4.2.11

Riad in Marrakech

Seeing these images of this exotic riad in the center of Marrakech, Marocco, reaaaallly made me miss the colors, texture, food, smell and taste of this amazing city which has so much to offer. If you ever get a change to travel to Marrakech, grab it! I for one, can´t wait to have a change to re-visit. 













Found via Marie Claire

A Wabi Sabi home in Antwerp

Although Belgian antique dealer and designer Axel Vervoordt has designed houses (and even castles) for the likes of Sting and Bill Gates among others, he admits that he doesn´t like living with expensive things himself. "I love everyday things like baskets, a beautiful wood tray, a nice wood candlestick". His home is probably not to everyone´s liking but I find the principles of Wabi Sabi, reflected so perfectly in this home, very interesting. 







Found via Marie Claire

Tímamót 2011 calendar

Couple of friends and colleagues, Linda Guðlaugsdóttir and Ólöf Jakobína Ernudóttir have designed this lovely calendar which I like a lot. I need and want one to organize myself;) The calendar is printed by Reykjavik Letterpress.

Chuck Mack

The American/Icelandic designer Chuck Mack has designed these pretty stackable table legs (trestle) which he calls Fákar, (an Icelandic word for horses), a name he chose since in US these kind of table legs are often referred to as "horses". Fákar are available in oak or birch. A line of tables and desks based on the trestle design is to follow. 

1.2.11

A home in Leirsund Norway

Ellen Thorarensen, who blogs on Hello House, lives with her husband Lasse and their two children, Oliver (8) and Hannah Wilhelmine (5), in the town of Leirsund in Norway. What I love most about their home is the perfect mix of industrial look, vintage pieces and nature elements, such as tree branches leaning up against the wall in various rooms. 





 Things don´t have to be "perfect" to look good. A paint peeling off can give an object even more character and life.

Kitchen, dining room and the living room are to be found in one open space. This is the kitchen seen from the dining room corner. The kitchen island is from Ikea.


The light above the dining table is from Kvist in Oslo. 
The "headboard" is actually curtains that Ellen cut to fit the bed.
Love the weathered plank of wood across the bathtub which gives a nice contrast to the otherwise minimalistic and spartan looking bathroom. 
Hannah Wilhemina´s room. Not a girly pink color in sight;)