Sep 30, 2010

Make a pair of DIY moccasins

I found this fantastic post at the blog Honestly What the F***

With just a tube of Tulip Soft Fabric Paint, a pair of paintbrushes (one thin and one thick) and a pair of suede moccasins, you’ll be ready to make your own Balenciaga inspired color-shoes! I'm def trying this at some point! 
This is how it's done!

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Sep 28, 2010

Work work work

These days it's work work work, constantly on the move from one work-ting to another. Meetings, travels, fun projects, interviews with people and setting up a new studio. It is fun, but I'm about to admit; I'm a little bit tired.
Here I am, on the go.

Sep 27, 2010


This past winter I went to Egypt for a week. I simply needed to see some sun. So did a lot of other charter tourists... Here you have us; europeans in the middle of Sahara, in real connection with the local people. I was fascinated! Charter tourism is something to itself. I might not ever do it again. 

I met this danish mum with her two danish daughters

Do as the locals; wear a head band, aight?

- Hey cutie! Let us take a picture so everyone can see we've been in Sahara!
Can I pat him?
- Look! That's how they live!

Photos by Christina Skreiberg

Sep 25, 2010

The yearly autumn tradition...

Each year some friends of my b-friend arranges what they call høstkultur-tur / autumn-cultural-weekend at Jeløya, which is a few hours from Oslo. We hang out at their cabin for a weekend, eat & drink, and everyone has to bring some sort of cultural contribution. Here's their arty invite, made by Christian Elind!

Sep 23, 2010

Fresh lips!

These luscious orange lips were snapped during New York Fashion Week, by Tommy Ton who runs the super nice blog JAK & JIL.

Photo by Tommy Ton

Sep 21, 2010

My Friend Linn

This is my swedish friend Linn. She lives in Gothenburg, and right now, I'm doing a job in Sweden, and am visiting her for a night as well!

We've known each other for the past six years, since we waitered together at the lovely restaurant Smia Galleri in Oslo. She is super creative and studies medicine, and once in a while I need a good chunk of time spent with her! This picture was taken when she was visiting in Oslo. I'm loving her casual look here. 

This post is the first in what will be a long and hopefully never ending series with portraits of my fantastic friends!

Photo by Christina Skreiberg

Sep 19, 2010

My Poofy Scarves!

Keen on some colourful really nice warm scarves? Then check out! I make these, they are all hand knitted, and they brighten up any gloomy autumn and winter day. 

Photos by Christina Skreiberg

Sep 17, 2010

Amy Hunting in London

I've done a job for Aftenposten, about furniture designer Amy Hunting in London. The wonderful freelance photographer Charlotte Wiig, who is based in London, has taken the nice pix. The piece is in Aftenposten tomorrow. 

Amy is organizing the design exhibition Norwegian Prototypes, which exhibits the work of 14 norwegian designers, and opens in London during London Design Festival. 

From Amy's studio in East London

Photos by Charlotte Wiig

Sep 16, 2010

Summer in Argenteuil

This summer we were a group of friends who rented a house in a tiny town outside Chablis, in France. Our french-norwegian photographer friend Yann owns the lovely place. I still haven't sorted all the pictures, but here's a few. And here's more info about the place!

Buying fresh baguettes every morning

Me & my friend Colleen


Eirik, Victoria and Colleen

Yum yum, straigt from the tree in the garden

Our bikes

Lasse & Joachim

Photos by Christina Skreiberg

Sep 15, 2010

Albrecht Dürer

I find it so amazing that when I interview someone, I'm always getting so much fascinating information and knowledge - sometimes it has little to do with the actual interview, but it doesn't matter cause the person gets to talk about something he/she is really into and I learn somethig unexpected. 

This is one example. I interviewd an artist the other day, and he mentioned how he got such a kick when he first saw artist Albrecht Dürer's woodcut of a Rhinoceros. This was in 1515!  The very detailed image was based on a written description and brief sketch by an unknown artist. Dürer never saw the actual Rhinoceros, which was the first living example seen in Europe since Roman times. 

Dürer's woodcut is not an entirely accurate representation of a rhinoceros. Despite its anatomical inaccuracies, Dürer's woodcut became very popular in Europe and was copied many times in the following three centuries. It was regarded as a true representation of a rhinoceros into the late 18th century. It has been said of Dürer's woodcut: "probably no animal picture has exerted such a profound influence on the arts".

Françoise Hardy

I love the earlier looks of parisian Françoise Hardy. Photographed by François Gragnon. 

Photos by by François Gragnon. 

Sep 13, 2010

Off to Stavanger

I'll be in Stavanger for a couple of days, on a job for Aftenposten. One of my cousins lives there too, so I'll get to hang out with her - yippy. Here's some pix I took last time I was in the colourful town!

Photos by Christina Skreiberg

Sep 12, 2010

Charlotte Linton's Fabric Prints

I'm into fabric prints and am now loving freelance printmaker Charlotte Linton's colourful graphic prints.
Dressed like this, life's never boring!

Photos snapped from Charlotte Linton's website

Sep 11, 2010

Tim Wendelboe

The best coffee in town is from Tim Wendelboe, a micro roastery, a coffee training centre and an espresso bar. It's one of the best barista places in the world actually.
The other day I had this one... a delicate frappe served in a martini glass! 

Photo by Christina Skreiberg

Sep 10, 2010

«Untold Stories» from Kenya

Photographer and colleague, Kai-Otto Melau, has recently published his first book «Untold Stories», with pictures from Kenya. He explains: - It hasn’t rained a drop in the Pokot region of Northwestern Kenya since 2007. The people are starving due to lack of food and water. Diseases are spreading and people are starting to die. Two months before my visit to the area the UN World Food Programme apparently pulled out of the area, leaving 225.000 people without food or any other kind of aid.
«Untold Stories» is a story that didn’t reach the news. Buy the book here!

Photo by Kai-Otto Melau

Sep 9, 2010

Don't miss Pecha Kucha Night in Oslo 2nite!

The line up is nice + I'm presenting!

Matchy matchy from Anntian

 Check out Berlin based Anntian. Ok winter, you can come now! 

Sep 8, 2010

A day at Torgerstuen Cafe - in my mobile office

As mentioned, this month my work days are nomadic, cause of lack of office-space. We've found our new space though, and we're taking it over in october. Until then, Cafe Torgerstuen is one of my "offices". It is my local cafe, just down the road from my flat, and basically serves as my living-room.

I brought my "assistant" Ingvild Telle there, and she has taken the nice pix. She's now in New York on holiday - lucky girl :)

Me, busy smiling & working

Photos by Ingvild Telle

Sep 7, 2010

Ernesto Neto

A solo exhibition with Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto is opening tonight at Astrup Fearnley Museum. Looking forward!

Sep 6, 2010

Buy my red Karen Millen dress!!

I'm selling my fantastic Karen Millen dress. It's a new, unused, drop dead gorgeous lady-in-red-dress. It's super sexy, and I so wished it fitted me! It's size 36, and was bought online a size too small by mistake. 
Any bidders?