Browsing All Posts published on »November, 2010«

Första advent

November 28, 2010 by


It’s snowing in Sweden (a lot). It’s also advent Sunday here, which marks the beginning of the Christmas season. I celebrated by buying a chocolate advent calendar and pulling out our Christmas decorations from the attic. Now is the time to enjoy the darkness of the season (sun sets at 14:59 today), the snow, glögg and […]

Colorful Travel

November 24, 2010 by


“Green, ochres, pinks blues… that’s Italy.” I am reminded of one of the opening lines of 2 Days in Paris, where Julie Delpy gives us a brief look into a trip to Italy, quick and colorful snapshots flying by the screen. But for me it’s Mexico. It’s no surprise that the contrast between the Pacific […]

New beginnings

November 20, 2010 by


These past few days I’ve been thinking a lot about new beginnings. I just got a new job, and very soon I’ll be living a different life than the one I am now (not different as in better or worse, just not the same). It seemed fitting to start something new. Gudrun’s Solan from her wonderful book […]

Snow White

November 15, 2010 by


Just in time for our first big snowfall this week (sadly, it’s melted now and our weather is rainy again), I finished a new white winter sweater that is sure to me one of my favorites during the coming months. Pattern: Demi by Kim Hargreaves from the book Rowan Vintage Knits. My version is on […]

IKEA, The Book

November 12, 2010 by


I’m surprised it took this long for a book like this to get published. But now it’s here. The furniture super store has taken iconic Scandinavian design and sent it all over the world. So much that I go to IKEA in Portland when I’m having a Swedish craving. Some may argue that many of […]

Marimekko Holiday 2010 Catalog

November 9, 2010 by


It’s not Swedish… But there’s something about Marimekko that defines design for me. Classic, colorful, and fun, the Finnish design powerhouse always screams Scandinavian. For creative inspiration, this is the perfect place to start. Love. You can look at the full catalog here. [Via: Always Mod]

Making something new with something old…

November 8, 2010 by


The old: 1 ply Swedish wool Bergå Möbelgarn (furniture yarn), bought used for next to nothing. The new: a little turquoise pillowcase, used to cover up an ugly pillow. This is a project I started ages ago, but it was boring and I soon buried it far down in my knitting basket and promptly forgot about […]