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2000-2009

This is a list of some of my favourite things from this past decade.

Movies

  • Brokeback Mountain
  • Lost In Translation
  • Sideways
  • Spirited Away
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Almost Famous
  • Ghost World
  • The Royal Tenenbaums
  • Les fabuleux destin d´Amélie Poulain
  • Kill Bill vol 1&2
  • Marie Antoinette
  • Låt den rätte komma in (Let the right one in)

Music

  • Phoenix – Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
  • Daft Punk – Discovery
  • Air – Talkie Walkie
  • Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes
  • Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavillion
  • The Knife – Deep Cuts
  • Jenny Wilson – Love and Youth
  • The Radio dept. – Lesser Matters
  • The Strokes – Room on Fire

Books

  • Middlesex – Jeffrey Eugenides
  • Låt den rätte komma in – John Ajvide Lindqvist
  • SC 2003, Some Pictures from this Past year – Sofia Coppola
  • Marie Antoinette: The Journey – Antonia Fraser
  • Summer Crossing – Truman Capote

Vogue Paris Dec/Jan 2004, guest edited by Sofia Coppola & Lula magazine, nr. 5, Oct. 2007, guest edited by Kirsten Dunst

Getting my driver´s license

Molly

Buying a house

Visiting Paris again

And from 2009:

Getting peonies for my garden, on my birthday

Trying Ruinart for the first time

Seeing Phoenix, Air, Madonna and  My Bloody Valentine live

Wearing my Anna Sui silk dress, and my Repetto ballerina flats

My friends and family

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Bonne Année

Another year has passed, and a decade has ended. It has been both good and bad, mostly good. It feels very strange to think of it though, that another decade has passed. It feels like such a long time in theory, yet it feels like this decade only started maybe two years ago. It is strange that it never felt like this when I was in school. Maybe it is a side effect of being and adult?

This year I started writing this blog, and it was a new experience. I didn´t really know in which direction I was going with this, and still don´t know. I just saw this as a learning experience, and a way to share my thoughts with other people, and take part of their thoughts. I know I have a lot to learn, and that it is probably better with more updates than less. Next year will hopefully be a better year when it comes to inspiration, but nonetheless I will try harder than this past year.

This post is about something else, though. I want to take the opportunity to thank everyone that has been reading this blog. It means a lot to me, and I appreciate it very much. I do hope everyone has a wonderful new years eve, and an even better year to follow. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Happy New Year!

Jingle bells

There has been a lack of updates on my blog lately, but I will try to change that. Too much other things occupying my time, with not much time left for other things.

With that said, I just wanted to wish everyone a merry christmas. I hope the holidays will be filled with joy and festivities 🙂

Dream house

I discovered the modernist architect Richard Neutra through the movie “L.A Confidential”.  The Lovell House (or Lovell Health House) was used as the home of character Pierce Patchett, and caught my attention. It is inspired by cubism, and was built in the late 1920´s. It is located in Los Angeles, California.

Another famouse house designed by Richard Neutra, is the Kaufmann House (or the Kaufmann Desert House). It was designed in 1946, and is located Palm Springs, California.

I find his work appealing, maybe because I used to live in a mid-century type of house, and that is the style I prefer today. Atleast when it regards houses. When it comes to apartments, I like a different style. I don´t know that much about Richard Neutra, and I have only seen his work on images on the internet, but I would certainly like to know more. I am planning to invest in some books about his work. Maybe, one day, they will work as inspiration when I (hopefully) will build my own house.

Yesterday, I returned home from Stockholm, where I went to se Air. They performed in Berns, a beautiful place. It was quite stunning, with chandeliers in the roof and ornaments on the walls. The place was filled with French people – and some Germans. Already outside I heard French being spoken – mostly about food, Swedish food. Inside we were feeling offended by a French guy, who insisted on wearing a huge fur hat, that blocked the view, and sunglasses, while making out with a girl non-stop. Also, he was gyrating and and humping her. That, we didn´t want to see. Not the German guy who kept on airdrumming the whole time, either.

The concert, should have been nothing but amazing, yet it wasn´t. Something was missing. Air has the potential, their music has the potential to make a statement. They can create certain atmosphere with it, because of how it sounds, but it never happened – not until the last song. With more passion and a better light show, they could have made us shiver and feel excitement. I wanted to feel goosebumps during “Venus”, like I was floating on air in a dream during “Cherry Blossom Girl”, the urge to dance during “Sexy Boy”, feeling blue during “Highschool lover”  and maybe a bit lost during “Alone In Kyoto”. But I didn´t. Not quite. A little bit more effort had made the performance spectacular, not just OK. It was worth the money though, because they were never bad.

I had a great time though. I always love returning to Stockholm, it´s a lovely city. I met the French guys who I met at the Phoenix concert, that was fun. I always think of them as poster boys for A.P.C. Not sure if they were wearing A.P.C., but they sure look like their ads. My friends, S and J, are always fun to be with. We were at Way out west, and the Phoenix concert together as well. I hope we get to do more things like this together, I really do enjoy spending time with them. The hotel we stayed at, was quite nice as well. I wish I had more time in Stockholm, so I could have done some Christmas shopping, and some other things perhaps. Hopefully, I will return soon again.

Faux pas

After wanting an Stephen Sprouse for Louis Vuitton  leopard scarf for ages, I finally got one. The thing is, I am suspecting it is a fake. I wanted the bleu nuit, or the red one. eBay is filled with the bleu nuit, but the sellers want the double amount of what it actually costs, so I´d rather buy it in a Louis Vuitton store and then know it´s not a fake one. The thing is, it is out of my price range, so I hoped to find one a bit cheaper. So, the red one came along, not on eBay though,  and I made a bid (several actually) and I won. I thought I did my homework, but when it finally arrived, I got a weird feeling. I am afraid it is fake, and I don´t know what I should do. I do not know if I want to wear it because of that, it feels a bit…dirty, and wrong. How am I going to rate the seller? So many questions are popping up, and I just don´t know how to answer them.

Sick & Tired

I have been sick now for a week. Being tired and unable to focus on anything has been exhausting. Yet it has been really hard to fall asleep. When I thought the worst part was over, and that I finally was getting better, my throat starts to hurt really bad and I can barely breathe through my nose. This is getting a bit tedious.