June 24, 2011

Scandinavian attic home - lovely.

This lovely scandinavian attic has so many sweet details. Many lovely objects and personal touches. 

June 23, 2011

Maria Adlersson _ artist

I had an entery a while ago of Maria Adlersson's summer home in Gothenburg, Sweden and now I found some pics of her gorgeous apartment in central Stockholm. So it's needless to mention that this lady must have quite a bit of cash to have these two lovely homes, but she also has something money can't buy. And that's great taste! I really love her artwork in general, both her paintings and art-installations (look at the "empty paint can" -installation in her summer house). In her homes she keeps a sober scandinavian base with white walls and ceilings, wooden floors and uses design items, furniture and artwork to splash in a bit of colour! As far as I know, all the artwork seen in this apartment is hers.

June 20, 2011

Make your own Sushi.

How to make your own sushi.
Making your own sushi isn't as difficult as it seems and not as expensive either. If you don't have much knowledge in fish, I suggest you just to use salmon and tuna as they are the most commonly found and safe raw fish types.
For 21 pieces of Maki sushi and 14 pieces of Nigiri sushi, you will need:
- 3 arcs of Nori seaweed 

- 200g salmon
- 1 avacado
- 2 carrots
- 1 zucchini
- 7 king prawns
- 1,5 cup of rice
- 1 tbs white wine
- 5 tbs vinegar (i used apple vinegar)
- 3 tbs sugar
- soia sauce

Maki sushi:
a)First you need to make the rice: Boil 3 cups of water. Meanwhile wash the rice in cold water. Rince. Put the washed rice into the boiling water. Lower the temperature and put the lid on leaving a small space. When the water has absorbed, it's ready. Don't mix the rice while it's boiling.
b) In a small bowl mix the vinegar, white wine and sugar together until the sugar has been absorbed.
c) mix this liquid with the ready boiled rice. Let it rest while you cut the vegetables..

d) Cut the avacado, carrot and zucchini in thin strips.

e)Cut 2/3 of the salmon into thin strips.

f) place the Nori seaweed with the shiny side down on your placemat. Spread rice onto the seaweed so that it's half a cm thick. Leave the top 2 cm from rice.

g) place the salmon, avacado, carrot and zucchini about 1/3 from the bottom.

h) Wet the top part of the seaweed with water. Start rolling the roll, pressing the whole roll together with the placemat. It should become quite compact. The last part which is wet should stick together with the rest of the roll.

i) Slice the roll into 2 cm thick pieces. It should be 7-8 pieces all in all. You can wet the knife if it gets sticky in order to get nicer clean-cut pieces.

j) a succesfull roll will have the pieces of salmon and other garnisment in the middle. The roll will be quite compact and not fall apart. 

Making Nigiri Sushi is very easy. Simply put a 1-2 spoons of rice into your hands and shape it into a oval ball. Put a piece of salmon over the top and its done! You can also put a king prawn on top of the rice. The prawns on the picture are tiny and didn't really stay on the rice, but it was still yummy.


June 15, 2011

Scandinavian design

This is the home of Swedish artist Maria Adlersson (also known as "Moja") and her family in an area near Gothenburg. A scandanavian approach in its soberness but with playful and colourful artwork and items of design making the whole place personal. There are some real gems when it comes to objects and Moja's artwork is really refreshing.
Photos courtesy of Skönahem.

 The furniture is by danish designer Knud Faerch. The cool stick lamp is from Jonas Bohlin and the painting by "The Wall" is by the artist Maria Adlersson, also known as Moja.
A mediterranean feel to the courtyard with large terracotta pots with lavander and a rustic brick pavement.

The Pez collection is an installation done by the artist Moja.
Moja made the plexiglass artwork with used paint cans. I love this idea and would love to copy it in the future! The sofa is from Vibieffe, metal table by Second Stories, pillows by Kerstin Obly and Anika Reuterswärd.

The artwork made with old paint cans. *love*