Thursday, 26 December 2013

Just a minute ...

… in December.

Photo by Anne.

Watching… The Hobbit - The Desolation of Smaug. FINALLY!

Listening… to Alt-J.

Reading… A History of South Africa.

Loving… Wes Anderson's polaroids.

Packing… for a whole month - in one single suitcase - which can't exceed 20 kg. Challenge accepted!

… and a minute or two in 2013.

At work, two new exhibitions: 

Bits and pieces:

Adventures in Blogging:
• Ada went to AustraliaPortugalTaiwanIndiaTunisiaIrelandGreece and Italy

"If you don't like where you are, move. You are not a tree."
- Jim Rohn.

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Friday, 29 November 2013

Just a minute ...

… in November.

Ada in Brisbane - Photo by Kim  

Looking for music tips. Hit the comment section please! 

Going through my to-read list very very slowly.

Detoxing my wardrobe. A few skirts and shirts will be up for grabs here very soon.

Colour Cloud by Bonnie Gammill.

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Blogging seems to be a dying art.

It started when Laura tweeted: 'Does anyone actually still blog nowadays?'
Danica replied: 'Blogging seems to be a dying art.'

I don't blog as much as I used to. I still follow many blogs but I don't comment as much as I used to. I don't tweet as much as I used to. And Instagram? Only one snapshot this month.

And then on the same day, Tatiana published this post'This past summer I read about the fact that researchers have discovered that one surprising trait of happy and content people is not to which degree they offer empathy or solace to someone dealing with something difficult but the degree to which they genuinely celebrate the goodness in the lives of others.'

There's the chronic lack of time and then the chronic lack of inspiration. But are we becoming lazy? Can't we have conversations that are longer than 140 characters? Are we becoming selfish, less likely to take the time to leave a genuine comment? Or are we just getting older and changing some of our priorities? 

I don't know. What do you think? 

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Poppins Or Nothing

Mark Kermode is one of my favourite film critics. So I was thrilled when I found out he loved Mary Poppins as much as I do. 'I love Mary Poppins and I don't really understand anyone who doesn't.'

What about you? Is there a film for you that can decide 
whether or not you can be friends with someone or not?

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

[Oh Hello Oslo] What The World Eats at the Nobel Peace Center

When did you last think about food? Probably not very long ago. People may come in all shapes and sizes, but we have one thing in common: we must have food to survive. But food is more than just fuel for the body. Food is identity, culture and an opportunity for social interaction.

Hungry Planet by Peter Menzel & Faith D'Aluisio

Exhibition: What The World Eats
September 27th 2013 - February 23rd 2014
Nobel Peace Center - Oslo

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Good shoes take you good places - by Nikki .

I've had these All Stars since grade 11. Never been washed. They've travelled to 11 different countries, seen me through 4 different boyfriends, lived with me in 6 different homes, danced me through 13 music festivals and they were the shoes I wore when I was booked into hospital to have Sophie. If shoes could be best friends, these would be mine.

Words & Photo by Nikki

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Just a minute ...

... in October.

Watching… Derek.

Listening… to David Byrne & St Vincent. And also this song.

Attending… James Blake's gig. Magic.

Buying… Christmas presents.

Eating… seasonably. Pumpkin soup, pumpkin pie… 

Considering… becoming a weekday vegetarian.

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Thursday, 17 October 2013

"When you don't dress like everyone else, you don't have to think like everyone else." - Iris Apfel.

I've been following for a while now and I felt like it was about time I stated my love. I love Elisa and Lily's approach on personal style and I love how open-minded and nonjudgmental their approach is. 

Stand Alone In Your Own Skin is no exception: it's a tribute to diversity. But it's also a reminder of sorts: style should be about self-expression, it should be about you, nothing else.

'With Hopi Indian braids, Sarah has a consuming romance with American history; Armina, a coy modesty in a linen frock that expresses her love for her Muslim faith that keeps her grounded; Arpana, a wealth of eclectic emotions in a sequin mini and Tokyo kimono, revealing her need to distract herself from the recent death of her parents; and Elena, a brazen willingness to break from her solemn Soviet roots by wearing anything, like the gaudiest of necklaces with a fuzzy, eye-popping floral vest.'

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Dùn Èideann

How's your weekend is a collective photography project run by the awesome Laura & Joanne. It's actually only one of the projects created by the awesome duo. You can visit Half/Half for a good dose of inspiration.

I've already contributed to How's your weekend? twice. And I was very happy when I found out that the project was finally back up! Go and have a look, hopefully you'll love it as much as I do.

Full set here.

Saturday, 5 October 2013

And then Edinburgh stole my heart.

Edinburgh is a beauty! When we decided to go there (or to be more accurate: when Anaïs decided we'd go there for a week-end), we knew very little about the capital of Scotland. We were both busy bees looking for a mini vacation together. As Anaïs lives in Ireland and I live in Norway, Edinburgh sounded like the perfect place to meet up. And man, what a happy choice!

Edinburgh is a beauty: History is around every corner, Scots are among the nicest people I've ever met and we went from surprise to surprise as Edinburgh was nothing like what we expected.

After only a couple of days, we found ourselves looking at real estate prices and joking about getting a flat. We had brunch every morning at the same café before spending hours exploring the city and treating ourselves to a fantastic dinner. Heads up to my Wallpaper City Guide for great recommendations. 

Full set here.
All photos taken with Hipstamatic.
Lens: Diego • Film: Blanko C16

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Just a minute ...

... in September.

Watching... Before Midnight - I've only been waiting for this movie for 9 years.

Reading... Pocket Atlas of Remote Islands by Judith Schalansky • L'Amant by Marguerite Duras.

Listening... to St. Vincent & David Byrne.

Wearing... wool for the first time in months. Winter is coming.

Drinking... a cocktail called 'Summer in Jarnac'.

Loving... Edinburgh.

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Saturday, 31 August 2013

Just a minute ...

... in August.

Both photos by Irby Pace

Reading... The Better Angels of our Nature by Steven Pinker.

Buying... tickets to Edinburgh. Because Anais asked me to.

Wearing... JEANS!!!!!!! For the first time since 2009 (!!!)

Drinking... Lemon + Banana + Coconut Milk = YUM

Loving... the weather in Oslo right now, perfection.

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Friday, 30 August 2013

Alice in Wonderland

Remember Vivian Maier aka Mary Poppins?

I've just been introduced to Alice Guy-Baché and it felt like going to Wonderland. You've never heard of her, but she's basically one of the most important women in movie history.

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Just a minute ...

... in July.

Reading... The Better Angels of our Nature by Steven Pinker

Listening... to Running to the Sea (Röyksopp feat. Susanne Sundfør) & Lose Yourself to Dance (Daft Punk feat. Pharrell) on repeat.

Buying... tickets to South Africa! January can't come quickly enough.

Eating... liquorice ice cream.

Drinking... tons of smoothies.

Loving... receiving lovely letters by snail mail.

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Friday, 28 June 2013

Just a minute...

... in June.

"The creative adult is the child who has survived." 
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Watching... 'The free and happy use of words' by Stephen Fry

Buying... 5 pairs of shoes (!)

Adding... the last bits and pieces to my new home. A few frames to hang up on the wall and we're done.

Blogging... only once. Busy bee much? 

Looking forward... to blogging more often once I'm back in Oslo.

Greetings from France!

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Saturday, 22 June 2013

Discover Norway

Life lately, according to my iPhone. 
These past weeks have been insane.

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Just a minute...

... in May.

Watching... Star Trek Into Darkness, State of CinemaA Young Doctor's Notebook.

Reading... Pantone: The Twentieth Century in Colour.

Visiting... Cindy Sherman's 'Untitled Horrors

Buying... Flamingo glasses.

Backing... Zach Braff's latest project

Loving... TED talks, so inspirational. 

And on the blog...

an outfit post, the first one in months.
• a DIY: how to make your power cord look cool.
• an experiment in simplicity: cutting off the unnecessary.

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Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Just a minute...

... in April.

Celebrating... my 30th birthday. 

Watching... Mary Poppins & Manhattan.

Reading... At Home - Bill Bryson

Listening... to Cloud Atlas (soundtrack), James BlakeFredo Viola.

Moving... from Sagene to Ila. New flat, new adventures.

Drinking... hot white chocolate & Turkish apple tea. 


• Unbirthday Mad Tea Party 
Ingunn Birkeland's apartment 
Ben's photos of Ada in the Sahara Desert


Rainy Cafe
Museum of Broken Relationships in Zagreb, Croatia.

And on the blog...

Loulou's smile
Elise's smile
and five random facts about me.

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Monday, 15 April 2013

Fredo Viola is a magician .

I've been in love with this song for years.

More magic here.

Monday, 25 March 2013

Just a minute...

... in March.

Watching... Cloud Atlas & Vogue: The Editor's Eye.

Reading... The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out Of The Window And Disappeared 

Listening... to M.I.A's Matangi Mix, The Rains of Castamere by the National & Outro by M83.

Winning... a pair of flats, thanks to Fifi Lapin.

Using... MailBoxApp (and loving it!)

Eating... Maple Syrup Ice Cream.

Drinking... Mimosa.

Loving... The History of Rap by Justin Timberlake & Jimmy Fallon
Part One - Part Two & Three - Part Four

• 'Become a Lonely Hunter for a Better Hunt' by Kirk Tuck [photography]
• 'Sign Painters' The Invisible Artists via Vert Cerise [street art]
• 'Fight For Everyone' by the Leisure Society [music] 

And on the blog...
Making Monsters 
The Devotion Project
European Identities
Six Habits of Highly Empathic People
700 Delaware by Hense 

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Friday, 22 March 2013

Making Monsters

"Has fashion bred its own generation of reality TV stars?" 

Tim Blanks nails it. 

How long before fashion stops being fun?

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

The Devotion Project - Love in all its forms.

Bill & John, 1962.

Bill & John, 2011.

Filmmaker and social activist Antony Osso has captured the multiplicity of relationships in a series of 10-minute documentary portraits (all available here). The entire project is heartwarming, uplifting and simply beautiful. "There are many, many possibilities for love at all points in life."

To do: Spread the word. Spread the love.

Gail & Audrey.

Thursday, 14 March 2013

[Oh Hello Oslo] European Identities at the Nobel Peace Center

Is there a European identity? How does it enter into play? What separates us? What unites us?

The European Photo Exhibition Award  – epea –  aims to create a free space where socially relevant topics concerning Europe are developed and discussed by talented young European photographers. The twelve appointed photographers will translate their observations, analyses and statements into a photo essay. The results will be presented in a joint touring exhibition within Europe. 

Read more about these twelve photographers here.
And here are a few more snapshots I took during the exhibition opening.

If you were to define your identity, where would you get started? Would you start by looking at yourself or at your family? Your hometown or the place where you decided to settle down as a grown-up? 

Exhibition: European Identities
8th March - 15th September 2013
Nobel Peace Center - Oslo