EARLY MORNING COD FISHING
OUR TELEMARK RETREAT
ENDLESS DAY DREAMING
As the daughter of a Dutch mother and a Norwegian father (tough sailor - yes indeed) my childhood is drenched with Norway. The summer holidays are dedicated to freedom, the outdoors, joy, water and more water and - especially - back to basics. The smell of wood, forest, salt water and rocks always give me goosebumps. This is my home.
The smell of rocks? My rock is large and adjacent to the salt water, heated by the sun and it smells of salt, lime and seaweed. The smell is accompanied by the cries of seagulls... and one cannot be disconnected from the other.
Our hytte in Telemark is both our safe haven and our base. Our Norwegian home without frills and luxury, far from our Dutch life, in the middle of the woods and yet only a two minute walk from a beautiful lake. The days consist mainly of swimming, fishing, reading, drawing, climbing, picking blueberries, baking wafles and lots of daydreaming. Every now and again there is a trip to civilization or to relatives after which we hurry back to our self inflicted solitude.
This is where it originates, my Nordic state of mind, my intense love for Scandinavia, the language, the culture, the Saabs and Volvos - and for the design, the beautiful simple, timeless design, the organic shapes - inspired by the overwhelming beauty of nature. A love that turned into a passion .... A passion I enjoy sharing. Why not join me on a journey through
my NORDIC MOODS?