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
Have you guys been doing good deeds? Did you light a few extra candles to the interior design gods? Well, whatever it is you did, it totally worked! My fellow interior lovers, our prayers have been answered! Guess what? Elle Sweden has launched an online image gallery that’s bursting at the seams with inspiration, all of your enjoyment and stylish masturbatory pleasure.
Basically we are about to spend 20584 more hours online gawking at all of the amazingness that this gallery is. On the other hand, this whole thing really makes me anxious about my place, which all of the sudden feels like a college-dorm-full-of-cheap-shit dump. Wait, no no.. relax…relax..it’s all good. FAACK! Can’t stop..
Anyways, I’m gonna go bite my nails and rock in the corner while I tell myself my apartment is beautiful as is. While I calm down, check out the gallery – and bring valium with you!
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.
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
I don’t know if it’s because I’m sleep deprived or because if I could I would wear a copper body suit but this issue of Inside Out Magazine looks like a dream!
Seriously, Australia is killing it right now in regards to art, culture, and interior design. Have you noticed how many of many amazing homes are located in Melbourne? Or how many cool magazines based out of aussie-land? Yup, there most be something in the water in the southern hemisphere that makes them cool and design-y. And the styling! GAH. Insaneus maximus.
A main takeaway from this look: copper the shit out of your house. Seriously. It’s not that hard. Just go buy a few pipes, cut them up and use them around your house: as candle holders, vases, or simple decoration. Basically copper is the new antlers (remember when every single house used to have antlers on the wall?).
And hey if you need more ideas for interiors, check out this board.
This is what dreams are made of. A beautiful home in a heritage building? Yes, yes, and triple yes. This marvellous space won the first prize of DoFA ’12, under the Interior and Design category.
For those of you who don’t know what DoFa is (including myself), DoFA is this great architecture Polish festival that gives recognition to the best interior design firms (that’s at least what I was able to translate from their Polish website). They’ve been doing it for a few years, and the winners are nothing short of amazing. There’s some serious talent brewing over there. If you want to see more interior gems from DoFA, go over here.
Now, I know most of us don’t live in this kind of pristine, dream-like space, but we can definitely take some notes from 29 Square Meters’ design. Here’s my to-do list inspired by the images above:
And I think that’s good for now. If I get to it, soon enough I’ll be sharing photos of these to-do projects.
Got any DYI / Design projects of your own for the weekend?