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Norwegian architecture, porridge and pines

I used to be all for the white interiors, no natural wood was allowed and even if it was just mildly stained I would be skeptical. Gone are those days, now I find myself looking for anything organic and natural. Could be my adoration for Japanese interior design that has finally gotten it’s way with material choices as well, nowadays I’ll simply be accepting a walnut-hued kitchen as well as a modernist white one.

So anyways, part of my inspirations as of now are all in the earthy and forest-y interiors. Tree panels can create an interesting atmosphere with their soothing structures, especially when placed like the ones in the facade above of Villa Nesøya by Lundhagem architects.

Porridge and pines, how very Scandinavian. Even a little elk on the plate, and a traditional brass pot. Can’t help but like this. First photo is by Line Dammen and the second one by Inger Marie Grini.

Floating, wall hung kitchen in light oak from a house in Baerum in Norway. The ceiling seems to float effortlessly as well thanks to the built in light at the edge.

Natural color palette and a bed with a view. By Inger Marie Grini.

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How to get new ideas from blogging

Foamy ocean surfing and pastel green pools.
Plush pink sofa and hexagon star tiles.

San Moisè in Venice and modernist glass atrium house in Berlin by Eduard Ludwig.

Yep, you can actually get ideas from blogging instead of just for it. You’ll enjoy both the idea-process and the blogging-process at the same time.

When I started blogging, it was basically just teen me saving down photos from all over the web into a folder on the computer.  Then, seeing the photos next to each other would make me put them together in posts with different themes and color schemes. I found it super enjoyable, the randomness that would occur and how to things could fit so well together without feeling strained or forced.

There is actually something meditative about the process because, when you don’t have to find anything, you may just find something new.

And this new thing can be anything, like a color combination, two photography-styles that fit together or discovering a new favorite blog or site. The thing is, you can use these ideas for work later on, reading your own blog to see where your thoughts went lately when they didn’t have to go somewhere.

I think it gives blogging a new meaning, it’s like exercising you creative muscles instead of just hitting the gym.

Kitchen ideas for IKEA and Moby butter dish.

So, basically:

Scroll away

Don’t feel unproductive just because you’re scrolling randomly thorugh the web on you spare time, think of it as exercising your creative muscles and re-discovering what you enjoy.

Pin it, print screen it and instagram it

Save it down to whatever platform is most convenient and leave it to incubate until you need it later on. If you ever need it that is, the whole point is to do it for no reason other than for yourself.

Put it together when you don’t have to

You’ll see what goes best when you least expect it. Give yourself an hour with your blog and put together your findings. And sure, put thought into it, just not too much thought. This should just be the things you find inspiring and they’re not meant to solve a problem or create an amazing gain.

Return and collect

When you’re in the research process of creating a new idea, don’t forget to return to yourself, you’ll be surprised by how many new angles you created and then forgot about on your spare time.

Afterall, I think this is the method our favorite tumblrs use, right? Just creating a flow of nonsense and nowness :)

Instagram bedroom snap by Cali vintage and a perfect Portugal pool side by Cannelle et Vanille.
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Weekend picks: manageable plants, Anna Nooshin, Nadia Aboulhosn and career advice


Pink hair + pink grapefruits.

Sunday is the best and worst day. It’s super relaxing but also stressful as the next week is on it’s verge. Actually I don’t know why I find it stressful as I normally enjoy mondays and all the week energy that comes with it but I wouldn’t mind Sunday being like 30 hours instead of 24…

Anyways, here are some of the things I’ve been inspired by this week.


Interior wisely, I’m all for the afternoon lights bouncing off white walls, manageable plants and industrial details. And the occasional pop of pink of course.


Photo by Advice from a Twentysomething from this Saving money post on CGD.

Career Girl Daily is a great site for lazy afternoons, scrolling on your phone in the sofa. The articles are short and easy to digest but with an underlying positive message for women that it’s all about just doing your thing and working hard. While looking the part obviously (quote from someone currently sitting in chub rub-pants with a pink pyjama and newly washed hair in a scrunched up towel on the head, writing about looking like a businesswomen).



Anna Nooshin

I really like the H&M Life blog/magazine. I think it’s a good mix of interviews with interesting people, inspiring photo shoots and nice styling ideas on different trends.


The black dress/knee high boots outfit above and this neon-y shift dress-combo = perfect.

Nadia Aboulhosn is still the nr 1 blog queen I think. She’s personal, smart and so good at styling, I find it loads more inspiring to see clothes on her figure then on regular models as it resembles my own body. And I love the confidence she exuberates.

If you have any other nice tips on what inspired you this week or great sites, tell me all about in in the comment field!

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17 of the most inspiring blogs.

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some of my favorite blogs can now be found here in the sidebar –>
i’ve probably forgotten some so i’ll update with more but for now, these are all blogs that i’ve followed for some time and find really inspiring in one way or another :) in no particular order:

tas-ka: quirky interiors, sweet illustrations.

ah-yi: black ink, amazing food photography, haunting lights.

niotillfem: the lovelist texts (in swedish though), dreamiest photos, greatest cooking-posts.

inmanteli: counrtyside living at it’s best, wonderful forests, inspiring interiors.

fashion squad: great eye for photography and styling, lovely shoes.

at swim two birds: ethereal and soft interiors and flowers.

mieke willems: playful and talented illustrations and lovely photos of everyday life.

jokemijn: art, design, cute patterns, breathtaking photos.

2 or 3 things: godard, tea, wood, metal, lissitzky, eames – to use her own words.

sunken treasure: dreamy and full of stories, both in the interiors and jewelry.

ungt blod: wonderfully dynamic and playful graphic design and photography.

the cherry blossom girl: every detail and photograph: perfection.

grijs: clean, simple and minimalistic in the best of ways.

jollygoo: such lovely portraits of japan and tokyo.

il-ne-kore: clothes, interiors, photographs; one more inspiring than the other.

style rookie: fashion/writing genius. so funny and intelligent, i just love her.

decor8: you can always count on decor8 for pure, amazing interior inspiration.

have i forgotten someone?
do you have any tips/favorites?