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.
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!
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.
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...
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?
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.
I just moved, so I'm sitting in a sea of boxes writing this, but still wanted to check in and share some inspiration. I was quite impressed with these images from Flou
, showing their new sofabed Duetto. Amazing loft location and great styling, right on trend with the gray, brown and blue hues that can be seen everywhere this autumn.
My new home looks nothing like this (it's a small 50's apartment) but the color palette is pretty much what I'm aiming for.
This week brought lots of great news if you are looking for new items for your home, a great coffee table book, some cool yoga gear or perhaps even a new home. And I know you will wonder if I picked them all because of the greige color... But no, I did not, it's a lucky coincidence. Or perhaps the trendiest hue of this autumn. Who can tell.
Let's start with the first one, the opening of interior designer and decorator Oliver Gustav's online shop
. If you had your eyes open for the last year, you will have seen Oliver's name pop up in every travel guide on Copenhagen, and also as the designer of Yvonne Koné's new shop. His brick and mortar shop is a mandatory stop for any design interested Copenhagen visitor, and I am sure the online boutique was anticipated by many. It carries a curated selection of Mad et Len fragrances, objects by Michaël Verheyden, as well as a few carefully chosen decorative items.
Lotta Agaton and Pia Ulin's book finally launched, and is available in Lotta's webshop
with four different covers!
Le Yoga Shop Paris
, where you will find what in my mind is the world's most stylish lounge wear (I haven't jumped on the yoga train yet), launched their A/W 2014 collection, and a new issue of their magazine
. Created by the Naddermier couple, Kia being a fashion photographer and Magnus a Creative Director, you can expect style out of the ordinary, but also a deep knowledge in yoga as they have both been practising for more then 20 years, and Kia is the founder of Mysore Yoga Paris – one of Paris’ most authentic and well respected yoga studios. They collaborate with some amazing creatives to develop the brand, like Filippa K, Hope, Burfitt and OFR.
And lastly, if you are looking for a new home, or perhaps just want to look at the pictures for some great decorating inspiration, Pella
is selling her house