{st} swedish design

In May we'll be going on a Scandinavian Tour {st}. 
Starting in Copenhagen and ending in Stockholm (with a few stops in between). 
To get our travel juices flowing I am doing some research. 
Design, culinary arts and elegance are some of the many great things I am finding in this region. 
I'll be sharing some of that here under the heading {st} and of course during and after the trip some great ideas and photos of each of the cities we are visiting. 

Today a first taste of Swedish design. 

I found a great article by Katrín Eyþórsdóttir, she writes "Scandinavian designers were influenced by everything going on around them. With their tradition of craftsmanship and efficient use of limited material resources (due to their relative geographic isolation), they combined the best of both worlds. In line with prevailing democratic social views, everything was made to be available to everyone. The notion of enjoying the work you do was highly regarded, and the idea that beautiful things could enrich people’s lives was kept alive." to read the complete piece (I recommend it) visit this link

"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Design is knowing which ones to keep.” 
-Scott Adams-

happy friday

Images via Dustjacket Attic
Photographed by pasquale abbattista, 
styled by kathrin seidel,
 modelled by sophie vlaming for Elle Germany

This is post number 1,000. Thank you so much for visiting and for all your lovely comments. 
It is such an honor, and a pleasure.  

Have a wonderful weekend. 
Smile loads. 
May the sun shine wherever you go. 

"Those who don't believe in magic will never find it" 
-Roald Dahl, 1916-1990-

hello monday

Louis Vuitton 2012
So chic in white.
(and the cute gloves)

"In order to lead a fascinating life - one brimming with art, music, intrigue and romance - you must surround yourself with precisely those things"

I hope you had a great weekend.
Welcome to a gorgeous new Monday, which started with a beautiful burst of rain this morning.
Smile loads.

happy friday

 Image via Dustjacket Attic

The last few weeks I have been loving a new pair of white pants I added to my wardrobe. They are so comfortable and somehow white pants have a certain allure to them. It's simple; I live on a Caribbean Island, usually implying warm sunny days. However, we are having our (what seems like an ever lasting) rainy season. And so, there I was on Wednesday afternoon, coming back from a lovely lunch, wearing my white pants and a nice polka-dot top, and stuck in my car (you are indeed reading this correctly, I was stuck in my car).....for at least 10 min of a serious pouring down (10min of intense rain is quite unusual for the island.....or at least it used to be). At a certain point, with my umbrella (a borrowed one), my bag, heels and white pants, I got out of the car and ran (hmmm overstatement....it was more like a light jog....there was so much water), to the building. 

That afternoon, I unfortunately had to decide to leave my white pants in the closet for just a few more weeks till the rain passes. Ok, I understand that all of you living in the northern countries have absolutely no sympathy with me (I must admit it is still 27 degrees here even while it rains), but white pants....I am sure you understand the (incredibly embarrassing) result of getting those wet. (luckily I was able to avoid any major damage and embarrassment this week). 

From my rainy paradise island I wish you a beautiful weekend. 
May it be filled with sunny days and loads of smiles.