2015/05/30

How to avoid mess!

I have for a longer time thought that I just need to get a new order in my cupboards and wardrobe before the summer holidays. I always feel much more comfortable when everything is in order. Just recently I got a package from Nomess Copenhagen with some items that will help me out on this front and which also pushed me to start. The brand really says it all - no mess anymore!

My jewellery always get tangled up. Usually I do not have time to separate them when going somewhere and I grab the same every morning. With this little jewellery box I can put earrings, rings and smaller necklaces in the colourful boxes and always have them neatly in the same place.
 
 
I am always lacking hangers. No matter what. When hanging in clothes after washing, guest are coming, new clothes are bought. And I hate to put double layers as I forget what is under. These are my new hangers in black and gold! If I would have been braver I had chosen more colours because there are a lot of colours of these ones and they all look good.
 
 
My potholders have been lying around for a longer time. These S-hooks in silver really seem to be a trifle, but I think they solved a major problem in my home. I finally have somewhere nice to hang the potholders and it makes the kitchen a little more colourful now, when the pattern is visible. I noticed that the hooks are available in a lot of different colours.
 
 
I also tried a bigger hook for my jeans shorts. And you see, I am a bit braver here. This S-hook is in lime!
 
 
This transparent box can be used for all kinds of small things lying around. I filled it like this for the blog, but you know what? After this photo shoot it will be so perfect for all kinds of "first aid" stuff. My stock of contact lenses, allergy medicine, plasters, headache tablets and so on. I will put all packages inside but you can still find and see them, without having to seek and poke about in the pile as I need now.
 
 
And finally, this cute piece of news from Nomess Copenhagen. A pastel-coloured box with two layers!
 
 
All mentioned products above come from the Danish brand Nomess Copenhagen and if you are looking for the same and additional kinds of storage possibilites, see more here! The collection is broad!
 
 
*In cooperation with Nomess Copenhagen
 

2015/05/27

Kastehelmi news

 
Press pictures Iittala / collage by me
 
One of my favourite Iittala series is Kastehelmi by Oiva Toikka. I always choose the clear Kastehelmi bowl when I have some candies or something small in size to serve. The pattern with the dewdrops looks so luxurious and stylistically pure. I can tell you I died a bit when I saw the Iittala news for autumn 2015. Glasses and jars are coming, which have not been available before in this series. Glasses are exactly the thing that is missing from the series. So beautiful! As if I did not have enough glasses already I immediately feel that possessive instinct awakening again...The jars are also fresh and cool newcomers. These can be decorative anywhere!
 

2015/05/24

Weekend heroes



A little glimpse from my breakfast on my new summer plate. It is called Sitruunapuu and I bought it last time when I visited Marimekko in a nearby town. I am having a real hung-up right now on fruit, berries, smoothies and those rye buttons with chili taste...

We had a good party yesterday celebrating my long-term best friend who turned 40. I got really inspired by the table setting with a lot of different vintage plates in blue, brown and green. It looked so good! Of course we also had one ear on the Eurovision song contest and it was an ear-splitting noise in the room when Måns Zelmerlöw won! Amore! Love! He was best!

Now the sun is shining so much that I hardly can see my computer screen anymore or even how the pictures look unedited, so I will sign out and enjoy the Sunday outside! Not sure if I will be sun-bathing and reading, going for a run on the jogging track in the forest or simply taking a walk to the flea market or flower store. Always too many options! I can't choose! Have a good day!





 

2015/05/20

Forthcoming marriage gift


The crown prince couple received this beautiful candlestick as forthcoming marriage gift last Sunday. The designer Hanna Dalrot, who comes from the same place as Sofia Hellqvist, got the honorary task to design a gift for the couple on behalf of the municipality Älvdalen. It is made of silver and porphyry (a kind of rock available in Älvdalen). Just as the blog Inredningshjälpen I agree totally that it resembles the ball candlesticks from Svenskt Tenn. Very beautiful! I like it. I wonder if it will be available for ordinary human beings as well?
 
 
Candlestick picture Trendspanarna | Other pics Aftonbladet Expressen Pinterest
 

2015/05/17

Small victories


My latest pinspiration may speak for itself this Sunday afternoon. Biking, sunsets, clothes and small victories. I have shopped for two weeks now and I still have nothing to wear. My friend's b i g 40th birthday party is coming up next weekend. Fun! Have a nice end of week and beginning of next!

All pictures via my Pinterest
 

2015/05/14

Patio inspiration

 
I made a mood board with inspiration for patio and plants.

I would like to have a watering can that is so nice that it could be at hand and fully visible all the time. The golden one is my favourite, but the black one I would prefer to have on my balcony!

 

2015/05/11

Design by Esaila

 
When I first saw these pictures I came to think about Menu products, which is really not so far-fetched at all, because Kenyon Yeh and the duo Kaschkasch, who has designed some of the prodcuts above, have actually also designed some products for Menu. Quite funny that you can recognize someone's style this clearly! It is a bit like hearing a song on the radio and knowing who it is just because of some distinctive feature in the voice.

The products above are designed by the Taiwan-based design house Esaila. I think the expression of the products is very Scandinavian and Danish. Much wood and simple lines.

Which one is your favourite?
 
All pictures Esaila
 

2015/05/08

Cane chair

 
I picked these pictures merely because of the cane chair in the living room. I have some difficulties with cane as I somehow get too much vibes of the 90s, but I am starting to melt a bit as this is an absolute trend that you now see everywhere when it comes to outdoor styling. On blogs, Pinterest and in magazines.

Usually I think that the shape of cane furniture is a bit too romantic and wavy but the cane chair in the pictures above I somehow liked! The form is simple and there are no frills. I do not know the brand, but I think this would look great on any balcony or terrace, outdoor season as it is, with some nice cushions within.

Do you like the return of cane furniture?
 
 
Pictures Planete Deco | Erik Olsson
 

2015/05/07

Lagerhaus sends to Scandinavian customers

 
The Swedish company Lagerhaus is expanding in Scandinavia. A new store opened on 2nd May in Oslo and at the same time Lagerhaus launched a new version of the webshop where delieveries to Finland, Norway and Denmark now are possible. Good news for all outside Sweden!
 
Picture Lagerhaus | Collage by me
 

2015/05/04

Morning bird


Good morning! It is a beautiful Monday because I have one week's holiday! I usually prefer to postpone the winter holiday as late as possible, until spring, because it is so much more enjoyable to be outside when it is light outside, the sun is shining, nature awakes and it is warm!

I am real morning bird, too. The whole day is spoiled if I sleep too long. It is something special with the morning light and also having a lot of extra hours to use how you like. Eating breakfast without rush and just being at home. Precious time! :) Have a nice day!
 

2015/05/03

Forest house by Norm Architects


The Forest house by Norm Architects is situated on a forest lot north of Copenhagen. The house has been completely redone to interact with the surrounding nature and open up the atmosphere inside with less walls to give it an airy Scandinavian style.

I really love the result. The purity and simpleness and how the design classics stand out against the white walls and the beautiful changing scenery.

The pictures just strenghten my feeling that the Grand Prix chair and the LTR table would be such a good match in my home, too...
 
Photos: Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen / via Archdaily

2015/05/01

Beautiful blanket



Beautiful new brown woollen Crux blanket by Pia Wallén.