Living in San Francisco with its blustery summers lends itself to a lot of fantasizing for summer houses on my part. Kanako at the studio was lucky enough to speak to talented designer-photographer-artist, Elisabeth Dunker of Fine Little Day, about her absolutely beautiful summer home in Sweden. Have a glimpse below at their conversation and visit Fine Little Day here…
What made you decide on a summer house?
I’ve dreamt of a summer house since I was a teenager. Last year we I decided it was time. I just couldn’t wait anymore. Let’s try it, I said, and if we don’t make it, we’ll sell it. It’s a plain house, located in the middle of Sweden where the prices still are pretty low. I knew when I first walked in there, that this was the one. The biggest point is that I realized that life is short. Why wait, let’s try.
Tell me about your daily routine while spending the time in the summer house.
This is the first summer for us in the house so we really don’t have any daily routines yet. We eat breakfast together in the mornings and then we all do what we feel like. I clear our little garden from weeds maybe, play a racket game with the kids or work in my studio. If we have sun, we’ll go swimming.
Do you think your summerhouse will affect or inspire your artwork?
I think it will. I’m working with a new project here in the summer house studio, it’s an exhibition that will take place in Gothenburg this autumn. And even if I’ve just started I believe this place is leading me to new roads.