Our next project in the new house that we are building is to choose tiles to the bathroom and the bathroom interior. And when I stumbled over to Marc Merckxs website I new what direction we would go. What a inspiration!
I'm especially weak for Finnish homes and interior design, probably since I have my roots in Finland and have been growing up there. During the spring the lovely Finnish stylist and interior blogger Minna Jonas have renovated her summer house in Finland, and I must say I love the result! A calm oasis, modern but still in line with the nature outside. Very Finnish!
Jag är extra svag för finska hem och inredning, troligtvis eftersom jag har finska rötter och är uppvuxen där. Under våren har den fantastiska finska stylisten och inredningsbloggaren Minna Jonas renoverat sitt sommarhus i Finland och jag bara älskar resultatet. En lugn oas där inredningen känns modern, men ändå smälter samman med naturen utanför. Väldigt finskt!
I love collaborations. They often result in exciting new products like the collaboration between Modern bad and Stenhuggardottern. They have designed together a hole new serie of accessories for the bathroom in limestone. Stunning. The pictures are photographed and styled by me.
Im now in some kind of refractive phase with my style, and its good timing cause we are building a new house. But its also a bit challenging because I dont really know how it's gonna be, but the best way always is testing the ideas or colours on a bigger wall. So I did.
I like to paint both ceilings and walls with the same colour, it becomes more intense and interesting that way. But now I just wanted to test the colour before painting an entire room with it in the new house. I really liked this colour, its not too pink and not too beige. The color is called Soft skin and it comes from Jotun Colour.
I promised to put this new product up the shop yesterday, but got caught up in some technical difficulties. The less fun part of this job.
But here it is: the magazine holder in brass, handmade of course and perfect to use for showing all these beautiful magazine papers we just can't stop ourselves from buying :)
Clear lines, brass, elegant, unique and something to display with my magazines and books was my the thoughts when I designed this magazine holder. And now finally It will be released to the shop on Thursday. Hurray!
It’s starting to become a yearly tradition for me to go to London during springtime. And this time I discovered a few lovely spots.
I always choose the hotel carefully when I travel, since a nice place to stay matters when it comes to the total impression of the trip.
That’s why I chose La Suite West Hotel, which is located in the centre of London (at 41-51 Inverness Terrace). It definitely lived up to my expectations! It’s a calm and clean hotel with a minimalistic approach. The food was amazing, and the breakfast generous. The room I stayed in was well planned, with the most amazing bathroom all covered in marble…!
A few shops I would recommend, if you’re interested in interior design, is of course Selfridges. They have a Nordic department, with a great supply of established as well as upcoming designers.
Another store I really liked is Dark Room. The have a selection of graphic products, but they also sell others design that matches their graphic concept.
If you like chocolate, which I definitely do, you must pay a visit at Mast Brothers, London’s chocolate makers. It is a simply beautiful store, and you can watch the (delicious!) chocolate being made behind glass. The chocolate truffles are delicately cut in straight lines, which you all know I’m crazy about…
Also, Aesop is always lovely to visit. You recognize their concept even if their stores look creative. These pictures are taken from the store at Russel Square.
The store Monologue opened relatively recently. I think it’s a fresh addition to the interior stores in London, with a mixed style of Tom Dixon and Hay.
Another tip is the Victoria & Albert museum, which is the world’s greatest museum of art and design. At the moment they are presenting an exhibition about Alexander McQueen, which I’ve heard is really good, but unfortunately I missed it since you need to book tickets a few months ahead.
Finally, the best way to explore London, I think, is to pick a few areas and walk around at an easy pace, and of course, take time to drink many cups of coffee in beautiful surroundings.