I am definitely a fan of Nendo & my new book has been my go-to whenever I have a few free moments.
You may spy my marbled necklace in the first photo but also a new bracelet coming soon to the shop!
“The idea behind Soft Blocks was to play around with the proportions of a conventional sofa, challenge straight continuous lines and explore the beauty of asymmetry. The result is a playful composition of soft blocks that are ready to welcome you in the most friendly and comfortable way”, Petter Skogstad on the design of Soft Blocks Sofa, from Muuto.
I rarely post videos and yet I've posted two now in just the last couple weeks.
This one, shot by Andrew Telling, I think you will enjoy. Nendo designed this installation for Salone Del Mobile with clothing retailer COS (one of my favorite stores) and it's really inspiring. I love all of the fine angular details using the simplest article of clothing and the perception of shadows, dimensions and movement. Read a bit more about it here and see still shots from the installation as well.
This week has been kind of discouraging. The whole day goes by with very little productivity because my hands are so full with the kids. My work time is usually from 10pm-2am.
Actually, I don't mind taking care of them...it's all the other responsibilities that I can't get to but need to get to that are frustrating. Can't I just sit in bed and cuddle and stare at tiny hands and tiny feet all day? No?
(at least I got this post written, a small accomplishment but I'll take it!)
Do you remember this post recently about trolleys? Well after some back and forth about which one I liked best (within my budget) and whether or not I even needed one to begin with, I chose the Ikea Trendig cart and painted it white. It took almost a week of painting coats after the kids were in bed to finally get this done but I did it. I thought about charcoal grey or black but ultimately chose white because I sort of wanted it to blend in to the background. Also because we're getting a new table and it's black, so wall color made sense to me.
Also, I hung my this tropical leaf print by the amazing Tanja Vibe (All the Way to Paris) from Stilleben in the corner. It's one of my most favorite things right now! Another favorite is the Nyhavn vase Normann Copenhagen sent over. It's matte/glossy and a great rounded shape that looks perfectly good with or without flowers inside!
Just when you thought I was done posting for the week! Or maybe that was just me...
Every year (for the past two years) I contemplate closing my jewelry shop to focus on my blog full time and every year I change my mind. It's just hard for me to keep up mentally with the responsibilities of making and selling jewelry along with wanting to post consistently here on the blog and be a stay at home mom-of two little ones, which is a job in itself. But I think I've come up with a solution.
At night when I'm nursing Elin to sleep I have time to think about how I can still do everything better, fast, more efficiently and concluded that I'm going to discontinue the really time consuming pieces, the items that aren't as popular and streamline the shop selection. So most of what's currently in the shop now will be gone next month.
I'll debut a whole new batch of designs in a limited selection of 5 colors with 6-8 necklace styles and coordinating earrings. Each piece has been thoughtfully designed to be simple, classic with a variety of sizes and silhouettes, so there's something for everyone.
I'm actually really excited about this because for the next couple weeks I'm working hard (and late into the night) to stock up on new pieces so that everything can ship within 1-3 business days! (wholesale inquiries can email me here)
I can't wait to show you the rest but for now here's a matte charcoal grey tube necklace with one end a metallic gold. It's simple, it's modern, it's classic and it's great to layer with longer necklaces. Watch out for more coming soon.
Ok, I'm done for now. Happy weekend!
It's late (1:30 am) and I'm still awake trying to get caught up on emails. If you're keeping score, emails:1 / me:0.
I've been thinking all day about getting some kind of play gym for Elin and after Google searches proved that the selection out there is pretty disappointing I did however bump into some images from Christina's portfolio of work (I bet most of you would recognize her work for Skagerak). All is not lost! We'll talk about the baby play gym another time...
But for now let us collectively admire some work that is not disappointing. The first image is of wardrobes called Curtain, an easy access yet sleek solution to otherwise bulky wardrobes. An elegant solution that I love, especially the way the fabric creates these blocky dimensions and shadows.
Oh, and it's Friday, which is always a good thing. I hope everyone has a calm and relaxing weekend ahead of them!
It's Tuesday, which is practically my Monday with as slow as I get around these days. Elin is 10 weeks old exactly(!) and it seems like Spring is making its debut, which makes everyone a bit happier. Hello vitamin D!
Possibly you remember a few months ago when I shared with you about newly opened Swedish store & webshop Betong Gruvan. Since then Josefine, owner & founder, has launched worldwide shipping! Good news for everyone!
To celebrate, she sent over a few of my favorites from her store including Clippe candleholders, a chemistry flask (plus a really cool macrame hanger if you want to put a plant in it), dish brush, Syuro aluminum box and pastry brush.
You may not know this about me but I am semi obsessed with everyday tools. I can't tell you enough how much I appreciate simple, well made objects that we use everyday in cleaning up, cooking and washing. These little things are some of the stuff that makes up our lives and I'm so glad Josefine, and Betong Gruvan, understands their significance too.
Since the baby was born I haven't done much of anything around the house, especially with her side of our room. When I was pregnant I had set up the corner of the room with her crib but then we needed storage space so we put a large wardrobe there instead and moved the crib & our bed over to the other side.
Anyways... all I have going on here is this print from ATWTP and my Muuto basket & pillow and printed bedding (not seen here). Since we all share this room I've hesitated to do too much with it-not many prints or garland or a mobile but this is just boring.
I'm hoping a good idea will hit me soon but in the meantime at least I've got this. I'm thinking about adding this pillow, and maybe a few shelves? Come on inspiration!
I always have an ongoing list of things I'd like for the kids. There's so many cute/fun things out there that it's really easy to do. Here's a few things I know my son would like, the swing especially. And here are the links...
Lizzard tee | Muji face stamp kit | Smart two helmet | Lillagunga swing | Wall tidy pouch | cork sail boat | Dalmation puppy | skateboard