I just got the news that Ikea are launching this temporary collection called Sprutt, available in stores in February. I am most interested in the metal cabinets with labeled drawers, they look like a useful addition to a hallway or entrance area, or perhaps a home office. Not too keen on the bright labels of course, but luckily they are removable... The ladder (called towel rack by Ikea) looks quite interesting too, I like the fact that the ladder steps protrude on the sides, perfect for hanging small things.
Barely a month until the holidays now! Have you started? I mean, have you started decorating, or buying presents, or planning food, making candy, eating gingerbread cookies and drinking mulled wine? I can only say I'm on track with the last two things on the list... Looking at Lotta Agaton's christmas styling for Residence magazine made me feel a tiny bit calmer though, so perhaps they can help you too? It all looks quite relaxed and simple actually, making me think that maybe I can make it in time!
Photos: Mikkel Mortensen
The Seven Chair by Arne Jacobsen celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2015, and to mark this occasion Fritz Hansen launches two new special editions of the chair. I fell for this soft pink one, with super luxe 24k gold plated legs!
What I love most is the styling though. Fritz Hansen's images are always great, shot in amazing locations and made by the best stylists and photographers. Somehow they manage to always create something new from these old classics, a feeling of freshness and being right on trend. I think that is really impressive.
Found via Stylizimo, with thanks
Let's start this week with something slightly macabre! This new restaurant in Jalisco, Mexico, is covered in bones. Over 10 000 of them actually. Designed by Ignacio Cadena and aptly named Hueso (= bones in Spanish), "a reference to the chef’s natural cooking style. It’s part of a “Darwinian vision,”" says designer Ignacio Cadena, and required six months of scouring north Mexico, cleaning, and purifying to get the off-white skeletal pieces ready.
Photos: Jaime Navarro
I've been following the blog Suvi sur le vif for a long time, so I was very excited to read that Suvi is launching a new project; the site Hetki Paper. Together with Henna from Coco Sweet Dreams, they will share "visual moments and things from their everyday lives", and it already looks very inspiring, with an interview/home visit, a collection of autumn soup recipes, a sneak peek into Henna's everyday essentials, and some nice garden/plant inspiration. More to come soon hopefully!
You probably know by now that I don't really do holiday decorating in my home. It's just not for me, all this gold and glitter extravaganza, or the shabby chic white painted cuteness, and definitely not the traditional red and green version either. This graphic, slightly edgy DIY xmas style though, this I could do!
Photos from IKEA Livet Hemma
Do you sometimes find that you can spot immediately when seeing an image which stylist is behind it? I do, and I'm not sure if it is because I see so many pictures all day long, but I think it has more to do with the fact that some professionals develop a signature style, and like to leave little clues in the pics. Like this apartment shot by Emily Laye, that I am positive was styled by Thomas Lingsell. The love of wilted flowers is something me and Thomas talked about years back, and you can see it in most of his stylings, and the hat hanging on the door post is Thomas' private headwear. I know there are many more stylists doing this; Lotta Agaton for example, who often uses things her children made as props, or letters with a special meaning to her. I think it makes the images more fun to look at, as the stylist's personal style shines through no matter what the project is.
Totally loving the gradient paintwork on the display boxes in the new Backyard boutiqe, designed by Nendo. I'm thinking of using the idea for a headboard for my bed, or maybe just a big sheet of plywood with hooks attached to it, for hallway storage...
"The shop design for by | n, an original brand with all nendo-designed products located in the Seibu Sogo department stores in Tokyo. BACKYARD refers both to a shop’s storage space or loading dock and a tiny paradise for children, an outdoor space for free play. We wanted to combine the novelty of the commercial back yard, in which new products arrive straight from the workshop, with the excitement of playing in the back yard at home. Simple white fixtures bring out the rich variety of the different products, and the plinths and stands’ plywood texture appears gradually towards the base."
Tokyo is on my top list of places to visit, and the images from this rentable airbnb loft apartment didn't exactly push the city further down on the list...
Found via FvF
Copenhagen based Norm Architects just moved into a new studio, and it looks amazing, as expected. I can't wait to visit!
I suspect you have all started thinking about holiday presents now, so I figured I'd make a set of gift guides to give you some ideas and inspiration. They will all have different themes, and why not start with the most important person to spoil; yourself! ;) Since my family keeps to the tradition of not buying gifts for adults, I always get my own presents, and this is what I'd like to give myself. And as you are reading this blog, I believe we might have similar tastes, so perhaps some of these items will end up on your wishlist too?
In the top collage you will find: Table Lamp Vapeur, Artilleriet | Scented Candle Revenge, Ouistudio | Silver Poster Depressed, Playtype
In the collage below: Pebble Marble Charging Pad and Speaker, Orée Artisans | Dot Hanger, Afteroom | Aalto Stool 60 Meiré, Finnish Design Shop | Mini Wire Table, Modernica
As a little warm-up for the holiday gift guide I'm working on that will be up later today, I wanted to show you these super clever "giftote-bags". Designed by Nendo for by | n and sold exclusively at Seibu department stores in Japan. But the idea is very simple, so if you've got some DIY skills I'm sure you can make your own version in no time. It's just a fabric bag with four grommets attached, which you slide the ribbon through once you have unpacked your gift. Sustainable and stylish!
Fastighetsbyrån, one of Sweden's biggest real estate firms, just revealed their latest pr project. They let three well known interior stylists play around in one apartment, each creating their very own style. I have been following behind the scenes on instagram, and was very much looking forward to seeing the results. And I am happily surprised!
One of the styles, the dark and graphic one by Tina Hellberg, is something I could move straight into without changing even one little thing. It even has my favourite sofa in the world, the 80's Moment from Ikea. Actually it's probably the exact same one I was drooling over a month earlier, because these are pretty rare nowadays. Adorned with an Eames patterned cushion, the same pattern I've been planning to make into a tattoo. Then there is the Afteroom chair I was planning to get for my next home, and the Georg stool and bench, and the marble pendants from Menu that I have in my entrance, and the House Doctor rug I have been eyeing forever, and the Eames side table and the Aalto stool as a bedside table... Well, let's stop before it gets silly. Let's just say I already have half of the stuff in the images, and the other half I was planning to get. This apartment could have been made for me. Ok, I'd throw out the pink stuff in the bedroom, and I might not want a horse above the couch, but other than that, I could have picked it all myself.
In this post I'm showing photos from Tina's styling, but if you are curious to see the two others as well, styled by Hans Blomqvist and Mikael Beckman, click over here.
I picked out my favorites among all the stylish calendars that are being presented now, and I suggest you get yours now before they sell out, even if it still feels like a long time until the new year starts!
Kristina Krogh 2015 letterpress calendar in grey and gold.