Berlin

BBQ with friends

August 7, 2018


Before going to Sweden, we went to visit our friend Christopher’s new studio for his company WhiteVoid. Located by the river in Rummelsburg, very beautiful place.


Johan had marinated some veggies.


Pernod!


Wish I had brought my bikini to take a dip.


Ulf and Christopher, I have known these two for over 7 years now and we’ve had a lot of fun through the years. Teeth flying, lots of food etc.


Our friend Dimitra joined us a bit later to hang out in the nature.


And Giannis, a really good friend of ours, too. I don’t often post pictures of my friends (people have asked me if I don’t have any ha ha), simply because I forget to take pictures of them. Gonna start taking more portraits, or?


When the sun set, we hung out on the dock. I got 19 mosquito bites, the others 0.

A very beautiful evening indeed.

Sweden

Nestor

August 3, 2018


Hi, long time no see!

First, let me introduce Nestor. The new member of Johan’s side of our Swedish family. He’s a clumber spaniel, 6 months old and an amazing baby brother to us. We went to Sweden to meet him for the first time. Spent a week at Johan’s parents and grandparents and had the greatest week in a long time. Great food, heat wave (all time record, was hotter than in Berlin), lots of chilling. I brought work with me and spent a few hours a day crocheting Wrist Worms, which worked better than I thought in the heat. Back in Berlin, it’s as hot. I think working with hands works much better than using the brain when it’s 30+ degrees, right?

Before going away, I did some fun stuff and brought my camera as well, so be prepared for lots of summery pictures from both Sweden and Berlin. I’ll see you soon!

Berlin, Friedrichshain

Around the corner

July 22, 2018


This is where Peps and I go to play when she’s visiting. I won’t see her until August and I miss her SO MUCH already.


On Sundays and Mondays, she makes a lot of people, coming out of the club, happy.
This club is my favourite, much because I’m old and lazy and it’s only a 5 minutes walk home. And a hundred other reasons. Have you been?


The other week I posted these on my instagram stories and learned that you can make coffee substitute from its roots. Can’t remember the name of the plant now, though.


Thanks to the one who made this some years ago, makes me smile every time I go to the hardware store.

Sunday, what’s happening?
I’m working on my wholesale order again (had a 10 days break, tomorrow I will be half way through it) and will go to my friend Christopher’s new studio space for a barbecue, will try to remember to bring my camera.

Berlin, Food, Home

Friends in Berlin

July 17, 2018


Last Wednesday, Camilla and Björn entered Berlin. We met for drinks and dinner at Hangmee. I had pizza for breakfast after one of our party nights.


Friday morning, Camilla and I met for coffee(s). In the evening they came over with cheese and champagne from France.


French cheese, German meat. I made a salad that was too big for the table, so it got its own chair and of course we forgot to eat it.


After food, Camilla and Björn invited us to guest play in their project Kisel on the way.


On Saturday evening, we met for recovery beer and Halloumi im Brot, before we took off for Waldbühne and Nick Cave. Their hairs <3
Excellent venue, although we were a bit late and got pretty lousy seats. I enjoyed it a lot anyway.

Hope you’re having a good week so far. I’m waiting for Lady Peps to come and cuddle with me tonight. Missed her a lot!

Analog, Travel

Amsterdam Part 11

July 14, 2018


Walking around, stumbling upon gorgeous things everywhere.


Hey, cutie pie!


I continued my until now unknown series of taking pictures through windows.


Hi Johan!


Hello, cat.

I have half a roll more of analog pictures from Amsterdam, haven’t finished the roll yet though, so later this year, you will get to re visit Amsterdam with me in a few blog posts. I love that about film.

Analog, Travel

Amsterdam Part 10

July 13, 2018


Can you spot the dress in the window? It blew me away, the picture doesn’t do it justice, but maybe the whole setting does – with that super tiny building and all.


Stumbled upon Stach right in time when I was craving my Club Mate. Remember when in Utrecht? Back in the days, when I was visiting Berlin, I had no idea of what this drink was. I thought it was some kind of alcohol-soda or something. Well, easy to make it one if you put vodka in it. I also like it with rum, but I like it the most as it is. Reminds me of the Swedish soda Trocadero which I loved as a kid.


Tiles and letters love.


I saw a documentary about this building and the architect a year ago or so and all of a sudden I mentioned it to Johan and he told me he had been there, a few minutes later it showed up. Such a beautiful place.


This street reminds me of Brooklyn, well visiting Amsterdam makes you realize why New York looks the way it does. I haven’t been to New York since 2012 and really hope I can go there soon.

Berlin, Food, Friedrichshain, Restaurant

Gotcha

July 12, 2018


Yesterday I met Fiona and Peps for a lunch date at Gotcha.
Fiona, what do you want to eat?
HOT SOUP.


Those of you who know Berlin – SURPRISE! You can get GOOD food at Simon-Dach-Strasse at this place.


Presented in a beautiful way.


On my way home, greatest outfit of the day.

Thursday. Berlin reminds me of Gothenburg, it’s raining like crazy. I slept in and will work until the evening, when it’s time for dinner with my 3 darlings Camilla, Björn & Johan. Tomorrow, Camilla and I will have a coffee date in the morning, like back in the days when we lived in the same city (do any of you remember those days on our blogs?). Afternoon, we’ll do bubbles and cheese in a park with our men. Grande finale on Saturday when we’ll have förfest Swedish style and then go see Nick Cave, yay! Beautiful days ahead, I am so excited.

Analog, Travel

Amsterdam Part 9

July 10, 2018


Walking around, thinking it’s time to eat something. Passed by this place, but Johan said Sandra, let’s check out the street with Chinese restaurants and of course I was up for it.


I have so many pictures of buildings, maybe it’s good the first roll of film didn’t work out because it contained like 75% pictures of buildings.


We sat down at a table and ordered a mix of dumplings for two. They were OK.


I pimped them with extra chili and soy sauce. Dumplings are so photogenic. Even better if they taste as good (or better) as they look, right? I have never made my own, think it’s time. I want to make them with lots of shrimp, coriander/cilantro and chili.


We passed by the Red Light District as well. Not my cup of tea, but when in Amsterdam.


That gap between the buildings, would make a great mini garden and barbecue spot.

Berlin, Mitte

Mitte Monday

July 9, 2018


Pictures from a hot sunny day in Mitte. I love the print of the dress in the last picture, seen it on trousers as well. It has something disturbing about it that I can’t put my finger on which attracts me.

Monday again, this week is special – friends are coming to visit.
Looking so much forward to it. Apart from that, Peps is coming over tomorrow and I’m working on the Wrist Worms order. 72 pairs of 200 are made so far, so much fun. Have been binging lots of TV-series, like “The Rain”, “Marcella” and “Happy Valley”. All of them were good. Do you have a favourite right now?

Home

Bits and pieces at home

July 5, 2018


Hey there, how’s your week been so far? Mine has been good, been working most of the time and seeing friends for food and drinks. Here is a shot from my desk, I found that book on the street a while ago and love the colours. My temporary business card… don’t know what to say.


The bracelets from The Good Machinery make me happy every day, when I don’t wear them they are piled up next to where I sit.


Coming home.

I have made a third of the big wholesale order of Wrist Worms and look forward to continuing today. At 7pm, it’s time to go to a cocktail tasting. Tomorrow Peps is coming and stays with me until Saturday, I can’t wait – we’re going to make Wrist Worms together (Peps is not very helpful though) and shoot pictures for a collaboration I’m doing which involves ice cream. Friday evening, I’m invited to an event but I think I’ll stay at home with Peps, since I have been going to a lot of things lately. On Saturday at 4pm I’m going to watch football (can’t believe I’m writing that) – it’s Sweden against England, and in the evening I’m going to a party with Johan. And Sunday? No plans yet, except for work work.

Berlin is super hot today, I’m so happy about Summer this year. There are so many things to look forward to, so many loved people who I will see.