I saw these wall balls by Vitra for the first time this summer at a friend's house and thought they were so cool. Now I am so happy to have five bright magnets of my own! They resemble Vitra's Hang it all coat hanger in walnut that I bought some years ago. I will use these on my refrigerator as a splash of colour in my kitchen but I noticed that they look equally good to place anywhere around your home where you can fasten magnets. Today's tip! Design in a nutshell!
This home is for sale in Hammarby Sjöstad, Stockholm, by Fantastic Frank. What I want to save to my inspiration folder in these pictures is the Superfront cabinet. Superfront is making front designs that fit exactly on Ikea's Bestå cabinets. As you know I have a Bestå cabinet in my living room and sometimes I play with the thought to replace the doors with Superfront's doors to make it look a bit more exclusive, new and personal. I would not dare to go for bluish-grey fronts and sides as above, but if I had another hallway than now, I think this colour would look very good there as well. I love the fish-scale pattern and, not the least, the handles.
This home is for sale by Stadshem. I did not fell particularly for the apartment, but for some of the pictures. I have been quite reluctant to the new trend with coloured walls à la the 70s. But I think I am losing it. I have as a late adopter started to think that it is actually quite nice. No, not on my walls, but on pictures. Green, blue, black and grey walls...Why not? As long as they do not interfere with the surroundings or prevent you from buying thing you like, as they do not match, it is fine.
Hi from the blog shadow! I did not at all plan to be away this long, but suddenly the twenty-four hours were not quite enough for me and I had no choice. New work load and tasks, some trips and long days with tiredness in the evenings. On top of this it has been my birthday and I have fixed a bit for some small celebrations coming up. Besides this my bike has gotten stolen, which has, until now, been quite a rare thing in our little, safe town. So everything has been a mess at all fronts, but today I managed to catch up a bit with everything that has piled up lately. The home is super clean and all post-it notes have been gone through.
I have so missed sitting down at the computer, blogging, surfing around, reading newspapers and blogs. I think that is my kind of revival to cope with my everyday life otherwise. I do not like a hectic life style and need those slow moments in-between.
I tried to take some new photos with my new system camera, but, gosh, those settings! I need to practise more. Anyway no time for that now so here you can see some of my birthday gifts. A loveable, black Gubi lamp and a new book. I planned to have the lamp on my desk, but as the shade was quite low I thought it suits the bedside table better, to direct the light only on my book pages when reading, without lightening up the whole room.
I have a few single pieces of the Siirtolapuutarha mugs, bowls and plates with black dots and now I see that the collection has been increased with, among other things, new plates, a pitcher and jars. Did I say I like graphic?
I was really ínspired when I saw these breakfast pictures at the blog Så fint jag vill the other day. I almost made up my mind now that I need this beautiful carafe as well (have dreamed of it for a long time). For colourful breakfast juice, flowers and as decoration. As a small substitute for the Dagg vase that I see no legitimate reason for buying right now (I already have plenty of vases). I like the feeling in these pictures. No premeditated styling, just with an easy sense of artistic touch when putting things down, that just goes right. Vintage, new, colours, details...
A few days later I noticed that Kristin and Johanna had again been on a beautiful home visit, this time to this very same home above by Så fint jag vill. You can view more delicate pictures and seek inspiration from the personal and cosy home by Nanna van Berlekom in the interview here. And I, who have not been into the bistro chairs earlier, have changed my mind! In the correct spot they are suddenly just awesome!
Hey hello, today there is finally time for a small mood board of products for August. I am slightly getting some autumn feelings. A lot of new things are popping up in the stores after the summer. Here come a few picks!
The designer duo Bernadotte & Kylberg, Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and Oscar Kylberg, are back with a new collection of aluminium vases and bowls called Stockholm Horizon, inspried by the reflections on the water. The pattern is abstract and in blue and green shades.
Søren Refsgaard has designed an adorable black candleholder with four arms called Naked. I would love to have it all the year round but also especially during Christmas time. Suitable for lighting one candle each Advent. The candleholder has been inspired by the naked trees in winter. Isn't it interesting that nature is still the inexhaustible, never-ending inspiration source when it comes to design? I will start looking as well. ;) The silhouette of this candleholder casts long shadows on the table, exactly as in the woods.
It is quite unsusal that I share something from Hemnet on the blog (might be over a year since last time), but today I found something that I think is both visually interesting, architectually beautiful as well as photographed in a way that I like. Somehow I think I have seen this in some magazine earlier, but I cannot remember which one? You can see more pictures from the apartment in Göteborg, Sweden here. An airy apartment with beautiful details, floor and windows!
I often wonder why it is only the real estate agencies in Sweden that provide the whole world with styled interior pictures that circulate over and over again in social media channels. I mean one country is providing everyone with nice pictures. I have not seen any similar agencies with professional home styling in Finland, Norway or Denmark. Maybe it is lack of knowledge, so please tell I if you know, but conscious and studied styling on this level and this frequently with professional photographs, I have not stumbled upon before.