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!
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!
Decorate for Spring & Easter NOW!
In 2 weeks time it is Easter – and spring is already here. The days are longer and the light really reveals how much my windows and flat need to be cleaned! I really enjoy decorating for spring and Easter – with lots of flowers and colours. If you crave colours and modern easter decorations too – you should jump over to my HangAround Etsy shop – it’s fully loaded with spring & easter decorations. They are laser cut in plexiglas which reflects light so beautifully – and never fades. Hop on over!
My sweet daughter turns 9 years old very soon. Her biggest wish is a cat and having her ears pierced! She won’t get either just yet! But I’m tempted to get her some of these outfits from MILK Copenhagen which she picked out – and I would happily wear them myself. Their new Spring/Summer collection is online from today and once again they have hit the right casual cool look which we both like. This is not a sponsored post – just think they did a great job! P.S they only ship to Denmark and Sweden for now.
Sometimes I forget…
I had the most amazing walk this evening - I hit the harbour here in Aarhus at just the perfect hour for a spring sunset & pink horizon. I love this time of the day when the sky and the sea meet. And I’m sad to say that I sometimes forget that I live by the sea. It only takes me 5 minutes to get there – but I do it way to seldom. But this week I downloaded the App, Moves – a free iPhone pedometer that helps you get fit by walking more. I’m aiming for a healthy exercise goal of 10,000 steps a day – which would equal a brisk walk to the sea and back! Should be possible right?! If not it could end up as a little lie here at Daily Dishonesty where graphic designer Lauren Hom, turn little lies into pretty typographic displays.