A TRIBUTE TO MY DAD

  Edited by Kristin Bae Mysen My dad, who passed away two weeks ago at the age of 86, loved the jazz standards. These relaxing and enjoyable evergreens sung by Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong and Frank Sinatra will forever remind me of him. Frank Sinatra: You Make Me Feel So Young    Nat […]

SHAKESPEARE MEETS VIGELAND

The Sonnets by William Shakespeare are most popular and some of them, such as Sonnet 18  (Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day), is one of the most highly prized poems in English literature. A sonnet is a poem in a specific form, but the word is derived from Italian and means “a little song”. Last year on […]

THOSE 80s

Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen In a vintage store in Oslo the other day I stumbled over these skinny leather ties from the 80s. So fun to see them again, and I had to buy them right away. I remember very clearly that I gave a turquoise one as a birthday gift to a friend at […]

MY ROOM FROM THE 70s

The 1970s were an interesting time for style and design. I was a teenager at that time, and remember with joy my new decorated room. A brown corduroy sofa and chair, a green table next to a couple of orange plastic furniture. From the ceiling a macramé with a green plant, and on the brown […]

ON A DESERTED ISLAND

– If I had to pick just one thing to bring to a deserted island, it would definitively be the Brazilian Getz/Gilberto album, a girlfriend told me the other day. I couldn’t have agreed more. This magic bossa nova album was released in 1964 and is one of the biggest-selling jazz albums of all time […]

24 HOURS A DAY

Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen The first of December I always put out my lamps with candles next to the front door, and I have them burn day and night till Christmas Eve. They create a great athmosphere outside the house, and whenever we get home the burning candles welcome us back. Traditions like this make […]

IN LOVE

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 […]