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The personal blog of Torunn Grønbekk

Monthly Archive: April 2011

Monday

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April 2011

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Colenimo A/W 2011

Written by , Posted in Style

Colenimo released a preview of their A/W collection on Twitter the other day, and I think it’s brilliant! Inspired by “pioneering female pilots of the early 20th Century”, it’s having me seriously considering wearing pants again. Take a look:

The Garden project

Written by , Posted in My House

I love my house. About three years ago, we bought it from my grandmother, and have been refurbishing it ever since. It’s taken a long time, but I am so happy with the way it has turned out.

While we have done everything thinkable to fix, update and finalize the house, the garden has gone unattended, leaving it in a sad state. Trucks, diggers and heavy equipment had more or less destroyed what was even likeable about it to begin with. I always felt bad about that, and it was therefore with great joy and enthusiasm that we began work on the garden last week.

Since the garden is such a huge topic, I’ll keep updating the blog with our progress. For now, take a look at a massive work-in-progress:

(This will hopefully be a lowered seating area. For now, it’s just a hole in the ground)

(Welcome to Norways biggest sandbox! Needless to say, Maja is ecstatic!)

Monday

25

April 2011

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Divine Carousel

Written by , Posted in Art, Work

I love digital painting, but I rarely take the time to actually do it. However, I really wanted to enter the freestyle graphics compo at The Gathering this year, so I decided to finish a picture I started a few months ago: Divine Carousel.

It was fantastic doing something creative and totally uncommercial for once, and I’m quite happy with the result as well:

(You can see the full-size version here. :)

The quality-level in the competition was absolutely stunning, and you should really check out the rest of the entries (especially Babe Runner, the winning entry – such amazing goddamn work by Anne-Marte Markussen).

If you’re interested you can find all the entries here, and the full results.

Tuesday

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April 2011

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Mint Siren

Written by , Posted in Lingerie

How come I haven’t heard of Mint Siren before? I stumbled upon the brand today and I’m quite excited. Love the little leather details..

Friday

15

April 2011

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Lovely reads: Dustjacket Attic

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Dustjacket attic is one of my favorite inspiration blogs. I rarely have the patience for fashion magazines, but I do love the editorials and DA has collected the best of the best in one place. Take a look!

Furiously happy

Written by , Posted in Life

I was supposed to do a hat-of-the-week post today, but you can’t really see the details of the hat so I’ll just do a yay-it’s-finally-spring-halleluja-post instead. It’s been snow here – and lot’s of it – since october (!), and I gotta tell you: it’s been tough. I’m just as used to long winters as your next Norwegian gal, but this one has been brutal. It was therefore with a great sense of childish wonder and joy that I stepped outside today with bare arms and ridiculously impractical shoes and embraced the wonder that is spring.

Flashbax)

Wednesday

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April 2011

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Tattoo photography

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There’s something to be said about the combination of great photography and tattoos. I’m really looking for smaller tattoos at the moment, but I keep getting distracted by lovely imagery:


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