Philippines, 2018

I’m half. Half swedish and half filipina. 50% fika eating IKEA-meatball lover and 50% rice cooking, smooth hair growing island peep. Swedish mentality with a mix of asian culture and traditions, in other words I’m the person who goes “I understand what you mean, but I disagree, but we’re still friends right?” Love the fact that I’m currently in bed laughing at myself hehe

What I want to get at, is that I’m me! And I would like to share a little part of it with you.

The pictures below is from my latest trip to the Philippines. My second home. Enjoy!

And hey, there’s a movie at the end, feel free to check it out if you want ! <3

 

 

 

//Alexis

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Tokyo 2018

So I went to Tokyo with Jens a couple of weeks ago! For so many years I told my self, I want to go to Tokyo, and guys! I DID IT! And it was the coolest trip I’ve made so far. 1 day in and I already knew that this wouldn’t be my last visit.

I don’t know where to start, the food, the culture, the hype, the people, the lights! I’m gonna let the pictures speak for themself. I also made a movie about the trip, check it out if you haven’t seen it <3

Hope you like the post! <3

  //Alexis Holm

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I never met a lasagna I didn’t like

Googled lasagna quotes and found this —> “I never met a lasagna I didn’t like”, and you know what, It’s sooo true! Best of all, a lasagna works as comfort food during rough times, and at the same time it also works as a classy high end dish at a 5 star restaurant. Hard to beat, that one is!

I’ve eaten a lot of lasagna during my little life on this earth, but none of them was as good as the one I had in Sicily (Sis you know which one I’m talking about), therefore I have chosen not to try to replicate that one. Instead I’ve chosen to try a vegetarian recipe for this weeks post. You vant really get the Sicilian sun and aromas here in Sweden. But back to the veggie lasagna, “This one wasn’t too shabby if you know what I mean!

 

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Okey so here’s what you need!

a bunch of sweet cherry tomatoes, a carrot, a couple of mushrooms, frozen spinach, some garlic, 1 onion, crushed tomatoes, a squash, lasagna noodles, Feta/mozzarella and/or parmesan cheese and some fresh basil.

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fry it !

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add the crushed tomatoes or your favourite tomato sauce + some cherry tomatoes  DSC_4660 DSC_4670

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meanwhile start with the first noodle layer in a pan

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chop some mushrooms and slice the squash, add the mushrooms to the sauce and make an other layer with the squash on top of the noodles. DSC_4676

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Heat the spinach DSC_4677 DSC_4686

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peel the carrot!DSC_4698

Start the layering!

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add some feta cheese, more noodles!DSC_4705 DSC_4706

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The spinach !  DSC_4711

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Put into the oven 200 degrees celsius for about 15-20 min (until golden brown).  DSC_4715 DSC_4717

And Voilà!

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//Alexis Holm

 

 

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Merry Sithmas!

Well it’s christmas soon and you might have noticed the not so little Star Wars craze that’s been going on. So I thought I’d combine the two, and make me some christmas cards ;D! Feel free to holla at me if you want a pdf to print for free!

Keeping this short I just want to wish you all a Merry Christmas with lots of love!

May the force be with you and Merry Sithmas to you all!

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//Alexis Holm

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Voodoo, The Progress

I don’t really know where to start on this one. I got some questions on how I made my last post and how long it took in photoshop, I didn’t really keep a timer on it, but I think I spent around 20-30 hours all in all, to make all the pictures that I posted in last weeks post. Then I guess one has to add the 4 hour photo shoot on that.

The items and textures added on with the magic of photoshop, are my own pictures, creative commons and from other collections.

For everything else, me and Nasime saved and found random stuff that we thought would fit into the shoot. Like old cans, jars, candles, plants and other stuff.

 

So here you go, a little behind the photoshop scene!

If you haven’t seen the post from last week’s, check it out, might make more sense if you look at that one first.

 

http://www.alexisholm.com/voodoo-queen/

 

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In all honesty, with a little order and text you can come a long way. It’s easy to get lost in all the layers once you get started. Just naming some of the layers saves you a lot of time, and I mean A LOT of time. I learnt that the hard way.

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// Alexis Holm

 

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November Voodoo

I finally get to show you the best part of when great minds think alike!  Me and Nasime have for a reallllyyy long time been talking about having a “Modern Voodoo Photoshoot”. Both of us being on a low budget, we finally pulled it off, low budget and everything!

Saving old cans, jars, wood and loads of other stuff. Used tinfoil taped on styrofoam as reflectors, and with a little good and random help from Sarah, some serious magic in photoshop. I’m proud to present “The November Voodoo Shoot”.

I think I spent a good 25-30 hours in photoshop all together Geeeeeezzz, BUT I loved every single minute of it! (But more on that in next weeks post, if you wanna know a little bit more on the behind the scenes, make sure to peek in next week, I’ll do a before and after.)

How about a little like or a share on this one!

Enjoy!

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Make sure to check out Nasime, and Sarah on instagram!

Nasime: https://instagram.com/fkanassekladd/

Sarah: https://instagram.com/sauah/

And once again a big thank you and nice working with you! ;D

a little behind the scenes!

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//Alexis Holm

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The Patterns

Been working on repetitive patterns in photoshop this week, Added som fabric textures and grain to make it a little more interesting. I had an idea of printing stuff I like on fabric, watched some clips on youtube, Not really sure if i would want to walk around with these prints and patterns, but I had a fun time working with this post.

 

Hope you like it!

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//Alexis Holm

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