Vigeland by Andreas Engesvik

This vase by Andreas Engesvik. So different, clever and cool.
I think it must look nice also with a small plant inside, when colourful flowers and green leaves pop out from the openings on all sides. I picture it outside on a rock in a summery garden, or on an terrace.
It is called Vigeland.

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Inspiration found via 2athome


July favourites

A picked a few July favourites that would go very well into my home right now.
One of those numerous patterned lamps from Svenskt Tenn
Cushion in the summer colour fuchsia
A new blender to make smoothies
I never get tired of dots. A new bowl from Marimekko
This super awesome toaster
A geometrical candlestick
The candlestick seems to be very popluar. During the creation of the collage the gold shade sold out and only copper is available...Maybe there will be more..!


Summer mood

Summer vacation. No words needed.
Enjoying every minute!
All pictures from my Pinterest


Summerhouse in Skagen, Denmark

I spent the Midsummer with my sister and friends at a very nice new-built modern black summerhouse by the lake, with big glass panes from floor to roof, a big terrace and all interior in black, grey and white. Now the only thing I see everywhere is all those lovely summerhouses popping up in social media. I just continue dreaming...!

The pictures above is from a summerhouse located in Skagen, Denmark and I love how it is built into the surrounding nature and how indoors and outdoors are smoothly connected with glass panes providing amazing views to the nature outside. It would be a pleasure to do the kitchen duties with that view! The façade, roof and terrace is of windswept cedar and harmonizes well with the beach and dunes close by.


Piet Hein Eeek + Ikea = Jassa collection

Ikea has another design collaboration coming up as well, apart from the ones I recently mentioned about Hay and Tom Dixon.

In March 2017 the first limited edition pieces of a long-term collaboration with the Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek will be launched. The collection is called Jassa and includes furniture and homeware in rattan, bamboo, sea-grass, water hyacinth and other natural materials, as well as textiles with batik-like prints. All inspired by traditional Indonesian and Vietnamese crafts.

The collection includes a range of pendants, baskets, lounge chairs, ceramics and textiles. The products will be an interesting combination of handmade and mass-produced.

Ikea's design manager Marcus Engman comments the design collaborations and the bigger emphasis on design to Dezeen: "I want to bring the surprise back to Ikea."

He definitely does. I am looking forward to see what's up next?

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Summerhouse on Gotland

This time of the year the houses on Gotland are coveted objects at the real estate agencies. Take a look at this little gem with open planning, pool and roughcasted façade, close to the barren landscape!

See the whole object at Fantastic Frank.


IKEA + HAY + Tom Dixon

The collaborations rains at IKEA. In the wake of the latest success with Ilse Crawford and Ingegerd Råman, the store now reveals its next collaborations and the interior world holds its breath. This time IKEA collaborates with Danish Hay and British Tom Dixon! Hay and Tom Dixon are two of my favourite design stores so I am eager to see what is to come. I anticipate success.

As IKEA's Design Manager Marcus Engman said to Dezeen earlier this year, the store is using the design collaborations to overcome its reputation for just doing "cheap stuff". And I think they are definitely on the right path. All eyes are turned to them frequently as the design collaborations succeed each other in a rapid pace.

I am waiting for more fancy product pictures and that is one thing I feel is lacking in this sensation now but I am sure they will come. All is quite secret still. You can see some of the revealed product pictures over here. The products of the Ikea & Hay collaboration come into stores during 2017, whereas the Ikea & Tom Dixon collaboration is launched in 2018.

 The beautiful couple and co-founders behind the brand Hay, Rolf and Mette Hay.

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Morsø Forno - the cutest outdoor oven

I found such a cute Danish outdoor oven! It comes from Morsø, is called Morsø Forno and must be the nicest oven I have ever seen! Imagine having your summer barbecues with this little fellow. The design is brilliant and it is like a small fireplace, furniture and Instagram-friendly design piece in your garden. If I got it correctly this can be used on the city balcony, too!
Pictures 1, 5-6 Morsø | 3 Bruno Jakobsen design | 2 & 4 Pinterest


My balcony

My balcony in evening and morning light.

I have got a crush on flowers and plants and I am eagerly visiting the flower shop nowadays for inspiration. My balcony is glassed so all flowers do not survive there when it gets too warm in the summer, although all windows can of course be opened. Therefore I decided to pick some plants that I think should be quite hardy. Strawberry plants, pelargonium (I like the deep colours on these flowers in old-fashioned granny-style) and a fig tree. I am especially happy about the fig tree and I could not resist it because the leaves were big, in tbe correct green shade and just perfectly and symmetrically placed all the way around the stem. If you have any good advice how to keep this lovely tree alive forever, please share! :)


Gotland love

At this time of the year everyone is dreamng about Gotland. About trips, about houses. This is how I picture the typical Gotland house on the isle. Close to nature, close to the sea, with a roughcast white façade and a partly graveled yard with limestone. The outdoor pictures are just my favourites!
See more pictures at Fantastic Frank.


Best picks lately

It is time again for the best picks of the week!
Mokkasin and a whole heap of other bloggers were recently providing such beautiful pictures from the new exhibition about Josef Frank at Millesgården in Stockholm. They were all binding summery flower bouquets while visiting the exhibition about pattern, furniture and paintings.
Such a pity it is a long way but those of you who are closer I think should definitely visit. I am also curious if there are some posters from the exhibition? Josef Frank is one of my favourite designers and I have collected a few things with his pattern from Svenskt Tenn already.
In the picture blogger Marie Serneholt, and all picture cred to the blogger Mokkasin.
I got so inspired so I ordered this new book, Josef Frank - de okända akvarellerna. Josef was, apart from his well-known textile patterns and furniture, also a wizard at painting with watercolours. He did not start until at the age of 68, which gives all us other stressed souls a tiny little hope!
This exhibition revelas a new side of the iconic Josef Frank designer that we have not seen before. Am I seeing a new picture trend coming? Flowery retro motifs in watercolours? Please Svenskt Tenn, more wall art and posters, in any style!
Jumping to another wall art!
The well-known and talented Swedish high jumper Emma Green is planning for a career after the athletics. She has been topical with a photo exhibition in Gothenburg and above is one of her pictures, Flätat, which is also sold in her newly started webshop. I am so much dreaming of the same. Taking photos and having them for sale online as pictures to frame.

My sister's daugther is graduating from high school the upcoming week and there is a lot of planning in the air by my family. 
I noticed that Kay Bojesen has introduced graduate caps for the monkeys. I guess this combination will be a hit especially in Denmark for design loving graduates.
Last but not least, this week's picture wall. 
Picture My unfinished home | Bjurfors
While writing I am listening to this song by Veronica Maggio. It is a couple of months old already but it has a melody that get stuck!
Sun is shining again! Wishing you a good and lovely Sunday!