The duck is really big in size so it looks really majestic on my shelf.
If you still want to win an own wooden figure from ARCHITECTMADE, there is still a few hours time until the competition is closed! Hurry guys, I would definitely not miss it! All wooden figures in the collection are really worht collecting and make you smile...!
The little unplanned blog break during the summer made me so good! I am so inspired right now, get so much new ideas from nowhere and all autumn news that keep popping up just make me so happy. Season changes are not that bad after all!
Kähler has managed to come up with some really fresh ideas this autumn. The round, grey candlestick Globo is so funny, cute and unusual, isn't it?
The candle houses are on my wish list since before and of course I would like to have those glossy items, too. The porcelain leaf and office material...
Dear readers, I am so happy to announce that in cooperation with ARCHITECTMADE I will now organize a lovely blog giveaway for you! I am sure that one of you wants to win the latest newcomer in ARCHITECTMADE's wooden collection, the cute owl? One owl is included in the competition and its value is approx. 75 €!
The owl is a genuine piece of Danish design that you can place anywhere in your home to gild your everyday life! The funny thing is, that the head is attached to the body with a magnet, which gives you the opportunity to rotate the head and change the owl's expression to reflect a certain mood or emotion.
Paul Anker designed the owl in 1960. It is handmade of oak wood and the eyes inserted are of wenge wood.
2. Write a greeting to me in the comment field below and tell me why YOU want to win the owl.
The competition ends at Sunday 24th August at 11:59 p.m. EET. When the decision has been made, the winner will be announced on my blog. The decision cannot be appealed against. If any possible gift taxes occur, these are paid by the winner.
“The land of childhood is a land forever.” | Paul Anker
I have waited for electronic pictures from this beautiful house on Gotland, but as they cannot be found I photographed one myself from the Plaza Interiör magazine. A bit on the slant but it is too dark now to take a new one. What I wanted to show was the nice summerhouse with the untreated front which will turn grey in course of time, the huge windows, the beautiful, grey limestones and in fact, the smallest detail, which inspired me equally much, if not the most... the terracotta pot with the yellow flower. All this in such a nice combination.
Something for your summerhouse? I find it quite cool to display all nice kitchen details by the help of this pegboard of natural wood. The shelves can easily be moved as often as your mood changes and the holes just look decorative in any case. I picture retro saucepans a'la Arabia, colourful Le Creuset pans as well as nice kitchen stuff of today. And what if you painted the whole wall with blackboard paint? Would look great! What do you think?
Before disappearing out in the shadow with interior magazines, I wanted to show you these pictures from Hanne Berzant's home, the owner of By Nord Copenhagen. More photos can be seen in BoligLiv, but I picked my favourite ones here. The beautiful vases, vintage Wegner armchair, black Grand Prix chairs, floor, carpet, windows and sideboard...
Still spending summer holiday for a while and really trying to make the most of it. I had not planned to be away this long but we were suprised by an incredible, overwhelming heat wave in Finland and I lost all tracks. Really amazing, unusual summer and lovely tropical evenings, but without any Mediterranean genes it has, at times, been a bit too much (+50 in the sun and no breeze)! I must admit, the hottest days I sighed and looked at the weather forecast maps where to escape. But not even a swamp in the northest north would have helped. So I have been the shadow's best friend this year. And the hot weather still continues. How is the summer by you?
I came across these pictures when scrolling through my Pinterest flow the other day. They remind me of that I am weak for wooden details and preferably animals and other unexpected wooden interior items like, for example, funguses. I also spotted the new clock by Anne Boysen recently. All these go so very well with white interiors and if you like, as here, with concrete.
Not spending much time inside right now. The weather is for once so hot that you hardly have time to do the dishes inside... Out, out, hurry, because we Scandinvians know that all at once it starts snowing again...So I just enjoy the summer months now and the free time. And of course, I am also dreaming of that perfect terrace and garden. Because the balcony is not very popular right now. Too hot! My pink flower is not feeling very well. Too much or too little water?
Above my best picks of terrace and garden inspiration. Which part do you like most?
I found the most beautiful blog some days ago. All photos are a real delight to the eye.
The duo and talented couple behind the blog runs the company Less is more where the concept is to renovate, style and sell apartments. Looking forward to follow their new project and move to a new home at the Aura river in Åbo, Finland!
I found this old beautiful bedroom photo when going through my inspiration folders. I am weak for all kinds of Artek stools and it seems that there are too many colours and different kinds of wood combinations nowadays for me being even able to choose one single favourite. I appreciate these traditional stools as they give that extra natural traditional feeling to the rooms.
The stool has many lookalikes on the market. How can you distinguish the copy from the real one? I guess you can try to test it by throwing it into the wall? A funny legend says that Aalto tested the stools' durability by throwing the prototypes along the floors in the factory. And I guess he was not satisfied until they did not break.
I found a painting that I made four years ago. The bright colours make me a lot happier and in fact it feels a little special to have a piece of your own mixed with the rest of your interior. I think I will leave it there now, on the sideboard. The mix and contrast of original and framed posters makes it more real and interesting.
Perhaps I would need to make more paintings soon. It is fun. But time-consuming.