Sunday, September 27, 2009

A go at classic autumn

Colourful Autumn
Colourful Autumn by NotYourGoddess featuring Dorothy Perkins

I'm not so good at this Polyvore thing, but I was in the mood for some colourful classic autumn. It has worked for me every year since I first saw Love Story 17 years ago. What does it for you, do you have a look you can always fall back on?

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

René Norman

Just a quick one before I sign off for today. I just saw a house tour of René Norman's house over on Apartment Therapy and was struck by her sculptures. They give me itchy fingers!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Winter wish list

I call it winter wish list, but really it's a christmas wish list... it just feels a bit too early to be talking about christmas, but when the time comes and people start asking me what I want I can never remember. So this way, I can just click on my 'wish list' tag and be reminded.

So first up is a travel mug. My mornings are incredibly hectic. The two littln's make sure we get up, not so much at the crack of dawn thankfully, but early enough. Then it's my job to make porridge, get the littlest one changed and dressed, his big brother dressed (tantrums and all), and finally get myself dressed, find the keys and get everybody out of the house. Or alternatively shout at the hubby to do this and do that and c'mon get up! No time for a coffee but by the time I've taken my big boy to daycare it's time for my little boy to get his nap, so as he slowly falls asleep in his pram, what would be better than sipping my coffee from this wonderful mug. I see a lot more walks in the park in my future (I just have to get time to make that coffee before leaving the house)!
P.S. Also on my list: World peace. Really. So if any of you have connections to the Rothschilds, could you pass the message? Thank you.

Sunday, September 20, 2009


And so begins the wedding planning. I have no idea if I'm starting at the right end, but I'm just trying to get a general idea for 'the look'. Starting with the centerpieces. Tell me what you think.

I like the idea of using the wine bottles for table numbers, and the flower arrangements are so simple and beautiful.

Vintage glassware with fabric and ribbons, for a vintage girl :)

Loving the vintage tea tins, not the flowers so much.

And more vintage, adorable teacups and roses.

No. 1 and 3 from Martha Stewart weddings, no. 2 from 100 Layer Cake and no. 4 from Frolic.

So true

Just think about it

CNN: Just Imagine: City visions

Brighter future? Can we change the way we think and take those brave steps?

Via Swissmiss

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


This ring scarf from American Apparel could be just the thing to accessorize with my Emami dress. My dress is black, what colour scarf should I get?

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Hair and yarn

I think I need this haircut. And that blue scarf thingy too. Via Greedy Girl.

Autumn is upon us

I'm planning to take a walk with my three year old to gather leaves and twigs to make a mobile like this. He'll love it! Seen on Design*sponge, click here for instructions.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Wedding looks

We've finally set the date (I think, I just need to check a couple of things) so I'm now going to plunge into the preparations. To start with I'm thinking about the dress (of course!). How amazing would this dress look in white, with a pillbox hat?! All found on Etsy (follow the links).

Saturday, September 5, 2009

You know you're in Iceland when... go to a high street book café and bump into the prime minister. I once saw the president and his wife in a record store the day before christmas eve. My then boyfriend who wasn't from Iceland would not believe me when I pointed them out!

Updating floating shelves

A cute way to update those floating shelves we all have somewhere in our house is to cover them in fabric. I found this tip in last month's issue of Livingetc. I wouldn't use a staple gun though as they suggest, at least not on the surface where you can see it, i'd try to do all the fixing at the back or use sticky tape or something where you can't see it, so that the shelf could be used without the fabric again when you tire of it. Perfect for the nursery.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


...this BÖJA lamp from IKEA. Beautiful for the bedroom or a cozy living room.

Now there is a fitness routine!

And it shall be my new one!


I always associated glass chains (are they called that?) with frumpy old librarians, but this is waaaayy cool! Librarian? I don't think so!
(photo via Face Hunter)