Just before we left New York we were lucky enough to have our apartment featured on Design Sponge, an overwhelming honor for us both. I’ve spent years reading it and admiring the homes they feature. It was really something else to open the site and see our living room!
I’ve mentioned before how much I love Lagerhaus. For affordable bits and bobs, it’s one of my favorite little stores in Sweden. My current picks are full of geometric shapes, metallic finishes and hints of pale pink and dark green. Such a great color combination. And how cool are those pencils? In Tokyo, we’re still working on setting up our new apartment; how I wish we could just pop down and grab a few of these tiny treasures.
1. Skärbräda Timber 2. Mjölkkanna Svart 3. Kanna Bambu Grön 4. Mugg Guld 5. Frukostskål Pärla 6. Bricka Rosa 7. Sax Klassisk 8. Kruka Plantera 9. Pennor Field 10. Tvål Fläder & Björk 11. Kökshandduk Deco Blå 12. Bricka Grain 13. Tvättväska Grön 14. Fruktskål Fasett Guld 15. Skärbräda Hexagon 16. Ljusstake Hanna Koppar Liten 17. Anteckningsbok Field A5 18. Korg Jute 19. Assiette Rice 20. Ramekin Cochina Gron 21. Trähylla Trinket 22. Sked Guld 23. Matta Lava
Living in Sweden, I loved the incredible sense of design that can be found everywhere. I would spend hours browsing in all the stores, imagining all the beautiful things I’d buy if my student budget allowed it.
However one place that my budget did allow was Lagerhaus, a homewares store that can be found in most Swedish cities. And while I can’t spend my weekends there anymore, I can still dream.
1. Stengodsburk Griffel 2. Ljusfat Deco 3. Pläd Shade 4. Assiett Point 5. Taklampa Cloud Svart 6. Träsked 7. Ljusstake Dusk 8. Kudde Topp 9. Kökshandduk Shade 10. Grytlapp Virkad Grå 11. Mugg Dozo Svart 12. Bricka Oval Trä 13. Duschcreme 14. Matta Inka 15. Ljusfat Deco Runt 16. Kokshandduk Din Mamma 17. Lampskärm Papper 18. Bestickset Wood 16 Delar 19. Kudde Etno 20. Kudde Shade 21. Glasburk Med Guldlock 22. Lampsladd Textil Koppar
In the last few months we’ve packed up our life in New York, explored the sights and tastes of Mexico, spent time with our loved ones in Australia and started a new chapter in Tokyo. It’s been an overwhelming time, so it’s lovely to be getting settled and slowly exploring our new home.
Shinjuku Gyoen is a beautiful garden and it’s hard to believe such a peaceful place exists in the heart of the city. I spent hours wandering the enormous grounds which smell like pine needles and are filled with people enjoying picnics and tai chi.
I can’t wait to see it filled with golden leaves in autumn and cherry blossoms in spring.
Back when we were living in the states and traveling a lot for work, I really got into minimalism. I spent my time reading all about the beauty of living with less and slowly found myself reducing my possessions. Our imminent move to Tokyo also had me thinking about how we could go about living in an even smaller space. I discovered the tiny house movement and became obsessed with the idea of living as small as possible. This is a beautiful example of simple living called Minimod.