måndag 31 januari 2011

Big and bold ceramics

I have a thing for old glass vases, but lately my focus have been on old rustic ceramic ones. Big heavy pieces with a 60´s or 70´s feel to them. I place them in groups on the floor and love the way they fill up the room.  

Brushes & paint

 I´m at home today, taking care of my sick son. When he is sleeping I´ve been trying to get some painting done. It´s so much fun!! This weekend I went to a friends exhibition and it was very inspiering. Soon you will see some of the paintings here.
Via: vintage rose garden, pia jane bijkerk, imgfave & aubrey road

söndag 30 januari 2011

Going to London?

Thanks to my work as a designer, I have the great benefit of going to different citys. Here is a little guide to some of my hotspots in London. Feel free to add suggestions to the list.
Tiny at Dean Street Townhouse
S T A Y:
Finding a good hotel without paying a fortune in London is hard. I have stayed at some really shady hotels but have also found one or two good ones.
Dean Street Townhouse, 69 Dean Street in SoHo. Quite expensive but they have "Broom Cupboard" & "Tiny" rooms starting at 90 pounds.

Sanctum Soho, 20 Warwick Street. I stayed here last time in London and were pleasently surprised. Good breakfast, clean and nice rooms, but the best part is the roof top garden.

Hoxton Hotel, 81 Great Eastern Street in Shoreditch. I haven´t stayed here myself but I have heard good thing about the hotel and it looks really nice on the website.

Fernandez and Wells

E A T:
Fernandez and Wells Food & Winebar, Lexinton Street. They also have a coffebar just around the corner at Beak Street.

Daylesford organic Farmshop & Café on 208 Westbourne Grove in Notting Hill. An absolut delight to have a organic breakfast (try the eggs with whitewine sause) or snack and then just walk around in their shop.

Ottolenghi Café, Ledbury Road in Notting Hill. It is supersmall but have the best food ever. Next door you find a lovely jewllery designer, Fiona Knapp. Walking on Ledbury Road there are some small but very nice childrens clothingstores.

Story deli at Old Truman Brewery, next to Brick Lane, East End. A modern, minimalistic "shabby chic" interior with great food. I had the best organic pizza ever (grilled veggies and lots of goatcheese...) and they also sell some beautiful little items in the back of the place.

Locanda Locatelli, modern, contemporary interior and high class, inovative italian kitchen. When I was there, Madonna sat at the next table...

Hix, 66 Brewer Street in SoHo. You´ll go there for the food, the atmosphere and th trendy crowd. The place is filled with artwork from artists like Damien Hirst, Tim Noble and Sue Webster.

Moro, 34 Exmouth Market. It´s a classic that can´t go wrong. Moorish cuisine at it´s best.

Busaba Eathai, 106 Wardour Street in SoHo. I don´t know how many times I´ve been here and I never get tired of their food. Don´t worry about the line outside, it only takes a few minutes to get in. The only negative thing with this restaurant is the very noicy atmosphere.

Orla Kiely

B U Y:
If the weather is nice, I like to take a walk around Notting Hill, at Ledbury Road and Westbourn Grove. There are some small, excusive but inspiering shops. Quite a few artgalleries and excusive childrens stores.

Last year a friend of mine suggested a "new" street, not far from Oxford Street, Marylebone High Street. A smaller street with lots of nice stores such as; Conran Shop, Skandium, Monocle, Designers GuildThe White Company , LOFT design by and many more. I found it to be a treat getting away from Oxford Street and see something nice.

The furniture store with all the big names; Aram, 110 Drury Lane. If you are looking for an Eames chair or something from Eileen Gray, this is the place.

Mint, 2 North Terrace Alexander Square. A place were art and furnitures come together.

Elemental, at Spitalfields Market, East End. If you like industrial design this is the place for you.

I have a sertain love for Orla Kiely, so walking in to her store in Coven Garden at 31 Monmouth Street is a delight. Especially her home collection is something special. I´m getting the wallpaper next time I go there.

When looking for sexy lingerie, go to Myla, in Notting Hill or Coco De Mer, 23 Monmouth Street in Covent Garden. They have everything a girl would like and knows how important the wrapping and atmosphere is.

For menswear, I just found this great shop, Albam. They have one store in 111 Commercial Street, East End and a little one on 23 Beak Street, off Regent Street.

I assume that if you have been to London lately, you have visited Anthropologie in Regent Street. If you haven´t, then off you go... As always, theire stores is an experience.

lördag 29 januari 2011

Dreaming about New York

When I let my fantasy fly away, I often end up in New York. It has always been a dream of mine to live in this fabulous city. Having coffe in Brooklyn, dinner in SoHo, visiting artgalleries, go running in Central Park etc. And of course, in the dream, my home looks like this. It is designer Donna Karan´s lovely appartment somewere on Manhattan. A calm and peaceful yet luxurious home with a terrace to die for.

fredag 28 januari 2011

Wood you?

Wooden toys and decoration items have been seen for decades. It never goes out of style and a home with a Kay Bojsen or Sanna Annukka object always feels playful and welcoming. Since we got our son, I have noticed a differens in my attitude towards interior design. Suddenly I get back home from trips with wooden birds and a leather hippopotamus. From my latest trip to Tokyo, I arrived home with a wooden owl and a steel giraff... My husband just laugh at me, but my son think it´s great. I think the fascination of wooden objects will never go out of style and I can´t wait until my next purchase. Maybe it will be a monkey from Bojsen...

torsdag 27 januari 2011

Some sunshine on the table

I would smile everytime I set the table if I had these items. The top photo is "Shokki" made by Laurent Corio. Pure clay sandstone exterior and enamelling coloured interior. Tablewear or art, these porcelain vessels are made in 2007 by Marie Torbensdatter Hermann. I think the food would taste just a little bit better served in these...

Forever black

It feels like the magic of black is still in my mind. I have finally today bought the posters I´ve wanted for some years now, "Stockings" and "Maggie" by Liselotte Watkins. So even if we go towards brighter and lighter days, I´m still in love with black.

onsdag 26 januari 2011

Travelling tips

I´m thinking about how to enrich the content of this blog, apart from the interior pictures. Because of my work as a fashion designer I have the benefit of travelling to lovely cities around the world, something I´m very grateful of. Would you be interested in tips of hotels, restaurants and shopping from these travels? Please let me know if this whould be of interest or if you have any other idea of developing the blog.

tisdag 25 januari 2011

The little black item

As in fashion, sometimes it´s the accessories that make the look. The little black dress would be boring without a fabulous neckless or some great heels. The home gets so much more interesting with a little black item; a vintage metal whale on the shelf or an old Porsche in the garage.
Via: fredflare, tortoise general store, etsy, beach bungalow8, purl soho

måndag 24 januari 2011

An industrial dream

I´m so in love with shades of elephant and clay right now. The grey colour range but with a warmth added to it. This is a beautifully made home. It has a strong industrial feel, but with a very soft and welcoming atmosphere. I think they have waxed the concrete for that luster, and it makes the reflections lighten up the rooms. I could move in any day...

söndag 23 januari 2011

Stairs deluxe

Stairs are usually not the sexiest thing in a home. They are ordinary and often made to blend in more than to stand out. Well, I think these stairs are anything but boring.
Via: marie claire maisonhouzz, muuuz, idale, dezeen, what we do is secret & mood