I'm watching Knocked Up on telly, and I just love this clip. It's so funny. I laugh til my belly hurts every time. Love those two kids, don't know if you guys know (or care) but they're actually Leslie Mann's real life kids with director and writer Judd Apatow. So cute!
Saturday 27 February 2010
Friday 26 February 2010
Monday 22 February 2010
Whenever I take the tube to work I stop and admire Lotta Kühlhorn's patterns on the walls. I love the retro looking veggiepatterns. Read somewhere that they're taking them down this month and it's sad cuz they've really brightened my days waiting for the tube there.
Posted by Sandy at 21:58
Getting to work this morning was... fun. Minus 22 degrees celsius, that's cold. Trains aren't working and buses are packed with people and hardly moving. I decided to walk, 40 minutes later I arrived at work and seriously, how beautiful is it? Nothing beats Stockholm. Check out my eyelashes, yes, that's frost on 'em.
Sunday 21 February 2010
|All photos by Sandy|
On the 4th floor of Kulturhuset in Stockholm there's a wonderful children's library and studio called Rum för Barn. The whole floor is stunning with panorama views over the capitol and a just a great creative and inspiring atmosphere for young children to explore the world of books, stories and reading. Moa and I spent the saturday there with Ebbe and I think I can say without asking he gave it a 5 out of 5. Be there early, or have a look at the trafficlight out on the street, green means GO.
Posted by Sandy at 17:04
Check out Boey's inkdrawings on cups made of polystyrene. They're amazing and he sells them through Etsy though my jaw dropped when I saw the prices. I mean, good for him, but come on, they're disposable cups. I'd be a huge fan if they we're on a more permanent material. This reminds me of the good old days when I made coffeedrinks for tired and stressed Dubliners. When bored I made small drawings on the take away mugs to the customers surprise.
Posted by Sandy at 13:11
Saturday 20 February 2010
Wednesday 17 February 2010
Found the amazing photographer/artist/musician Sherri DuPree through a photo on the lovely Elsie Flannigan's blog this morning. Sherri has the most stunning photos on her flickr site. While looking through her photos I found that she's an even greater artist (if I may say) and has a set of inks on her other flickr site. I'm so inspired I'll buy some new papers tomorrow after work and pick up my drawing and post some here, that's a promise. Yes, you heard me right, I'm back at work tomorrow, feelin way better today and honestly, this flat is starting to stare at me and leaving me notes of eviction. Thanks sweet Sherri for the inspiration!
|Photos Sherri DuPree|
Posted by Sandy at 10:00
Tuesday 16 February 2010
I'm not a huge fan of Dakota Fanning but I saw these pictures of her in Italian Vogue and I thought she was stunning in 'em, and she's only 16! She looks like a young Kate Winslet. I thought they were so pretty they needed to be posted here for you to see.
|All pictures Vogue Italia through Popsugar|
Posted by Sandy at 22:32
MK Tresmer Oy and were handed out to children at Föreningssparbanken in the 70's. I never had one as a child, I'm a happy child of the 80's and never saved any money and therefore hasn't learned the value of money and spends too much time buying stuff online. Oh well, we can't have it all in life. These two dollies can be found at favoritsaker.se
Posted by Sandy at 20:19
I'm still sick and home from work and it's beyond depressing to sit here all day. Things I've done today:
- Sneaked out to the pharmacy
- Ate five macaronies and half a meatball (full)
- Dreaming of furniture to buy with none existing mone nor space
Found these lovely armchairs and bookshelf/sideboard at Auktionskompaniet that I want, if only I was rich and lived in a flat three hundred times bigger...
Posted by Sandy at 18:10
Monday 15 February 2010
I was trying to play some Gary Jules songs on iTunes this morning and somehow I must have deleated the original files on my computer in some feng shui moment. Annoyed with myself I tried finding his Trading Snakeoil For Wolftickets album but couldn't find it neaither on iTunes or Spotify. I decided this needed to be fixed and tried looking for it online at different webshops and found it was gonna cost me ridiculous much. Until... I found the album at Ginza for only 10 SEK! Seriously, it freakin made my day (I'm sick and home from work, very little makes my day). So in two days my iPod will be complete again!
Posted by Sandy at 22:19
I love 'em, I love 'em, I loooove 'em!
In my hallway I've placed a BILLY JÄDER bookshelf from IKEA and replaced the wood shelves with glass ones. I think it's a cool way of displaying your shoes instead of throwing them in the back of a closet (like I used to before).
|Rose picture from allbestwallpapers.com|
Posted by Sandy at 19:10
Sunday 14 February 2010
My grandfather Leo passed away when I was five, and my mom lost her father being only six years older than I am today. I spent a lot of time with my grandparents as a child and have many fond memories from that time with them. One of my best, all time, favourite memory from my childhood is sitting in my gramps knee with him driving and letting me hold the weel around the parkinglot where they lived. It was springbreak and my brother and cousins was going up north to stay with my great grandmother. I was told I couldn't go and as usual cried away. Gramps comforted me that we too could go for a drive and spent the afternoon driving around with me in the parking lot. Last thing I remember about him was the day he died and the whole family moved in to my grannys small flat, we rented Puss In Boots on video. It's weird what you remember in life and what not.
Saturday 13 February 2010
I don't know about you guys but i suck when it comes to washing up. It's always the same, weekend comes and it's there in the sink; a whole working week's journal of what's been eating and drinking. Most of it are coffee cups and spoons, but then there are the odd ones like an egg-cutter. It takes a while to get it all cleaned up and you stand there shamefully, promising yourself next week you'll be a better housekeeper to yourself, but you know it won't happen. Most of my stuff are not dishwasher safe so there isn't that option either. On the bright side though, afterwards you feel of great accomplishment and almost like you could do anything, maybe even bring out the hoover, or leave that for next week...
Posted by Sandy at 15:25
My grammy past away a couple of years ago just after christmas. I was living in Dublin at the time and was home for the holidays and thankfully got to see her before she past away. She was an old and very happy lady who'd accomplished a lot in her life. She was not wealthy but she moved in a way I found almost royal. She was a vidow for almost the entire time I knew her and very independent therefor.
I found this photo album while at my parents house a couple of weeks ago and I looked through it this morning and started thinking of her. I sometimes forget what an inspiration she has been to me in my life. She was an artist, and a seamstress. She even made hats for the royal family at one point in her career!
She and my gramps only had one child, my dad. And I've heard a story that she wasn't that pleased when the news of my arrival (I am the second child in my family) was told. One heir was ideal for a family. This is however not something I ever felt growing up, I'd like to think I changed her mind over the years.
She did a great job raising my dad. I adore my dad. Everyone idolizes their parents as a child (hopefully) and I never stopped. I think my dad is the coolest all time dad ever and I love him more than I could ever tell. And hopefully someday he will make an even greater impression and inspiration on my children.
Posted by Sandy at 13:52
I bought this beautiful necklace/watch online the other day (and some other stuf)from Miss Juniversum. I love their shop, it's packed with great stuff and almost impossible to stop oneself.
I love these embroidered little sayings, you can get a whole kit from their shop but I find it more fun to make up your own.
All photos from Miss Juniversum
Posted by Sandy at 12:41