Summer inspiration while waiting for warmer days...
Is there something more beautiful than black summerhouses with windswept, worn-looking grey terraces, sea view, and pine trees? This summerhouse belongs to the blogger Jonna Kivilahti, Mrs Jones, and it is located in Ingå, Finland.
I spotted a lot of nice details inside and also the black outdoor chairs by Kartell suit perfectly on the terrace! I picked those for my summer collage last year and I still like them.
For some time ago I received a stunning huge sample of Boråstapeter's new wallpaper collection that is being launched on 15th June. It is called ScandinavianDesigners II and is full of breathtaking patterns! I just love the designers that are included in this collection and could not be happier to have these sample pieces of my own! I guess you will see examples of these patterns every now and then ahead, as I cannot resist moving the sheets around in my home, fastening them on my walls, framing them or just elegantly piling them here and there on some table or in a corner. I am fond of patterns and design and these by iconic Scandinavian designers are just my favourites right now. I think they will be a hit for wallpaper seekers during summer 2016 and I can imagine how well the summery, flowery patterns would look e.g. in a summer residence.
If you like me recently have painted all walls white and there is no particular wall available to change, I suggest you do like me. Just frame a smaller piece of the wallpaper and voilà, you have a lot of new picture frames cheering up your walls! I think it is a real design treasure to have any of these patterns, as these are rare and some of them have been created as early as in the 1940s!
The designers are Stig Lindberg, Lisbet and Gocken Jobs, Viola Gråsten and Arne Jacobsen! Stig Lindberg would have turned 100 years this year and his pattern Berså, which was originally featured on coffee cups and other items is now also available as wallpaper.
The collections consists of 14 patterns in several colour variants. I think it is splendid that old design patterns are taken into use in new areas and in that way let us of newer generations take part of the wonderful art that existed during times gone by. Sometimes I feel that the illustrations and patterns in the 1950s were so much nicer than the new ones are today.
Patterns in my photos above:
1. 1790 Aurora
2. 1791 Rabarber
3. 1758 Pottery (brown), 1759 Pottery (blue)
4. 1792 Rabarber
5. 1790 Aurora
6. 1762 Poem d 'Amour
7. 1760 Pottery
8. 1765 Poem d 'Amour
9. A mix. On top you see Berså 1752 (blue), 1750 (green) and 1754 (orange).
Here comes my favourites this week! Clicks and thoughts.
This week I had the luck to be on a business trip in the same town and on the same day as the blogger Clara Lidström and Internet researcher Anna-Karin Nyberg were giving a lecture for bloggers regarding Digital Entrepreneurship. Such a good timing for once! I never attend any blog events and these are seldom created over here so I was happy to hear more about going from scratch to business. The blogger Linn Jung was an excellent moderator of the event with such a cool new haircutand, as Clara says, with a wonderful dialect.
I listened to this song about world being in bloom.
I was fascinated about Kristin Lagerqvists beautiful pictures again. This time the hot topic and dreams among bloggers seem to be greenhouses. A place for tomatoes, flowers, plants, decrations, books, berries and get togethers with dinners and music.
As always when there are royal events ongoing I am interested in what everyone in the royal family wears. This time, on the King's 70th birthday, I think Princess Victoria won the style fight and was so stunning with a kind of break-the-rules dress. It is not very common with striped marine dresses in these connections, but I think it was really summery and beautiful, a happy choice and not so strict in the honour of the day. She also made a statement for durable and environmentally friendly fashion on the concert the day before, when she was wearing a special-sewn dress for this event from H&M's Conscious collection.
I read this week that the trend with flea market finds are over. Now it is expensive, rare objects from the auction houses that are in. Maybe this is a result of the bloggers try to be unique when there is a horde of readers copying and buying the same products all the time.
Phew, I get exhausted by all trend statements. My own rule is that you should buy all that is visually intresting and beautiful for you, no matter if it is common, high or low. Only in that way you stay happy and personal and have a unique style and mix. Trends are coming and going and it is not eco-friendly to change everything all the time according to what is in right now.
This weekend has rushed by in high-speed. However, I managed to take a few pictures when the sun was up. This is my new little marble box from Broste Copenhagen. It is so nice and has a smooth surface. I haven't yet decided if it is the perfect box for sea salt, decoration or jewellery. This is in fact the first marble piece I've ever got. Better late than never! A good gift idea for anyone!
When seeing this apartment you cannot really believe it is only 23 m². It is maximum interior in limited space at Krukmakargatan 38 in Stockholm. All seems so light and airy with the soft and pale wall colours. I am definitely starting to soften for coloured walls, even if I think they would put too much restrictions otherwise on everything you would like to have and buy for your home. But they are nice to look at and feel so fresh. They are quite perfect for a compact living like this as well when you need to select your interior details carefully and just keep the dear and classic ones in one or two colours only. Note also that you cannot move here unless you only buy black and white clothes..;)
When it comes to the furniture in these pictures I like the rattan chair in the corner and have even thought about this one sometimes for my balcony. I am also on the lookout for a new coffee table and I immediately noticed this cool one, even if I think it might be a retro piece which is hard to find.