Friday, May 28, 2010

black and white

I find myself looking for black and white interior photos. Probably inspired by that Elle Deco cover I wrote about here. Somehow the shapes and the composition appear in a way new to me. This photo by Tjitske van Leeuwen.
Also, a new flickr widget in the sidebar. Found it via No Penny For Them
Happy weekend!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Thank you so much for your thoughts about books and magazines. When talking to my my brother he reminded me about how we, when teenagers, used to search our parents book shelves for something good to read. I want that for my kids too so I am putting them up again. At least now they are dust free.

When that decided I am crocheting like mad dizzy from the scent of Lilacs. Happy days!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Friday, May 21, 2010


It has been unusually hot here in Stockholm the past week. Outside everything is bursting. Lilacs, apple blossom, hagberry. The scent in the air is almost overwhelming. Inside I am struggeling with too much stuff. Clothes, books, magazines, toys, blankets, piles of fabric....feels like I am drowning. I dusted all the books in our biggest book shelf this week and when done I didn't feel like putting them all back up again. I felt sort of free with all that new shelf space. First I thought of giving the books away but then I decided to keep them in our garden shed while figuring out what to do with them.
What do you do with books you've read and enjoyed but know you won't read again? If you have limited space like me? And while I am asking, my husband and I debated about how long one should keep Deco mags. We compromised on saving the ones from two years back.
Happy weekend to you all.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

art hanging

Two different ways of arranging art. I love both but maybe the one piece hanging is harder to pull off?
Photos from here and here.

Monday, May 17, 2010


Back home from weekend by the sea. On our way back this 12 week old kitten kept us company in the car. She's a Devon Rex like our Malla. We decided to name her after our favourite The Wire character, Kima. The kids though - not following The Wire - thought we said Kiwi and that's her name now. Kiwi.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


I will be on vacation for some days. See you back on Monday.

Friday, May 7, 2010

light home

Danish home from Sköna Hem. Beautifully captured by photograher Birgitta Wolfgang Drejer.

Thursday, May 6, 2010


Seems like I forgot about my blog this week. Just a short post for now. Isn't this a wonderful looking bedroom?
Living ETC