Photo: Janice Issitt Life & Style/ Janice Issitt
Hi lovelies! This blogpost is longer than usual, but I promise you will love it! Today I will present you something very special – I gathered nine brilliant and inspiring people to join my “project vinyl sleeve” for Gråblomst’s second album (Madame Clamour). The team I gathered is just amazing, and I couldn’t be more proud! They were each given one song title they wrote by hand, and it will be used on the back of the sleeve. The sleeve is not done, but I want to present you these nine women while you wait for it. They’re all like a bag of sweets for you who are interested in interiors, greenery, books, photography, stunning blogs and everything. This women got it all!! Before you read more you should pour yourself a coffee and sit back, because you are might going to spend lots of time clicking in to each and everyone listed underneath. You know how it is…
Their task was like “you can write on a napkin and take a snap of it with your phone”. But someone just “had to style” and said “please let me find my ink”, and I could not possible say no, could I?
Photo: Janice Issitt Life & Style/ Janice Issitt
So this very adoring Cold as Frost as you can see on the photos above is written, styled and photographed by the fantastic Janice Issitt for Gråblomst (yes, it’s true!). Thanks, you’re too kind! You can find her blog here and you should really go follow her on instagram here. And she even runs the #behomefree hashtag on instagram, and are into music, which is really exciting I think. You rock big time Janice!
Photo: Babes in Boyland/ Matilda Hildingsson
Next up is the melancholic and poetic Swedish duo Babes in Boyland. The signature in their work is just jaw dropping – as you know my heart skip a beat when it’s dark and moody, and these two knows their style for sure. Thanks for putting your signature on this album! You should also follow them on instagram and adorable blog (psssst – they have just sat up their first workshop & retreat! I would be like a dream to attend…)
Photo: Villa Betula/ Maren Ingeborg Gråblomst
Have you read Life Unstyled, Modern Rustic or Bohemian Modern? I’m in the middle of Life Unstyled right now, and I’m in love! True love. You should really check out the author and interior stylist Emily Henson, who thinks perfection is overrated. And now she has even wrote for Gråblomst, thanks! You find her blog here and instagram here, go follow (and look at her stories, she’s cool, I’m addicted)!
Photo: Lobster & Swan/ Jeska Hearne
So, time to thank the kindest Jeska Hearne for joining too! The person who makes me want to travel to all the misty places I’ve never heard of, and I get totally lost in her photos and universe which she shares with her husband Dean. I love it when couples work together, just like my husband and myself. It’s a beautiful thing to do. They are owners of the online shop The Future Kept, write the blog Lobster & Swan (Instagram here) and also have this Instagram account for botanical love. Me love #botanicalpickmeup.
And Victoria – she makes magic! Dark colourful hues with large prints and original paintings, and she re-upholster furniture too. It’s all so beautiful, and she write stories that makes me forget where I am. A huge thanks to Victoria for her handwriting! You just have to follow her feed right here!
Photo: Artynads/ Nadia
Nadia! That caring sweet person who sends messages and help me out to get things I just “have to have”. Remember this vintage leopard painting? It was Nadia who bought it for me in a thrift shop in England and sent it all the way to Norway. And now she helped me out with the back sleeve as well! Thanks a lot! And sure she has a lovely dark home and a fab instagram feed which you find right here.
Photo: The Stora Havet/ Karla-Therese Kjellvander
Another fab woman! How many can there really be? It must be at least nine! Karla-Therese Kjellvander is one of them, and she works in the Swedish The Stora Havet, which means The Big Ocean. I just love that name, and some really cool people work there, check them out here. And don’t forget instagram here. And when I eat pastry in the middle of the week I usually blame Karla-Therese. How that happened I don’t know, but when she has a cake, I want it too!
Photo: Nordic by Maag/ Maria Aarli-Grøndalen
Dearest Maria Aarli-Grøndalen – my partner in crime. Together we host the Instagram competition #darksideshow, and I’ve even had her for a cuppa in Villa Betula. Maria is a Gråblomst fan, and she actually like my artwork too, what an amazing feeling! She’s a dark interior loving journalist and interior consultant/stylist, and I’m so glad I’ve met her! And thanks a lot for helping out on the sleeve! Make sure you follow her on Instagram here and she even has online courses in interiors (VIP-price now!).
Photo: Cowboy Kate/ Katherine Jane Learmonth
Last but not least – the queen of this huge dark 400 year old house – Katherine Jane Learmonth. What a pleasure to have you on board as well! Kate was our first self-titled Gråblomst fan, so I could not imagine a back sleeve without her… And as I write I sit on the most beautiful sheepskin ever, and who’s selling those? Yes, Kate of course! But they usually get sold out the moment they’re added to the shop, so you should follow her on instagram to get a little hint when they will arrive, and at the same time you will get loads of inspiration.
I’m seriously overwhelmed by having these talented and smart women attending my little project. And they´re all so worth checking out! If you’re empty of coffee just pour yourself another cup. I will.