Apt: New York, Interiors

Our New York Apartment

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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!

Interiors, Products

Krogh Studio

elevatorMaybe it’s for the best that I can’t put holes in the walls of our new apartment. If I could, these beautiful prints by Danish designer Kristina Krogh would be absolutely everywhere.

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Interiors, Products

Lagerhaus Love

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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

Interiors, Products

Lagerhaus

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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

Japan, Travels

Shinjuku Goen

ashleigh-leech-someform-tokyo-shinjuku-gyoen-02In 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.

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Dream Homes, Inspiration

The Tiny Cottage

015 025 045 095As if I needed more reasons to want to move back to Sweden! This little home is a dream. I love that all the different types of wood work together so effortlessly and that the grass roof makes the structure feel like part of the landscape itself. Sigh!

Dream Homes, Inspiration

Minimod

505326284bb958aab44c14e30c533e38Back 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.

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