Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Winter Time

We changed to winter time last Sunday, and that means that I now have 4 months of depressing darkness ahead of me. It's 5 o'clock and already night! ...sigh...

It's time to do what Danish people do so well and come up with ways of transforming our homes into shrines of 'hygge' (cozyness). Chain lights and warm blankets are a way to start. Just like the bedroom below from Swedish photographer Daniella Witte.
photo and styling: Daniella Witte

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Design Crush - Candlepin

The Candlepin - A multi candle holder in polished or painted steel.
Designed by Sebastian Bergne for Eno.

images via: Vosgesparis

Monday, 28 October 2013

Black and White Scandinavian Home

Today I'm loving the home of  Swedish interior designer Elin Kickén, for sale on Västanhem.

The graphic and contrasting look of black and white, softened by details such as a touch of pink, green plants, warm metals and natural wood. 
The perfect balance between design icons and the owners personality. 

And one of Vee Speers photos on the which I just can't resist.
photography by: Sara Landstedt
all images via Västanhem

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Cork and Marble Coasters

Last week I decided to paint my sofa table. It is a sorry, ugly, excuse of a table, but it's sturdy and I have no budget to replace it any time soon. So I decided to paint it all white (it was a disgusting yellowish wood colour) hoping that it would, somehow, 'dissolve' into it's surroundings. And it actually worked. It's still an ugly table but it annoys me a lot less now.

Of course, after going through all the trouble of painting it, I started thinking about something that I had no need to worry about before...coasters! (I swear I can hear my mother laughing right now)
So, yesterday, as I was roaming through the supermarket, I spotted these cheap cork coasters and decided to get them and then think of a way to customize them. Now, imagine my surprise, when this morning I see this marble coaster DIY on April and May blog. It's the same cork coasters and they used a marble adhesive foil to make it more interesting. 
project and photos by April and May

And it doesn't have to be marble. This would work with any other type of adhesive, even wall paper. A few samples of a cool wall paper would be enough. Another idea, if I decide to keep the texture of the cork, is to paint it with a water resistant paint. The options are many and easily changeable, which is always good.

Hope you like this little DIY project. Have a nice day.

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Sunday at Home

Tranquillity and home baked bread ...
a perfect Sunday morning!
photos by me

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Black&White inspiration | Tine K Home

Danish brand, Tine K Home's latest catalogue is, once again, full of beautiful and inspiring photos.
I decided to only share my favourites black and white.
But do check all their amazing A/W 2013 Catalogue here.

all images via: Tine K home

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Colour Inspiration | Nude

Lately I've been having a serious crush on  nude tones.
Maybe it's the nostalgic feeling of early Autumn...

image source: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Monday, 14 October 2013

industrial interiors | Ginger and Fig

Today I'm loving these photos of an eatery called Ginger and Fig.
What can I say? Industrial atmosphere and neutral tones in these, somehow, 'dramatic' photographies by James Strack.
Interior design by KA+AD in collaboration with studio 19.
photography: James Strack

Friday, 11 October 2013

Home Office | Nina Holst for Ferm Living

Nina Holst, from Stylizimo blog, Styled this home office for the Danish design brand Ferm Living.

I think you can find good ideas and inspiration here. 
I particularly like the use of the clothes rack as a different way of having a wall board.

Visit her original post if you want to know more about her choices, as well as links to the products on Ferm Living's web shop page.
all images by: Nina Holst
via: Stylizimo

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

My Olive Green Kindle

After almost two weeks of "sweat and tears" (UPS was involved), my Kindle has finally arrived.
I'm in love with the olive green leather cover with it's little pop up light! 
all photos by me

I'm in no way going to abandon real books, but this baby still has a lot of potential.
It's small and light enough to carry it with me everywhere, the battery lasts for weeks and it can storage hundreds of books. Happy!

Monday, 7 October 2013

A diferent Point Of View

The POV (point of view) candle holder.
Created by the Stockholm based atelier Note Design Studio for Menu.
A series of steel candle holders that change accordingly to where you stand and look at it.
Alone or as part of a pattern, the possibilities are impressive. 
images by: Menu
via: Dezeen and Menu

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Summer House in Concrete and Wood

Today I'm sharing this summer house renovation in Linescio, Switzerland, by Buchner Bründler Architekten, which was the winner of the Swiss Concrete award for 2013.

The concrete inside creates a 'cage' that allows the preservation of  the original 'shell' of stone walls. I personally love the huge shutters, covering the whole hight of the building. How about you?
photos by:  (C) Ruedi Walti
via: Afasia

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Bedroom Inspiration

Today I'm loving this bedroom as it feels quiet and peaceful... 
A place where you can really retreat to and rest.

It also looks perfect both for men and women. 
There's a certain austerity in the grey tones and the industrial inspired details. But there's also a softness in the irregular walls, the personal objects and the slightly untidy bed...
interior design: Johan Israelson
styling: Tina Hellberg
photography: Johan Sellén

I'm having a serious case of bedroom jealousy right now!

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

'Writing Table' |by Roel Huisman|

Today I want to share this adorable desk by Amsterdam designer Roel Huisman.
For all it's simplicity, the desk includes a lamp, a vase and a hidden small storage compartment.
The pigments in the polyester resin gives the 'Writing Table' this green pastel tone, which adds a nice softness to it.
all images via Dezeen

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