Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Furniture Casual Inspired Collections

Italian company Moroso, together with fashion guru Diesel, has created this comfortable aesthetic, inspired by fashion – that favorite collared shirt that goes with everything, or your tried and true jacket that you just can’t leave home without. The Moroso Diesel casual furniture collection is a cool collaboration of great minds yielding great design. The Moroso Diesel casual furniture collection is a cool collaboration of great minds yielding great design.

Furniture Design

The look is that of furniture you live in, not furniture you can admire from a distance. We love that “human” factor. Moroso

modern coffee tables

The line of seating Trends includes sofas, chairs and ottomans, along with super studded stools and retro modern coffee tables and side tables that are out of this world. We love the casual elegance of the Morose Diesel collection, which invites you to just kick back and relax while giving your home a simple style that’s intentionally “care-free”.

seating trends

chair design

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A model hotel

If this morning's hotel wasn't quite your thing, how about this one? This is a snap shot from The Exchange hotel in Amsterdam. where each room is designed by a student from the Amsterdam Fashion Institute. Talk about staying in style!

Picture: The Exchange Hotel via April & May


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Surround yourself with beautiful pieces

Morning and happy 'lilla lördag' (little saturday) as it's known in Sweden as everyone should go out and have a mid-week drink. Not for me unfortunately, so instead I am mentally transporting myself to one of three apartment suites in the Azzedeine Alaia hotel in Paris....

Photographs: Persona Production via SF Girl By Bay
The rooms, designed by Yatzer, have carefully selected the furniture and lighting and kept everything else minimal so that you can enjoy its beauty and your stay. Oh and I would Yatzer, I would. It also supposedly leaves room for the guests own creativity. What do you think? Something for the weekend? Or to stark for your tastes? Read more about it here.  


Wonderful Copenhagen

I am in beautiful Copenhagen this afternoon looking for a cool home for a press shoot. I love the Danish capital, it's so relaxed with a lovely bohemian feel. I might just stay all afternoon....

Picture and poem: an exquisite waste of time

Monday, November 28, 2011

A Swedish apartment in monochrome

A little morning monochrome to share with you today! This Stockholm nugget of an apartment (I say 'nugget' as it's 45 metres square!) is light, white and completely clutter-free. There is no way I could have so few things around me, no matter how hard I tried, but it does look rather lovely....

All pictures: Alvhem via 79 ideas
PS I especially love the calendar, which you could make at home perhaps, using computer print outs stuck to the wall with oh-so-now masking tape. Or any other tips? 


Support Movember!

Hej hej! A hairy reminder that there's only a few days left of the month formerly known as 'November' where cool men (Mo bros) sprout moustaches around the world for 30 days to raise money and awareness for men's health issues such as prostate cancer. Find out more at Movember!

Moustache bedding: Urban Outfitters


Monday DIY: Stag wall hanging

How about this for a Monday project? Fun, cheap and hopefully you'll have a wonderful stag trophy like this one to hang on your wall at the end....for the complete step-by-step 'know-how' click here.

Picture: Instructables via April & May
If you make one make sure you share it with us, we'd love to see it....:)

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Photographer's studio in a plough factory

So it's Monday. And hopefully not to manic?! This morning I spied this beautiful studio belonging to creative couple Rob & Jill Brinson, which they've converted from an old plough factory, I had to share it with you as I think it's a wonderful space, so light and airy.

All pictures: Via Design Sponge

I particularly love the brick wall gallery and the office.  I'm not sure I could have my bed in the middle of the room though as I have enough problems with my pillows as it is! I'd love to hear your thoughts. For more pics and the complete interview click here. Back shortly with a fun DIY project for the wall....Oooooo!


Friday, November 25, 2011

Have a lovely weekend!

And just to make sure you have plenty of inspiration for all your weekend projects, I came across these pictures which I was desperate to share with you from Affari, simply stunning! 

All pictures: Affari AB

Have a lovely weekend and see you Monday!


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Penthouse apartment in Stockholm, yes please!

Happy Friday! And Oj oj oj, look at this beautiful Stockholm apartment. I love it because it has everything I love in a city home - wooden beams, a fireplace, concrete stairs, white walls and a wonderful roof top view. 'Underbara!'. And the good news? It's actually for sale through Fantastic Frank. Oh yeees. Mr Frank You've made my Friday, you really are fantastic! 

Around the table I spy the Urban chair in white from IKEA. But where is the wonderful cluster light from? Any ideas?

Beautiful, white concrete stairs. Tick!

Fab two toned colour scheme :) and just look at that shiny gold lamp. Tick tick tick!

All pictures: Fantastic Frank
I'm just off to buy a lottery ticket... ha! But back in a little while once the dream cloud has dispersed into the Friday morning sky. Pop back and see me to dream over some wonderful ideas for the home on this lovely POETS (push off early tomorrow's saturday) day.

Christmas DIY: Advent calendar

In need of a project this evening? I thought I'd share this lovely Christmas advent calendar from Norwegian blog Design Hund. Such a great DIY project and so pretty that you almost wouldn't want your children / man / nan / pet cat to open the pressies each day?!

All pictures: Design Hund via NIB.
I see Stylizimo has also posted a great home made advent calendar if you're looking for more inspiration this evening, click here. Have a lovely night and if you do make your own advent calendar we'd love to see it! Vi ses imorgon / see you tomorrow! Kram!

Christmas decorations, Danish style.

So, four weeks until Christmas eve (that's the important date here in Scandinavia). It's time to get working on beautiful Christmas decorations around the home. Today's inspiration comes from Johanne Bildsoe who owns interior shop Details91 in Copenhagen. So many pretty ideas....

Pictures: Bo Bedre, Photography: Kristian Septimus Krogh
What do you think? Anything for your home? If you'd like to see more pictures click here. Or visit Johanne's online shop, Details91 where you can buy many of these things (dangerous!). Note, the shop is in Danish only so it could be time to get the dictionary out....

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Danish clothes designer's home at Christmas

Oooo, what a lovely way to start the day by looking at the home of Danish clothes designer Kathrin Hviid from Bo Bedre. I love all the colourful Christmas decorations against the white backdrop.

This Christmas tree is standing in a pot from Fil de Fer

I love the Papillon lamp over the kitchen table which is from Design by Us

Off for my obligatory morning latté but back in a bit with a little more Danish Christmas inspiration! So pop back and see me!

Have a cosy evening!

As you know, I have a penchant for white, and this room's no exception. Through the lovely dividing windows you get a glimpse of two vintage Louis Poulsen industrial lights which I am currently trying to track down for my own home. Just lovely. Have a great evening!

Picture Åpent Hus 


Christmas DIY inspiration: Advent candles

With the first day of advent looming on Sunday, 27th November it's time to get cracking on advent candles. I love these home-made ones, such great inspiration for a little Christmas DIY?!

Picture: Englemor blog 

Picture: Sweet Home