New Out of Sweden, Meet Aska

Aska is a new Swedish design studio founded by the couple Carolina Krupinska and Linus Kjellqvist. Carolina who was originally a graphic designer, and Linus Kjellqvist who worked as a digital manager, began with a curiosity in the industrial materials …

March cravings

A new month is here and a new set of cravings I’ve been looking at!Pico waves hair clipSkagerak Reflect shelf and mirrorStriped trench coatTextured trousers Pebble earrings Jute crossbody Menu Offset sofa

IKEA’s renewable shelving system, Svalnäs

Currently at home we have become more and more concerned about the environment. I should stop here and make sure you know I am no poster child for being eco friendly! Sometimes we use plastic bottles and sometimes we buy unnecessary things and sometimes we create too much waster. However! The environment and our impact on it has moved more and more to the forefront of our mind and it slowly changing the way to make decisions. Recently I purchased a set of glass water bottles for us to reuse. They are very similar in the to the plastic disposable versions we used to drink from but now we simply wash and refill.
This has also become a dialogue we involve the kids in. Talking often about how we can do more with less and consider the impact of our choices is really good for all of us, no matter our age.


And so, we gladly welcome IKEA’s Svalnäs shelving into our home, which is made from renewable bamboo. It’s not going to single handedly save the planet but it is a step in the right direction to put our efforts and support towards material that can be easily replenished. The system is composed of shelf components of various widths and depths, a desk and drawer with recessed dividers. The entire unit is very light weight and best of all, fully cusotmizable. The tracks the shelves hang from come in differing lengths so each section can be customized vertically and horizontally.

At home this storage system is used to hold overflow kitchen items, books and a paper lamp Storuman, also from IKEA. I chose low profile shelves with a shallow depth because our funny angled wall leads into the living room and I didn’t want to obstruct the view. These can easily accommodate a single vertical sets of shelves or continue on across a very wide wall. It’s also nice to add some warmth from this Svalnäs unit to our monochrome kitchen via this adjacent wall.


*this post was created in partnership with IKEA, all words, views and photos are my own!

Strata Collection by Fort Standard

Brooklyn based Fort Standard has created a minimalist furniture collection made from raw brass, anodized aluminum and off-white powder coated metal which include a coffee table, side table and low shelving. Great attention to detail and quality that h…

Create Your Own Art Gallery Wall

This is a clever and easy idea courtesy of IKEA’s Livet Hemma using small floating shelves (called LACK) in an arrangement that mimics a gallery wall. A nice way to display decorative vessels or souvenirs in a super inexpensive but minimal way.

Styled by Alicia Sjöström
Photogrpahy by Ragnar Omarsson

Warm and Natural

A little pick me up for those of you in a similar cold, snow covered climate like me. Dreaming of warmth and natural textures, inspiration for a bedroom renovation coming up.Flack Studio kitchen | furry outerwear | a buttery sink | Axel Vervoordt Green…

4 minimal shelving systems

Birthed from my own personal need for storage, here are 4 options for minimal storage systems. We have a great low profile shelf in our living room from Menu (which you can see here) but in our bedroom I’m looking for a taller and broader shelf unit to…

weekend shelfie

The kids and I did a bit of cleaning yesterday, rearranged a few things and organized the pantry. Right now I like this white & brown combination, the natural warmth the browns give to white make it less harsh.

Below I’ve collected similar products if you want to recreate a similar look.

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melo’s second collection






Melo has just dropped their second collection composed of a coffee table, magazine rack and orb, all made of solid ash.

Melo’s first range of products, which are handcrafted on demand in the small village Mockfjärd in Dalarna, received order requests from all over the world. The company is now pleased to announce that it can deliver to the US and Canada, which means Melo, now has global distribution.

– Our ambition to create timeless furniture that last over time, with a strong Swedish identity – both in terms of design and craftsmanship – have generated interest worldwide. We’ve already sent products across Europe and now we’re proud to offer products to the US and Canada as well, says Axel Wennhall, co-founder of Melo.”

kitchen shelf trio

Things get moved around a lot in my house, sometimes intentionally and other times because little hands like to transport objects to new and strange locations. Currently this little trio of containers, two from a local store and the green cup by Menu f…

new String styling

New work for String by Magnus Ingerstedt, styled by Lotta Agaton and photogrpahed by Marcus Lawett.A bit about the pieces featured above:String system | “The base in our history. Just as modern now as 1949 when designed. The flexibility and easiness with the system makes it a Scandinavian classic.”String plex | “Is this a new design? we often hear. But no, the clear Perspex panels was designed in the 5o’s as a complement to the ladder shelf.”String pocket | “The smallest member in our family. So small it fits in almost every space. Now in two new colors, green and cobalt blue.”String works | “The newcomer. Designed by Björn Dahlström and Anna von Schewen it fits at home as well as in the office.The height adjustable table and the free standing shelf makes it easy to create a flexible working space.”