Monday, 27 June 2011

DYI projects

 Two DYI ideas to copy:
1. Concrete candle holders (photos from Vintage, 25 June 2011)
2. String balls (learn how to make them on Mariage rétro)

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Hotel and Restaurant in Haute Savoie  La Féline Blanche
Interesting impact - old wood beams and concrete floor.
Next time I visit Milan, restaurant U Barba will be on my list!

This is how I feel very often :-)
Simple and elegant table decoration
Are you happy?
A mix of my favourite images from the Swedish blog Lantliv i stan ("Countryside life in town").

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

So, I've been to the famous Les Puces du Canal in Lyon and saw some fantastic stuff. And of all the things I saw, I want this dining table!!! Surprise, surprise, it's from Sweden :-). It has been totally renovated, it can get up to 3 meter long, has some amazing details and is from the 18th century. I can totally ignore the fact that I was not looking for a black table. But black is forever chic, isn't it?

Monday, 13 June 2011

Today I also would like to quickly show you this amazing Finnish glass design from 1966! By Tapio Wirkkla.

All photos above from Sköna Hem
Photo from artist's own website

I promised more Swedish design...This white dream is the artist's Maria Moja Adlersson's summer house. I like her inventive paint jars installation the most.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Marché de la Mode Vintage - Lyon
Marché de la Mode Vintage - Lyon
Les Puces du Canal - Lyon
I will be back with more design from Scandinavia, but I just wanted to let you know that the coming weekend (11-12 June), there is the Marché de la Mode Vintage in Lyon - heaven for clothes and object which are more than 20 years old. If you are in Lyon on the Sunday, it is also worth to visit Les Puces du Canal - Lyon's biggest flea market.


Photo by reka 

I've just got back from Sweden but unfortunately I did not have time to look around in the great design shops, but at least I picked up five design magazines just before heading back . In Malmö I walked past a Finnish Marimekko shop (which was unfortunately already closed), but it inspired me to look into their latest collections. I have always loved their patterns, colours and the happy living it communicates.