Friday, December 31, 2010

How cute and clever!

I came across this on Emma's blog, in her Stockholm guide. It's the counter in a kids' clothing store. Would be ideal in, lets say, a glassware store, so you could safely rummage through your bag for your wallet, without worrying about your child breaking half the items in the store!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A cute story

My next door neighbours are an older couple from Sri Lanka. They have a granddaughter my son's age and whenever she comes to visit them, they play together outside our house. Last summer, they (the granddaughter and my son) decided to be very helpful and picked all the rhubarbs from our garden. I spent the weekend making jam and as a thank you I walked over to my neighbours and gave them a jar to give to the little girl. The grandmother was so happy with this, that in a few moments, she came over to my house with a bag of home-made Sri Lankan sweets and this beautiful dress that she had just brought back with her from home. I was so thrilled!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Winter wardrobe

Whenever the seasons change, I'm always too late to get out the appropriate kit. In the freezing cold I'll be out there with no mittens or a hat, and in the beautiful spring sun, I'll still be wearing my winter coat. To add on to that, I've found that having two children (and a third one on the way), I'm very lucky to get out of the house with just the bare necessities (such as phone, wallet, keys) when trying to get everyone ready for their daycare and myself for work. And with only a fraction of my wardrobe actually fitting me at the moment, all I can do is admire the stylish girls around the fashion blogs and look forward to a less hectic life, sometime in the far away future!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Well then...

... I guess I'm back! I feel like I owe you an explanation. The reason for my absence is just plain old tiredness from working full time, being a mother of two energetic little boys, and, oh yes, this little gal:

We're so excited! 

The perfect outfit!!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

home07 by i29

Have you seen this home by interior designers i29? I really like the use of stark white and warm wood together.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

I'm still here...

... don't worry ;)
I'm just hibernating, taking a bit of a break and concentrating on work, private projects, family and myself. I'll be back :)

Sleeping bear by Eiko Ishizawa.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Feeling sorry...

...for the lack of posting
...for myself

I've been coughing my guts out for the last four weeks and I finally gave in and got an appointment at the doctor's. Been feeling soooo tired, sick, sweaty, sticky, ugly, awful... I've been going to sleep at the same time as my little boys, between 8 and 9 pm and sleeping through till 7 in the morning, still feeling I want some more sleep. Now I dream of the perfect bedroom, and guess what! Design*Sponge has a best of bedrooms roundup! Here's my favorite:

As a sign of my sickness, I would even let hubby roll the TV in there for me... oh no, did I just say that?!

PS I don't even know what day it is, so the weekly schedule is out the window for the time being.

Monday, August 30, 2010

And mondays for home and design...

... and that completes the week's schedule...

Emma always finds the most fantastic things, her blog is so incredibly beautiful that sometimes I can't even bear it! Isn't this flat gorgeous?

Friday, August 27, 2010

Fridays are casual

Here's a little music video with Blonde Redhead. I'm only just getting into them now, but they've been around for a few years. This song is called Here Sometimes.

Bloggers and their babies (Thursdays it's family time!)

I just love looking at pictures of people with their babies. You can always sense the joy, pride, love and vulnerability they're feeling. Some of my favorite bloggers have recently had babies, and here are a few pictures of them.

James and Gemma of Bleubird

Viv and Robert of ish and chi

Joanna and Toby of A Cup of Jo

And here's one of me and little Sam.

Wednesdays for fashion

I know, I know, it's not wednesday today, but according to my new plan, wednesdays are for fashion and I haven't blogged since tuesday. So here goes. A dream outfit for fall:

Ziggy suede biker jacket from Lot78 at
Top from H&M, tucked into (of course)...

Lindex trousers (I'm looking for something a bit more structured though and tighter on the lower leg, but no luck yet)

And finally, I'm waiting for my local Bianco shop to get these in.
Or these.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tuesdays are for Architecture

In the name of organisation, I've assigned each day of the week with a theme for my blog. So Tuesdays are for architecture. Today I'm inspired by buildings that mimic, or even hide in, the natural landscape. Living in a city you get so used to the stark contrast between inside and out, to get inside a building involves pushing open a door and stepping inside. What about buildings that gradually invite us in, lure us even, like the mouth of a cave or a canyon opening into a valley of wonders? Why does the shift between the building and (urban) landscape have to be so sudden, a pavement hit by a vertical wall? Look at these wonderful buildings, and be inspired!

The New Norwegian National Opera and Ballet by Snöhetta

The Rak Jebel Al Jais Mountain Resort, UAE by OMA

Maritime Youth House, by BIG

Galije, by MVRDV

Monday, August 23, 2010

Decorative laundry?

Who would have thought?! I could actually imagine using my laundry as decoration! I wonder if that's good Feng Shui...

The Polyp laundry basket by Helene Steiner be fixed on the wall and you just put your laundry through the hole in the front. When you can't stuff more in it, it's time to do some laundry, as each basket can only contain one load of wash! 
Check out her website for more cool designs, such the Colo dishwasher and the breakfast table.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Ígló kids

Ígló is an Icelandic kids' clothing label and their designs are just adorable!

Don't you think they're adorable?

From their website:

Comfortable & stylish: This is the motto of Scandinavian design company Ígló, which specializes in great quality clothing for boys and girls from newborn to eight.
Ígló is the brainchild of Lovísa Ólafsdóttir and Helga Ólafsdóttir, two friends who happen to share a last name. Both having children of their own, they founded the company, inspired by their own views on what children clothing should entail – and what the children themselves would pick out from their closets.
Ígló kids go out in blue, pink, red, purple and yellow clothes, sometimes just one color but often all mixed
Ígló kids love to play outside
Ígló kids do not ask if their clothes match or not - they know they always look good
Ígló kids are our hero's!

And you can even shop here!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Copenhagen fashion week

Some of the best (in my opinion) street looks from Copenhagen fashion week.

Aaah how I'd love to have all the time in the world to pick outfits and drink champagne all day and night... for one week only! 

Etsy finds : photography

I'd love to have more art on my walls and what better place than Etsy to hunt for treasures! Like these: