Monday, October 31, 2011

Wish all "today's outfits" were like this

Älskar denna, men Aurora, om du misstycker, maila mig (eller kommentera här - är kanske lättast?)så tar jag ner den direkt!

Focus. Determination.

I'm just putting this here cause I love this pic

Vanja in Portugal.

As November draws closer

Anders took this picture so this is what summer in Åland must look like to him.

Time travel

In the 1850's Anders and I were poor farmers about to emigrate to America. This is what we looked like. Poor but proud.

12 years this year with this man. Met him for real on November 12, 1999. He looks the same, only now he has hair. For some men, the last 12 years have had the opposite effect on their scalps.

Thursday, October 27, 2011


Finaste dukningen!

Preparing for halloween

Before count Dracula got his fangs

He was just a wee Vlad.

Update -Forgotten Closet

Ended up with look inspired by my children, Eva Remaeus and Marie Louise Ekman.

By my kids' school, walked past my fellow school parents' cars big cars in various shades of gray. Not very interested in cars, but this made me long for a bright yellow one.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Love Etsy

The GUTS it would take to wear this simply because of those BUTTONS.

Tomorrow - forgotten closet.

Am spending all day tomorrow with my mom.
Thinking I should take the opportunity to also turn it into a forgotten closet day.

Right now, many of the fashion magazines list their MUST HAVES FOR FALL.

Here's mine.












was just checking out closet visit where the women are all gorgeous and worship isabel marant. I was thinking of my own style icons.

They are:

Children. When left to do their own dressing, kids dress so amazingly. They get away with anything.

Claudia Cardinale/Sophia Loren/Stefania Sandrelli

Ali McGraw

Niki de Saint Phalle

Marie Louise Ekman

Finnish women in general

Claudette Colbert/Rosalind Russell/Myrna Loy/Paulette Goddard

Marion Cotillard.

Bianca Jagger.

Georgia o'Keefe.

Will try my best to mimic any of these sources of inspiration. Feel free to laugh at me. I love laughter!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The not very generous part of my mind

There are days when I get so upset about the way some people throw around perfectly useful words in a too repetitious way, days when I think it should be criminal to overuse words.
We all need those great words.
The way I see it, some people take to useful words like some people take antibiotics. Don't do it! One day, you'll be in need of a word like "brilliant", and then you can't, because it's overused.

Think about it.


ps. This is a ridiculous way of thinking of words and word usage, as language is an organic life form that adapts according to circumstance and environment. New words emerge.

ps 2. Are you lost to WordFeud yet? I haven't even dared to try it. I was born during a game of Scrabble. I wouldn't be able to handle it. At all.

ps 3. Yes, that would be me showing Cary Grant the correct spelling of hippopotamuses.

Recommended by end consumer

Niki and books, String-shelving.

Loved by the end consumer

Marion Cotillard, pantsuits, bodycon, swoon.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Dear Granny

I haven't inherited a great many things, but seriously treasure the things I have. Like this huge paper clip, marked THINK that I got from my funny granny who had to remind herself of important things like this. Widowed for many, many years, she also had a sign on her wall saying (rough translation) "Solitude requires carefully selected company".

Farmor, saknar dig!

Would love to go to Madrid

Have never been to the Prado. Look at this painting. Have not yet been invited to such an interesting dinner.

Dear Dior

Charlize is always so gorgeous, but the associations this pic inspires...
Perhaps not what you intended.

Heart floweth over

It just does.

Ps. Ja precis, datorn står på en sk. klassmarkör.

When travelling with a sombrero

Carry it with style in your bespoke Sombrero case.

Style Icon

When I grow up I want to look like Jenny (yes, as seen on advanced style!). Actually, I'd like to look like Jenny right now. Like her top here, tell me if you've seen a basic essential like this anywhere recently. Boat-necked, 3/4 sleeved.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Advantage of young people

Advantage of walking a slew of young people to school:

They all think a conversation about that annoying feeling of socks slipping halfway down your foot is an engaging topic.

Distant past suddenly a little closer

I love this rendering of Vikings. Can you feel the fear/envy of massive hair volume?

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Out walking in Stockholm

First saw a mysterious sign posted with post-its in an apartment in Östermalm. What does it mean?
Then saw a very angry dog in an antiques store.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Tips för dig som bor i Stockholm och har hår

Imorgon tisdag 18/10 kl 18.30 håller proffset Sarah Wing (Retroella) kurs i håruppsättningar på Frisören, Hornsgatan 100.

Läs mer här

Homo urbanus revisited.

5 years ago, I spotted two rare specimens of the Homo Urbanus species.
Yesterday, I went back the spot where I first saw them, and there they were, again!

Even better, since I last saw them, they had spawned a new generation!


Dear folks

What did you do this morning? Did you have two teeth pulled? I did. Now, for a limited time only, am able to give the world one of the world's most touching gifts: the forced smile of someone who can't really smile.

My tongue is tingling, my cheek feels enormous. To cheer myself up, bought a latte. Tried to drink from the to go-cup, but had no feeling in my lips so was afraid to pour coffee all over me, had to walk up to the office to take the lid off and drink it in front of mirror to make sure contents went into my mouth.

I often think about people who've lived before us and I'm pretty sure the one thing they envy us is not Radiohead, lattes, cars or even on-line dating. What they'd give an arm and a leg for is probably this: modern dental care.

The teeth I pulled were my wisdom teeth. Every time I've had a baby, a new wisdom tooth has appeared. I think my body thinks like this: If you think about the history of mankind, most people lived only till 25-30 years of age. But you, old woman, decide to have your babies at 30, 33 and 36, aren't you dead yet? Your teeth must be kaput, better send up some new ones for you to use when pre-chewing stuff for the little ones.

In top pic, you can see how the procedure was carried out this morning. Below pic is me right now, you know, just hanging out with pulled teeth.

More on ancient teeth here. Don't worry, it's not scary. It's just a 2 500 years old BLINGING SMILE.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

About a hundred years ago, I had a knitting machine and dreams of one day making sweaters like the one here. That never happened. But this Good Egg person, I think she's a genius. You can buy her Robot sweater here.

Friday, October 14, 2011

When blogs collide

Lovely, lovely Malin Elmlid came by the office.

Yesterday, she hosted a breakfast to share her great ideas about bread not for sale. But up for barter! She also told us about setting a sourdough while traveling on horseback through the Sinai. Under a starlit sky. Alone. Read more about her here. And yes, that's Lotta in top pic.

Stockholm commuting

Advantage of living in city built on many islands - you can commute by boat.

Monday, October 10, 2011

More wonders of the past

Babylonian whore on seven-headed beast. Not looking very depraved or scary, either one. The only one who makes me feel bad are the saint and angel, pointing their fingers.

ps. Click on image to see better. You must.


At Glyptoteket, Copenhagen.

In Columbus Ohio. McGhee Sixtuplets family.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Wonderful things of the past

Here is a page from the Isabella Breviary. It's a party, all the saints are living it up in heaven. But don't you just love the rest of the page? The gold, the details from nature, the charming busty creature looking in a mirror?

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Wedding reception

Going to a wedding reception today. Which outfit?
Green 50's?
Adam & Eve dress, celebrating early love and sin?

My own wedding dress? Perhaps a faux pas to wear your wedding dress to a wedding?