Yes! I admit it! I´m guilty of loving the color white! Images from Eco Wallpaper, a Swedish wallpaper company which produces some really cool wallpapers.
This stunning family home is located in Lucca, Italy, the birthplace of the famous composer Puccini (La Bohéme and Madame Butterfly). White being my favorite color, I love this mix of different hues of white in combination with light gray. Found via The Style files.
Italian painter and sculptor Paolo Perrelli runs a small guesthouse from his home in the charming, picturesque town of Kelibia in Tunisa. I love the mixture of clean, white minimalistic look, Paolo´s sculptures and the North African elements.
Images from Danish photographer Ditte Isager. Living in New York for the last 4 years or so, Ditte photographs interiors, personalities, lifestyle, food and travel and her stunning photographs appear regularly in magazines such as Elle Decoration. Love her work.
Then 100 Layer Cake is the place for you. Jillian, Amanda and Kristina, who are behind 100 Layer Cake, have both personal and professional experience of planning for the big day and their blog is packed with brilliant ideas, covering just about ANYTHING to do with weddings. From wedding invitations, which music to play, ideas for decorations, themes, dresses (no meringue in sight), bouquets, etc. etc. you´ll find it on this brilliant blog plus loads of easy and inexpensive DIY tips on decorations for the big day, shown step-by-step.
Although my favorite color combinations tend to veer towards neutral color palette and different shades of whites and grays for instance, I DO love color and orange is one color I adore. Orange, by the way, goes extremely well with whites and grays as you can see in these photos, styled by Swedish stylist Sofie Lawett.
Asdis Jorundsdottir is one of the promising, young talents to graduate from the Iceland Academy of Arts this year. Asdis majored in product design and the coat hanger Bibi (Birdy) is one of her works. The coat hanger moves gently as overcoats are put on or taken off.
Driftwood or weather beaten wood, like the one used as a bench in the picture on the left, is a feature I always fall for. A look I would probably go for if I had a summer cottage of my own.
Lovely bench, perfect for snuggling up with a good book. Also something I can visualize for my summer cottage (which I unfortunately don´t have...yet)
Great solution for this attic space.
There are probably millions of websites and blogs on design+lifestyle floating about in cyperspace these days and each and everyday, someone, somewhere around the world will start a new one. Most of them are similar in style, but for me, one in particular, stands out for its originality in layout and presentation, photography and the kind of people and places it portraits.
Todd Selby is a self-taught portrait, interiors, and fashion photographer and illustrator, and the person behind The Selby, a website, visited by thousands of people everyday.
Todd, who lives in New York, travels all over the world to photograph people and their homes and sometimes workspace. The subjects are often creative types, their homes colorful, eclectic, chaotic and messy in the most positive way, photographed before the housekeeper has had a change to tidy the place up!
Todd also manages to photograph the owners in a very unique, humorous and personal way. A visit to The Selby is a must.
Nicky Bidder and Anton Aunders playing with their cats in their London home.
Nordic heritage, Midsummer festivals + love of family are the inspirations behind Askur, a handcrafted picnic basket, made in Iceland.
Askur is the modern version of askur, the traditional container of food, used by Icelanders through the centuries instead of your typical plates. Askur is made out of Icelandic birch, which is spray-coated in white for the protection of the wood. It was show-pieced for the first time during the Design March in Iceland 2010.
The pieces in the picnic set are designed to serve mainly for traditional Nordic food such as herring, rye bread, potatoes and eggs.
Askur is designed by two product designers, Thorunn Hannesdottir from Iceland and Karin Eriksson from Sweden, who met up and became friends and later business partners while studying Product design at Central Saint Martins College in London. Thorunn and Karin are, along with architect Herborg Ingvarsdottir, behind Faerid, a new product design company, which I, for one, am definitely keeping an eye on in the future.
Photographs by Norwegian photographer Trine Thorsen, have appeared in magazines such as Bo Bedre in Norway, Elle Decoration in UK and Elle à table in France. Trine has a fantastic eye for beautiful things as you can see on her blog, So-mee as well as on her website.