Saturday, April 30, 2011
It seems like more and more people has started to use Instagram to take and share photos with in their iPhones lately. And I'm not going to deny it, I have been using the app for a few weeks now and it's really fun - and a bit addictive :) Here are some spring pics from Gothenburg and southern Sweden!
Friday, April 29, 2011
It's finally Friday again! I hope you guys had a lovely week. I'm very glad to tell you that Up The Wooden Hills dresses are finally available on Etsy now. Click here to visit the Etsy shop. I hope you enjoy!
Friday, April 22, 2011
Happy Easter everyone! Spring is finally here in and I'm spending the weekend in my hometown in southern Sweden. I took a walk here and discovered that the cherry blossoms are in full blom now, so I took some pictures - I hope you enjoy them!
Have a great Easter weekend. See you soon!
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Sheer dresses in polyester, all from H&M. Necklace from my grandmother (heritage).
After reading Fieldguided’s post about sheer blouses I noticed that a lot of stores in Sweden carries garments in sheer fabrics these days and my own wardrobe even has a small collection of them including blouses, dresses and skirts, both old and new - in silk, cupro and polyester. My favourite is a pleated sheer dress in muted pink that I bought in springtime 2007 (picture #4). I think it will probably be a part of my wardrobe for the rest of my life if nothing bad happens to it. I only wear it on very special occassions since I think it's a bit too pretty to wear often. In the meantime it hangs on my wall so I can look at it everyday for inspiration, almost like a piece of art :)
I recently bought two slevless sheer dresses with ruffles (same model, different colours) from H&M made of recycled polyester which equals recycled fibres from petbottles or textile waste. The dresses were a part of their conscious collection - a line of clothes made out of more environmental friendly produced materials, that besides recycled polyester includes tencel (lyocell) and organic cotton. I think it’s great that bigger companys within the fashion industry are starting become a bit more conscious about their impact on the environment. And the use of more sustainable materials is one step in a better direction. I just hope they will consider to improve the working conditions for their employees in their factories soon enough too.
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Last Saturday I went to a flea market with my friend Linnéa. I found some white cups and saucers with flower patterns to add to my cup collection. At the very first glance I thought they looked a bit tacky, standing there on a shelf in a sad dark basement. But after a while I thought that the flower pattern was kind of sweet, so I decided to buy them and they seem to fit well with the interior in my apartment :)
Monday, April 11, 2011
Time goes by so fast. Suddenly a new week begins. I hope you all had a great spring weekend. I'm just doing a little post this Monday to say hi and let you know that Up The Wooden Hills can also be found on Facebook so it would be a great honour if you would like us there :)
Oh, and don't forget to check out the Emilia dress in the shop!
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Lower shelf left to right: 1. Cups with blue flower print "Nelly" from Rörstrand. 2. Cup with red cross stich pattern from Gustavsberg. 3. Tray with blue herrings "Sill" from Almedahls, graphic design by Marianne Nilson. 4. Jars from Åhléns. 5. Asian porcleain dolls, gift from my mum. 6. White porcleain cat, (second-hand) from Sopstationen, Malmö. 7. Cups and saucers "Prisma" from Gustavsberg, graphic design by Bibi Breger. 8. Wooden monkey designed by Kay Boyesen, gift from my dad. Upper shelf to the right: Glass bowls, vases and book "Det blommande hemmet (The blossoming home) ", heritage from my grandmother. Green blue glass bottle, gift from my dad. 3. Glass candy bowl, (second-hand) from Myrorna, Malmö.
Hello all of my dear readers!
I'm so sorry that I haven't posted anything in the blog lately. I blame the Swedish weather - which is the most common subject matter here nowdays it seems :) It's been grey, rainy, windy and gloomy in Gothenburg in the latest two weeks and it's been really hard to find inspiration and taking pictures has been a bit difficult because of the grey light. But these last two days have been a bit warmer and sunny so I guess there is still hope that spring is just around the corner. I hope you are all having a great weekend! Here are some pictures from my apartment this week.
Left to right: 1. Teapot "Mon Amie" from Gustavsberg, graphic design by Marianne Westman. 2. Coaster with graphic flower print, (designer unknown), from a design market in Borås. 5. Wooden tray from Åhléns. 4. Sauce can "Lotus gul" from Gustavsberg, graphic design by Bibi Breger. 5. Blue glass milk can, sugar bowl and tray, heritage from my grandmother. 6. Cup "Krokus" from Gustavsberg, graphic design by Margareta Hennix. 7. Cup and sauser "Berså" from Gustavsberg, graphic design by Stig Lindberg. Upper shelf, left to right: 1. Cup with green leaves, (vintage) from a flea market in Skurup. 2. Pink glass cups and saucers from Indiska. 3. White cups and saucers, (second-hand) from Sopstationen, Malmö. 4. Cups "Fontana" from Gefle, graphic design by Berit Ternell.
Green teddybear from Acne JR. Pillow + pillow case from Ikea. Love seat, 1950's vintage piece from Nordhems Konst & Design, Gothenburg.
The cross stitch print in the middle is made by artist and designer Elisabeth Dunker. Visit her beautiful blog/website Fine Little Day here. The flower and bird illustrations are from old books I found at a book market at Gothenburg's Natural History Museum last fall.