Hello everyone! I’ve been working on final edits for my third book and also finalizing my e-course curriculum for our upcoming November Blogging Your Way: Intention & Style class (we just started enrolling, yay!), so I’ve been a bit scattered lately as you can imagine.
I found something very interesting and spectacular via a reader that I have to highlight quickly – a wild flower and plant shop in Sweden called Landet Järna on my friend Emma’s blog. Landet Järna, located at Hornsbruksgatan 24, Hornstull, Stockholm, gathers their finds from nearby forests such as branches, tiny oak trees, lingonberry bushes and ferns. As a forest gatherer myself (I have one behind my house), I am inspired to go later this afternoon with my friend Kristina and see what I can find for my dining table – I’d love some berry branches. I also have so many lab bottles, vintage apothecary bottles and glass vases that I’m thinking to pull together a pretty display in my home inspired by Landet Järna. These gorgeous photos were taken by Mikael Axelsson.
Emma always finds neat things in her country and I love being able to access Sweden in the click of a mouse. We’re all so lucky to have design bloggers tapping away on their keys all over the world to bring us their impressions on style & design. Thank you Emma for being my Scandinavian design go-to girl! I think everyone who follows your blog appreciates you so much. Oh readers, if you are fans of Emma you have to get the book that she helped to write and edit called Northern Delights. I have a copy and it’s stunning.
By the way, I have to mention that I attended a local home fair called INFA and found some interesting things like two DaWanda shop owners, Julia Dettmer and Maschaa, who had the sweetest handmade goods and a small company from Kyrgyzstan called Jurten where I bought my future son the most adorable felted squirrel. We also came upon a South African company called Design Africa where we bought delicious rooibos tea and a leather postman bag for my husband. The owners were also the loveliest and best-dressed men at the fair. They’re both originally from Cape Town and we had the nicest conversation with them; in fact our meeting inspired me to want to visit Cape Town since I’d never met anyone from there before other than online friends. I’m definitely more intrigued than ever.
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Photographer: Mikael Axelsson
I adore this Swedish shop called Love Warriors because the overall vibe is super slick and stylish and the concept is the just best – it was formed by a group of four friends who have exceptionally good taste and they scour the globe for the best interiors products to sell in their online shop. This creative team (composed of Yvonne Arentoft, Hannah Lemholt (who takes most of the photos), Per Sandahl and Sara Bergman) specializes in design, architecture, styling, photography, construction project management, purchasing, logistics, brand building, flow optimization and sales – so they not only run a shop but they take on both commercial and interior spaces, both large and small, to spread their magic touch. They also love to recycle materials from demolitions like flooring, doors, glass and oil drums and combine the “rough” with natural elements like leather, linen, sandstone, shells and ceramics.
Aside from their creative vision and products for their shop, I’m so impressed by the restraint they show in their very monochromatic palette and find their styling so super gorgeous. I’ve seen lots of other websites try to copy their look but it’s just not the same – Love Warriors is just so unique and the best of the best.
Don’t you just love this quote from Eckhart Tolle, “If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place”. What a powerful thought. I will hang on to this one for a long time.
Their photo art is among some my favorite things on their site. I can get lost in these stunning images and am trying to decide whether or not to add one to my own home. So in love…
Another great thought to ponder, “Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option”. Wow, right? I wish more people in relationships would give this some serious consideration. So much unhappiness in the world due to poor pairings and unhappy couples that are so unbalanced and broken. But onto happier things…
Coffee Made Me Do it! Yup! Or margaritas…
I love that image above – I have a real thing for masks that’s been going on since childhood. I think it started when I was around 5 years old and my mother made me the cutest Minnie Mouse outfit for Halloween and she painted my nose black and painted my whiskers – I loved looking into the mirror with my big mouse ears on and this “mask” on my face of nose and whiskers – it was a moment for me – I felt really excited and loved the idea of being something else – and when I wore the tail with the outfit I was in heaven. It was so much fun to play pretend and slip into this world where imagination and fantasy exist.
As an adult, I still love a little magic – the dark side, and though you won’t find me in a bondage club anytime soon, I still love the whole appeal of role playing, dress up and the mystery of masks. It’s a peek into my darker more mysterious side maybe? Yeah, most likely. I even have an entire Pinterest board dedicated to my affection for masks and a little taste of the dark side. I dream of hosting a party someday where guests can only hand make and wear their own masks. Wouldn’t that be so fabulous?
If you are looking to read a lovely blog that is quite poetic and deep, you have to spend a moment delving into their blog. It’s seriously wonderful and a big bonus – it’s in English.
P.S. THEY SHIP WORLDWIDE – so have fun!
(images: Hannah Lemholt of Love Warriors)
I’m showing you so many new things on decor8 today! I hope you are having fun looking through my posts. I enjoy sharing them with you. I’m thrilled to now introduce you to a line that Irene Hoofs from the blogs BloesemLiving and B:Kids just launched – it’s called BloesemWear and is mostly jewelry at the moment and my goodness, I am in LOVE. Everything I see in her new online shop makes me swoon. I don’t know which one to order because I want everything. I’m proud of Irene and her new line. I love seeing talented bloggers expand beyond their blogs to introduce their talents and passions in new ways, especially through tangible products that we can use in daily life. Take a look at her entire collection here – in the meantime, enjoy the peek below.
I rarely write about jewelry on decor8 but since I believe necklaces are more than just something to adorn yourself with – you can place them on hooks in your bedroom, lay them casually on a ceramic dish on your dresser, etc. then I can justify blogging something as beautiful as Irene’s creations – they are also very decorative for the home. I imagine when I’m not wearing one, I’d drape it over my mirror so I could simply enjoy it daily as a decorative element. Do you put your jewelry out on display too?
I really can’t stop looking at everything. I wish I owned a shop, I’d love to carry her collection. I hope shops around the world pick up her line and she has massive success with it because I’d love to see someone like Irene go really far with her vision and creativity. Many congrats Irene!
When my dear friend Charlotee from RICE in Denmark sent me previews of her new line for Fall/Winter, I knew I had to share her bright, colorful creations. I love the styling, it’s my favorite styling I’ve seen for RICE yet and I love how fresh and happy everything looks. This is my absolute favorite photo shown below from their upcoming catalog – I adore this old wooden window and how sweetly everything is arranged. Gorgeous!
In addition to RICE, Charlotte is also the lady behind the beautiful new book, Happy Home. You may recall my book review HERE. Her style is definitely on trend being one of the four big interiors trends you’ll see this Fall/Winter – the RICE style definitely falls into the gorgeous CLASH trend that Gudy spoke about in her trends post HERE. Remember that? Gudy told us more about it, “The main message is that we need to be positive. Traditional design shall be reconducted in new colourways. Bold colours are mixed with pastels.” That’s definitely the RICE lifestyle – on trend, positive and colorful as always but also timeless because color never goes out of style, does it?
I love these colorful plastic bags for packing lunches with the dots. And who doesn’t love dots?
Tea towels with pompom fringe make any kitchen feel a little more playful, don’t you think?
These hooks are gorgeous!
I love that in addition to their melamine range, RICE is using more and more pottery. I think it looks so nice.
These bowls are so cute and I love that they are melamine because then you can prepare a mixed salad in a big plastic bag or large tupperware bowl, then go to the park and pull out these adorable bowls and serve your salad without worrying about anything getting broken – yet not sacrificing on style or resorting to paper or plastic bowls from the supermarket (which I really dislike!). I also think melamine is super practical with children for soups and cereals. Although honestly, I’d eat my morning muesli out of these bowls – no problem. They are cheerful!
These plates are super cute and fun!
I REALLY like these bento box-style containers shown above. Such a great way to pack a lunch without having to bring a bunch of little containers.
Don’t you love these colors? Any favorite products that you spot? See the entire catalog here.
Beautiful things, Charlotte – congrats on your new line and your beautiful book and its success all over the world!