Big foot

I have big feet, I do! They are long, they are wide, and quite high as well…

It’s very difficult to find nice flat sandals to fit my shape, so I don’t like too much shopping for this type of shoes! 

I love heels, but it’s not always the best choice when you know you are going to do a lot of walking!

I only brought with my my flat adidas, they are closed and more fit for something else…

So I decide to go look for something more elegant! 

It sure is a pain in many ways!

I want these petit flats with tiny straps, but the side of my foot will scratch the ground, because they don’t make these type of shoes for big foot….And like always I end up with flip flops!

I had to try them on in the shop. Bringin my right big foot out of the dark from within a sweaty adidas was not a pretty sight! 

I was discusted and withdrawn it very fast and said fine, I’ll take them, in French…

I went straight to a nail saloon I have passed like 100 times alway thinking I should go and get a treatment!

I went right in and yelled: «Pedicure s’il vous plaît»

They took me in, sat me down and started to work on my very big and tired feet! 

And just to give you an idea of how I felt….have you ever seen Dumb Dumber from 1995?

Leaving with luggage

Leaving With Luggage
To give you an idea of how much I was carrying….

I’m on my way to Monaco to set up a SchimJolie silk design viewing and also to build my business net work and meet with my dealer here and see some friends!

Armed with designs to my teeth, after I had to relieve my suitcase for 2,5 kg overweight, and put them in my hand luggage in order to avoid paying €75 in extra overweight fee…I’m finally on the plane to Nice!

I’m laughing and picturing myself at 05:30 this morning pulling out 2,5 kg silk/wool designs and dressing up in them, to get my baggage checked in! Then through security with all the scarves, Suie the small suitcase packed with even more designs and Luie the tool bag tucked inside big Bluie to make it look like only one piece in addition and my StyleGuides put into a shopping bag to make it look like it was a gift I just bought at the airport! Leica camera had to go around my neck and I regretted bringing with me the big Bose headphones with noise reduction….

Omg I met a friend who works at the airport and she couldn’t help but laugh at me and wonder if they would let me through! But as soon as I’m through security I arrange everything so it doesn’t look as much. Actually my friend comment on how it didn’t look as bad as it did first!

When I enter the cabin my 10 wool/silk designs are around my neck, Luie is inside my big bag Bluie… Bluie is on my shoulder and hiding behind my back, and Suie the suitcase comes in first! Then we serve the flight attendants a big brave smile and say «Good morning», before we elegantly make our way through the aisle and find our seat! Not warm at all….!

You know I was sweating bullets, but it’s good morning exercise, kind of…I guess!

I Have a Weight Problem

  Most people need to watch their weight so they don’t get too fat and get health issues. I’m no exception. I try to do a little bit of excercise, I’m aware of what kind of food I eat and I try to avoid sugar drinks. But the exercise part is the most difficult to do. I like to exercise, but my problem is to prioritize it and get it done. I always have some excuses for not doing it. It’s too cold, it is snow and ice in the light slope, I have too much work to be done, it’s to late, too early, too dark. But now my shoulders and neck are very upset and they need strengthening so I figured I should do something about it.

I brought up my one of my manuals and a kettle bell from the cold, humid and dark garage into our tiny, but warm bath room. You don’t rely need much space for lifting a hand held 5kg manual up and down, but you need easy access. And you need them to stare at you in the morning. The 16kg kettle bell I would only use to help stretch my neck. By holding it in one hand and just let it dangle down while putting my head to the opposite side.

Now I have no excuse and I have kept it up every day for a week. I already feel better in my neck. I guess my arms has not yet transformed into the lean and muscular image I’m working on, but if I keep it up, I might get there. It’s all a question of power, passion, persistence and patience.

I hope to loose a little bit of weight too, but not like I did today.

This morning, when I reached for my tools from under the bathrooms dresser, they were gone. They were not there anymore. Hm..

So here comes my weight problem. 

The weights had been removed and taken from me on the basis that the bathroom was too small to be lifting these heavy weights in. This was equipment meant for garage use. I could by accident smash up the entire bathroom,  I had to remember there is a lot of glass in this bathroom and the paint from the kettle bell had contaminated the industrial concrete floor leaving black stripes where I had pushed the bell under the dresser. I also had to remember that there were heating in this floor and  that the cables could eventually get affected too if I continued this kind of behavior. Also there had been a loud sound shaking the house as I dropped the kettle bell carelessly on the floor!!!

Well, I did not really know what to say. Felt like 8…..

So obviously now I have a serious weight problem. I have lost some weight, but it’s not the same as loosing weight. 

I decided to not pick a fight, I washed the floor free from black paint thinking wether I should bring back my weights or wait?

What is right?

Maybe we need to ask Silky8?

Carefree Snapping 

At times I just have too much going on and I want to share it everywhere! 

But I need to control my urge and not post, some would say spam, more than I do around on the different public social medias!

Therefor I’m so greatful for Snapchat!! I can snap and make my own story, as long and with as many post as I like! 

My silky snap friends can see all my crazy stuff and just by doing so, encourage me to give away more silky, sometimes very silly, like today, styles and tips! 

If you will see my snap story sign up for snapchat and add me: ihimberg

…and you will also find out what’s hiding under this SchimJolie SilkScarf called Channel. 

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Cobra in my Core

As long as I can remember cars have been a fascination of mine.  Not any odd car,  but the old precious valuable vintage cars. The cars with elegance and style, with curves and lines, the cars with a story the cars before mass production and modern galore.

And look what I came across today, via Bloomberg LP , my dream car of all times the 1963 Shelby 289 Cobra.

Cobra in my Heart…Cobra in my Core…

It’s funny how just the picture makes my eyes sore, and how I sit here longing for more….maybe one day! Dreams are free and I’m using my right to dream on.

Blueberry Burger

On Thursday I barbecued blueberry burgers, made from deer meat and fresh blueberries from the woods on grill coal! Friday I baked a loaf and made mayonaise from my hens eggs! Today I have lunch with the leftover! Decorated with parsley and chive from my kitchen garden, tomatoes from Finnøy, 1 black olive chopped up from the Greek olive container I bought at Tall Ship Race, grained parmesan and hot pizza oil! Yummi!

Photoshoot SchimJolie

Photoshoot SchimJolie

Well, hello there!

Did you think I had forgotten all about my blog?
It is so much happening that I don’t have time to write and post here! And that’s a shame!

When I want to writ a blogpost it’ already old news because I can’t wait and post everything on my Facebook pages…My personal Facebook and SchimJolie Facebook and Silkebekk Gård Facebook so feel fre to follow and add me as freind if you want!

Yesterdays is not too far in The past, so in order not to spam Facebook I will share some more words and photos here on DesigningLife.

I’m so excited about everything that’s going on around me right now!

It all seems to be falling into place!

Anyways, last week-end I met Sebastian Johnsrud and we just decided to have fun and set up a photoshoot at Silkebekk Gård!

And yesterday we pulled it off with great success! Thanks to Inger Holskog owner of Komponisten Frisør and MakeUpArtist Marte Haukeland and of course the very beautiful models, ️my precious girls, Helena and Catharina! Catharinamusic!

This is all I managed to frame….good thing Sebastian was in charge of the camera! I will follow up with a new post when the photos are ready!

OH! I did snapchat:


Add me on snap: ihimberg

Have a beautiful day☀️

Armor of amore


As you might have noticed I live and breath SchimJolie Silk. They are my heart and soul. I have designed them and I love them so much.

Today I was invited by my own gentle and so all the way generous man to come join him for dinner in town.

And of course I had to dress up and bring some beautiful scarves along to the restaurant to show them off.

Being a busy Fashion Farmer at Strai and Silkebekk Gård I have to use every occasion I get….

….so I «kissed» my Silk Chickens goodbye and off we drove in our dear beloved Land Rover Defender, Schimbo.

Here you see the beautiful scarf palette and their names with links:

«D e f e n d e r»   «O n e L i n e T w o H e a r t s I n f i n i t y L o v e»

«L t d   # a r t s c a r f  BigBenGreatMan»   «S c h i m J o l i e S i l k» 

Scarf armor of amore

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My day – Mayday?

Long time no blogging..I lost my blog to spam comments, but now I’m trying to fix it and this is a test…but I can fill the test with content incase it works!

This is my day to day:

I let the picture speak for its self..or not?

First workout at Progressive with Magnus Franzen. I lifted 80 kg…in Ltd SchimJolie Silk Scarf «Blue Hour» (the picture shows only 70kg)

I went home and had a quick style up, I put on «Pink Purses», before heading over to Tangen Media and Communication to shoot a new video toturial for SchimJolie showing «Love Is All Around» as a skirt.