Sunday, October 30, 2011

art claws

Jordan Wolfson via Contemporary Art Daily. It took a while before I realized the 2nd one was a bit dirty, but by then I had already uploaded it and figured what the heck.

our tiny lodger

This is Billie, whom I brought home from work on Friday - on loan for the weekend. She's just about as tiny as a peppercorn, and you can't walk her more than half a block before someone stops you in the street wanting to squat down and say hello. Because she's so used to that, she seems to greet everyone, drug addicts, teenage girls and old folks alike, with the same amount of joy usually reserved for really dear, long lost friends.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

"what kind of weird burger is that?!"

I can't remember whom, but someone said that when I showed them the photo above. Which was kind of funny, because it isn't a burger at all but rather a fancy, $14* artichaut gratinĂ© that I had this summer at Orsay in New York. It wasn't exceptionally filling I have to admit, but tasty it was, and for that reason I've held on to the photo with the intention of reminding myself to someday cook it myself. 

....Which, seeing that it's artichoke season, may very well be this weekend. I'll report back if the result is successful. If I fail, I'll keep it my dirty secret.

*When I saw it on the menu, I remember thinking that 14 bucks was a bit steep for a lunchtime appetizer. And now, sitting in Copenhagen, where dining out is so much more costly, I'm thinking: "Pennies! Just pennies!" As my friend reminded me over dinner: "The sad thing about Copenhagen is that everything is 25 % more expensive". That cracked me up. She sounded kind of like my dad, ha! 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Does posting a picture from a New York Times article count as "reblogging"?

I guess so, but who cares;O) It's all about sharing anyway, so let me share this positively dreamy 1981 coat and outfit, which I totally covet, despite the fact that I can't help but think you could never get away with wearing a color palette such as this during the Scandinavian winter season. 

But Milan and Paris? Yes! Definitely yes!

Photo by Giampaolo Sgura for Max Mara via The New York Times.

This made me laugh

The fact that I couldn't figure where it originally came from made it even better! I saw it on House of Milk, where is was reblogged from Skull Swap, where it was reblogged from Giggling Bean, where it was reblogged from Loogie/Dork, from where it's been reblogged a gazillion times.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Look how goofy and romantic we are around this house! Johan found a heart-shaped potato and carved our initials into it. Then we baked it and smothered it in sour cream and fed it to each other with a spoon....Kidding!!! Well, the first part is actually true.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

weekend eats

I spoke to my mom last night, who asked me what I've been up to this weekend. "Eating!", I said, which I think sums up the past three days pretty well:O)

By the way, how do you like the little knitted coat that my French press is wearing? I found it in the back of granny's dresser one day that I was pulling out the drawers to oil it all up a bit. Speaking of which, have you knitted a sweater for the fairy penguins yet? Seeing I'm not much of a knitter, I fear that the penguins will dismiss my contribution if I were to make one on the account of it just being too out of vogue.

Indignati Americani

Matteo sent me a link to his first credited documentary!

Having gone uncredited for a whole lot of work that I've done, by jolly do I understand that finally getting credited for something you've, made must be so satisfying! Not least because it's such a great piece of work that he's carried out, drawing a really charming and optimistic portrait of the people affected by or involved in the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations.

Only bummer is that it's in eye-talian, and while it sounds as gorgeous and yummy as the name of a delicious Italian dish said over and over again, I have to admit I don't understand much....In the light of which, it's a good thing that Matteo shoots such pretty footage, edits it so perfectly and pairs it with such heartwarming sound tracks. So do watch a bit of it even if you don't speak Italian, if nothing else for the communal marriage proposal towards the very end. Ooo!

Whenever I see or hear about some of Matteo's work, I really do envy him of all the great stuff he gets to witness while on duty. I mean, wherever history happens, he goes! How awesome is that? Except for the time he went to report on the swine flu in Mexico, of course.

By the way, should you be needing any of Matteo's production, shooting and editing services, I'll totally hook you up. You may remember that he's also done this little video Marni - Fashion Night Out and this gorgeous behind-the-scenes photo shoot video. In other words, creatively and content wise, he's a versatile fella.

Monday, October 17, 2011

gifts from Sweden and France

It seems I've entered yet another erratic blogging phase, which I believe is mainly due to the fact that I'm not all that excited about taking photos these days. I just spent the past couple of days in Stockholm on the occasion of my mom's 60th birthday, and while there was plenty of pleasant things for me to shoot, I didn't take one single photograph. Go figure.

But here's some beautiful things I took pictures of yesterday, which I'd like to show you.

A pair of gorgeous woolen mittens that my grandmother got me, right out of the blue, for no reason at all - ain't she sweet:O) To top it all off, I've secretly been coveting these for ages. Lovikka mittens they're called.
A beautiful, glazed ceramic bowl from France that Johan's mother got us from her top-secret internet portal to an antique kitchenware dealer. It's so heavy that only a busty country girl from Normandy can carry it with ease, whereas I break a sweat from just looking at it, albeit partly because it's so gorgeous.    
And if that weren't beyond more than enough, we also got this matching dish, which we've already put to good use. I'm telling you, my oven roasted vegetables looked so good on it, they almost made me blush.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

New Nippon

Last week Johan was gifted this beautiful old Centurion racing bike by one of his mom's friends.

It spent the weekend in our living room, hanging from the ceiling, while Johan nursed it back to it's original 80s splendor!

Per Se

After seeing this photo of the dessert table at Per Se, all I want to do is stay home from work and spend my day making perfectly spherical donuts. Not that I would know how to, but still.

Photo by Daniel Kriegler for The New York Times.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Danish Rye

This weekend I bought Danish rye, which I really don't eat all that often. Just thought you should know.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

flowers from Johan's mum's garden

Gorgeous, no?

lemon pasta

Simple yet yummy - lemon juice mixed with olive oil and grated parmesan and a dash of chopped basil. Johan used Jamie Oliver's recipe, which you can find here.

weirdly, she somehow managed to slip below my radar

I read the recent profile of Daphne Guinness in The New Yorker the other day, and what an extravagant character! Of course I've come across her name now and then in fashion mags, but I've never quite put a face or an outfit to it.

So I sat down this morning to google images of her, and by golly, is it just me, or does she kind of out stage Lady Gaga? From a sartorial point of view, I mean?

Anyway, above she's hanging with designer Gareth Pugh, who also seems to be a flamboyant one.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


For some bizarre reason, I never heard about Murray's Cheese in NY until quite recently, and even when I first heard about it, I kind of just dismissed it as just another cheese shop. In fact, it wasn't until I read this article in the New York times that I realized they have a proper cheese cave below their West Village shop. Where the cheeses get to ripen and mature.

I don't know why, but this excites me tremendously! If I ever open my own cheese shop, I'll be getting myself an underground cave too.

By the by, photos are by Tony Cenicola and Trevor Tondro for The New York Times.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Summer hit Copenhagen

And quite unexpectedly, I might add. I put away my summer clothes weeks ago, cos little did I know that come October, I'd be spending a sunny day outside along with a toddler dressed in nothing but white pantyhose and a floral miniskirt!