Thought I’d redirect you to my latest projects, if you’re interested.
And of course, my design_athon which is to be held on April 20th: design.gamedevdolls.com
I love playing around with Instagram, it’s a great way to document my outfits as there is a constant war every morning between me and my closet. Great for future reference!
Some autumn favourites:
New, purple hat to match my hair. Sweater from All Saints. Purse from Mulberry. Bellbottom jeans from Bisou Bisou.
Samurai swords are great accessories.
Rocking the Angry Birds bag. 10-year old boys LOVE me.
I love hats! Dress from Tommy Hilfiger. Galaxy Nexus in my hand (with Gelaskin.)
Leather, I love leather. Purse from Mulberry. Leather jacket from Banana Republic. Suede shoes from Mango.
I love my new t-shirt that finally arrived in the mailbox after my boyfriend ordered it about 6 months ago? Game-reference, you get to guess
More hats! This one from Urban Outfitters (I also saw Quinn in Glee wearing it.)
And these fantastic pants that puts Trinity out of business.
And the purple hair that makes it all so very quirky! Curlz are natural.
Yeah, so engineers can dress (or in this case, engineering-student.) Of course. Whoever doubted us?
Since January of this year, I have been studying my MSc in Media Management at the Stockholm School of Economics, gaining knowledge mainly in the areas of business development and marketing. We are challenged through solving cases, pitching ideas to companies through workshops, as well as an intense business project where we put our skills to the test in real life – actually working for a big company within the Media and IT-industry, much like the thesis work we are supposed to do in our last year of the Masters program. This is my absolute favourite part of the Media Management-course at SSE: it’s fast-paced, dynamic, difficult, and extremely rewarding. Not only is the work stimulating, the project group I am in is the most wonderful mix of personalities and competencies. Mixing Royal IT students with SSE students creates the perfect balance in the group, and we all complement each other. Today was one of the most challenging days this week, but together we managed to pull of awesome results, and the feeling of satisfaction tonight is priceless.
I am studying at the Royal IT still parallel to my studies at SSE, and now also added a third “school” to the mixture: Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship – where I am studying Social Entrepreneurship, creating a social business in South Africa within the e-commerce industry. E-business is a passion of mine, and adding the social factor to it certainly makes for a stimulating (yet still challenging) project.
Because of all these different studies, I no longer know exactly where I will end up after I achieve my degree (which by the way has now turned into two separate MSc degrees – one in Media Technology, and the other in Media Management.) Next Spring is when I’m suppose to write my final thesis project, then I graduate…forever Certainly a moment I have been waiting long enough for, yet my time at the Royal IT has flown by, and the experiences I’ve had there are ones I will remember for life. I have become a completely different person than I was four years ago, and I hope that in four years I can say the same.
Once you stop developing as a person, it’s time to move on.
So it’s been quite a while since I posted anything on the blog, but I thought I’d warm up by showing some beautiful shots Patrick and I took last weekend, with true Spring feelings
We found an amazing industrial setting that made for great pictures, and it was a fun and relaxing way to be out in the sun for a few hours.
Photographer: Patrick Liu.
Well, I would be lying if I wasn’t feeling an upcoming hate/love-relationship towards EA DICE….love because they are one of the coolest clients I’m working with, but I’m slightly bitter over the fact that they are taking away precious cuddle-time from me and my boyfriend who is producer for co-op on Battlefield 3.
None the less, I am proud over how awesome Patrick is, and whenever I get the chance I show off pictures and interviews of him that are shot during these hectic months before the release of the game. So, naturally, I will do this even on my blog
PAX Prime 2011:
GamesCom 2011 (at 10 mins 23 seconds):
My man is usually the one doing all the cooking and baking, so for once I wanted to show him some of my skills =)
Since I started studying at the Royal IT 3 years ago, taking the time to cook real food was not one of my priorities. I also gave up being vegan for many reasons – mainly the fact that there was no vegan food anywhere near the school, or during any of the events I was participating in (which were…many!). I have pretty much lived at that school for several years now, but since meeting my boyfriend I have once again opened up my interest for good food, and especially vegan food.
With that said, I gave my cooking skills a try again after 3 years, and made us some yummy stuffed cabbage:
I don’t really have an actual recipe for this, but I dug in the back of my head for the original recipe that inspired this meal. Depending on how much you want, adjust the measurements of the ingredients. I cooked enough for about 4 people:
Preheat oven to 175 degrees C.
Boil one medium-large sized cabbagehead until soft enough to carefully pull off each leaf and fold (as in the picture above)
Cook green lentils until soft ( I used about 200-250 grams of dried lentils that I soaked in water for 2 hours prior to cooking )
Cook wheatberries (alternatives: bulgur, brown/black/red rice) so that the quantity is about the same as the cooked green lentils
Fry 2 medium-sized yellow onions with about 2-3 cloves of garlic and 2-3 handfuls of sliced mushrooms
Warm up a can of crushed tomatoes and mix it with veggie broth
Stir all of the stuffing ingredients together, and add spices and herbs such as cayenne pepper, salt, oregano, etc, after taste.
Grease a roasting pan.
After carefully peeling off each leaf of the cabbagehead, put in 2-3 spoonfuls of the stuffingmix, then fold the leaf around it.
Place the small packages of stuffed cabbage in the pan, then sprinkle with rapeseed oil and soy sauce. I used…a lot of both =)
Bake on the middle rack in the oven for about 15-20 mins, or if you want to add more colour, use the browning function on the oven (or however it is called!) to gratinate it.
I’m not really into desserts, but during Summer they are surprisingly tasty
We made raw vegan mangoballz:
Then rhubarb pie with meringue topping =)
Eaten with whipped cream and boyfriends home-made soy-cappuccino =)
I made dark chocolate-covered cherries for when my friend from Geneva came to visit me =)
The cherries were eaten with whipped cream, and I got peonies (one of my favourite flowers ever!):
Some strange pastry while out on a café in Kungsträdgården =)
Pretty dessert (sorbet) when we were at a wedding =)
Whoah, that was a loooot of desserts
Long time since I wrote a food-post
Summer awakens new senses, and the foods we eat varies greatly from this long and cold winter we had in Stockholm.
First off, enjoying dinners on the balcony is a must:
My boyfriend bakes amazing sour-dough bread:
Delicious feta-filled bellpeppers =)
I eat fruit in over-load during summer =)
Boyfriend made us amaaazzzing american-style breakfast (hot cakes with maple syrup and whipped cream, omelette, and veggie bacon+sausage):
Mmmmmm, I’m hungry now!
I have not yet mentioned in my blog that I recently starting working at Safemind (safemind.se)!
Well, today I had a meeting with one of our customers, VideoPlaza (videoplaza.com) at their awesome offices in Fridhemsplan, Stockholm (15 min away from my home
One of the coolest things about VideoPlaza is that one of the founders studied Media Technology at the Royal IT – which is exactly what I’m doing right now. This company has really grown since I first came in contact with them back in Spring of 2009. The founder who studied Media Tech was actually one of the people who got me interested in entrepreneurship, and ever since then I have been working and leading all kinds of projects and hope to some day even start up a business of my own.
So, right now I’m working with them, trying to find the next star to enter their software engineering team. Just being there today and talking about the company was so inspiring that I’m excited to connect them to the right people, the new generation of stars that will be a part of evolving the company.
If I were a software engineer I wouldn’t hesitate a second to jump on board, I mean they have “Google Fridays” where everyone gets every 3rd Friday to work on an independent project that they demonstrate at the end of the day over a beer. Most of these projects are able to contribute in some way to their products or the company, which shows what driven and creative engineers are currently working there. To be part of a team that loves what they’re doing, to walk into the office everyday and know everyone, to be able to be a part of the process and have an influence on the road that the company is taking is just amazing!
Yes, I’m definitely happy over todays meeting =) It’s also nice to know some of the people who currently work there, and they’re pretty damn cool!
Anyways, if you’re feeling drawn to this kind of environment and work you should check out their opening right now for software engineers =) Visit: http://bit.ly/fArM8M
The rest of the evening will be spent with the boyfriend and “Game of Thrones” – our current favourite HBO-show (until they start showing “True Blood” again!) I’m totally naming my future daughter Arya, after my favourite character in the show – Arya Stark.
I mean, look how cute (and badass!!):
A post I should of written months ago, but we have also baked vegan chocolate cupcakes that were delicious! It was confirmed by Patrick’s colleagues (unless he is lying to me !
The frosting was kind of whipped up with our own imagination (tofuline cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla extract and cocoa powder.)
But the recipe for the muffin-part is found here: http://bit.ly/bnKAxM
And the results:
And I wore my cupcake belt for this special occasion Imagine combining food and clothes in the same post ;D Perfect!
All photos are taken by Patrick Liu.