Friday, August 28, 2009


A friday photo bomb. Just for the fun of it. And because my home is in such a messy state that I need to focus on the small details. This weekend I will try different squash recipes. We have loads(squash, not recipes. I guess it would be better the other way around). And I am reading such a fantastic book, The Master, by Colm Toibin. Only a few pages left and I have been so absorbed. Have you read it?

Thursday, August 27, 2009


The apartment for sale below and this post over at dill and parsley reminded me of how much I love details in red.
From top:
Marie Claire Maison
Ngoc Minh Ngo
AT Casa
and last blurry details from my home. An apple and a Bumling lamp.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

elisa honkanen

Aito folding chair and table by Elisa Honkanen. I love the details, the surface of the table top and the asymmetric and light impression.

Monday, August 24, 2009

stockholm apartment

Wonderful Stockholm apartment for sale. I am sure it looks even better when not on the market.

Friday, August 21, 2009


We used the left of the chalkboard paint (from the hallway shelf) on a kitchen cupboard. And the shape and color of the globe thistle is amazing, not?
Have a happy, happy weekend everyone. I think I will sleep a lot.

a home

The old wooden chairs look great in this b/w home. Also, beautifully displayed art. Another thing I've thought a lot about lately is how important it is to decorate with the different views of ones home in mind. To not focus only on the actual room when decorating but also think about how it looks from other rooms.
Sköna Hem

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


Yes, like I wrote in my last post, organization is on my mind right now. This is part of our small hallway. The clipboards are for all the papers that travel to and from our kid's activities. I can't count how many different systems we've tried in the past. We'll see if this will work. We built the shelf for gloves and stuff last year and today I painted it. The shelf is divided into different compartments to help the kids sort their own mittens, caps, etcetera. I thought it would be fun for them to draw their names so I used chalkboard paint on the front.
It looks like we run a nursery. If it works, I can live happily with that.

Monday, August 17, 2009

autumn term

Kindergarten, school, work. Suddenly our nine week vacation has ended.
This time of year I am always very focused on organization. Great desk and wall organizer by Jun Yasumoto.

Saturday, August 15, 2009


Baggu's Basic Penguin. Made of 100% organic cotton. Adorable.
Maybe good company for our own Pingu.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

LN Tower

What an amazing construction. A work of art. This cabin in southern Sweden is built by Linus Nilsson. He calls it the LN Tower. It took him 3½ years to build this 22 meter high (7 floor) tower. All by himself, no construction plans, just for fun. I am so impressed.
Photo Roland Bengtsson

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

travel poster

I think this travel poster is amazing. Both from a distance and close up.
Lena Corwin

house beautiful

Beautiful home on the Swedish west coast. I love the pink wall, the old floors and the atmosphere of a natural and simple life style.
Hus och Hem
Photo Per Gunnarsson

Monday, August 10, 2009


I've longed for a desk of my own (a room is not a possibility) for a long time. A place where I can keep my pens, drawing pads and my lap top. And a place where I can leave my different projects without having to clear the desk whenever I am finished for the moment. Our small house has a glass veranda facing the garden. When we moved in we used it as a hallway but since we extended the house the small space is free. We've used the space as a play room but we soon discovered that the kids don't need a play room. They play where we are. Now we will try to use this small room as a work/craft room. It's not mine, everyone is free to use it, but it's a small space where unready things can rest. The first three pics show the room today as we're slowly starting to use it. The last pic is from earlier this summer when we put in the desk (which my husband built)
This is how the room looked before and this is from the outside.


We went for a short trip to Copenhagen and bought these two vases at Stilleben.
The first by Ditte Fischer and the second is signed Lena P and so far I haven't found any info or links about/to her work.

Friday, August 7, 2009

hanging plants

I love this.
Via mint
Via Little Chicago Bungalow


I am still on vacation. Suddenly longed for my blog. Every summer since I was born I've spent parts of my summers at this place. In a house by the sea built by my grandfather, now renovated and loved by my parents. Juniper, honeysuckle, wild pansy, sheeps, flat rocks, meadows and the wind and the sea.