The designer's eye

And suddenly I see the world with new eyes. The details everywhere that can turn into products. I think these pictures tell more than words. From idea to finished product!  
Let's keep on looking for that milloin dollar idea...;)

Pictures | Norm Architects




This week has been fun and interesting. I decided to take a step outside my comfort zone and go to an investment course with my colleagues and friends. This led to that I won (!) a ticket to another evening event, a lecture by an adventurer and I must say it was thrilling and fantastic to listen to her story although I am myself not any adventurous at all (or maybe because of that)! Mount Everst and the moon in all their glory, but I feel best at home like this. Reading my new favourite book by Gillian Flynn. An exciting detective story with the knowledge that I am safe! I have not come that far but it seems very good and I trust the choir of magazines and bloggers cheering it. This week also included a surprise gift behind the door (will show you this another day).

Sweet Sunday!

PS. My ball lights are no Christmas decorations at all; they are here to stay during the dark season...



Optical candleholder by Menu

The cutest optical candleholder by StokkeAustad for Menu. Love it!
It went straight up on my wish list!

Pictures | Menu

Wire series by Norm Architects

These pictures flashed by when opening the computer this morning. I totally adore them! The wire series is designed by Norm Architects.

The wire pots are for both outdoor and indoor use and the inspiration for these came when Kasper Rønn and Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen visited a Japanese-inspired garden in L.A. I can just imagine how good the pots would look with flowers on the terrace or balcony, or inside with green plants or fresh flowers. Oil discs can be put on the bases, and voilá! they light up your garden.
All for Menu SS 2015
 Wire pots, wire discs, wall mirror, table | Norm Architects
Coat rack | Jonas Birkebæk Poulsen & Christian Troels
Chair | Studio WM
Pictures | Norm Architects



Lotta Agaton's home

Odengatan 35, Stockholm

The Swedish interior stylist Lotta Agaton and her family are moving out from this beautiful home in Vasastan, Stockholm. I like the entire apartment and when it comes to the interior, especially much the cognac-coloured chairs and their colour combo with the green plants!

For sale here.

Pictures | Alexander White  (edited | cut down by me)


One of my favoruite leisure-time activities has been to admire and pin beautiful pictures on Pinterest. It is a therapy, very relaxing and....time-consuming. A lot of hours can just pass by when deepening yourself in this world so a good "time-to-stop-when-plan" is good to have before settling down to explore this. Anyhow, if you have not joined that forum I guess you should. So much inspiration from any of your interest areas. See my pins here.

Above a mood board with Pinterest pictures


Christmas is dancing out

Many bloggers have thrown out Christmas already a long time ago and are speaking about spring. I must be the only one to still have the Christmas tree inside and that have not even had time to photograph it until now (I feel miserable about that). The time before Christmas is so hectic so I do not understand the rush to throw everything out after three holy days. On the Twentieth Day Knut the Christmas is dancing out by me. I will enjoy the rest of Ephiphany today and remove Christmas during the upcoming weekend. The winter evenings are very dark here so I  want to keep the lights for a while still.

Christmas tree decorations: White paper balls Iittala | White stars Lars Rank | Brown balls Anna Nygård design (talentedly recycled from Venetian blinds) | Copper decorations unknown | The paper star is made by my friend out of the Cole & Son wallpaper Woods


Winter days

Can you feel the cold in the pictures? I suffered a bit without mittens when photographing. Nature is so beautiful right now. And so unpredictable. Today it is -12 °C, tomorrow +1 °C. So I had to rush before the soft snow in the trees is gone.



Wisuella award 2014


A new year has just begun but before stepping ahead into that one I would still like to make a small wrap-up regarding what I have appreciated in the design world during 2014. I got the brilliant idea already last year, that I will summarize everything in a Wisuella award.
I have selected a few categories and nominated the candidates according to my own subjective preferences for who will receive the Wisuella award/design prize this year. (Sorry, the prize will only be my exclusive words)!
So here we go! Please also share your own thoughts; if you for example have some other favourites in the same categories that you would like to mention. Then we can all remember what was on the carpet during 2014. A small encyclopedia of the smartest and most memorable threads in the design history of that year.

1. Best comeback
The best comeback is without doubt the Bjørn Wiinblad collection. Everyone with bad luck on the flea markets can now have their own retro piece without any defects at all. The playfulness of the motifs makes the observer happy. A must-have!
2. Best package

The most beautiful chocolate package is provided by Fazer. The Magic Cube boxes are unfortunately only to be found in selected duty-free shops and at Stockmann.
3. Best rising star
We are so tired of the same motifs in the poster jungle, aren't we? This feels like a welcomed drop in the desert. I dare to claim that Emma von Brömssen is quite alone on the design heaven to come up with this idea. Picking hydrangeas, twigs and leaves from from her own garden and making a bird out of it. Brilliant. The poster is a photo of this work. Also the cushion has an interesting pattern. Definitely with the same interesting characteristic that seems to be Emma's style.

4. Best detail

The detail of the year is absolutely any candle by Skandinavisk. The graphical pattern alongside with a word that explains everything. So in to have a Fjord, Hav, Skov or København on the coffee table.
5. Best glass

The cut glasses for smoothies and coffee circulated around all social media channels like a wildfire.

6. Best trend

The most hyped trend was the one with marble. This picture shows marble-like items from H&M Home and Nordstjerne.
7. Best designer
As the Danish crown prince couple has awarded Cecilie Manz with the culture prize, I am not late to pick up. With a range of collaborations this year (see also number 8) she contributes to innovative, simple and elegant design in the Scandinavian homes. Pictures of the portable speaker A2 for B&O Play.
8. Best collaboration
The best collaborations this year were the ones done by Iittala. The designers Matti Klenell, Cecilie Manz and Magnus Pettersen provided new interior details beyond the tableware. Shelves, candlesticks and lamps!