Tuesday, 29 April 2014

IKEA PS - IN A STORE NEAR YOU 1 MAY

Ikea has again done a, what they call, Ikea PS Collection. It has come together after an enquiry which showed that more and more people around the world lives in cities, in smaller spaces and are moving more frequently. This enquiry also stated that multifunctional furniture and accessories are in high demand. Fifteen designers from all over the world were invited to this collection and together with the design team from Ikea they have come up with 50 products. Above, a sidetable that reminds me of my childhood cake tin in layers!
   

Flexible table and chairs that are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use!

A bench for the childrens room that can be used both for sitting on, as a bookshelf of for play!

Perfect bench for the hall or any entrance are or kitchen.

Music storage, make up table, writing table. Whatever you decide...

Sculptural lamps! Notice the new colours on the Frosta foot stool!

Cage storage, for clothes, hats, books etc...

Boxes for shoes etc...in your hall soon?

Simple storage for you coat!

Geometric bedlinen and funktional bedside table/foot stool!

Decorative floor lamp, scary message?

More geometrics, rug for your livingroom?

Multifunctional lamp/sideboard and magazine holder!

Clever shelf for small spaces with garden inspiration!

Sweet house for your herbs...The whole the Ikea PS Collection will be in the stores from 1 May! Have a nice bank holiday (for you in the UK!)or 1 may holiday (Sweden and the north!)  

Friday, 18 April 2014

HAPPY EASTER - GLAD PÅSK!

Happy Easter to all my readers and followers. This lovely card was painted by my talented sister a couple of years ago and since I thought it was so nice I decided to frame it. Now it is always on display in our Swedish summer house together with the frog and the jug by Alice Shephard.


Easter Cupcakes has become a tradition in my/our house. This year with sweet cases from www.ikea.com and green icing. Recipe can be found on this blog, July last year!







Another Swedish Easter tradition is to dress birch branches with feathers and other decorations. Here with lime green feathers.

More feathers, new for this year were/are the black and white ones from www.ahlens.se. We celebrated this Friday with eggs, leg of lamb with Pomme Dauphinoise and for desert, meringues with homemade ice cream and strawberries. Yummy. Back soon with more...  

Friday, 11 April 2014

SPRING DINNERS @ NK IN STOCKHOLM

Table settings for all ages in the windows of upmarket Stockkholm department store NK! From childrens party to tea party for the ladies. Great fun!

Engagement party or perhaps a proposal? White and gold!

Long Island brunch outside!

Tea time in the garden for the ladies...



Scandinavian business lunch...

and finally, a trip to Paris for dinner...

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

SPRING TIME IN STOCKHOLM

In Stockholm for Easter Holidays. Unfortunately cold and rainy...But spring was in the shops and in the air. Here, Easter @ Indiska in turqouise and pink. Fun!

At PUB, "Systrarna Voltaire" (The Voltaire Sisters), had opened a shop in shop with the English designer Orla Kiely´s homeware. The green house installation was part of it!

The interior shop in shop "R.o.o.m." at PUB in spring colours, Pink with orange and rug in monochrome!

Invest in a pair of sun coloured shoes this spring. These ones from Zara!

More fashion from Zara. Mix stripes, monochrome with citric yellow and green!   

Monday, 7 April 2014

Tatty Devine @ Cheltenham Design Festival

With purple and yellow died hair and a happy face. Harriet Vine talked about her and partner Rosie´s success story Tatty Devine @ Cheltenham Design Festival last Friday. They are celebrating 14 years of fashion accessory making in September and also showed some of her recent work. The girls set up their first shop in London's Brick Lane and lived on selling found (left outside a leather supplier outside their door) leather at Camden Market. Eventually they found a laser cutter machine in New York, bought one and the rest i history. She also talked about how she grew up with a dress maker mother and carpenter dad who opened the door to diy and creative work. Today they employ 60 people and are based in Hackney (where she also lives with husband and daughter). I rarely leave Hackney and spend most time working in my studio! www.tattydevine.com

  

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Friday, 4 April 2014

CHELTENHAM DESIGN FESTIVAL

Unexpected super high quality of speakers @ Cheltenham Design Festival! More to come, watch this space...

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

SPRING FASHION IN LONDON

Did one of my usual trips to London, dentist and trend spotting! Lovely, happy and bold accessories at Topshop! Just look at this nearly tropical necklace, just over £20! Will brighten up any t-shirt and jeans outfit!



Add these sweet earrings and the outfit is complete!

Become a 2014 hippie with these! Topshop again!

Slightly more dazzling! In greens and yellow, Topshop.

Lacey earrings, I have not seen this before! Comes in a lot of pastels @ Topshop for £8.50!

Next door to Topshop at Oxford Circus - Miss Selfridge, an other of my favourites. More girly and deco, and lots of pink!

New flowery pattern @ www.paperchase.com, really nice for the spring and early summer picnics or just coffee in the park!
I could not resist this blouse for £30 at www.missselfridge.com! It is now in my wardrobe...