bachelor under a glass bowl

Finally the paper is finished, printed and sewn in Japanese book binding style and the last chance of changing anything is up. (Which leaves me a nerve wreck, goddamn perfectiosnism)

I look up and though I'm not yet done (there's still a dress to be sewn and a presentation to prepare for) I can for a short while take a look at the world around me. I have been almost isolated with my project for the past months not spending my time doing much else but the daily yoga.

I will later on write more thouroughly about my project, which I hope you'll find interesting. For now, here's a picture of the actual paper. 


Sustainable fashion

Sustainable fashion, to change the whole way the industy works has within the past year or so become my major passion. I just started to write my bachelors paper and obviously this is what it is about. Though as you might know the subject of sustainable fashion/clothing is huge and extremely complex. In my paper I choose to focus on making my suggestion of what sustainability in the industry means - since it's a widely discussed topic and there are tons of different definitons of the concept. Also I am writing about what the concept means to the consumer today and how you can communicate a sustainable concept through a garment. I will of course tell you much more about it all, but this was a short introduction.
As part of my examination of the subject I have created a short questionnaire I'd love for you to answer and send to your friends. Find it here.


so pure and sweet


IVANAhelsinki has this summer a sailor theme going, very well put together collection. I found these two pieces the coolest. The black one has embroidered loose chains sewed onto it, and this white one abve is made entirely of rope, I'd assume it's more a show piece than something to wear since it's very heavy.
I also love the logo, though I don't think it matches so well with this collection as the logo represents something closer to nature than red/white and blue/white stripes sailor style.



Another part of the theme reduce, reuse, recycle. These necklaces are made of old bike tires. Unfortunetly I can't say the same about the chains used.



Picture from a random street in Bruxelles. I love the big letters. 

I have been quite idle on this blog for quite a while now. Have no specific reason why that is, it has just not been on my mind to post whenever I had the time. Even if I do have pics to share on this space. Probably, I can say, that it won't be long til' the next one..


Floors of Bruxelles

(And I don't care that the correct English way of spelling Bruxelles is Brussels, Bruxelles is just much better)
I've just come home from an absolutely wonderful trip to Bruxelles and London. And I believe I've especially fallen in love with Bruxelles.
These floors are part of the impression of a style I found inspiring. Every place you walk into has it's own unique floor decorations, all seem inspired from something like a mix of old greek history and l'art nouveau. Simply marvellous!
I fell in love with these floors as I did in the architecture of the little streets filled with history and memories from hundreds of people living there or walking the streets through history.
I think it's the perfect mixture of old meticulously made buildings, decay, and new subcultures being embraced (charming in spite of or maybe because of the occasional and unpleasant smeel of pee from street corners). Maybe that impression is what I get after just being in Bruxelles for only five days, maybe it would also be what I'd get if I lived there for a longer period. Who knows.


Walls of Stockholm

Somewhere in Östermalm you might come across this beautiful wall full of personality. I wish they did it like that today...


Paper sewing kit

I don't know if doing this as preparation for making a sewing bag to sit on a belt is normal or if it is procrastination, when I should be working on this project, that I actually find really interesting, since I've planned it myself...


Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Slow Living is the name of an exhibit at Ekoteket, Kulturhuset in Stockholm which also offers nights of debates and lectures on the matter of organic and sustainable living. Check Ekoteket here, and the frontpage of Kulturhuset here.

I love the furniture exhibited and is even more inspired than before to use the materials that are normally concidered trash.

With the development of the world, consumerism and consumption I find it increasingly important to live sustainable with thought of the environment and nature and advocate this kind of awareness. 

The stuff you see in the book case, Box on, are paint, brush and other painting tools that are also sustainable.

It will come some day - Live purposefully and enjoy every day you have


Pattern Magic

What have I been doing these last two weeks? (three, maybe)... 
I have been playing with the Japanese Pattern Magic books (in Japanese)  - on amazon here, now in English.

During my internship at Camilla Norrback, I found how I LOOOVE making patterns. It's like i enter this other world while I'm doing it, maybe similar to meditation.
(check out camilla norrback here)

I did pattern for two dresses, but only had time to finish one.It was very time consuming but so much fun to work on.

: This is the result, my love :


reflections and light - adding to it

Mystery solved. The masters of this project reflections and light, which I covered in the last post, are Gabomilla Nielsen and Ebba Nielsen from Sweden.
See www.lyks.se here.


reflections and light

Exhibit at Urban Outfitters, Copenhagen. (designer and photographer unknown)
The fashion photography translates the fragileness and transparency of the feather-light garments in a delicate unique way and pictures and clothes reflect and complete eachother perfectly.