May 29, 2009

Geraldine Mattis ceramics

How about a cute cupcake plate to celebrate the coming weekend? These fun plates are designed by London based artist and designer Geraldine Mattis. I like the fact, that their designs are based on original paper collages. Available directly via Geraldine Mattis's website, or in the Mydeco online shop (scroll down a bit). 
Have a great weekend!

May 28, 2009

Photographer Trine Thorsen

Trine Thorsen is one of my favorite interior photographers. Her portfolio is filled with so many beautiful images! I mentioned my love for purple tones in the last post and here these colors appear again. Combined with green and other colorful splashes it looks so beautiful, don't you think? And because I'm a collector of all kind of decorative things, I'm always happy to see homes with a lot of details to discover.
See more images of this beautiful home and a lot of more eye-candy in Trine Thorsen's portfolio.

(all images by Trine Thorsen)

May 24, 2009

Outdoor wishlist

I hope you are enjoying your weekend! We have the prettiest sunshine. Perfect outdoor weather. We are the happy owners of a balkony, but we are in need of a sunshade, the direct sun gets too hot in the summer time. And some other beautiful items would be nice, too (if only my wallet was full enough). The walls of the house we are living in are painted yellow, so I gathered some products fitting the yellow walls. But I'm totally into blue, purple and mauve tones lately, so I made a collection with some blue and purple splashes, too. It's so much fun to make these.
Which collection do you prefer, or do you have other favorite colors?

Left to right, top to bottom:
Birdhouse Rohbau from Das Rote Paket, hammok Dyning from IKEA, salad bowls from Branch, fabric Natural Blooms from Twins' garden, vessel Chloe from Branch, fork knife and spoon set from Branch, fabric napkins Ritva from IKEA, basket bowl from Branch, tealight Dots from Zara Home, bucket BBQ from John Lewis, watering can from IKEA.

White lantern from Iittala, plant pot Kapa with a lavendula both from IKEA, garden gnome Augustin from Das Rote Paket, sunshade from Connox, placemat Amphi and drinking glas Devon both from Habitat, terracotta dinner plate from Toast, Edda carafes from Anthropologie, Fabrics She Is Cosmos Flower Grid blue and Nani Iro Saaaa Saaa from Repro Depot, planting pot Faceted from Habitat.

(Images linked to their sources above)

May 18, 2009

Meyer-Lavigne: Rainy Days collection

The Danish design collective Meyer-Lavigne has added some qute new pieces to their Rainy Days collection I introduced back in February.
As Kristine Meyer and Sabine Lavigne say themselfes on their blog, the Rainy Days are turning now  into happier days. And they look so good with their new colors. Some of them are now available in Meyer-Lavigne's Etsy shop.

May 14, 2009

Fryd + Design: Home Tour

Jeanette Lunde is a Norwegian graphic designer and blogger. Her lovely blog Fryd + Design is one of my daily reads and if you don’t already know it, make sure to check it out to enjoy all the eye-candy Jeanette is creating over there. She is so good in capturing the beauty in the little details of life.
And also her home with it's Scandinavian style is very beautiful. It's white and bright and I like Jeanette's use of colors and beautiful patterns throughout the house. It's no surprise that her home has been featured already in several magazines e.g. Rom 123 and Sans.
I'm sure you will enjoy her home as much as I do.

Please introduce yourself.
My name is Jeanette Lunde, I live in Skien, Norway with my husband and two sweet girls. I'm a graphic designer and teacher, but am for the moment at home with our daughter Alma.
I'm planning a small shop that I hope will be done due May. This shop will containe dresses for baby-girls, illustrations, babyblanket and other things that I enjoy and feel like making.

Tell us a littlebit about your house, how long do you live in it? Who do you live with?
We live in an old house that used to be part of a big farm. We moved here five years ago, my husband Geir, my daughter Mathea and I. This december little Alma came to join us, and finally we are four, as Mathea said.
We have been renovating the whole house and it's a house with a big mix of old and new, with white walls and splashes of colors. A happy house for a happy family.

Where is your favorite place in your house? And why?
I think it's at the kitchen table in the center of the house, or maybe in front of the fireplace or behind my sewingmachine...hmm
I really dont know! Different rooms for different reasons. I love my house and the big windows that lets the light flow in.

Do you have a favorite furniture, accessoire or art piece? Please tell us about it.
I have different pieces that I like, but I love the old pieces that I got after my grandpa and grandma. Especially the old butterfly-tray that my grandpa bought in Brasil on one of his many trips.
I LOVE my kitchenaid because I almost use it every day and the wall sculpter that we got on our wedding from my uncels and aunts.
There are so many things, I could list up forever, but most of all I love the people in my house that makes me smile and makes my day.

Thank you so much, Jeanette for taking the time answering and giving us a little insight into your home and your family.

(All images by Jeanette Lunde from Fryd + Design)

May 10, 2009

Blog-finds from Blogging Your Way

Do you remember that I mentioned the e-course I joined? The four weeks lasting course called Blogging your Way was run by the lovely Holly Becker from Decor8. With her huge blogging-experience Holly was a great teacher. The course was such an instructive and fun experience. Also I got to know so many nice people and their blogs and today I want to introduce you to some of them:

Let's start with Sam's notebook where Sam, an Australian mother living in Sweden, collects her beautiful finds as interiors, products, accessoires and clothes. Sam has a really great eye and taste.

UK-based Susannah Conway's blog Ink on my fingers is bursting of her serene photography. Her images combined with her poetic words make her blog to a wonderful place to visit and relax.

Sophia from Greece has recently launched her blog Finely Inc. that is dedicated to interiors and decoration. I enjoyed her post about the photographer Paul Massey and I'm looking forward to her coming posts!

The Red Thread is written by Lisa Tilse, a talented artist from Australia. She is blogging about her inspirations, observations and creations introducing many new (to me) designers and Etsy sellers.

Tiina is from Finnland (that immediately made me a fan of her, because I'm also a half Finn ;) ). Her blog Sparkling Ink is filled with yummy recipies, her finds from magazines and beautiful decorating ideas.

And last but not least I want to introduce you to the blog of US-based mixed-media artist Sarah Ahearn. Her blog is a really happy place, so colorful and positive. I always enjoy seeing artist's inspirations, workspaces and a little bit behind the scenes.

May 5, 2009

Pillows, pillows, pillows

Just a very quick post today with some lovely pillow-finds I made recently. If only my sofa was big enough for all of these beauties.
Starting from top left: Rainy Day Cushion from Donna Wilson, Doily Pillow Cover from Nuka, Lines And Arrows Cushion from Be Still, Handmade Vintage Cushion Cover from Loll&Lie, Star Pillow by Alyssa Zukas from Urban Outfitters, Cushion Cover Painting Cat from Pattern Bakery.

May 3, 2009

Posters from Bubbo Tubbo

I just found these bright typografic posters by Russian born, USA based Natasha Mileshina aka Bubbo Tubbo. I have known her poetic illustrations and calligraphy, these posters are different but as appealing as everything else of her work. Find these posters and many more treats in Natasha's Etsy shop Things by Bubbo Tubbo.
The design for the poster We Make Sense is part of the great Free Encouragement project which was organized by Design For Mankind and Booooooom. Works from all over the world were chosen for postcard sets that are available in the Free Encouragement Etsy shop.
Have a good start into the next week!
(All images from Bubbo Tubbo)