The Palmgren House – John Pawson

The Palmgren House sits on the shores of Lake Drevviken, south of Stockholm. A minimalist, boxy architecture that quietly blends into its environment with the changing of the seasons. With the use of materials like granite, limestone and teakwood, the open plan architecture of the interiors provide a seamless connection to the nature outside. Taking seven years for […]

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Country Living in Amagansett N.Y.

The country house in Amagansett of former model and stylist Tiina Laakonen and her husband Jon Rosen is a light, airy and minimalistic space. Buying a derelict mid 20th Century house in an area surrounded by large working farms, they rebuilt what looks like two large barns with weathered clapboard facades, connected by a contemporary building with […]

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The Lyceum, Stockholm

Found this gem on Ems Designblogg, and had to share. A building that once belonged to the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm is converted into apartments by Oscar Properties. Styled differently, I am attracted to the use of warm colours, light and dark grey and the deep blue in the furniture and the Thonet […]

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Dijon, France.

To continue our journey through Burgundy, our next stop after Epernay was Dijon, the capital city of Burgundy. Staying at the very centrally located Quality Hotel du Nord at Place Darcy, we were within walking distance from all that we wanted to see. It was a simmering hot day when we arrived in Dijon with temperatures […]

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Artipelag and “Earth Matters”

Björn Jakobson Artipelag "Earth Matters" photo: Vimala Söderqvist

There exists among the Swedish people, an intrinsic love and respect for nature. This is the land where everyone is free to roam and enjoy nature without laws of trespassing even on private property, and they have a name for it, Allemansrätten. Björn Jakobson is an example of one such Swede. With his love for nature, the forests, […]

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Finnish Blue in the Hamptons

I dare say that Spring has sprung in Stockholm! I am going ahead of myself in this post with a Summer House inspiration I simply could not resist. Featured in the Remodelista book, this home is bursting with beautiful and elegant hues of deep blue throughout. The house belongs to Tiina Laakonen, stylist and owner […]

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Architectural Inspiration

I love Pinterest, where I get my daily dose of endless inspiration, everything from Art, Design, Architecture, Photography and Fashion. One of the architectural beauties I fell in love with is this house in Belgium by Wiel Arets Architects. Extensive renovations to an existing villa, with double height space, clean lines, where the outside is […]

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Tropical Dream by Guz Architects, Singapore.

I came across The Sun House today on the Guz Architects website. It is everything a Tropical House should be, high ceilings, open spaces, airy, lots of light yet enough shade from the heat, with warm materials and lots of green and water elements. A dream!

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