Food, Home

Food & Flowers

July 1, 2018


Can you be addicted to cheese? I eat like… More than a kilo per week (if you include cottage cheese).


Peonies from back in May, I love our kitchen wall so much.


Took some pictures of food and got to eat it afterwards, a good project.


Roses in cities, love!


Here is my favourite snack at the moment;
1 banana
100 grams of cottage cheese
Peanuts

It’s July already, a month I’ve been looking forward to. Going to a party on Saturday, the Saturday after that it’s time for Nick Cave together with Johan, Camilla & Björn. Lots of crochet, a few other fun projects, hopefully a trip to visit Johan’s parents and their new pup. Fingers crossed!

Enjoy your Sunday,
Sandra x

Food, Home, Wrist Worms

Food & Wool

June 30, 2018


Could eat this every day.


Johan marinated some tofu in soy sauce, sichuan pepper and sesame oil and I made a rice noodle salad with whatever vegetables we had in the fridge + a sauce made of fish sauce, rice vinegar, garlic, bird eye chili, lime & a bit of sugar.


51 pairs of Wrist Worms. 149 more pairs to go for a wholesale order for Lecode_h in South Korea. I love to work with her!

Also, 25% off on Wrist Worms in the shop with discount code SUMMER18 on checkout. Wrist Worms are celebrating 10 years in August!

And my niece Lo turns 13 today, I can’t wait to celebrate her when she comes to Berlin with her big sister in August. A whole week, just the two of them. We’re going to eat so much, celebrate so much, cuddle with Peps so much and enjoy time together fully.

Analog, Travel

Amsterdam Part 8

June 29, 2018


This just takes my breath away. Thank you, dad, who always looked at buildings, being super fascinated, when we went to Stockholm when I was a kid.


When I had developed this film, I saw this picture and thought How did I think when it comes to the composition? I kind of like it now, it was a good surprise in a way.


Hello, blonde man!


Cornflowers.


Monday, day time. So much people. Amsterdam is so full of tourists and I would love to advice you all to discover other places in Holland as well. Utrecht is beautiful, for example. And the area Brabant, in the south, has a lot to offer when it comes to architecture and food.

Didn’t mean to take such a long break from the blog, but got a wholesale order of 200 pairs of Wrist Worms and kind of forgot about the world outside of my Wrist Worms world. Been watching TV-series and crocheting most of the time for a week now. Saw The Rain, Marcella & now Happy Valley. Today I’m out of yarn, hopefully a package arrives tomorrow, so hello blog! It’s Friday! What are you up to this weekend? I’m going to get my hair cut by Johan tomorrow and the rest of the time, I’ll work on the order. Gotta do as much as possible in case it gets super hot outside, because then wool is out of the picture, right?

Analog, Travel

Amsterdam Part 7

June 21, 2018


After sharing a pizza by the canal, Johan said we were close to a place he went to last Fall, when he was in Amsterdam to help a good friend move back to Berlin. It was time for a small beer and a chat. ‘t Smalle, a beautiful place where time stands still. Great match with analog camera, right?


The light comes through so beautifully in those leaded windows.


I have those stools at home, 4 of them, which I found in the trash in my courtyard. The ones in ‘t Smalle got their legs shortened, I think I will do the same to mine, as they are super tall.


Flowers all over Holland. I saw that in many more fancy places, they were using fake flowers. Why, I wonder?


Such a beautiful place, I could have stayed the whole day, but since we only had until about 7pm to see Amsterdam, it was time to move on.

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?