Monday, December 31, 2007

Dining on the Rocks

Yesterday we spoilt ourselves with dinner at Dining on the Rocks, the restaurant of Six Senses Hideaway Samui. This beautiful resort and spa is located on a headland on the northern tip of Samui Island and consists of 60 or so split level villas with private infinity edge swimming pools. Dining at the Rocks presents a new Asian style kitchen with influences from around the world. The architecture consists of nine terraced decks of weathered teak and bamboo combining open air and covered seating areas. The view is totally stunning - 270 degrees of the surrounding islands and Gulf of Siam. Images from Six Senses Hideaway Samui - mine unfortunatley came out too dark.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Christmas at Koh Samui

I'm spending Christmas at Koh Samui east of Thailand's mainland. Luckily Santa knew how to find his way even to this tropical paradise... Merry Christmas and happy holidays!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Sale in Andyland

Until January 8 we have a 15% discount in our webshop. And we have a lot of new beautiful illustrations and photos. Above the "The town as I remebered it" by Mikael Olsson.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

I won't be home for Christmas this year - and even though I'm going to spend two very longed-after weeks in the sun, I can't help feeling a bit sad not to decorate my home for the holidays. Here are some images from last Christmas.

Jennifer Rahfeldt

Jennifer Rahfeldt has worked as a multi-disciplinary artist since 1996. Her work has been dedicated towards exploring, combining and finding how separate artistic expressions such as sound, movement and visual art can work together on an equal level. In her imaginative, playful sculptures she melts metal into moulds and combines it with glass, iron-threads, plaster and mosaic, to achieve both delicate details and a strong construction. The sculptures are presented standing, hanging or as an installation.

Since 2001 Jennifer Rahfeldt has been operating Rahfeldt Studio in Höganäs, Sweden and from spring 2007 she is also working in a studio in Woodstock, New York.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

More christmas shopping

And I bought a pair of ornament earrings for my sister (hope she doesn't read this blog) at Designtorget. On the web I found them at the nice shop Familjesmycken.

Christmas shopping

I went to buy Christmas presents today (along with everyone else in Stockholm…). To get in a Christmas mood I had to buy some things for myself as well. This is the ring I bought at Tjallamalla, a big red plexiglass ring shaped as a bow, a perfect accessory for the holidays.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Christmas flowers at Drottningholm

Drottningholm Palace just outside Stockholm holds its annual Christmas fair and shows a Christmas flower exhibition this week-end. Flowers fill the interiors and are arranged in beautiful groups in the halls and stairwells. Christmas-trees decorated in new and traditional ways and a flowering Christmas dinner-table are some of the highlights. Images from Blomsterfest.

Going to the chapel

Carrie Bradshaw's tumultuous love life has fascinated since Sex and the City debuted in 1998 - and now she is getting married. Or are these images from wedding scenes at New York's St. Patrick's Cathedral just a trick to hide the real plot of the coming film? Sarah Jessica Parker was wearing an extravagant strapless Vivienne Westwood gown and her traditional full length veil was trimmed with a giant turquoise feather in typically quirky Carrie Bradshaw style.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Cornelia jewellery

Take a look at Cornelia’s website if you haven’t discovered her beautiful jewellery yet. Her jewellery are both discrete and expressive at the same time and she is mixing gold and silver, red copper and yellow brass along with different pendants like shark teeth, hearts, revolvers and roses. In Stockholm you find them at Grandpa, NK and Le Shop.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Warm is cool

I have a crush on Sonia by Sonia Rykiel. The dark and cold Swedish November days make me want to abandon my everyday black/grey/brown (that is - almost the entire content of my wardrobe!) and wear warming multicolour stripes and bright patterns. Images from Mrs H.

Monday, November 26, 2007

A perfect day

Last Saturday started with breakfast in bed and a long walk in the forest with Mimmi. In the early afternoon I went to a one-year party for my friend Erica’s baby boy Melker. Melker’s parents had rejected the traditional coffee and cake and gone for a much more sophisticated menu; bubbly white Burgundy and small sandwiches with salmon, reindeer and shrimps. After a couple of hours with friends I was off to Nationalmuseum and the Alexander Roslin exhibition. Roslin was the Swedish portrait painter of the 18th century and his way of depicting tissue is just so sensual. After this colour injection we went to Grand Hotel next to Nationalmuseum and sat down in the newly renovated Cadier bar for a drink. This place is so international and makes me feel like I’m on vacation in a big exciting city far away. We ended the day with dinner and drinks at Mäster Anders, a French bistro that I’ve heard about many times but never visited until now. Sometimes life is just perfect.

Point of eclipse

I just realized I haven’t written a single post in over a month. Thanks Ulrika for keeping this blog alive! Besides running Andyland together with Ulrika I also work as a marketing and pr manager for Cullberg Ballet, a Swedish contemporary dance company. On November 2nd our latest piece – Point of eclipse by choreographer John Inger- had its premiere at Dansens Hus in Stockholm. It is a beautiful and strong piece; don’t miss it if it comes to a theatre near you! I wanted to share some performance shots with you. We work with the brilliantly talented and sympathetic photographer Håkan Larsson and I love how he manages to really capture the moment.

Oii design

There are so many cute kids clothes nowadays and one of my favourite webshop is Oii design. They have clothes from about 20 young designers in different styles, from retro to miniversions of grown-up clothes. I like almost everything in the store. Behind the webshop is a dad called Pierre Chamat, who also has his own brand Why Buddha?.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Le Souk - a new online shop

Danielle from the blog The Style Files has just opened an online shop: Le Souk. In the shop you can find well selected home accessories and personal accessories and she is mixing modern, traditional and handmade. And she is also donating 5% of the profits to the organisation Women for Women. A lot of beautiful things - I especially like her selection of kids stuff. Good luck Danielle!