From English to Norwegian, from List of lights to Morgentaake

June 21, 2013 § Leave a comment

I´ve decided to start writing in Norwegian, and I´ll do so at the address Morgentaake (morning fog). Thanks for all contact here at the list of lights, and welcome to read (you could try google translate it) Norwegian, or just watch the images I´ll post, at Morgentaake.



The beginning of my family tree

April 24, 2013 § 1 Comment

I’ve started working on my family tree, can’t wait to put in all the names and portraits. Fun for quiet evenings.

Private road

April 23, 2013 § Leave a comment

Private road. Sometimes the content of a message is less interesting than the packaging and surroundings. By the way, “private” doesn’t necessary mean “keep out”. It could mean “coffee at the kitchen table”. (We use this road all the time …)

Pimpin up the annual report

April 4, 2013 § Leave a comment

An annual report doesn’t have to look as boring as it often is I thought, and drew some chaptering drawings. We’ll see if it helps.

They have me, again

April 2, 2013 § Leave a comment

From top left: Band of Brothers, Game of Thrones, Girls, Mildred Pierce, Six Feet Under, Newsroom, The Sopranos, The Wire, Vikings.

From top left: Band of Brothers, Game of Thrones, Girls, Mildred Pierce, Six Feet Under, The Newsroom, The Sopranos, The Wire, Vikings.

I´m soon to be a true HBO fan. So much great – and diverse – stories told at one place. After a couple of Vikings-episodes I thought it was good but maybe not something I´d necessarily watch everything of. But tonight after episode 5 I´m lost. It is very captivating. The actors didn´t interest me much until this fifth episode, I needed to get to know them it seems. Now I´ve done some reading and I found that Ragnar Lothbrok is played by an Australian, Travis Fimmel. I have a soft spot for Australians after living in Sydney for a couple of years. His character is quite fascinating. So is the young monk Athelstan played by George Bladgen, and Floke played by Gustaf Skarsgård. And I really love that the shield maiden Lagertha (Katherine Winnick) is at least as tough as the men.

I also highly recommend The Newsroom. It´s not many episodes (I suppose more are in the making?) but the ones made give a fascinating insight in a stressful office filled with interesting people. Game of Thrones is my favourite at the time although The Wire stands for me as the best series made as a whole so far. That was like reading five extremely good books.

I love this life of streaming, soon all my DVD´s will find their way down to the storeroom to join all my CD´s I guess. Streaming and an old fashion record player of vinyl, that would be perfect.

A light exists in spring

March 31, 2013 § Leave a comment


A light exists in spring
Not present on the year
At any other period.
When March is scarcely here

A color stands abroad
On solitary hills
That science cannot overtake,
But human naturefeels.

It waits upon the lawn;
It shows the furthest tree
Upon the furthest slope we know;
It almost speaks to me.

Then, as horizons step,
Or noons report away,
Without the formula of sound,
It passes, and we stay:

A quality of loss
Affecting our content,
As trade had suddenly encroached
Upon a sacrament.

Emily Dickinson


This is not a fashion blog

March 30, 2013 § Leave a comment

No cabin, oranges, sunglasses or fancy gear, but perfect weather and silky tracks.

Art it up: Mihoko Ogaki illuminates us with her moving light sculptures

March 26, 2013 § Leave a comment



Mihoko Ogaki, from Toride Japan is a thing of wonders. Her newest series, “Milky Way-Breath” consists of sculptures of decaying bodies whose reflected light creates beautiful images of stars and night skies. This installation, this idea of rebirth and cycles, how death can create life and vice versa, is something that we find recurring in Ogaki’s work. I personally think this is beautiful.

“The new series Milky Ways by Mihoko Ogaki is about life, and the living individual including its emotions like sadness, joy, delight or even jealousy, rather than the topics birth and death, that already have been analyzed in the earlier series before thebeginning – after the end.” –Constanze Friederike Rabanus in an essay on the Milky Way series



I can’t get over how beautiful this is! See more work on the website

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This street belongs to no one

March 25, 2013 § Leave a comment

Most Oslo-residents have visited the club Blaa and the area around, but I haven’t noticed this sign before. It says “No one’s street”.

Romance and fairytales

March 24, 2013 § Leave a comment


I’ve been to the National Gallery many many times now and I´m always coming back. But it’s been a couple of years now since last time so I didn’t know they’ve started having an entrance fee. Luckily it’s free on Sundays.
And I still find new details to discover and new inspiration. If you didn’t know, this museum has quite a few very impressive pieces. Most fun here is Norwegian landscapes and culture I think, I.C. Dahl, Th. Fearnley, E. Munch, E. Werenskiold, H. Backer, Th. Kittelsen (they should have had much more of him). Today I noticed a painting I don’t think I’ve seen before, “Princess with a spindle” by the Swedish Hanna Pauli, painted in 1896. Beautiful.