April 14, 2014

studio inspiration






the creative studio of 

what's there not to love?


April 05, 2014

March 30, 2014

a norwegian blogger's apartment is up for sale




via ihus



you might remember a post i did a couple of years ago, a square of hot pink

these days the blogger who lives here, vigdis, who writes the norwegian blog jeg er jonathan and her family are building a brand new house and are therefore selling their apartment located in the grünerløkka area, on the east side of oslo

the apartment has a really fresh and playful atmosphere with it's pink painted hallway floors and that painted hot pink square on the kitchen wall

pop on over here to check out the rest of the apartment 

you can follow vigdis and her family here, here and here



March 29, 2014

weekend inspiration








the inspiring home of architect friederike faller
and her two daughters in frederiksberg, denmark


March 27, 2014

on my wish-list this spring




photo andreas ackerup




the perfect worktable, bordbord designed by swedish art director and designer camilla ödmo

i love the light and simple, yet so playful design of this worktable. 
and the fact that you can choose between several color options on the legs, 
-that's just brilliant!


March 19, 2014

on the move


some of my favorite pics from the IKEA PS 2014 collection





these days more people live in cities than in the countryside, they move more often and live in smaller places. this has inspired IKEA to invite hand-picked designers from around the word to design for the IKEA PS 2014 collection ON THE MOVE, resulting in a 51-piece limited-edition collection focusing on functional design you can move around and use in different ways

well done, IKEA!

these designs are just sooo perfect for my studio apartment

the collection is available in stores from april 1st
i'm excited!


March 18, 2014

all about space and lights






xth berlin, photo © anja büchner, via arch daily found here and here




an amazing townhouse in berlin

the combination of plywood, pine and
concrete is pure eye candy

designed by architecture office xth-berlin



March 09, 2014

sunday mood



1 home of ceramic designer kajsa cramer via bodil bergquist, 2 home for sale via fantastic frank




finally spring
seem to have arrived 
here in oslo

sunshiiine

hopefully it will last

longer and brighter days
puts a big smile on my face



March 03, 2014

the perks of being a blogger




in december, right before christmas, i got the chance to stay one night in the BLOGGER'S INN concept room at the lovely SCANDIC VULCAN HOTEL in OSLO -which i really enjoyed!

SCANDIC VULCAN HOTEL is supporting bloggers of different kinds, so if you are a blogger or entrepreneur with work-related activities in OSLO you can APPLY to stay cost-free at the BLOGGER'S INN concept room

the SCANDIC VULCAN HOTEL offers a cost-free hotel room, breakfast included, equipped with an iPad, remote control and 
tripod for your camera, wireless speakers etc to meet your needs as a blogger

you can easily apply to stay at the BLOGGER'S INN concept room HERE



February 14, 2014

weekend and a movie



from the movie "her" © warner bros picture 




looking very much forward
to watching the movie HER
very soon

wishing you all a wonderful
weekend filled with love and
happiness


January 12, 2014

display it!







lovely wall display
from the home of fashion blogger

a couple of picture ledges
wooden boards and brackets

makes a perfect base for wall display

i'm inspired!

...

thank you sooo much for voting for my blog 
over at ELLE decoration norway

today - sunday 13th - is the last day of voting 
for your favorite blog

you can easily vote HERE

...

happy sunny sunday!


January 09, 2014

art in interior







you have to check out 

it's so inspiring 

decorated with paintings and drawings
in almost every room

i love how the art blends into the interior
just perfectly

and creates a personal and unique feel


January 08, 2014

looking back



source 1, 2, 3




some favorite images 
posted on the blog 
in 2013

chemicals on landscape art project by filippo minelli
the arfelx strips sofa in a beautifully renovated melbourne home
glossy wardrobe cabinets



December 31, 2013

HAPPY NEW YEAR!


photo © adele cochrane




i would like to 
thank everyone of you
for stopping by this year
and for leaving your 
always so sweet comments 
and emails

wish you all
an amazing new year's eve

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

see you back here 
in 2014


December 23, 2013

MERRY CHRISTMAS






it's all wrapped
and ready

i will be going home today
spending the holidays 
with my family

looking forward to some 
peaceful days
in front of the fireplace
with some new books 
listening to this

wishing you all a 
wonderful holiday

MERRY CHRISTMAS!



December 20, 2013

ELLE DECORATION AWARDS 2013







just received 
the best early christmas present
ever

i am nominated in the category
in ELLE DECORATION AWARDS 2013

i am sooo happy and honored
thank you ELLE DECORATION!

everyone is welcome to vote
and you can easily vote for your favorite blog
over HERE

until the 13th of january



December 19, 2013

CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE - the soft-toned gifts






i have a couple of gifts left to purchase this upcoming weekend, and i have a feeling i am not the only one... so here's another gift guide for you, hopefully it will inspire you to find some really pretty gifts for your loved ones.

a rose colored FLOW cushion from byLASSEN, the STOCKHOLM 2-piece salad server set from IKEA, the beautiful and inspiring book OK by SUSANNA VENTO and RIIKKA KANTINKOSKI with lots of diy projects, wooden houses for decoration handmade by BY SPIELPLATZ, a weekly desk planner for 2014 from HAY, the lovely VAKKA storage series from IITTALA in plywood or white, another soft and cozy ACNE scarf in a beautiful light beige color, the COVER CHAIR in oak by MUUTO and a decorative shelf from FERM LIVING in smoked oak veneer.

can hardly believe christmas eve is only five days away...
where did december go?



December 18, 2013

christmas minimalism







three favorites 

a wooden christmas tree by varpunen
a simple triangle wreath by almost makes perfect
fern wreath pendant by wsake



December 15, 2013

CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE - the taste-good gifts






today i've got some tasty gift ideas for you, it's all about the cookbooks. i believe a good cookbook is never wrong to either give away or receive. here are my favorite picks for this christmas.

THE KINFOLK TABLE (as seen in the picture above) is a beautiful cookbook from the creators of the KINFOLK magazine, and it's a collection of 85 recipes for small gatherings, some of the recipes refreshingly simple. read more about the book HERE.

THE GREEN KITCHEN my personal favorite, 100 healthy, super tasty vegetarian recipes using whole food and organic products. the entire book is a colorful feast for the eye, just pop on over to their BLOG and you'll get the picture...

GRØNT, another cookbook focusing on vegetarian food and inspires healthy eating. written by camilla jensen. this is unfortunately only written in norwegian, but you can take a look inside over HERE.

TILBAKE TIL RØTTENE (the stone age diet) healthy eating, -the PALEO way, created by danish michelin-starred chef thomas rode andersen, available in NORWEGIAN, SWEDISH and DANISH.

WHAT KATIE ATE 107 unique and gorgeous recipes collected in a beautiful cookbook with a rustic feel, written and photographed by katie quinn davis, who is also the creator of the amazingly beautiful WHAT KATIE ATE food-blog.

CEREAL MAGAZINE an independent food and travel journal published quarterly. each volume of CEREAL contains detailed expositions of food, travel destinations, as well as profiles on products, people and places. since this is a magazine, and not an actual cookbook, a whole years SUBSCRIPTION would be pretty awesome to give away to someone special.

be sure to check out different online stores for delivery dates on receiving your books in time for christmas, or visit your local bookstore for the titles above.



December 14, 2013

a beautiful danish christmas home





the home of 
stylist, photographer and art director
mette wotkjær and her family
in denmark

for more inspiration
pop on over to femina.dk

have a wonderful
weekend



December 13, 2013

weekend inspiration - online magazine BY FRYD 4







JEANETTE LUNDE
with the lovely blog BY FRYD
just released a brand new x-mas issue
of her online magazine BY FRYD

pure eye candy

i was V E R Y excited when jeanette asked me
to contribute to the magazine with the
DIY WINTER BLOSSOM ORIGAMI
(check out page 52-55)

i am so honoured to be a part of this issue
thank you JEANETTE



December 08, 2013

picture love + the sound of sunday


photo line klein styling kinfolk



today
i love this peaceful image
captured by line klein

it's 
F I N A L L Y 
snowing 
in oslo today

pure bliss

listening to
beautifully performed by 

the song is
available for purchase


December 06, 2013

CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE - the edgy gifts






oh, the days are just flying by and we are one week into december already. 

here's a new gift guide for you, filled with some really cool stuff! 

first of all, an awesome CAMERA LEATHER STRAP designed by the norwegian fashion and lifestyle blogger CAMILLA PIHL in collaboration with DAVID ANDERSEN, a wool beanie by norwegian FWSS, a ridiculously cool chair -the CHAIR ONE, a CERAMIC FACETED BOWL with a matte outside and shiny inside, a two piece twist back BIKINI by EPHEMERA, matte metal PYRAMID designed by ANNA-LEENA, the POV CANDLEHOLDER series from MENU, a classic black handbag is never wrong and the CÉLINE trio is MY FAVORITE PICK, and lastly a large, warm wool scarf from ACNE.

wishing you all 
a wonderful weekend