My New Interior Design Blog

(February 28, 2024)

Uhm… Thank you for that very helpful “ALTO UP OBEN” sticker, Nemo — as you can see from the diagram, the arrow is pointing to the left side of the lamp, so it’s 95 degrees off… (And the other label being upside down is just perfection.) Oh, hi! Welcome to my brand new Interior Design … Continue reading My New Interior Design Blog

Bookshelf Porn

(September 10, 2017)

I enjoy those shelf porn posts that pop up from time to time (“Ooo! Books! Comics! Avarice!”) so I thought I’d do one, too, since I just got this fabulous bookcase and is just about finished sorting stuff out to put in it. But first I had to rip out the baseboard so that the … Continue reading Bookshelf Porn

Storage Cubed

(January 9, 2016)

I wanted more storage for comics, but I just couldn’t find anything that really fit the only vacant wall space I had in the office.  So I bought 21 of these small Ikea bookshelf box things.  In November. And today I finally completed the project by making one of the boxes into a computer…  cabinet… … Continue reading Storage Cubed

My New Furniture Blog

(May 24, 2015)

It’s some sort of christian holiday here this long weekend (Presumption?  Assumption?), and it’s kinda almost spring-like, so I’ve been getting the balcony into shape.  Which inevitably means that I ended up at the garden center.  This time to buy a new chair-ey/table-ish thing.  I just had to buy this one: It’s so nautical.  Which … Continue reading My New Furniture Blog

The End of an Ear

(January 7, 2015)

I moved to a bigger apartment like five years ago.  “Hey!  Finally I can have access to all my precious belongings!  Preciouses!!!” But time passes, and I tend to accrue more precious belongings, so I have to start putting stuff down into the basement storage room thingie. And I settled on the CDs.  Since I … Continue reading The End of an Ear

My New Home Decorating Blog

(December 6, 2014)

I’ve got a lot of thingamabobs that need charging now and then. But rooting out the adapters and finding a vacant wall socket is boring, so I thought I’d make a permanent charging station. Finding a power strip that you can plug in all those wall warts is a bit of a challenge, because the … Continue reading My New Home Decorating Blog

One Weird Trick

(August 24, 2013)

A cow-orker taught me this awesome trick: Instead of putting all cables and stuff into a box and letting them get all tangled, put them into transparent plastic bags. See? And it’s not like I have OCD, so it’s not a sign of mental problems or anything.  It saves time in the long run!  It … Continue reading One Weird Trick

Home Renovations

(July 15, 2013)

The balcony floor has been flaking ever since I bought this apartment. This week, Oslo has finally seen some slightly summerish weather, so I decided to do something about it. The normal thing (for me) to do would be to call somebody competent, but I thought that surely this was something to do myself.  And … Continue reading Home Renovations

Function Over Form

(July 9, 2013)

But it’s comfy!


(November 19, 2012)

Since the beginning of time, man has yearned to dry his clothes. This yearning made the last owners of this apartment put up a standard Ikea clothes cabinet in the bathroom with a heater in a cage at the bottom. Which is ok. But. Look at these … thingies I’m supposed to hang the clothes … Continue reading Dry


(June 18, 2012)

I’ve been repotting this evening. I just noticed the subtle difference between old pots and new pots. Can you spot which pots are the new ones?

The Carpenters

(December 10, 2011)

Fancy Machine! A few months ago I bought some new shelves to get my shoes organisized.  The shoes were all jumbled up in my closet. Today, after the mandatory procrastinating period I found myself actually awake on a Saturday morning.  So today is the day! Then I spent an hour looking for the saws that … Continue reading The Carpenters

It’s like the 4th of July

(May 17, 2011)

I’ve been celebrating the Norwegian constitutional day (I think it’s celebrating that we were rid of the tyrannical rule of the Danes, or the Swedes, or somebody equally tyrannical and heinous) by putting up more book shelves. I’m not digital at all in the book dept.  It’s still all papery stuff.  It takes a lot … Continue reading It’s like the 4th of July