Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Coffee and studio pics








I'm starting this week with coffee pictures and some close-up pics from the studio. Sweden is so dark and gloomy right now. But during these days it is rather nice to be able to stay inside and create a cosy atmosphere with lightning and lots of coffee here in the studio.

I hope you all had a great start of the week.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Christmas fika

Christmas fika
Christmas fika
Christmas has already started in Gothenburg. All the stores have already sort of jumped the gun when it comes to Christmas decorations, flowers and food for this festive season and all of the streets are covered in Christmas lightning.

As some of you already know there isn't really an English word that describes the Swedish word "fika" so very well. The closest one is "having coffee". So I will just go ahead and use the Swedish word. Today I had my first Christmas fika this year - coffee and a saffron bun! I wasn't really planning on getting into a Christmas mood until the 1st of December, but I guess I just couldn't wait :)

I hope you are having a great Saturday.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Pink carnations

Carnations
My pink carnations are singing on their last waltz now. They have lasted for three weeks though! I've come to discover that they are sweet and beautiful flowers to have around and so long lasting. When I was younger I didn't really like them. Some say they are "filler flowers" and I thought that too for a while, but then a few years ago it was as if I suddenly had a newfound love for them.

My grandmother liked carnations too, she would often have little bouquets of them in her home. And my mother carried red ones in her wedding bouquet when she married my dad.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

I found a bear


In the end of the summer I found a wooden bear. He was a little damaged - the varnish was gone, some paint from his nose was on his cheek and he was in two pieces when I spotted him at a place in Gothenburg that sells damaged goods. He had been rescued from a warehouse that had been filled with water due to a flood in Copenhagen this summer.

The bear is new and made out of oak and maple. He was designed by Kay Bojesen, who also designed the wooden monkey in the picture. The monkey is rather old and made out of teak and limba. My dad had him as a kid and later on he gave him to me when I was a child.

The bird is made out of teak and pine. Unlike the bear and the monkey who functions mainly as design objects, he is a utility object - because he has a corkscrew hidden inside :) I found him in a vintage store a few years ago. His hairdo reveals that he might be a woodpecker. I'm not sure who designed him, even though I think he resembles the bear and the monkey a lot - apart from the eyes :)

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Happy weekend!


I hope you are having a lovely Saturday so far. It's a beautiful and sunny November afternoon here in Gothenburg today. I'm celebrating it with coffee and jazz :)

Have a great weekend. See you soon!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Up The Wooden Hills A/W 11 collection on Etsy

Lucy kaftan - A/W 11
A/W 11
Photography by Beata Rydén
Model: Hanna Lindblad
Styling: Lisa Marie Andersson


Hi everyone,
I hope you are having a great Friday! I'm very happy to tell you that Up The Wooden Hills Autumn/Winter 11 collection is also available on Etsy now.

Visit the Etsy shop here. I hope you enjoy!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Fabriken - Part II

Fabriken
Photography by Up The Wooden Hills

I hope you enjoyed the first part of pictures from Fabriken. Here is the second part. So many wonderful things, it was hard to decide what to photograph. I think I could have walked around there for hours and still discover new things.

Many thanks again to Louise and Johan for letting me take these pictures and share them with you!

Fabriken
Fabriken
Fabriken
Fabriken
Fabriken
Fabriken
Fabriken
Fabriken
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Fabriken
Fabriken

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Fabriken - Part I

Fabriken
Photography by Up The Wooden Hills

Louise Friestedt and Johan Larsson both have a great sense when it comes to finding beautiful things and started to collect vintage items many years ago. In October last year they opened the store Fabriken (english translation: The Factory) with a range of furniture, furnishings and clothing from 1900 to now. Fabriken is located in a beautiful space at Ekedalsgatan in Majorna, the vest part of Gothenburg. Last week I had a chance to stop by before closing time to take some pictures.

Fabriken's environment is very welcoming, cosy, beautifully decorated and artfully arranged, with nice carpets, pretty garlands in each window and pendants and chairs hanging from the ceiling. The shop is filled with all sorts of old and new treasures worth saving up your pennies for - dining groups, beautiful chairs, vintage leather bags, big neon letters, Burberry coats, brogues, cufflinks, school posters, cookie jars, toys, maps of the world, men's shirts, pretty photo frames, porcelain figures, wooden animals, vases and clocks among other things.

Fabriken
Fabriken
Fabriken
Fabriken
Fabriken
Fabriken
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Fabriken
FabrikenGreta - Louise and Johan's lovely dachshund.

If you live in Gothenburg or plan to visit the city you should definitely stop by Fabriken and say hello!
Address: Ekedalsgatan 16, 414 66 Gothenburg.
Go by tram #11 to tram stop: Majvallen

More pictures from Fabriken in the next blog post.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Five pictures from an autumn day





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Hello!

Today I'm celebrating a beautiful sunny autumn day by sharing some pictures here from my home/studio. I hope you all had a great start of this week :)

The print on the wall on picture 3 is made by Elisabeth Dunker.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Up The Wooden Hills Autumn/Winter 11 - Nora blouse

Nora blouse - A/W 11
Nora blouse - A/W 11
Nora blouse  - A/W 11
Nora blouse - A/W 11
Nora blouse - A/W 11
Photography: Beata Rydén
Model: Hanna Lindblad
Styling: Lisa Marie Andersson

Nora blouse

Composition: 100% cotton, Tana Lawn
Liberty print: "Nina"
Colour palette: Ecru, purple, green

About Nora:
Simple neckline, buttons at front, 1/2 sleeves, ruffled part at the bottom.

Available sizes:
XS, S, M & L
Available as made to order here.

*Additional details: Hanna wears a pink pleated skirt from Monki (S/S 11).