Name, Location, Occupation
Babes in Boyland
Nathalie Myrberg and Matilda Hildingsson
Stylist and Photographer
Please describe your workspace:
A big red house with 20th century architechture that's designed by Erik Hahr, who was Västerås' City Architect in the beginning of the 20th century. The kitchen window in the old part of the house (called Trädgårdsmästarbostaden) has become Babes in Boyland's own place for creating things. This is where we feel at home.
What are you working on right now?
We've just moved our blog to the Swedish site Lovely Life, which mixes life style and editorial material with creative and interesting blogs. Right now we're getting settled in at the site. Spring also brings a lot of exciting and fun photo sessions.
What has been your most rewarding project to date?
Since our blog is just a couple of months old, we still find ourselves in a phase were we're grateful and fascinated by the fact that people are noticing us and our projects. It's a great feeling to get all the positive and kind words for the pictures and posts. Even more people seem to be gaining interest, and not just in Sweden but across the globe, so right now everything feels really rewarding.
Who are you inspired by?
Our own drive and will to create and express is the base for everything we do. We're great at inspiring and getting things done by pushing eachother. It's easier and more inspiring to do things together.
Has there been a defining moment or turning point when you realized what you wanted to do for a living?
Nathalie: I've never had a specific lightbulb moment because I've always known that I wanted to work with something creative. To name a moment, it might have been when I realized you're allowed to work with different things at the same time. You don't have to choose one thing to do for the rest of your life.
Matilda: Not really, some choices have led to bigger changes and clearer direction than others. But I don't believe in things being constant, everything is always changing, even me and the life I lead.
What do you think is the most difficult aspect of your work?
Finding the time to get things done.
What are you reading at the moment?
The Swedish book Självhushållning på Djupdal, a handbook for everyone that dreams of growing greens and caring for animals, for those that may already have a farm or is drawn to a countryside life. An important and really inspiring book.
What websites do you visit for inspiration?
A lot, so it's hard to choose a few. Some that gets visited often are Pinterest, Green Kitchen Stories, Local Milk, Northern Delight, Mokkasin, Filippa Berg.
What are your simplest daily pleasures?
Nathalie: Kissing and hugging my two year old, cooking a delightful vegetarian dinner, yoga, really good coffee in the morning.
Matilda: Seeing and experiencing things (big or small) that I didn't notice yesterday. I love the little details and I'm very observant of changes around me.
Where do you see yourself in ten years?
Nathalie: Living with my family in a big house on the country side, with creaking floors, big windows and a rampant growing garden.
Matilda: I feel that it's impossible, and maybe unnecessary, for me to try to look so far ahead in the future. I rather live in the present and stay very open for suggestions when it comes to the future.