Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Hemma hos mig

For the first time in 9 years, basically for as long as I have lived in London, I don't live in a total shit hole, I live in a flat that has Swedish living standard and is really nice and to celebrate that I took some pics to show how I live and work. I don't have a flashy studio, my studio is basically a metre from where I sleep and has a nice, big window where I can see Canary Wharf, the Gherkin and big parts of London. I even have access to a small balcony where my pet lives, I am not sure if its a she or a he, very hard to tell when it comes to squirrels, but I call my uninvited pet Bruce after Bruce Willis as he/she so brutally slaughtered every plant and bush I had no matter the size. One day all the plants on the balcony was dead, the next day all their leafs were gone and then I noticed that the little bugger had killed all the plants to take the leafs as well as the biggest ceramic pot and build a nest in it. Squirrels are super cute so I don't mind, who knows, maybe there will be little ones on my balcony soon?

This is were I work but I have to confess, I often draw in bed at nite, a lot of my drawings has been made in bed as I seem to be struck with ideas just before I pass out. Later I clean them up or colour them in at my desk, that normally isn't this empty and tidy - normally its papers every where. I love my desk, its a retro dining table that I found for £20 in a junk sale, no matter where I will go in the world this table is coming with me. 

And that's it, my bed and yes, as you can see I am awful, I have my own prints and cushions and stuff every where, but part of why I started making things was because I was tired of all super commercial designs and wanted more quirky stuff, so I started making them myself.

I am very tired of American films where you know the end before the film even started and you feel slightly insulted as they seem to think their viewers IQ is on a level where you are just about being able to eat, shit and function, and I have over dozed on the brilliant TED Talks so for now I am trying to read more and thought that it might be about time to read some of the big classics, right now I am digging through all the works of Oscar Wilde. If you have any tips of books to read before you die then please let me know.

That's it. I am off to bed to draw!


Helen Birch said...

I recommend: A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
Epic, and moving, and poignant, and sad, and maybe a book that'll cause a seismic shift in your thoughts about India

Åsa said...

Hi Helen,

Thank you so much! I will try and get it for my holiday, cheers!