Sweden-based illustrator Ingela P. Arrhenius loves the design of the 50ies/60ies. And I am so inspired by her work.
Here's a lovely idea for adding that Christmas feeling to your home in an untraditional way! She bought the lamps at Ikea and painted them as the holy kings, who followed the star to the manger where christ was born! It's SO cool.
– Why didn't I think of that!?
This is a little mood board I made, trying to bring together some of the inspiration I've found for my kitchen. It's a scandinavian country style with an urban touch, I guess. Or maybe the other way round.
A couple of designer classics, like the Verner Panton lamp and Eames chair. Pink radio from Tivoli Audio, wall paper from Cole & Son and Koziol drinking bowls.
…or working on a creative project would be much more inviting at this big chunky dining table. I love my current vintage chairs, but they are falling apart. And the table feels much too small... I've got my eyes on a nice table in solid oak, with oversized legs. And some of these Ikea chairs might go well with it, I think.
I love the heading of this blog: The Purl Bee. It must be one of my favorites when it comes to blog banners!
Just picked up my yarn and needle after some idle years... I am making granny squares! The Purl Bee has a really nice tutorial on classic granny squares. The alternating colors really help distinguishing each round.
Crochet Me seems to be a good place to start if you want inspiration in crocheting. How about these crochet flowers! And Julie Armstrong Holetz book Uncommon Crochet: Twenty-Five Projects Made From Natural Yarns and Alternative Fibers is on my wishlist.
Someone said: "Every birth is proof that God did not forget mankind."
Perhaps you've seen Children of men. The movie gives a fascinating glimpse of what the world would be if man ever stopped reproducing!
Luckily that's not the case, and my brothers wife gave birth to a baby girl today! It truly is a miracle, every single new person. I wish I could give the new parents and the baby one of the above baby rooms
as a welcome-to-earth gift!
Life is wonderful!
Looking at different people and how they dress is always interesting...
But you don't realize the value of crossing someone on the street, or just generally being around strangers until they're gone...
If you're working out of a home office like me, you might be missing out on those daily dozes of random encounters.
This is Jostein, photographed on the streets of Oslo. One of the items he's wearing is a scarf from Dior Homme. Interesting choice for a boy aged fifteen. His hair is awesome!
Swedish Nina Johansson teaches art and computer graphics. She post her drawings on her blog. And on her website you can even browse her entire sketchbooks. She carries with her wherever she goes, and once they are full of drawings and watercolor, she publishes them for you to enjoy!
Umami was discovered a 100 years ago (yesterday), by japanese Kikunae Ikeda, who named the fifth discernable taste; UMAMI. Umami is Japanese and means Good or Fresh!
Greeting card from CardMaven at www.etsy.com
Nathan Fowkes is a Visual developement Artist at DreamWorks. He says: "My day job is at DreamWorks woking in photoshop so I spend as much time as I can outside or at home in the studio sketching with traditional media."
– Great inspiration!