Casa Cook is a boutique hotel with 90 rooms, each coming with a small private swimming pool. The design is a collaboration between architect Vana Pernariv, interior designer Annabell Kutucu and design agency Lambs & Lions. I think the result is beautiful: there is a lot of white and natural materials such as wood and rattan give a rustic chic vibe. If you like this look, I have put together a collection of products with a similar look & feel.
Swedish couple Magnus and Anna found a beautiful but neglected wooden home in Smaland, Sweden. They carefully broke down the building and transported all the pieces to their premises in Ingarö. Here they lovely rebuilt the house into a beautiful home. The gorgeous images are shot by Carina Olander and appeared in Lantliv magazine.
I prefer to buy from small shops, labels and companies to support artists, designers and (small) shop owners. Often these businesses are run by women who work hard to combine motherhood with entrepreneurship. Which is not always easy I know from experience! Today I like to feature a wonderful collaboration between artist & designer Merrilee Liddiard and Gathre. This US based label, run by women, turned Merrilee’s hand illustrated print into a beautiful mat. The large version of the Our World mat can also be used as a wall display. I think this looks fantastic in a kids room! Designer Merrilee: “In recreating this map I felt impressed to call it ” Our World Map” instead of just “World Map”. I really came to love – even more – all the corners of this world we call home. We’re all in this together. It’s our world – the only one we’ve got, and we have a responsibility to her. To learn about her peoples, landscapes and stories. To respect her. To love her. And this mat collab is a perfect way to share all of that with our children – our worlds future.”
With some colorful kilim cushions you can easily turn a corner in your home or garden into a boho chic space. Most of the cushion covers (which are handmade in Turkey) featured below are now on sale. These colors will lift your spirits and get you in a summer mood!
An hour north of Oslo, located on a majestic hill side facing the Norwegian woods and Mjøsa lake, lies the Gjøvik house; a modern and minimal cluster house created by Norm Architects. “The Gjøvik house, consisting of overlapping cubes of different sizes, makes for an intimate and dynamic family home with materials, levels and inbuilt, tailor-made furniture creating a minimal yet warm and secluded feeling. The house gracefully embraces the hill side terrain, merging with its surroundings in a humble and natural manner. Having thoroughly considered the climate in the process of designing the house, the idea behind the cluster style house was to give the home a cosy and inviting feel, where you can truly hibernate while taking shelter from the frigid days of Nordic winter. ”