Tuesday, May 31, 2011

little balls of yarn...

...can be mighty pretty. This necklace is like a piece of art... so unique and delicately unruly.

flickr photo of the day : rose sofa.

Untitled by one_of_the_rotten_ones.

collections : woodland beauty.

Currently dreaming of: camping out in the Oregon or Washington forestry this summer. I want to see creatures, sing songs, bundle up at night, and take a hundred photographs.

1. Insect Hook Pillow ($65), 2. VINTAGE ANTLER ($150), 3. Staddle Stone ($698), 4. Forest Photo Print ($80), 5. The Emperor Deer Head Trophy ($139.83), 6. Mini Log S&P Shakers ($12), 7. Stokeford Ring (£5), 8. Fox on the Run - Framed ($75), 9. Vintage 1970's DEER DEN Poncho ($42), 10. Iannone Design Graphic Trees Long Console ($2895), and 11. Tree Lovers Passport Sleeve (SGD $28.80)

thought of the day : you do something to me.

"Today's Special," a hand-written message from the Scout's Honor Blog, which always seems to make me happy.


The girls dancing on the beach in beautiful dresses, 
I long for summer-atmosphere and summer-flowers

Shop Crush : Couleur Chanvre

Couleur Chanvre was born in the French Rhone Alpes region, a region where old dyies and silk factories have slowly been converted into lofts, apartments, supermarkets or museums. To preverse the artisans know how, Couleur Chanvre works with local manufacturers and eco friendly materials and processes of creation. One goal always remains : "to create an accessible and seductive product that is respectful of its environment in all senses of the word."

I have a few pieces from the Couleur Chanvre collection from my previous life in the South of France and I will tell you this : the flower pocket linen tablecloth and bed linens I acquired from their shop have surpassed any of my expectations and still look and feel brand new after many years of use and washes. I am sold - and actually eyeing more of their yummy hemp tablecloths to bring back with me this summer... Gorgeous!

{Photos via Couleur Chanvre}

Ramsign Giveaway

Much like jewelry on a beautiful woman, the right accessory on a house can really pull an entire look or design together. Details matter!

Ramsign, a small Danish company that has been producing porcelain enamel house signs for years has generously offered to give a house number plaque to a lucky reader here on ArchitectDesign.

The winner will be selected on Wednesday, June 8th in celebration of my birthday! To enter, simply leave a comment saying which house number you would pick if you won. Receive 1 extra entry for posting a link to the giveaway on twitter or facebook. Good luck!

p.s.This giveaway is international, so don't hesitate to enter!

new {milk + honey home}

I am sure to be doing some shopping while I am Spain and Italy but first I may just have to treat myself to some of the new items that recently arrived at Milk and Honey Home. They really always have the best cake stands (I already own one of theirs) and the newest one may just be my next purchase.

wearable art.

Art plus fashion makes for one of my favorite combinations, and these prints by Jenni Rope for Marimekko A/W 2011 are no exception.

mikel irastorza.

Mikel Irastorza's Spanish apartment is airy, sophisticated, and overall just stunning.

seen on Houzz

brand identity: edgeboard.

Brilliant logo design for EdgeBoard, handmade cutting boards with an edge that you use to slide off the chopped food against (I want one). The brand comes to life using the edge in any application.

designed by Hampus Jageland when at Maud; via Logo Design Love

Monday, May 30, 2011


Hello Monday and happy new week to you! My week is going to be super busy but I am all cheered up because this week, we're saying goodbye to May and hello to June - and June means summer, and shorts and flip-flops, and outdoor grilling, and popsicles and swimming... Oups, back to work, it's Monday. Happy Monday my dear! Xo, Si-

via Maurice and King

and I am off...

Today is the day that we finally depart for our European adventure! Although our final destination is Italy we will be spending the first day in Madrid and thought it was only appropriate to share some inspiration from my favorite Spanish interior design magazine, nuevo estilo, to get me in the mood! I definitely wouldn't mind enjoying tapas in either of these dining areas...

And although I will be spending some time away from the computer (or trying) I do have some posts lined up for while I am away!

s x 1000.

Geometric + organic by species by the thousands.

in haus.

On really rotten days, I come home and tell my husband this.

(Thankfully those days are few and far between)

Sunday, May 29, 2011

My new house

In connection with building a new house, there are many choices to be made​​.always wanted a black-brown house, and my inspiration has been NO.5 HOUSE by Claesson Koivisto Rune
Images 1: This is my inspiration collage of exterior materials to our new house, and the materials we have chosen is:
Images 2: The back of the house's foundation, hope we can get the green grass here soon:) 

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Summer taste

Found this beautiful summer photo story on the homepage of 
the Swedish magazin Elle Interior.


Color and pattern with love ....
Photo:Marjon Hoogervorst

Friday, May 27, 2011