Here´s some Instagram snapshots from last weekend which I spend in Marrakesh in Morocco. I loved all the new colours, smells and tastes – and I’m sure we will be back for more. We stayed in a fantastic and luxurious hotel with our friends – such a treat! On our own we will probably book via airbnb.com next time – it offers some great riats . I just made my first booking via airbnb.com for a trip to Barcelona next month and I’m really exited about the concept – so many great places around the world to rent & visit! The website Boutiques Homes is another new found love when it comes to small hotels and home rentals. Ohhh dear wanderlust I’m so happy you are a part of me.
Book Covers & gender
The other day I was looking through The Book Cover archive for some design inspiration. And selected the covers above which all have the blue colours and great typography in common. And right after looking at blue book covers I came across this post at A Cup of Jo – about gendered book covers. I love the examples because they show just how powerfull graphic design is in use – you can read the full story and see more examples here.
Are you for hire?
The quote above has stuck with me for some time now and I’m still trying to figure out if I’m building my dream or if I’m for hire? See my job as a designer is to help my customers communicate their dream and visions in a clear way – and I really enjoy doing just that! But also I can’t see myself doing it for another 10 years – so I thinks it’s about time to focus on building my own dream – eventhough it’s not really clear to me what I dream of – so I’ve better get started figuring that out! Are you building or for hire?
Roof Top Garden dreams
I’m totally craving some outdoor living right now – and especially my own private roof top garden. We looked at a new flat for rent some weeks ago that really blew me away. The flat was perfect – but too expensive. So right now I’m trying to figure out how to get it anyhow!! – and have already started planning how I will decorate the 3 roof top terraces it comes with… Will keep you posted!
You can find the sources via my Pinterest board Roof Top Garden.
Happy Spring Pattern
Can you guess what I plan to do this weekend? I plan to go for a walk and pick myself a huge bunch of tiny fresh wild anemones. So I made this pattern today – just for fun – but could be fun to turn it into a repeat pattern for print or fabric also. Would you buy something like this for sewing or as a greeting card maybe ??. Have a lovely weekend and Happy Spring!
It’s been very quiet on the blog lately – And in the meantime spring has finally sprung – and what better way to celebrate it than with a new Spring Playlist – for work & fun and chill’n in the sun. You can find it here at Spotify - I’ve heard it while working night and day lately and still haven’t tired of the songs. Enjoy!
Sweet doing Nothing
I’m back after the most relaxing easter holiday in our summerhouse – and the Easter Bunny in snow is our comment on the weather. My Instagram collage sums up my sweet doing nothing – and OK I admit it – I played way to much CandyCrush – just don’t start! Instead I recommend the app Photo Combine – which I used to make the collage above. And my new crush – OVER - an App that add text & typography to your photos.
Gratis påskeæg – Happy Easter!
It’s time again to share my free download with DIY Easter Eggs & Bunnies. They are made with some of my repeat patterns and are super simple to make. Print – cut – mix & match – and glue 2 eggs together with a piece of sewing tread in the middle – or make a string of eggs – et voila! The bunnies are a bit more tricky but give them a try!
You can download the front here and the back here. Have fun & Happy Easter.
Så starter påskeferien så der er blot tilbage at dele mine gratis påskeæg og påskeharer med dig! Jeg designede dem for 4 år siden og de har været verden rundt på diverse blogs siden da. De er super nemme at lave; Hent pdf.en – print – klip – lim æg eller påskeharer sammen omkring en tynd tråd – og hæng dem på dine påskegrene. Påskeharerne kræver lidt fingersnilde – men æggene kan selv små børn klippe. Her finder du Forside og Bagside! Hyg jer og rigtig god påskeferie!
For private use only. Please spread the word, respect my copyright and share your result on your blog, Facebook or Instagram #spagatblog
Kun til privat brug – må ikke sælges eller kopieres – del dem gerne på Facebook, din blog eller Instagram # spagatblog.
My easter holidays are just around the corner – and with a little luck it will be without snow and wind! Here’s a Instagram photo of one of my favorite flowers, Snowdrops – I just love how delicate they are.
Min påskeferie starter imorgen – og jeg er så klar! Håber virkelig på sol og forårstemperaturer – efter at vinteren virkelig har drevet gæk med os i år.
Edition – designmarked i Aarhus
Hvis du er så heldig at bo i nærheden af Århus vil jeg anbefale at du kigger forbi det nye Kunst og Designmarked Edition i morgen. Her finder du lækkerier til hjemmet af dygtige kunstnere, illustratorer, keramikere, butiksejere, kunststuderende, grafikere osv.
Du kan også finde mine HangArounds pynt i plexiglas på dette marked – endda med påske- og mængde rabat! Men mig skal du lede længe efter – for min søster holder fest!
INFO: lørdag den 23 marts 2013 (11-17). FO-Byen, Vester Alle 8, 8000 Aarhus C, lokale 105. Indgang lige overfor Ridehuset. Du kan læse mere om Edition på Facebook her eller på hjemmesiden her. God weekend!