Tag Archive for scandi

Mad About … White Bedrooms

from welke.nl. Those who know me will recognise the initials

There’s nothing like a white bedroom for a really cool, serene space. Too often we clutter them up with stuff so that sleeping is the last thing you feel like doing when  you walk in at night. One of my favourite bedrooms was in a flat I rented about 15 years ago. It was painted…

Mad About Swedish Style

home of stylist johanna laven

There’s something very familiar about this set of pictures and that’s because I’m betting that many of you have already stuck them on your pinterest boards. They’re images of the home of Swedish interior stylist Johanna Laven and they’re just fabulous aren’t they? The Househunter was in Sweden on Friday and found a couple of…

The Househunter 9/5/14

painted floorboards kitchen

Off to Sweden. After last week’s fantasy trip to Paris and New York, the Househunter decided that this time we would see what else is for sale around the world. So we begin in the Vasastans area of Stockholm with this corner apartment. It’s for sale with Alvhem for round about £568,000 and has three-and-a-half rooms…

Kabino Sideboard by Simon Legald

grey sideboard by Simon Legald from Caroline McGrath

While hunting for the new sofa (see yesterday’s post) I came across a designer called Simon Legald who has made the very beautiful Onkel sofa for Normann Copenhagen (my husband pulled the old “it won’t fit trick on that one as well). But I also found this sideboard. The doors are made from lacquered aluminium…

Raven Hanger

raven hanger by Ingibjörg Hanna Bjarnadóttir.

As those of you who follow me on twitter may be aware, I was recently invited to Iceland to visit DesignMarch, the annual design and fashion fair, now in its fifth year. I wrote about the event last year for The Financial Times and was thrilled to be invited to see it for real last week.…

Objects of Design #362: Danish Lighting

concert_pendant_p3_alt4

I came across this Danish lighting company a couple of weeks ago and loved their products. They create modern interpretations of classic lamps which are as functional and sleekly beautiful as you would expect. The lamps above and below are part of the Caravaggio collection designed by Cecile Manz. Made from metal and available in…

Objects of Design #49: Tea Towels of the Week

day of the week tea towels from fermliving

  There are some chores which remain boring which ever way you look at them and drying up is certainly one of them. Despite that, I must confess to a sneaking love for tea towels. No. I don’t know why either. Maybe it’s because they are affordable bits of loveliness. Some people put a lot…

Objects Of Design #215: My Big Teapot

It’s Autumn and the nights are drawing in. At the end of the month the clocks will go back and we will be once again plunged into Winter darkness. So this month, Objects Of Design, brings you all you need to get cosy for the long months ahead. Light the fire (or crank up the…