Thursday, April 28, 2011

Environmentally, Family and Neighbourhood Friendly House!

This family home in Belgium, by BLAF Architecten, is built on Passivhaus principles, and has a front yard that asks all the neighborhood kids to come over and play! What more could you ask for?

(via inhabitat)

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A new sofa!

Our old sofa was turning into a health hazard, so I couldn't believe my luck when I found a second hand yellow kramfors sofa online for a very reasonable price. Love the yellow, and it was just in time for easter! The photo is not from our living room though, it's from Jan's light and bright living room. The colours in his home are similar to ours, I just haven't had the chance to photograph ours properly... I'll have to do a house tour soon!

A few new blogs for the list

I came across a few new blogs over easter:

First and foremost, le cose belle, by my bestest friend Hrafnhildur (or Hilda for those who don't want to get their tongue into knots).

Road trip in Finland

From Scandinavia with love

Two Ten

Old brand new beautiful living, beautiful photographs

(Photo from Old brand new)

Friday, April 22, 2011

Travelling to Iceland?

And looking for stylish accommodation on a budget? The newly opened KEX hostel is a "trendy social hostel" in Reykjavík and makes me want to play tourist in my hometown. With various choices of rooms, from dorms to hotel style double rooms with private wc's, they cater for every preference. They have an organic café (their breakfast doesn't look like anything I've had in hostels around the world, and I've been in a few!), a gym, a hair salon, a restaurant and a music venue that recently hosted some of the events of the Reykjavík music mess.

The Kex logo  

Kex means biscuit. The building used to be a biscuit factory.

A dorm room

A hotel room 

From one of the hotel rooms

Yoghurt with fresh berries and muesli served in a vintage jam jar... Wouldn't it be perfect when you get friends over for brunch?

I'm guessing you're itching to book your room pronto, so head on over here quick! They're on facebook too.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Happy easter!

Easter weekend is upon us. I haven't decorated much, I've just put the little easter chicks my sons made in kindergarten in our entrance hall window to welcome guests. I have an excuse, it's my baby's due date today and I must admit to being a bit tired. I wish I had the patience and energy to do something like this, aren't they gorgeous?!

via design*sponge (click for instructions)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Grandma's knitting

I just received the bestest package from my grandmother, she knitted an outfit for our baby girl to come home from hospital in (the pink one), another whole outfit, a blanket, more mittens and another pair of socks! Here are the two outfits. She's the best!!!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Slow fashion by ELLA

A new label premiered their first collection yesterday. ELLA, by Elinros Lindal, puts quality over quantity and wants to create a close connection between their clients, designers and producers.

Their clothes are classic and sexy, they are inspired and carry the names of fashion icons through decades.


Little black dress

Boyfriend trousers

Sky comfort

Monday, April 11, 2011

Outnumbered - life with kids

If you haven't seen the BBC series Outnumbered, I suggest you get hold of it asap. It's funny because it's so true, this is life with kids!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

The wish list

So, my due date is in less than two weeks and I finally stopped working. When the boys go back to school on monday I'll start making the final preparations, which will mostly be finding the old baby clothes, washing them and stashing in the drawers. I'll also be packing my hospital bag and I'll be ready. Since this is our third baby we have almost everything we need so we won't be buying much. There are just a few things though, that I always wanted but never got round to buying. For instance a sheepskin, for floorplay, sleeping and for the pram and the buggy (stroller).

A Moby Wrap. I have other slings but they're more suitable after a few months, and this one has always been on the wish list.

The silk bonnet from Ruskovilla. We had one for our little Sam, but it got lost somewhere and we will most definitely be getting it again. It allows the skin to breath yet prevents thermal loss.  Untreated silk contains remnants of sericin which has a beneficial affect on allergic skin, soothing any sensitive or irritated areas. 
A peak on the silk cap protects the baby's crown area, while the snug fit protects sensitive ears from surrounding noise. The cap's delicate surface massages the baby's head in a manner similar to the mother's womb during pregnancy. This massage has both a stimulating and pacifying affect on the baby. Available for instance from mjölk. 

That's it, and I'll be ready :)