2017/08/21

Thoughts about the near future

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Now my favourite time of the year starts. The air smells different, the light is different, the nights are colder and I don't sleep with my window open. The colours are starting to change and here I am with new ideas for the future. For the first time in a couple of years, I think about what's gonna happen next.

It's Monday and I'll have a couple of days to prepare my work space for a new start. Will take some days off later this week and go to Sweden to recharge, eat well and hang out with family (the one that came with Johan, yay!).

When I come back there are things I want to make better, like for example the quality of this blog. I want to update more, be able to put more time into it; share more recipes (how about a Sandwich Cake?), Berlin guides, DIY projects etc. Write more, many of you have asked about the depression I went through. To be able to do this, I have to decide whether to set up a Patreon page or do more collaborations with companies (aka advertising), because blogging takes up a lot of time and I really hope to expand it.

Also, looking forward to Wrist Worms season. Thinking of making Wrist Worms for smaller hands (for kids that is), anyone interested? Would be great to know before I start producing :)

2017/08/19

The Good Machinery

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When I grew up, I only ate candy on Saturdays. Lördagsgodis which means Saturday Candy. I don't stick to this tradition anymore, though today when I received the most amazing package from my friend The Good Machinery, I felt a similar kind of happiness and gratitude like when my parents bought me a bag of candy. Only several times more/better/higher today! So let's see what was in the candy bag:

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BRACELETS! You find them + rings and other beautiful things in her shop. There is a lot to choose from.

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The bracelets come in such beautiful packaging. I love it when people take care of those details.

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I think I'm going to play around with them before showing them the city.

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Let's go this way!

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The colours and the shapes are adorable. Every piece is unique and handmade.

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And look at that silver detail in one of the bracelets. I don't know how to thank you, Desanka! THANK YOU!

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I think she knows the way to my heart; food stuff. I tried almost everything of it already.

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The taste explosion of these tomatoes, I am snacking on them right now. Must make sure to save some for my mother in law, who's also crazy about flavours.

Make sure to check out The Good Machinery, I'm the happiest bracelet wearer on the planet right now :)
Thank you, dear D! So happy to have online known you for so many years. Baci!

2017/08/14

3 meals, 3 different days

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Scrambled eggs with basil and cucumber (and lots of butter) on a bread roll.

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Spaghetti with super spicy tomato sauce.

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Last week Johan marinated some chicken and cooked for us. My first reaction was Hey Johan, since when am I a body builder? ha ha. I could eat cottage cheese with anything and everything ever day. Was very tasty.

2017/08/10

2 weeks in July & August

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Hi! Summarizing the past couple of weeks in this post. Started an instagram account for my illustration works as you may know. To the right is the road to my studio ;)

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This sign has been here since forever.

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Woke up one morning with an invitation over to my friend Fiona's place for coffee.

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Standard Sandra food. Teriyaki style onions with rice and a fried egg. Spaghetti with tomato sauce and basil. Still have no fridge...

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On a sunny morning I went to Happy Baristas with Johan for flat whites.

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Another hot day, we went to Kreuzberg to take some pictures of food for Gotham Grill. Guacamole loaded potato skins and mac n' cheese poppers. Was drinking their homemade lemonade with pineapple juice, sparkling water & mint. It's my favourite!

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Came home and left.

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Because Eili was back in Berlin! This crocheted pink lady is our baby sister.

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Ramen on the balcony and a flat white at Cozys.

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Last weekend it was time for the party of the Summer! My friends from Glasgow, DABJ, played great music.

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Before the party Eili invited us over for brunch and we ate enough to be able to party the rest of the day. So many friends were there, I was mostly hanging around with them talking while Johan was on the dance floor.

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The day after the party Johan, Eili & I hung out at Insel der Jugend (an island) having picnic with a new friend and his dog.

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In-between those pictures I've been working a lot (an influencer campaign on my instagram, translating a brochure from German to Swedish, making a poster, catching up on emails etc etc). The sky has been amazing lately and yesterday I went to Gotham Imbiss to shoot and eat my new favourite burger with goat's cheese, chili onion jam, arugula & sriracha aioli - can you imagine how good those flavours are together?

2017/08/09

My latest finds

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Hi! Finally some time for blogging! Want to show you my latest finds, most of them found on the streets in Berlin, a couple of things found at a second hand shop in Sweden and one thing my sister gave me. The past years I haven't bought many new things for myself, most of the stuff I found on the streets or in my staircase. Lots of great clothes, too.

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Look at these plates from the 1940's, they + the cheese slicer are from the second hand shop in Sweden (€1 each). The cigarette box and the green marble platter were found on a street in Kreuzberg last week. The Sami money pouch was given to me by my sister.

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Also from the street in Kreuzberg.

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Nice coasters (I never use coasters so they might become a present for someone) and a beautiful old stone thing that I don't know the name of, you know to have on the desk with ink and pens etc. Also found in Kreuzberg.

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This white beauty I found today in Friedrichshain, there were a lot of them, in different colours, and I decided not to take them all - I like it when other people pass by and become as happy as me to find something.

Do you have a favourite?
I really like the green marble platter. And everything else ;)