Archive | September 7, 2011

Dos Visits Hej-Regina in Malmö, Sweden

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I´ve been wanting to photograph this home for a long time. And this week it finally happend. Agnes, or you might know her by her blog alias “Hej Regina“, sent me a mail saying that they are moving and asked if I could take the pictures for the upcoming sale. A gladly excepted.

The sun was shining upon the city of Malmö that day, the birds were chirping and people moved slowly on the sidewalk were I parked. A couple stopped for a kiss right beside me as I called Agnes to buzz me up. Agnes let me in and then continued to work on her macbook in the kitchen as I walked around clicking my camera at everything that caught my eye.
Agnes has so many thrifty and creative solutions in her home and I´m def. stealing a few of them. Like the cloud carpet by the door, the empty globe decorated with triangles and I need to get a indoor hammock asap.

Have a look I think you´ll like this home!

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One loveseat and one IKEA Karlstad sofa. Notice how she´s raised two of the bookshelfs from the floor with a base and left one on the floor.

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…here is a closer look.

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Cabinet marked by old stickers.
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DIY decor behing the headboard.

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DIY cloud carpet and vinyl triangles on the tile.

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Love the masking she´s done here. And see more of the board here!

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Kitchen facing the backyard.

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I forgot to ask Agnes what song this is.

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Thank you for having me over.
Good luck with the new house.

You can see a few more pictures on the brokers ad, click here!

And follow Agnes blog here!

Photos By me, Jenny Brandt

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Life in Jenny´s garden

jennyfromdosfamily2-5374We are keeping it real in the garden these days. It´s so pretty and nice here right now, and warm, finally.

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Some are alive and kickin, others are slowly but surley moving towards the grave.

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On top of the burger place.

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The door to our studio is getting darker.

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Wednesday Morning – and some Justin

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It is so warm and nice today. We need to go to the beach as soon as we are done working.

But first let´s watch the “Where Are U Now” video (that FINALLY came out yesterday) 30 times together.
Such a great freaking song.

 

Now all I need is for the Feeling myself video to get on Youtbe and then I´m all good.

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Monday Morning

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Good morning.
This weekend was spent sorting, selling and getting rid of stuff.

I went through our house like a tornado, looking for things to sell, leaving nothing untouched. I sorted books, toys, clothes and various boxes with random things. (Since Frank has seen Toy Story 2 he is terrified for his toys at this very moment). Viola and I sold some things at a local fleamarket, you know the kind where you set up your own table. We made 1000 sek (about 100 dollars). That really whet my appetite and encouraged me to continue. Back home I started listing things online, and one thing after another got sold.

Such a satisfying feeling. I´ve been putting this off for years.

(S I D E T R A C K)
WOW! Do you know what just happend?! As I´ve told you before I´m currently listening to . Erkin Koray – Türkü while I work. This has become quite a routine for me and now I really crave that Turkish melody as I´m working. And you know how Youtube randomly chooses videos for you that resembles what you´ve searched for, right? well now youtube played me this tune Mazhar Ve Fuat, that I´ve never heard before but I sure as hell have heard it sampled, in Action Bronson´s marvellous Easy Rider. (That I wrote about here)
(I know a little googling could have told me about this sampling, but it was a nice surprise to have it just turn up on me like this)

Sorry about the sidetrack from my original post but blogging is just like life, it can throw you in an unexpected direction.
So here you go: Action Bronson´s Easy Rider, a treat for the ear and the eye.

 

 

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Picking up some TVs

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Viola and I took a little roadtrip today. I had “won” 3 old TV-sets on an online aution and I had to pick them up in Sjöbo. It´s about 30 minutes ride from our house. I brought my camera along and we stopped here ant there and posed for pictures in the summer sceanary. jennyfromdosfamily2-5349

It was so worth it. Just look at them- so cute. They can´t pick up any of our modern channels but we are going to hook them up with some old console, like the Nintendo NES.

PS. This week I´m playing this song a lot. Erkin Koray – Türkü

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Our next door beekeeper

jennyfromdosfamily2-3596-3Our neighbour is a beekeeper. He let me take some pictures of his bees last week.
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Workers and drones.

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The buzzing from the bees makes a pretty soundtrack to our landscape.

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Honey in the basement. Sweet

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Space saver – combine a wardrobe and a staircase leading up to a ceiling hammock

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Today I want to show you the makeover we did when we turned our office into Viola´s room. The room has a high ceiling with visable beams. In other words perfect for a hammock-like nest. Or as Isabelle would say: “It would be a crime NOT putting a net up there”
The room is very small and the only place we could fit a wardrobe was on this very wall, so I decided to combine a staircase with the wardrobe, built from left-over kitchen cabinets, ikea dressers and MDF boards.

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This is the before picture: Our office. (such a mess)

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We emptied the room and gathered all the furniture from the basement that we could use. (The 3 white cabinets used to be a part of our old kitchen in our old apartment, and the 2 small dressers are ikea Malm bedside-tables)

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Then we built the wardrobe/staircase around them. We bought 3 cabinet doors from Ikea (it was cheaper than MDF board) for 3 units. At the end we made a small stepping stool also out of MDF. Lastly we added steps on top. jennyfromdosfamily2-3333-3

Viola and I decorated the inside of the wardrobe with a cute role of wallpaper that we found at a fleamarket.jennyfromdosfamily2-3337-3 jennyfromdosfamily2-3339-3jennyfromdosfamily-08

My dad, the car-painter painted all the fronts for us in the color Lindblomma from Beckers. And we painted the steps with Körsbärsblom from Beckers. (they work so well together)
The wallpaper did not last all the way so one cabinet got a splash of watermelon pink inside. Color Vattenmelon from Beckers.

The net is from ScanCord and the soft wall to wall carpet is from Mässinteriör and the wall is painted with chalckboard paint.

PS: Viola´s room was featured in our (mine and Iabelle´s) book Room for Kids.
PS2: Want more kid room inspo? Check out Isabelle´s show here !

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What about the garden?

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Well let me tell you. It´s been pouring down the last month here in Sweden and everything is soaked and pretty depressing in the garden.
And sure, flowers need water to grow but hey, they need some freaking sun as well. Anyway here are some old, but sunnier posts from my garden:
Garden stuff easy as 1-2-3
Garden stuff easy as 4-5-6

PS: Viola, above, is wearing a headpiece from her grandmother Christin´s garden (that somehow always look great, just like Viola.)

 

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Life At Jenny´s house

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The kids spent the midsummer with their friends and we were able to take som pictures of them in their flower wreath. Today I´m working, it´s raining outside and the sound of “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” is keeping me company.

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Midsummer weekend at our house

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Have a nice midsummer weekend.
See you monday.

 

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House for sale in our area

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Wanna move to Skåne, Sweden?
Then check out this sweet house in our area. When the family decided to sell they asked me to take the pictures for the realtor, so I did.
It´s built in 1927, it has a really nice garden and it´s a 10 minute walk to the ocean.
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Pantyhose

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Don´t have that much to say today, but I need to show you these Disney pantyhose.

 

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Photographing The Catalog of Swedish brand Geggamoja

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Twice a year I photograph for the Swedish kids brand Geggamoja. One collection for summer and one for winter. Over the years I´ve found some really wonderful kids that are kind enough to help me out during these sessions. Right now I´m in the middle of  shooting the Spring/Summer catalog of 2016 and this weekeend I´ll have a total of 15 kids + parents in the studio.

I can´t show you the pictures from this week, but here are a few from the previous catalogs I´ve done for Geggamoja.
So many cool kids.

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The winner of the Diana F+

Congratulations to LENE , the winner of our  Diana F+ with Flash Explorer Nocturne Edition giveaway. Brought to you by Lomography.

 

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I want to thank everyone who entered for all your great comments.

Have a nice weekend.

 

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A golden Magis Puppy at Reform Furniture

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Hey! Remember my spray painted robots? and our golden My Little Pony castle?
Yesterday I saw another golden transformation. I went to Reform Furniture in Lund where the owner Sandra had painted her Magis´Puppy in gold.

So beautiful.

Sandra is so cool and has such an awesome home. I told her her home looks like something Tony Montana would live in. I´ll show you more later.
You should follow Sandra on Instagram @reformfurniture

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Good Night

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This is what our yard looks like at sunset. I took a stroll with my camera in my PJ´s and now I´m off to bed. Good night.

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Instagram

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Just want to make sure you all know I´m on Instagram.  @jennyfromdosfamily
Such a great place to hang out together. Come say hi!

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Where do babies come from?

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I´m so sick and tired of telling them so this is my new sassy answer to their old tedious question:
“So mom… refresh my memory, where do babies come from again?”

“BAAM!”

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Enter to win a camera from Lomography – Ended

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UPDATE: The Giveaway has ended. Ckick to see the winner.

Good Morning!

It´s Monday! And here´s a nice giveaway for you guys brought to you by Lomography.
Enter to win a Diana F+ with Flash Explorer Nocturne Edition. This is such sweet looking camera that shoots with 120 mm film. My friends over at Lomography suggested that this camera will be a good fit for my creative DosFamily readers, and I agree. Perfect for bringing along on your upcoming summer events. Read more about the camera here.

Here is how to enter the giveaway:
Leave a comment below, follow Lomography on Facebook and signup for their newsletter  a winner will be randomly selected on Friday June 12th.
Open to Europeen residents only.

Winner will be announced and contacted by email on Friday the 12th 

 

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Diana F+ with Flash Explorer Nocturne Edition
With a copper color scheme and a starry night sky design, this special edition camera features our protagonist the handsome wolf: A caring companion and a fearsome explorer. Like the classic Diana F+, the Explorer Nocturne takes lovely medium format photos and is compatible with the Diana F+ lens and accessory system. A flash is included and you can play around with the unlimited multi exposures and use the B setting for light paintings!

Good Luck!

 

 

 

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Weekend birthday party

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Jens and I´ve been playing hooky from work today, getting suff ready for Viola´s 10th birthday, this weekend. We are so excited about this magic number. Got her a pretty good gift that will blow her away (at least that´s what we think). I´ll show you next week. jennyfromdosfamily-1505

I love shopping with Jens, but he says that it´s more work to bring me than it is to bring the kids. jennyfromdosfamily-1503

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Now we have som wrapping to do.

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Have a nice weekend

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Dear Diary, Dear Facebook Diary

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I have a diary. I fill it with things that´s happened in my daily facebook feed.

I write down what people are talking about, what they are linking to and being outraged over. Mostly stuff that stands out and gets linked by many, like the Emma Watson UN Speech, but also random cat videos, heroic acts and missing people.
Imagin in 50 years or so, I´m in a rocking chair reading my facebook diary for my grandkids.
I´ll tell them that in October 2014 Facebook was mostly about Ebola, inappropriate Halloween costumes for kids and lots of discussions whether or not Twin Peaks is coming back. It really got out of hand after David Lynch´s tweet “That gum you like is coming back in style”.

I´ll tell them about how Kimmy broke the internet in November of 2014 and how her beloved Caitlyn Jenner broke it again in June 2015.jennyfromdosfamily-1471

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Here are some other random post I find in it:
20/5 2015 – Lots of links to the Justin Bieber -  Carpool Karaoke video with James Corden. I was already a Beliber when the carpool video came so I was very excited.

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Close to Christmas Facebook reminded us how to recycle tea-lights with the shocking headline “YOU ARE DOING IT WRONG!”. Put your trust into Facebook, she is always there to guilt-trip you about what you eat, what your kids eat and how your lack of excercise will ruin you. and other stuff like that.

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But even though Faceboook is such a goody-two-shoes I really like spending time there.

Thank you Facebook for giving my brain a well deserved break several times a day, keeping me informed about the latest Kardashian gossip, and showing me the best and worst of Youtube.  Also I´ve found an old friend who I chat with so frequently we even have our menstrual cycles synchronized now.
(Insert the emoji of two girls dancing, each wearing a leotard and bunny ears. You know the one.)

 

 

 

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Pictures of me from the studio

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I´ve been thrifting stuff for our new studio. One of the things I´ve bought is this sculpture / plate och a girl. Don´t know where I´m going to hang it yet though.
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Not only have I been thrifting I´ve also been busy working. Right now I´m shooting the 2016 catalog for Swedish brand Geggamoja. Can´t show you any of the clothes yet but this soft fella is already online.

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A bug on the blog

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Hey!

This is how my family looked this weekend when I asked them to pose for me.
Frank is not having it, Jens is looking stern and Viola is as always so relaxed. By the way, that´s her soccer outfit. She loves soccer and wants to go to practise even though it´s raining cats and dogs (like it did yesterday)
Also: I´ve had some problems with my blog server for the last couple of days. Hopefully everything should be back working as usual now. That´s why I haven´t been blogging as frequently as I usually do.

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Last weekend of May

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Just checking in to show you this little witch that´s hanging out with me this weekend.
See you later.

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