A bit of pink prints on my walls

Meet SPÄNST – a collaboration between IKEA & CHRIS STAMP

Meet SPÄNST by Chris Stamp and IKEA. Now this is a collaboration I’m looking forward to. It’s minimalistic, cool and very street. For SPÄNST IKEA has teamed up with U.S. fashion designer Chris Stamp. I hadn’t heard about Stamp before, but I’ve been reading up on the guy. In an interview with IKEA Today he said:

Fashion and furniture are different animals but the creative process is similar. You have to burn to be good. You have to be inspired and be able to inspire people around you. The tricky part, whether you’re designing a hoodie or a shoe rack, is to get the details right. The details tell people what your brand is all about and make your product exciting and sought after.

I love this way of thinking. I love it when I discover that little extra attention to details. That’s when I know that the person behind has actually given it some thought.

As always, I’ve collected some of the things on my wishlist – and I cannot wait to hit the nearest IKEA store in the beginning of May and check it all out in real life. Hopefully, I’ll find bring a few of the items with me home. I’ve got my eyes set on the indoor basketball net, it would be so very cool in my boy’s room along with the fluorescent lamps. I think I’ll bring home the throw pillows for our sofa. We’re always in need of at least one more in order for it to be real cozy. The good news is that most of the items fit my criteria of always being “movable” – I mean that in terms of the possibility that the object can be used in every room in our home.  Check out the entire collection here – the text is in Danish, but you can still check out the items.


Images: IKEA

Cool Spring Boy – what to wear?

I’m so ready for my cool spring boy to get out there again. We’ve been out of the game for a couple of days due to the famous flu – it’s been especially hard on our little guy. It’s tough when he’s lying in bed, not eating and with glazy fever eyes.

At times like this, that’s when I long for spring the most. No more winter flu but days and nights filled with expectations and wishes of a warm summer.

I’ve been looking for items to add to his wardrobe. Just a little bit. I actually find it pretty hard this season. I really hope, I’m just too early, otherwise, it’s gonna be a tough season to get through. I know it’s always harder finding cool clothes for boys, but it’s never been this hard.

spring clothes boy

Shop the list:
Long sleeved t-shirt
Black Adidas originals N-5923 J sneakers
Grey shorts
Adidas originals Superstars Jr
Don’t worry be happy cap
Grey beanie
Don’t worry be happy t-shirt

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So what have I been up to lately…

say yes pink

Not blogging that’s for sure. But I’ve missed it so much, and it’s the same every time I take a break (voluntarily or not) I end up missing this place a lot.

For the past 3 months, I’ve been studying to get a diploma in Digital marketing and getting numerous Google certifications. It’s been hard work, and last week I aced the exam. Hopefully, I’ll be able to find a job within this field of work. I’m willing to work freelance, part time and full time, I just really want to contribute to something meaningful. So if you know anyone, got a small business yourself or you’re looking to hire someone like me – check out my profile on LinkedIn. And let’s have a talk.

Making room for storage in our daughter’s room
Apart from studying, I’m also planning a bit of a project at home. In the next couple of weeks, we’ll be redecorating our daughter’s room (again). Due to some minor problems, we need to remove her closet and give that corner some air. Therefore, we decided to go with the solution we picked for our boy’s room. It’s simple, looks amazing, and perfect for storage. We’ve bought the cabinets from Ikea, and our hallway is now filled with boxes, waiting to be assembled. Great when we’ve got a few birthday parties coming up.

I still remember seeing this blog post many years ago and loving every detail of it the cabinets. It took me some time, but I finally convinced my husband that it would be perfect for our boy’s room. Since we’re doing something similar in our girl’s room, well we haven’t regretted it once. Now there’s just the hard work ahead of us – but I cannot wait to decorate and add some finishing touches in there. I hope it’ll last a bit longer this time around.

Dr. Martens Boots and memories of London

Dr Martens boots by the Fjord

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Whenever I think about Dr. Martens Boots, I think of some of my first trips to London. Stepping off the tube at Covent Garden and heading straight for the Dr. Martens store – it was one of the first things I did, when arriving in the city.

Now twenty years later (I feel old all of a sudden), I find myself with a new pair of shiny Dr. Martens boots – or – my daughter has borrowed my new pair, so I don’t know if I’ll ever get them back. Back in the days, I loved these boots – never mind that it took forever for them to be comfortable to walk in – I didn’t care about that back then. But given the chance by Footway, to once again walk in these boots, well I couldn’t resist. We’ll see how much I’ll actually walk in them myself, I’ve got a pretty good idea about who’s gonna steal them.

Heading back to London with my family
With these boots, I’m also reminded of all my great memories of walking the streets of London. I actually miss it. I haven’t been back for almost 8 years – which is crazy given the fact that I would go there at least twice a year back then. My husband and I took our daughter to see the city, we both love, when she was around 4 years old – but our son has never been there. We’re about to change that, we’ve booked the flight and hotel for this summer. I cannot wait to show them both all the amazing spots in London.

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Christmas Wishlist – Teen Girl

This is the first post – Christmas Wishlist – Teen Girl –  in a series of posts about Christmas presents. Over the coming weeks I’ll show you different ideas of what to put under the Christmas tree. I plan to give you ideas of what to buy for the whole family.

I’ll kick this one off by giving you some ideas of what to buy for your teen girl. My soon to be 12 year-old girl has a long wishlist this year. It’s a good mix of clothes, music players, gadgets, books and beauty products. Just right for a girl her age. It’s fun to watch her transformation. I’ll try and collect some of her wishes here.


Where to buy the gifts:

White Levi’s t-shirt with red logo
Day Birger et Mikkelsen Gweneth bag
Marcus & Martinus book – Our World
Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pen Brush – 48
NYX prof. Makeup Ultimate Palette Warm Neutrals
World Puzzle Globe
Adidas Originals Swift Run Sneakers

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