Autumn wish list

Maybe you have noticed that the text and pictures have been jumping back and forth inside here. I have struggled for a while with a new layout and finally I think--***^^ I am ready! I am much more content with one sidebar than two and now there will also be bigger pictures, which I hope you like!
Yesterday I was out in the archipelago with my sister and friends and we had one of those really hot, sunny summer days that have been so rare this summer. I forgot both sunglasses and sun lotion, which was a big minus minus. Today it is back to normal again... Some kind of autumn sense in the air and I felt like doing a small autumn collage with nice things on my mind!
1. This sky picture is quite expensive, but I save it as a mental memory. I would like to photograph clouds at the shore, just before a real thunderstorm!
2. Kinfolk publishes an interior book this autumn. It will probably be interesting and has a beautiful cover!
3. I am thinking of the to be or not to be of a windowsill in my living room. I picture a high fig tree on it that would frame my window a bit.
4.  I love the Gräshoppa lamp by Gubi. I would love to have it on my desk during dark autumn evenings.
5. A picture with real autumn mood. In fact, I like rain clouds!
6. Flared jeans are popping up in the stores everywhere. An autumn-must?
7. Beautiful brown autumn shoes!
8. I would like to have this lamp close to some wooden furniture (the colour mix would look so good). I can't get enough of the bright colours on it!
9. I admire this tray with two layers. Perfect for my fruit cravings. My fruit bowls are too full and the piles tend to drop...


At Emma von Brömssen's place

Can you also see or feel it? That here lives an artist? This is the home of the designer Emma von Brömssen. Kristin Lagerqvist has again been on the go with the camera and taken magical summery pictures. Without laying anything in order, styling or arranging the settings, but bringing about a sense of real moments and life. How tired I am of those styled pictures, the usual trend on the blogs.

I got reminded of how "in" all the old-time porcelain is. Odd pieces of plates and bowls à la grandma. I came to think of a marmalade or sugar spoon I got from a relative in my teens. With a lot of frills and ornaments on it. I have to find it! ;)

I also felt that mood awakening, to create something myself. A drawing, card, picture, pattern...I like the motif of the stamp on the wall!

Now I also know which tray is missing from my Svenskt Tenn collection. I did, however, not find it in the webshop.

More inspiration and the whole home can be found here.



Fritz Hansen news

There are a lot of news happening around Fritz Hansen right now. The scissor lamp in the KAISER idell™ collection, has been relaunched. What is not to love about this? The lamp is available in black, matt black, ivory, white and ruby red.

In honour of the 60th anniversary of the series 7™ chair, seven star architects have gotten the opportunity to resdesign the iconic chair. The interpretation by the hyped architects of Snøhetta, appealed to me most. An outdoor-version to place in the scenery! For all redesigns, see here.

Finally, it is also worth mentioning that in June 2015 Fritz Hansen A/S also acquired Lightyears A/S. Lightyears, which is a company with a beautiful range of high-quality lamps!


Summer mood


My first week of holiday (out of 5) has started! With a bit of unstable weather but nevertheless I feel light-hearted. Freedom to do whatever you like with no timetable at all! What a luxury! Sometimes I  have hard to relax and tend to forget that I am on holiday now and not in a hurry anywhere...I am working on it, though...:) I was thinking that I have more time for the blog now, but surprisinly the first days have just swished by with offline activities. Yesterday I finally bought a new system camera, one of the newest models by Nikon! I am so happy about it! Looking forward to soon be able to share more own pictures on the blog, with better quality than before. But first I have to learn how to use it... At least the buttons.;) What are you up to at the moment, during the best summer days of July?

Above my latest Pinspiration. I am, however, a bit frustrated with Pinterest right now (a real luxury problem, I know). People are following me (I can see this on my email), but the amount of followers are not increasing unless the followers follow all of my boards. This is not the same for other people. I have tested. The support does not give any help. So feels a bit unfair, but what can you do... Any tips? The same for you? I was just thinking how many followers I would actually have. Although I am old enough and should not care about this. :) Anyway, a bug!


Blog tip | Our food stories

I found a new German - English food blog today (thanks Holly for the tip) with beautifully styled food pictures. It is called Our food stories and the bloggers behind it are two Berliners, the fashion designer/food stylist Nora Eisermann and the photographer Laura Muthesius.

What I like most is that they use a mix of Scandinavian tableware and vintage pieces together with a lot of flowers and leaves in the pictures.

The first picture with the letter plates forming the word "food" was a fun idea. I think I never get rid of my hangup for graphic things!
Photos | Our food stories


Beautiful Swedish allotment

I was just about to log out and take a long sleep (it is Saturday tomorrow and the week has been busy), and then I saw this beautiful allotment on Lovely Life. I know I could not find any sleep before I share these pictures with you. Such an adorable place and so richly coloured photos! The house and garden belongs to the ceramist Elin Lannsjö and it is located in Gothenburg, Sweden. I especially fell in love with the wild flowery garden and the unique floor lamp! But there are a lot of inspiration details in each picture. See more here and here and let it sink in...
I will make a mental note of Elin's garden tips: Mediterranean plants (olive trees, lavender), climbing roses, columbines, poppies, hammock and wicker chairs. The flowers in a few main colours. Success, as you see.



Mood board with pictures from my Pinterest board Summer
Hope you are celebrating a fab Midsummer! We have rain and lots of clouds here, with a few sunbeams inbetween (totally useless running in and out to catch them). In fact, quite a typical Midsummer weather. However, everything else is there. Free days, strawberries, barbecued food and family!

Below a Finno-Swedish summer song for you. It is catchy and seems to become a real summer torture on the radio. Have a nice weekend!




I have bought lavender for my balcony. It is said to manage on the latitude of northern Africa as well, so I see that it has a tiny possibility to survive on my glassed balcony this summer, even though I forget watering it.
I can also see it through a small window in my living room. So the lavender brings joy both outside and inside.

Otherwise I am still waiting for the summer to begin... Hello? Summer, where are you? Mixed up the dates?


Sunday pinspiration

My latest pinspiration this Sunday afternoon.
All pictures via my Pinterest


Ikea news 2015 and 2016

I happened to stumble across these interesting pictures yesterday with the new collections that Ikea is going to launch later this autumn and also as far ahead as during 2016. The pictures were nicely photographed in a way that I like and the news looked really interesting so I wanted to share them with you. They are taken by Marie Claire Maison during an event in Älmhult earlier this spring where the new upcoming collections were presented. The Sinnerlig collection has circulated quite much in the blogosphere already, but otherwise there were a lot of other interesting news also coming. I was surprised that no one else than the French magazine has yet paid attention to all of these.
Sinnerlig by Ilse Crawford. Available in September 2015.
Skogsta. Available in August 2015.
 Sittning. Available in September 2015.
Viktigt by Ingegerd Råman. Available in May 2016.
Tillfälle. Available in February 2016.
Svärtan by Martin Bergström. Available in August 2016.
Användbar. Available in April 2016.
What I liked most?
The Tillfälle series with the small coffee table with graphic pattern and the wooden stool with black topping! I also liked the Skogsta stool and the Viktigt cane chair in black for outdoor living.

Which one is your favourite?



Bubbles on my mind

Ever since I saw this picture I have not been able to let go of it. The Linné carafe has remained on my mind and I was really thinking if I maybe happen to need a summer gift. Or if I would start a habit of always buying a summer gift to myself. Green looks so nice but I think I would choose clear to be able to have any kinds of colours on the flowers in it.

I continue dreaming as my wish list and ideas are exploding at the moment... So many bubbles on my mind right now!

If you want to see more of this beautifully decorated apartment, take a look at the article by Sanna Fischer Nordström here.

Cut picture from Metro Mode Home | Photograper: Jesper Florbrant


How to avoid mess!

I have for a longer time thought that I just need to get a new order in my cupboards and wardrobe before the summer holidays. I always feel much more comfortable when everything is in order. Just recently I got a package from Nomess Copenhagen with some items that will help me out on this front and which also pushed me to start. The brand really says it all - no mess anymore!

My jewellery always get tangled up. Usually I do not have time to separate them when going somewhere and I grab the same every morning. With this little jewellery box I can put earrings, rings and smaller necklaces in the colourful boxes and always have them neatly in the same place.
I am always lacking hangers. No matter what. When hanging in clothes after washing, guest are coming, new clothes are bought. And I hate to put double layers as I forget what is under. These are my new hangers in black and gold! If I would have been braver I had chosen more colours because there are a lot of colours of these ones and they all look good.
My potholders have been lying around for a longer time. These S-hooks in silver really seem to be a trifle, but I think they solved a major problem in my home. I finally have somewhere nice to hang the potholders and it makes the kitchen a little more colourful now, when the pattern is visible. I noticed that the hooks are available in a lot of different colours.
I also tried a bigger hook for my jeans shorts. And you see, I am a bit braver here. This S-hook is in lime!
This transparent box can be used for all kinds of small things lying around. I filled it like this for the blog, but you know what? After this photo shoot it will be so perfect for all kinds of "first aid" stuff. My stock of contact lenses, allergy medicine, plasters, headache tablets and so on. I will put all packages inside but you can still find and see them, without having to seek and poke about in the pile as I need now.
And finally, this cute piece of news from Nomess Copenhagen. A pastel-coloured box with two layers!
All mentioned products above come from the Danish brand Nomess Copenhagen and if you are looking for the same and additional kinds of storage possibilites, see more here! The collection is broad!
*In cooperation with Nomess Copenhagen