Emily Bratt

En annan slags trädgård

Mentally and visually stimulated by the bright personality of Emily Bratt, a magnificent archipelago, Dahlias, Iris, faded Sun flowers and a flock of animals I’m back in Gothenburg to write this post.

Emily Bratt sure is a another kind of garden designer and slow flower devotee who works as a consult in gardening and farmer-florist from her home in Tjörn. She walks, talks, write and make a podcast about gardening and try to challenge traditional garden standards and broaden the pictures of what a garden can be.

Animals are an important part of this eden. Here: Swedish Muscovy ducks and Bohuslän-Dals black hens. But there is also poodles, a variety of birds and snakes. And soon – the flock will be expanded with a couple of white peacocks.

Looking at the work and passion of a small-scale floral agriculture, and the result of many hours and hard work.

The slow flowers “movement” support the ‘grown not flown’ philosophy.

Pigeon peacocks.

Grown from the soil up, Calendulas.

Why be a pigeon when you can be a peacock?

Authentic, sustainable organic farming.

Soft mix of wild and planted.

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Wow 2018

Thank you Way out West for the single most magnificent music show I’ve seen: australian punk band Amyl and the sniffers.

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I need to paint a shirt like this

Found at Pinterest.

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Is vanity good for your health?

Innehåller reklam.

Ever since I a couple of years ago (late, I was 42) started to learn and really care about skincare from Swedish beauty podcaster queens and bloggers like Kakan and Brita Zackari (a post about Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster, 1.0 Fluid Ounce changed everything) I’ve come to not only get routines but to enjoy the taking care part. Goes hand in hand with the kids growing up and moving out I guess.

During the years I’ve wore makeup, plucked my eyebrows, dyed my hair etc. When it comes to “fight” aging though I’ve been like many in my social circle peers, rather torn. At least when it comes to semi natural interventions. Aging is natural, inescapable and doesn’t automatically mean that everything turns bad and ugly. But is there anything more paradox than issues concerning women and their bodies, beauty and aging? In the recent years in order to feeling rather tired in general, I’ve found myself quite interested in what those magic skincare products and topical procedures out there can do to energize my soon to be 48 year old face a bit. ⠀

From the beginning the skin care routine motivation was totally shallow and had everything to do with vanity and nothing to with health. Good thing vanity motivates healthy behaviors though. Focus has changed with a goal of being healthier in general with stress-reduction, regular exercise, healthy diet etc. And if skin care help achieving this with good routines, then why not?

Below you’ll find my current skin care regimen. For the first time I’ve tried to put up some affiliate links to Amazon but I’m not sure if I’ve managed to solve it all right. Anyway these are all really great stuff.

///MORNING///

1. La Roche-Posay Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Cleanser

2. Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water

3. Timeless 20% Vitamin C + E Ferulic Acid Serum

4. The Ordinary Lactic Acid 5% + Ha 2%

5. Aromatica, Rose Absolute First Serum

6. Paula’s Choice Extra Care Non-Greasy Sunscreen SPF 50

///EVENING///

1. Foreo Luna Facial Cleansing Brush

2. La Roche-Posay Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Cleanser (same as in the morning).

3. Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water (same as in the morning).

4. Biologique Recherche Lotion P50

OR:

4B. Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid

5. Matrixyl Synthe’6 Serum

6. Aromatica, Rose Absolute First Serum (same as in the morning).

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Eva Kerek

Wanted to share a visit to artist Eva Kerek which I made a couple of days ago in her studio in Solna, Stockholm. We have May even if it feels like summer with degrees normal for about mid-July. You who’ve followed me for a while know how much I like wobbly perspective errors and artists who knows how to break the rules. Eva keeps moving and turning her self and the canvas as she paints. Sitting, crawling and standing with the brushes. Digging in her pockets for mental objects and the right mood, with the scenes and images forming during the process. Eva works with rather big sized canvas from her imagination and life. The everyday objects makes some kind of magical realism.

Next year, 2019 Eva Kerek exhibitions:

Sagan med – Lukas Göthman
Kristianstads konsthall 9/2 – 31/3  2019.

September 2019 Cornelia Sojdelius Gallery, Stockholm

Don’t miss.

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Masayoshi Oya / Kaolin 40year’s anniversary exhibition

Visited Studio Oyama to chat and get a sneak peek from Masayoshi Oya’s work for the coming “Kaolin 40year’s anniversary exhibition” in Stockholm. The ceramic group Kaolin was started by a couple of newly graduated students from Konstfack 1978. Kaolin today serves a meeting place for art associations, collectors and ceramics interested. The exhibition has vernissage June 2, 11–16.

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Soon!

Can’t wait to get this collaboration going. Fine Little Day + EKTA, aka Daniel Götesson.

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Gothenburg’s Chocolate Factory / Storm & Bille

Can you believe it, we have our very own Charlie and the Chocolate Factory here in Gothenburg, Storm & Bille.  The chocolate-makers Johan Storm and Kistin Bille, creating gourmet chocolate all the way from bean to bar, made in small batches using artisanal manufacturing methods.

Not only superb infusions of spices and fruitiness combined with premium chocolate but also visually tempting packaging. Chocolate lovers out there, if you are in or visit Gothenburg, this place is a must.

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Britas House part 3

Britas House. As you can imagine the one and only hour I got in this place felt far to little, wish I could have stayed at least a week. The renovation of the house is an on going project. Even in these phases everything looks just beautiful. The wall base below for example prepared with nail tacks for a future wallpaper. Looks nice as it is now as well I think.

When Emma removed the old broken roof in this room, these beautiful boards hid underneath.

The roof, makes you think of Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek don’t it.

Wonderful details wherever you looked.

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Britas House part 2

Can you believe this amazing pattern galore. Wallpapers, rugs and textile in a wonderful stew. Britas House forever in love.

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