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?
Candlestick picture Trendspanarna | Other pics Aftonbladet Expressen Pinterest


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!



Design by Esaila

When I first saw these pictures I came to think about Menu products, which is really not so far-fetched at all, because Kenyon Yeh and the duo Kaschkasch, who has designed some of the prodcuts above, have actually also designed some products for Menu. Quite funny that you can recognize someone's style this clearly! It is a bit like hearing a song on the radio and knowing who it is just because of some distinctive feature in the voice.

The products above are designed by the Taiwan-based design house Esaila. I think the expression of the products is very Scandinavian and Danish. Much wood and simple lines.

Which one is your favourite?
All pictures Esaila


Cane chair

I picked these pictures merely because of the cane chair in the living room. I have some difficulties with cane as I somehow get too much vibes of the 90s, but I am starting to melt a bit as this is an absolute trend that you now see everywhere when it comes to outdoor styling. On blogs, Pinterest and in magazines.

Usually I think that the shape of cane furniture is a bit too romantic and wavy but the cane chair in the pictures above I somehow liked! The form is simple and there are no frills. I do not know the brand, but I think this would look great on any balcony or terrace, outdoor season as it is, with some nice cushions within.

Do you like the return of cane furniture?
Pictures Planete Deco | Erik Olsson


Lagerhaus sends to Scandinavian customers

The Swedish company Lagerhaus is expanding in Scandinavia. A new store opened on 2nd May in Oslo and at the same time Lagerhaus launched a new version of the webshop where delieveries to Finland, Norway and Denmark now are possible. Good news for all outside Sweden!
Picture Lagerhaus | Collage by me


Morning bird

Good morning! It is a beautiful Monday because I have one week's holiday! I usually prefer to postpone the winter holiday as late as possible, until spring, because it is so much more enjoyable to be outside when it is light outside, the sun is shining, nature awakes and it is warm!

I am real morning bird, too. The whole day is spoiled if I sleep too long. It is something special with the morning light and also having a lot of extra hours to use how you like. Eating breakfast without rush and just being at home. Precious time! :) Have a nice day!


Forest house by Norm Architects

The Forest house by Norm Architects is situated on a forest lot north of Copenhagen. The house has been completely redone to interact with the surrounding nature and open up the atmosphere inside with less walls to give it an airy Scandinavian style.

I really love the result. The purity and simpleness and how the design classics stand out against the white walls and the beautiful changing scenery.

The pictures just strenghten my feeling that the Grand Prix chair and the LTR table would be such a good match in my home, too...
Photos: Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen / via Archdaily


Beautiful blanket

Beautiful new brown woollen Crux blanket by Pia Wallén.


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!