Analog, Berlin, Friedrichshain

Back to Fall

April 19, 2018

Fall, my favourite season. I hope it’s going to take long before Fall is back again, this Winter was way too long, right? It’s summery here now and last night Fiona and Peps the doggo came by with drinks and food that we had on the balcony together. How sweet is that?

I can smell Fall by looking at these pictures.

A beautiful flower shop in Niederbarnimstrasse, one of my favourite streets in my neighbourhood.

A walk around Boxi.

Have had these Clarks shoes for so many years, the sole is so thin now that I can feel everything I walk on.

This captures Fall so well, the explosions of colours and the grey, brutal Berlin.

Well, see you next time in 6 months, Fall!

Analog, Berlin

Berlin in 4 pictures

April 18, 2018

Passed by this setting and had to take a picture. As a freelancer, your economy is like a roller coaster. I remember when I took this picture, I was daydreaming of being able to go out for food and coffee. Those times come and go, it’s the price I have to pay for the freedom I have time wise.

I think these 4 pictures sum up Berlin pretty well. It’s pretty and it’s rough.
This is Johan in Summer 2013, with his short hair, in a Biergarten. I really really love his long hair these days. I’m going to cut it for him soon, get rid of the damaged ends from all the home bleaching we did a couple of years ago.

Summer is here, at least for a short visit.

Analog, Berlin

Berlin architecture

April 17, 2018

A mix of analog pictures of Berlin architecture shot back in 2013.

Soon I’m off to Modulor to get packaging material for the Krets Film Festival Poster which will arrive from the print shop today. Gonna walk over to Kreuzberg in the sun sun sun. I feel low on energy and my body is aching, hopefully a walk will solve the problem because getting sick is not in my plans.

Happy Tuesday!


A typical Swedish family revisited

April 16, 2018

More time travel, this time to Summer 2013 when my sister and her kids were here. This is from my niece Alice’s 10th birthday.

Those of you who’ve been joining me on this blog journey may remember this post A typical Swedish family.

This day will forever stay in our memories. We had so much fun.
In August my nieces will be 13 and 15 years old and they will come to Berlin for a week all by themselves, for the first time without their mum. I’m looking so much forward to it, can’t wait!

Other news, I filled my Portfolio with lots of projects.

Analog, Berlin, Friedrichshain

Spring or Fall?

April 14, 2018

Let’s travel back in time to Fall 2016, the explosions of colours everywhere. I brought out my dear Pentax MX for a walk. I want to do it again more often.

Johan coming out of a kiosk with a beer in his paw.

Beautiful buildings in the Nordkiez of Friedrichshain; an area much less touristy than the Simon-Dach-Kiez.

This was back in the days when we used to share a pizza slice at Bye Bye Cavaliere. Should go back soon, it’s such a friendly place.

Last night it was a heavy thunderstorm over Berlin and it reminded me of Fall a lot, so these pictures somehow feel adequate. Have a great Saturday!

Analog, Berlin, Kreuzberg

Obviously not digital

April 13, 2018

Friday is here and I have scanned some film shots, finally. The beauty of film, ah. Right?

I remember so well taking these pictures, it was somewhere around Bergmannkiez, Kreuzberg. Love those buildings.

What’s going on this weekend?
I’m waiting for my dear friend Maja to land, we’re having a date as soon as she’s here. It’s going to be super nice to speak Swedish to someone else than Johan. Not that Maja speaks Swedish, she speaks Norwegian and we understand each other 99%.

Want to see more analog pics?

Berlin, Friedrichshain


April 9, 2018

On my street is one of Berlin’s most beautiful entrances, so full of amazing details.

Thank you, whoever designed this.

How was your weekend?
Mine was very good, I spent my Saturday walking around the city on my own and with Johan. The health app on my phone told me I walked 23.8 kilometers. Berlin is so high on Spring right now. Started to clean the studio and will continue today, this space needs some serious decluttering. Now it’s time for coffee, cheers!

Ps. These, these & these slippers are on sale!

Berlin, Friedrichshain

Week 14

April 4, 2018

When I grew up, we always talked about week this, week that. My mum still refers to time in weeks. So I googled what week it is now and it’s 14. What did I do so far this week, except for working? I baked a no-knead bread, almost this recipe, but I skipped a couple of steps. Worked fine anyway. Made a zucchini soup to go with it. Lots of garlic and a bit of vermouth made it more flamboyant.

One morning Johan and I hung out at Holzmarkt for a bit and then passed by a favourite building close to Ostbahnhof, looks like they are doing something about it now. Hopefully something good.

Jumped of joy when I saw that this particular sandwich ice cream arrived in Germany. It has been my favourite since I was a little kid and every time I’ve arrived at the airport in Stockholm, since I moved to Berlin, it’s been the first thing I ate. Looking forward to sharing one with Johan soon, curious if it tastes the same.

Berlin in a nutshell.

Pictures from this morning. Took a walk to Rummelsburg and hung out by the water for a while before heading home again…

…for coffee on the balcony! It was 18 degrees celsius when I came home, yay! Balcony doors are open. And Fiona texted me that she was picking up Peps (she has lots of extra parents) and we had a quick date.

Ok, see you!

Food, Home, Recipe

The sauce

April 1, 2018

Earlier this week I was in the mood for a salad. Didn’t have much to put in it, so I decided to make a sauce. Yesterday I made it again because it turned out so unexpectedly delicious. Are you in for a recipe for a sauce that makes any dull salad taste very yummy? I can imagine it goes very well with grilled meat, fish and veggies as well.

THE SAUCE for 2 people
Cottage cheese (I used approx 250g)
Crรจme fraรฎche, 1.5 tablespoon
Dijon mustard, 1 teaspoon
1 shallot (chopped)
Olive oil (approx 1.5 teaspoon)
A dash of garlic powder
A dash of dried oregano
Salt & Black pepper

When Johan tasted it, he said Sandra, you have to write down what you put in it!
The sauce made this salad of just romaine lettuce, cucumber and feta cheese so tasty, I think we’ll be having this often from now on. Looking forward to making it again to enjoy on the balcony when Spring arrives. It’s the first of April, it’s snowing, but who cares when you know it’s going to be summery temperatures within two days, yay!

Enjoy! Let me know if you try it and what you think.


March 31, 2005 – 2018

March 31, 2018

Woke up this morning and thought What do I like to blog about?. Since my picture archive is huge, it’s a lot of fun to post those recaps. So, this is on this day, in year 2005. I had fallen madly in love with Johan, I was living with another man who I had loved so much for so many years and everything was painful. So was the project we did at university as well, but at least one of my project mates was Johan and I didn’t know where to go, where to look, where to stand, where to be. Took this picture to document the project we were working on; to try and make this place attractive.

2006. I lived in a small flat on my own, Johan lived in the same house and we would soon decide to move in together in the 34 square meters flat we lived in for almost 5 years. This door is from the center of Gothenburg and I remember taking this picture for my flickr page which I had just started.

2007, it was Spring and we took a long walk and had this for lunch. So delicious, how I miss seafood!

2008. My first attempt to make the granny square blanket, I luckily discovered pretty early that I had to crochet the squares together as I went along. I have made about 8 blankets through the years, one which still lives at my place.

2009. My neighbour worked in a flower shop and surprised me with this bomb of tulips one day. So kind!

2010 was the year when Johan came home with a fish on his shoulder.

2011 – We had moved to Berlin and I got my first iPhone and started my Instagram account, on which I posted tons of pictures every day. Was obsessed!

2012 I took this picture of my hair and took a walk in Prenzlauer Berg to admire the cherry blossom.

2013 served this on the plate.

2014, the room in which our studio is nowadays. It used to be our bed-/livingroom.

In 2015 Christopher’s friend came over from China with his girlfriend and they cooked this amazing dinner. There was a soup that I’m still thinking of very often, wish I had the recipe!

2016 Johan and I had coffee outdoors, need I tell you how much I look forward to next week when it’s supposed to be super warm.

In 2017 on this day, I was knitting a sweater. Still haven’t finished it, just need to stitch it together but that part is so boring.

And today, 2018! I woke up a while ago and will organize my Wrist Worms for the shop. Have been making lots of them this Winter. Making them is my therapy and I’m so grateful for all order that have been placed since I started making them in August 2008.

Do you celebrate Easter? I don’t this year, but I dream of all the food my family is sending me pictures of. Anyway, enjoy the weekend!