Yesterday when I linked to a picture of my sofa, I got nostalgic and thought it would be fun to go through old pictures from Gothenburg. Decided to start with my last March there. Hey! I took so many pictures back then! And I did so many different things. This picture is from outside of my studio, which I had for a year.
Here is the rose my neighbour and friend Jona planted for me. It was the only plant that survived the move to Berlin (I brought it with me on the airplane). This winter it decided to die, but I’ve kept it in case it all of a sudden wants to start living again. RIP Jona, a dear friend who passed away some years ago.
7 years ago. I look so young. I was. Especially on the inside.
One of my favourite places when I lived in Gothenburg!
I liked to sit there and have a glass of red wine and people watch. And meet up with friends.
Very typical picture of March in Majorna/Kungsladugård, the area I lived in my last years in Gothenburg. I loved it there, had asshole neighbours though, so at home I didn’t feel well all the time.
Johan and I used to eat really great breakfasts on the weekends. He had a job at an office, so we had a common people (haha) routine. Sometimes I miss that routine, now we work almost every day. BUT the freedom we have now when it comes to planning our own time almost always beats having a steady income.
Our Gothenburg flat was tiny, 34 square meters. This is all of it (and a bathroom to the left in the hallway).
This is Johan on his 28th birthday. Next week he’ll be 35.
We celebrated him in our tiny and very homey kitchen.
One of our lunch dates in Linné, the area Johan worked in at the time. Shrimp salad.
Was working on images for a book called Sundays are for Lovers.
Had a date with Johan at our favourite pub The Red Lion, where many of our life decisions were made.
Took a lot of pictures like this on my way to the studio.
My Korean friend Min invited me over for my most exotic meal ever so far. Min was such a sweet friend, I miss her dearly, she also passed away a few years ago.
Johan and I were out drinking coffee a lot in Gothenburg. I must have been one of the first people online being so obsessed with taking pictures of coffee and posting them on my blog.
This is Bar Centro, my number 1 favourite place for coffee when I lived in Gothenburg.
Passing through the area Haga on our way homewards. There are some nice antique stores there.
Pit stop at Café Publik, also one of my favourite places back then.
I don’t remember when we really decided it was time to move to Berlin. Not when I saw this sticker, Better in Berlin, that March I guess. But we were talking about it all the time. It might have been when Johan quit his office job later that year.
One day Johan came home with a salmon on his shoulder. I remember laughing a lot seeing him through the kitchen window.
Looks like I wasn’t working, but I was. A lot. Making Wrist Worms, selling my prints, making Neck Worms, collaborating with magazines etc.
This was my studio. Didn’t work a lot there though, I think I made it too proper.
Found this little table (not really a table, but don’t know what it’s called) in a shop, took off the shelf thing and painted it white. It’s in our Berlin hallway now.
That tiny place. We made it so beautiful and we managed to live there together for 5 years without going crazy with each other. That must be love.
Made some sushi and brought with me for lunch in the studio.
Had breakfast with my friend Elisabeth in Haga one morning.
The March light is one of my favourites.
Johan was baking a lot of pizza, yesterday he mentioned he will start again. Fingers crossed!
I took a picture of all my polaroids. Many of them are quite nice. Should do something with them.
What it usually looked like in the kitchen. We were hanging out there a lot, cooking, eating, listening to music and drinking nice wines.
I don’t remember it looking this minimalist. Must have been doing some changes?
The bathroom, i loved it!
Was making my own granola which I ate every day when I came back from swimming.
I had a 6 month membership at Hagabadet, the early morning pass when I had the pool almost to myself most of the time. I miss swimming. Need to find a place where I can swim without bothering other people with my fast swimming. This picture shows our grocery store.
The trams in Gothenburg were old and very beautiful. I wonder if they are still in traffic.
Johan was making his Sailors and we ate lots of eggs.
Found this table for like €25 in a second hand shop. I still love it!
Had coffee with Camilla and Morran (RIP). Here we were at our mutual favourite at the time, Doppio in Linné.
Johan and I seldom only had one coffee stop when we hit town, we did our traditional coffee tours and stopped at 2-3 places. This is at Bar Centro in the city center.
The year was 2010.
This must be my longest blog post ever. Did you enjoy it? Should I do something similar again? I’d love to hear your opinion!
This afternoon I’ll post something I feel really excited about! See you.