Have you noticed this trend of putting lamps in the "wrong" place? I'm not talking about the work or desk lamps above the kitchen worktop that we've been seeing for years, what I mean is people placing floor lamps on tables, ceiling lights on the wall, and desk lamps by the bed, or any other place you can think of. I think it's a great way of adding some surprise in your decor. What do you think? I'll give you some examples to show you what I mean.
I've been having a crush on handmade ceramics lately, the kind with irregular glazes that reminds me of 70's ceramics, but better. So I was very happy to discover Tortus Copenhagen
, a small pottery studio consisting of two established danish ceramists, Eric Landon and Karin Blach Nielsen.
I've always loved visiting pottery studios, there is something quite irresistable about the messy clay, little pots of glaze and pigments, the incredibly hot kilns and rows of pretty items waiting to be fired, and the thrill of never knowing exactly what the results will be like. I hope you will enjoy this small peek into the Tortus studio! At the end of the post is a short video, showing the process of throwing ceramics (don't watch if you are prone to seasickness).
Interior designer Joanna Laajisto
shares my passion for great lighting, and had been looking for a small and simplistic pendant for her projects (I've shown some of them before here
and her home here
), but couldn't find the perfect one. So she decided to design her own.
“When the idea of designing a light fixture started to form in my mind, I knew what it had to be: expressionless but interesting and classic but modern at the same time. Just like my aesthetic for all design.”
Although Laajisto knew what she wanted, the design process wasn't easy. The fixture required countless hours of designing, revising and editing. Hence the name Edit
. Available in three different finishes and as a ceiling or wall light.
Hello Mr Di Simone, can I move into your NYC loft? I promise I'd be really nice and not change much at all. Only the chandelier above the dining table. And those ceiling fans have to go. But the rest I could live with. And in case you aren't into women (I'm guessing not, because straight guys can rarely create great interior design), I'd be happy with sleeping on the couch, any one of them. Just say when, so I can book my flight. Oh and by the way, I'd be bringing my three kids, so I hope you have some spare rooms...
This is what gets me excited right now, thin black lines and spheres. The lamps and clothes hanger will remain dreams, but the spheres will definitely be in my suitcase when I return from my Berlin trip next month!
A few days ago, I published a link on Facebook
to a beautiful home for sale, shot by Mikael Axelsson
. I just saw that he updated his portfolio blog today with another home, so I had to check it out. While the general styling of this home wasn't exactly my style, I really loved the little detail shots.
A lot of thought seems to have been put in to these small vignettes, even if they look very relaxed, and they come off as personal and very stylish. It's just simple things, nothing extravagant, and most of them are easy to copy for your own home if you'd like. While finding a shark jaw like this might be hard, filling whisky bottles with homemade schnaps, putting them on a shelf and attaching some stamped paper tags (in this case seed sachets), or ripping stylish pics out of magazines, is very doable.
About a year ago, these pictures were shown in Swedish magazine Plaza Interiör
, and I was so happy to be able to show a few of them here
. Now the apartment is for sale
, and pictures of the entire home are available, so I just couldn't resist posting a few of them again, with the addition of new ones.
What really does it for me in this space is the concrete floor and stainless steel kitchen, clashing nicely with the fin-de-siècle architecture. Also, the huge windows letting in lots of light, a great luxury for a bottom floor apartment.
Enjoy, and have a lovely weekend!
I simply love these images, showing designs by some of Scandinavia's best designers. Can you spot the work of Carina Seth Andersson, Claesson Koivisto Rune, Broberg & Ridderstråle or Daniel Rybakken?
I'm starting the week with a dream of down-sizing and moving to this tiny place
with my kids. I'd love to live in a place like this, originally built as a shop and not a "normal" apartment. It even comes with its own small outside area, perfect for lazy summer afternoons.
I would like to turn this home into the world's smallest 3 bedroom apt, (it's only 45 sqm) so all my children have their own spaces, by putting up two walls in the bedroom. I think it's doable, even if the rooms would be tiny, or what do you say? The rest of the place needs no changes in my opinion, because the current owners have excellent taste. I just love the way they totally ignored the age of this 1940's building and put in some antique sliding doors, and then mixed it with super modern materials like concrete and steel.