Designer, maker, crafter…. I like to be all those things
Colouring with Indigo is pure magic. This process involves chemicals, and I can not really explain what is going on in the dyepot, but it goes from green to blue in minutes. Feels like magic!
I try not to photograph my food to often, both the meals I get served, and the ones I make. But occasionally, I just can’t help the desire to try to keep the memory of a special restaurant, or a particularly fine evening, a bit longer and more alive. So then I fish out my iPhone and take a picture, it is usually about the setting or the company, rather than the food itself. And, it is usually simple food on a picnic on the skerries or something I have gathered or grown. Always simple, and as you know, good food tastes even better outside.
Grapeseason in Norway. Does that sound a bit strange? I get equally exited over this “phenomena”, as I did on my first trip to the Mediterranean in the late Eighties and I saw palm trees for the first time. The truth is, grapes can not grow all over this country, but they do grow down here, and the vine has spread out substantially. The grapes are blueberry size, though, but still good.
Travel. Love it, although living by the sea has calmed me down, considerably.
This is the house I live in
I love plants, trees, flowers…. basically, anything that grows. And I love working with these, from seeds, bulbs, tubers and seedlings in the ground to arranging cut flowers in a vase.
Now, some pictures from my lasting love for flowers has resulted in actual photographs available for purchase at Printler.com. Check out DesignSalong on their page.
Living close to nature
Pure inspiration and battery charging.
Windswept and wabi sabi
A bit of old fashioned luxury
My beautiful friend got married on New Years Eve! She looked stunning despite heavy rain and gusty winds, and a few raindrops in the veil means happiness, right?
The task was to make the most out of a small addition, giving the owners a charming and inviting summer refuge. The cabin is nestled between the rocks in a windswept landscape, strict zoning laws limiting both the structure and the window size, considerably. The small hut is still offering three warm and colorful bedrooms, a narrow hallway with much needed storage, and a bathroom. Wallpaper and fresh color gives the three bedrooms a distinctive character and old fashioned charm. To make the most of the limited space, open custom made shelving with pegboards and drawers with leatherpulls, ensures practical and functional solutions to this active family. DesignSalong was able to fit in two full bedrooms, one with immediate access to a deck, and a bunk room with a full size lower bunk, and a twin size top bunk. The steps to the to bunk doubles as storage drawers and stairs.