DIY Renovate Old Furniture

One of my favourite hobbies during summer time is to renovate old furniture. Last summer, I renovated an old coffer and this summer, I got my hands on a gorgeous vintage pin chair (check out my flea market post of reviews of the greater Gothenburg area ). Despite being very different kind of furniture, I … Continue reading

DIY Vintage Teatowel Pillow

As mentioned from my flea market posts, this summer has been a quest sourcing old vintage pieces and coming up with new product applications and ideas. I received a bunch of old monogrammed linnen towels from my aunt (check out their gorgeous little red cottage here), which used to belong to my fathers grandmother called … Continue reading

My Swedish Summer House – The Kids’ Attic

It’s ironic that I have not yet written a post about “My Shoebox apartment” in Hong Kong. After all, my tiny flat was what inspired me for the name of the blog. Once back in +852, it’s the first thing scheduled to be published. In the meantime; after hijacking my parents place here in Sweden … 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

On What I do – Day 6

Day 6, Monday: If you couldn’t answer with your job, how would you answer the question, ‘what do you do’? Networking is a pretty BIG deal here in Hong Kong. In fact there is basically an event everyday if you are keen. Despite being a social person, I always felt awkward at these events – it’s … Continue reading

DIY Chic Batik

When my parents relocated to Indonesia 2 1/2 years ago, one of the first things on my to-do-list was to make Batik. Several visits later  …. I’m FINALLY ticking this one off the list. While Batik come and goes on the runway in Europe, it’s a truly a staple here in Indonesia and you will … Continue reading

Floral Perfection

I’m absolutely smitten by the wonderful floral fabrics used in Stella McCartney‘s and Valentino‘s Pre-Spring 13 collections. While they are very different, both collections illustrate perfection in their own way. I always admired Stella’s approach to fashion; clean silhouettes mixed with contemporary fabrics while Valentino’s appreciation of the female silhouette and exquisite workmanship is a dream. I went … Continue reading

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