Monday, January 30, 2012

Favorite shop

CINNOBER is a delightful independent book and design shop in the heart of Copenhagen. I love coming here; it is cozyness and coolness all in one breath, and the selection of design-, graphic- and illustration books is immense. As is their range of reprints, japanese tape, notebooks, stamps, cards, pencils and other office yums.

Here I can browse and flip. Sniff and dream. And be inspired.
I buy most of my books here.


Thursday, January 19, 2012

Remember this?: The scene in War Games, where »Joshua« (the computer) learns that the only way to win war is by not playing.

1: Parlament, 2: Moon over Øresund, 3:Connected, 4: Rainy
More on Flick'r

William Wegman
Aunt Peaches' diys
Fine Little Day's bead basket collection (Hama-♥)

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Andreas Gursky

Went to see photographer Andreas Gursky at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art last week. I'm in awe of his work; photographs, highly manipulated, so subtle.

His often huge photos seem, by first impression documentary; like snapshots of a situation, a landscape or an everyday scene, but on closer look, the images dissolve—what I am looking at can't be true, the perspectives messes with my understanding of space, I can see something has been altered, but can't tell exactly what, and it leaves me questioning everything in the image (»If this isn't what I thought it was—what I was sure of was true!—what else isn't?«

In one grip, he challenged my visual perception, embraced my aesthetic (some of his works are beautiful beyond words), commented on society and made me laugh.

In awe indeed!

Louisiana writes: »With their visual mastery, the works of the German photographer Andreas Gursky insist on the vast, fascinating power of the image and stand as a modern proposal for what beauty may be. Andreas Gursky’s photographs are the answer of art to ‘extreme sports’. His works grow out of hours of effort interweaving hundreds of pictures taken with the most sophisticated equipment, often from extreme positions, into one image.«You can read more about the exhibition here.

YouTube video on Andreas Gursky (in English).

On YouTube, this is a film on the making of one of his works: Hamm, Bergwerk Ost (I think it is the bathing facilities by a mine. The film is in German, but you get a view into his process nonetheless. The last bit in particular, when seeing him working on the computer).

Setting up the exhibition on Louisiana (Louisiana video).

Monday, January 9, 2012


One of my two office »Land ladies« at Hofdamerne, Lea Rathnov and I made a GoCard together. Actually we made 3, of which this is the first :-) On cafés this week.

I love collections! Maybe this is the reason I dig Pinterest so.

This is post #555 :-) Let's have a song!

Sunday, January 8, 2012


Knitted with Wilfert's »Amalfi«; a blend of 80% merino and 20% angora, these long arm warmers are sooo soft and warm and cozy. Very easy made with 5 needles, 1 skein per arm, and a little pattern—not too difficult—made it the perfect tv-project! I have been watching Downtown Abbey. Alas, will Mary and Matthew ever get one another?

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Royal Morning

I had Her Majesty The Queen of Denmark wave at me this morning! Well... she didn't wave directly at me, But I saw her. She was in her Golden Chariot. And she waved. Good enough for me :-)

A day that starts with a Royal Wave must be a good day...
don't you find?
:-))) Have a happy one. Royal wave or not :-)

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

I hope you had a wonderful holiday, a warm and cozy Christmas and a festive New Year!
I have enjoyed every minute of this past week, and today I spent some time looking back, remembering the year that passed, looking forward to the year to come.

2011 held a sad goodbye for me, to a grand soul whose company, wisdom, lightness and deep I miss profoundly.
The year also held hellos; to new friends, a new place of work and sweet colleagues.

The image above is my 2011 in pictures—January top left to December bottom right:)
Thanks for sharing creativity, thoughts and inspiration in 2011 and HAPPY NEW YEAR!