In The Evening

Monday, February 23, 2015

Pretty much every night we sit in bed and dust our finger tips lightly on the others back. In our family we call it a-ing. Like Canadians. I suppose it could be eh-ing. Either way I like that word better than scratch or tickle because those don't do it justice. We set a little timer so each of us gets the same amount. Sometimes I pause the timer so I can have more, but you don't know that. 

I journal. You read. And we wind down for the night. 

When we lay our heads down I normally ask you to look in my eyes. How is it that sometimes I can live so close to you and go an entire day without looking in your eyes? Really look. Making eye contact for an extended period of time. Wondering what is going on in that head of yours, but mostly hoping that you are as happy to be with me as I am to be with you. 

You always fall asleep first. Laying on my side, while you lay on your back, I wait for the inevitable twitch. The sudden movement before you plunge into a deep sleep. My favorite is when you talk in your sleep. Sometimes it's a made up language or a joke that never makes it to the punch line. I always try to grab my phone to record it, but I'm never fast enough. 

It's you that has made me this way. Made me someone who loves the evening above all else, because evenings with you are where we are us.

Finn Juhl Hus // Denmark

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

I am fortunate because I married a Danish Man, which means that for the remainder of my life we have to travel to Denmark at least once a year. Like I said, lucky. 

The main crux of our trips tend to be visiting family but I can always convince them to let me have a little tourist action. One of my favorite places that we went this time was Finn Juhls House. He was a Danish interior & industrial designer and architect who is pretty much responsible for all the best Danish Mid Century pieces. Like this one, and this one. He is seriously so talented. 

His house is in Ordrupgaard, Denmark and is now a museum for people to walk through. All of the furniture and artwork is original and was was specifically curated by him for his space. It is said that it was his dream to design not only the house, but every single piece of furniture in it. He was also an avid art collector so there were some amazing pieces to see as well. A super cozy part of the experience is that when you arrive at the house, the door is locked and then you have to ring the bell to be let in. Just like a real house. One feature that I loved was all of the windows that he incorporated into the design of the house. Each room felt so light and airy.

I would like my house to look just like this, but that would be going against everything Finn Juhl stood for. So I hope that one day I can have a place fully furnished and designed my my aesthetic.