M I D | summer flowers

Midsummer eve has passed into midsummer day. The traditional midsummer flower reef that you wear on your head or decorate with on the table is a classic that I love. 

Saw this updated mohican version of a flower head dress at Chelesea flower show this year and thought it might be the florist dream. I´d like to wear it. What do you think?


A P P | aratus

My first contact with NYC based Apparatus was when I came across their lighting range by chance on Instagram. 

Really liked what I found and started to follow them and check out their whole collection. 

Apparatus,  Milan,  Cinque Vie.

One of my favorite Apparatus lights.

Candle holder in cararra marble.

By chance in Milan at the design week in April, in the Cinque Vie area, I ran into their  new store and did not want to leave. 

Then just recently I visited Artilleriet in Gothenburg (click to see the blogpost on Artilleriet)and found the Appartus range there. Have you seen it ?

They make more then lighting. I´ll be back with more. 


Apparatus ligthing at Artilleriet

Wall light from Apparatus at Artilleriet.


P L E A S U R E | pond

Enjoying the summer weather outside by the pond. We created a corner of the garden with these wooden benches, fences, plants and the pond, where we now spend most of the time.

Since you have seen here on the blog how the pond was built you understand. If not you can see it here. We put in the work for the pond last July and this year we can just enjoy it. 


Summer time by the pond


S U E D E | en suède

The closest beach to my parents house on Getterön, Varberg. 

Night (in june) and Day at"my" cottage at my parents. At least this is where I always stay. Lovely with the pond right outside the window. There is room for a large bed. A book shelf, a small table and a bedside table in this 10 sqm house. The bathroom is next door.

My mother Marianne Schönning has created suede clothing due to her love of the material. She is seen wearing it herself most of the time. We spent a day shooting her wearing her design in front of the camera. She always had models doing it for her most of her design career. I came to my parents house to spend time with them and I convinced mom to show her own  designs in these photos we shot at their house and within walking distance so that it would be easy and fun. I made a collection of suede for interiors just because I inherited the same love of this amazing material. Suede is mocka in Swedish. And the name suede derives from a misunderstanding about the origin of suede. It was thought to be Swedish in France therefor it was called suede like the name for Sweden in french : Suède. See more of Marianne Schönning design on her website www.mocka.com


My mother in a hat and Miss Morris in her lap. Marianne, naturally wearing a suede dress in her own design. 

Treating Miss Morris (trying to get her in the shot) 

You are not supposed to talk about a lady´s age, but...my mother turned 71 this year and I think she not only looks good but has a good life and tries to take care of herself (and you can see it) no nip&tuck - life is showing in the best way in my opinon. Wishing for her kind of ageing genes.

The ocean has always meant so much to Marianne and myself. It has such a big important part in our lives. Therefor it was so natural that we would shoot her clothes by the ocean as well as in the garden that she loves to tend to.

Getterön has been a place I have come to every summer for my whole life. This jetty has seen my attempts to swim at an early age as well as my dip last week. To take a Friday sauna and dip in the ocean is mandatory year round at my mom&dads at Getterön ( at least for my mother Marianne...)

Enjoying the beauty of  the nature of Getterön fully. Mom laughed and thought me crazy to place her in the middle of the plant. She looks great there. In full bloom I would say.

Miss Morris and mom match well today.

Sand dune sitting.

Getterön is a peninsula, that used to be an island before connected by to the main land by a road, close to the city of Varberg on the west coast of Sweden,  where my mother&father lives and works. The former island has both beaches and and a beautifully rocky shore line.

Nothing drapes as elegant as suede.

Tomato plants in mom´s greenhouse where she is wearing a beautiful short draped jacket and suede skirt. Suede/mocka. Mocka is the Swedish word for suede.

Sun seeker Marianne Schönning, tall and proud designer of suede clothing, wearing her long summer suede skirt.


W A T E R | fall

Gone fishing ( in your own pond)

A narrow path with green blooming walls and a waterfall from copper pipes on metal cages, filled with rocks of the kind that we use for building modern garden structures. Works well here to get the height for the waterfall. The clematis hanging from the ceiling of the pergola and plenty digitalis in full bloom, of which there were so many at Chelsea Flower Show 2016 not just here.  


Copper pipes making a splash.


A R T I L L E R Y | of artilleriet

The living room

Artilleriet Interior Design is an interior store with a style of it´s own. I have visited many times and even shot a piece here for one of the TV shows I´ve worked with. I have acquired interiors and decoration both for clients and for myself here. 

At my meeting with talented interiorista Sarah Widman in the lovely Da Mateo café next to Artilleriet in Gothenburg, she says we need to see the new Artilleriet Studio.Naturally I follow her advice. 

I´m so glad we did. Artilleriet Studio is an apartment filled to the brim with all of that creative eclectic feel that has made Artilleriet successful. Their style is not the Scandi norm. It´s not what you find everywhere. 
It´s a style created from acquired taste, experience and style merged with the knowledge of extensive traveling to find the gems. 

This is not your typical Scandi design store. This is not minimalism. This is Artilleriet Eclecticism. 

I did not want to leave. I could have moved in...You must experience this if you are on the west coast of Sweden. The capitol of Sweden has nothing to compare with to this type of creative complexity in one&the same interior shop.



The study

The kitchen 1.

The kitchen 2.

The hallway
The dining room

The bedroom boudoir 1
The Shaker hanger bedroom 2

The Bedroom 3


F L O A T I N G | garden

It´s never the size of the garden. It´s always up to what you want and how much work you want to put in. This is 7 m x 5 m garden turned paradise.

I stopped. Had to  stand and stare. When I saw the boat shape something happened in me. Then I saw that it was set. It looks like its about to sail, but it sits there. Just genius. When you sit in the boat shaped part of the dock/jetty you feel like you are on a boat trip. 

The Gold Medal winner Sarah Eberle with her Mekong Garden at Chelsea Flower show 2016 for best Artisan Garden explains:

The Garden has been designed by Sarah Eberle is inspired by the floating gardens in the silk-weaving regions of Cambodia and the Mekong River. The 7 x 5m (23 x 16½ft) garden is entirely water with a small deck leading to a 'floating' lounger styled on a traditional fishing boat. Overhead a cantilevered parasol inspired by traditional fishing nets and silk weaving provides shade. The floating beds follow the style of the region and contain contain an eclectic mixture of fruit and vegetables such as spinach, kale, aubergine, gourds and okra, along with flowers for cutting within a waterside matrix

A net ceiling completed and framed the mini tropic garden.

A tropical water world on a small space is possible.