2014/08/26

A triubute to Sergel's square



A tribute to Sergels torg| Sergels' square by Synnöve Mork for Ikea.
The new rug Sillerup looks really nice!
 
I cannot get enough of graphical patterns!
 
 
 

2014/08/24

The duck and duckling

 
 
My new favourites from ARCHITECTMADE!
So cute! I adore them!
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...!
 
See how to win the wooden owlhere!
 
Have a great Sunday!
  

2014/08/19

A joy forever


Do not miss the ARCHITECTMADE design competition where you can WIN the new, cute, wooden owl! Hurry, hurry... Anyone can participate! See more in this post here.




 Quotation | 
Photo

 

Autumn news from Kähler

 
 
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...
 

Pictures Kähler
Found via Trendspanarna

 

2014/08/17

Autumn news from H&M Home


I picked my favourites from H&M Home's autumn news.
Some nice things for dark autumn evenings.
Sofa, TV, snacks, candlelight and the decorations on the coffee table.
 
 
 
Also new marble items are coming.
 
 
Picture from H&M Home | Pinterest
Collage by me with items from H&M Home
 

And hey... remember to fill in the design competition here before it is too late!

...and to...

 

2014/08/13

Giveaway | Architectmade

 

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.
 
To participate, all you have to do is:
 
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.
 
 
Good luck!


The land of childhood is a land forever.” | Paul Anker
 

 All pictures by ARCHITECTMADE | Collage created of these by me


 

The competition has ended. Congratulations Franziska (who wrote 15.8.14 at 4:52 p.m.)!
You are the lucky winner of the cute owl and this will be sent to you shortly!


 

2014/08/11

Summerhouse on Gotland

 

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.
 
 
The whole story can be read in issue 8/2014 of Plaza Interiör.
 
 
 

2014/08/09

Pegboard in your summerhouse?



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?




Psst....Keep a lookout for a great design giveaway coming up soon on the blog! 
I'm am so sure you do not want to miss it!

 

2014/08/07

In Copenhagen



You remember this stunning home?
I found a few more photos from other angles via Yellows'.

It seems that I cannot get enough of the combination design, vintage, art, graphical impression and colours in a happy mix.

To follow the inhabitant of this inspiring home, check out Handcraftedcph!
 
Photographer Pia Winther | Stylist Gitte Christensen

 
 

2014/08/05

Nordic style



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...

 

2014/08/03

Scandinavian home

 
 
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?

 
Anyway. I found some pictures. Enjoy!
On my wish list: A Danish clock.
 
All pictures Bjurfors.

 

2014/07/14

Wooden details

 
 
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.
 
 
Photographer Elin Strömberg
 
 

2014/07/12

Terrace and garden inspiration



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?


5 Pyrus salicifolias | Weeping pears (silverpäron). Also called the olive trees of Scandinavia.
6 Eero Aarnio-inspired Bubble chair and reading corner (also when it rains!)



2014/07/08

We love homes


 
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!
 
See more inspiring photos here.
 
All photos by We love homes.
 
PS. If you like the cushions, they are designed by another duo, Saana and Olli.

 

2014/07/06

Happy July

 


My vacation started yesterday!  Five weeks, wow, and the sunny and warm weather started on the very exact first day of it after a chilly June. I knew it!

Happy July!

Pictures | Pinterest
1-2-3-4-5

 

2014/06/29

Aalto stool


 
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.


Picture Hemnet
Story Artek

 

2014/06/21

Black and white


 
 Exactly these black and white newcomers end up on my wish list.
I like the graphical expression in all of them.
 
The black and white mix of letters would look just fine on the walls and a big plus is that they are
 a bit smaller in size than the previous Playtype posters.
 
Aprill Aprill has also launched a new lovely poster with a tree and a bird (which would fit so
The rain cloud is cute, too.

And not the least, the nice pattern by Maija Louekari | Marimekko + Kiasma is now also on mugs
(the same motif as on my poster here).
 
I like them all!
 
 

2014/06/15

Flea market find


 
My latest flea market find. A ceramic vase that keeps my small pink flower alive.
  
Have a nice week!
 
 

2014/06/14

Painting

 
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.
 
 
Enjoy the Sunday!
 
 
See more usage possibilities here and here,
for the days without flowers.