Finding Warmth: A Study in Yellow

February 26, 2011
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After a day of biking in a snowstorm — practically unheard of in Portland — I was delighted at the early rays of sunshine that shone through my window this morning. The air is bitter cold, but the sky is blue and the sun sneaks its way through the branches. In my layers of wool, […]

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Finding inspiration

February 25, 2011
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It’s still cold here in Sweden and I’ve been feeling tired and completely uninspired. Since it’s too early to enjoy (or even dream of) the sun, warmth and flowers of spring, I’ve been looking for new sources of happiness to wake me up out of my funk. Here’s a few things that have been brightening […]

Weekend fun

February 13, 2011
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1. New toys A cute new pot for the kitchen and wonderful yarn on sale (the perfect color for my dream spring cardigan). 2. Snow. Lots of it. Just when we thought that maybe, just maybe winter might be letting up, it’s back. But the snow is so beautiful…it’s hard to not feel happy about […]

Green (& orange) with envy

February 6, 2011
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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
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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!

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stickade filtar + vinter = sant

January 15, 2011
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Knitted blankets + winter = love Need I say more?

HAPPYsthlm

January 13, 2011
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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.

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