Sunday, 14 December 2014

Back in print!

I have gone silent lately. Its the time of the year, I do like the bears and will back in spring!

Until then, I have some good news, The Tiger with Braces design that I did for Super superficial is back in print and this time its available as a t-shirt and sweatshirt in black. To find out more click here

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Budgie Love now in blue/turquoise

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I have good news for all you Budgie lovers, my Budgie Love mural is now also available in blue\turquoise over at The Wallery. The Wallery's murals are made without PVC and are easy to install and come pre-pasted and only requires water to install and to remove and are odorless. Good stuff!

The Wallery ship internationally.

Nåttarö 2014 Part 2

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Here are some more holiday pics from the Swedish island Nåttarö - I am afraid my camera died so a lot of the photos are taken with my phone and are therefor not of the best quality, but to be honest, its quite amazing how good photos you actually can take with a phone now!

Now I am back in a grey, polluted London and want to go back to the island and barbecue my dinner on various beaches every night and swim in the ocean every day and pro long the summer a bit. I think you appreciate nature, the silence and the fact you suddenly have space just for you and you alone even more when you live in a busy city as London that never goes quiet and were most of us are used to commuting on overcrowded boiling underground trains for hours every day. Here you can switch off and breath.

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Nåttarö is a nature reserve and I hope it will remain this way for ever, no one is allowed to buy or to build new houses on this island or turn it into some private holiday resort - people are instead welcome to come and rent cabins or to camp on the small camping and it has one small little kiosk selling ice cream, sweets and magazines in the guest harbour and a small shop by the other harbour that offers fresh coffee and freshly baked cinnamon buns and baguettes in the morning, even have vegetarian mince and sausages and pretty much everything you can want and need. And then theres the pub. That's it. And it's lovely.

But summer, you were way to short.

Nåttarö 2014 Part 1

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I never posted any photos from my summer holiday, my camera broke and I can't afford to get a new one or to fix it but was lucky and my friend had a camera so I could borrow it now and then and also, thanks to today's amazing phone cameras, I could take some decent pics with my phone. So, welcome to Nåttarö, an small island in the Swedish archipelago, a nature reserve and my favourite place to go in summer. There are quite a few people who have found this lovely island and has returned to it every summer for generations, but still you can go and find your own little beach to hang out on, with no other people, no cars or traffic, just the endless ocean. A very nice break from busy, polluted, crewded London.

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From the top, me tkingphotos with my camera, photographed by Julia Hancock, my swim wear drying in the sun and the Nåttarö Pub.

I love this little island and have to go back every summer, this summer we were extra lucky and it was +33C degrees every day - the sad thing though is that a lot of the nations around the Baltic sea have polluted it for decades and boats and ships are allowed to dump shit straight in the ocean, so now if it gets to hot we get seriously problems with poisonous algy and its so sad to see how we are destroying this beautiful ocean. I hope they start doing something about it very soon.

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And that's me, trying desperately to get my camera to work while being photographed by the superb Julia Hancock. Thanks Julia for letting me use your camera and to Jules & Nick for being great holiday companions!

Now I desperately need some morning coffee...

Sunday, 21 September 2014

I Like: The first Law of Kipple

Today is the last day of London Design week so if you are in London, don't miss Dan Tobin Smith's The First Law of Kipple installation in east London, I think thefourohfive describe it better then I do;

"Created from thousands of disparate objects collected by Tobin Smith and donated by the public, The First Law of Kipple brings our material culture into sharp focus and questions notions of beauty and usefulness in design. What underscores this is the sheer number of pop-culture items on display; forgotten icons and obsolesce crowding around your feet."

To read the full article go to;

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Hemma hos: Dani's Drawings

Yesterday I went home to Dani, a super talented illustrator who is one of the magic four illustrators in my illustration collective Bat Country and the person behind the name Dani's Drawings. We were going to have some coffee and cake and discuss our Bat Country Collective web shop that we are setting up, and then she opened the door to her flat and I was completely blown away.

You could spend hours going through all the quirky lovely little details in her gorgeous home, completely get lost on her walls and shelves covered with lovely graphic books, art & illustrations, collectors item and retro record players. I fell in love with her place and had to take some pictures and show it to you, here you go, welcome to Dani's Dawings home;

And if I wasn't blown away enough already, she topped it with a delicious vegan chocolate blueberry cake. Good times :)

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Bat Country Collective Expo continues for another 2 months

My collective and I are really happy and excited about that our exhibition at Craft Coffee is so appreciated and has been such a success! We are staying for another two months and have added more new prints from Emma Farrarons, Dani's Drawings and me so come and have some great coffee, a illustration feast and some truly amazing raspberry marshmallows at;

Craft Coffee
68 Sclater Street
E1 6HR Shoreditch
London, UK

The exhibition will be up and running until October.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Cabin up for rent

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This super nice cabin a few miles from Uppsala surrounded by deep forest is currently up for rent, unfortunately it has no water or electricity so, no, I still haven't found my cabin, where I can resign from humanity and instead socialise with elks and my family of cats. I have failed my crazy cat woman life quite miserably.

But there is still hope.

That's my mom in one of the photos, we love to go and check out abandoned cabins and spy through windows and discuss interior design and how we would decorate if it was ours. But don't tell anyone.

Monday, 11 August 2014

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Mural making at Translate Bar, Shoreditch

This weekend I have been in Translate Bar on Kingsland Road in Shoreditch working on a massive mural, thanks to everyone who helped me hold the gigantic ladder! I would lie if I would say that I wasn't slightly scared swaying around 4-5 meters up trying to reach the ceiling but thanks to my ladder-holding-assistants it all worked out, thank you!

Translate Bar has a lot of natural light coming in from the high street as the entire wall facing the street consists of windows and also there is light coming in from the back of the bar through their cosy small back garden. So I thought that I should go for it and be bold and use the colour black, and as the wall is very big, I thought that I should go for a simple clean but bold design and not have to much small details that might make the wall to busy, here's a sneak peek of what I did;

The mural is based on a print I made called Giraff-o-mania where photos of real giraffes are mixed up with simple graphic shapes. Now I adjusted the design to make it work on this wall and to fit in with the lights that are placed on it, but I have never done anything like this before so I was quite nervous to be honest but yes, I made it - and guess what, I had no projector so I had to draw the circle freehand!

I have a tip for others who are about to paint graphics on a wall, do not use normal masking tape for sketching up graphics, it doesn't keep tight and doesn't stick to the wall so you will get lots of bleed and not the sharp straight outlines that you want, instead use Kleen Edge Easy Mask tape that you can get it any paint shop, works perfectly!

I will go back to the bar and take some more pictures so that I can show you the finished mural, until then, if you live in east London I can really recommend Translate Bars vegetarian burger with fries ;)

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Ego boost on the beach

I have just been on a amazing holiday in Sweden, +32C every day, peace and quiet, no rush hour traffic but mosquitoes and horseflies, lot's of swimming in the ocean and barbecuing dinners on the beach, I have had a great time! I also been meeting elks at two different occasions, which is a must for a Sweden visit, and of course I have been eating loads of my favourite cake, prinsess-tårta, and ate a ridiculous amount of very sour sweets.

I got some nice news on my holiday, a friend told me that my Budgie Love mural is featured in the latest issue of Sweden's biggest interior design magazine, Hus & Hem, I am so glad that she saw it and told me or I never would have known, thank you Therese!

Now I will brag about this for a while, so much fun to see your work in a magazine ;)

I will post some images from my holiday soon but now I will go and enjoy a proper cup of British tea.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Public Notice!

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Achtung, achtung!

General warning to the public, sneaky ice creams have been spotted lurking around Brick lane in east London, we even have photos!

Sneaky ice cream alert!

Monday, 7 July 2014

Beware of Sneaky Ice creams!

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Here's a little sneak peek of what I am working on at the moment, we are getting our Bat Country Collective website together and are all making banners for it, my banner has some very sneaky ice creams in it and what ever you do you should not mess with the ice lolly!

There's a short but slightly different interview with me up on BCC's blog, to read it and to check out what we have been up to please click here and stay tuned as all the Bat Country Collective members has interviews coming up shortly!

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

London Zoo 2014 part 2

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Yes, I should figure out how to get a pension, not die as a struggling artists, how to get a free haircut etc  but I escaped to the Zoo instead and cuddled with a goat, checked out the new sloth baby and all the baby penguins and got completely mesmerised by the cheetahs and their long, slim, gracious bodies built to run - you can really see it when they move.

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I have been to the Zoo a few times and there's always something different happening every time, I never seen their albino porcupine Blondie before, and the aardvarks normally always sleep but this time I was face to face with one having dinner while the penguins thought it was to hot and weren't really up for showing off as they normally are. This was also the first time that I saw the cheetahs and the pygmy hippo's, I think that they most be a new edition to the zoo. The hippo's looked very content but the cheetahs seemed bored, but maybe they are only there temporarily and will get a bigger enclosure soon? The Zoo's has improved a lot of the enclosures lately, the tigers have a much bigger space and so does the penguins and some of the owl's but in an ideal world they would all be out free and we humans wouldn't let greed make us self destruct but hey ho, I still have to confess that I really enjoy getting so close to all these amazing animals and sometimes even interact with them, our planet is very cool.

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And look at this, a giant walking stick eating!

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Monday, 30 June 2014

London Zoo 2014 part 1

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I took the day off and went to the Zoo.

To parents and teachers who let their kids run ape shit and to people who bang on windows and use flash photography and scare the animals even though there are signs every where asking you politely not to - stay at home.

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It's the third time that I visit London Zoo and I have mixed feelings about visiting Zoo's - the ego part of me love the fact that I can get up and close to a couple of gorgeous cheetas like this, but at the same time I see how frustrated the male is looking and how they are walking round in circles and seem unbelievably bored - but without the zoo maybe they wouldn't even be alive? But lets not go down that route now as I haven't had my morning coffee, in a perfect world we wouldn't need zoo's, now I am just thrilled to see all these amazing creatures up close and is very amazed about all the creatures that we have on this planet. I got extremely close to the cheetas, so close that I couldn't focus my camera properly, they are impressively gracious and can run go from 0 to 70km an hour in less then a second.

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