Friday, 29 March 2013

Grey Easter

photo: Bungalow5
photo by: Janne Peters    .   photo by: Nicole Franzen
image via Toast    .   image via Pinterest

It's snowing again and outside the world looks grey. 
Wishing you all a happy Easter, hopefully with better weather than what I'm having. 

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Therese Sennerholt - prints

One of the Danish interior design magazines I usually read often offers small prints from different artist or designers. I have three, hanging on my living room wall, and the last one I got was the "yes" by the Swedish  designer Therese Sennerholt. I decided to explore more of her work and share some of the images from her web shop. I love all her black and white prints and the photos, done in collaboration with several stylists and photographers (I'm sorry but I don't know them all) are just wonderful!

all images via Therese Sennerholt shop

Monday, 25 March 2013

Bohemian Chic apartment in Denmark

A beautiful apartment in Denmark with an eclectic style. Design pieces, flee market findings and lots of art in a neutral background makes for a bright atmosphere full of personality. 
I think it's gorgeous!
photography: Kristian Septimius Krogh
all images via Bo Bedre

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Mia Blanche Ceramics

Even though Spring has officially started, here in Denmark we had a very cold and snowy week. But the days are longer, the sun actually shows up more often, and my mind is completely set on warmer days. So I decided to share some images with a "Springy" feeling while I dream of having brunch in the terrace (if the snow ever goes away). 

Mia Blanche ceramics is a Sweedish atelier (and shop) launched in 2008. The products are designed and hand made by Mia Blanche and show different influences: from textile patterns (especially laces inherited from her grandmother) to oriental inspired themes; a mix of old and contemporary. I chose to share my favorites here but you can see more by clicking on the links above.

all images
photography: Lena Granefelt

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Sweet Paul Magazine - Spring

One can always find beautiful images and delicious recipes at Sweet Paul Magazine.
It's worth checking out all the recipes on the new Spring edition but, in the meanwhile, here's some wonderful inspiration in tones of green and grey - Photographed by Andrea Bricco and styled by Alicia Buszczak.

all images via Sweet Paul Magazine

Monday, 18 March 2013

Varming House by Eva and Nils Koppel

I first saw the Varming House on a Danish TV program about "Unique Nordic Houses" (that's the name of the program  in Danish - "EnestÃ¥ende Nordiske Huse") and felt drawn to it immediately. Maybe because it reminded me so much of the best architecture that was also being done in Portugal in the mid-century (the name Fernando Távora and his house in Ofir came to my mind). I then decided to go on the internet and try to find some more information about this house.

The Varming house was designed by the Danish architects Eva and Nils Koppel in 1952. I see it as one of those "little pearls" of architecture that came after the most radical phase of the Modern Movement, when, in a period of doubt, reflection and critic about a "universal model", architects all over Europe began searching for a harmonious coexistence of the most fundamental values of modernism and vernacular, while simultaneously, considering the new notions of family and dwelling. Innovation and tradition, global and local, machine and human, function and emotion, were all tools to be balanced and used while designing. 

The fluidity of the spaces (especially in the common areas), the 3 different levels that organize the living area, and the big amount of storage in the corridor that leads to the bedrooms, help make the best of the 143 m2 of interior space. You can see the plan of the house at the end of this post, but unfortunately it doesn't show the blind exterior walls that help integrating the house in the surrounding, slightly inclined, terrain. 

all images via

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Chocolate Cupcakes

You may have noticed that I have been posting several photos of cupcakes lately. There is a reason for that. I have been obsessing over cupcakes for the last 3 months. I decided to go on a crusade in search of the perfect cupcake and while I can't yet post the recipe here, I can always share the pictures of some attempts. It shouldn't be that difficult to find the perfect cupcake but... my perfect cupcakes needs:
- a good cake base, preferably with a strong chocolate flavour;
- a good frosting but it cannot be the normal butter-cream because the Mr. doesn't like it;
- to be easy and quick to make without having to use the electric mixer or a scale;
- just enough for two people...meaning I don't want to end up with 20 cupcakes that we can't (well we can but we shouldn't) handle.

These pictures show my last attempt. The cake was actually kind of awesome! but I didn't nail the frosting... yet!... I converted all measures in cups and spoons and used a simple whisker to mix the batter. And it made 6 cupcakes...perfectly acceptable, I say!
all photos by me

(edited) I have now posted the perfect recipe for few and fast cupcakes here

Friday, 15 March 2013

Goodbye Google Reader...

...Hello Bloglovin'

So, it seems like Google reader is retiring in a few months. I personally won't miss it because for a long time I've been using Bloglovin' to keep track of the dozens of blogs I follow.  

You can follow Life as a Moodboard on Bloglovin', as well as any other blog of your choice! It's actually an amazing tool. It's easy to sign and easy to use (trust me, I can be very thick with internet things sometimes, and I never had any problems with Bloglovin'). And it also allows you to add a small symbol to your bookmarks bar that let's you know when you have new posts to read. I love it and I hope you'll love it too.

Give it a try and I hope to see you there!

all photos by me

Thursday, 14 March 2013


If you are craving for a vintage/retro touch in your home Ginger&Mora, a recently opened on-line boutique, may be a great place to visit. The shop is curated by two sisters who have travelled the world and acquired an eclectic taste and a passion for beautiful and long lasting design. They share a bit of their beautiful world as they put together a collection of special findings, and personalize every product with a small complementary text - a delicious perk!

I picked a few of my favourites to share with you but it's worth taking a look at the entire collection. 

all images from Ginger&Mora with thanks

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