A little nouveau

The personal blog of Torunn Grønbekk

Monthly Archive: August 2010

Sunday

29

August 2010

4

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O Brother, Where Art Thou?

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Whenever my brother comes to visit, there are two things that you can be sure of happening: 1) we’ll inevitably end up watching at least 20 episodes of some geeky TV-show (Star Trek: The Next Generation is the current favourite), and 2) lovely guitar-music will fill the house most of the day, which is probably the nicest thing in the world, especially when the player got both talent and taste:

And another one:

Crazy talented!

Sunday

29

August 2010

1

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Thursday

26

August 2010

3

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Thursday

26

August 2010

1

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Goodbye August

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I’ve always associated August with my dear cousin Ida’s birthday. We grew up as neighbours and spent most of our childhood together…

Monday

23

August 2010

6

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Äppelkriget (The Apple War)

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Äppelkriget (The Apple War) is a 1971 Swedish comedy-drama directed by Tage Danielsson, and one of my all time favourite movies. It’s a celebration of life and nature with lots of excellent comedic refrences to norse mythology, nazi-germany and swedish stereotypes.

The plot is something like this:

From IMDB: A German business man, Volkswagner, comes to Österlen in the south of Sweden to build Deutschneyland, a gigantic amusement park for German tourists. The local councillors and the member of parliament are all in favour of the idea, although it will turn vast areas into parking lots for cars. The Lindberg family does not like the idea and with the help of a little magic, they start scheming against it.

The main female character is played by the absolutely wonderful Monica Zetterlund and I used to idolize her character Anna Lindberg when I was younger.. I mean, she’s a witch, she’s cute, smart and has magnetic trousers, who wouldn’t want to be her?

The music is composed by Evert Taube (who also make a small cameo in the film) and it sets the mood excellently throughout the movie. Feel free to enjoy:

My Mucha tattoo

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A few weeks ago my sister and I went to Moss to get tattooed by the talented Electric Linda. My sister got her gypsy pin-up, and I got a lovely Mucha-piece (ofc) on my back. I must say I really love how it turned out!

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As with all large tattoos you can’t really do the details justice with just one picture, so here are two close-ups: