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Sunday tip : 20% all Day and Night creams on Ellos

Sunday, February 25, 2018

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I follow quite a few beauty bloggers, their tips are great when it comes to some tricks ( mix a little bit of illuminator with your day cream or foundation and the result is a much more luminous face that looks younger and dewy), but I also love when they share secrets I wouldn't otherwise know. For example , when it comes to most day creams did you know that generally the best creams follow the 20-60 rule? Always pay more than 20euro ( 200NOK) but less than 60euro ( 600NOK). Anything less is not good quality , anything more and you just pay for the brand. There can be some exceptions to that rule of course, but this little tip has saved me a lot of unnecessary costs and trouble. Not to mention a lot of doubt whether I treat my skin well or not. There are a few that have emerged as favorites over the year for me, Aesop is a staple in my routine and lately I just discovered Nuori ( all in very good range of price) , but if I have learned anything from blogging, is that I can trust my fellow beauty expert colleagues to do their job as well as I do for interior or lifestyle, and they have some favorites and staples in their routine that I have yet to try and I have been really looking forward to! This week Ellos has some of the day and night creams I have wanted to buy for 20% off, a really good deal especially if you don't travel often . My tip however? Duty free doesn't always carry all my favorites and I have found that a good balance between online deals and traveling is the best way to get the most value for money! And I bet some of you didn't even know Ellos had quite the selection of beauty products right? I was surprised when I started digging for deals! Spoiler tip : Next week some perfumes will be off  as well (fingers crossed the ones I love will be on discount) and since I am a huge lover of scents I will be doing a roundabout of my favorites ,so look out for it! For now, check below my recommendations for day and night creams , but you can also find all the deals in this page as well.

:: Crème Fraiche Rich Cream 50ml by Nuxe | This day cream from Nuxe is one I have wanted to try for a long time, with ingredients like acacia, peas, green tea, sweet almond, oats, coconut and soya, you understand why! Its effects last 48hours as well, this one has gotten so good reviews!
:: Nuxuriance Ultra Replenishing Night Cream, 50 ml by Nuxe | A budget friendly night cream from Nuxe that helps restore the skin to a more vibrant stage, fills out small wrinkles and stimulates skin enzymes.
:: True Oasis Oil-Free Replenishing Gel Cream 50g by Bare Minerals | With a scent of bergamot and eucalyptus , this day cream gel has a refreshing effect on the skin and it smells amazing as well!
:: Bare Haven Essential Moisturizing Soft Cream by Bare Minerals | The creamy version of the True Oasis, wear when you need more moisture and longer lasting effects!

And of course, if you exceed 499 NOK , shipping is free! Happy shopping!


// Photography and Styling and Collage by Katerina Dima 



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Dux Spaces by Lotta Agaton

Saturday, February 17, 2018


One of the exhibitions I really looked forward to visiting during this years Design Week in Stockholm, was DUX Spaces by Lotta Agaton. Presented at the Museum of Performing arts in a 250 square foot lofty space, the exhibition included many of the classic DUX designs , but also their new collection designed by Claesson Koivisto Rune along with some of Lottas favorite art pieces. Lotta not only conceived and curated the exhibition, but also interpreted some of the classics with new fabrics while showing how they can be displayed in new context. I particularly loved the feel of both the beds but also the new designs, the sofa being one of my favorites. I tried to take photos of course but the light during the exhibition was not natural, and it would be a shame not to show the actual hues and beautiful materials as they should, so for todays post I am borrowing some of the press photos as shot by Erik Lefvander. I am really looking forward to seeing what Dux has for us in the future, this exhibition was one of my highlights during the Design Week!





// Photos via DUX



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PH House, by Norm Architects

Monday, February 12, 2018

The PH House , the newest Norm Architects project , is a minimalist villa that is found in Copenhagen, Denmark. The villa is said to have been the house of danish design icon Poul Henningsen, but was burned in a devastating fire later on. Norm Architects restored it to its current state, as seen in the photos I am sharing on the blog today.
Designed for a family of three, the historic house, now a minimalist contemporary home features beautiful high panels, parquet flooring and, as a nod to its previous famous owner, retro PH lamps hanging over the kitchen island. 
The classic elements of the house have been restored and they are now elegantly combined with contemporary details, a beautiful sawcut dark stained oak kitchen with grey ceramic stone island, fits perfectly with the herringbone flooring in juxtaposition to the plain white paneled walls. 
The house also saw some interior changes, where there used to be small divided rooms now there is a big living area with windows on all sides, allowing for ample light to fall through, creating a dynamic, semi-open space with soft transitions. For more photos scroll below, while you can find more works from Norm Architects, here .












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Sundays Tip : The best looking toothpaste

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Sunday’s tip : The best looking toothpaste. While in Stockholm me and Elisabeth Heier found a set of whitening premium toothpastes from Swedish brand Selahatin that smell great and come in a beautiful packaging with a great concept. The formula is vetted by the Swedish Dental Association and contains fluoride as well as antioxidants. 
There are 3 distinct formulas so far, The Escapist, The Amorist and The Hypnotist.
:: The Escapist ( as seen above), has a unique fusion of aromas that showcases Eastern and western influences with cinnamon , orange and peppermint. I’m very peculiar with aromas, usually people don’t pay so much attention to how the world smells, but I’m very sensitive to any scent. In every aspect I always end up paying much more attention to aromas, the escapist is one that I loved at first smell.
:: The Amorist, has tones of green mint, peppermint and menthol, as you can imagine, it smells very minty fresh. A little bit too intense for me but I can see it being a beloved flavor profile for many people ( Elizabeth's favorite as well).
:: The Hypnotist, aptly named is combining tones from anise, honey and peppermint, subtly reminiscing of middle eastern aromas.

I am a little bit disappointed I didn't pick up all three, but I discovered that the Selahatin online store sells internationally so as soon as I see I am running out I will be ordering a fresh batch. I’m really hopeful this will be my forever toothpaste, I used to hide anything that had to do with teeth cleaning, but I can safely say, no more! And speaking of not hiding my toothpaste, same goes for my bamboo toothbrush from The Humble Co. , they make the perfect duo!

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Weekend office : Oslo

Saturday, February 10, 2018


After an adventurous night ( flight unexpectedly got cancelled 10 minutes before departure and had to spend the night at the hotel at the airport waiting for a flight 12 hours later ), I am finally back in Oslo in my apartment , ready for a relaxing weekend involving back to back printing of invoices and receipts for my accountant. This is not exactly my office as it looks, I have set up a space in the kitchen where I can sit with my macbook on one side and my printer/scanner on the other. It doesn't look very photogenic however, instead I photographed exactly the spot where I steal a few moments in between the paper chaos, in the living room. Stockholm was great albeit as always very tiring, my feet haven't stopped hurting and throbbing all week, although I wouldn't change a thing, especially meeting up with old and new friends! Just in case you thought my life was ideal however, I think your weekend will be better than mine by far. 
However I have tea brewed in my new favorite Hario coffee serving pot ( newly bought in Stockholm), music and wood burning oven. It could be worse, I could actually still be stuck at the airport ;)


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A quiet Reflection

Thursday, February 8, 2018


Yesterday I visited "A quiet Reflection" , the most sought after exhibition in Stockholm during the Stockholm design fair. Located in Östermalm , what used to be the old Mexican Embassy, now privately owned and halfway through renovation, the century old apartment is turned into an impromptu art exhibition by Annaleena Leino, in collaboration with Japanese producer Ariake, Wästberg and a hand picked selection of designers and artisans, for Residence. Carefully curated objects by both companies can be seen around the apartment, among my favorites the w171 alma lamp designed by Tham & Videgård and the w163 Lampyre designed by Inga Sempé, both by 
Wästberg. Another favorite of mine the Paperwood tables by Anderssen & Voll for 
Ariake in various sizes. All through the exhibition there are pieces of beautiful art on display, noted artists and artisans. 

This is the first time Ariaki is launched outside Japan, and the new collection, manufactured in the Japanese city of Morodomi, introduces furniture and details, including Staffan Holm, Norm Architects, Shin Azumi, Gabriel Tan, Anderssen & Voll, Zoe Mowat and Studio MK27.


At the exhibition you can also see works by Studio Matti Carlson, Dry Studio, Nick Ross, Anton Alvarez, Jenny Nordberg, Emma Bernhardt, Frama, Ann Ringstrand, Perspektive Studio, Arno Declercq, Erik Nordenhake, Berg Gallery and Christian Larsen Gallery.



// Photography and Editing by Katerina Dima



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Northern Launch

Monday, February 5, 2018

Northern Lighting just announced the launch of Northern, a pioneering new lifestyle brand that takes their Nordic spirit to interiors around the world. Their first collection debuts at the Stockholm Furniture Fair on 6 February 2018, showcasing the beauty of natural materials, classic sensibilities and an edgy approach to contemporary design. 
The debut collection includes statement making designs and multifunctional products, such as the upbeat modular shelving and storage system from Rudi Wul , and the sleeper sofa by Morten & Jonas.
Products from designers such as Mario Tsai, Gridy, Cecilia Xinyu Zhang, Kyla McCallum, Vera & Kyte, Elina Ulvio, Stine Aas, Mattias Stenberg, Ann Kristin Einarsen, Johan Lindsten, Johanna Forsberg and Sami Kallio complete the range of the collection. 

Crafted from two padded discs attached to a minimalistic frame, the Oblong chair’s fluid form ( as seen above) and geometric profile recall shapes more typical of contemporary art than furniture design. Oblong was designed with an open base that allows light to pass through, enabling the lounge chair to fill a small space without appearing to crowd it. Although lightweight and comfortable, the chair’s frame forms a stable base that keeps the feet firmly in place.

This series of lamps is comprised of a spectacular floor lamp and two models of table lamps. Each lamp is designed with rotating gears inside the base that lock into place with each adjustment of the light. The floor lamp extends dramatically forward to position the shade overhead, while the table lamps can be adjusted to illuminate the areas around them. The gears are adjusted manually, combining eye-catching style with hand-operated features.

Characterised by clean lines, balanced proportions, tailored details and a building- block construction, this stunning sofa provides the cornerstone every interior needs. Although the sofa appears to form a fixed shape, the backrest detaches and slides onto the floor to create a comfortable bed. Daybe belongs to a new generation of sofas designed to balance function and practicality with comfort and style. 
Frame, by designer Cecilia Xinyu Zhang is a multi-functional object that provides a place where laundry can dry and items of clothing can be hung. When opened, Frame extends outwards away from the wall to form lightweight tiers of tubular steel. When no longer in use, the multi-hinged construction silently retracts, returning to its original two-dimensional shape.

The Stilk table series is simplicity at its best. Designed for lounge-like spaces and laid-back interiors, the tables accentuate the furniture around them like accessories enhancing an outfit. The tables are designed with flexibility in mind. The tabletops are available in three different sizes to combine with leg sets made in a choice of heights, offering nine different versions to choose from. Each table is manufactured in matt black to suit a wide range of seating and colour schemes.

This exhilarating series of contemporary seats was inspired by traditional Ottoman stools. The series includes a lounge chair, an ottoman and a pouf. Each of the designs is available in a selection of high-quality contemporary fabrics. The seats’ understated style is subtle enough to blend in with most interiors, yet striking enough to stand out in a contemporary space. 

//Photos Via Northern

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Erik Jørgensen in my living room : The EJ 64

Saturday, February 3, 2018

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A few weeks ago ( beginning of December ) , the new Erik Jørgensen EJ 64 arrived at my door, and just in time, I still hadn't decided on which table to use in front of my sofa. The frame is stainless steel while the top comes in 3 different variants : Black granite or Windsor white granite, Carrara Bianco marble, Black Moon marble or Denver Gray marble. I chose Black moon marble because it looked quite beautiful with the porous surface and the sleek design of the stone against the metal frame. 

Foersom & Hiort-Lorenzen designed this cool coffee table which clearly reflects its time with its shiny square stainless steel legs and matt marble tabletop. 
I have used it for quite a while now and I can really attest to its amazing quality as well. Not only does it look beautiful with its top almost floating on the frame, but it can handle everyday life effortlessly. From styling it minimally, to setting a coffee spread for me or friends, it can handle everything. The surface does not allow for stains with its almost rough yet silky texture, a simple occasional wiping with a damp soft cloth and it looks just as beautiful as the day it was delivered. I have only been using it as table, but its shape allows to also be used as a bench ( not for sitting ) or as a side furniture against the wall, or behind the couch or even in front of the bed. I will be moving it around the apartment , so keep an eye on my instagram for different uses. You can already find everyday snaps on my instagram, catch a different kind of glimpse for it here, here, here and here!




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Oslo Bedroom : Final look

Friday, February 2, 2018


Most of the times when we see a before and after we expect the before to look quite terrible. In this case I think after the redo the bedroom looks so much more beautiful, but it still looked great before, it just needed a little love. Here you can see how it looked before ( or here very recently and here ), there was nothing inherently bad about it, it was just all white and since the room is so tall, it felt incomplete. A few months ago I attended the Jotun Lady press event where the new colors and trends were discussed, and during an impromptu interview where I was asked which new color was my favorite, I answered with color Space. I fell in love with Jotun Ladys new beige palette and as soon as I knew what I wanted to do with the bedroom it took me roughly a week to finish up the look. I will be making another post tomorrow with more photos of the process, but today I wanted to share colors and the direction I took with the room. Keep reading for all the details! 

You can see how the office corner looked before here, do you notice something different ( aside from the different styling) ? The first thing that should jump out is the fact that the lists ( or skirting boards) are now quite bigger. This was the cornerstone of the transformation and the idea that started everything. The room , as explained above, is quite tall, and while it is amazing to have tall ceilings , it can leave the room feeling too empty. Filling it up with items is not a good solution, it will end up looking messy. One of the best ways to balance the height is to create the illusion of layers, the eye will stop automatically on each layer while the room will still feel airy due to the natural height. 
I chose to create bigger lists by adding a small board 30cm above the previous one, nailed it to the wall and painted the old lists the new board and the wall in between the same color ( tomorrow I will share more of how I created the new lists!). This creates the illusion of a single but quite bigger list, it gives the room an added desired layer while it brings a palatial feel. I also painted the windows the same color to give a sense of continuity, but also because darker windows appeal to me quite a lot lately. The color used for both lists and windows is Space 10678 from Jotun Lady, Supreme Finish Mat for wood and panels. I also decided to not paint all the way up, leaving a ribbon on the top in the previous color  that matched the ceiling ( white ). The wall I painted in a light beige/grey, color code Sommersne 1928 also from Jotun Lady, Pure color , supermat. The color is described as not quite beige, not quite grey, and it was exactly what I was looking for.  I was debating whether to paint the whole space the same color along with windows and lists , but I decided against. I really wanted for there to be layers and introduce interesting transitions. Executed this way I achieved exactly what I wanted, and the two colors Space and Sommersne fit perfectly together! 

So what do you think? You like it better before or after?


Sponsored post in collaboration with Jotun Lady. The colors were chosen by me.

Some of the furniture are loaned from Kollekted by with my thanks.

Flowers from Wintherblomst with my thanks. 







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