Category: DIY

Christmas Decorations

Are you trying to decide the style of your Christmas decorations? Well here are some ideas for you. I’ve picked out some very different styles – so there should be something for everyone. I’ll be sure to post the one my daughter made for us, when I have the opportunity to take a picture in daylight. Which one is your favourite?

Images: Alt for Damerne, Femina, BoligLiv

The lamp again

I just wanted to share with you this great picture with the Ikea lamp I mentioned in this post.

This picture is part of Lotta Agaton‘s class at Beckmans. This is styled by one of her students, and it’s such a great job. I wish I had had the opportunity to take her class. I’m sure it was amazing. To see the winner  and the 15 shots done by the photographer Pia Ulin, you should step on over here.

Image: Lotta Agaton

Take five this week

1. Re-decorating the living room

We finally got around to moving the sofa and the TV. We’ve been talking about doing it for ages now. But somehow never got around to it. But after we hired our old nanny to come and clean our apartment once a week, our weekends have been amazing. We have so much more time on our hands, and can do so much more with the kids.

Here are some of the things we’re going to buy for our new living room.

The Acapulco chair, The String desk and the Stockholm rug

I cannot wait for it to be finished. It’s so much better already. So hopefully we’ll have most of these things by Christmas.

2. Shopping for the kids

This week I found a a cool webshop full of clothes for the kids. It’s called Elle Belle (a Danish shop), and I’ll be exploring this webshop a lot more over the next few days. Maybe I’ll find a thing or two for Christmas. That “Christmas” word seems to sneak in a lot in this post 🙂

3. London – Not for parents

Lonely Planet has created guidebooks for children – it’s such a great idea. I have lost count of all the times I’ve read This is London by Miroslav Sasek with my daughter. We both love it, and I cannot wait to introduce her for this new one. Of course it helps a bit that London is her favourite destination. The new series from LP also features Rome, New York and Paris.

4. DIY lamp

Take a look at this simple DIY lamp. I found it over at Jenny’s Hus. I think I’ll try something similar in our new living room.

5. New member at DIB

This week I became a member over at DIB (Danish Design Bloggers). I’m looking into joining more communities in the near future. DIB looks really promising. So if you know about other networks, don’t hesitate to email me or add a comment.

Sources: OKdesign, String, Ikea, via Apartment Therapy, Jennys Hus

Sweet Paul – fall issue

The latest issue of Sweet Paul brought tears to my eyes. The issue is dedicated to his mother, who passed away recently.

It was so touching to read his memories of the morning when they had played in the snow and made hot cocoa with whipped cream afterwards. This is the kind of memory I wish everyone has.

The issue is fantastic – as always. And I’ll share with you my favourite part.

You can read the entire issue right here.

Images: Sweet Paul

Inspiration on a Tuesday

Here are some random pictures from the Danish site Fri.

The first set of pictures, I like because of the interesting way to decorate a very large room. I really like the sofa/bed from IKEA, it so raw and yet so feminine because of the chosen pillows and blankets in it. The lamps in this home are also very special indeed – and what a mix.

It’s a very creative home, and I like the fact that it’s out in the open, and not hidden behind a cupboard door or something similar. This is really a home, where your creativity can blossom, I’m pretty sure of that.

The next home I picked out on Fri because of the rather different shelves – and the pretty yellow color. It really is something very special, and what a cool way to bring together so many of your everyday things.

One other thing that also caught my eye is the smart calendar on the wall. I don’t know how easy it is to write on the wall, but it sure looks great.