lördag 6 februari 2010

A Single Man

All my life I´ve been facinated by people who dare to jump, change direction in life, follow their heart. Therefore I´m impessed by and curious about fashion icon Tom Fords directorial debut A single man. I´m off to see it next Monday, thanks to Moderådet (The fashion council) in Stockholm. It´s been told in articles that large parts of Hollywood laughed when Ford began to work on the film, but now Colin Firth is nominated for an Oscar. Check out the interview below with Tom Ford.

tisdag 26 januari 2010

Happy Old Days

My darling husband is the best at scouting articles from around the world. This one, from New York Times is about aging happily and all the adventures people in their 80ies and 90ies have nowadays while hiking, traveling, flying over the English channel in a single-engine biplane etc. I´ve said it before: 60 is the new 40, 70 is the new 50 and experience and wiseness is the new black.

torsdag 7 januari 2010

Missing New York

Picture taken by my dear friend Maria on our long weekend in NY.

Is creativity divine or a ghost?

I love TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) - a conference, site and a meeting place for creativity, knowledge and great ideas in California. Not to long ago author Elisabeth Gilbert - who wrote the mega hit Eat, Love, Pray - spoke about how to nurture creativity. I watch this for the free thinking, the laughs and because it gives me relief when I struggle with my own writing. Looking forward to read her follow up Commited, that I got for Christmas.

torsdag 31 december 2009

Happy New 2010

Happiness comes in small doses. It´s in the tone of voice you use while talking to a loved one. It´s in the small actions of peace and friendship that we do each day. It´s about honesty and care, watching the sun and breathing still. And it´s about enjoying the moments.
A lot of this is easy to create, if you decide to. My dearest friend and yogi Kia, who lives in Paris with her beautiful family, enjoy meringue-dessert every Friday. From now on, we will too. It´s a new years resolution.

söndag 20 december 2009

Fencing, peace and the climate

So there I am, watching my oldest daughter take her exam in fencing. The room at Djurgårdens fäktförening is worn down but filled with patina and people who live to teach this old, beautiful way of dueling to the next generation.
I watch the walls. They are filled with fencing posters from competitions from the 50:ies up until today - from Mexico, Cuba, the Soviet Union, Sweden, France, the US and Hungary among others. The artwork is amazing. But it´s also amazing that all these competitions have taken place during the cold war, nuclear arms race and times of terror. If people can come together over sports, we should be able to come together to save the planet, I think, with the poor result of the climate summit in Copenhagen in mind.