Janne Robberstad

Welcome to my site! I work as a costume-designer and an artist, and creating, or ARTING as I prefer, makes me happy! This is both a portfolio of things I´ve made and a blog meant to inspire.

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Indian inspiration

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Nina´s colorful Indian room started last summer with a weekend of painting. we painted cupboards and cabinets, and since then she´s started using the room. We´re still not completely finished with all the details, (and it´s so much fun working with all the details) but we want to share part of the room at least […]

Ship design

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Eidesvik has once again asked me to deliver art for a ship, the grandest one to date, due in July. And as part of the planning process, they invited me along to meet the furniture supplier, Ekornes. We spent the day going over the entire interior design of the ship, everything from buttons in the […]


Monday, December 30th, 2013

Bømmelfjord is a shipping company, who just moved into a new location, in the same building as Eidesvik. Their new offices were white and light and maybe a bit dull. They asked me to make some art for the common areas. The art should reflect the company, both past and future, and what they are […]


Monday, August 26th, 2013

My friend with the Indian-inspired room stopped by yesterday with a plain, old lampshade she wanted to give a mini-make-over. Using a piece of silk brocade and spray-on glue, it was done in five minutes. (So fast, I didnt have time to photograph the beginning) We sprayed the glue on the shade, carefully wrapped the […]


Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

And  talking of painting wooden things…: Here´s what Nina and I did the night before getting started on all her cabinets. I had a couple of wooden serving plates, found at a charity shop, that I think was a little outdated and dreary in the colors. The wood itself is a good quality balsa. (These […]

Add color, add life

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

One of my dear friends has been dreaming of a colorful, Indian inspired room for pretty much as long as I´ve known her, and finally her dream is coming true. I´ve promised to help her and today was our big painting day together. First we got this brand new, white, shabby chic cabinet with glass […]

ancester wall

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

I made this is a class with Susan Lenart Kazmer. Originally meant to be a big pendant for a necklace, it is a booklet, with pages to flip. In between are pictures of my grandfather, and his work-collegues at the factory where he was working. It´s a bit big for me to actually wear it […]

Tyler´s bunnygirl, Katy´s flowers and my art wall

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

It´s time for the last art-swap pieces. This cute little bunny-girl was painted by Tyler in BabyLux. Or maybe it´s a bear-girl? Anyhow. She´s cute! Next is Katy Keuter´s free-sprited painted collage. She didn´t write a title on it, so I´m calling it “Where have all the flowers gone?” Somehow it makes me think of hippies […]

interior weekend

Sunday, September 30th, 2012

This weekend has been in the sign of interior decoration. Saturday I helped my sister in her interior- and gift-shop. She just moved to a new location, and opened her shop on Thursday. A lovely location for her lovely shop. Sunday she took me to Bergen to attend an interior fair. The coolest thing we […]

The Lady Lime chair

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

The Lady Lime has gotten her glittery lime eyeshadow on, and she´s landed comfprtably on the seat of a chair. The chair is an old wooden antique, over a hundred years old, I think it´s oak. The seat is hand-painted cotton, with applique and freestyle machine embroidery. One of the legs were a bit loose, […]

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