2015/01/25

Sunday



This week has been fun and interesting. I decided to take a step outside my comfort zone and go to an investment course with my colleagues and friends. This led to that I won (!) a ticket to another evening event, a lecture by an adventurer and I must say it was thrilling and fantastic to listen to her story although I am myself not any adventurous at all (or maybe because of that)! Mount Everst and the moon in all their glory, but I feel best at home like this. Reading my new favourite book by Gillian Flynn. An exciting detective story with the knowledge that I am safe! I have not come that far but it seems very good and I trust the choir of magazines and bloggers cheering it. This week also included a surprise gift behind the door (will show you this another day).

Sweet Sunday!

PS. My ball lights are no Christmas decorations at all; they are here to stay during the dark season...

 

2015/01/20

Optical candleholder by Menu



The cutest optical candleholder by StokkeAustad for Menu. Love it!
It went straight up on my wish list!
 

Pictures | Menu

Wire series by Norm Architects

 
 
 
These pictures flashed by when opening the computer this morning. I totally adore them! The wire series is designed by Norm Architects.

The wire pots are for both outdoor and indoor use and the inspiration for these came when Kasper Rønn and Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen visited a Japanese-inspired garden in L.A. I can just imagine how good the pots would look with flowers on the terrace or balcony, or inside with green plants or fresh flowers. Oil discs can be put on the bases, and voilá! they light up your garden.
 
 
All for Menu SS 2015
 
 Wire pots, wire discs, wall mirror, table | Norm Architects
Coat rack | Jonas Birkebæk Poulsen & Christian Troels
Chair | Studio WM
 
 
Pictures | Norm Architects

 

2015/01/18

Havsglas



Outside it has been raining equally much as the reports on social media about Formex 2015 in Stockholm. As I had no possibility to visit this I rely solely on the pictures I have seen circulating around the Net. It is hard to get a right picture of the fair but at least I spotted this newcomer via Husligheter, the hanging flowepot in glass by Havsglas. It feels like a cool upgrade to this century of the old flowerpot version à la grandma. Might become a hit? Came to my mind also that for the windows in the summer houses it would be fresh with for example nuances in green, blue or amber? What do you think? Just like the glass floats of the old days?
 
 
Picture 1, 3-4 Havsglas
Picture 2 Maria Soxbo | Husligheter
 
 

2015/01/15

Lotta Agaton's home

 
Odengatan 35, Stockholm

The Swedish interior stylist Lotta Agaton and her family are moving out from this beautiful home in Vasastan, Stockholm. I like the entire apartment and when it comes to the interior, especially much the cognac-coloured chairs and their colour combo with the green plants!

For sale here.

Pictures | Alexander White  (edited | cut down by me)
 
 

Pinspiration


 
One of my favoruite leisure-time activities has been to admire and pin beautiful pictures on Pinterest. It is a therapy, very relaxing and....time-consuming. A lot of hours can just pass by when deepening yourself in this world so a good "time-to-stop-when-plan" is good to have before settling down to explore this. Anyhow, if you have not joined that forum I guess you should. So much inspiration from any of your interest areas. See my pins here.

 
Above a mood board with Pinterest pictures
 
 

2015/01/06

Christmas is dancing out

 
 
Many bloggers have thrown out Christmas already a long time ago and are speaking about spring. I must be the only one to still have the Christmas tree inside and that have not even had time to photograph it until now (I feel miserable about that). The time before Christmas is so hectic so I do not understand the rush to throw everything out after three holy days. On the Twentieth Day Knut the Christmas is dancing out by me. I will enjoy the rest of Ephiphany today and remove Christmas during the upcoming weekend. The winter evenings are very dark here so I  want to keep the lights for a while still.

Christmas tree decorations: White paper balls Iittala | White stars Lars Rank | Brown balls Anna Nygård design (talentedly recycled from Venetian blinds) | Copper decorations unknown | The paper star is made by my friend out of the Cole & Son wallpaper Woods

 

Winter days



Can you feel the cold in the pictures? I suffered a bit without mittens when photographing. Nature is so beautiful right now. And so unpredictable. Today it is -12 °C, tomorrow +1 °C. So I had to rush before the soft snow in the trees is gone.

 

2015/01/04

Wisuella award 2014

 
 


A new year has just begun but before stepping ahead into that one I would still like to make a small wrap-up regarding what I have appreciated in the design world during 2014. I got the brilliant idea already last year, that I will summarize everything in a Wisuella award.
 
I have selected a few categories and nominated the candidates according to my own subjective preferences for who will receive the Wisuella award/design prize this year. (Sorry, the prize will only be my exclusive words)!
 
So here we go! Please also share your own thoughts; if you for example have some other favourites in the same categories that you would like to mention. Then we can all remember what was on the carpet during 2014. A small encyclopedia of the smartest and most memorable threads in the design history of that year.

1. Best comeback
 
The best comeback is without doubt the Bjørn Wiinblad collection. Everyone with bad luck on the flea markets can now have their own retro piece without any defects at all. The playfulness of the motifs makes the observer happy. A must-have!
 
2. Best package

The most beautiful chocolate package is provided by Fazer. The Magic Cube boxes are unfortunately only to be found in selected duty-free shops and at Stockmann.
 
3. Best rising star
 
We are so tired of the same motifs in the poster jungle, aren't we? This feels like a welcomed drop in the desert. I dare to claim that Emma von Brömssen is quite alone on the design heaven to come up with this idea. Picking hydrangeas, twigs and leaves from from her own garden and making a bird out of it. Brilliant. The poster is a photo of this work. Also the cushion has an interesting pattern. Definitely with the same interesting characteristic that seems to be Emma's style.

4. Best detail

The detail of the year is absolutely any candle by Skandinavisk. The graphical pattern alongside with a word that explains everything. So in to have a Fjord, Hav, Skov or København on the coffee table.
 
5. Best glass

The cut glasses for smoothies and coffee circulated around all social media channels like a wildfire.

6. Best trend

The most hyped trend was the one with marble. This picture shows marble-like items from H&M Home and Nordstjerne.
 
7. Best designer
 
As the Danish crown prince couple has awarded Cecilie Manz with the culture prize, I am not late to pick up. With a range of collaborations this year (see also number 8) she contributes to innovative, simple and elegant design in the Scandinavian homes. Pictures of the portable speaker A2 for B&O Play.
 
8. Best collaboration
 
The best collaborations this year were the ones done by Iittala. The designers Matti Klenell, Cecilie Manz and Magnus Pettersen provided new interior details beyond the tableware. Shelves, candlesticks and lamps!

 

2014/12/31

A Happy Always!

 
 
Some table setting inspiration for New Year's Eve. All gold, brass or silver on the table alongside with grandma-inspired plates and cups! A happy mix of your flea market finds or inherited pottery go equally well as the luxurious ones from the store. Everything à la Nobel!
 
Happy New Year! May this new year bring a lot of happiness! I also want to thank you for making blogging this year so fun. Hope to see you around next year as well!
 
 
Cheers!
 
 





2014/12/30

Beautiful workspace


 
Via Frida I paid attention to Jonas Ingerstedt's beautiful interior photos. This workspace with the chair and the framed picture caught my eyes in the amazing range of photos in his portfolio (see more here).


The home is featured in Elle Decoration Sweden issue 10.
Just have to run down and get an own copy of it!


Photos: Jonas Ingerstedt, published with his permission
 
 
 

2014/12/24

A lot like Christmas


 
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!
Hope your days are merry and bright!
 
Please also remember to take the chance to participate in the wonderful Christmas giveaway by Danish Kähler Design in my previous post. Three cosy candleholders can be yours! Direct link to the giveaway here. PS. I found it so interesting to read about your personal favourite city! Hope there will be more!  
 
  
Moodboard with inspirational pictures from my Pinterest board Christmas and Moments


 

2014/12/20

Giveaway | Kähler design

 
 
Right before Christmas Santa, or more exactly, Kähler Design offers you a nice giveaway to make your days brighter and your life merrier. We all need that during the dark season, right? These three Urbania candle houses can now be won by one lucky winner: the pantheon, church and city house. The white glazed ceramic houses are designed by Mette Bache and Barbara Bendix Becker. They are perfect in size and so cosy!
 
If you want this whole little village of three candle houses to move into your home, all you have to do is to answer these questions:
 
 
1. What is your favourite city?
2. Where would you put the candle houses if you won?
 
Good luck! Lycka till!
 
 
The giveaway ends on Sunday 4th January 2015 11:59 p.m. EET. When the decision has been made the winner will be announced on the blog. The competition is open for everyone and yes, you can also answer in any Scandinavian language (except Icelandic ;). In case you do not want to publish your email address, send your contact info to wisuella@gmail.com after you have published your comment here.


The competition has ended. Congratulations Rikke! You are the lucky winner of the Urbania candle houses! Please email me your address and the candle houses will be sent to you shortly.


* The competition has been sponsored by Kähler.