Really happy to be contributing to great initiative Make it Last that I´ve written about here before. Sustainability doesn’t have to compromise anything and this is the first round to hopefully be inspired by. All items used are vintage or made of sustainable and/or recycled and ecological materials. More to come in the future and further info here.
Thanks to always inspiring founders Emma Elwin & Lisa Corneliusson for letting me play! Everything captured beautifully by photographer Pauline Suzor.
I did a very fun shoot for Ikea a few weeks ago that I didn´t know was out until I today spotted it over at Riazzoli´s (thank you so much for kind words!). The idea was to create a room for a crime writer and I´ve never had the chance to play around with props like on that day. All the pictures where not published but I can tell you there where knives and fake blood amongst other things. Probably good those pics are still in the files…The black cat was not all happy about having to stay in one room with lots of strangers and as I´m (silly I know) very afraid of cats – being in the same room was definitely a challenge. Especially when he started to use his teeth and claws on some of the team members. He did a great job in front of the camera though so despite fear I send extra credits to you Mr. Black.
Thanks to team Ikea Livet Hemma & photographer Anna Malmberg for a great day.
Saying hi from a sunny Dubai where I´m spending a week of work (you can follow some of it on Instagram @annagillar). Yesterday was not only Valentine´s Day but also the premiere of the movie 50 Shades of Grey. On that theme I got to do this fun project of creating a bedroom of grey tones together with Ikea Livet Hemma and photographer Anna Malmberg. Hope you like it x
Styling by me, photo: Anna Malmberg who also has lovely blog Northern Delight.. More pics here.
Another Monday and this week I´m almost ridiculously excited to get things going, love when that happens. Have a good one people!
Pic via Coffeestained cashmere with thanks
If you have followed me for a while you know that I´m constantly searching for an office and still with no satisfying result….But when I saw this image I thought I just might move my home office to the attic from the bedroom (I know, you´re not supposed to work in the bedroom but it has the perfect corner, is quite big and lots of light coming through during the day). Our attic looks just about the same as in this image and in addition has a window that I would then be able to look out from straight ahead. The only problem though…I want to and really long for sitting with other people in a proper office and I´m pretty sure that it will still end up with me sitting at the kitchen table instead of the office that I have set up…
Pic via Grace Spain with thanks
As for most people the new year comes with new plans, ideas, hopes and goals. I´m really good at breaking all promises that has to do with taking care of myself much better but I truly hope (and once again believe) that this time it will actually work. Good and healthy food, exercise, balance between work and family time and the ambition of growing both professionally and as a person. Guessing all of these are the most common New Year´s resolutions of all and then we can add more specific goals within all of these things. Still haven´t slept many hours since we got back form LA so the extra time certainly helps with at least having more time to get things going in the house. Before 8 today all Christmas decorations where gone, one not so tasty but super green smoothy in stomach, second washing machine rolling and first work emails sent off. Meanwhile getting two kids to school. But there is so much more left to do & I really hope to get time to visit Formex (Swedish interior fair) that is starting today – so here we go. To 2015 being a very productive year!
Pics via Remain Simple with thanks
Back in business again with a jetlag from hell but that´s absolutely fine when the inspiration is pounding within me and I´m very excited to get back to work. I´ve been on the hunt for an office for a really long time now, have had some really nice ones within reach but then lost them in bidding. I´m a bit picky so it´s not the easiest thing to find something that matches what I´m hoping for. But the chase continues along with new assignments. Wishing you all a great week! xx
Pic via Remain Simple with thanks