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.


C E R A M I C S | milano design week

In Milano for the design week,  I love to stroll in Brera.

Floris Wubben ceramics shown at Spazio Rossana Orlandi

My head full of my favorite Floris Wubben bowl with the pattern created by added water and the machine that Floris made to make the bowl.

Ceramics made in totally different ways and they all appeal to me. 
All seen by me in Milan during the Design week. 
What do you think ?

 Kose´s graphic ceramics is also found online at Kosemilano

Rina Menardi´s leaf thin amazingly uneven ceramics,  see more here.


D E S I G N E R S | guild london

The courtyard at Designers Guild on Kings Rd, London often is used for courses like here a flower arrangement course suitable for the week of the Chelsea Flower Show.

When in London I always visit Designers Guild at Kings Rd. 

My first time here was over 20 years ago, but it has had the same wonderful location since the sixties. 

Here I always find inspiration and see Designer Guild´s fabrics and wallpaper and the brands they carry and sell at their web shops and physical stores.

Just popping in and walking around here and seeing what´s new and how it´s shown at this beautifully managed store is a must. 


Woven beauty.

Hay at Designers Guild. The metal table, chair and bench by the Bouroullec brothers.

GREEN textiles, wallper and interios is a reality this season at Designers Guild.

Ceramics with attitude I fell for at Designers Guild, Kings Rd, London, England. 

The gorgeous skylight glass roof 

The florist at Designers Guild

S T H L M | stories

The sea and me outside Stockholm at Ingarö

Stockholm this past week was full on magic summer and my combination this time with working with private clients and seeing friends that stay just outside of Stockholm worked out just perfect. This time of year is just amazing and full of beauty. 

Met with and started working with a client that has built a house that needs to be furnished with a large patio/terrace. We spent a day talking needs and wants and looked at both indoors as out doors. 

Then had time with friends at their summer house in Ingarö and had a dip in the ocean each night before dinner. Ended with a 50th birtday bash that will never be forgotten! Now back in the south and having a day free for Sweden´s 6th of June, National Day.

Södermalm ,Stockholm    

Magic Birthday Party of a dear Friend in Sthlm

Seeing old friends, THE JARL family. Of which some of them had grown so much!


E A S T | of chelsea

Within the white frames you see the container that becomes the indoors part. The pond does magic as always.

A freight container as a outdoor/indoor space is just perfect!

Japanese water perfection. However small space you have. This can fit anywhere.

When East meats West in turns into a true garden joy and here is the proof. 

Designed by Chihori Shibayama and Yano Tea

Here are the words from the Gardener designers themselves :

The Watahan East & West Garden is inspired by the experiences within Japan and England of debut designer Chihori Shibiyama's and veteran designer Yano Tea. The design reflects the distinctive styles of both cultures. It includes the stylistic principles of the manicured and minimalist zen gardens of Japan together with the asymmetric forms found within bonsai and ikebana. A dense informal planting style incorporating perennial ornamental plants found in the UK is included. This fusion of East and West is also represented by key features in the garden – two pools of water represent Atlantic and Pacific oceans and at the corners are three large trees including Malus floribunda found within both countries. The garden is designed to display the shadow of the plants gradually moving over the water and walls depending on the angle of the sun in the morning, noon and evening.

Black&white with added flower color makes perfection in my book.