New blogaddress

Since got stuck several times I decided to change to Blogspot. I have been putting in all my previous posts into my new blog manually *sigh* . Finally I'm done.

I will on this address from now on......

Please come and join me. I'd love to hear from other people who keep blogs or are Interested in design :)

New blog address

Since got stuck several times I decided to change to Blogspot. I have been putting in all my previous posts into my new blog manually *sigh* . Finally I'm done.

I will on this address from now on......

Please come and join me. I'd love to hear from other people who keep blogs or are Interested in design :)


Eres lo que mas quiero en este mundo, eso eres,mi
pensamiento mas profundo, tambien eres, tan sólo dime
lo que hago, aqui me tienes. Eres cuando despierto lo
primero, eso eres, lo que a mi vida le hace falta si no vienes,
lo único, preciosa, que mi mente habita hoy.
Qué mas puedo decirte, tal vez puedo mentirte sin razón,
pero lo que hoy siento es que sin ti estoy muerto, pues
eres lo que mas quiero en este mundo, eso eres.
Eres el tiempo que comparto, eso eres, lo que la gente
promete cuando se quiere mi salvacion , mi esperanza y mi fe.
Soy el que quererte quiere como nadie soy,
el que te llevaría el sustento día a día , el que por ti
daría la vida, ese soy. Aqui estoy a tu lado y espero
aqui sentado hasta el final. No te has imaginado lo
que por ti he esperado pues eres lo que yo amo en
este mundo, eso eres, cada minuto en lo que pienso,
eso eres, lo que más cuido en este mundo, eso eres.

Colorful Autumn

As a kid me and my friends used to jump Into piles of leaves as they had left the tree. Seeing these pictures brings me joy and harmony.

Photos are from Flickr

Native Mexican handmade apparels

When I was In Mexico I saw some stunning clothing with beautiful beadwork that would amaze anyone. Now I regret I didn´t purchase anything. My daily research online led me to Aida Coronado´s online shop. -Mexican handcrafted Items at Its best. Look at all these details. I am Instantly dreaming away: Me, dressed In these clothes and riding a horse surrounded by greenery somewhere In Mexico.


and Loving
- I will always be here for you...

Try as I might...


Try as I might, I can´t forget your eyes.
Try as I might, your touch I cannot find.
Try as I might, my heart cries out but cannot see
No matter how much I try, you cannot be with me.

I tried...
To run my fingers through your hair while you slept,
But I felt my touch simply slip away.
I tried...
To press my lips against your face,
But you were gone once again.

I tried...
To feel my body lying nex to yours,
But to you my body was no more than a ghost.
I tried...
So much to hold you in my arms tonight,
But you could not feel the slightest touch.

I tried...
To cover your body when you felt cold,
But I could not reach out to keep you warm.
I tried...
To protect you while you were dreaming,
But I couldn´t be there while you were sleeping

I tried...
To be there for you when u awoke,
And not just simply a useless ghost.
I tried...
To make you feel,
That I am real.

But no matter how much I try,
I will never stop trying...
By Oscar

This is going to be my first Thanksgiving. At the moment I am looking at Macy´s Thanksgiving parade. This definitely puts me In a Holiday mood. A year ago I received this poem from my love, and so much has changed In a year. We no longer need to be apart, we no longer need to Try, It´s all about here and now!


It's all about the mood

Photos from Flickr

Reproduction of Frank Lloyd Wright's drawings

Ideas on Christmas gifts: A book with Salvidor Dalis paintings

This would be an Ideal gift for my loved one, since he Is a big Salvidor Dali fan. The book is named "Salvidor Dali: The Paintings" by Robert Descharnes. I found It through MoMA's online store so I haven't had a chance to actually see It In person.

Scandinavian flavors meets Manhattan

Only one word needed for me to describe this apartment: Perfection!

Photos from Architectural Digest

Far from perfect

I added the translation thinking It would be easier for my swedish family and readers to follow the blog, but I am not so sure anymore. Hmm...hopefully It will give an Idea of the contents in the blog. It's definitely far from perfect. I think I will switch language and start typing in Swedish when I move over there, now I have my american laptop so It's a headache to type in Swedish since I don't have all the letters.

Any suggestions?

Obsession of Maps

Would you enjoy dining by the streets of Paris, New York, Tokyo or London while in the comfort of your own home? In that case  these paper placemats are for you. " World Dinner Placemats" by Seletti Design Group can be bought online from MoMA's store (International shipping) for $35, find them here. Don't worry each pad has 50 sheets.

They're fun, quirky and would look good on top of a translucent or high gloss table.

Inspired by Dior

What do maps and post-its have in common?

Answer: Can be used on any surface. I found these cool pictures through Who said wall covering has to be wallpaper? Why not post-it notes, magazine cuttings or as I mentioned in an earlier post (Maps).


2009/2010 trends by Heimtextile

In a couple of months, between January 14th-17th, Heimtextile's Trade Fair is taking place in Frankfurt. This of course Is a big event for anyone In the business or with a passion for design. I've never been to such a grand Trade Fair myself, but I am hoping that will change soon. What's Interesting this year is the new approach taken to showcase the trends, by composing all the trends of 2009/2010 in a book called "Expect the Unexpected". The title is also their lead motto. This book can be ordered here for 40 euros.

The term trends can sometimes be somewhat annoying. Don't buy Items just because they are trendy, get them because you like them and actually have a place for them. After all trends come and go. A great Idea is to look Into new trends, but try to Interpret them yourself, your own way.

trend-table for 2009/2010 has six themes. Anne Marie Commandeur from Stijlinstituut said during the pressconference "We need to keep on dreaming" and that Is exactly why the themes are named as following:

Time Traveller
Fortune Teller

High technologies for featherweight padding, layering and folding create an illusion of mass and bulk. Play a game of hide and seek behind delicately woven drapes and move around freely in layer upon layer of breezy mille-feuilles and soft, structured folds for a natural human beauty. A sculptured volume.

Time Traveller
Only the finest treasures of the past are kept and covered in patina or shiny new coatings, embellished or embroidered, to set the stage for our reclaimed cultural heritage. Cherishing decorative art from deco to nouveau and embracing intricate detailing for the ultimate luxury.

Fortune Teller
The all-seeing eye tells of fortune and fame found in chaos and eccentricity. In a world where all cultures collide and yesterday spills into tomorrow, the vagabond, bohemian and free spirit rule. Eco and ethnic folks break all the rules and create a rainbow of new ethics and traditions.

Continuously intrigued by the sharp edges and seductive shimmer of metals and stones, extra dimensions are added to all new shapes around. In every angle, facet and curve, sculptural aspects rely on architectural influences. Playing a mathematical game with optical illusions builds a solid, but surreal construction.

The mystical aspects of nature are re-explored for acts of mimicry in man-made animal skin, hair, fur and feathers. Organic surfaces like moss-covering and tree bark inspire to create natural textures with eroded, weathered and frozen qualities. Combined with vintage and recycled fabrics in hybrids of nature, craft and technology.

A fantasy world of plastic, bubble and pop comes to life through a fascinating and playful concoction of art, science and technology, going far beyond the range of normal human imagination. A comic chaos where all the rules are cast aside and bad taste no longer exists.

A winter evening in San Diego

I've been working on my blog design for a couple of days now, hence the 'bad' updates. Hopefully It will come together soon.

Apartment in 'Vasastan' Stockholm

Every morning I look through blogs, magazines and other re-sources online for updates and also to feel Inspiration for the days tasks. On I found this 3 'room' apartment. It's described in swedish as the 'jattegiganta' easily translated into 'the huge 2 bedroom apartment'. My favourite details in this space is the mustard accent colour and the art work.

Tips~Budget friendly decoration

I have never been blessed with pockets filled with money so budget friendly decor has always caught my attention. After I started to study Interior Design I realized that actually any space no matter how much money spent on can be a successful design. ‘All It takes’ is the knowledge to pull a space or spaces together into a cohesive place(s). To have an understanding and fully knowledge about a materials characteristics is one of the key factors for a functional space, but also this opens up tons of doors for new design Ideas to blossom. Which in this case regarding low budget decorations/renovations can be even a greater benefit. Here I have composed some budget tips:

  1. Thrift shops (second hand shops), Yard sales are great especially If you’re handy yourself and can restore furniture (even though sometimes all it takes is a bucket of paint). A good tip would be to search secondhand shops In smaller towns, that’s normally where I find the cheapest prices.
  2. If you’re in Sweden is of course a great source.
  3. Use a variation in materials, this will increase the visual impression of the room as a whole. 
  4. If you are decorating your house (apartment) think of it as a whole concept. It may sound daunting, but don’t worry. Firstly section them down room by room and then find a common thread to be used throughout the whole space. A consistency will normally give the illusion of a bigger space.
  5. Buy furniture from example IKEA or other cheap stores. Try to give them your own identity. The main thing is to not over decorate a space with furniture from one specific shop. This can normally come across as a mundane space, especially when the people around you are well aware of for ex. IKEA’s furniture. 
  6. Bring in your own art work, maybe through typography (poems, words with meaning), paintings made by your kids. Also nice is to frame stamps, foreign money, maps etc. Another good idea is to take advantage of free wallpaper samples that can be sent to you from various suppliers. Play around and have fun. 
  7. Think a bit outside the box. Use your own belongings as decoration without over cluttering the space. Magazines and books can be neatly displayed. Color pencils adds instantly color to your desk. Try to think of something different that speaks to you instead of the normal Tv stand and coffee table.

Lastly to stay on a budget don’t buy brands. Expensive pieces doesn’t promise a well designed space. Remember to use a variation in materials for ex: bricks, paint, leather etc. A tactile experience it should be!

Chalkboards are more than a trend-more like a necessity

I love chalkboards and I know It's not a a new 'trend'. But for me It seems to never get old. Whenever you feel like scribbling down something It's there waiting for you to do so. To fill up that dark space with something beautiful or something simple as a reminder. There are different ways to get a chalkboard, either by buying a chalkboard from a supplier (which I found a bunch of them online. For cheaper options If you're into bigger boards look into companies who supplies for schools and private persons). There is also something simple as chalk paint ( which I embarrassingly had never heard about until one year ago when my mother mentioned it ). You can get a hold of this paint easily through any local DIY store. Be prepared for different qualities since some are more 'healthy' than others. Aesthetically speaking It brings that unexpected element that I want/need in my designs. I know Scandinavians and people from the East coast ( USA ) are very fond of this. When I gave an idea to my client (from LA)  about incorporating, this I guess unusual material for her, into her kitchen design she responded with a very curios look on her face saying something like...'In a kitchen'. I responded gladly with a smile and said...'Yes, why not. Lemmi show you'

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'Jingle bells'...already?

Today me and my hubby had a wonderful day at the mall looking through various shops. Even though halloween just passed and Thanksgiving is coming up next weekend the stores and mall are already decorated and ready for Christmas. I'm used of celebrating Christmas in warmer climates (no snow *sigh*) since that's what I have been doing for the past 5-6 years. But, still it feels like 'rushing' into christmas celebration with it only being November. Our friends put up their christmas tree as early as a couple of weeks ago. For us, this year no christmas tree but instead I am extremley excited to see all the houses around us decorated nicely.

Do you fancy a map on your wall?

Not that I have an obsession for maps or anything, but who doesn't like them?! I grew up with my dad having a big map of our (small) town hanging in our kitchen. Of course this was for other reasons than decoration ( even though I know he would never have hanged it there if it didnt look 'nice').

Great wall decoration and adds colour to any surface. It's also a great way of showcasing vacation memories.

Interiors by Fantastic design works Inc.

'Catchy' firm name and splendid Design. I came across this article about a Japanese Interior Designer named Mr. Suzuki who owns the company Fantastic design works Inc. He mostly designs spatial spaces such as restaurants.

All I say is light, illumination, darkness and mystery...

I sort of like the graphic of these moving boxes

My hubby always thinks I am insane just for the fact that I find inspiration in the weirdest things. We can at times spend hours discussing this. However, back to the moving boxes. We are in fact moving back to my mother in-laws house for a month or so before we fly back to Sweden. I am excited, hopefully I will improve my Mexican cooking skills.

A bit longer in the states

I am staying a bit longer in California than we had planned. That's okey. I will be celebrating both Christmas and New Year over here with my other half.

Murals, please.

Photos borrowed from

If I only was an artist...

Inspiration for a studio. I soon have to start my drafting course. Excited and terrified at the same time. I know I'll have to discipline myself and be stubborn to finish this particular course on time. More on that later.

Which fireplace are you?

Breathtaking surrounding

A perfect sample room

I wish I had a similar sample room available for me. Instead I have to go into my 'messy' spare bedroom filled with temporary storage for my samples and brochures.

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