A new collection inspired by nature, ‘Pujo’ is the latest from Ferm Living

Consisting of a wall rack and a wall-mounted table the series offers sculptural hallway or storage furniture, this line for Ferm Living was designed by Studio Finna. The black stained ash and powder coated metal detail were inspired by a love for natu…

Win a rug! Giveaway with Mum’s Designs

Earlier this week I posted a giveaway with Mum’s from Finland. They make these fantastic, fair trade rugs and you can win this one for yourself if you head over to IG and leave a comment tagging 1 friend. Extra entries if you repost this to your Facebo…

The home of interior stylist Susanna Vento

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Susanna was one of the first bloggers I ever followed, years ago when I first began blogging myself. Her daughter and my son are just months apart in age so I remember seeing her baby while holding my own baby in my arms and feeling connected by this new experience with motherhood. Since then I’ve continued to follow her work, her books, and her incredible sense of style and her ability to make everything look so good. She also throws the best birthday parties for her girls, so is there anything she can’t do well?

Pella tipped me off to this by posting the Livet Hemma feature of Susanna’s home last night on Facebook as I was dozing off. Funnily enough I ended up dreaming that Elin and I were at her house for a birthday party! Everyone was speaking Finnish except for me but I didn’t really care, I was just happy to be hanging with her cute family at a party. And that’s how my Monday morning began!
The feature was a partnership with IKEA so the tour is heavy with IKEA product but you can still see Susann’s touch on everything and has created a unique example of how to personalize furniture easily accessible to all.








Photos courtesy of Susanna Vento.

A minimal home in rattan and rust

Susanna Vento is a stylist extraordinaire from Finland, someone whose work I’ve admired and followed for the last 6 years or so! Most recently she styled this apartment in gorgeous natural tones ranging from the palest sands colors to deep dark rusts. Scroll through for links to some of the pieces she used!





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Samuji comes to the States

Finnish fashion and housewares brand Samuji, directed by Samu-Jussi Kossi who once worked creatively with Marimekko, has just opened it’s first boutique in New York City earlier this month.

bespoke bunk beds

These amazing bunk beds are the creation of Susanna Vento, a set of three beds that seamlessly floating on above one another. What really makes it though are the beautiful oak details in the side rails and ladder! The recessed shelves are also nice to …

3 for the weekend

A mix of images I like, not partially new but the tones are all so appealing right now. top /Jotun LADY Minerals Marrakeshmiddle / Frama stools from Kollekted bybottom / bathroom in grey from InteriorDesign.fi

kiki

Inspiration for the weekend from Ilmari Tapiovaara’s 1960 Kiki line, now produced by Artek.

Artek’s new flagship store

Artek has moved its flagship store in Helsinki, read more about it here.

afternoon light / new minimalism

The late afternoon light comes in at a strong angle over our dining table. Generously exposing every particle of dust or crumb left there by the kids. The fig tree is happy about it, hopefully helping it to grow much bigger and stronger.

Earlier today I posted this article from The Spaces to my Facebook, which is my personal page and I often wonder if I should just go ahead and create a FB page for the blog. What do you think? Anyways, the article explores what today’s minimalism in the age of technology and what that means, the desire for quality and handmade features and those imperfect products from times past.
Minimalism now isn’t just about the absence of things ‘but about using the absence of things to enhance the meaning of what we chose to retain.’

Joanna Laajisto has a great was asked to define luxury, which has become a very relative term depending on who you ask.
‘Luxury today is time and quietness – two things that we don’t have during our hectic days. People want to make their homes safe havens they can retreat to with their families.’

As a mother I share a similar definition of luxury, though I would also consider staying away in a hotel or at a spa with my own thoughts and no one demanding my attention to be a luxurious moment. A very interesting discussion that I think is incredibly relevant to our modern times.

Lundia Fuuga

Part of the Fuuga collection from Finnish brand Lundia, a multi purpose set of drawers that can be used anywhere in the house. I love the styling for this one with a subtle blue tone.

rug giveaway from Mum’s




It’s been a while since I last hosted a giveaway so this is exciting to announce.
Finnish shop Mum’s is giving away this Koko iäksi (meaning whole life) rug designed by Saana Ja Olli exclusively for Mum’s and made in India by ethical fair trade standards.
It’s great to support a shop who is also supporting others on a global scale!

This giveaway is open worldwide and to enter:

/ please repost this image to your Instagram account
/ in the caption please tag @amerrymishap and @mumsmakesgoodwithgoods
/ also make sure to include #mumsXammgiveaway and tag one other friend who you think might want to join

This will be open until March 23rd. The winner will be announced here on the blog as well as on my own IG account.