Places to go

VDL 1 VDL 2 VDL 4 VDL 5 VDL 6 VDL 7 VDL 9 VDL 10Inspired by blogger The Dashing Rider this morning. In addition to impeccable taste in fashion it seems we share an interest for interiors as well. The Richard Neutra VDL House goes straight on the list of things to visit when in LA next time. Open to public on Saturdays 11am to 3pm.

All pics in this post by The Dashing Rider with thanks. 

March: On my mind

Can´t believe how quickly this month has passed by…Only made it through half of my to do -list, both at home at at work. Hopefully April will bring more of  Spring warmth and feelings. But before that, let´s go with the monthly list for March:

travel marchTravel: This month I was asked by my husband to block a weekend in April as he has planned a surprise trip. I´m probably one of the most curios people in the world so I´m trying to get him to reveal where we are going but he is super stubborn about it being a surprise so I will have to wait patiently. In the meantime me and my sister booked a trip for our mother and us as she just turned 70, so Mallorca – see you in September!

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shoes marchShoes: Not only do I long for warmer days with lots of fresh fruit but apparently I have the need for dito on my feet too. These cuties are new in my wardrobe (that I have finally cleaned out and organized, wihooo!!)

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flower marchFlower: My allergy is on a high at the moment so I´ll take that as proof Spring and more colours in nature are to come. Finally! Our magnolia tree just had one or two flowers when we moved in ten years ago but now it´s happily exploding every Spring and I can´t wait to see how many flowers this year will bring.

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outfit marchOutfit: Not only do I crave that bike but that outfit looks just perfect to start of Spring with too.

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bedroom marchBedroom: Wouldn’t mind to meet April in a bedroom like this with open windows and no fuzz.

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office marchOffice: That floor, big windows, Essay table by Cecilie Manz and Series 7 chair by Arne Jacobsen from Fritz Hansen – yes please.

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words marchWords: Simple beauty.

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food marchFood: How lovely do these look? Found these amazing coconut acai bowls over at  Design Love Fest. Wish all meals could look this pretty.

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series marchSeries: No surprise that just the scenery of this serie keeps me hooked but the cast and plot is so good too. Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern and Swedish Alexander Skarsgård who is actually doing a really great job here. If you haven´t already seen it, perfect for this weekend!

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TheSustainableSociety-loggaSustainable pick: My friend Maria Soxbo of interior blog Husligheter has always a million exciting projects going on and this one is no exception. Today she together with 11 other bloggers are launching initiative ”The Sustainable Society”. Together these blogs will pick one subject per month to write about within the subject of sustainability. Love it!! Really looking forward to follow, learn more and see different angles of the same theme.

Pic and info via. More info here. 

bloodjungle-39515156--1024x1024Music: Track ”Hands” & ”Air is free” have been recurring tunes in my head since the release in February. This weekend I´ll give the whole album a good listen to see if it all has the same effect.

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Thank you!

finalistlogga_arets_inredningsbloggare-420x420Thank you so much everyone for sending me to the finals of Interior Blogger of the Year 2017 in the Elle Decoration Swedish Design Awards. Super happy and proud to be among these great 9 interior bloggers in Sweden. I really do put a lot of work and love into this page so it really warms my heart that so many of you appreciate that. It´s definitely a win just to be a finalist. I´m laughing a bit when seeing all the photos of us nominees as my daughter asked me ”why are you the only one looking so angry, Mom?” Ha ha, I will work on that but trust me, I´m really not, just super uncomfortable in front of a camera.

Check out the nominees and where to vote here. 

Some Friday links

nina campionino 1fullviktigSome things from this week…

  1. This made me laugh out loud. So well written and oh how I can relate. Nina Campioni´s  top 10 of the most annoying things. You can read it here.
  2. An honest and well needed post from one of my favorites, Emma Elwin. We should never be ashamed of our bodies and hopefully with something like this we can be reminded that there is beauty in everything. You can read about it here. 
  3. Today Ikea´s collection Fullviktig is released and I can really recommend the ceramics of this serie. I had the pleasure of doing some short films and stills for this collection a few weeks ago (not the picture above but I think you can see it on the big screens outside of the warehouses and other places). The colours and shapes are so pretty and the story behind it inspirational. Read more about it and see the full collection here. 

Nomination time: Interior Blogger of the Year

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It´s time for this year´s nominations to interior blogger of the year and of course I would be super happy if you wanted to put your vote in for me (or any other favorite you might have). The blog with most votes end up among the top 10. It´s crazy competition for this one as we really do have so many strong and great interior bloggers in Sweden so to even get there would almost take miracles…but one should at least always aim for success, right? Only takes a few seconds and can be found here. It´s unfortunately written in Swedish though and as I have many international readers, please let me know if you need translation and I will be more than happy to provide you with one . Axx

Update: Since I´ve already have had questions about translation on the voting page, please see the comments for this note where you can find everything from Swedish to English. Thank you for voting! 

Tomorrow is a new day

Lucylaucht Insta 1 Lucylaucht Insta 2 Lucylaucht Insta 3Today has probably been the worst day of this year and I can´t tell you how relieved I am that it´s evening and getting closer to a new day to come. All of us have days like that and we need a bit of comfort when that happens. To me it was hugging the kids for a really long time after school and now just to take deep breaths safe and sound at home. The view and scenery of these amazing pictures is what I will try to focus on when falling as sleep tonight. So glad to have found the Instagram account of @lucylaucht just now. And as always – tomorrow is a new day.

All pics via @lucylaucht with big thanks. 

In the greenhouse

greenhouse 1 greenhouse 2 greenhouse 3Slow summer tempo here and not very much blogging. More on Instagram if you would like to follow but I´ll probably be here every now and then too. Still reading my favorite blogs before going to sleep or while being awake during super light summer nights. I know using your phone is not supposed to be good when in or before bed but sometimes when it´s difficult to sleep this occupation is a very good friend. One of the pages I never miss is the one of Krickelin. I can´t believe I discovered her blog so late, probably just about a year ago. If you haven´t read it I can highly recommend it. Great photography and the way she writes is just with so much flow and with lots of personality. Currently Kristin (writer of Krickelin)  and her family are working on a greenhouse in their garden and it looks just like the perfect summer spot. Green inspiration to dream about when finally falling asleep…

Pics and inspiration by Krickelin with thanks. 

Food chez Wood

chez wood 1 chez wood 2 chez wood 3As you probably know in addition to interior my love also reaches widely for food. One of the perks of working from home is that you can make your own lunch and as today sit in the sun for a while in between working. Today I was so inspired with a simple yet so lovely recipe by Sofia Wood and just had to make myself an omelette. Instead of only Briex de meaux  I also added blue cheese to empty the fridge and it was so good! Far from as good looking as Sofia´s version (you can see mine on my Instagram) but super delicious. I will definitely try more of her recipes soon, they all look great.

All pics by and via Sofia Wood of Chez Wood with thanks

Longing for cupcakes

cupcakes 1cupcakes 4cupcakes 3 cupcakes 5 cupcakes 6Used cupcakes for a shoot today and just now found this recipe so I´m taking that as a sign that I have to make some of these ”buttermilk + roasted banana cupcakes with lindt truffle filling & marshmallow frosting” for this week´s long weekend. Looks absolutely amazing….

By always inspiring Local Milk with thanks. You can find the full recipe here. 

 

Thank you

thank you blogthank you blog 2Just wanted to say a big and humble thanks to all the nice things that has been written the past days on the work I did for JM. It really means so much to me as there is a lot of work behind a project like that and of course getting this kind of feedback afterwards is really something special and definitely heartwarming. I really hope I don´t miss anyone but in addition to all nice comments and reposts on Instagram also warm thanks to Husligheter, Trendenser, Ems Designblogg, Daniella Witte, Stil Inspiration, Fixa & Dona , Inredningshjälpen, Creadomi & By Emma for featuring.