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
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
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.
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
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
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
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.
Friday, August 7, 2009
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.