Design and style from a Scandinavian perspective

Blog tips!

I am starting to realize that I might not be able to update this blog as often as I had hoped. There just aren't enough hours in the day! I want you to know that I'm trying very hard to find time for blogging, but then answering emails and comments comes second, and I might miss answering them. So if you asked me a question in the last months and I haven't replied, I'm really sorry. Please contact me again and I'll try even harder to get to it!

If you are a new reader you might be wondering why I'm so busy... You see I had my third child three months ago, and that combined with moving to a house that is in dire need of renovating and decorating, and also being located in the countryside which makes simply meeting a friend for coffee will turn into a full day event, well, time just disappears!

This is why I want to give you a little more reading by sending you off to some new to me blogs that I really like, and I think you will to. Enjoy!

First out is The Brick House, about renovating a midcentury house on a budget, finding the perfect Scandinavian vintage furniture to fill it with, and the adventures along the way.

Second is Grey, a Canadian blog about "beauty in all forms: fashion, architecture, interiors, products".

Last up today is Varpunen, a Finnish blog which I can't read without google translate, but the pictures totally make up for that!

This is her kid's room, see what I mean about the pics make it worth looking at without knowing a word of Finnish?


  • Margot says:

    Thanks for this post, I always enjoy 'meeting' new blogs. Hadn't thought of Google Translate to read Varpunen, actually. Good luck with everything!

    2010-01-05 | 23:57:15
    URL: http://100books200movies.blogspot.com/
  • S says:

    I love posts which are introducing new, fascinating blogs!

    2010-01-06 | 10:26:31
    URL: http://vahanvinoon.blogspot.com
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    2010-01-06 | 11:51:00
  • Suki says:

    Hi Emma! Thank you a lot of compliments, and mention my blog. I am truly grateful. I have received a number of readers from abroad! Although my English language is not very good, I am going to write a small summary in English. It is an honor to readers abroad. And your blog is very inspiring! Thank you for that!


    2010-01-06 | 12:14:51
    URL: http://pikkuvarpunen.blogspot.com/
  • Erika - 2bydesign says:

    No worries at all! I know exactly what you mean about finding time (there just never seems to be enough does there??), and I don't even have kids. Ha. Your blog is fabulous and no matter how little you post, you'll always be one of my faves!

    2010-01-06 | 16:27:47
    URL: http://2bydesign.blogspot.com/
  • priscilla Tan says:

    Thanks for sharing the blogs! Really enjoy looking through them!!


    2010-01-06 | 17:53:02
    URL: http://www.ilovechalk.com
  • Minna Jones says:


    I love you blog, I am fan of yours + Pikkuvarpunen !!

    and mother of three !

    2010-01-06 | 17:59:32
    URL: http://www.timeoftheaquarius.com
  • Yanyan says:

    Thank you for all the inspiring posts on your blog. And sharing other inspiring writers to us. All the best in 2010. Your blog has been an 'escape land' for me many times when I am exhausted after whole day with my baby and bored at the America's Suburb :-)

    2010-01-06 | 19:37:42
    URL: http://yanyanji.blogspot.com
  • Tove says:

    Emma, its really important that you put blogging on your low-priority-list, or it will steel hours, days, weeks and months of your life before you know it. We really enjoy your blog, and hope you will keep on blogging, but dont feel obligated!

    You could save yourself quite some time if you take away the comment -possibility. You know by now that we really love your stile, and if someone REALLY needs to know more details, they can mail you perhaps?

    Or - you could have weekend-treats! Write two or three, and post one each saturday?

    Take care! Life is more important than www!

    2010-01-06 | 21:02:49
  • Slumber Designs says:

    OMG!! I love your blog!! I love the colors, I love the pictures, I love the layout. GREAT WORK!



    2010-01-06 | 21:11:58
    URL: http://www.slumberdesigns.com
  • Armi says:

    One little thing: would it be possible to decrease the number of post seen on one page? Loading takes time and the amount of posts makes the scrollbar on the side of the window so small that it requires imbossible precision to move it up and down.

    Great blog!

    2010-01-06 | 21:37:36
  • liza says:

    You're the best...with just one child I have trouble keeping up with blogging! I'll check into these great-looking sites and I'll keep checking in here in case you are posting! Thanks Emma!

    2010-01-06 | 22:29:25
    URL: http://postcardsfromcolorado.blogspot.com/
  • the brick house says:

    Thanks for the shout out! Love your bloggity.

    2010-01-07 | 09:27:39
    URL: http://www.trickmybrick.blogspot.com
  • Mauri says:

    Love your blog and also huge fan of grey!!!

    2010-01-08 | 07:33:37
    URL: http://pagenumber3.blogspot.com/
  • Etincelle says:

    Hi Emma! I can't believe you just had your third babe... I thought it was your first!! you look so young :)

    I agree with the comments above, but also know by experience that keeping up with the blog and design field can save you from feeling totally insane (yes, sometimes our own kids make us feel like this, especially if we are stay-home-mummies).

    So keep up the good work, we will always be there to support you!

    2010-01-11 | 13:51:04
    URL: http://etincellestudio.etsy.com

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