Botanical posters

I am always on the lookout for new things for my walls. I have admired the Flora Monstera posters by All The Way to Paris, but today I also found a similar botanical poster of the same plant, in green, by My Deer Art Shop. I like that the posters are available in smaller formats also, as usually the big ones take up too much space in one go.
Beautiful, arent' they? They are made with watercolour and have a limited edition. An easy way to bring some nature into your home!


The list of the month - April

Here comes my list of the month. The blog post and categories are a challenge by Tant Johanna. Feel free to pick it up if you like. Here we go April!
I was thinking about striking through this category and write b i k e instead (as the weather is so lovely nowadays and we need to breathe fresh air), but then I found this one. So cute. Makes me smile. For warm days!

On my way to the hairdresser's this Thursday. Cut it long is my device.
I notice that I am very much into platform shoes this spring.
Such a shame that I do not have Zara around the corner.


Pinterest is full of those "Great minds think alike"-quotes. I nod and pin.


The cup of the month is an explosion of colours and blooms. Can you picture this in the garden? A tray with afternoon coffee, sun glasses and t h i s cup! I love it! Summer!


I need a new book to read. I have started to check the The New York Times' best seller list when in doubt. So many people cannot be wrong. Any tips, though? I already blogged about the book of the month, but this interests me, too. Kinfolk about entrepreneurship. Kinfolk also seems to be a safe card to success when photographing (see all variants and repetitions here). But I am interested anyway. Both in the contents and cover! (The picture above is from an article about scribbling in the book).

Food  Recipe

I watched Ernst in Toscana (TV-series) yesterday. He made a fruit pie. Sounded delicious (see the recipe here). And I sighed when he started to paint in that beautiful scenery. Seemed like a marvellous spot for inspiration.

Place to visit

Actually I just want to be at home, so not wishing to travel anywhere right now. It is a beautiful and warm season ahead.
Sweatshirt  Clothes
Beautiful fashion picture.
It is time for mocha, flared jeans and ancient sandals.
Read this hilarious article about the flared jeans.
Have a good week! Hope the list inspired you!
Pictures 1-2, 4, 7 Pinterest 3, 8 Zara 6 Kinfolk 5 Marimekko


One more cushion...

 I admire these cushions by Afroart.


Series 7™ chair in new colours by Tal R

A real blog boom right now is the news that Arne Jacobsen's classic 7™ chair comes in nine new colours picked by the Danish artist Tal R. This to celebrate that the chair has sold more than seven million copies this far (wow) and celebrates its 60th anniversary. Isn't it fantastic that this chair is still popular after six decades and despite all remarkable changes in technology, culture and life style? I am so happy that I bought my black ones many years ago! They are still my favourites!

For some chairs Tal R has chosen the same colour for both the base and seat to create a monochrome look. I like especially the black and white ones! How new and fresh they look!  

Which is your favourite colour?



Morning glory

These lovely Sundays!


New recipes by Leila

This was a nice surprise! A new recipe book by Leila Lindholm! All with healthy and fresh recipes! I will put me on the order list, lean back and wait for the book to be published and to drop down in my letterbox! Success! Easily the book of the month!

Cross-stitch patterns

Cool DIY idea. Embroidery in cross-stitch on a bistro chair.
There are numerous cross-stitch patterns to be found on the Internet.


DIY Easter eggs

If you still miss some DIY tips for beautiful Easter eggs (or want to save the inspiration for next year), check out Noa Gammelgaard's photos and DIY video and also her nice graphical Easter egg ideas on Pinterest.

I would myself prefer to find some wooden eggs to paint next time, as the blown out ones tend to crack and cannot be kept over time.


Flared jeans

The flared jeans from the 70s are back! I got lost in all the denim pictures from the 70s and today. Here are the icons Jane Birkin and Farrah Fawcett wearing these. What do you think of this spring and summer trend? Will you have a pair in your wardrobe? I think the right model in the right shade could look pretty good with some shoes having the same vibes of the 70s, e.g. shoes with thick soles. Are we ready to let go of the skinny jeans? Are these unflattering or instead making your legs look longer? I have not tried any pair yet. I think the top part must be tucked in, tight or short.
So! This was a mental escape from interior once in a while.



Happy Easter!

Finally Easter! I have waited for you! Started out with breakfast in front of the TV (yes, it is allowed...). Early and slow mornings are my melody for four days ahead. On the agenda are Easter dinners with family and friends and doing whatever I like whenever I like...I have saved my usual winter holiday for May so these four free days are more than welcomed.

I took these pictures last weekend and some more decorations and yellow and flame-coloured flowers have appeared still, but here is anyway a glimpse of some of my Easter decorations. I like the black wooden eggs (brand unknown) that I found recently!

Happy Easter to all of you!


Paper love

I have got a crush on these paper bags that I found in the flower shop yesterday. Perfect for some spring flowers. The bags are not waterproof, though, so you need to have a pot and plate inside as well. I will have to go and buy a few more tomorrow. Would look good with daffodils inside, too! Or why not for herbs in the kitchen?


Dagg vase

This vase has been in for a very long time, and seen on most blogs, but I still like it. To me it is not about being first or being trendy. It is all about the design. I think the rumba of being first, trendy and in (and then disregarding something when seen too much) misses the whole point. It is not about that, it is about the aesthetics in the design and how watching it stands the ravages of time. But that is another story.:) I could, for example, equally well state that the Eames chairs (seen a million times) still are very beautiful in design with the base this way and that and the perfect form and contrast of different materials. How do you look at this topic?
I love the form and bubbles on this vase (although the vase itself is a bit too large in size). So still heavily on my long wish list! It looks so beautiful with straggly flowers in it!


The best home-made focaccia

Hello from the blog shadow. A busy week.
Mmm... a good recipe for focaccia can be found here, if you would like to try it out!
The gourmet salt makes it all!


Olle Eksell for Ikea

As you know I like illustrations from the old days. The playfulness, joy, humour and simpleness that existed before this computerized world. Real sketches by hand.
In April IKEA launches some new products called ÖNSKEDRÖM with motifs by one of Sweden's most prominent graphic designers, Olle Eksell (1918-2007). You probably know him from the poster with the famous cacao eyes?

I think it is a good idea to make use of old design treasures that otherwise would not see the daylight else when flipping through an old book, or in the worst scenario, only when someone would be lucky enough to have access to his desk drawer.

The illustrations are to be found on cards, trays, kitchen towels, napkins, textiles etc. See more here
Pictures IKEA


Wiinblad's creative joy

Waiting for these beauties to be launched outside Denmark.
I like the playfulness in the motifs by Bjørn Wiinblad.
Which colour of the coffee cups would you choose?
Press pictures | Rosendahl Design Group


Easy Eastern DIY tip

I am always late when it comes to celebrations. All DIY tips feel unnecessary to do in the very last minute with no material available. Then I always think that next time I will be the first on the ball! So for once. At your service! Forgive me if it is too early, but this is a lovely DIY tip for Easter! And maybe it is not too early, as often the best tips by the bloggers come way too late for me even being able to think about accomplishing them.

I have searched for modern, nice and easy Eastern DIY tips for ages (I mean all years back). For any kind of tips that neither are ugly nor where you need to go nuts before it is ready - and this is it! So nice! Take a look at the tutorial over here at Squirrelly minds. I would like to try it out as I love to mix colours without no rules at all!

One thing, though. Warning! Be careful with your walls!

All you need is:

white eggs, blown out and dry
a bottle cap
a paintbrush
paint (different colours)

All pictures | Squirrelly minds