Sunday, September 21, 2008
Junibacken is the name of the children's books writer Astrid Lindgren's museum in Stockholm. The name comes from the home of one of Astrid Lindgren's most loved characters: Madicken. This Saturday I was invited to lunch at the real Junibacken; Järsta outside Uppsala. It belongs to friends of my parents and has been in same family for six generations. During two summers in the 70's they rented it out to the film company producing Madicken. The garden and the house with details and furniture from the 1860's are simply gorgeous.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
I have written about this fabulous artist/photographer in an earlier post. Florence Montmare was born in Vienna, Austria and raised in Stockholm by Greek and Swedish parents. She has found her base in New York City and her fine art work has been exhibited in USA, Canada, Sweden, France and Belgium. Her images are so full of tenderness and curiosity and have an extraordinary fragile beauty.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
The fabulously talented 23-year old Swedish designer Diana Orving showed her spring/summer 09 collection during Stockholm Fashion Week a couple of weeks ago. The designer also works with textile sculptures in beautiful organic shapes. Above some photos by New York based photographer Florence Montmare of Diana around her textile creations. The location is my old apartment this summer just after I had moved out .