Brand New Year
There’s always something magic about starting a brand new year – and a brand new calender. I´m still not all digital when it comes to calenders – so 2012 will be yellow! I’ll start 2012 by teaching a course in Magazine Design for a small group of students at Teko – and I’m very exited about this new opportunity. I think juggling teaching & running my Designstudio will be both fun and educating.
Mere tid – Book cover design
Jeg har travlt for tiden! – så det er meget aktuelt at gøre lidt reklame for en meget vigtigt bog, som udkom i sidste uge ! Også fordi jeg har designet bogomslaget til den – men allermest fordi forfatteren bag den – har reddet mit arbejdsliv! Forfatteren er Dorthe Rindbo – og for 2 år siden var jeg på hendes Pimp My Time Workshop. Her fik jeg nogle fantastiske redskaber til at styre min tid – og lige siden har jeg sværget til bl.a avancerede To-Do-lister hvor jeg estimerer, prioriteter og fakturerer min tid.
Hendes nye bog, Travle kvinders guide til mere tid – viser dig vejen til mere tid, overblik, indre ro, overskud og energi i en travl hverdag. Gennem fire trin lærer du, hvordan du både styrer din tid og dit liv. For det, du bruger din tid på, er det, du bruger dit liv på! Det første kapitel hedder ovenikøbet Sådan får du tid til at læse denne bog! Jeg kan meget varmt anbefale dig at få fingrene i den – og at få suget alle de gode råd til dig! Du kan downloade en øvelse fra bogen her – eller købe ‘Travle kvinders guide til mere tid’ med 20 % rabat og fri levering, hvis du køber den på gad.dk. Du skal blot indtaste rabatkoden ‘travlekvinder’, når du køber bogen.
I designed this book cover for a very special and important book that hit the shelves last week here in DK. The book is packed with helpfull tips and lessons on TIME management – and the authour behind it is one clever women! I participated in her Pimp My Time workshop 2 years ago – and I really believe she has saved my work life!
Do you have a favorite child? – Illustration
Just before my summerholidays I made this illustration. It´s featured in this weeks Alt for Damerne magazine. The article asks the question ‘Do you have a favorite child?’ I guess many parents secretly do have a favorite child – and as a mother of a single child I´m not afraid of admitting that I have a favorite child – my one and only.
Back at the studio
Hello there – I´m back again at work with tons of deadlines and a cold! But my summerholidays were great and full of sweet doing nothing. The photo is one of the results from our recent photoshoot and I´m so pleased with it. The photographer behind is the talented Ida Schmidt & and the makeup is by Ditte Cramon. It´s so nice to have an updated profile picture again – and I love how she captured the light in my designstudio.
Friends Fabric Design at Spoonflower
I made this fabric design for the Kid´s Spoonflower competition this week. I created a repeat pattern using selfportaits drawn by my daughter Nanna and her kindergarten friends some years ago. Knowing all the children well I can easily recognize them in their portraits – and I have treasured their drawings for 2 years. So it was great finally to use them in a design – also my first entry in a Spoonflower competition. Please vote for my design here if you will like to support me – and enjoy all the other great entries too. I just ordered a test swatch of the design and plan to sell the design soon at Spoonflower. I´ll let you know when.
Models for a day!
Our Design Studio was transformed into a photostudio today – since we needed some new and fresh portraits for our websites. So we gathered a group of 5 female friends with the same need – and called in the pros! We all really enjoyed having our makeup done by a pro stylist – and tried to enjoy having our pictures taken – it´s really tough to smile on command! But I´m sure that the outcome will be great – and look forward to show you the final results soon. SAY CHEESE!
Just updated my frontpage with this sign and the dates for my very fast approaching summerholidays!!!! Here´s a quick question – what song pops up in your mind when you read this sign? My guess is this song!
Studio Life & a Small Holiday
Here´s my current moodboard at the studio – and some lovely flowers I picked up at the market last week. I love simple garden flowers like these and dream of my own garden one day – I´m just not ready to give up city life yet! And speaking of city life – I´m leaving for Istanbul tomorrow!!! I´m going with a group of female friends and our programme is amazing. Lots of sightseeing, a stylish hotel and great places booked for eating… I´ll be back next week with tons of photos I´m sure. See you.
This thursday we celebrated our new Studio and hosted a small party for our friends, clients and family. It was such a lovely afternoon with lots of happy guest, yummy food and tons of presents. We tried to keep it simple and just bought some gorgeous peonies, made a paper flag bunting – and ordered our favorites from the Italians next door – and it worked like a charm! Here´s what the studio & hosts looked like before the guest arrived.
Tak til alle jer der kom forbi – og tak for de mange fine gaver.
Inside/Outside the studio
Another amazing and sunny weekend is over – perfectly spent reading in a hammock and in good company with friends & family. I have another busy week ahead of me at the studio – I´m designing mainly books & blogs at the moment – and I promise I´ll update my portfolio soon – it´s really about time! Untill then here´s another sneak peek from Inside/outside the studio. Right now the birch tree is so green outside – and inside our second floor is almost done. The Pantone cups and fresh flowers are two important must-haves also.