Friday, September 29, 2006

Leisuring about with coffee

Sitting here with my coffee and newspapers/blogs in the morning I can't help but want to share this great page called Fikapaus (coffee break). Especially this picture is absolutely amazing (and not the right one to see just before going to view a flat on the ground floor!) - the view and the cup itself is the essence of Stockholm to me.

The cup pictured we're lucky enough to own two of (picked up in a charity shop for less then £1 while waiting for a cab). As far as we've been able to establish it's from Gustavsbergs (well worth the trip to if/when you're in Stockholm) and probably made sometime in the 1940's.

The excellent Fikapaus was found via Karin Eriksson (again) - she has one of these blogs that I for some reason don't look at that often, but everytime I do it's incredibly inspiring. (She also posted about the current exhibiton at Nationalmuseum - looks brilliant! and will post about as soon as been to see it)

Thursday, September 28, 2006

City Farms and Community Gardens

Reading this article in the Independent this morning I was again reminded of the need for green spaces in cities (something I missed immensely, and couldn't quite get used to living without, during my years in Old St/London). Strangely enough I lived for years in Stoke Newington, but was never aware of Stoke Newington Farmers' Market. It was only looking for places for little person that I firstly found the great Hackney City Farm (picture) and thereafter a number of different sites where I could've got fresh, locally grown, organic products - as well as supported important projects (if I would've just known at the time!)

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

For Robin

Really like this image posted on Abigail A. Percy who I found through Karin Eriksson whereas Abigail found it through Selvedge Magazine (you know how it goes!) It's by Petra Borner (she's also - amongst other - made a papercut image called Swedish Summer...) Kinda like Selvedge - maybe go on our subscription list together with the Sat Guardian etc etc...?

This sculptural piece found via Karin's page is fantastic! By Cathy Miles