Hetki Paper – visual moments from everyday life

    I've been following the blog Suvi sur le vif for a long time, so I was very excited to read that Suvi is launching a new project; the site Hetki Paper. Together with Henna from Coco Sweet Dreams, they will share "visual moments and things from their everyday lives", and it already looks very inspiring, with an interview/home visit, a collection of autumn soup recipes, a sneak peek into Henna's everyday essentials, and some nice garden/plant inspiration. More to come soon hopefully!                

Graphic black and white Xmas DIY inspiration from IKEA

    You probably know by now that I don't really do holiday decorating in my home. It's just not for me, all this gold and glitter extravaganza, or the shabby chic white painted cuteness, and definitely not the traditional red and green version either. This graphic, slightly edgy DIY xmas style though, this I could do!   Photos from IKEA Livet Hemma            

Relaxed Bohemian Scandi Style

    Do you sometimes find that you can spot immediately when seeing an image which stylist is behind it? I do, and I'm not sure if it is because I see so many pictures all day long, but I think it has more to do with the fact that some professionals develop a signature style, and like to leave little clues in the pics. Like this apartment that I am positive was styled by Thomas Lingsell and shot by Andy Liffner. The love of wilted flowers is something me and Thomas talked about years back, and you can see it in most of his stylings, and the hat hanging on the door post might belong to either Thomas or Andy, I'm not quite sure, but I know I've seen it on one of them. I know there are many more stylists doing this; Lotta Agaton for example, who often uses things her children made as props, or letters with a special meaning to her. I think it makes the images more fun to look at, as the stylist's personal style shines through no matter what the project is.                        

Gradients + Plywood = Nendo’s Design for Backyard by | n

    Totally loving the gradient paintwork on the display boxes in the new Backyard boutiqe, designed by Nendo. I'm thinking of using the idea for a headboard for my bed, or maybe just a big sheet of plywood with hooks attached to it, for hallway storage...   "The shop design for by | n, an original brand with all nendo-designed products located in the Seibu Sogo department stores in Tokyo. BACKYARD refers both to a shop’s storage space or loading dock and a tiny paradise for children, an outdoor space for free play. We wanted to combine the novelty of the commercial back yard, in which new products arrive straight from the workshop, with the excitement of playing in the back yard at home. Simple white fixtures bring out the rich variety of the different products, and the plinths and stands’ plywood texture appears gradually towards the base."                

Holiday Gift Guide 2014 #1 – The Design Lover’s Gifts

  I suspect you have all started thinking about holiday presents now, so I figured I'd make a set of gift guides to give you some ideas and inspiration. They will all have different themes, and why not start with the most important person to spoil; yourself! ;) Since my family keeps to the tradition of not buying gifts for adults, I always get my own presents, and this is what I'd like to give myself. And as you are reading this blog, I believe we might have similar tastes, so perhaps some of these items will end up on your wishlist too?   In the top collage you will find: Table Lamp Vapeur, Artilleriet | Scented Candle Revenge, Ouistudio | Silver Poster Depressed, Playtype   In the collage below: Pebble Marble Charging Pad and Speaker, Orée Artisans |  Dot Hanger, Afteroom | Aalto Stool 60 Meiré, Finnish Design Shop | Mini Wire Table, Modernica          

Giftote-bags by Nendo – a sustainable solution to gift wrap

    As a little warm-up for the holiday gift guide I'm working on that will be up later today, I wanted to show you these super clever "giftote-bags". Designed by Nendo for by | n and sold exclusively at Seibu department stores in Japan. But the idea is very simple, so if you've got some DIY skills I'm sure you can make your own version in no time. It's just a fabric bag with four grommets attached, which you slide the ribbon through once you have unpacked your gift. Sustainable and stylish!