Blog tip | Our food stories

I found a new German - English food blog today (thanks Holly for the tip) with beautifully styled food pictures. It is called Our food stories and the bloggers behind it are two Berliners, the fashion designer/food stylist Nora Eisermann and the photographer Laura Muthesius.

What I like most is that they use a mix of Scandinavian tableware and vintage pieces together with a lot of flowers and leaves in the pictures.

The first picture with the letter plates forming the word "food" was a fun idea. I think I never get rid of my hangup for graphic things!
Photos | Our food stories


Beautiful Swedish allotment

I was just about to log out and take a long sleep (it is Saturday tomorrow and the week has been busy), and then I saw this beautiful allotment on Lovely Life. I know I could not find any sleep before I share these pictures with you. Such an adorable place and so richly coloured photos! The house and garden belongs to the ceramist Elin Lannsjö and it is located in Gothenburg, Sweden. I especially fell in love with the wild flowery garden and the unique floor lamp! But there are a lot of inspiration details in each picture. See more here and here and let it sink in...
I will make a mental note of Elin's garden tips: Mediterranean plants (olive trees, lavender), climbing roses, columbines, poppies, hammock and wicker chairs. The flowers in a few main colours. Success, as you see.



Mood board with pictures from my Pinterest board Summer
Hope you are celebrating a fab Midsummer! We have rain and lots of clouds here, with a few sunbeams inbetween (totally useless running in and out to catch them). In fact, quite a typical Midsummer weather. However, everything else is there. Free days, strawberries, barbecued food and family!

Below a Finno-Swedish summer song for you. It is catchy and seems to become a real summer torture on the radio. Have a nice weekend!




I have bought lavender for my balcony. It is said to manage on the latitude of northern Africa as well, so I see that it has a tiny possibility to survive on my glassed balcony this summer, even though I forget watering it.
I can also see it through a small window in my living room. So the lavender brings joy both outside and inside.

Otherwise I am still waiting for the summer to begin... Hello? Summer, where are you? Mixed up the dates?


Sunday pinspiration

My latest pinspiration this Sunday afternoon.
All pictures via my Pinterest


Ikea news 2015 and 2016

I happened to stumble across these interesting pictures yesterday with the new collections that Ikea is going to launch later this autumn and also as far ahead as during 2016. The pictures were nicely photographed in a way that I like and the news looked really interesting so I wanted to share them with you. They are taken by Marie Claire Maison during an event in Älmhult earlier this spring where the new upcoming collections were presented. The Sinnerlig collection has circulated quite much in the blogosphere already, but otherwise there were a lot of other interesting news also coming. I was surprised that no one else than the French magazine has yet paid attention to all of these.
Sinnerlig by Ilse Crawford. Available in September 2015.
Skogsta. Available in August 2015.
 Sittning. Available in September 2015.
Viktigt by Ingegerd Råman. Available in May 2016.
Tillfälle. Available in February 2016.
Svärtan by Martin Bergström. Available in August 2016.
Användbar. Available in April 2016.
What I liked most?
The Tillfälle series with the small coffee table with graphic pattern and the wooden stool with black topping! I also liked the Skogsta stool and the Viktigt cane chair in black for outdoor living.

Which one is your favourite?



Bubbles on my mind

Ever since I saw this picture I have not been able to let go of it. The Linné carafe has remained on my mind and I was really thinking if I maybe happen to need a summer gift. Or if I would start a habit of always buying a summer gift to myself. Green looks so nice but I think I would choose clear to be able to have any kinds of colours on the flowers in it.

I continue dreaming as my wish list and ideas are exploding at the moment... So many bubbles on my mind right now!

If you want to see more of this beautifully decorated apartment, take a look at the article by Sanna Fischer Nordström here.

Cut picture from Metro Mode Home | Photograper: Jesper Florbrant


How to avoid mess!

I have for a longer time thought that I just need to get a new order in my cupboards and wardrobe before the summer holidays. I always feel much more comfortable when everything is in order. Just recently I got a package from Nomess Copenhagen with some items that will help me out on this front and which also pushed me to start. The brand really says it all - no mess anymore!

My jewellery always get tangled up. Usually I do not have time to separate them when going somewhere and I grab the same every morning. With this little jewellery box I can put earrings, rings and smaller necklaces in the colourful boxes and always have them neatly in the same place.
I am always lacking hangers. No matter what. When hanging in clothes after washing, guest are coming, new clothes are bought. And I hate to put double layers as I forget what is under. These are my new hangers in black and gold! If I would have been braver I had chosen more colours because there are a lot of colours of these ones and they all look good.
My potholders have been lying around for a longer time. These S-hooks in silver really seem to be a trifle, but I think they solved a major problem in my home. I finally have somewhere nice to hang the potholders and it makes the kitchen a little more colourful now, when the pattern is visible. I noticed that the hooks are available in a lot of different colours.
I also tried a bigger hook for my jeans shorts. And you see, I am a bit braver here. This S-hook is in lime!
This transparent box can be used for all kinds of small things lying around. I filled it like this for the blog, but you know what? After this photo shoot it will be so perfect for all kinds of "first aid" stuff. My stock of contact lenses, allergy medicine, plasters, headache tablets and so on. I will put all packages inside but you can still find and see them, without having to seek and poke about in the pile as I need now.
And finally, this cute piece of news from Nomess Copenhagen. A pastel-coloured box with two layers!
All mentioned products above come from the Danish brand Nomess Copenhagen and if you are looking for the same and additional kinds of storage possibilites, see more here! The collection is broad!
*In cooperation with Nomess Copenhagen


Kastehelmi news

Press pictures Iittala / collage by me
One of my favourite Iittala series is Kastehelmi by Oiva Toikka. I always choose the clear Kastehelmi bowl when I have some candies or something small in size to serve. The pattern with the dewdrops looks so luxurious and stylistically pure. I can tell you I died a bit when I saw the Iittala news for autumn 2015. Glasses and jars are coming, which have not been available before in this series. Glasses are exactly the thing that is missing from the series. So beautiful! As if I did not have enough glasses already I immediately feel that possessive instinct awakening again...The jars are also fresh and cool newcomers. These can be decorative anywhere!


Weekend heroes

A little glimpse from my breakfast on my new summer plate. It is called Sitruunapuu and I bought it last time when I visited Marimekko in a nearby town. I am having a real hung-up right now on fruit, berries, smoothies and those rye buttons with chili taste...

We had a good party yesterday celebrating my long-term best friend who turned 40. I got really inspired by the table setting with a lot of different vintage plates in blue, brown and green. It looked so good! Of course we also had one ear on the Eurovision song contest and it was an ear-splitting noise in the room when Måns Zelmerlöw won! Amore! Love! He was best!

Now the sun is shining so much that I hardly can see my computer screen anymore or even how the pictures look unedited, so I will sign out and enjoy the Sunday outside! Not sure if I will be sun-bathing and reading, going for a run on the jogging track in the forest or simply taking a walk to the flea market or flower store. Always too many options! I can't choose! Have a good day!



Forthcoming marriage gift

The crown prince couple received this beautiful candlestick as forthcoming marriage gift last Sunday. The designer Hanna Dalrot, who comes from the same place as Sofia Hellqvist, got the honorary task to design a gift for the couple on behalf of the municipality Älvdalen. It is made of silver and porphyry (a kind of rock available in Älvdalen). Just as the blog Inredningshjälpen I agree totally that it resembles the ball candlesticks from Svenskt Tenn. Very beautiful! I like it. I wonder if it will be available for ordinary human beings as well?
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Small victories

My latest pinspiration may speak for itself this Sunday afternoon. Biking, sunsets, clothes and small victories. I have shopped for two weeks now and I still have nothing to wear. My friend's b i g 40th birthday party is coming up next weekend. Fun! Have a nice end of week and beginning of next!

All pictures via my Pinterest


Patio inspiration

I made a mood board with inspiration for patio and plants.

I would like to have a watering can that is so nice that it could be at hand and fully visible all the time. The golden one is my favourite, but the black one I would prefer to have on my balcony!