Wednesday, May 27, 2009


How do you best display your work and skills when you are a bit in between words and pictures?
Somewhere a bit undefined in your career.
And there is no red thread in your work...

Should it be strict and organized?
Dynamic and flimsy?
Graphic and creative?

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


I still love this lamp I designed in my 2:nd year of Design School. My teacher didn't.
I'm so happy it still works and that it's hanging in my sisters bedroom in the fancy nice apartment that finally does justice to my light source.

So I suppose that sometimes, once in a while, I do get good ideas...

Sunday, May 24, 2009

A green man and my sis

Cant decide if the Hulk or Lina is coolest?!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Sick and tired of paradise

Tomorrow I'm going back to Mara. Has been a while. I'm not excited. Not looking forward.
It used to be the opposite. It used to be paradise.

How did it stop to be a place to breathe and live?
When did I stop to love it?

Need to find a new paradise.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


What do you give to one of your best friends on his 30th birthday?
A tie? Boring, he must have 50 already as he wears it to work every day.
Cuff links? I'm not a cuff link kind of girl..have no clue whats hot...
Something for the house? He is not that domestic...

My friend is funny, warm, loving, clever and ambitious. He is earth grounded and sees through superficial stuff. He is sensible and a real rock.

I got him two books. I love getting books. I bough one funny one and one more serious but totally interesting book I have read and loved. And a cute handmade card with an ostrich on.

Happy birthday my fantastic friend!
Love you!

Friday, May 15, 2009

That was wayyyy to serious for a Thursday

I want to feel as cute and playful as a MONKI t-shirt

My last post, yes, was a bit melodramatic and serious.
Today Im totally mindset on not falling down in that existential future "what will happen" hole.
Its a awfully sunny pretty day outside and its Friday.

Thursday, May 14, 2009


Today...the future scares me again.
I'm not sure what I will do, work with and make a living.
Just to dream is not so easy today.

I know there is something, got to be something, that I will rock at doing. That I will be passionate about again. But right now my current job is making me feel like sleeping, hiding or run far away. I simply don't like it anymore.
I suppose thats natural.

Time to move on...I have said it before...and I want to keep on repeating it. Until I lift myself up and do something about it.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Here I haven been rating about how organized and well structured Sweden is....only to go on a "start your own business introduction" by our tax authority and be totally beaten down by the complexity.

I like to believe that Im a fairly smart chick. I like to believe that Im at least just as smart as others with their own small firms. So how hard can it possibly be?

But after 3 hours of taxes, VAT, declaration forms and different scary tax related words...Im lost.

And the biggest question is; how the hell does anyone manage to have a profitable business when the state eats most of your revenue anyway?

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Whats good lookin here is not really all that special somewhere else

When you get to go to a high tech developed country about once a year you will find lots of interesting things that seems unique, awesome, funky and right out unnecessary.
Im amazed (still) by the speed of internet, spotify, playstation filled with cool stuff, that the amount of fake blondes is still the same, the price of a latte in any café and of course the fashion slaves.

I somehow understand them a bit. It is easy and maybe sometimes tempting, to fall into the trend boxes and get high on a new style. Hey, most of us like to dress up a bit so we feel pretty, special and new. But what I dont get is to the extent a huge amount of women here follow the fashion trends, no matter how silly they are. You walk down the street and cant help but staring at some... let me tell you this; not all people have the right legs for skinny jeans, not all skin types goes well with the colour yellow, and not all dogs like to be carried in your handbag.

What was my poin...ehhhmm, then when it comes down to me..of course Im sucked in a little bit. I feel and touch some cool hip clothes in the store. I try some on sometimes. But I almost always realize. They are not me. And they are definitely not Kenyan me. And so I let it be and I long to be back at home. Where my style rocks. And where my flip flops never go out of fashion.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

This place is so organized

Its almost like the government has put post-its on all your thoughts and offers you free consultations on what to make for dinner...almost...

Thursday, May 7, 2009


A unexpected visit to Sweden. And so Im here. Its rainy and a bit cold, compared to Africa at least. But somehow that weather is refreshing.
Im staying with my darling sister and her boy. They live in this fantastic apartment...humongous! To sit down in the sofa and realize you forgot your juice in the kitchen is a pain in the behind because its like a minor marathon just getting to the kitchen and back again...
Wooden floors squeaking under my feet. A cozy kitchen where me and Lina made chicken dinner last night. Lazying in the sofa in the evenings watching silly TV programs on their huge flatscreen.

I know I know that I have said I dont want a life in a Swedish way...I dont want to do the normal things and live a pointless life. But I would not mind having an apartment like this.