It´s a girl


I won´t show you the rest of the bunny but trust me it´s a girl.

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Isabelle´s latest project


You need to check out Isabelle´s latest project.
Along with 4 kids she has decorated this apartment in Stockholm, that is now for sale here! Like everything that Isabelle does this is fun, creative and has so many tasty color that it makes my mouth water.
Read more about it here, on her blog.

And see all the colors from sponser  Beckers right here.



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It might be free but it´s for me


I´ve been really good to myself lately.

You wanna now how?

Well it´s like this. For the last couple of years I´ve been too busy. I´ve said “Yes, sounds fun” to all kinds of projects that has fallen into my lap. It has left me overworked, crabby and tired.
I´m not doing that anymore. Now I only take on work that works for me and my families budget and time.
I´ve become quite good at saying no and it has freed up so much time for me.

Many people are of course not able to do this. Being employed by someone else than yourself is naturally different. But you would be surprised if I told you about how much bullshit stuff that freelancers get themself into because “it sounds fun, or might be good for my carreer”.
To our defence we are in charge of our own income and it can be scary saying no to things that might lead up to some cash. I guess that over time, by trial and error , I´ve learnt how to tell the good stuff from the time-consuming gibberish.

I need time to be bored to function properly.
I need time to stare at my reflection in the mirror while I brush my teeth for a ridiculous long time. I need to do crossword puzzles and sit down with a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle.
And I need to make gifs of myself.

It might be free but it´s for me.

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I don´t read I just look at pictures


As soon as I started to make my own money I started buying picture books. The heavy and glossy kind, by superstar photographers like Leibovitz and LaChapelle.
Very inspireing for a kid like me, who got mesmerized by portraits of celebrities and had her bedroom covered in denim ads.

Every page made me feel so many things, and still do to this day. Sometimes I get the same kind of buzz when a really good song comes on the radio, you know when you start dancing in the seat of your car.
Pictures don´t make me dance but shock me with how much they make me feel. BAAM. KA-POW!

Anyway. Jens bought me this book for my birthday: It´s Martin Schoeller´s “portraits”, that is both glossy, heavy and inspiring.
It´s a great gift for pretty much anyone who like portrait photography or pop culture. Scholler is one of the biggest names in photography and don´t need any presentation, but if this book had been around when I was a kid it would have been on my wishlist. Perhaps you know a kid like that?
His pictures are beeing shown at Fotografiska in Stockholm this fall. Go see them!

Until then here are some pages from the book



Is what my brain says when I look at this picture.


PS: Read about how I became a photogrpher in this post

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Artwork by Jens Grönberg Alternative title: living with Jens Grönberg



Here is the artwork for Siren Song that Jens recently made for Axtone Records.

It´s a label created by Superstar DJ ( I LOVE saying that phrase) Axwell and they are a big part of our buisness. If Jens is not thinking about the next cover he is... Jens is always thinking about the next cover that he is going to make. And I really try to remember to put clothes on before I enter the studio because there is always some Axtone person on skype joining us from London.

When the lable has decided on what track they are releasing next they´ll let Jens know, then he starts to listen to the song over and over again until he comes up with what the cover is going to look like. That also means that the rest of us in this Brandt/Grönberg family hears the song equally as much… At dinner, at night, in the morning through the closed bathroom door. The melody follows Jens around the house like the dust storm follows Pig pen. Usually when the work is done I´m so sick of the track that I need some time away from it (Googling “How To murder a song?”) But some of them lingers with me. This song is one of those, you can play it in the video below, and if you like it I also think you´ll like Falling by Discopolis.



Perhaps this track is better suited for Friday. Not as gloomy.  It´s Destination with Dubvision & Feenixpawl
Viola helped Jens with this cover. We photographed her in the forrest next to our house. (Krageholmsskogen) She plays the part so well… creeping around, being all determinded and mysterious.



This is also Viola, on the beach in Svarte for the cover of Starlight.

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The creative hard core fans of Axtone make their own versions of the covers all the time. Like these. The house music forums speculate in what track will be released next and then they try to design artwork that they think Jens would do. Often they send their work to Jens for a review. It´s so wild. They use lots of the elements that Jens uses for his artwork. Like kids being mezmerised by the sky,  people walking towards things, lots of purle and pink and blue, mysterious objects, nature and more kids. They use the same typo and the Axtone logo to make it look right.

If you want to know more about Jens´work with Axtone you can read more here.
Also the Axtone team has been filming his work process at our house this summer  so hopefully there will be lots more about it soon.

PS: We listen to music all the time. Here are two spotify lists that we´ve made for you! (No house)

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Friday mood

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It´s Friday and Frank is pretty happy about going to daycare with 6 eyes!

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