Archive for October, 2008

early winter, my ©murakami

I was not able to take a photo of the first leaves of fall, but I managed to capture the season’s first snowfall.

Outside our apartment, 8 am, 28 October 08.

After watching a feature on Japanese artist Takashi Murakami on Swedish TV SVT1 two weeks ago, I was urged to order this book published by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. It arrived today from Amazon UK. Containing essays that focus on early works, the development of his characters, and his engagement with global pop culture, ©Murakami is the first comprehensive art book on one of the most important artists and thinkers of our time. The book is also filled with photographs of Murakami’s larger-than-life creation/installations and art works. Murakami is also famously known for collaborating with Louis Vuitton and having created commercially successfully lines such as Monogram Multicolore, Monogram Cerises, Cherry Blossom, Eye Love and recently, the Monogramouflage.

I LVoe!

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a family portrait

Hong Kong, April 12, 2006

Two and a half years later, my family is on a commercial flight to Hong Kong, their first overseas trip again together since I left for Norway in July 2006. I briefly talked to my mom this afternoon, and my brother just sent me a text message a while ago to tell me they’re now at the airport waiting for boarding.

I miss my family. I miss our family outings like this. I would usually book our vacations abroad and prepare an itinerary for everyone. Thus with my departure, it had been a long time coming for them to pack their bags and fly away. My parents were in Shanghai early this year. My brother had his fair share of international travels in between. But never were they traveling together since.

So as of this writing, they’re among the clouds travelling again as a pack. Without me, but with two new additions: my ten-month old niece getting her first taste of travel and their great nanny who’s also become part of the family.

I wish them a fantastic time in Hong Kong and Macau! With lots of love.

jacket lapel detail from LV ss09 men’s runway show

So I was watching the Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2009 Men’s runway show on youtube and I notice these little things dangling from the left-side lapel of this gray jacket. I searched the net and stumbled upon frillr (awesome site! HQ fashion photos heaven!) where I finally saw what those tiny accessories were.

First of all, is it a lapel pin or is it integrated into the jacket’s lapel?

The first one is definitely a shoe. The second one, looking quite ambiguous, seems to be a fossilized fish topview. What do you reckon it is? The attention to details is sharp and these things are awesome! Not too mention that the croc tote on the first guy is exquisite and the whole look is just too cool. I can’t wait to see the Spring/Summer 09 Men’s collection in stores.

I LVoe!

For the full set, click here.

snapshots from algarve, portugal

It has been a month since Knut and I were at the Algarve Coast in Southern Portugal, but it seemed like longer than that. It is so different in Oslo nowadays, what with the chilly temperatures and sporadic rain that comes with the fall season. Long gone are the days when we were feeling the warm Atlantic breeze and brushing fine beach sand off our feet.

Armacao de Pera gave us a relaxing holiday, and we were thankful to have chosen the Pestana Viking Golf & Beach Resort, located at the quieter end of Armacao de Pera. We were away from the bustling crowd and the rows of seemingly rowdy restaurants and bars found in Albuefeira. We had direct access to a beach nestled between cliffs, and we stumbled upon an intimate cove that provided an even quieter respite. During daytime, we’d find ourselves meandering down narrow, charming lanes and walking past whitewashed Moorish architecture typical of the region. At night, we’d explore restaurants for local and international fares, as well as sample the famed Vinho Verde and Port wine. 

The Algarve Region, with its characteristic coastline of dramatic limestone cliffs and beaches, was a picture-perfect subject for photography. Thus, easily filling up my memory card and taking me a long time to select which ones would go into my entry. Finally, here they are and I hope you will enjoy these snapshots of Portugal.

  

  

         

  

 

  

  

Thanks for looking. Until next summer!

prada spring 2009 men’s tote

My Snapshots from Portugal post has been pushed back yet again by the sudden appearance of this hot hot bag. I love this tote from the Prada Spring 2009 Men’s collection, which I first saw at Bagaholicboy’s blog.

I love that it’s all leather and the sheeny ultramarine color paired with those dark brown leather strap details. It’s got character, no? I LVoe love it!

floorfiller: accidental pictorial

Neil and I paid Biancaboo a visit yesterday for dinner before she headed to Gothenburg for a long weekend holiday today. In between dinner and dessert, Biancaboo took out her kickass Canon EOS 450D DSLR camera and Neil and I started modeling some of her Louis Vuitton pieces, including the stunning Speedy Cube from the Show Winter 2008 Collection.

Can you see my Portuguese tan? I LVoe it! Hahaha!

Photography, Louis Vuitton Monogram Shawls and Louis Vuitton Paris Speedy Cube, courtesy of Biancaboo.


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