Design and style from a Scandinavian perspective

Saturday Sweets

Ikea styles my dreams

I just got these two pictures from Ikea Livet Hemma in my inbox, and liked them so much I couldn't resist posting them here! This is exactly how I would like my home to look, with the big windows, tiled walls and interesting displays including cacti and books in neutral colours. I can't spot many Ikea pieces in these shots, can you?

Styling: Saša Antić

A raw chicken in a warehouse? But of course!

I just love the raw industrial look in these photos, styled by Helene Kofoed Sørensen and shot by Diana Lovring. The mix of soft fabrics and hard concrete is wonderful, and then the very unexpected twist of putting a raw chicken in middle of the picture? Fantastic!

Stylist Hilary Robertson

Saturday Sweets

Artist Tenka Gammelgaard

Sorry for being such a bad blogger this week. I've been working on other stuff. Like getting my house ready for a photoshoot and interview with Korean writer/stylist Juhee C, who is making a book on Scandinavian style.

Today I'd like to show you the studio of Danish artist Tenka Gammelgaard. It's all black and white and stripes, and I love it! I've seen her home and studio before, but I was reminded today by this post on the Mackapär blog.

Photos by Ranvita La Cour and Rishi from Happyliving and Tenka Gammelgaard

Candy factory

Copenhagen loft

I found this wonderful 140 m2 loft apartment in Danish Femina. It's located in Copenhagen and the owner is Rikke Rasmussen, co-owner of the Moshi Moshi Mind webshop. I like the use of textiles and sheep skins to soften the minimalistic look.

Stylist Joanna Lavén

Yes, I'm still here. I've been working hard behind the scenes this week on a Christmas calendar for the blog, with great giveaways from some wonderful sponsors. I think you are going to like it...

Below are some pictures that caught my eye from the portfolio of Swedish prop stylist Joanna Lavén. I'm really into worn things at the moment, but not in a "shabby chic" way, more in a dirty, wrinkly and broken way. Wrinkled brown paper bags are my favourite props right now!