Design and style from a Scandinavian perspective

I've been tagged

I been tagged with the "7 random things" meme by Felicia from This Time in Seoul. So here it goes:

1. I'm in love with the city of Amsterdam. No, it's nothing like that weird lady who is married to the Berlin wall. It's more of a constant longing in my heart. I've never felt so at home anywhere as I do there.

2. Many people think my kids are named after seacreatures in Disney films. They are not.

3. I have a thing for men with a nice falsetto. Think David Bowie, Elton John, Prince, Juvelen. It's kind of embarrassing really, but I just can't help thinking it's totally hot.

4. I bake a mean "kladdkaka"! (It's like a Swedish version of brownies, but runnier in the middle) In fact, I'm a pretty good baker when it comes to anything sweet. You should try my raspberry fudge pie, or the dark chocolate and lingonberry pie...

5. Up until recently, I had the strangest haircut ever. A mix of a faux-hawk and a mullet. Sounds horrible right? I've never received so many compliments for my hair in my entire life. Strangers came up to me in the street, anyone from teenage emo kids to middle aged gay men and old ladies, just to tell me it looked cool. The ironic part is that I got that haircut to scare off guys. It didn't work. At all.

6. I like peanut butter with mostly everything. Last night I mixed a big dollop of pb with vanilla ice cream and my boyfriend informed me I was being gross. Perhaps so. But it tasted delicious!

7. I used to be a skateboarder when I was a kid. I would ride my board every day after school all through 4th to 6th grade, we even had a professional skateboarder there to teach us, but I never became any good. At all. The only prizes I won was for "Great Style" meaning I looked ridiculous as I always fell over in the ramps, waving my arms all over the place. But now I wish I'd never quit, as I see these super cool skater girls ride their longboards through the streets of Stockholm looking like a million bucks...

I'm not going to tag anyone, but if you feel like participating, be my guest!


  • MsUnreliable says:

    How do you think your raspberry fudge pie would survive the postal trip to Australia? :D Sounds delicious!

    2008-11-08 | 18:25:41
    URL: http://thatunreliablegirl.blogspot.com
  • erin says:

    oh would you share your recipe for kladdkaka? My family has made a tradition of just eating our brownies undercooked (brownie soup) but I'd love to try your version.

    2008-11-08 | 20:42:51
    URL: http://www.sculptress-studio.blogspot.com/
  • emma says:

    erin, here it goes, the recipe for kladdkaka:

    1,5 dl flour

    2,5 dl sugar

    4 tablespoons cocoa powder (high quality, unsweetened)

    1 dl melted butter

    2 eggs

    1 teaspoon vanilla sugar

    a small pinch of salt

    Stir it all together. Don't stir for too long though. Pour in an oven form and let bake on 175 degrees celsius for 10-15 minutes. It's done when the middle of the cake is still wobbling when you shake the form. Serve warm with vanilla icecream.

    2008-11-08 | 21:02:37
    URL: http://emmas.blogg.se/
  • erin says:

    thank you! I'll try soon.

    2008-11-09 | 01:01:59
    URL: http://www.sculptress-studio.blogspot.com
  • Anonym says:

    post pix of number 5 or it never happened.

    2008-11-09 | 08:52:41
  • Frida Berglund says:

    Vad roligt att få lite mer bakgrundsinfo!

    2008-11-09 | 11:45:39
    URL: http://husmusen.blogg.se/
  • Lou says:

    OMG your baking sounds amazing!! It made my mouth water like crazy.

    You should post those recipes once in a while. x

    2008-11-09 | 12:52:26
    URL: http://www.chasinglou.blogspot.com
  • bess says:

    dark chocolate and lingonberry pie... do tell! my two favourite things together at last, happen to have a recipe??

    2008-11-09 | 14:25:44
    URL: http://www.englishmuffinblog.blogspot.com
  • Jenny Sammy Rose says:

    mmm gott. hade jag kunnat baka hade jag gjort det nu!

    2008-11-09 | 15:48:35
    URL: http://sammyrose.blogg.se/
  • emma says:

    I'll post the recipes this week, so you can all try these delicious sweets! They are very easy to make, even if you are an unexperienced baker, I promise.

    Anonymous guy, you want me to post pictures of people coming up to me in the street? Sorry, ain't gonna happen. :-)

    2008-11-09 | 17:19:57
    URL: http://emmas.blogg.se/
  • Pethra på Inredningsbloggen says:

    Hihi, vilka roliga 7 saker att få läsa om Dig. Gillar Bowie också, väldigt mycket. Kul med frisyren, haha! Heter kanske något av Dina barn Ariel?

    2008-11-10 | 01:05:54
    URL: http://inredningsbloggen.blogg.se/
  • pia says:

    awesome tag! so nice to learn some quirky things about you and get a laugh out of it too - especially since i am one of the millions of people who have commented on how rad your faux-hawk mullet haircut is/was.

    Amsterdam is calling you Emma! would be so great if you lived here. px

    2008-11-11 | 15:36:27
    URL: http://blog.piajanebijkerk.com
  • Amy says:

    Putting peanut butter on vanilla ice cream is one of my guilty pleasures, too. So delicious!

    2008-11-11 | 17:54:46
    URL: http://westeggdesign.blogspot.com
  • jimin/smallville says:

    you are cute. enjoyed reading a little about you. :)

    2008-11-12 | 18:10:15
    URL: http://www.smallvillestudio.blogspot.com
  • Rowena says:

    Hi Emma,

    I really like your haircut + peanut butter randomness, very funny to read! x

    2008-11-12 | 19:37:48
    URL: http://fairyfayesfinds.blogspot.com
  • Di says:

    You got me at the raspberry fudge pie.......yum.......

    2008-11-13 | 09:32:36
    URL: http://woolliemind.blogspot.com
  • Linda says:

    Vad heter dina barn då? :)

    2008-11-21 | 09:32:18

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