I love concrete as a material, it is very simple, cold, still so full of character. I recently stumbled upon this video showingÂ images from a competition held by the craft supply store Panduro. Great inspiration for concrete projects!
This image is from Ellas Inspiration, where she used a silicon muffin tray to make these lovely concrete roses.
I can’t wait to get started on my own concrete project. I like the square candle holder in the video, and it looks fairly simple to make, so I think that will be my first attempt. I’ll let you know how I go!
Welcome to Sweden! This is where my mum lives in Sweden, and this is also where I grew up. Let’s take the tour…
This is what you see when you first enter the house. The red chair is from IKEA and I used to have it in my old apartment before I moved to Australia. The paintings are by my uncle Stig Lundgren (as are all paintings in this house).
If you haven’t noticed already, I have just added a book shop function to my blog! The book shop is powered by Amazon and I have added some of my favourite books, and books that are on the top of my wish-list.Â Some of the books I really, really want include:
According to Amazon reviews, this sourcebook traces the design and interior traditions of Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland. It focuses on architecture, furniture, and 20th century movements from Functionalism to Danish Modernism, and it also covers the different traditions that have influenced Scandinavian style.
Again, based on reviews on Amazon, this bookÂ traces the development of the Scandinavian style, and introduces the most important designers and their work, such as Poul Kjaerholm from Denmark and Eero Aarnio from Finland. The book also explores some of the most interesting homes in Scandinavia. Andrew Wood’s stylish photography showcases real interiors, including those owned by celebrated designers.
Soo, if you don’t know what to get me for my upcoming birthday these buying acomplia two books are a pretty hot tip
I’m finally back in Sweden, and it feels great to be back -Â Sweden is such a beautiful place in summer. I have been super busy trying to catch up with everyone, but as soon as I get a spare minute I will upload some photos of my mum’s house (which is also the house I grew up in).
In the meantime, I’m happy to announce that Svenskt Tenn has (finally!) opened up their buy sildenafil web shop! Svenskt Tenn is an interior design shop in Stockholm, Sweden. It was founded in 1924 by Estrid Ericson, who was joined by Josef Frank 10 years later.
IÂ´m in London to visit my sister for a few days and then Iâ€™ll be heading over to Sweden to catch up with friends and family. Iâ€™m so excited to see everyone again, and also very excited to show you around my hometown when I get to Sweden!
This is what is on the schedule for our London weekend so far:
â€¢ Shopping (Zara Home and Anthropologie are on my list)
â€¢ Grace Kelly Exhibition tadalafil buy at Victoria and Albert Museum
â€¢ Musical (Hair?)
â€¢ Boatride on Thames
â€¢ Flea Market
Anyone have any tips on what to do in London?
I have two final exams coming up shortly but have no motivation whatsoever to study. Reading blogs is so much more fun! Lisa at The Red Thread Blog has a great post about how to make your own fabric tape. This is how you do it:
Stick double sided tape onto the back of a piece of fabric, rub it down so it really sticks to the tape, and then trim the fabric along the side of the tape. When you’re ready to use your new fabric tape,Â just peel off the paper backing. Super easy and super buy tadalafil cool!
Someone asked me the other day if there is any specific Interior Design style or any type of decoratingÂ that I strongly dislike. I couldn’t think of anything at the spot. But, after this weekend’s adventures I know the answer to the question: clutter! I absolutely and positively hate clutter.
We had to stop by a friend of a friend’s house this weekend to pick something up. I stepped into the living room and there were little figurines and cushions and vases and decorations and photo-frames levitra kaufen and stuffed animals and painted cups and decals and porcelain dolls and trophies and birthday cards on every single surface and it was (phu) a little hard to breathe.
You know when you walk into a room and you are totally overwhelmed by the amount of decorations and you almost have to take a step back because it is just too much to take in? When you don’t know where to focus your eyes because there is just too much to look at, and you are afraid to move in case you knock something over? Well, that was exactly what this was like. It was my grandmother’s livingroom to the power of 1000.
It is truly impressive how someone can fit that much junk into one single room. Impressive in a I-would-never-want to-live-there kind of way. And all I wanted to do was to scream “Less is more, LESS IS MORE!”. I don’t think this lady has ever heard that expression.
So, Excessive-Junk-Collection-Lady, this is for you:
Minimalism describes movements in various forms of art and design, where the work is stripped down to its most fundamental features. Architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe adopted the motto “Less is more” to describe his aesthetic tactic of arranging the numerous necessary components of a building to create an impression of extreme simplicity, by enlisting every element and detail to serve multiple visual and functional purposes (Wikipedia).