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This heart metal pin is perfect…

Posted in uncategorized on July 27, 2010

Ceramics by Studio Skujeniece

Mara Skujeniece is a skilled Latvian designer currently living in Amsterdam who creates pieces that have been called, “Honest with a beautiful simplicity.” Which I couldn’t agree with more! Mara’s ceramic work is so lovely, I particularly am fond of her “spool” series of vases that have been made to look like spools of thread and yarn. An arrangement of these on a table with a lovely background of either a patterned wall or a color, like indigo blue or even a mustard yellow hue would really make these stand out so well. They would also look nice collected on a table in front of a window so you can have the sunlight and a mixture of greens from the outdoors beyond them…

Ceramics by Mara Skujeniece

Ceramics by Mara Skujeniece

Ceramics by Mara Skujeniece

Ceramics by Mara Skujeniece

Ceramics by Mara Skujeniece

Ceramics by Mara Skujeniece

Mara’s company name is Studio Skujeniece and she produces all of her beautiful things in house from furniture to interior products and Mara is also a teacher at the Design Academy Eindhoven. You can find more of her work on Zilu, an online shop introduced to me a few times by friends already but today when reader Maltien wrote in to share Zilu yet again, I knew I had to scour the site and find some treasures and the first place my eyes rested was on the work of Mara Skujenience.

(images: mara kujenience)

Posted in ceramics on July 27, 2010

Home Is Where The Heart Is

A print I’m liking right now… Which leads me to ask, can you define what home means to you? I’d love to hear your thoughts. What makes a house a home? I always find it so fascinating when I hear thoughts from a global audience on this topic because it seems no matter where we live, we all want and desire the same things at home. I guess the answers you leave in this post will prove whether this is true or not! :)

Jenny Theisen

This print is by Jenny Theisen and available to purchase online for $20. Enjoy!

(image: jenny theisen)

Posted in Arts + Crafts on July 27, 2010

Inspiring Home in Uruguay

Here’s a pretty room (or six!) to inspire all the bohemians and romantics out there today who like an open yet rustic feminine space. These photos are from the 1850′s home of Argentinian couple Federico Bonomi and Cynthia Kern who run clothing company Kosiuko and currently live in Uruguay with their children. These photos are from Mixr in Sweden and I simply have to share them as the look is very unique and you may be able to take away some inspiration from the arrangements.

Uruguay home via Mixr

Uruguay home via Mixr

Uruguay home via Mixr

Uruguay home via Mixr

Uruguay home via Mixr

Uruguay home via Mixr

This casual home merging old with new looks like a creative center of activity, doesn’t it? I love how it has some very elegant touches but that it also feels lived in and that it’s not overly styled or designed to perfection. I also like some of the whimsical touches, like the mismatched tilework around the fireplace. I’m seeing more and more wood encased tubs lately, especially salvaged wood, and I find this inspiring and original.

These were forwarded to me by Emma who I had the pleasure of hanging out with in Stockholm a few years ago. Emma, thank you for these photos!

(images: mixr)

Posted in Decorating Tips on July 27, 2010


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