Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Usually I dont look twice when it comes to bathrooms. I don't know why. Maybe beacause I find bathroom decor boring. Maybe scent candles, seashells and bathing foam in stylish bottles is not my thing. This one however. How do these talanted people do it? How did they decide the perfect border between tiles and grout? And how did they manage to create a bathroom both retro and yet very modern? I am impressed. Deeply.
Maybe strange pictures for a water theme. I choose them because I often think about when we renovated the kitchen of our little house a couple of years ago. For two months we had only one water tap. We brushed our teeth, went to the bathroom, took showers and did the dishes in a tiny bathroom. I remember the amazing feeling of relief when we reinstalled the water in the kitchen. Our house was built in 1932 and at that time a family of four lived here sharing one bedroom and with no running water in the house. Everyone knows that water is a luxury in large parts of the world. Here too. We just dont think about it that way to often. At least I don't.
On the pictures same spots in our kitchen before and after renovation.
Water theme chosen by Trinsch. All the links at Dana's.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Lucellino, by Ingo Maurer. Created in 1992, it must have been ahead of its time? Or maybe nothing is. Anyway, a stunning lamp here in pics from Dwell and Liselotte Risell. Ingo Maurer has created a whole serie of bird lamps and I am not sure if it really is Lucellino on the pictures. It could be Birdie's Nest too. Anyway.
Monday, October 26, 2009
We painted the other half of the living/diningroom. Now we're waiting for wallpaper samples.
I made a simple pomegranate marmelade which we had together with goat cheese. It was very easy to make and tasted delicious. If you want to try it just boil sugar, lime juice and pomegranate. Use a rod mixer to smooth the marmelade and let it simmer until thick.
And thank you so much Guusje for the sweet and encouraging words about my blog. I am sorry to say though that I am a bore when it comes to challenges like this and I think I'll pass but I still want to say how much I appreciate your blog. It feels like such a happy and joyful place to visit. Thank you Guusje!
Friday, October 23, 2009
I got this fabric ten years ago and I still love it as much as I did then. I can't explain what it is. It's not emotional or nostalgic. I really think it's a beautiful pattern. It's simple yet very striking, not? I love it when things last and I always feel bad when I buy things that I know I will get tired of. This fabric is from Kinnasand but I don't know if the company still exist.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Dramatic and beautiful light outside. Inside, intense light from spotlighting the walls when painting the living room. Extremely dirty walls in there because of the fireplace. We moved a String shelf from the livingroom to our little office/craft room. It looks so much better in this smaller space. We also moved the sofa to another wall and the little desk to another room. Good changes.
Friday, October 16, 2009
This week on my bicycle ride to work it snowed. Today, grey skies and icy rain. This morning my four year old asked me why she had to wake up. It was so dark at 7 o clock in the morning she thought it was night. The garden is frozen and the forgotten tomatoes are lying bleak and cracked on the grass. Luckily I brought my chilli plants in several weeks ago. They are beautiful. Like small trees. I remember in febuary when we sow them. The two upper images are inspiration. The light and the greenery. It's time to bring the garden inside.
Hus och Hem
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
I am guessing many of the souvenirs sold in Stockholm are bought at Skansen.
Skansen is a open-air museum and there is a zoo as well as a lot of historical buildings from all over Sweden. The souvenirs are mostly iron, wool and wooden craftwork from different parts of Sweden. Personally, I would love a birch bark basket like the one above.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
Thank you so much all friends from Corner View for your comments and well wishings regarding my back. I feel much better now. This weekend I hope to be able to take pictures from a more upward position. We are going to do some garden work. It's time to prepare for winter. We had two nights of frost this week. I wish you all the weekend you long for.