I thought we’d end the week with this video by London-based creative communications agency Wieden + Kennedy (created for British mobile phone company Three) which has become incredibly popular. It is filmed on two stunningly beautiful islands off the coast of the Shetland mainland and features adorable Shetland Pony “Socks”. Silly, yes, but sometimes you [...]
About 6 months ago, my laptop decided that after 10 years of service, it was time to retire. And at the same time, my desktop started being very slow (and filled to the brim with stuff). It was clearly time for a new computer. I have always been a PC person, I have a Mac [...]
My Pinterest board pick this week is the gorgeous, clean-looking, and thoroughly inspiring “Holidays”, by Ginny Branch Stelling. I love everything about it – from the adorable dogs in antlers to the Christmas light storage tips. In fact, all of Ginny’s boards are fabulous, which really shouldn’t come as a big surprise; she is an [...]
Continuing my favorite Pinterest board series, my pick this week is the “Fascinating Animals” board curated by Stephanie Bollinger. Beautifully put together, the board showcases some of nature’s amazing creations, from the cute to the colorful to the simply jaw dropping.
See the rest here. Also check out some of my other favorite boards; [...]
Are you as smitten with Pinterest as I am? I have to confess that I am a bit of a Pinterest addict… I’m on both Facebook and Twitter (well, I signed up on Twitter but have never tweeted anything) but they never really pulled me in. Pinterest on the other hand – I signed up [...]
Swedish clog maker Troentorp just released their new Christmas clog collection for the 2012 holiday season, three pairs in all, so festive and cute (as are all their designs; I’m a big fan). I love the mix of traditional and modern:
All have leather uppers and orthopedically constructed foot beds (what I call “bouncy”), [...]
I was doing a bit of cleaning up in my Etsy shop and happened to come across this adorable Scottie dog Christmas treasury that was put together by Marc of efinegifts (a vintage shop on Etsy) back in August. Marc says two of his greatest obsessions are Christmas and Scotties, and they are sort of [...]
As I mentioned in my 10 Reasons I Love Stockholm post, I hadn’t been home in 3 years before going this summer, so I saw the city with “semi-new” eyes, which is always fun. Things you take for granted when living there suddenly stand out, and what struck me (us) this year was:
1. The number [...]
Would you wear this?
How about if it looked like this?
When I first saw the top picture, my reaction was – who would rather wear that than a regular bike helmet?! But then I learned more, and I think this is one of the best inventions I’ve seen lately (it’s from Sweden, of course)
Just this past weekend, a friend told me about this fabulous on line shop “Terrain” and said I had to check it out, it would be “just my kind of thing”. She was right – I love it! They sell everything from jewelry to furniture, and even vintage stuff. They also have recipes, gardening tips, [...]
I love paper – stationery, wrapping paper, product wraps, boxes, shopping bags, wallpaper – it doesn’t matter what it is as long as it is pretty. I have boxes full of scrap pieces, old cards, inspirational patterns, etc. that I save for “future projects” (I am not a hoarder, I swear!) and a folder full [...]
I have certain favorite ice cream flavors which you can easily find in Sweden but that I have not been able to find here, so last summer, I thought I’d take matters into my own hands and make my own ice cream instead. I bought a Cuisinart ice cream maker and started experimenting, and I [...]
As I mentioned in my previous luxury apartment eye candy post, I start pining for Sweden twice a year – and this is one of them. Oh, to be there to enjoy all four Advent Sundays with glogg, gingerbread cookies and saffron buns, St. Lucia (on December 13th) with all the lights and traditional processions, [...]
Is there anything more delicious than a glass of crisp white wine on a warm summer evening? I love reds too, but when the temperature climbs, I always switch to whites.
Lately I have been hooked on Pinot Gris, it is definitely one of my favorite dry white wine types, and I decided to do a [...]
It’s that time of year again. Twice every year, in the beginning of December and at the start of summer, I start longing for Sweden. I’ve been lucky enough to be able to go home almost every year since I came to the US, but I suspect this is one of those years when it’s [...]
Growing up in Sweden, I wore clogs from the moment I started walking. I have always loved them – when they were hip in the 70s (like the white platform clogs my Mom bought me for my 7th grade graduation – awesome!), not so hip in the 80s, 90s and 00s, and now, when they’re [...]
Last fall, I opened up my own Etsy shop. I have been creating things for years, and have also been a very happy Etsy shopper, so I thought it was time to see if anyone else liked what I make. I’m so glad I decided to dive in and sell things online. I’ve “met” so [...]