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Friday
Nov212014

The 12 hour store – the iZettle stunt that made small businesses shine 

This post may not be related to interior design, but when I heard about this event I had to share. I am a big proponent of supporting small businesses - especially when my husband is about to embark on his own. A company called iZettle builds game-changing payment services and apps with the mission to make it easier to run a small business (ie. you can run your business on a tablet or smartphone and take card payments wherever you are). This company did something pretty remarkable last month. During six days in October, to show that iZettle is all about supporting small businesses and helping them take on the fight against domination by big brands, they did something no company has ever done before - they invited six of Britain's smallest businesses to open up their very own flagship store on Britain’s greatest shopping street (Oxford) - for 12 hours each.

This is what happened.

Wednesday
Oct152014

Bedroom inspiration

My bedroom is mind-numbingly boring. I can't wait to get started on it eventually. I want to hang my Moroccan wedding blanket on a wall somewhere in there (maybe across from the bed this time instead of as a headboard) and have a shelf with all of my nature/wunderkammer-ish knick knacks I currently house on my living room mantel. And I want it to be very serene. I was searching through my photo stash looking for inspiration, and I quickly realized that I do not want white walls or anything close to white (wow there alot of white-walled bedrooms out there....WHY?!). I think ideally I would like either dark brown or a medium grey-ish colour. We shall see. I have a bunch of Farrow & Ball paint samples to try out. Here are bedrooms I found that really work for me. 

Design*Sponge

Domaine

Sköna hem

Elle Decoration

Lonny

Lonny

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Friday
Sep192014

Ikea experiment with time travel - part 2

About a month ago I shared with you a video that Ikea put together involving hypnotism, time travel and life-changing events. I received the video for part 2 and it is a hoot - waking up to a marriage proposal, suddenly becoming a parent to a teenage rocker son.... "The everyday is exciting! It’s on those seemingly ordinary days life happens and changes. And when it does, so does our home"..."In the new IKEA catalogue you can find solutions for every episode in life". But does it make the teenage son go away? ;)

 

 

Thursday
Aug212014

Ikea experiment with time travel

Ikea never ceases to amaze me with their creativity in their products and in their marketing. This is hilarious. 

It’s no ordinary illusion. Together with hypnotist Justin Tranz, IKEA let young couples experience their future in a fascinating time travel experiment.

In the experiment, world-renowned hypnotist Justin Tranz put a young couple in deep trance before they’re being exposed with potential life-changing events in advance. Guided by Tranz, the young couple embarks on a time journey where different life predictions awaits them – from celebrating a birthday for their imaginary 6-year old daughter, to an odd meeting in the bathroom with the same daughters future boyfriend, years later.

"The everyday is exciting! It’s on those seemingly ordinary days life happens and changes. And when it does, so does our home"..."In the new IKEA catalogue you can find solutions for every episode in life", says Johan Wickmark, Global Catalogue Manager.

Monday
Apr282014

Bungalow 5 giveaway!

I am really excited to announce that we have a giveaway for you all running this week and the prize is pretty sweet! One of our sponsors, the lovely folks over at Bungalow 5, are offering THE LAMP OF YOUR CHOICE from their line of lighting! And you get a shade! And they will ship it to you for free! I went through their entire lamp selection and I guarantee there every room in your home could use that little extra OOMPF with one of their lamps. I can't decide which I like more - the classy Tao lamp? The glam Venice lamp? The mid-century Mariah lamp? The bold, Asian-style Leaf lamp? I am sure you can narrow down your choice to one that you just have to have. All you need to do to enter is to leave a comment on Bungalow 5's Instagram photo or their Facebook entry of the giveaway, including the lamp you would choose if you won. It's that simple. (Open to USA and Canada residents only, and the winner will be announced next Monday on Bungalow 5's FB and IG). 

Here are some spaces that demonstrate just how much impact a fabulous lamp can have... 

Simply Seleta

Liz Carroll

Julie Rootes

And in case you were not quite sold yet (??!!) here are a few more shots from Bungalow 5's showroom. 


Go on and enter the giveaway!