Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Fabric as wall decoration

We're building a house, just started, there's only the concrete bottom in place. It will be a functional white house with a yellow door.
There are so many options and choices to make. One of them is the wallpaper or colors of the walls; all the walls in the house! Right now we're leaning towards a slightly broken white on the walls and instead of wallpapers using textiles to decorate them. But the last word hasn't been said yet. Here are some nice fabrics that I could picture on my walls.

Kotona by Pia Holm and Siirtolapuutarha by Maija Louekari, both Marimekko

Lilja by Teresa Moorhouse, Marimekko and Havstulpan, Mairo

Monday, August 30, 2010

Favourites from flickr

1. don´t forget., 2. Untitled, 3. 4/365 Breakfast at Rosie's, 4. summer, 5. 185/365, 6. squash!

Apartment hunting, Stockholm

Not me, but my brother is. I love browsing through the real estate agents to look for apartments/houses and it's naturally more fun when it's for real, even if not for myself. I found some nice details.

I love the window wall between kitchen and bedroom in this one. Also the Bumling lamp you can see in the bedroom - I've got one just like it, but in the kitchen.

And look at this charmingly decorated living room that stands out a bit from all the stadard styled apartments:

I love the flooring, the windows and the colors of this apartment:

And this one is hard not to like:

It's funny how you can fall in love with the little details and love a whole apartment from those little things.
Or is it just me?

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Pottery from Höganäs

Very close to where I live and was brought up is a small mill town called Höganäs, where the clay is perfect for stoneware making and a pottery was founded over 100 years ago. In the early days the designs were simple and coloured only from the clay, but over the years the supply has grown into different shapes, glazes and colours.
Today, Höganäs Keramik manufactures simple yet beautiful stoneware utensils that combine centuries-old traditions with stunning modern design, their own words, but I agree.

I like the scandinavian feel, the simplicity and the oportunity to create your own combination of colors to your own tableware. And I am very excited to see what very popular Swedish design group Front will bring to the table as they have initiated a collaboration for a new collection.  

Images from Höganäs keramik and Front.


I do hope you will enjoy this place and feel inspired every time you leave. I will be happy for your comments and feedback.
A mackapär is a thingamabob, but in Swedish.