Interiør og Boligmessen Bergen 2015


Interiør og Boligmessen Bergen 2015.

The Bergen event of the year. Motto; Handmade is the new black.

Thank you!

I returned home to Rosendal feeling inspired. Included. Re-energized. And so much more.

This weekend event wouldn`t have been possible without the visitors, designers, vendors/ companies and their exhibitions stands, craftmen and woman, the event manager Trude Vaaga and her magnificent crew. Atmosphere, creativity and knowledge about handcraft filled the Grieg exhibition area. This years theme, handcraft and handmade, couldn`t have been a better choice!

There are clear tendencies and a attitude change in our society. And increased focus on old handcraft traditions has made room for new designers and others that have known these skills for years. Do it and make it yourself is the new thing. Perfect and mass produced is out. Unperfection and history of the product is in!

I was on a mission this weekend for Interior & boligmessen where I spoke to the crowd from the stage and interviewed various craftmen & relevant interior personalities during the weekend. There was so much to see, and so much to participate in. And so many people to talk to. Old and new.

The lovely national coustume I am wearing in one of the pictures is from Sogn, borrowed from Norsk Flid Husfliden Bergen.  Irene Tørhaug introduced my outfit for the evening. The leather boots, underneath this `bunad` were from Klaveness.

For more info and pictures visit Interiør og Boligmessen Bergen 2015. You find them on facebook too!


12068813_1170301799651317_7186595635095078054_o 12080024_1170233579658139_2946704006449627618_oCongratulations to Dare to Design for winning the prize `Best furniture` for their new supersmart storing system Organize. IMG_585612120205_1170301916317972_1818886111994947466_o12094986_1170232789658218_7489887053325104727_oMy hair was attempted woven for the first time. Weave me away Anne Djupvik Andersen took the challenge. 12087102_1170232759658221_296124178395315223_o At the event you could see handmade and old objects, and newer design. A perfect combination. Remix art and Taken were both represented with their vintage items & interior. Designers and other known faces in Norways world of interior and color were also present; such as Andreas Engelsvik, Ragnhild Wik, Kråkvik & D`Orazio, Per Olav Sølvberg, Einar Nilsson, Kirsten Visdal, Dagny Thurman- Moe, Lisbeth Larsen, Helle Tjaberg, the duo Kneip. Anouk, behind Anouk brands, from the Netherlands. And I must promote one more contributor and her important speach about life, who we are, and why we react how we do. And all these feelings that surround us and our homes. No matter if we want them to or not! ; Irene Nygårdsvik / Spekulatoriet12091207_1170232666324897_958033028224423443_o 12091326_1170232429658254_1259372757189397664_oIn a interview with Marta Kløve Juul, from Osterøy museum, we talked about the process of wool as a raw material to a usable product. And she showed off this amazing multifunctional waterproof wool product made on the Oppstads-weave. Above, Terje Simmenes showed off different wool felting techniques. Visitors were able to try it out themselves in various workshops. 12110009_1170153329666164_8427668049860744162_o12113476_1170232579658239_5141860784708636077_oPaper Me- Hilde Mork by Hilde Mork. Such a lovely and talented lady who makes the most beautiful prints….and new notebook. Arvid Søvik from `Trekunst og dekorasjon`, above, showed off rosepainting and pyrography. 12095014_1170233466324817_3178499245257673754_o 12094752_1170233626324801_3787839961911424330_o 12109918_1170301206318043_7968627825737439137_oMusician and founder of Lysverket restaurant Fredrik Saroea.12087842_1170302099651287_3279137298365627400_o 12109979_1170301309651366_1726885533070898605_o 12138335_1170301246318039_5121101300076242432_oAll photes by: TOVE LISE MOSSESTAD

Visiting the home of Wiinblad


Bjørn Wiinblad. The multitalented danish designer, painter and artist in ceramics. Who started out as a typographer.

Known throughout the world for his colorful art, posters, figurines, poercelain and paintings. And known for his smiling, round, detailed porcelain faces, often woman. And did you know Wiinblad was named Man of the Year in New York in 1985? He acchieved so much during his life.

Recently I had the honour of visiting his beautiful blue house, buildt in 1900. Wiinblad bought it in 1966. This is where he lived, worked and collected. He collected art and historic pieces, and travelled round the world to find them. And he did love collecting!

And this is where he held his amazing dinner parties he was known for. Even Arnold Schwazenegger has been here. Obviously they were good friends! And Arnold loves Wiinblads work.

Wiinblad died in 2006. In his testament he wanted the house to become a museum where his items and his soul could live forever. He demanded everthing to stay exactly the same! Only neccecary renovation aloud!

Today you can visit his amazing home and watch his ceramic designs be painted. Lovely ladies work here handpainting the most decorative items with a steady hand. Decorative, just like Wiinblad liked it to be!

Soon a new collection of vases, mugs, thermomugs, plates and more will be launched! Check it out. For more info press here


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Longing for summer.


Longing for summer.

Warmer weather. Lighter days. Brighter light.

Never showed you this article I wrote!

The charming home of the talented norwegian designer Ragnhild Wik. Earlier one of Wik & Walsøe. Now on her own under the company name Wik Oslo!

Her style is sweet, rustic, vintage, natural and inspiring.

If you didn’t read it in Aftenposten, you can read it HERE

This place is like a dream!