Mar

9

{ crafternoon stories }

By Brit

Spring is not only the revival of nature but also a new beginning for inspirations. So as me with my latest creation which represents a jellyfish made of a doily and different wool, linen and lurex yarns. The idea was born recently during a sunny day at the ocean discovering some jellyfish that stranded on the beach. I was always fascinated by jellyfish because they look so graceful with their long tentacles moving slowly in the water like a ballet.
I was just creating some stamped crocheted ornaments and suddenly I had a kind of flash in my mind : why not using a doily as the body of a jellyfish and some yarns for the tentacles ? Thought and done.
I loved to realize my inspiration and I was so excited to see the finished creation.
And the result was up to my expectations : a bohemian creation that reminds of the ocean and warm breezy summer days.
Have a look at my latest creations available in my Etsy shop :
www.etsy.com/fr/shop/myblackbook

Feb

8

{ tunnbröd chips }

By Brit

Did you every hear about tunnbröd chips ?
Me neither until one day {as a Scandi lover of lagom, fika, hygge & co}, I got the chance to taste one of those delicious Swedish treasures from the Mörsjö Deli a Swedish company settled down in the little town Östersund in the Jämtland region in central Sweden. The lifestyle of this region, which respects nature and the environment, has inspired the company to start its business promoting healthy food of superior quality focusing on Scandinavian culture and creative products in order to merge tradition and contemporary needs.

Their tunnbröd chips {flatbread crisps} originate from the food traditions of the region of Jämtland. Flat bread has been baked for thousands of years in the north of Sweden. In every village there was a woman who was a specialist in baking flatbread. Knowledge of food craft taught on from mother to daughter for generations. In the north of Sweden because of the climate, only the barley could be produced. That’s why the traditional flatbread chip is based on this cereal with low level of gluten and ferments. The harsh climate makes that harvests were often small and the people were poor. Nothing was wasted and they recycled everything possible to eat. When the flatbread was too old and dry, they brushed the bread with oil and baked it again in the oven.

Mörsjö Deli tunnbröd chips based on the idea to re-use and develop the old traditions. The idea behind flatbread chips arrived when a girl who was asked to bring snacks to a party and she did as her mother and her grandmother had done for many years; reused the old flatbread with oil and baked over again and with a little seasoning it became an instant success!

The philosophy of Mörsjö Deli is to keep things simple and everything is made by hand. There are no additives and no GMO. There are different varieties of tunnbröd chips, from salty, cheesy and nacho flavored to sweet and chocolaty with a hint of salt. Every variety is simply delicious and original. You can accompany them perfectly with dips or as a delicious cookie alternative for fika. I love this old Swedish tradition of re-using flatbread, introducing it to our modern lifestyle and creating a tasty and healthy snack that is a must eat for food lovers.

Jan

3

{ modern vintage }

By Brit

Some wonderful pics from the interior shop of Olsson & Jensen in Helsingborg, Sweden. I love the way how they combine raw materials with a touch of vintage and something new for the original and personal style.

Dec

26

{ swedish simplicity }

By Brit

The wonderful Swedish blog Basiclabel*Sweden is always so inspiring.

Dec

23

{ two days until christmas }

By Brit

Christmas is approaching…
Photos via (from left to right) : Estilo Nordico, Anya Adores, 101 woonideeën, Style Me Pretty, The Style Files, Toast

 


Dec

6

{ christmassy }

By Brit

Some wonderful Christmas inspirations.
Photos via La Source

Oct

5

{ fall, in love }

By Brit

Have you already felt that first chill in the air that whispers of fall ? I always find it so exciting when summer changes to fall, my favorite season. I am in the mood for changing colors, crisp breezes and comforting food with cozy flavors like homemade pumpkin soup, warm scones and hot apple cider. Enjoy the beauty and peacefulness of autumn !
fallPhotos via Pinterest

Jul

25

{ norwegian summer nostalgia }

By Brit

I wish I could be in this wonderful Norwegian summer retreat right now.  The Swiss-style villa in Esviken was built in 1872. The property, unfortunately neglected over the years, is situated in the woods of Asker near Oslo and is part summer house, part art gallery. Architect Kristin Ellefsen, working for the foundation Stillscape, transformed it and created a cultural meeting point.Photos via Nina Dreyer Hensley & Jim Hensley/ InteriørMagasinet no.4 2009

May

31

{ quirky and creative }

By Brit

Insight of the quirky home of Silje Aune Eriksen, a Norwegian interior designer.

Apr

21

{ nordic home }

By Brit

Wonderful home of Norwegian interior designer Monica Bromseth.
Photos via Norskeinteriorblogger