Or at least for a while… Today I’m heading to Los Angeles for work as I finally got my visa. I will be there with Elite Model and I’m so excited to try this out!
I will try to travel back to Iceland as much as I can but in the beginning I will be there for a longer period. I will miss S and Knutur so much but I will at least see S in a month as he’s coming for visit. <3
Yesterday was my last day here and I got some very nice weather so went on a nice and long walk with Knutur.
I will definitely update my blog as much as I can while I’m there, probably gonna be less cooking but many restaurant visits for sure! Perfect for your next travels to L.A.
Það styttist í fyrsta sunnudag aðventu og er því tilvalið að draga fram fyrsta kassann af jólaskrauti í vikunni og að sjálfsögðu að huga að aðventustjakanum í ár. HAF hönnunarhjónin þau Hafsteinn Júlíusson og Karitas Sveinsdóttir hafa hannað glæsilegan kertastjaka sem ég sé fyrir mér sem hinn fullkomna aðventustjaka í ár sem má síðan nota allan ársins hring. Stjaki er minimalískur og töff svona óskreyttur en einfalt er að sjá fyrir sér endalausa möguleika að skreytingum, ég veit að minnsta kosti hvernig ég myndi skreyta hann.
“Stjaki er einfaldur en margnota kertastjaki sem hannaður er bæði fyrir venjuleg kerti og sprittkerti. Stjaki er hugsaður fyrir öll tilefni og gaman er að skreyta hann eftir árstíðum. Passa þarf uppá að fara aldrei frá honum með logandi kertum, líkt og við á um aðra kertastjaka. Stjaki er gerður úr stáli sem er pólýhúðað og hönnun og öll framleiðsla fer fram á Íslandi.” HAF.
Ljósmyndir: Gunnar Sverrisson
Fyrir áhugasama þá fæst Stjaki í Epal og í Rammagerðinni.
Finally the Lulla Doll is available on the Icelandic market and I can’t wait to have one for our twins. Many twin moms that I’ve talked to say the key to “staying sane” with twin newborns is to time them together with sleep and food. I am really hopeful the Lulla Doll will help us get the babies to sleep at the same time ;)
The Lulla Doll is an Icelandic invention and has eight hour soothing sounds of real-life breathing and heartbeat. It helps the child fall asleep and the baby follows the breathing and heart pace of the doll, which gives the baby a secure and safe sleep. The Lulla dolls design is based on scientific research and they’ve are a great success in USA and Australia.
The Lulla Doll costs 12.900isk and is available here
I am so happy to share with you the good news about a new Icelandic jewelry designer – Þórhildur Þrándardóttir the woman behind Viðja jewelry.
Þórhildur has been helping me in the store on and off. One day I asked her where she got her earrings, she told me she made them herself and that she was taking classes in jewelry design. I was amazed how perfect they where and that they in fact are made out of sterling silver, as I am allergic to nickel I find it hard to get nice affordable sterling silver jewelry. I encouraged Þórhildur to take her interest one step further and make more jewelry under her own name and of course also had to ask her if I could buy one pair for myself ;)
I have now been wearing my earrings everyday for two weeks and I love them! Looking forward to see what Viðja jewelry will make next and I wish Þórhildur all the best in her new career.
A couple of weeks back I rented a photo studio to take new product images for Petit, the studio is located next to Hring efir hring showroom in Skipholt. I always have Nova with me if I am away working on project myself, it is nice to have her company and she is sleeping somewhere. After I was done with all the photographing for Petit I took the opportunity to snap some pictures of Nova :)
I asked beautiful Steinunn Vala that is the designer behind Hring efir hring if I could borrow some necklaces as accessories in the pictures. She was really feeling the idea and we both started to play-around with Nova as a model. I personally love their jewelry and the images came out so nice and now I have to print one out in larger size to have framed at home :)
My morning started in Studio Snilld – Hafnarfjörður for a morning coffee with the very talented artist Heiðdís Helgadóttir.
Heiðdís studio is warm and welcoming just like the host and her cosy dog Elisabet (she’s so Fluffy!!)
Me and Heiðdís have been meeting up a couple of times lately and today we finalized our first collaboration together! Heiðdís has created a letter collection for Petit, it is beautiful hand-drawn leaf letters that will fit nicely in any home! I am so in love with every letter and they are the perfect mix between warm and minimalistic. I am also excited to have a big Þ (for Þóra) framed in our daughters room.
The collection is limited and all drawings hand signed by Heiðdís. The leaf letter collection will be released online and in store on Saturday the 23rd of May at 11:00 – HERE
Hönnunarmars er í fullum gangi og þó að ég hallist meira að tískunni hef ég gríðarlega gaman af íslenskri hönnun, ofsalega skotin í SO BY SONJA kertastjökunum. En auðvitað komst ég ekki hjá því að spotta 2 ”fashionistas” ..einnig hitti ég tvær trendsnilla.