Thursday, January 31, 2008

Sandra Backlund

It's fashion week in Stockholm and one designer who got a lot of attention is Sandra Backlund.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Adorable dog. Excellent camera. Lousy photographer.

Tenochtitlan in Sköna Hem

The Driade Cosmo chandelier in the previous post was featured in Swedish interior decorating magazine Sköna Hem last summer. They placed modern objects in a 16th century setting and the result is beautiful.

Driade Kosmo

Driade Kosmo is part of the Italian design house Driade, and has since 1986 invited artists to create inspired everyday objects. They produce tableware, candleholders, vases, and serving pieces and show the beauty and potential of textures and materials like glass, porcelain, stainless steel, mahogany, wood and crystal.

More knits

Winter still holds us in a firm grip here in Scandinavia. However thrilling spring/summer clothes may seem, it feels really surreal to plan for hot days when the temperature is below zero. Only wool really catches my eye and I'll stick to colourful knits for still some time. These images from are from the pre-fall 2008 collection of Chloé. They have such a friendly seventies feeling and I just love the colours.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Cord Lamp by Form us with love

I just bought this lamp for the living room, Cord, designed by the fantastic design trio Form us with love. I love the way they have made the cord as a design element not just something irritating you want to hide away. It is so simple, made from a standard bulb, a black and white textile cord and a steel tube.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

I'm daydreaming about a new bathroom. White walls and a black stone floor. A bathtub, that's important. And two basins. And maybe a sauna. And always fresh flowers of course. And candles. And a view over the city roofs.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Pop-art floor

Humble vinyl tape turned this NYC art-collector's floor into pop-art. The floor was created by Glasgow-based artist Jim Lambie and took four people four days to complete. Image from New York Magazine.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Hurry up spring!

It's so cold and dark here in the north. I can't wait until the light comes back and it's time to put the heavy dark clothes aside. Stockholmers are sticking to black as their favourite fashion colour througout the seasons but I'm hoping there will be some more colour this spring. Love the aquarelle colours of Marni's s/s 08 collection. Images from

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Le Rouge and Stylt

Last week I visited Le Rouge, a new restaurant in the Old Town in Stockholm. It’s a really romantic and cosy place in a large cellar designed as a traditional French Moulin Rouge restaurant with a lot of warm colours and heavy fabric. Behind the interior design is the interesting company Stylt. They have designed a lot of hotels and restaurants and they choose to see themselves as scriptwriters and directors in the creation of a new place. They work with the method storytelling and at Le Rouge it really feels like you are in a different time and place.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Made in Thailand 2

About a month ago I posted about colourful knits by Sonia by Sonia Rykiel. The stripes and colours of the sweater stayed on my mind and made me want to knit for the first time in a long time. Voilà, here is the result: a kid mohair cap and shawl.

Made in Thailand 1

I bought a box with orchids at Bangkok's airport. I thought it would contain about four or five flowers but when I opened it there were fourteen beautiful orchids in different colours.

Friday, January 4, 2008

The Metropolitan Bangkok

We ended our trip in hectic, energetic Bangkok with two nights at the heavenly hotel The Metropolitan.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Koh Samui airport

This unusual open-air airport is one of the nicest and most comfortable airports I've travelled from - and by far the greenest. It opened in 1989 and was the first airport built by Bangkok Airways. It has received The Environment Impact Assessment Award and Asia Architectural Design Award.

Happy New Year!

In Thailand you light lanterns on the beach and send them off over the sea with your wishes. Last night the sky was filled with beautiful flying candles.