Monday, April 7, 2014

One drivers license, pls!

Well, it is time for my son to take a driver's license! That means a lot of patience from my side and a lot of time for him behind the wheel as well as behind the books! We started out on our small street and around the neighborhood managing the courage to take the leap and go on a wider circle; to the store, the post-office or the library. Of course the usual tour round and round on a parking lot to learn how the car works...

The other day he came to my work after school and drove all the way home. It went very well and I hope we can male it a nice routine the days we quit at the same time. Our new favorite thing to do in the car is to ask each other about all the different traffic signs! There really are a lot of them to keep track of and this is a fun way to learn, even I get an update. Another simple way is to practice and do tests regularly on internet. We found this page www.korkort.se that is awesome with a lot of different tests and good information for everything one need to know!


Monday, March 31, 2014

New stuff on my wishlist

March is the perfect month for spring news. These four pieces are more than nice:


Balmain Zoe Karssen Junya Watanabe Michael Kors 

Upcycling is the new recycling

Upcycling has captured the zeitgeist, with a growing vanguard of designers taking old – and often unwanted – objects and transforming them into imaginative, covetable collectibles.

Upcycling for most of us is a pretty new concept. Recycling we know all about. It’s what our foremothers did when they stitched patchwork quilts out of old bits of fabric; it’s what all poor societies do from necessity when they refashion every bit of wood and metal because they can’t afford to buy anything new. Upcycling is more ambitious. It takes old (and often unwanted) items and turns them into something more than merely functional objects – it transforms them into things of great beauty, thus perfectly resolving the tension between our desire for new, lovely things and our concern about consuming more of the world’s diminishing resources. It offers luxury for our new eco-conscious times. Creativity gone wild. Have a look down below. Like it?

Find more awesome and unique things at

www.robertomora.it
www.bokjadesign.com
www.boukedevries.com
www.maartenbaas.com  
www.mintshop.co.uk
www.johnnyswing.com


Monday, February 10, 2014

The Invitation

I have this truly wonderful poem that I've carried with me and it has brought me both inspiration and comfort for years. I have shared it only with a few very special friends but now I thought I'd put it here.

It's called the Invitation, the writers name is Oriah and I believe she's Canadian. A very talented poet as well as a very beautiful soul with an insight that not many possesses. Strong and fragile at the same time.

The Invitation

It doesn’t interest me
what you do for a living.
I want to know
what you ache for
and if you dare to dream
of meeting your heart’s longing.

It doesn’t interest me
how old you are.
I want to know
if you will risk
looking like a fool
for love
for your dream
for the adventure of being alive.


It doesn’t interest me
what planets are
squaring your moon...
I want to know
if you have touched
the centre of your own sorrow
if you have been opened
by life’s betrayals
or have become shrivelled and closed
from fear of further pain.

I want to know
if you can sit with pain
mine or your own
without moving to hide it
or fade it
or fix it.


I want to know
if you can be with joy
mine or your own
if you can dance with wildness
and let the ecstasy fill you
to the tips of your fingers and toes
without cautioning us
to be careful
to be realistic
to remember the limitations
of being human.


It doesn’t interest me
if the story you are telling me
is true.
I want to know if you can
disappoint another
to be true to yourself.
If you can bear
the accusation of betrayal
and not betray your own soul.
If you can be faithless
and therefore trustworthy.


I want to know if you can see Beauty
even when it is not pretty
every day.
And if you can source your own life
from its presence.

I want to know
if you can live with failure
yours and mine
and still stand at the edge of the lake
and shout to the silver of the full moon,
“Yes.”


It doesn’t interest me
to know where you live
or how much money you have.
I want to know if you can get up
after the night of grief and despair
weary and bruised to the bone
and do what needs to be done
to feed the children.


It doesn’t interest me
who you know
or how you came to be here.
I want to know if you will stand
in the center of the fire
with me
and not shrink back.


It doesn’t interest me
where or what or with whom
you have studied.
I want to know
what sustains you
from the inside
when all else falls away.


I want to know
if you can be alone
with yourself
and if you truly like
the company you keep
in the empty moments.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Awesome Donna Karan silkdress

This is awesome!! Donna Karans silkdress is absolutely gorgeous and I want it! Pair it with Givenchy stilettos and a clutch from Lanvin. Dressed for an evening to remember!
Shop at www.net-a-porter.com


 
 
Donna Karan 
Donna Karan Givenchy 
Lanvin