Happy Holidays!

    Just popping by to wish you all a very happy holiday season!   If you happen to live in a place where the snow and holiday atmosphere is lacking, I recommend checking out Irene Finne's instagram, full of wintery landscapes and beautiful still lifes.                  

Valje storage system from Ikea

    I know there has been a lot of Ikea posts here lately, but can you blame me when their press photos look this good? These are some of the news coming in February, lots of new table legs and tops, and a new storage series called Valje with shelves, cupboards, drawers and wall shelves/boxes. Valje has a new simple assemblage solution, with no need for tools, just click it all together. Great news for all of us who don't love spending all evening trying to put our new purchases together, and keep misplacing that hex key all the time.   And do I possibly spot some Lotta Agaton styling here? I believe so.                  

The Vipp Shelter, a step beyond prefab

    I was very much taken by surprise when I read the news about the Vipp Shelter. I would never have guessed a house would be the next step for the classic Danish design brand! Launching their own kitchen was a bold move already, but proved successful and it has since been prized with several well deserved design awards. The Vipp Shelter is a new bold concept, namely a 55 sqm fully equipped house made of galvanized steel. All the design and deco choices have already been made for you by Vipp's head designer Morten Bo Jensen. This means that shortly after you place your order in the Vipp webshop, you can step into your new vacation house, already decked out with everything from cutlery and bedding to lighting and furniture. You just bring a weekend bag and food, the rest is already taken care of!   The first shelter is placed in a secret location somewhere "in the wilderness" in Sweden, and I heard there will be a contest later to guess where it is. Time to start looking around then!                    

Christmas Inspo from Susanna Vento

    A small tree and a candle is really all it takes to create a Christmas feeling at home. I definitely prefer this simple decorating style that anyone can take inspiration from and create a similar set up in their own homes.    Photos from Susanna Vento's instagram      

Oblique Hanger by Annaleena

    I just love the new Oblique hanger from Annaleena! The styling of these pictures is also so great, super simple but impactful. Another new item in her shop is the rectangular hanger in white.   I have her circular hanger, and am just pondering if I'm going to hang it in my bedroom for those "wear again later" clothes, or if it works better by the entrance to throw scarves and random coats on...            

New String photos by Lotta Agaton

    These just landed in my inbox! New photos for String, styled by Lotta Agaton and shot by Marcus Lawett. In the bottom photos showing a workspace, you will find a height adjustable table that is the newest addition to the String collections, designed by Björn Dahlström and Anna von Schewen. It's one of few adjustable tables I've seen that would actually work in a home office as well.   I'm planning a shelf wall in my new apt, but can't decide if I should go for plain Elfa shelfs, or invest in the String system. Thoughts anyone?                

Krusning lamp shade by Sigga Heimis for IKEA

    While on the subject of Spring news... This paper lamp shade by designer Sigga Heimis, whom I had the great pleasure of meeting in Iceland on my last trip there, is coming to Ikea in February. What's so cool about it is that you can shape it any way you like, so every lamp will be different, even though it is bought at the big warehouse.      

H&M Home Spring 2015

    I'm already browsing the Spring collections and all the press photos from them, but I'm not sure if we are ready for that yet? Perhaps we should enjoy the holidays first, and wait with the longing for greens, freshness and a new start until after that. Oh well, try and stop me! Here you go, fresh inspiration from H&M Home's Spring 2015 collection!