February: On my mind

It´s been a while since the last monthly list but I still very much like the concept, both thinking of my own and reading other´s so here we go:

infrared-photography-paul-hoi-1Travel: Since the kids have been and still are home with a bad cold we have been watching a lot of movies. One of them – Narnia – is shot in New Zealand and it just reminds me again of how beautiful it looks. Really want to go there and to Australia. It sure is a long flight but the reward seems to be worth it a million times. When searching for travels I scrolled by these dreamy shots by Paul Hoi , capturing New Zealand with a camera modified for full spectrum infrared. You can see more here.

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shoes febShoes: Following the winds of pink and on the wishlist for next week´s birthday are these ones.

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flower febFlower: Longing for wild flowers…Walking, exploring and making my own bouquet.

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suit 1Outfit: Yes please, suit up! A good suit with some colorful details. My pink sneakers would be great for this one too. I might go for looking like a big bubble gum all Spring long.

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bedroom febBedroom: I often have to search for a really long time to even find pictures I haven´t seen before and today was one of those days when looking for bedroom inspiration. This one however was new to me and fits my craving for color really well.

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kontor febOffice: This home office is from a home that was for sale a while ago and I always get cravings when seeing the use of books like this. Extra points for the desk in the middle of the room.

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words febWords: Always invest time and energy in any relationship. Love these words as well though as true friendship is also about being there when times are low, confused or on wrong track. It can´t only be one person on that low end the whole time but as long as it goes both ways that´s an important thing too.

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cake feb

Food: I´m not much for cakes but next week calls for at least a little celebration as my big…..4….0…is coming up. That plus our daughter´s 8th birthday a few days later. Cake x 2  it is!

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Skärmavbild 2018-02-14 kl. 11.19.08Book: After cake comes eating healthy. Getting better at it by the year but still have a lot of improvements to make. Hopefully this book will lend a helping hand.

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ljus febSustainable pick: It drives me crazy that it´s so hard to find candles that are environmental friendly and not damaging to your health. Every night I have far too many candles around the house and therefor it´s extra important to make sure that they are not the bad version. Things would be so much easier if there where no options of the ”paraffin” kind but if you look around it´s actually really hard to find ”stearin” or ”soy wax”candles in a normal grocery store. Most likely because they are more expensive. But in cases like this I would much rather pay more and use less to make sure it´s not a bad choice. Trendenser put together a good summary that you can read here on paraffin versus stearin (in Swedish but maybe use google translate if needed). In addition, since 2015 it´s become more difficult to recycle the metallic cup the candle comes in. Since then it´s prohibited to put it in the metall bin and it´s different for wherever you live where these go (sometimes a separate bin). Furthermore, you need to separate the little round holder from the cup. This because the holder is made of iron and the cup of aluminum and when being recycled doesn’t go in the same place. So you see, things could be made so much clearer and better. I realize there are probably many reasons & hurdles for it not being better already but please please let´s us see a better solution for this soon.

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Skärmavbild 2018-02-14 kl. 12.17.36Music: Have just started listening to Sarah Klang´s debut album released Feb 9th and it sounds really promising. You can check it out here. 

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At home with

martin 1 martin 2 martin 3 martin 4 martin 5 martin 6 martin 7And the winds continue this way as well. Sophisticated interiors in mixed whites along with darker wood, fine art and pieces, dried natural flowers and branches & heavy curtains from ceiling to floor.

At home with architect Andreas Martin Löf, featured in My Residence. Styling by Lotta Agaton, photo by Erik Lefvander. Via Coco Lapine Design with thanks. 

Time for pink!

Last week´s Stockholm Furniture Fair was not short of the pink winds that are coming our way. And I like it! Spring has never been more welcome, pink Spring here we go!

Pinterest finds. Known sources: 6: Dux Exhibition during the Furniture fair, styling @lottaagatoninteriors , 8; H&M Home, styling by Lotta Agaton, photo Heidi Lerkenfeldt, art direction Therese Sennerholt. Please feel free to add sources if you know them. 

 

Forever in my heart

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What I thought was going to be the great beginning of a new year turned out very differently. My Dad suddenly and unexpectedly past away in the beginning of January and nothing has been the same since. I miss him so much and every day I hope to wake up finding out it was all just a bad dream. But it´s not, it´s the heartbreaking truth and now we have to take it from there. Luckily I have an amazing family and friends and so we go through this together. And furthermore, I did have the best father one could wish for and I know for sure he would not want me to sit around being sad. He would want me to live my life to the fullest and I know he will be by my side every step of the way. He was so supportive, proud and present and I´m grateful for every single moment I got to spend with him. After years of fighting Parkinson´s disease and even winning over cancer – the struggle finally got too hard. But not once did he complain. He was the most positive man I have ever met, always looking forward to the future meanwhile enjoying every single moment of the present. I will try to keep learning from those qualities. And forever and always keep him in my heart. I love you, Dad ❤️

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Happy 2018!

foto Malibu beach by Anna MårseliusDear all,

Happy New Year to all of you! I´ve been away for a while for various reasons but I´m not going to disappear completely. Just needed a break and am now on a holiday where I hope not to be too much online so bare with me. Surely 2018 will offer lots of inspiration that I hope to share with you as usual. Before then, you can always see more on Instagram @annagillar. 

Above a little hello from our current home in Malibu that we arrived to today after 5 lovely days with friends in Culver City. We have been dreaming of living at the beach in Malibu for a long time and now that dream is coming through. So grateful and excited and I can´t wait to wake up tomorrow to experience the first morning in this lovely place.

Take care everyone and best wishes for the new year! Anna xx

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Today´s mood

Day four of being home with sick daughter takes some pinning and mood making.

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