Baby it’s cold and white outside, but I love it. I’m wrapped up in numerous layers of clothes, whenever I leave our home. There is nothing like a big warm knitted cardigan. My kids are having a blast. They can play outside in the snow all day long. Then they return with red cheeks and eyes full of joy, and then it’s time for a hot cup of tea and a board game or a book. It truly is a wonderful time of the year.
I’ve got a blog classic for you today, which I for some reason haven’t tried yet. But there’s a first time for everything. Here’s my take my Want Wear Need Read in January.
Want – This month I can not stop thinking about the new confetti wallpaper from ferm LIVING. It’ll be in stores in a few months time, and I’m so tempted to give this smartwall wallpaper a go.
Wear – Safety first, right?. That’s why I love the Reflective badge “Oreflector”, which shines in the dark. The Oreflector comes in different sizes and different colours – perfect for the whole family. “Wear “Oreflector” without ruining your outfits and without being run over” <3
Need – We still haven’t found what we’re looking for in terms of a lamp for our stairway. I’ve had my eyes on the Grenade lamp, designed by Alvar Aalto, for quite some time, but I’m still not sure it’s the right lamp for that corner.
Read – January means lots and lots of reading, and I’ve found the coolest bookmark for my books. The finely-cut metal bookmark from Octaevo is shaped like a pair of stylish sunglasses – isn’t that cool?
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Christmas was not that long ago, but seeing all the beautiful SS16 collections from some of my favourite brands has made me add quite a few things to my never-endnig-wishlist. I’ve picked out a few things from the list to share with you today.
The Muuto restore storage basket has been on my list for quite some time. I actually thought about buying one or two for my boy’s room. They are really pretty, and it would be perfect for some of his toys. But lately I’ve been thinking about adding one to our new cozy corner in the dining room. The storage basket would be perfect right next to the sofa. I would fill it with magazines, books, toys and all the other stuff we ‘forget’ in there.
I’ve had my eyes on the ‘older’ version of the ferm LIVING collect vases. But the new edition of the collect vases from the SS16 collection is much more me. I bet I’ll end up buying it.
Another thing on my wishlist is the new maze blanket from ferm LIVING. It’s also from the new collection. Even though I’m still in love with the one I’ve got, I think it’s a January thing. My kids snug up in the sofa with either a book or an iPad and the blanket, and some days (I’m sure you know those days too), I wish I had two blankets – one for each of them.
I wrote about the new Gravity Rack from Nomess last year as well. I’m still rather smitten with it, and even though I don’t have a space for it yet, I’m still dreaming about it. It’s a pretty cool idea.
This beautiful Annaleena print has appeared on my wishlist before. I still love the pink stairs, and I’m hoping that one day it’ll hang on my wall.
I’m all about inspiration these days. Having had a tough Christmas, I really need to focus on what I love and what inspires me. This week I’ve been returning to the beautiful pictures from IKEA Livet Hemma.
I love the styling and the use of their Hindö inside – it’s such a nice storage solution. It’s perfect for all the stuff you need close by when you’re working. It turned out to be quite a cool workspace. I almost bought a Hindö piece last year, because I needed a station for some of my garden tools and a place where I could re-plant my herbs.
Ever since I saw these pictures, I’ve been thinking about using something from the Hindö series in my boy’s room. He needs some new storage space and I need to be able to hide some of this stuff. Right now we’ve got a very open storage solution, and I can feel that it is time to move away from that in order to create a much calmer room. With bits and pieces all over the place, I need to hide something in there. I’m thinking something like this or this.
Images via Median Lind
I always look forward to see what’s next from Kähler, don’t you?
Yesterday, social media were buzzing about a new pearly striped Omaggio from Kähler’s new SS16 collection. Kähler showed their new collection in Copenhagen, and soon after pictures of their new vase hit social media. Check out their ss16 collection on Instagram and look out for the hashtag #kählerss16. I know, I’ll be keeping an eye out for the new pearly Omaggio. I really want to see it in real life before deciding if it should join my Kähler collection.
What do you think about the new Omaggio vase?
Image via Instagram @kahlerandfriends
It has been a crazy week. It’s almost Christmas and when I pick up the kids from school today they’ll start their much needed Christmas break.
Time for baking, time for watching movies, get together with friends and family and it’s time for looking back at the year, which will soon come to an end. I feel lucky that I get to be around the people I love and care for and I hope that you can do the same.
Today, I want to leave you with a few beautiful pictures from a Swedish home. Nothing Christmassy about them at all, but they inspired me.
Have a wonderful weekend <3
Images via Planete Deco