Design and style from a Scandinavian perspective

I'm here!

I'm in Reykjavík with my boyfriend, celebrating my 30th birthday, staying in this lovely apartment:

It's one of 16 flats in Apartment K, a small company run by a husband and wife team. I loved the personal welcome we got when we arrived here! Jokull came over and told us everything we needed to know, including where to go for dinner in Reykjavík and which places to avoid. Last night we went to a very stylish place called B5 and had some big servings of super tasty lamb filet. Thanks for recommending it Jokull!

Staying here feels a lot more comfortable than staying in a regular hotel. And also, it's great to have your own kitchen, with the best equipment (think Jamie Oliver pots and pans, flatware from Ittala and knives from Carl Weill), for that  late evening snack or perhaps a special birthday breakfast...

Oh, and I have a little surprise for you tomorrow! Check back then to see it...


  • Anonym says:

    Åh, grattis på födelsedagen! Vilken underbar plats att fira in att sin trettioåriga existens. Jag har ett par månader kvar innan jag når samma ärevördiga ålder och får passa på att vältra mig i att vara "ung och dum" en liten stund till ;)

    2009-02-27 | 21:23:54
    URL: http://ellmania.blogspot.com
  • Anna @ D16 says:

    Happy birthday, Emma!

    2009-02-27 | 21:27:28
    URL: http://doorsixteen.com
  • josephine says:

    happy birthday, emma! what a cool place to ring in the new year. looking forward to the surprise.

    2009-02-27 | 21:57:36
    URL: http://redthreadperweek.blogspot.com
  • Jon says:

    Really looking forward to the surprise!

    2009-02-27 | 22:18:24
    URL: http://www.lifelessnormal.com
  • Anniken Zahl Furunes says:

    Now i know where to stay i Reykjavik!

    Cool, and Happy Bithday!!

    2009-02-27 | 22:48:33
    URL: http://www.zahlfurunes.blogspot.com/
  • Verrito* says:

    ohhh! cool place ;)

    Happy B'day, muy feliz cumpleaNos!!!

    2009-02-28 | 03:35:27
    URL: http://conmismanos.blogspot.com/
  • Anonym says:

    Grattis på födelsedagen!

    2009-02-28 | 09:35:26
  • johanna says:

    Vet inte varför det försvann men det var jag som grattade, hoppas ni får det riktigt bra.

  • Magda says:

    Happy birthday!

    So glad you're still blogging.

    2009-02-28 | 11:36:22
    URL: http://www.cherryskin.blogspot.com
  • Andrea says:

    Happy Birthday!!! welcome to the 30 club too...hihi. That apartment looks so cool, I'm totally saving this post for future holiday plans!

    Enjoy the weekend...I'm curious to see the tomorrow's post...

    2009-02-28 | 12:13:31
    URL: http://www.allprettythings.typepad.com
  • Girafette says:

    Happy birthday Emma ! :)

    I'm in love with this kind of appartment, but prices are soo high, I think it will never be for me ... But dreaming is so good !

    2009-02-28 | 15:38:18
    URL: http://girafette.over-blog.com
  • Sammy Rose says:

    Grattis! Bra år -79, det e jag med! Skulle du vilja berätta för mig hur de satt upp fågellampan på väggen. haha. jag har en sådan men funderar kring olika fästningsanordningar. Tack på förhand.

    2009-02-28 | 16:45:23
    URL: http://sammyrose.blogg.se/
  • Katja says:

    wow, what a great place to stay! I love that bird lamp on the wall. Enjoy your trip! Happy birthday, we have birthdays close to each other or on the same day, mine was 27th :)

    2009-02-28 | 17:30:18
    URL: http://www.nestledin.net
  • Jimmy Schönning says:


    What a fab place to celebrate at.

    Snyggt som fan. As we say in Sweden.

    Enjoy !


    2009-02-28 | 22:56:00
    URL: http://www.tv4.se/jimmyschonning
  • Biba says:

    Happy 30th Emma! That is an amazing apartment.

    Loving your new look blog :)

    2009-03-01 | 11:18:29
    URL: http://inspirationbubble.blogspot.com
  • Lotta Madetoja says:

    Åh Emma vilken fantastisk lya!

    Grattis igen och snälla kan du ta med dig lyan hit till Sverige och bjuda hem mig på husesyn?


    2009-03-02 | 14:35:40
    URL: http://hem.feber.se/
  • Rynke says:

    Wow, looks very nice! And happy birthday!!

    2009-03-02 | 14:52:29
    URL: http://blog.studiohelmich.nl
  • Purple Area says:

    Happy birthday, the apartment looks great, so does your new blog layout.

    2009-03-02 | 22:41:39
    URL: http://purplearea.blogspot.com
  • Åsa says:


    Den soffan vill jag HA! :-)

    2009-03-03 | 09:43:55
    URL: http://ascaca.blogspot.com
  • Dee says:

    Love that bathroom.

    2009-03-03 | 15:02:13
    URL: http://deebeale.blogspot.com/
  • Tracy says:

    H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y E M M A !!!

    O.K. 3 things that I am envious of...

    1. Your young age

    2. That FAB apartment you get to visit

    3. A boyfriend that would think of such a great birthday celebration.

    Congrats! p.s. Your new blog design rocks!

    2009-03-03 | 22:55:25
    URL: http://dailydecorator.com
  • Li says:

    Hurra hurra för dig! Och vilket fantastiskt ställe! Åh jag måste åka dit. Kramkram Li

    2009-03-04 | 12:45:03
    URL: http://lieblingallsorts.blogspot.com
  • fennymun says:

    A belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

    2009-03-06 | 03:18:45
  • heather smith jones says:

    that is a beautiful place!!

    and happy birthday, yay!

    2009-03-06 | 05:16:30
    URL: http://hrsmithjones.blogspot.com
  • Maryam in Marrakech says:

    What a very fabulous way to spend your 30th! Would love to know where that bird light is from.

    2009-03-07 | 20:30:10
    URL: http://www.moroccanmaryam.typepad.com
  • lardepetit (gana) says:


    I love this apartment!

    2009-03-12 | 09:52:47
    URL: http://monbopetitmonde.canalblog.com/
  • Anonym says:

    Looks great only one thing... wheres the storage? Ive heard of minimal living but theres no cupboards for anything?

    2009-03-23 | 17:48:56
  • Anonym says:

    Happiest birthday to you! That looks like an amazing spot to lay your birthday head, cook a delicious birthday meal and open lots of birthday presents. Wow!*a

    2009-03-23 | 19:39:06
  • Kera says:

    love this bathroom! The floor is amazing! is it smooth underfoot?

    2009-03-23 | 21:00:59
    URL: http://www.runningmommy04.blogspot.com
  • Johan says:

    The bird light to the left of the bed is called “Pigeon Light” and is by Ed Carpenter. Does anyone have any info on the laquerd tree stumps in front of the sofa? I’m makin one for myself and I’d like to know who I’m copying ;-)

    2009-03-29 | 10:31:52
  • Johan says:

    Oh, and it can be found here;

    light/" rel="nofollow">http://www.thorstenvanelten.com/catalogue/pigeonlight/

    2009-03-29 | 10:32:54
  • Tilly says:

    Happy birthday!

    That bed looks comfortable and the bathroom also looks very modern and luxurious.

    2009-04-23 | 13:11:49
    URL: http://www.sleepmasters.co.uk
  • Ausra Drivstedt says:

    Hej! Jag blev förtjust i fågellamppan på väggen. Hoppas jag kan få svar snart .. Vill överraska min pojke. Var har du hittat lampan?

    2009-12-14 | 22:27:07
    URL: http://ullsmycken.blogg.se/
  • Emma ::emmas designblogg:: says:

    Fågellampan är av Thorsten van Elten, du kan hitta den här med 20% rabatt fram till jul, om du uppger koden NOELEMMASBLOG i utcheckningen:


    2009-12-15 | 09:45:39
    URL: http://emmas.blogg.se/

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