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Stripe study shawl

March 27, 2011 by


Yesterday we took a long walk, looking for more signs of spring. I saw melting snow, newly arrived birds and yellow and white flowers. We enjoyed our afternoon tea underneath a few oak trees in the sun. It was still cold, but we had wool.  It was the perfect way to spend the day and […]

Green (& orange) with envy

February 6, 2011 by


While it is slowly getting lighter and lighter here every day, winter doesn’t seem to be ending anytime soon. It may be light and sunny, but it is still cold and icy. I’m almost happy that it’s still cold, since it gives me an oppurtunity to wear my new coat before spring and summer arrive. I […]

Brita Sweden

January 27, 2011 by


More on the textile inspiration front. Came across Brita Sweden this week and can’t get enough of it. Colors, colors, colors… perfect for the gray of winter!


January 13, 2011 by


Thanks to Design Sponge for pointing out HAPPYsthlm‘s new collection. So many beautiful textiles. Combining the creativity of a product designer, textile designer and a silversmith, HAPPYsthlm is the perfect trio of design, and their work sings of a Swedish summer afternoon. Which I love.

Handprinted is Best

January 11, 2011 by


Sometimes the best Christmas presents are the ones you get a few weeks late. These lovely tea towels, handprinted by my business partner fit perfectly in the kitchen. Thanks Emily!

A celebration of gray

December 18, 2010 by


Winter solstice is only a few days away and my world here in Sweden is gray. The sun rises at 8:50 and sets at 14:50, and, while it is dark, I still find that I enjoy this time of the year. I love the hibernation, the ridiculous amounts of tea consumed and I love the […]

IKEA, The Book

November 12, 2010 by


I’m surprised it took this long for a book like this to get published. But now it’s here. The furniture super store has taken iconic Scandinavian design and sent it all over the world. So much that I go to IKEA in Portland when I’m having a Swedish craving. Some may argue that many of […]