Tuesday, November 30, 2010

dear milan pastry makers

These teeth to be chewed by teeth - they induce slightly cannibalistic thoughts. Is there such a thing as cannibalism light? In marzipan?

Thoughts they don't induce: eagerness to eat or buy.

dear son

Sometimes you say stuff that seems to come straight out of your dad's mouth.
Like the other day, when you said

"Mom, know what the scariest thing in the world is? Old dolls!"

Is it genetic or a deeply felt feeling males share?

Shoes I wanted to buy in Milan

Too expensive.

Too steep.

Monday, November 29, 2010

dear people who love shoes

I left for four days in Milan with the man I love and packed a few pretty dresses and dreams of going to fancy places but already at the airport I realized these were the only shoes I'd brought. Seems I don't think too much about shoes, but the irony is that if you think so little about shoes as to travel with only the shoes you wear, then you're forced to think about shoes a lot once you arrive at your destination.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

dear pansi & jacopo

we just arrived back home. this pic sums up the feeling of visiting you and your wonderful family and friends in Milan. it was as great as Anders shows you with his hands here.

Thank you so much !
lots of love
-e & a

Dear Jennifer Hudson

I just wanted to say congratulations, you just outshone Ms Blanchett!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Dear son

This morning, you were so angry. SO ANGRY. Everything was wrong and you hated daycare, didn't want to go there and WTF so much snow and you hate winter gear and why are there nightmares and bad stuff and tears were cascading down your soft wonderful silky peachy white cheeks.

Turned out you were really upset about the fact that your parents were leaving you for 4 days, an infinite measure of time to your 5-year old mind. "How can you go away for SOOOO LOOONG?" you asked and I said "We'll be back before you know it".

Then, walking you to daycare, you asked "When have I lived as long as the dinosaurs? When I'm grown up?" I tried to explain the hundreds of million years concept and you replied "So when I'm a teen?".

To you, 4 days probably seems like a few million years too. I still promise to be back before you know it.
-your mother, old as a dino.

Monday, November 22, 2010

We've all done it

An average day for an almost 3-year old.

Same tree, different seasons

See that tree Joel is running towards?
He runs towards it in winter too. It's on our way to dagis.

Friday, November 19, 2010

More from Mjölk

LOVING EVERYTHING IN YOUR SHOP. When I see these beard caps, my one thought is: I LOVE MEN!

Tänker också: Äntligen kan vi alla se lite mer ut som Jörgen Bang!

Hurra! Snart är den här!


Otroligt fint besök på kontoret idag! Anna med helt ofattbart gulliga dottern Essi.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Dear Chanel

Please give your frames some anti-reflection treatment before sending them off to stores. You have to consider all of us who've given up mirrors at the same time we threw out our old phones (you know - the ones that had CHORDS). We, the nearsighted who use photo booth as mirrors need to see what the frames look like, not frames with our own ridiculous computer screen reflections blocking the view. That would be all, thanks for listening.

Mer Vanja!

Jag vet att det finns barn som är lika fina, men det finns ingen som är finare!
tror det här var i första klass?
Sista året på dagis.

Baby Carmen Miranda

Se henne växa!

Av någon anledning bloggade jag inte 6 & 7-årsdagarna.

Dear Vanja my love

Congrats on your 9th birthday. Will post a pic from today later on, this is the you I have with me in the office. SO HAPPY to be your mom.

Älskar dig tjejen. Skriver det här så du kanske läser det om några år, det kommer alltid att stämma.

-din mamma

Friday, November 12, 2010

Dear Kiehl's

Dear Kiehl's,
I've been on your team. I've bought my share of CdC. I've rooted for you. I've loved your olive oil hair treaments. But your hair other hair products...we're no impressed. Dizzy from my great past experiences wih your great products, I shelled out lots of money to buy your promising Rice & wheat volumizing shampoo. The family is halfways through the bottle and we're quitting already. This is not like us. We're not picky, we don't throw stuff away like this. But your stuff made our hair weird! Now we've replaced your bottle with cheaper stuff and our hair is happy again.

You're a brand who seem to care about the environment. Wha should we do with these half empty bottles? And why are the rice and wheat products so disappointing? I bought the shampoo because it said on the bottle that it's intended for "flat, thin or lifeless hair". I can check every box there, so who are you really trying to help if this doesn't work for me?

I know other people so disappointed in this product they give it away for free! That's how I got the conditioner. But being an optimist I thought it still might work on me. It did not.

Sad, still flat, thin & lifeless greetings from
-the end consumer

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Vad jag ska läsa nu

För några år sedan läste jag en så himla bra intervju med Kerstin Ekman i .doc. Jag har den lilla volymen på mitt arbetsbord och plockar ofta fram den för att läsa om Kerstins tankar kring skrivandet. Det verkar inte ha varit en helt enkel intervju, Kerstin säger på ett ställe att hon ångrar att hon gick med på det hela. Det finns inget att ångra Kerstin! Det är den ärligaste och bästa text jag någonsin läst om skrivandets glädje och plåga.

Här får man höra hur Kerstin satt i ett tält och skrev, hur hon tystade sina självkritiska demoner och mycket annat.

Kerstin har sådan pondus, man är så imponerad av henne. Så jag har alltid tyckt intervjuaren var modig och bra som fortsatte med intervjun trots Kerstins skepsis.

Så jag skickade ett glatt mail några år senare till just intervjuaren Line Blikstad och fick ett jättefint svar! Nu ska jag läsa hennes bok New Frontier Hotel.

Läs med mig!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Dear readers - share the beauty

©The Kyoto Costume Institute, photo by Takashi Hatakeyama
Just saw my blogpage with that depressing winter/november pic. Had to change it! So just posting this dress for you. A vintage Chanel from the 30's, a piece from the fantastic, nay amazing, nay stop me saying nay, incredible KCI collection.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Dear winter - how to know you're here II

Freezing the car doors shut was so much more subtle than this ice cold wind-in-your-face bullshit you pulled today.

Dear Apple - this is how much we love you

This is my friend and colleague Gerda. Do you see her ear? Isn't that the most beautiful Apple-lovers' token of appreciation you've ever seen? Her brother in law, Dan Lindholm, makes them by removing the actual logotype from old computers! I know you want these earrings too, but now that you know how they're made you can understand how exclusive they are!

Close up!

Dear Beautybox, St Paulsgatan 24

Dear Maite and Lovisa, I promised to make it easier to google your Beautybox nailsalon at St Paulsgatan 24.

Thank you for making my hands so pretty they look like they belong to someone else!

Jag lägger till på svenska också! Tack för att ni gav mig en så fin manikyr på er nagelsalong Beautybox på St Paulsgatan 24.
Here's Modesty Blaise look-alike Maite. She turned my weird thumb nail into something that looks like a polished persons nail. Thank you Mayte!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Dear Winter - how to know you're here

I noticed that as of today, on Nov 8th, you're here to stay. I know this, because this morning I noticed I'd left my make-up bag in the car. But then when I went to get it, I couldn't even open the car doors, they were stuck frozen.

Dear Halloween - and dear Shays

Thanks for hosting such a fantastic Halloween-party. The kids are still talking about it!

Vanja , a pirate next to Emily the cat.
Hungry? Have some fingers or spiders!
Halloween party rookie ruler Niki.

Dear Skogskyrkogården

You were so beautiful the other day.

Kära hyresvärden

Var inte så sugen innan, men ni får det att låta så himla roligt!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Dear Mrs Bildt

There's something about this picture, I can't stop looking at it. It should be such a relaxing moment, yet you don't look comfortable at all. To me this picture shows the discrepancy between the dreams we all have about a perfect life and the reality of that life once it's all in place.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Dear future generations

Dear future generations of the world, I am so jealous that you might have access to scientific solutions that will let you copy paste versions of your children at every stage. I love my kids to the verge of explosion like most parents so to imagine the thought of having little version left of the baby, the 1-year old, the 2-year old that once was! It's too much! I'd be out of control, copy pasting left and right, as unable to stop at a reasonable number as Octomom.

dear people who have feet & love shoes

Do you share my sad equation?
Ps. No I don't use those socks anymore.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Dear Naomi Wolf

I read your piece on female rivalry in Harper's Bazaar where you wrote about how "there are so few treatments onscreen of major female rivalry (direct rivalry rather than a love triangle). Indeed, I could think of only one since The Women in 1939: Single White Female."

Here's a little help in finding other movies: Heathers, All about Eve, Mean Girls, The Devil wears Prada, The hand that rocks the cradle, In her shoes and any movie starring Barbie, Ariel, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella. Snow White would work too, but I think it was made before The Women, so won't hold that against you.

Ps. Isn't there a love triangle in SWF?
Ps 2. I'm sure people here can come up with even more titles.

Dear fashion oriented people

Leopard is in again (has it ever been out?). This is how I plan to wear it this fall.

Dear French Connection

I beg to differ.

Dear Tampax/ Americans

Scented, pearly tampons? Seems you have a more romantic take on tampons than the rest of us.

Back from NYC - trip highlights

The city that never, ever lets you down. Trip highlight pictured above: Sara & Malin.

Trip highlights not pictured: Seeing Petter, Morris, Lee, Dina, Michelle, Jenny & Alexei, Rebecca, Amy, Cynthia, Craig, Emil, Mimi, Astrid and Ezra & Odessa (sleeping).

Most regretful: Missing out on seeing Josh, Gill and baby Charlie. MY MISTAKE!

Dear readers

I'm just trying how this works. I might sell stuff here later on.