anna brones

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Glad Lucia!

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It’s the day for celebrating light in Sweden: the tradition of Lucia.

As the child of a Swede that was intent on preserving tradition, I always knew what would come the morning of the 13th.

In the midst of the pitch black of a winter morning, my mother would gently knock on my door, the sign that I was meant to get up. Propping it open, she would walk away, leaving only the melodic sounds of Lucia sången coming from the downstairs speakers. I would rub my eyes and sleepily crawl out of bed. Outside of my door, a white robe was carefully hung, a thick red sash draped on top.

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Friday Photo: Color

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Turquoise walls, pink windows, bright filigree lights – a Mexican restaurant tucked into the streets of downtown Seattle.

Written by Anna Brones

December 9, 2011 at 07:16

Friday Photo: Dinner Party

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My favorite.

Written by Anna Brones

September 24, 2010 at 10:01

Only From a Swede: Luminescent Fiber Optic Wallpaper

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As I said yesterday, it’s the time of year for light, which makes this new wallpaper by Swedish designer Camilla Diedrich so fitting. Lit up by fiber optics, the luminescent wall paper almost magically adds light to a room without an actual light fixture. But surprise, surprise… it’s expensive.

[Via Inhabitat]

Written by Anna Brones

November 15, 2008 at 08:00

Friday Photo: Keeping the Dark Hours Light

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December is around the corner, which means time for Swedish celebration of advent and lots of candles to keep the dark hours well lit. In this photo, I love the shadow that is created around the base of the candle, making it look almost like the sun spitting off luminous rays.

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November 14, 2008 at 10:59

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