Some things I'm dreaming of for my two kids.
Buclo play modules, stars anorak for my son, Bonton bonnet for Elin, Arne Jacobsen child's chair, striped snake toy, BC swan rug, a grey duvet, and a perfect little hamoc.
I have loved & Other Stories since I first saw their new store online. A few weeks later I visited their Copenhagen & Stockholm stores during their grand openings. Their displays and fixtures alone were inspiring but their carefully selected product line was even more beautiful. Bottles of lotions, tables of powder, and jars of body scrubs filled an entire room. I felt like a kid in a candy store.
Finally (or what seems like finally) they have opened their first US store in NY and I grabbed myself one of their new candles in a matte porcelain jar. Actually it's burning on my desk right now & smells so fresh, soon I'm going to need more!
Tables are almost becoming like chairs for me, it's hard to have too many. Just when you get really excited about a new table another comes out seemingly better than the last. I tend to look for something I think can be a classic and keep up as micro trends change. Even though thin lines and silhouette are just so "now", call me crazy but I think this is a design that can last a more substantial time.
Airy is designed by Cecilie Manz for Muuto (whose new catalogue is out) and photographed by Petra Bindel, Airy comes in several colors as well as a half size and full coffee table size.
I'm happy to share with you another project I finished in collaboration with Target, all about getting your home ready for Fall with a modern farmhouse look.
I really wanted to keep the colors in monochrome neutrals like warm taupes, grey, ivory and brass metallic accents. Stacks of books keep it feeling organic and less rigid than housed in a bookcase and also add shape. The stacks also allow for a reading lamp, candle holder and smaller accessories.
This warm round table has a slight worn look and definitely feels like Fall to me. A pale wooden apple figure, gold edged vase, a large moss knit blanket and rope basket to hold loose papers or notes, create a highly textured space that feels easy and inviting.
It's been a month since we moved from our home. I have mixed emotions about the move, it's a step towards some of our dreams but it's also leaving a level of comfort that we created for ourselves. I miss the new kitchen, our white floors, the open layout but it's good to keep looking forward.
The great thing about a move though is you get to purge, purge, purge! It feels so good to get rid of extra things and keep only what we really use and love. Even with fewer things it's taken this month to fully unpack and if I'm being really honest, there are still 4 boxes of books sitting behind me waiting to be unpacked!
Our new (temporary) bedroom is tiny but I don't mind it too much. Since Elin is sleeping in our room I have our bed/crib against the wall, which is the only way to fit them in while not feeling suffocated. It's just a bit funny to me though, the last time my bed was in a corner like this I was a teenager and loathed making my bed.
Some of my favorites things are this wooden coat hanger from Christina Liljenberg Halstrøm, deep blue linen blanket, Muuto Visu chair that doubles as a side table and a stack of my favorite Danish interior magazine Rum.
Fall weather has finally shown up and the best part of Autumn are the clothes! Obviously. Nothing looks better or feels better to wear than draped, generous layers in new materials. I fully embrace jeans & jacket weather so this really is the time of year I anticipate the most. Summer is alright but give me sweater weather and I'm a happy girl!
The new things from this lookbook and these Studio Nicholson coats , cropped trousers, and this perfect short sleeved jacket are all so perfectly minimal and refined. Can I say I want them all? Looks like I just did.
Over the weekend I read about this renovated blacksmithery in Greece that serves as a second home or vacation home to three Danish architects and their families. There's is something romantic to me about the idea of a second home, and one shared with other families who go for walks and cook dinner together. A place off the grid a bit, surrounded by water in a quiet city. The interior though is just as romantic as the lifestyle with lots and lots of wood, iron details and a respectful mixture of new and old.
“It’s important when you convert an old building to be careful not to remove the soul of what was there. If everything is renewed, it becomes too perfect,” Dorte Mandrup-Poulsen says.
Read the rest of the story here at Kinfolk.
Last week I was introduced to a great company called Instantly Framed whose app and store make it super convenient to print and frame Instagram photos. I'm really impressed by the idea and the whole process was incredibly easy and quick, truly from beginning to end it does not disappoint!
I didn't have any photos of the two kids in the house yet so I just knew I wanted something with the two of them.
Read more about Instantly Framed here and order your own with a $10 off one frame coupon, CIMISHAP10! Discount valid until Monday, October 6th.
The lovely people at Pink Apple Designs sent this Vitra toolbox my way to use however I'd like. The hard part was choosing just 1 place to use this because it's so versatile, I could use it in a hundred different ways. For now though it's bedside, holding a notepad and pens, hand cream and a small vase.
Vitra's toolbox is also available in a few other colors including a really nice pink!