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Beautiful Interiors: A Pastel Kitchen

June 6, 2014

Pastel Kitchen

Pastel Kitchen

Pastel Kitchen

Pastel Kitchen

Pastel Kitchen

A foodie’s paradise! Right? I mean, cooking alone is pretty awesome, now can you imagine whipping up a bunch of summer concoctions in a beautiful space like this one? GAH! You’d probably create an artful feast worthy enough for the editors of Bon Apetit mag to drop by.

Though, I’m unsure if the space in real life would look as modern – the photos are amazing, so I’m assuming yes, but sometimes these pastels are tricky and can make you feel like all of the sudden you’re sitting in a cupcake store and you’re about to snort powder sugar.

Regardless, this is a pretty sweet space to leave us interior-day-dreaming for the weekend. Hope you enjoy the sun! See you next week amigos.

Images Via: Lamu Slenis

House for mother by Förstberg Arkitektur & Formgiving

May 5, 2014

House for mother by Förstberg Arkitektur & Formgiving

House for mother by Förstberg Arkitektur & Formgiving

House for mother by Förstberg Arkitektur & Formgiving

House for mother by Förstberg Arkitektur & Formgiving

House for mother by Förstberg Arkitektur & Formgiving

House for mother by Förstberg Arkitektur & Formgiving

House for mother is a project by Swedish architecture studio Förstberg Arkitektur & Formgiving. The house is divided in two volumes – that’s right, not two sections or two parts because that’s like so last century – two volumes that are very similar but have different features.

All the light and soft colours in this house are giving me a serious case of house envy. I just finished spring cleaning my apartment and I thought I finally made it look somewhat decent..now that I see this house I feel like I live in a hamster cage ha! Oh well, the grass is always greener…

More house envy and other awesome projects by Arkitektur & Formgiving over here.

Let’s Join Creative Forces!

April 10, 2014

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GUYYSSS. Oprah is not here to scream, so I will have to fake it. GUUUYYSS. Huge awesome news that include you. Yep! Here’s the scoop:

A few weeks ago I was invited to be part of this rad new market place based out of NYC called GREAT.LY Basically GREAT.LY will be a place for tastemakers to open a curated online shop stuffed to the ceiling with products they love from people they love. Isn’t it awesome?! Seems like the perfect marriage, right?

Now check out the lineup of peeps ready to open shop for GREAT.LY’s launch in mid May:

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(AY DIOS MIO, I am side by side with big gun girlies!)

So here’s how it works: Makers make and earn. Tastemakers sell and earn. Buyers get to enjoy the best of both worlds in one rad shop full of hand-picked treasures from their favourite bloggers (I’m one of them, right?!).

I have so many vendors in mind it’s definitely going to be hard to narrow them down. If you are a MAKER and want to be part of this tornado of coolness, then hurry up and APPLY HERE, and obvi, if you like my style and we are a fit, I’d absolutely LOVE to work with ya.

For more info about GREAT.LY read this post on The Jealous Curator.

BOOYA!!! Let’s do this!

PS. If you want to be part of my shop and/or have some rad ideas to collaborate on products you can also email me on hello@theartfuldesperado.com

Beautiful Styling for the Weekend

April 4, 2014

The Alchemist Dressing Table by HEKA

The Alchemist Dressing Table by HEKA

Styling by Josefin Hååg

Ombre Easter eggs DIY

365 Degrees North for Bolia

Are you kidding me? It’s Friday already?! How is this possible?! Not complaining about being able to enjoy the weekend, but it’s just scary how time is flying by so quickly. Anywho. I got some goodies for you:

1. First two images are from the The Alchemist Dressing Table by HEKA. How beautiful! Wish we all had one at home.
2. Then we jump into a cool DIY by Josefin Hååg, so simple and modern. Wish I could drill holes on my wall!
3. And yet another cool DIY, this time by My Dubio to create ombre easter eggs, I’m telling ya, these Scandi peeps have no limits.
4. Lastly this super sleek-styled room was created by 365 Degrees North for Bolia. I want to have coffee in there so bad!

Alrighty amigos, that’s all for this week. See you here on Monday with a fresh load of laundry…and posts. Happy weekend!

Home Envy: The Apartment of Josefin Hååg

February 27, 2014

The home of Josefin Hååg

The home of Josefin Hååg

The home of Josefin Hååg

The home of Josefin Hååg

The home of Josefin Hååg

The home of Josefin Hååg

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My oh my. Am I (are we) green with envy today! This home of Scandinavian blogger Josefin Hååg is minimal design heaven. So clean and uncluttered! How is this possible? (though, she might have cleaned up quite a lot for this shoot). Have you ever sat down in your couch and all of the sudden be all like “shit…this place needs a somethin’ somethin'”? I do it all the time! And I never end up changing a thing, ha!

But when you see this kind of inspiration, you cannot help to feel a lustful attraction to home decor stores, including the shopping-hang-over-why-did-I-buy-this-crap guilt that comes afterwards.

Maybe if we move to some Scandinavian country they’ll give us this kind of apartment as part of our welcome package!?

PS. Her space doesn’t seem to be HUGE but she has it in such a way that looks super bright and spacious. We must learn her ways!

Photos: Kristofer Johnsson

A Styling Competition on Instagram

February 24, 2014

Styling competition on Instagram

Styling Competition on Instagram

Styling Competition on Instagram

Shit’s about to get real intense in here. Put on your boxing gloves and get ready to throw your most creative kicks and punches – this isn’t summer camp anymore, this is the Styling Competition on instagram!

Yes, there’s such a thing. And even though it isn’t an official competition (it should be!), it’s sooo fun to watch, especially if you’re a styling geek like me (you totes are).

The ringleaders happen to be some of my favorite instagrammers and bloggers. Man, they are fierce!

I’m not sure who started it, but I’m going to assume it was design blogger Josefin Hååg? Who ever did it, BRAVOOOO, we are cheering for you. We should totally create official teams and have a styling olympic medal ceremony, yes?!

Follow the action on instagram and cheer for your fave by searching with the tag #StylingCompetition

Photos: 20KVadrat, A Merry Mishap, Annaleena Shem, Andlyyli, Hildemork78, elveravanschaik

House Envy: A Hackney Abode

February 5, 2014

A Hackney Abode

A Hackney Abode

Francis Upritchard Martino Gamper London Hackney home

Ay dios mio. I’m gonna..I’m gonna..Someone pass me my smelling salts! *sniff* ok, ok. I’m good. Shit, that was close.

Well, that’s what happens when you see people living in such amazing spaces like this heavenly pad in Hackney, London, inhabited by furniture designer Martino Gamper and artist Francis Upritchard. PURE BEAUTY! I mean, what else can you expect when you get two super talented creative minds under the same roof? Holmes on Homes? HA! GAG.

Francis Upritchard Martino Gamper London Hackney home

Francis Upritchard Martino Gamper London Hackney home

I absolutely love all the colour and textures in this house, it is far from being boring or over the top and, above all, it looks cozy! I bet that if we all lived in a place like this we would be pumped with energy and we’d wake up to go to work 100X faster…while that happens, let’s go back to our cubicles and make one freaking giant cup of coffee – I’ll meet you by the water cooler so we can bitch about the weather.

Images: NY Times Magazine // Photographer: Tom Mannion