Thursday, October 30, 2014

I am an NIB finalist!



 I woke up today to a nice surprise, I am a finalist to the October NIB colorful bedroom challenge!
A great feeling to be included among such talented ladies! If you have a moment  head over at NIB and vote for your favorite :) 


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Monday, October 27, 2014

Jungle coffee corner



What I wouldn't give to be back at my peaceful home right now and my coffee corner. 
I have plans on expanding it as soon as I return to Norway and so right now I am perusing old photos so I can get ideas on how to make it work. Incidentally  the plant since taking this photo has grown so much it is now dangling completely off the candle-holders. I love this jungle feel though so I will need to recreate it eventually.
Speaking of time passing,I feel horrible for not posting as much but I promise as soon as I am done with my presentation and my degree and get back to Norway there will be more updates than ever :) 
Got to get back to work now!

Have a great week!





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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Pink tones in my Bedroom



I can't help but decorate my bedroom extra feminine while I am in Greece and I am not sharing it with my boyfriend. Although he never complains I would never want him to be uncomfortable so this is my free reign of experimentation that cannot affect him. It is good to get it out of my system although I am pretty sure by the time I return to Norway I will have sorely missed all my color and styling choices there! Time to go back to studying , hope you have a great week everyone!


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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Bright Sprouts in my Home Office




A few weeks ago I received these beautiful pendant lights called Bright Sprouts from Nordic Tales

Nordic Tales is the tale of small and great ideas that get a chance to be a part of the Scandinavian design tradition. It's a vision of creating a modern design company where designer and product go hand in hand from sketch to final design and further into the retail stores. It's the story of young talents, who have a passion for cool design and a wish to make a small change. Their products range from the Bright sprouts pendant lights to framed racks for clothes and a mirror to go with, office desk  and beautiful plaids to name a few. 

My love for pendant lights is quite obvious and I have to admit I have had my eye on this beautiful pendants for a long long time. I find their design so appealing especially connected with my beloved Scandinavian style. The wires are dressed in fabric and it comes in so many colors making very difficult to choose! If that wasn't enough you can customize the body as well choosing between 3 different treated oak wood natural, soaped and oiled and smoked. For above my office I chose red with natural oak and yellow with oiled and smoked wood. I have so many more combinations to show you though so stay tuned! Even though in these photos my lamps were not yet connected I promise you the light that is emitted is very special and it needs a whole blogpost on it own :)




The packaging is equally beautiful, the lamp itself comes in a reusable multifaceted box with leather strings and the canvas tote bag with their logo is so good looking you can see it in different parts of my house used as extra storage space.





I have fallen in love with these beautiful lights and you can be sure to see them lying or hanged around in many places in my house in the future!

( This post is sponsored. All opinions are my own.)

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Quick update!



Hello everyone!
Yes I know I haven't been posting lately but I promise I will be back to business as usual as soon I return back home to Norway :)
For now I am going to fill you in with some news about what I have been doing lately and links so do read on if you are interested!

As you already know I am still in Greece finishing my degree and I don't think I have had a moments of peace and quiet until today. I was expecting the presentation to be mid to end of November but I just found out yesterday that it's actually late October! Bummer. I have been planning to do a lot of things in between but now I have literally only time for studying. Good news however is that I will be back home a month earlier so hey not everything is as bad as it seems!

I have been knitting before I sleep as a way to relax and I am loving it! I started with this amazing stitch that is so beautiful and easy called Raspberry or Trinity Stitch. If you know how to knit the link is a Youtube video and it's how I learned how to do it myself! The pot looks amazing don't you think?

While here I have been busy with some interviews so if you want to know more about my style and my home you can check both! So click below for each one and you get bonus points for spotting  photos I have yet to post on my blog :)

 Lovely Marta made a feature about me at iBoligen.dk and although it's in Finnish google translator works amazingly for those that don't know the language! Thank you Marta for translating and featuring me!

⏩ I answered questions also for lovely Tara and you can read the interview at estMagazine and this one is in English. Thank you sweet Tara for featuring me as well!


I can't wait to get back to Norway and now that the first shock of earlier presentation has set in I am so excited to be back so much sooner than I originally expected! Here's to looking forward to Xmas holidays hopefully this time with 10 times as much snow as last year!

I will leave you with some snaps from my Instagram, I am very much active there for those that wish to have regular updates about me!







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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

October 2014 Free Typographic Printable Calendar



I love October and it's probably why I am releasing my October month of my Typographic calendar so early! Scroll down to download :)

You can find the original version for the whole 2014 here or alternatively you can click on the top of the page on2014 Calendar for all of the months together!


You can also find the Typographic Calendar in 10 new colors here!





Click here for the white version of October 2014 Typographic Calendar

Click here for the black version of October 2014 Typographic Calendar


I hope you enjoy the October 2014 Calendar!


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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Design Letters in my Bedroom



As a lot of you know I am spending a few more weeks in Greece and thus staying in my parents home. For the time I will be staying here I had to change rooms and say goodbye to the custom beautiful build in shelves I had created (as viewed here) and move to a different room. I loved my old premises but I saw this as a wonderful opportunity for a change. I thought it would be a great way to test sleeping in new colors and since I am alone here why not create a soft feminine pastel environment? I haven't grown tired of white but a change is always welcome! I painted the walls a beautiful dirty pastel pink and I couldn't be happier about it! Therefore as soon as I saw this months competition in NiB I knew my new bedroom would fit right in :)
(This will be my contribution to the NiB challenge!)

Onto the decoration itself!
Today I received in my mail a package I have been so excited and couldn't wait for it to arrive. 
I think you all know how much I love the Design Letters brand ( you can follow them on Facebook and on Instagram as well for exciting news), their products appear multiple times on my blog (here or here or here or here or here , I daresay there are too many links to include) and on my Instagram (here and here and here for example). So how can I not be impatient when I know a big Design Letters package was traveling my way?




A little background on the brand, Design Letters is a Danish Design Company that has introduced first wooden letters, then porcelain cups, plates, vases teapots etc with a typography hand drawn in 1937 by the world renowned Danish Architect Arne Jacobsen. 

Before I even started blogging I was feverishly trying to find where I could buy a cup like the ones I was seeing in all the Nordic blogs with my initial on. It didn't take me long time before I found out about Design Letters and their products and they have been one of my favorites every since then.

After I came to Greece I have suffered from loss of space since I had to change rooms. My new bedroom is a little smaller than the previous one  when it comes to one of its side and for some time now I have been looking for the perfect night stand that wouldn't take too much space. The Design Letters Table to Go fits perfectly beside my bed plus you can pick it up from its handle and transport it anywhere with ease! I can't wait to get this back to Norway, it will look great in my living room beside the couch! Another little touch is the Television Mirror that I hang above it, perfect to get a glimpse of yourself! All in all this just became my favorite corner to sit and drink my tea in the afternoon!




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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Sunday Mood : 20 Facts About Me



What can be better than a Sunday morning in bed? With hot chocolate and whatever relaxes you. I made a "20 facts about me tag" on Instagram and I thought I would share it on my blog as well. I have to warn you though it is not your typical list. In fact I hardly enjoy reading such lists since I mostly find them completely unimaginative. I mean if you include on your 20 facts that you love life or that you love your family I gather that you are either an insanely boring person or you had to make this list at gunpoint. 
Scroll down for a few facts about me that you might not know! And yes I do love life and my family and my cat and I love to be happy and for the world to have peace
 Who doesn't??






1. I am not a morning person. At all. Therefore I love living in Norway during winter.
2. I am not a coffee person either. All the coffees I post on Instagram are 5% coffee and 95% milk-foam-cream-flavor-syrup-chocolate-nutella-ice cream, in short anything that will make it look smell and taste like a dessert.
3. It should come as no surprise that my absolute favorite drink is chocolate. If you want to offer me something I can't say no to just give me a hot chocolate. Enters my Tassimo for a quick type of machine vendor chocolate. It is the first thing I search in hotels if they happen to have one. 
4. Of course I love hotels. But I prefer small family ones 40 rooms tops. Few of my favorite hotels are chateaux in rural UK. If I could live in a hotel for half the year I would be just as happy as someone living in their dream house.
5. I have never been camping and I don't think I will like it. I mean I just said I love hotels. I am all about comfort. You could trick me into a night of being out and about but you have to promise me I will sleep comfortably.
6. I just finished watching Once upon a time.I firmly believe they should have wrapped the show on season three.Will watch the new episodes regardless. 
7. I am a huge fan of Apple products but I don't own an iMac or MacBook.Yet. It is mainly because Autocad didn't work on Macs for a long time so I started off with Windows pcs instead. Now that it does I see no reason why not go Mac. As soon as my laptop dies! 
8. I used to have an iPad and I didn't see the point when iPad mini came out.I fell in love with it when I held it on my hands and since then we are inseparable. 
9. I hate that the new iPhones are getting bigger.I love stashing my phone in my back pocket and I need it to be small. 
10. I spend half of my morning in bed watching what's in my bag YouTube videos and night routines.My iPad run out of battery. 
11. Speaking of which I try to clean my face with my Clarisonic ( Mia 2 in pink) every night.Total times I used it last 14days? Zero. At this point I have to tell you that it does work however, its an absolute miracle for cleaning pores. I am just lazy and don't use it as much as I should.
 12. Which leads me to believe all these night routines videos are all fake.I can barely wash my face and brush my teeth, are you actually telling me you spend an hour cleaning your face before you sleep? 
13. I do realize however that we can't stay young forever therefore I started training rather intensely. 
14. My best friend is an amazing personal trainer and she is trying her best to put me in the right path. 
15. I think I drifted away when I ate about half a chocolate cake yesterday. Remember what I said earlier about chocolate?
16. I love chocolate. Of any kind in any form. If you don't just unfollow me right now. 
17. I also love Chinese take out. The dirtier the better.Sorry Jamie Oliver I dont think your Chow Mein is better than my dirty take out. It is good for what it is. A healthier version of it. But right now I dont go for healthy when it comes to chinese take out. 
18. I love meat probably more than chocolate. Savory or sweet? Savory all the way. I think I say that because I know I can eat a dessert after lunch however. If you take this choice away I might not have an answer to this question.
 19. I always carry mints and caramels in my bag. My favorite flavor for caramels is butter. 
20. I don't always carry a bag. In fact I mostly don't.




Hope you had a great Sunday!


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Friday, September 12, 2014

Dining Chairs Roundtable - Hay.Vitra.Muuto.


Muuto | Hay | Vitra 


My favorite dining chairs. This post is more of a reminder for me than anything else. I am planning on buying new dining chairs and these are the ones I mainly have my eye on. I love all the colors exactly as seen above. I think mixing them up and not getting four of the same will look even better as well! I know a lot of people are using the Eames DSW from Vitra and of course so do I, but since I moved to Norway all the Nordic designs are resonating with me so much. It is therefore inevitable to love the Visu Chairs by Muuto and About a Chair by Hay as well! 
Tough choices ahead, especially when the array of colors and fabrics are so great.

Which ones would you choose?


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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Dining Chairs Conundrum



For a while now I have wanted to change our living room TV ( I have my eye on this white Samsung) but I can't possibly warrant such a change when the current one is working flawlessly. And even more since there are other priorities like getting some dining chairs to replace our old ones. 

Four Eames DSW would be amazing but I would love to mix them up with two About a Chair by Hay. It would make the whole set up more affordable and also give it a little bit more character as well. For now I can only plan from afar and miss the cozy times I spend on my sofa cuddling with a soft blanket while re-watching The Tudors.

Do you have any shows that you keep re-watching? :) 






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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Normann Copenhagen Wishlist





1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 


This is what happens when I browse one of  my favorite brands store Normann Copenhagen
I end up wanting to buy everything and as a consolation I make up an affordable wishlist and everytime I get one of those objects it just makes my day (or even my week). Top on my list is the lovely new mortar and marble pestle. How can you not love it? 


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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Silent Vase from Muuto finally you're mine!





Its funny how something can be on your wishlist for ages before you actually get it. Even if its something not really expensive or not even hard to find in any kind of way. One of these things is the Silent Vase from Muuto. It comes in two different sizes and a selection of colors but I have had my eye on the large and clear version for a long time and I am so happy it's finally home! Isn't it a beauty? I love how it complements my minimal living room but I love more how delicate flowers or leaves look in it. I want nothing more than to get the small pink version of it and I hope it wont take me as long this time around :)




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