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Take Ten

Camilla Engstrom

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You might know Camilla Engstrom from one of her art exhibits in New York. Or maybe as the creator of Husa’s World. Or perhaps you read about her when The Cut profiled “The dancing girls of Instagram.”

1. What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?

I make a cup of coffee and then I try to give myself minimum an hour before I check my phone.

2. What gets you pumped?

A good run or walk outside.

Camilla in her studio

3. What does Doing Things mean to you?

To take action rather than overthinking things.

4. What are you listening to?

Love songs. Specifically, Darondo’s “Didn’t I” and Ariel Pink’s cover of Donnie and Joe Emerson’s “Baby”

Camilla’s Husa sips green juice

5. What’s your post-recreation routine?

It depends on what I do, but if it’s
hiking I usually go early in the
morning so when I come back I
can shower, hydrate, and do the
task of the day that requires the
most brain power.

06. How does movement play into your work?

It fills it with more joy!

07. What’s an activity you’ve never done but always wanted to try?

Surfing because I’m scared of the ocean so it would be a great challenge.


08. What do you want to see more of in the world?

More consciousness.

Image courtesy @DoggosDoingThings

09. What’s your favorite Instagram follow?

@DoggosDoingThings

10. What’s your earliest recreational memory?

Riding on my grandfather’s shoulders with my chin resting on his beret in search of a good spot by the stream behind our house where we could paint. We would paint with watercolors and eat his homemade bread with a lottttttt of butter. 

Camilla and her grandfather

Camilla Engstrom’s recently released book, A Book About Nipples, features a collection of funny illustrations which imagine nipples doing things — like bathing and being emo. It’s currently available for purchase here.

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