2016/12/03

Amsterdam Christmas

 
Artilleriet has filled its webshop with some lovely Christmas news. I fell for these veneer lanterns (with LED battery), inspired by the classic Amsterdam canal houses with their beautiful façades. Of course sold out, but it says to be temporarily. A Christmas gift, maybe?

2016/12/01

Sober minimalism


I have waited for these pictures to come online since I saw them in the Danish magazine Bo Bedre recently. I could even claim that this must be the most inspiring home I have seen this year. I love all the handpicked design in it, the clean look and cosy atmosphere with elements from nature. It feels like a real showroom (in a good way) with thousands of beautiful products designed by Norm Architects and I must admit I had a crush on many of them due to this article. The little Milk lamp with black legs I already own, but other details qualified for my never-ending wish list.

The home belongs to the Architect and Co-Owner of Norm Architects, Jonas Bjerre Poulsen, his wife Christine and their two children. All nice magazine magazine pictures were not availble online but I hope you got a glimpse and some inspiration, too!


2016/11/20

Sunday mood

 

Hello from my Sunday corner. Here's a glimpse of my new blue and yellow Svenskt Tenn cushion bringing me a happy mood. I love the pattern and it is also quite unusual and not seen everywhere.
 

I ordered this book by Leila Lindholm recently, "Sweet Christmas", and was not disappointed. I love the recipes by Leila because you can be sure that everything is good. I hope to have some time to test something well in time before the Christmas rush.

 
I have renewed this library book four times now...Longing for a slow day....ūüėä
 
 
Already starting with those typical Christmas candies...
 
 
I found a few cool spoons at the flea market some time ago.
 
Wishing you a nice Sunday!
 

2016/11/12

Marimekko spring summer 2017

 
  
I know it is soon Christmas, the first snow came yesterday and I should be blogging about Christmas stuff, candelabras and assorted chocolates, but then I saw Marimekko's spring summer news for 2017 and I just had to show you. I  also know that Marimekko recently showed their Christmas press pictures in red, but I am not so much into red Christmases, more neutral ones, so let's take a jump one season ahead for a while. I think the spring summer collection is so delightful with all the green shades of the vases by Carina Seth Andersson. Some new black and white tableware in the Oiva series is also coming. Enjoy!

I think Marimekko has experienced an upswing in interesting collaborations lately. Next year it is rumoured that Liselotte Watkins will be doing a fabric pattern for Marimekko!


Press pictures Marimekko
Styling Lotta Agaton
Photo Petra Bindel
 

2016/10/23

Arabia celebrating Finland's 100th birthday


Arabia announced this week that they are launching 10 different mugs in honour of Finland's 100th birthday, one from each decade of Finland's independence and they are all telling a story of their own time. The pattern is showing the history of the Finnish homes and illustrating the design of that time period.

Finland's 100th birthday is on 6th December, but the cups will be available as of January 2017 as a limited edition collection, only sold during 2017.

What I fell for? Definitely the mugs with Esteri Tomula's illustrations (the Pastoraali and Esteri mugs: the ones with the girl and the biggest blue flower)! I have always admired her illustrations on old retro tableware and vases, but there are no way finding these on the flea markets nowadays. If you find them on well-organized happenings they are exclusive pieces and very high-priced. I wrote about Esteri earlier as I love the playfulness in her motifs and these mugs would finally be some pieces that you could come over to a decent price. Now it is also very popular with blue kitchenware again so also for that reason I fell for them. Pieces you look for unconsciously but never find! I also must say that the brown flower pattern (Myrna, 1937, on the 2nd row in the collage) I have seen before. On my grandma's porcelain (different looking, though, as those were graceful, thin coffee cups with golden edge).
 
Brilliant idea Arabia, to bring back some old treasures! I hope there will be more comebacks of Esteri Tomula's patterns in the future, as these cool retro patterns are what we are looking for! ;)
 
 
Collage of Arabia's press pictures

2016/10/20

Objects by Fritz Hansen

 
I find it so interesting that Fritz Hansen has widened its furniture collections with a new line of small accessories and interior objects to reach a greater target group. The Objects collection, as it is called, was launched in spring this year and is now getting new objects for the autumn season. This time with collaborations together with Cecilie Manz and the Danish design company Aiayu. Cecilie Manz has designed a collection consisting of a bowl, candlestick, vases and poufs, Aiayu the cushions in linen and wool. In the press pictures you can also catch a glimpse of Jaime Hayons objects from the spring collection; the candleholders in brass and the vase with ready-made holes for the flower stalks. The bigger vase has now gotten company of a new smaller one.

Which objects are my favourites? I think a combination of objects from the spring and autumn collections appeals to me most. The beautiful floor poufs, neutral stoneware and candleholders in brass! Autumn love!

 
Press pictures Fritz Hansen
  

2016/10/17

Monday faves

I did not plan to be away this much lately but there are some things going on in the background of the blog that is causing some extra efforts and headache right now. Maybe I will tell you more about it some day, if all goes well. :)
 
Now a little round-up of this Monday's favourites.
 
 
 
If you are not blogging about mustard-coloured items right now, you do not exist. I do not know how many interior blogs I have read lately that is lifting this colour, everyone at once. Do we see a slight entry or renaissance of colours in the colourless Scandinavian homes? I myself am a bit hesitant about this mustard-coloured shade in question but otherwise I do prefer colour dots in the home. Otherwise I think it gets too monochrome or dull.

As I am late on the ball now, pictures from this apartment has circulated all over the countries already, but here comes my contribution to the mustard-theme.:) This comfy looking Beetle chair. At the same time I was thinking about how many years haven't there been discussions about the lack of nice working chairs? Suddenly we just have the answer. Velvet chairs!

 
Amber might belong more to the colour palette of mine. This kitchen has been photographed by Lina √Ėstling for the Residence magazine.
 
 
Mohv is selling an apartment styled with my favourite wooden chairs.


 
Broste Copenhagen is showing their Christmas news. Nostalgia for the pine cone decorations!
  

But before Christmas there is Halloween. Helena is making pumpkin decorations √† la Svenskt Tenn with the d√©coupage method and napkins. To me more suitable than all the ghosts!
 
 
Have a nice week!