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Thursday, 22 December 2011

A free Christmas and New Year gift - from Francesca Lancisi


Click here to download English version of this calendar.

I met Francesca Lancisi at a wedding last summer. She told me about her career change from teaching Italian to becoming an artist (beside being a full time mother). Since then, I have followed her on her website and facebook and she has amazed me since. Her drawings are so peaceful and beautiful and her aquarelle collages are so harmonious and fun. She is also doing such a creative job in using the internet to promote her work. For example, she is offering a free downloadable calendar for everybody - to print and give as a gift! I am now offering it to you! Enjoy!

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

This year I am just not getting into that Christmas mood... So here are some general interior images to indulge in. Some days I would like to live in the cool white and grey home, and some days, I want the colours and the mix of contemporary and vintage, and some days I want the romantic and bohème... How do you overcome indecisiveness?






Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Evian-les-Bains

When visiting my friend's exhibition in Evian-les-Bains, I discovered a design shop called Eccetera where I popped in to buy some Christmas presents. In Sweden there are thousands of similar shops but in the Geneva Lake neighbourhood they are rare... This kind of shop would be a dream to open (even though I would love to have more of the less known design brand names...).

Below is a video and photos I took at Jade's expo (www.jadesculptures.fr):
video
Joëlle VULLIEZ MATRINGE

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Chairs



The black chair by Swede Bjorn Dahlstrom was inspired by Art Noveau yet is so simple and fresh. The pine chair by Danish Cecile Manz is called Pluralis - a mysterious chair composition for three. The chairs on the third and fourth images are by Gamfratesi - a Danish/Italian design duo. They call the fourth chair for the Cartoon chair for its cartoon-like proportions which adds an element of surprise. 

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Cushions...

...for the calm colour coordinated (Danish Ferm living)
... for the wild animal lovers (from Inmyhouse.se)

...for the logical black and white fans (from La Maison de Anna G)
...for the cute kids (from inmyhouse.se)

Monday, 7 November 2011

My dad sent me these South African house photos. This modern "fort-house" is beautifully sad in some amazing way.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Anthropologie

The iVictrola horn - completely acoustic!

Lovely cushions, old style sofas...

Beautiful colours and shapes

Sit here please.

iTypewriter - type on your iPad in the old-fasioned way
In London last week, I went past the American shop Anthropologie. I could not go inside unfortunately (which I regret immensely) but I have been checking out their cool things online.

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Filming

On Par Productions in action
Auberge du Paradis
Waterhouse by Barg&Maree
Hotel La Cour des Augustins
I had the luck to work with a fantastic team from On Par Productions and my talented friend Leyla Pope on shooting some interior videos from the above places.

Friday, 7 October 2011

Voyage Immobile

These amazing sculptures are made by my dearest artist friend JADE. I have known her (and her art of course) for 10 years and have admired her since. With every exhibition, with every piece she always has a new beautiful story to tell. If you want to see her art, she is having an exhibition in Evian at the Galerie29 until the 3rd of December (for more information, click on invitation above) . To discover more of her mystical world go to www.jadesculptures.fr

Sunday, 2 October 2011














Through La maison de Anna G




I think bedrooms are the most difficult things to "design". It's so personal. And it's also so easy to overdo it. Here's a selection of some I like.. It always tend to be the white ones...