Pastel Interior Inspiration

My second post here at Shoebox-Living was about all the lovely pastel houses around Hong Kong. Last weekend – while visiting my sister in London – I stumbled onto a street with gorgeous-pastel-painted-houses. Unfortunately, my camera ran out of battery so could not document all the sweet shades and detailing, but luckily found a close … Continue reading

On my mind: Neon home-interior

It’s official: the neon trend appear to be here to stay. Several seasons ago I recall hearing from someone in the industry that neon was a fad soon be gone. It could not have been more wrong; the neon palette with hot pink, flourocent yellow and orange at heart has migrated from garments to accessories, … Continue reading

DIY Transparent Embroidered Cards

I love giving and receiving cute cards. May it be hand-drawn, with a quirky illustration or a good quote; anything with a little bit of thought behind make my heart skip. My boyfriend and myself are separated this summer as I’m back in Sweden and he is in Australia for work. While we are use … Continue reading

DIY Swedish Midsummer Flower Crown

This post is coming a few day’s late as I’m in London visiting my sister (more traveling posts coming soon). To understand why Swedes are crazy about midsummer, one need to know that we are not a particularly patriotic country (except for the ones’ living abroad – we tend to be over-the-top celebrating anything Swedish). … Continue reading

On my mind: high-waisted retro bikini

While going through the last of my grandmother’s belongings, I found a box full with gorgeous vintage photos of her. Looking through them all, I particularly feel in love with a two photos where she is wearing a white-high-waisted-retro-bikini and balconette top – both iconic for 40s-50s swimwear fashion. I’ve expressed my love for my … Continue reading

DIY Wildflower Bouquet

All the beautiful summer flowers from Princess Madeleine’s wedding inspired me to make a flower arrangement for our patio. Sweden is covered in lovely wildflowers that are in full-bloom this time a year. I visited my aunt and uncle – who live in what I think of as the “Swedish Dream” – a cute pitoresque … Continue reading

Princess Madeleine of Sweden weds in Valentino

Swedish princess Madeleine yesterday married her New York sweetheart Christopher O’Neill in a dreamlike wedding gown created by no-one else then Valentino Garavani. Anyone reading my blog would know that Valentino is one of my favourite designers (check out previous posts Timeless blue china # Part 1 , Floral Perfection), and was therefore more than excited about the brides decision. The princess … Continue reading

DIY Crochet Bib Neckless

I’ve had a long break from crafting as I have been on the road – traveling from Hong Kong to Rome to Sweden – plus being down with flu and food poisoning. Finally, I’m healthy and back in my parents house where I’m being pampered like never before. Sweden during summer is a pitoresque dream; … Continue reading

Home is where your heart is

Silence. Nature. Organic. Humble. Simplicity. Home. Sanity. Back-to-Basic. Falu-Red. Childhood. Relax. Traditions.

Hong Kong Talent: Carmen Chan Jewellery

For some time, I kept seeing the same quirky-handcrafted-looking-jewellery across Facebook and Hong Kong social media. As a jewellery lover always keen to wear emerging Hong Kong design, the unique style of the jewellery really caught my attention. Delightfully – the talent behind the Jewellery – turned out to be a good friend of mine … Continue reading

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