I got a text the other day from my mom. She was asking me if I wanted a collection of magazines that she had held onto from my childhood (if you're curious, it was a collection of Cricket magazines from the late 70s). Then I got another text — my mom had found an old photo that she wanted to share with me. Then four more texts came my way, each containing a picture or memory of something from the past. Continue Reading
Am I crazy or isn’t Swedish Country just Shabby Chic tidied up a bit, pink fuzziness removed from the photographs and tighter fitting white slipcovers? From every photo and blog I’ve seen touting Swedish Country, it looks to me like Shabby Chic.Marketing decorating styles has become very similar to selling fashion. If it’s renamed and given a little twist, it can be resold to an entirely new demographic. For some reason this reminds me of the genius of Disney. Continue Reading
According to Blogadilla’s Swedish Furniture Name Generator, my Swedish furniture name would be Måfenby, number H22f8-9. I’ll have to check for myself next time I’m at IKEA. I wonder if I come preassembled?
The fabulous flatpackers at Ikea are here to help you. With nine ‘choose your fave’ categories, they’re offering to declare your design taste with the Stylemeter...at least in the three ‘styles’ they claim to provide. Apparently, I’m 80% Scandanavian, 20% Modern, and not a darn bit country. So, limited, yes, but fun, none the less. I wonder how “Stylemeter” translates from Swedish…
Available through Scandinavian Design Center are Eero Koivisto’s flowering foot stools. They’re made of cold-foam with a polyurethane surface and measure 54cm by 44cm high. Multiples seem like the best way to go for these cheerful blossoms, but at $398 a pop, it might have to be a small grouping. The stools come in red and orange as well as black and white, which are new to the mix.