropical water snorkeling long time ago, […]
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.
Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen The coming Sunday is the first Sunday of Advent, and I can finally allow myself having that good old Christmas feeling. Although the stores have started weeks ago, it is the last four weeks before Christmas that count. I am as ever excited about reading my favorite Christmas tale, the book […]
The Oslo Opera House was completed in 2008 and still after so many years I find it breathtaking. When I am in Oslo I always take the time to visit the building which is seated by the ocean covered with Italian marble and constructed by Snøhetta. I do as the rest of the visitors; walk up […]
Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen I do love my garden book from the 70s where each and every flower is painted down to the very detail. My favorite illustrator of all times is the Danish artist Verner Hancke who died two years ago at the age of 99. He is world famous for his drawings and […]
Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen I have a passionate relationship with books. I love to read and surround myself with bookshelves. I also find a childish joy in displaying books under our glass coffee table…and here are my favorite books nowadays.
Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen I am a fan of collecting recipes and I have done it since I was 14, meaning when I go through my binder, it is like passing through history. Here are my favorite nut cake my aunt always served at family parties when I was a child, the crab mold salad […]
Today I visited the old library at the University of Salamanca which is considered to be one of the most beautiful libraries in the western world. This picture is taken by the Turkish architect and fine art photographer Ahmet Ertug based in Istanbul, and the photo is one out of many in his famous book […]