fredag den 20. november 2009

My lucky day :-)

Yesterday was the best day this year so far!

I've been jobhunting since January, and I was about to reach my breaking point with boredom and the uncertaincy of my future.
Well, Monday I got a call from a place I had sent an application. I had to call back Tuesday as I was about to enter the cinema. Tuesday we had a small talk by phone, and I was asked to come for an interview Wednesday. The interview went really well, and I got a call the same day for a second interview Thursday. This was more a short recap of the interview the day before, and it was soon revealed, that I got the position!! Hooorayyy!
I start my new life as a hardworking Marketing Coordinator Monday, wish me luck! :-)

My luck had not run out with the job offer. Thursday evening the Fisk Redesign Competition took place and my team won!!
It was all in the name of recycling and charity, and in my team we had chosen to use men's wear for all three outfits.
We had a dress made out of a suit, a coat made of two jackets and a tie dress go down the runway. My sister, Vala, is working the suit-dress.
And what a success! The celebrity / fashion-wise judges had some really nice comments and the crowd cheered us on (led by my mom, my sister Laura, my BF and my friends Nana and Laura - thank you all!!)

Our minicollection is listed below. Behold! :-)

tirsdag den 10. november 2009

I'm an easy target...

... when it comes to all things cute, kitsch, artsy and somewhat Asian/Japanese, so when I saw the online shop Shana Logic I was sold on the spot!

I sometimes wonder why I love and cherish these childish things so much... maybe it is about time I grow up and get serious, start reading the news paper. But then again. As long as I can still function in the adult world, I will just consider it as part of my charm...

(BTW, I know I wasn't supposed to be back posting so soon, but I've been babysitting all day due to a strike in the Copenhagen kindergartens, and now I just need some me-me-me-time).

For now I'm just pseudoshopping - picking things I like and posting them, but you never know... some day in the distant future, when I win the lottery, I just might fill my virtual shopping cart...

Well I've piled up my favorites below:

Pinup bath towels for the holiday home. I already have a (rather kitschy, borderline ugly) tin can for tea and one for coffee with pinups on, plus a pillow my mom gave me. They give the summer house a nice retro feel. I love the bright colours and the very sensual yet innocent look.

Beautiful, beautiful prints. I am smitten with birds at the moment, I have no clue why. Bird brain? Bird flu? oh no!

The cutest scarves ever!! They won't keep me warm during the winter, though, except for my childish and cupcake craving heart :-)

Damnation! These pillows are cute as well! I loooove pandas! I got to see some bamboo eating ones in a Chinese zoo a few years back, and I almost climbed the fence. Big monochromatic teddybears, that could kill you with a single hug.

And the other pillow? Well, it is darling and I could use it as an excuse to tell you that I am now a red head :-) (I have actually been for a while, but I updated the colour yesterday and now it is bright and shiny).

Speaking of pandas: This hat is the best! Pandaliscious!

Random cuteness below. I am not wearing a lot of jewellery at the moment, but these tasty and cute pieces could change that.

I share a fondness of Japanese style cartoons with my sister Laura, and I've posted the rice ball in her honour. She has made the cutes cartoon cinnanmon rolls in minibeads (does that sentence make any sense at all?). Well, to you Laura! Cheers!

Wow! I know. This was one of my more hyper posts. But hey. It's late at night, I've been around kids all day (being the adult), and excessive cuteness makes me giggly and light headed. So. Be. It.

mandag den 9. november 2009

Until next time

See, I told you I'd be back soon, but as I cannot promise that I'll be posting before late next week, as I'm a busy bee sewing (and jobsearching still, my oh my!), I will leave you with some procratination material until then.
The cute birds below are from Nanibird, and they are free! Just download your favorites, print, fold and glue - fun, decorative and cheap!
I'm looking foreward to making my own soon (after the fashion show mentioned in my last post), and please tell me how it works out if you give it a go!

Fun fact: According to Boligliv (where I first spotted these birds) "nani" is Japanise for "what?".
Josh McKible is the creator of the Nanibirds, but many other artist have been invited to make their version, therefore there are a lot of different designs to choose from - the ones above are just my personal faves :-)

So we meet again

Hi guys! Wow has it really been that long? Bad blogger, baaad! (Insert slap over my hands here).
Well, I've actually been really busy in my spare time lately (and loving it!) doing some sewing for a charity fashion show next week.
It is the shop/café, called Fisk, where I'm a volunteer, that is behind the event and we are about 7 seven teams competing for the honour of winning. It is all about redesigning second hand clothes in collaboration with a mentoring designer.

My Belgian teammate, Lotte, and I have been really lucky. We got a Danish-Faroeic designer called Barbara I Gongini as our mentor and she is really sweet and full of great ideas for twisting our designs in a new direction. Her style is very sculptural and avantgarde, but she luckily knows how to transfer that into our more wearable approach to clothes. It has been interesting, and I cannot wait to see what the others teams have made. And, man, I hope we win! (just for the fun of winning as there is no real prize on stake).

I will post some pictures from the show next week, but for now it is a deep dark secret what we are working on :-)

So for those of you who will be in Copenhagen Thursday the 19th, the show is at Karrierebar from 18.00-24.00. (Tickets can be bought in Fisk).

See you sooner than you'd think!

onsdag den 14. oktober 2009

A cup of light please

While waiting for the holiday home to be mine (well ours... I know, I know) I've been looking for inspiration on various design and decor blogs. There are hits and misses, but one of my new faves is decor8 where beautiful pictures go hand in hand with tips for online shopping, mostly vintage oriented.

I really like it when you see something and think "I could make that myself and it would still look great" (knowing deep down that I would never really get around to make it myself). Well, while looking through the decor8 back catalogue, I stumbled upon these surprising and beautiful tea cup lamps from domestic construction and yes I would certaintly love a cuppa :-)

All pictures found here

Just imagine these above a table full of cupcakes and good friends...
Maybe you could even use an old tea or coffee pot and make one bigger lamp (?). I only wonder how to make holes in the buttom. The rest should be easy breezy.

Well... if I ever get around to make some, you will hear about it here :-)

BTW!!! We get the keys for the holiday house tomorrow morning! And the redecoration begins!!! I promise I will post some before and after pictures when I have something to show.

tirsdag den 6. oktober 2009

5 days of summer

I had written most of this post earlier today, but blogger didn't want to work with me and deleted everything (not blogger's fault - my computer is acting up). For. Crying. Out. Loud.
So now I'll try to remember what I had written, and hope I'll get to the end this time...
I went to Athens with my boyfriend two weeks ago, and it was a pleasant surprise! We had been warned that the city would be polluted and lacking charm, so our expectations were modest.
We do not at all share the pessimistic views! If you dare to explore the city it will show you its gems.
We stayed in Monastiraki (below), an area full of archeology and market stalls and street art on every corner. BTW I am a redhead now, so it IS me in the pics :-)

No matter where you are in Athens you can see the Acropolis towering over the city as a reminder of the history buried underneath the pavement and unearthed around you.

Blouse and shoes:
Skirt: thrifted

On our way down from the Acropolis we found the cutest little "village" on the hillside. All the houses were painted white with blue windows and doors, and there were cats, cats and more cats everywhere - my kind of place! It reminded us a lot of the beautiful island Santorini, which we visited many years ago during a holiday on Crete.

One day we hiked up the hill of Pnyx where democracy was born and the muses danced. I love the name Pnyx - it sounds like a sneeze :-) Pnyx, Pnyx, Pnyx!


Skirt: Day

Shoes: Urban Outfitters

We visited every temple and ruin in town, and the weather was lovely (most of the time) so we enjoyed everything a lot.

What you cannot see on the picture below is that right behind me where a couple of turtles getting it on in the animal planet kind of way... if you get my drift... right in the Keramikos.


Skirt: Day

The few rainy days were spend in the museums: the new and dead cheap Acropolis Museum and the National Museum of Archeology (where the picture below is from).

And yes, I am that lame...

mandag den 28. september 2009

Luella che bella!!

I went over to Fifi Lapin's this morning to get the dose of bunny cuteness I missed out on while in Athens the last few days, and just WOW!
Apparently I missed out on the release of the pictures from Luella's S/S2010 collection as well (Okay, I got to see the Acropolis and various ruins and temples instead with my lovely boyfriend, but still...)

I've been in love with Luella for a long while now. I especially loved the Ghost World inspired Spring2008 collection, but the new stuff is darn cute as well!
I know, I'm won easily over by polka dots and bows, it's a weakness of mine. This collection, though, has both dots and bows paired with full skirts and heart shaped cut-outs. Not to mention the 60s silhouette and styling. Stop. Now. I'm overwhelmed!

See the whole collection and Luella's back catalogue at, where I snatched these pictures (Thank you!).
Though this is a spring collection I hope I can transform the style to my fall wardrobe with some tights and cardigans. Maybe I'll make a copycat post on it some day...

tirsdag den 22. september 2009

I'm a sponge, a designsponge!

I've been crazy decorating our newly bought holiday home, well in my thoughts and my dreams that is, since we do not really own the house yet.

A constant source of inspiration and sleepless nights has been the blog Design*Sponge, where they have a unique sense of style, which goes well with my fondness of kitsch and flea markets. I especially like the sneak peeks into creative homes and the 'before and after' section.

Some time ago they made a post on Berkley Illustrations and their animal portraits (the link is for their etsy shop, and where I found the pictures below), and I'm a fan now! I actually tried to make a drawing of my cat in clothes a few weeks ago, but the Berkley people make me feel kinda inadequate: