Instant inspiration

As soon as I click in on Papya Art, I knew I liked it. Papya Art was founded by a mother/daughter team. I love their credo:

Creative Abandon is our credo. To us it means that we ultimately answer to our creative impulses. We believe in a no apologies policy of artistic & manufacturing experimentation. We will always make paper giveables AND we may just throw a shower curtain into the mix at any time! So be alert. PAPAYA! is a place for exploring, discovering, and enjoying a myriad of goods. It is our goal that you be just as surprised and delighted as we are. It also means we won’t be making anything just because “it sells”. Our promise to you is that everything we make - we love.

So here's a splurge, mostly giclee prints from their decor department, but I am also throwing in two pictures of their wrapping paper.


Anna Maria Horner

Beauty from a mother of six. Textile designer Anna Maria's blog is colorful and inspiring.


Home office

I just fell for this home office seen in a sneak peek at Design*Sponge. I like the yellow details around the apartment. Wallpaper from Ferm Living. Again.


Yellow & Purple

I love the lemony yellow details of this kitchen. And it's got a perfect combination of happy colors, clean lines and raw industrialism which appeals to me. And also the mix of old and new... Does it get any better than this?
Yellow & purple is a nice couple! I believe we will be seeing a lot of them this season. Both found at Sköna Hem.
I find myself craving color. Ferm Livings mushroom wall sticker also comes in colors green, blue and red. But it seems just perfect in orange! Lovely feeling of autumn.
The wallpaper and cushion also feels right right now.


Flap, flap

It all started with some angles flapping their wings on a few greeting cards. Today norwegian Blafre Design delivers a wide range of colorful designs, available in the shape of lunch boxes, printed canvases, birthday calendars, birthday invitations, paper cups and even gift wrapping paper.
The Blafre blog is also a source of inspiration, especially if you like the retro style. I am joining the august competition!


Wallpaper in my heart

Love the combination of green and white. Lovely wallpaper from ferm living.


Rice lamp

After a lot of brainstorming about my Ikea rice lamp, I got the idea of converting it into a hot air balloon. Basically, I'll paint the lamp in muted colors and hang a basket underneath, with a little explorer friend inside.

If you are looking for a less whimsical idea to make over your rice lamp, take a look at Pickles' free crocheted rice lamp pattern. They call it Nordic Light Pendant.

Hot air balloon photo from KDH at sxc.hu.