Design and style from a Scandinavian perspective

5 year blogoversary! Part 4, 2008

We are now going to step back to 2008, when I started to concentrate more on full room settings and homes rather than products. Since then my focus has been on styling and photography, since I find this a nice way to encourage a more sustainable lifestyle with less shopping and more of re-using, recycling and taking care of what you already have.
In the beginning this was also a way to put more focus on stylists, as all lights seemed to be on the photographers at that time. That has changed a bit now, and I'm really happy for that progress! Sure, a photographer can make or break a shot, but in my opinion the stylist is still more important for the outcome of the picture. Without the stylist, there would only be a blank white wall for the photographer to shoot...

This first pic is from Hotel Berge, and the photos from there have been seen all over blogosphere since then, and they still show up in posts sometimes. I take that as a proof of timeless style and a job well done by the designers.


These photos by Lars Ranek still holds up very well too!


The same goes for these shots by Kristin Perers.


This loft from Marie Claire Maison is now a bit too rustic for my tastes, but I like the different shades of white and wood.


And I found another dream kitchen! This is by a Danish company called Det Mondæne Skur.



  • Isa says:

    Skitsnyggt. trappan med trädörren, nice.

    riktigt konspirerande bilder.




    2010-08-11 | 14:10:36
    URL: http://www.isabsson.se
  • Tracey says:

    happy blog anniversary. More great pics Emma. xx

    2010-08-11 | 16:40:11
    URL: http://www.procrastinationmama.blogspot.com
  • Happy 5th anniversary! says:

    2010-08-11 | 20:34:24
    URL: http://www.lovenordic.blogspot.com
  • liza says:

    This is very much fun, Emma. Thank you for the archives. And congratulations on five years. I, for one, am very happy you are here!

    2010-08-11 | 20:59:41
    URL: http://postcardsfromcolorado.blogspot.com/
  • Lily says:

    happy blog-a-versary!!!!

    2010-08-12 | 02:55:29
    URL: http://www.banappleart.blogspot.com
  • studio karin says:


    My first time here, I am totally new in the blogworld - have dwelled in the architectural firm world uptil now ;)

    I remember this style you are showing from 2008, we did Scandic Malmen Hotel in Stockholm and the conceptual boards was full with these rough concrete and wood pictures hehhehhe

    Now I have my new blog, can I put you as a bloglink? Hope so, lovely things in here!

    I'll see more of you

    / studio karin

    2010-08-12 | 09:31:49
    URL: http://studiokarin.blogspot.com/
  • room of karma says:

    Ett stort grattis till din blogg. Skönt inlägg! Älskar den bilden av bordet som har olika stolar runt om. Det slarviga som är mer genomtänkt en det perfekta, det är det som är konst!

    2010-08-12 | 22:12:43
    URL: http://roomofkarma.blogspot.com/
  • Leigha says:

    Happy blogiversary! I cannot think of a better way to celebrate than a recap of gorgeous.

    2010-08-13 | 01:18:46
    URL: http://elleohblog.blogspot.com
  • Anonym says:

    Have only recently discovered your blog.

    So nice!!!! great work and I particularly love how your want to stimulate imagination and help focus on style rather than product (or buying products).

    Thanks and keep blogging!!!!

    2010-08-17 | 13:55:54

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