Janne Robberstad

Welcome to my site! I work as an eco-designer, an artist, as a teacher and as a researcher, 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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Archive for July, 2010

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Saturday, July 31st, 2010

I’m in England! Unfortunately I’m having problems getting online with my Mac again, so the posts are limited, and the replys will be late. But I’m here, and I’m having a great time! I’ll do a proper post when I get back, but I’ll give you a few hints on what’s going on. It includes […]

Lauren DiCiocci

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

For inspiration, how cool is this?!!!: Lauren DiCiocci makes these wonderful hand-embroidered images. Lots more on her site.

a day at the beach…

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Sometimes summer just doesn´t live up to it´s expectations. Sad to say… But the memory of summer cannot be destroyed! Therefore I have this tiny bottle of hope with me in my sewing-suitcase. Well, actually two bottles. The one on the left has sand from Lake Mitchigan (Hi Birgitte! and greetings to Maria!) and the […]

Visiting countries, collecting flags

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

Summer is pretty much all about holidays, and holidays are pretty much all about traveling. I love to travel. Love seeing new places, meeting new people, exploring new cultures. My dream and wish is to visit one new country every year. I know this is a very ambitious and selfish dream. Yet there are so […]

Skandi Skolten

Monday, July 26th, 2010

Another beautiful DOF-ship, newly built at Aukra Verft. The Christening is July 31st in Bergen, at Skoltegrunnskaien, the quay the ship is named after. Here are the pictures I made for this ship. First the lounge: A picture of the ship going to and from America (probably New York) at Skoltegrunnskaien. Queuing to get onboard. […]

In the dentist´s chair

Saturday, July 24th, 2010

Oh, this post is so not about what you would think, reading the headline (Moa-ha-ha,ha!!!) It´s about reupholstering a dentist-chair. See, one of my best friends is a dentist, and she´s kind of crazy-cool, and she needed to fix one of her chairs at the office. Above is the before-picture, where the old fake-leather is […]

VATN amateur art exhibition

Saturday, July 24th, 2010

Today is the opening of the annual, local art exhibition open to all those who create. Amateurs and professionals, from 15 to 70, have made art around the theme water. This is one of the main projects I work with for Bømlo Art Group. After about nine months of planning, and a couple of weeks […]


Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Two For The Price Of One lyrics He had what you might call a trivial occupation He cleaned the platforms of the local railway station With no romance in his life Sometimes he wished he had a wife He read the matrimonial advertising pages The cries for help from different people, different ages But they […]

#34: kimono-curtains

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

In number 34 on my 41-list, I challenge myself to make something of kimono-silk. and in #16, I declare I want to make curtains for Karoline´s room. Hm. Two in one? This fall I received a treasure of a package from Japan (via eBay) with vintage kimono silk. Among them was this 3 meter long […]

Afghan curtain

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

I have a ton of un-finished projects lying around, and am trying to finish some of them. Today´s side-project is finishing my bedroom-curtains.  The embroidered part I got at the main bazaar in Istanbul in 2006, when I was there on summer-holiday. (Highly recommended!) They are antique textiles, originally made to decorate doorways, if I´m […]

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