Friday, 28 February 2014

Hennessey Venom GT Becomes The World’s Fastest Car

  Hennessey Venom GT becomes The World's Fastest Car at 475 kh/m (270.49 mph)American carmaker Hennessey has done it again! The Hennessey Venom GT set a new world speed record for 2-seat sports cars by reaching a top speed of 270.49 mph (435.31 km/h). Powered by a 7.0-litre twin-turbo GM-sourced V8 engine with 1,244-horsepower the Venom has dethroned the Bugatti Veyron. “I knew the car had

An artist's home in black, white and concrete

It's Friday - yay! To top of the week I'd love to share this home with you designed by Copenhagen based firm Norm Architects. The house is situated directly behind Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebaek (a must-see in Copenhagen!). The architectural work was commissioned by a local artist who was looking to turn the space into a modern home with more light so it could function both as a home and studio. The brick work and beams are original but Norm laid a new concrete floor.The monochrome palette and use of texture reminds me a lot of the Danish home from earlier in the week (do you prefer this floor or the glossier version?).







Norm Architects via Home DSGN

So now the beautiful bones are in place it's time to add the personal stamp. I'm sure it'll look truly wonderful!

I have to say, I do love Norm Architect's distinct style (see other of their homes featured here and here. They're also the architects behind Copenhagen restaurant Höst, one of my favourite places to eat out). How about you?

Since it's the weekend here's a house with a big dose of colour in the form of a relaxed family home in Ystad which never fails to put a smile on my face or if you're in the mood for something more countrystyle / rustic how about this pretty västergötland farmhouse?

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and see you Monday!

Thursday, 27 February 2014

AGENT PROVOCATEUR: SOIREE LINE

While Agent Provocateur’s mainline campaign featured a sexy domestic goddess, the spring-summer 2014 collection from its Soirée range is all about showgirl glitz and glamor.  Tassels, crystals and feathers all adorn the couture line which features nightgowns, lingerie sets, silk robes and even swimsuits. See more images from the Soirée collection below.Soiree is Agent Provocateur‘s

A Finnish / Swedish children's creative space

I 'm re-arranging my little girls room ahead of a photo shoot later this month (eeek, so much to do, such little time!) and was so excited when my mini heart stickers arrived in the post yesterday. One aim is to provide a great space where they can sit and create with all their pens, paints (actually is that a good idea?! ha!), stickers and glue (hmmm?). I came across this fab inspiration from Ferm Living (created by Rikke and Emma) which fits the bill. This post is also dedicated to all the readers who've been patiently waiting for boys room inspiration (I see it as a perfect space for little guys or gals and actually big kids too don't you?). 






Styling: Rikke, Emma. Ferm Living

I spy Ferm Living pieces, the STOCKHOLM rug, String shelving and the Batgirl print.

What are your thoughts on black and white for a child's bedroom? Do you have any tips on creating a creative / work space?

For more rooms like this check out this, this and this room. And my favourite shops for children's items Nordic Think, Smallable and Bodie and Fou. Too tempting!

If you're looking for inspiration for your own work space my favourites include this industrial space, a norwegian / danish home office,  a converted warehouse and these beautiful vintage inspired creative spots. Which one of these would you choose?!

Have a lovely day and see you tomorrow!

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Ralph Lauren Fall Winter 2014

New York’s skyline has been dusted with a layer of snow for what seems like weeks, and this morning the heavens opened up once again, dumping another six inches on the sidewalk. It’s perhaps why fashion folk have swapped out their usual black and gray urban uniforms for a look that reflects the changing landscape this season, and the fluffy white winter coat has been a recurring

RIHANNAS LUXURY HOME

Ultra popular young singer Rihanna has purchased a stunning $12 million mansion in Pacific Palisades.The 11,000 square foot home features seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms and a luxury kitchen. The new mansion was built in 2010 and designed like a tropical villa, complete with a sprawling pool, spa, 6,000 square-foot back garden and sun deck.With the garden’s added privacy, the 24-year-old

Continental GT 2014 is the fastest Bentley ever

Bentley has pushed its iconic 6.0-litre twin-turbo W12 engine even further to extract even more power from it and now it produces 635 PS (626bhp / 467 kW) and a record 820 Nm of torque. The British luxury car maker is gearing up for the upcoming Geneva Motor show which kicks off next week and Bentley will unveil its fastest and the most powerful Continental GT ever. The Continental GT as got

A stunning Copenhagen home with a shiny touch

Today I'm loving this beautiful home in the heart of Copenhagen belonging to Line Dahy Ernst and Thomas Hoedholts (who unsurprisingly work in the fashion and design industry). The exposed beams, rough plastered walls, and monochrome colour palette. The fab designer pieces such as the Thonet 209 chairs and Vitra Hang it all . But most of all the stunning polished concrete floor which reflects light around the space- what a fantastic apartment?!







Styling: Camilla Tange, Photography: Peter Kragballe with kind permission, RUM hemma

Are you a fan of concrete floors?

By the way, if you're visiting Copenhagen I have a little tip for you. I recently discovered this cool hotel called Central Hotel og Café in Vesterbro. When I say little I mean it - it only has one room and is considered the world's smallest hotel! And the bonus? Breakfast in the cafe immediately below.

Don't forget to enter this week's give-away to win a beautiful watch here!

Have a lovely Wednesday!

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

World’s first supersonic business jet

World’s first supersonic business jet to ditch windows for panoramic HD virtual displays Are you one of those who love to sit by the window in-flight and enjoy the view outside? The pothole windows are anything but impressive and rarely offer a good view. But soon we will have aircrafts with giant virtual windows that’ll offer a panoramic view of the outside via live-steaming. Remember the

ALL BUSINESS CLASS - QATAR AIRWAYS

For an airline jut 17 years old Qatar Airways is in the forefront of the industry with numerous achievements that also include 129 aircrafts and 134 destinations..Adding to their list of accomplishment, Qatar Airways has announced plans to operate the first all-business class service from London Heathrow, set to start on May 15. The date co-insides with the airlines launch of its daily

Monday, 24 February 2014

Monday's home: shades of grey

Hello and happy Monday to you! I'm finally back in Sweden and despite the jet lag (although it's actually quite useful to be up at 4.30am!) it's lovely to be home. It's cold, grey and gloomy compared to Thailand and Singapore but sometimes that can be beautiful too. Take this apartment for example. Decorated in black, white and grey it's the oh so cool apartment of Josefin Hååg of 20 kvadrat photographed recently for Residence Magazine.







20 kvadrat, Lotta Agaton, Sara Mortensen. Photography: Kristofer Johnsson for Residence

I am loving that it has the real Lotta Agaton stamp (check out another styling project by Lotta here and her own home). Lotta is my absolute favourite stylist of the moment, she has such a unique personal style. She is also a firm believer that grey will be the go-to colour for interiors in 2014 like in the home featured here.

What do you love about this home?

Oh and I have some exciting news: the book featuring my house:  Design Bloggers at Home by Ellie Tennant launches in March. I can't wait to see a copy! I only hope there were no socks lurking under the sofa or something...!

And the second exciting thing is I'm holding a fab give-away here tomorrow so be sure to pop back for your chance to win.

Have a lovely Monday!

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Funky playroom setting!

I had the idea to team up two of these lovely knitted pouffs with a small, weathered table for a funky kids settingSuper comfy cotton knit and a hypoallergenic polystyrene filling, lightweight, versatile and excellent for core strength and balance!


I found this antique pine table, 780mm in diameter for sale in the heart of Fremantle. The lady I bought it from said it had been in the family for many generations. It was in need of a sand to take away some old, flaking varnish and some fresh white paint on the legs. I have limewashed and sealed the top to give it the ultimate relaxed beachy feel!
I have left many of original the dents and dings in the top surface, as I feel a they tell a beautiful story about the pieces' history.
What is so lovely about these three items, is that once the children have gone to bed, the adults have a coffee table and two footstools for the evening :)
 




The perfect space for a Sunday lie-in

Since Sunday is the perfect day for a lie-in I had to share this bedroom and bathroom from the weekend home of designer Kali Cavanagh featured in Inside Out Magazine. I could spend my whole day flitting between these two rooms. Or perhaps rolling out of bed and into the roll-top bath and back again! How about you?


Stylist: Julia Green. Photography: Armelle Habib for Inside Out
Have a lovely relaxing Sunday and see you tomorrow!

Thursday, 20 February 2014

W Hotel in Switzerland by Starwood Hotels

 If you were pondering a trip to the splendid mountains of Verbier in Switzerland, then you will probably want to stay at a cozy and comfortable boutique resort. The best solution by far would be to pick the W Hotel by Starwood Hotels, which was designed and built in collaboration with Concrete Architectural Associates. The stunning W Hotel flaunts a mix of modern and rustic décor elements,

Sporty Koenigsegg One:1 Will Tackle The Bugatti Veyron SS

 As much as we hate to say it, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport might have outlived its glory days, since the upcoming Geneva Motor Show 2014 is set to host the unveiling of the Koenigsegg One:1 – a technological marvel of immense power. The name of this Swedish beast was chosen cleverly for a simple reason: the car in question will feature 1 horsepower for every kilogram or 2.2 pounds of

Have you met Henrietta?

I have used Annie Sloans Henrietta to change a boring cherry-red toned set of shelves into a playful pink piece! Henrietta is a mix of pinks, lilacs and mauves, a pretty and soft colour. Here are some pieces I found to highlight its abilities...
 
Swoon Worthy Boutique
Stylish Patina
Old House True Love

And look at these pops of a similar shade used in these beautiful rooms....
 
Lullaby 
Trendoza
 
You may think on first glance that it isn't your cup of tea, but by using a grey wash inside the shelves, the colour acts very differently. Could work amazingly as quirky kitchen or linen storage?  These colours are so versatile with blues, greens, creams etc...go on, think outside the box!

 
 
 

 









 
 

A very cool Swedish home with a twist.

There's something up with this space and you'll never guess from the pictures. This is actually a show house for a new residential area outside Stockholm called Fredborgs.  Consisting of 38 modern detached homes, the area is planned to have a village feel surrounded by untouched nature. The low energy villas will be built in natural materials all with a ready made garden looking out over forest land.  The show home has clearly been designed by someone very cool with impeccable, on trend taste!  











Styling Pella Hedeby. Photography Kristofer Johnsson for JM via Stil Inspiration
Apart from the obvious designer items and cool moodboards, I immediately noticed the baby crib in the bedroom as this is the one I also had when my little girls were newborns.

Is there anything that resonates with you in particular about this home? And have you ever seen a showhome like it?! I'd want to move in directly complete with all the furniture, lighting and accessories!

After four fantastic weeks with my family in Thailand we're finally heading home (boo hooo!). Right now we're in Singapore (anyone got any great tips?!) and will fly back to Sweden tomorrow.  The good news is I'll be back to blogging from my usual workspace on Monday. Since we'll be on the move tomorrow I won't have a chance to post, so have a fantastic weekend and see you Monday from sunny Sweden!

PS Other stunning homes shot by Kristofer Johnsson include the artist Therese Sennerholt's black and white home and this beautiful Stockholm apartment with a mid-century touch. Love!