Believe it or not, this perfectly styled Scandinavian loft is located in Chicago, U.S., and belong to Swedish photographer Andreas Larsson (that's the trick!). Larsson moved to the States more than ten years ago to study photography and finally settled down in the West Coast. After lots of haunting, he finally managed to find the apartment of his dreams: a open plan loft arranged in one floor in an industrial building that dated back to 1890s. The photographer chose a oak floors painted with a special paint, generally used outdoors that give the space a very contemporary atmosphere without becoming cold. I love how Andreas declined the Scandinavian style and adapted it to the industrial loft, especially in the decision of painting the beams white (quite unusual for these spaces) and keep the furniture to a minimum by selecting just a few stunning design pieces.
Wednesday, 22 May 2013
Tuesday, 21 May 2013
It has been more than a year since I moved to Barcelona and, after relocating twice and travelling a lot, I'm ready to get my own studio set and, hopefully, bring all my beloved design and architecture books from Italy. As our families and most of our friends live far away, it has also to be easily transformed into a temporary guest room. I've been looking for inspiration to create a space that could merge together the pragmatic side - i.e. organization and multiple activities- with the inspiring one - a great space to work and that fits well with the rest of our flat. Another good point is we don't want it to be expensive: we live in a rental flat and, sadly, our landlord is not very collaborative.
The studio I have in mind has to be neat, with lots of light and well organized. I love mood boards, too, so I'd like either to paint part of the wall black or use a board where I can pin inspiring images. Here it is a collection of images I find particularly interesting, one of them being my favourite home office so far: Jennifer Hagler's studio.
Monday, 20 May 2013
Stefan Söderberg is one of the Swedish designers behind the brand Hope and this is his home, a perfect modern, mid-century inspired, Scandinavian place. Looking at this images I cannot stop thinking of Desiree's article on Vosgesparis: is brown the new black?
Saturday, 18 May 2013
Second appointment with the Liebester award shortlist. Today the prize will go to Ale Besso, a blog I discovered via Instagram. I like Ale's style and there's no doubt she is a talented photographer and graphic designer: sometimes it's hard to believe she actually lives in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, for the truly Scandinavian touch her place has got. Ale prefers the white background contrasted by black elements and small doses of strong colours (isn't the piano super cute?). Enjoy!
To know more about the Liebester award shortlist check here and here.
Congratulations to Ale Besso: check this link for instructions.
All images via Ale Besso.
Friday, 17 May 2013
A collection of things from Rotterdam based shop Objet Trouvé founded by Josje Theuns whose goal is to combine the social aspect with her passion for selecting beautiful collections.
We actually are in Edinburgh for a wedding but I found these beautiful images and wanted to share them, no matter what!
Thursday, 16 May 2013
Nidi, presented at the last Milan Design Week, is the new project by Italian brand Battistella that decided to develop a series of furniture for young children, a series of clean, simple forms where functionality and adaptability are the key features. This kind of rooms haven't been presented in the blog yet but I got fascinated by this as the styling was carried out by talented Elisa Ossino, whose work I have already presented here. Nidi's cedro cenere and tomato red pallette fits perfectly in the set that is prepared to the smallest detail, FROM THE and the Kidsonroof toys collection to Ferm living pin board. Nice detail are the Muuto Dots inspired knobs.
Via Design per bambini
Wednesday, 15 May 2013
Here it is, Therese Sennerholt's last print collection that we have been waiting for with great excitement. I really don't know what to say but that the duo Agaton + Sennerholt is just unbeatable. The all white styling makes the prints to pop out like anything else: they are the only stars. The new prints will be available online from May the 24th. I have already chosen mine, have you?
Ok, maybe I have chosen two of them .... or three ....Via Lotta Agaton