We have practically stopped giving presents to each other in our family except for to the kids who are not at all into that idea… but since I´m spending a couple of hours in bed with a terrible cold before a big work race this afternoon – I had a little bit of time to dream away. Seems like it always ends up with me wanting classics and often stuff that I´ve dreamed of for a long time but have not afforded or prioritized. Here we go:
1. Cestita, the little sister of Miguel Milá’s famous Cesta lamp, both designed over fifty years ago. 235 Euros, Santa & Cole 2. Big knit love by Natural Wool Knits, 2500 SEK. There are several options of this lovely kind of blanket, if I could knit I would definitely try to make one myself… 3. Bra Val/Good Choice products by Åhléns, table cloths, napkins & kitchen towels in natural colours and ecological cotton. Styling by Lotta Agaton, photo: Mikkel Mortensen 4. Vintage Bertoia Diamond Chair, has been on the list forever. Preferably in all white like this one. Pic by me from Instagram 5. Water pitcher and glass from Granit, 149 SEK. Love the simplicity and design. Perfect next to the bed. Via Riazzoli with thanks 6 & 7. Body & Hand cream from Grown Alchemist. All eco products with environmental awareness and beautiful packaging 8. Paperweight Botanique, 529 SEK, Artilleriet. I´m collecting paperweights and this would make a great addition.
…well, almost. Latest work for H&M Home, a Holiday Gift Guide with lots of ideas for classic, romantic, modern, quirky, soft and playful presents. You can see all the themes here.
Styling by me, photo by Olle Broksten & Art Direction by Annsofie Björklund.
In my family we have decided to have a Christmas gift max limit of 150 SEK for the adults. We don´t really think it makes any sense giving each other expensive gifts but are still too childish not give anything at all so the compromise is to buy something under this amount. It is not always easy to find something that is not just junk but if you think about it there is a lot of very nice things to find. Here are some ideas if you are having the same kind of tradition or just want to add a little budget to the giftlist.
1: Diamond made of marble or cement, 45 SEK from Bloomingville/Olsson & Gerthel. 2: Alfa Lavastone, 149 SEK, Made A Mano/Artilleriet, 3: Notepad ”Faux” Marble, 79 SEK from Playtype/Artilleriet, 4: Towel, 149 SEK, H&M, 5: Hand cream, 99 SEK, Granit, 6: Hourglass, 129 SEK, House Doctor, 7: Kaleido tray by Clara von Zweigbergk for Hay, 119 kr, Rädda Barnen Webshop where 58 SEK goes directly to their charity work, 8: Stripes Washing Basket, 135 SEK, House Doctor, 9: Small houses, 85 SEK from Bloomingville/Olsson & Gerthel, 10: Porcelain vase, 135 SEK from Bloomingville/Olsson & Gerthel.
Dearest readers! This day and all days of the year I am so very grateful to have you as companions and followers. The only difference is that the magic change of 2012 going 2013 reminds me of actually saying something about it. This is where I collect, organize and often just throw out what inspires and captures my eye. If that in just a brief moment inspires you too that is enough to keep me going for another year and so I really hope it does.
A lot has happened since last year. My dream of changing profession has with lots and lots of hard work and many no´s turned into opportunities and positive surprises, I´ve moved into an office with two lovely ladies and feel inspired (almost) every day, I get to work a with people I admire and respect, and the things that are not done is not because there is nothing to show but a result of the lack of time to expose it. Major improvement.
I have two amazing kids and a fantastic husband who, without getting too unique, are the biggest and most important part of my life. And I have a family, friends and scenery that I thank whoever is in charge every day for. But don´t get me wrong – of course my life like everyone else´s also has it´s share of people I love being ill, days that are heave like there was no return, unfairness, frustration and the general feeling of just being too tired. But this is not what this blog is about. Maybe that sometimes turns out too impersonal but for me there is a lot of me in the blog anyhow. Every post says something and I really hope you like and enjoy it as much as I do when creating it.
Thank you all for being a part of what I love and staying with me for all this time. Wishing you the very best of 2013!
My day in a nutshell – trying to combine work and home Xmas duties was an interesting task…Recognize the feeling?
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Thank you so much everyone for following Anna Gillar, it really means a lot and make even the less inspired days worthwhile. I´ve really enjoyed this year with lots of exciting challenges trying to make my way into a new career of interior styling and decoration. It has just been the beginning of what hopefully can turn out to be an even more creative & exciting 2012. Thank you for support & comments throuhgout the year, you are the best! Hope you will join me for another 365. Wish you all a Happy New Year!
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