Seasonal Inspiration

December inspiration

To everyones’ surprise winter isn’t here yet! Stockholm has temperatures around freezing and quite nice weather (except the dark is starting to get to me…), so I thought some inspiration might lighten my day (and yours even though it may be lighter on your side of the world! Lucky!)

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This last one is the inspiration for when I’m gong to paint my desk. I have one in similar style so I thought I’d paint it grey and leave the legs white. This’ll be my project next week or the week after! I’ll keep you posted.

Picture source: Pinterest

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Decorative Details

New Light for Christmas

This year we’re late with our christmas decorations because we’re moving next week, but I can’t help feeling inspired by all the beautiful Christmas decorations that are appearing everywhere around town! This year I’m dying for a simple wooden candlestick in real christmas spirt with a modern twist. Check out these babies:

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By Design House Stockholm

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By Granit

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By Joakim Thedin, Oak Industries

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Interior Design

What goes around comes around

I have this strange love for circles. No corners or straight lines, just what goes around comes around! The shape isn’t too common in our homes (except for plates) but I think it creates a nice atmosphere, something to rest your eyes on in a world full of sharp corners and right angles.

Look how these circular object gives the interior of these rooms an extra umph!

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Photos from Pinterest

Also love the simple idea of a circular mirror like this beauty from House Doctor

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Or you can make one from a simple round IKEA mirror and a leather strap! Just look how great the mirror makes this bathroom look:

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Concrete

I love how concrete has worked its way into our homes lately, and yes, it may just be a passing trend, but I can’t help hoping it doesn’t. My very first favorite was this lamp from the Gotland-based Tove Adman:

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It combines the classic and beautiful shape of light bulds with the discrete but trendy concrete, and for a reasonable price!

She is definitely my inspiration when it come to concrete and these beautiful candlesticks are another example of a classic shape in a new material:

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Check out her other stuff here!

One of my quite recent favorites to put my hot pots on (‘het’ means hot in Swedish) is from StenhÃ¥rt

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It puts a nice Scandinavian touch to the tablecloth from Zambia (Tribal Textiles)! (I’ll show you more of it later!)

But the absolutely best thing about concrete is that you can make your own personal stuff, with just a little bit of creativity! My mom made these beautiful candleholders and flowerpot, with normal plastic cups and bowls as molds!

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If you’re a little more bold than my mom you can try these cool flowerpots!

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Good Luck!!

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Recycling Heaven

Creative fields really are recycling heaven. And because we all have lots of old magazines at home that we don’t know what to do with (but, and here I’m speaking for myself, I can’t throw them out because it feels like such a huge waste of paper…) here’s an inspiring idea:

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A magazine seat or foot rest! The best thing is, when you fancy a read, just unbuckle the belts! This one is called The Hockenheimer, designed by Sut Kutusu, but I’m thinking it would be a fun project to make one by yourself!

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