Japanese Inspired Stoneware

H&M has released a series of Japanese inspired stoneware that includes jars and pots. On the US site it seems most of the them are either sold out or so new that a purchasing is not an option yet.

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And in the same earthy tones, these bamboo trays and baskets are nice basic accessories for the kitchen or bathroom. Stylish storage for hand towels, soaps or food!

June Wishlist

It feels kind of crazy to type this but I’ve gathered my JUNE wishlist for you, and time is just flying by! With both kids home for the summer, truly my biggest wish is for a little peace and quiet throughout the day, but I’d also take any one of these…

Where to Stay in Edinburgh for Design Lovers and Why You Should be Staying in a Home For Your Next Trip

As a family with two children we love renting homes when we travel. Some of the benefits of renting a home rather than staying in a hotel when you’re traveling with kids is that you can shop at the local markets and cook your own food. Most places come…

Japanese cups of tea

A little over a week ago we took the family out of town for a quick getaway. When we just want a short trip away from home we usually go to Portland because it’s within driving distance. One of my favorite stores is Canoe, which carries a great variety…

How the ever-expanding Reform has become much more than cabinet covers

Reform is now introducing a series of storage furniture pieces, and not kitchen cabinets. Tall hutches perched on thin framed legs with wave like textures on door fronts, low profile cabinets and sleek sideboards with no handles comprise these latest f…

The Cardboard Cathedral By Shigeru Ban

The Cardboard Cathedral in the New Zealand town of Christchurch, designed by architecture legend Shigeru Ban, serves as a replacement for the city’s iconic 1864 Anglican cathedral that has been destroyed during a 2011 earthquake.
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the Akari E lamp

Mulberry bark paper lamp called “Akari E” designed in 1951 by Isamu Noguchi, I have the smaller table sculpture myself and I love the asymmetric shape.

press floor lamp + video

A lamp made from a glass tube that looks as though it’s been pressed (hence the name) or pinched in the center was designed by Tokyo-based Nendo for Lasvit. Of course being designed by Nendo, I would expect something this simply beautiful. Also, I post…

Japanese favorites

At home these vessels are some of my current favorites, more to come on this soon…

Muji’s homeware collaboration, Tatazumai

Muji is working with contemporary Japanese artists to create a collection of handmade homeware out of glass, wood and ceramic. The teapot is by Keisuke Iwata and the pitcher is by Ryuji Mitani and will feature clothing from textile artist Akiko Ando.

bathroom basics with DLK

Our bathrooms get a lot of use, I mean with two kids we are continually brushing teeth, combing hair and washing hands. Because of this I believe a few quality bathroom products are essential.Today I’m collaborating again with Design Life Kids to share…

in green and blue

A stunningly warm interior with many shades of blues and greens that contrast the woods paneled walls so well. I’m picking up a slight Japanese inspiration here as well with the low table and walls of wood. Photography | the amazing Jonas Ingerstedt fo…


Anna Lerinder’s ceramic still life, HAY’s new Pivot shelf and w132 lamps from Nendo all in matte, earthy tones. New week, new inspiration!