Friday, April 30, 2010


The last couple of days has been warmer than usual for this season here in Stockholm. I hope it'll last through the weekend. I've had the great luck to find a wonderful horse to ride and take care of on the weekends. He's a Nordsvensk brukshäst, North Swedish horse and he looks something like this. He is the coolest most beautiful horse I've ever met. I'll bring the camera to the stable tomorrow.
On these photos, spring flowers from my lawn and cucumber seedlings on my window sill. Already in bloom. A month too early.

Thank you all for reading and commenting. I wish you a happy weekend.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

new shelves

I've blogged about how we use the Ikea Bekväm shelves for our kids pens before, here. They are from the kitchen department and cost less than $3. They come in rough pine - very easy to paint. Now we've got them over our desk too.
When we renovated our kitchen four years ago we placed the sink in front of the window which left a dead space behind the sink against the window. An ideal place for a herb shelf. Finally done.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

house for sale again

Another fantastic house for sale on Gotland.


Great looking space. Personally I would use less stripes but it still looks good. And above all, like a perfect cosy place to cook and be together.

Hus och Hem

Monday, April 26, 2010

house for sale

In my dreams. A house like this. On Gotland.



Our middle child didn't want his sister's old bicycle. He also suddenly refused to wear his white with pink flowers helmet. The very same helmet he picked out last spring. My husband asked him what the perfect bike would look like. With flames, he answered. So my husband spent his Friday evening searching for DIY flames on You Tube. You will never make it, i said encouraging. But of course he did. Using spray paint, newspapers and duck tape he transformed the red and rather used bike into the hottest bike on our street. At least that's what I think. And our son proudly biked his burning ride to the park. Wearing the former pink now black helmet. So here I am proud and a little bit sad. Why must it be so hard for a little boy to love pink?

Friday, April 23, 2010

herbs and light

Do you have favourite spots in your home? I have many but if forced to choose I would say the view from my hallway when coming home. It's not much. But I love the light and the old oak parquet meeting the checked linoleum. Everything is old and worn and I love that. On the table, our herbs waiting for summer and outdoor life. If you like me are into herbs you'll find inspiration here
I wish you all a happy sunny weekend.

elle deco

I've been rather uninterested in deco mags for some time. But the May edition of Elle Decoration UK really caught my eye. Its black and white matte front cover really stood out among all the glossy dittos on the shelf. I haven't read it yet so I don't know anything about the inside. Great hopes though.

And my cat. She follows me like a shadow. She's such a darling. I just can't stop posting her.

Thursday, April 22, 2010


When seeing the bathroom plumbing in my last post I was reminded of my resting search for a bronzed lamp.

Bo Bedre

Gamla Lampor

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Speaking of marble. Did you see this fantastic bathroom on The Selby the other week?


Tablet by Claesson Koivisto Rune reminded me of this drawing. There's something about marble.

Monday, April 19, 2010


Our lawn is in bloom. Evening sun through the kitchen window while cooking dinner. I made tuna fillet for the first time. Marinated in lime, sea salt and peppercorn. Grilled and served with risotto, grilled asparagus and Parmesan. Tasted great.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

chair cushions

Lovely chair cushions. Upper photo by Beatrice Lundborg for DN bostad. Lower by Anette Nantell for the same magazine. The pink piano stool is painted and upholstered by Swedish designer Johan Lindstén. The fabric used is an old embroided tapestry.

Monday, April 12, 2010

giant flower pot

Giant Flower Pot by TAF Architects.

If you like me are interested in the design process there are much to see at TAF's website.


Drawings/sketches/dessins by French Mathias Pladys. I am so fascinated by the design process. I wish more designers would share the first idea, the progressing sketches and the rejected ideas behind a finished product.

Friday, April 9, 2010


Happy, happy weekend everyone!

Thursday, April 8, 2010


I am in love with this ribbon by Camilla Engman.

Can be bought at Retrosaria

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Beautiful old kitchen. I love the black framed slanted cupboards and the golden knobs.

Photos: Monica Vinella

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

one block of wood

I bought this book. It's fantastic. 15 wood projects to make. Beautiful and inspiring photos. Easy to follow instructions.
One Block of Wood by Nina Tolstrup

easter holiday

We are having a wonderful easter holiday. This is our eggworld. It has grown since I took this picture. Now we have a kitchen and an angry chef. To be continued...

About the long break. I have longed for my blog, for your blogs, for this wonderful community. I am not yet sure the break is over. But right now i feel like posting.