Yesterday, I wrote on my blog’s facebook page that I think I kind of lost my voice, which is why I haven’t posted much lately (another reason is because I was mostly sitting on my butt making 200 pairs of Wrist Worms for a big order, which was fun but nothing I could blog about every day). Will get my voice back together, working on it! Also working on getting myself a new computer, it takes like 1 minute to finish 1 sentence to publish on this space. Not OK.
So, been thinking a lot lately about consumption and working as an “influencer”. When I did this job, someone asked me if I was going to keep the wallpaper on my kitchen wall and I was super confused, because I wouldn’t have done the job if I didn’t want this wallpaper to stay in my home (I love it!). I think then and there, I realized that this is how some people work and it’s OK (everyone is free to do things the way they want), but I can’t and wouldn’t. Yesterday, I did another really fun collaboration with a result I’m very happy about, this. So, where am I getting? To say, I hope you like the collaborations I do and that I’m very picky with who I work with. And that I will be having a new computer soon, so I can keep up this space again. I’m happy I managed to work on this computer for 10+ years and I will keep it to watch movies on (Apple says it’s worth €27, LOL, it’s an iMac from 2008 and as much as I love a desktop computer, I’m going to go for a laptop this time).
So, let’s talk about the things in the photo?
On the wall, a mirror from the flea market at Boxhagener Platz, which we bought in 2011.
In the mirror, you see a picture from the shooting of Twin Peaks, by Richard Beymer.
On the door handle, a monkey which used to belong to my great uncle.
The bar table is from a Trödelshop on my street, which I’m still crazy in love with.
Bar table top:
An Eiffel tower from our trip to Paris together, in 2013.
Antlers from a deer Johan’s grandpa killed.
A porcelain elephant Johan gave me for my birthday some years ago.
A disco ball from Johan’s teenage years.
A vase by Ingegerd Råhman which I got at Norrgavel about 10 years ago.
Bar table below:
A tin we bought in London in 2009.
A soft toy I got from WAWAYA back in the early online days.
Poison perfume my grandma gave me in 1991.
A pipe from Adolf’s house.
A plastic fox Johan and I found on a beautiful walk back when we lived in Gothenburg.
Johan’s good old sailor.
Random boxes with random treasures, found.
A make up bag from my mother, containing old accessories from her and my childhood.
I love stuff that tell stories, that have a history. That doesn’t mean everything has to be second hand, also the new things will eventually carry a story and I prefer a mix of old and new (like 80% old and 20% new).