I recently started my own creative studio called Hönshuset (swedish for the hen house).
My studio is set in an old sunroom in the countryside of Jutland, Denmark. Here my husband and I are the fourth generation living in a old country house 600 from the Wadden Sea. Being surrounded by tranquility and nature means everything to me.
We strive to live a simple life where passion and happiness is always paramount. Where creativity flourishes and where no dream is to big.
My 3-year experience in the media/advertising industry as well as my bachelor in multimedia design and concept development, is the basis for my professionalism and ability. I love to be inspired, learn and grow.
I named Hönshuset a creative studio. I do not want to limit myself. My studio will accommodate all of my quirky ideas. I have skills in InDesign and Photoshop, but I am probably soon starting to master watercolor painting.
The direction I choose is subject to the people I meet and the inspiration I get.
I was born with an undeniable wanderlust. It has brought me great experiences in new countries and cultures. It developed me and it is a big part of why I live as I do today. Without a fancy new kitchen, but truly happy.
In the fall of 2015, I made a big decision. I quit my full-time job as a graphic designer at a media agency in Aarhus, and moved with my husband to the West Coast of Jutland. Caffe latte was replaced with rubber boots. Going out replaced with gardening.
And it is one of the best decisions I have ever made.
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In my new life as studio owner, I myself decide when, where and how much I work. The freedom is amazing. Sure I work a lot! But the hard work comes with the most loving gift. The gift of deciding everything yourself.
I have already developed a morning routine. Sometines – even in my pyjamas – I make breakfast and spend the first 30 minutes going through my favorite sites while sipping freshly-brewed coffee.
One of the sites I’m really fond of is the site Nowness which holds a bold collection of short videos. While watching series like this, this or this one – I am overwhelmed with all the creativity and talent that exist in this world. The subject really is irrelevant, it is the passion behind that brings magic to the videos.
It gives me renewed energy and a desire to take part of it. And with that energy (and another cup of coffee of course) my working day begins. Happy friday everyone!
I have a life long crush on New York City. It’s my favorite city. It is hard to explain exactly why. That feeling when you step out of the yellow cab and place your feet on Manhattan ground for the first time. No other place in the world have given me that kind of thrills.
I share my NYC-crush with millions. I am not the only one longing for this city. The German photographer Steffen Böttcher also bear an eternal fascination for NYC. He went there attempting to photograph the city in a new way using an old projection lens pushed into a rubber sleeve, and this photo book was the outcome.
“More than any other city, New York is a projection for yearnings and dreams, a promise that you can do anything if you only work hard enough. If you fall for such dreams, then New York seems to be the best place in the world. When I was 20, I was strolling around the streets of Manhattan, carrying the book ‘Catcher in the Rye’ with me while searching for the beginning of my life. 25 years later, I came back to meet this young boy again on the Brooklyn Bridge and give him a pat on the back”.
– Steffen Böttcher
Today I would love to eat lunch at Lyle’s with a beloved friend in these beautiful surroundings. But unfortunately that’s not gonna happen.
Via Cereal // The Guest Series
There’s something in Shelby’s pictures from South Korea and Thailand that bring back happy glimpses of my own travel adventures. Shelby is definitely worth following – both on Instagram and via her portfolio-site. Even though I’ve never been in South Korea, these pictures makes me longing for it. They also makes me longing for going back to Southeast Asia. I lived in Kuala Lumpur for half a year. It was amazing. The food, the culture, the city vibes…
These pictures will be my only getaway for quite some time, since I recently quit my job and started working full-time on my own creative studio. So the travel dreams are put on hold, making space for a new adventures as studio owner.
I am so happy that I reached 15.000 followers on my Pinterest account this week. Pinterest has been my visual diary for the past 4 years, and it is always a great help when I get stuck in a project.
I have been in love with Finn Beales work for quite some time now. He makes me wanna go places I’ve never even heard of before. Like these beautiful pictures from Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Enjoy the full photoseries here.
Peter Kansai is a graphic designer and photographer living and working Berkeley, CA. He believes in minimalism as a graphic language – that simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
This work he did for a deli store on the border og Oakland and Berkeley. He remade their identity using the look from old newspapers to capture the nostalgic feeling.