Analog, Travel

Amsterdam Part 6

June 20, 2018


Hi, Amsterdam! This is the view from our friend Malin’s office, she works for Marcel Wanders.


We went to design university together in Gothenburg and hadn’t seen each other since 2010. Malin is one of those friends, you know, who you don’t have to be in touch with for years, and still feel close to. Hope we see each other again sooner than in 2026.


Not as many buildings this high in the city center, beautiful view.


Malin, where do you recommend us to have lunch? La Perla she answered, so we went there to have a Salsiccia fresca to go, because the sun just came out and it was time to hang out by one of the canals.


Beautiful place.


The pizza was A M A Z I N G.
I brought Kodak Gold 200 film and I think it’s time to try the Kodak Portra 400, I never tried it and it doesn’t seem as yellow. Yellow is good, but this is a bit too much, right? Guess it’s a question of taste. Do you shoot film? What’s your favourite?

Analog, Travel

Amsterdam Part 5

June 19, 2018


Walking from coffee to office.


One of those through-window-pics.


Amsterdam is filled with beautiful tiles, a happy surprise to me.


OK, Sandra. Enough.


Many people recommended a visit at Moeders. Didn’t make it there this time, next time I hopefully will have more time and will make sure to bring a picture of my mum to put on the wall.


All those beautiful entrances, so narrow. How do you get in if you’re bigger than average? By one of those hooks you see on every building? (OK, joke)


Amsterdam, you beautiful city!


All those tilted, old buildings. I love how well taken care of they are.

Gothenburg, Sweden

June 2008

June 18, 2018


Let’s go back 10 years in time, to 2008 when I was living in Gothenburg. Wearing my favourite long johns from the military shop and silver ballerinas. Had just bought my first 50mm lens.


Johan and I babysat Morran, Camilla’s dog.


This looks unreal, right?


We lived very close to the allotment garden in Kungsladugård, Gothenburg. I used to take strolls there with my camera, I did it often when I was sad. I was sad very often. About a year ago, I started feeling better than I ever did in my life. Things fell into place and I managed to start thinking in a completely different (better) way, managing to become the boss over my thoughts and emotions.


Gothenburg was beautiful, I wonder what it’s like now. Haven’t been back since we moved in January 2011.


One evening after the rain, we went to the supermarket. The light was out of this world.


All those coffees, never just one. How could we afford them? Ah yes, we didn’t have a health insurance to pay. Had we known about the German health insurance, we hadn’t moved to Berlin, it came as a shock and eats so much of our money.


Hello, friends! Bengt, Camilla & Morran.


Röda Sten was a place where we hung out A LOT.


Here we are in Örebro, where Johan comes from, hanging out with our friend Ola.


Went to a forest filled with abandoned buses.


Ola and Astor, Johan’s baby brother. He passed away a few years ago and earlier this year Johan’s parents got a new baby, Nestor, who I hope to meet soon.


There’s not much that beats being at Johan’s parents hanging out with them and eating my mother-in-law Maria’s amazing amazing AMAZING food.


Johan’s grandfather also cooks so well, here smoked fish.


We made a picnic by a lake and had schnaps.


We were so young!


One of my favourite pictures of these 4.


Back in Johan’s parents kitchen.


Hello, young Sandra! 29 years old. Do you see how off-center my pupils are?


Our tiny home.


Coffee coffee coffee. All the time.


Johan got these off-white velvet pants, which matched the kitchen very well. The year after, he wore them for our wedding day.

Analog, Café, Travel

Amsterdam Part 4

June 18, 2018


Good morning, Lot Sixty One Coffee Roasters!


We ordered two flat whites, sat down and I took this picture with the words Johan, this is like back in the old days, when we traveled and I shot pictures of coffee for my blog. Long before Instagram and all its coffee pictures (I still love them, not saying anything else).


Coat crush.


While slurping on this, our friend Malin texted and asked us to come see her in her office with a great view over Amsterdam. I texted back We’ll be there in 40 minutes! She promised us a view, I promise to show it to you.

Analog, Travel

Amsterdam Part 3

June 16, 2018


Johan and I woke up on a Monday morning in Amsterdam. We were only there for one night and managed to see a lot of the city. We stayed in the area Jordaan and took a walk to have coffee at Lot Sixty One Coffee Roasters (pictures will come). Thanks to those of you who recommended this place, it was super nice.


I stopped to take this picture and tell Johan to wait because I found my favourite colour Sun-bleached plastic pink. Such romantic memories of Italy and Greece somehow.


Crossing bridges and streets straight out of town.


This is one of the pictures that made me wonder what I saw when I took it. A beautiful tree? A good colour combination? A mood? No idea.


When I got my films developed, I saw a pattern. I took a lot of pictures through windows in Amsterdam. Have always liked to do that, but didn’t know it was my fetish (insert ironic laugh here). I think this picture is one of my favourites of the ones I took in Amsterdam.

Analog, Travel

Amsterdam Part 2

June 16, 2018


I love the unexpected about analog photography. To take the pictures, wait for a little while before developing the pictures and then be like “Oh” or “How was I thinking when I took THAT picture?!”. Or like in this case, a mistake made this a bit more interesting.


Glad I managed to snap the amazing ramen on the roll of film, half way into eating it.


And the memory-loss about taking this picture with both the phone’s camera and the Pentax MX.

I have about 2.5 rolls film developed from Amsterdam, do you want to see more?

Travel

Amsterdam Part 1

June 14, 2018


I totally forgot to share some pictures from Amsterdam! Here are a few shot with my phone’s camera – I decided to only bring my analog good old Pentax, but all pictures I thought I took the first night were never taken – the roll had broken. The second day, I luckily knew about it.

This is our view from the hotel and Johan taking a nap, his hay fever was about to kill him.


Time to go out, all the cheese shops made me drop my jaw. And I found great tiles, very trippy with my dress. I had no idea Amsterdam was so full of beautiful tiles.


Took a long long walk in the evening sun and ended up at Sora SapporoRamen which was so f*cking delicious!


So clean and beautiful + this sign is one of the coolest I’ve seen.


The broken roll of film was meant to be filled with pictures of buildings. So much beauty in Holland.
That bird scared the shit out of Johan, hah.

Tomorrow I’ll hopefully get some of the analog pictures from the developer. Looking forward to seeing them, fingers crossed they are OK. If they are, I’ll of course share them with you.

Food, Home, Recipe

The strawberry halloumi salad

June 10, 2018


You want recipe? Yes! Let’s start with it, because no one wants to scroll through a life story to get to the recipe, right? With recipe, I mean ingredients, kind of. You use as much of everything as you like, it’s a free world.

The strawberry halloumi salad
Strawberries
Mache lettuce
Halloumi
Butter (to fry the halloumi)
Scallions
Fresh basil

Dressing
Olive oil
Dijon mustard
Red chili pepper
Salt
Black pepper

Make the dressing (I had for 2 people about 2 teaspoons of olive oil, 1 teaspoon dijon mustard, 1 bird eye chili). Clean the lettuce and strawberries and put in a bowl and toss it around in the dressing. Fry the halloumi in butter. Put everything on a plate, sprinkle scallions and fresh basil over it and eat.

This time I had Dijon mustard instead of balsamic vinegar, it turned out really well. Now I want to try to make this with tofu, cilantro/coriander, sesame oil etc for another twist.


I remember back in the beginning of Instagram, I posted this and it was a success. Did you make it already?


So where is the life story? I have very beautiful memories of the first Summer I spent with Johan, so crazy in love with him and we made this together and shared it in the garden, where we both lived in different flats. 13 years ago.

Personal, Wrist Worms

A picture of me and a discount

June 8, 2018


Here is a picture of me from the weekend in Brabant. Love the colours and the light here. Being behind the camera most of the time means I don’t have many pictures of myself.
Copyright belongs to VisitBrabant, thank you for letting me use it.


Guys! The Wrist Worms will be 10 years this year! I’m working on a redesign of the logo (have hired Johan!) and all the other graphic stuff. During the Summer you can get your pair with a 25% discount, use code SUMMER18 at checkout in the shop:

WRIST WORMS SHOP

10 years, can you believe it?
Here’s to 10 more, right?
x

Travel

I went to Brabant, Den Bosch, Museum Time

June 8, 2018

This blog post is a collaboration with Visit Brabant


After the pastry workshop, we took a walk through town to visit the Museum Quarter. Took this picture, simply because I loved the chairs.


Passed by a place I wanted to visit the night before, but was too sleepy. It looked very nice, anyone been there?


A bit behind, as usual when the camera is involved.


This room was quite beautiful, Johan planned to move in.


I had a deep vessels crush at this exhibition. Would love to more about them, bummer I forgot to check. Anyone knows?


Hi, I’m Sandra.


Oh man, those Dutch knew (still know) how to make beautiful buildings.
Until next time, Den Bosch! Here is a good link if you want to know more about this city.

Sandra x