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About annamadeit

Born and raised in Sweden, my aesthetics and outlook on life are strongly shaped by a culture rich in history and tradition. I care a great deal about environmental responsibility, and my aesthetic reflects the visually clean, functional practicality and sustainable solutions that are the hallmarks of modern Scandinavia. I was trained as an architect at the University of Cincinnati and as a color specialist at the Scandinavian Colour Institute in Stockholm. I'm obsessed with plants and gardens, and aim to take my skill set a step further by designing gardens as well as interiors. As someone so aptly said: " Architecture is the skin that separates the exterior from the interior". So true - you can't successfully focus on one without incorporating the other. I'm also an avid cook, and I love to ski. In addition, I put time and efforts into trying to rectify things that I feel are wrong in my immediate community. As you will see, The Creative Flux will touch on all these things, and more. For sure, it's all over the map, but then again - so am I! Welcome to my blog!

Blooms and foliage – August 2017

This has been a terrible summer for me, in terms of keeping up on blog memes – I have missed several months worth… Once (or was it twice?), I even missed my own, and had to play catch-up later in … Continue reading

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Wednesday Vignette – climbing wall

A gentle reminder that how we experience the universe, is largely a matter of scale.

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Wednesday Vignette – horizon lines and reflections

The past week was filled with new impressions from new (to me) places. A walk through a harbor isn’t necessarily a new experience, but it is one that every time I do it, makes me sadly aware I know next … Continue reading

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Wednesday Vignette – something in the air

I don’t have allergies – at least not yet. Other members of my family do, and when pollen season sets in, I count my blessings. The other day, if you stood just right, so the ridge of the roof on … Continue reading

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Wednesday Vignette – foliar flair

This week’s vignette is a couple of snippets of what stirs up happiness in an otherwise overwhelmed heart. It seems my days are currently broken up by gazillions of little things that need tending to. Some near home, others clear … Continue reading

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Wednesday Vignette – where are the young’uns?

This past weekend, the annual Hydrangea walk/talk took place at Joy Creek Nursery. Maurice – one of the co-owners, and Hydrangea connoisseur exceptionel – walked a rather large group of interested gardeners through the expansive collection of non-trademarked Hydrangeas, telling … Continue reading

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Wednesday Vignette – missing the Rustbelt…

Went shopping for metal yesterday. It was more of a curiosity trip as I had no real goals to fulfill – I just wanted to see what was available. It’s been years since I shopped for scrap metal, and in … Continue reading

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