Thursday, 30 September 2010

Cole and Son Wallpaper

Cole and Son has just launched their new Autumn/Winter 2010 wallpaper collection. The 12 designs in the Frontier collection is inspired by the Far East, and are all sourced from their 300 year old archive. All are available in a selection of colours. My favorites are the Tropical Birds and Cocoa. 

Real Swedish homes

Sometimes I get a bit tired at looking at glossy magazines and their impossibly perfect homes, unattainable on most peoples income. Thats when I have a brows through the web pages of Swedish estate agent Bo-lagets. Yes, I know, these homes have been staged for sale, and all the clutter of everyday life has been removed. But they are still real homes, for real people with real life TV's (have you ever seen one of those in interior magazines) and kids toys and mix and match pieces. Some are even tiny studio flats. So much more attainable. 

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Damson and Slate

Everything on offer at Damson and Slate is made in Wales, actively encouraging the local traditional crafts. I love the natural materials and the muted pallet. As we get closer to the colder months again, the Scandinavian in me is naturally drawn to things warm and cosy.

Story porcelain lamp

Beautiful porcelain light made by Norwegians Vibeke Skar and Ida Noemi Vidal. The porcelain has a translucent pattern depicting traditional Norwegian designs.

Monday, 6 September 2010

Grasse birthday window

Grasse just celebrated one year of trading and I marked the occasion with summer party windows.

Friday, 3 September 2010

Simple beauty

Pared down beauty with all its bones and structure exposed. Love the rustic wood, and simple pale colours.
Via: Plaza

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Black and light

Who says black is cold and dark? This house by Tamizo architects is light, warm and beautiful.