SUNDAY INSPIRATION RANT

This week has been spent trying to cram in as much birthday celebration as possible for the H, so little time has been spent at home… At the same time as we’ve been having too much fun we’ve realized we’ve put apartment fixing on the shelf for quite some time… And now it’s time to get back on it, we want to be at least 85 percent finished by Christmas, so that when the new year starts the only thing we have left is minor details in the guest room and the fixing of our future work space outside our apartment.

Love the storage system they’ve got here, what I am missing the most these days is enough storage around the house, via

Another great storage solution, utilizing the entire wall. Our hallway still has a lot of work needed – especially in the storage department, keeping this as inspiration, via

Craving the ceiling lamp! Need some great lamps around the house. via

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On the to get list is laundry bags from House Doctor, no doubt about it, via

Hexagon cutting boards, plants I could keep alive and marble, what’s not to like? via

Different shades of grey, my go to color! via

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Kitchen inspiration for when that comes along as a project, quite happy that’s not high priority… via

I want two of these for our bedroom, one for me and one for the H, via

In love with these butterfly chairs, don’t know where I’d fit them in – but I would make it work… via

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That hexagon mirror, where do I get a hold of that? via

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If I can’t find any bedside tables I like, maybe I’ll opt for this DIY, via

That’s it for today, now we’ll relax with some old school disaster films! Hurrah hurrah!

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CITY LOVE – BERLIN

Thought I’d share another “city love” post, today it’s all about Berlin! It has a reason to it, we’ve decided to go to Berlin in December, enjoy new years there and head back home sometime in January. Personally I can’t wait, all of my vacation time taken out so far this year has been spent fixing the new apartment, so a trip outside the country is needed. We’ve both wanted to visit Berlin for quite some time, so it’s going to be amazing finally ticking it of our “Europe To Visit” list… Mostly looking forward to crisp winter walks, coffee shop surfing, new years shopping (tons of shops to check out – a lot of things we do not get in this tiny Norwegian city of ours) and of course celebrating new years eve away from home…

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Can’t wait! If anyone’s got any great Berlin tips, please do tell!

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SPLENDID SHELVES

My favorite piece of furniture at the moment are our gorgeous white metal shelves that we’ve put up in the dining room.

I love how shelves is the place for a perfect match between pure display and pure organizing. Maybe my craving for shelving comes from the fact that I grew up in a home filled with bookshelves from floor to ceiling, books in every room of the house… I wouldn’t have had it any other way to be honest, I always had an abundance of books around me – everything from encyclopedias to Shakespeare… The shelves also contained my dads extensive music collection, so I had the pleasure of combining endless choices in books with the endless choices in music. I want that where ever I live, access to books, music and the other stuff I love… All around my home. At the same time I am a fan of displaying and organizing items, so for me shelving all over the place is more a natural need…

I’ve gathered up some shelves for inspiration – so shelves for days, coming right up!

My dream wall – shelves from one end to the other! Project for the future I think, via

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We are considering a display cabinet for our livingroom, but this is quite tempting as well – mostly because of the space it clears up for hanging art on the wallvia

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This reminds me, I really want a globe! That white one seems pretty perfect, guess what – it’s DIY – almost manageable, via

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Can’t wait to fill my shelves, I’m working on it – hopefully I’ll get to that perfectly happy spot soon!

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CITY LOVE – LOS ANGELES

I get a lot of inspiration simply by emerging my self in imagery from different cities around the world, some which I have had the pleasure of wandering around in and others which I have on my list of places to wander in… Sometimes this inspiration even comes from places I have little interest in wandering in, like the source of inspiration for today’s inspiration load off, Los Angeles. We are planning our trip to the great US, but LA is not on our list of places to visit. For some reason this city has never been attractive to neither of us, but we have decided that if we pass through we’ll give it a chance to prove us wrong.

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Maybe I’ll just have to add LA to our travel list, so I can get some snaps from the city of stars myself? I am definitely feeling more of these city inspiration posts coming up though… Which city to choose next? That is the question!

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WEDDING INSPIRATION RANT

This is just one of those days, where all I want to do is look at brilliant imagery from some pretty amazing weddings… Why? Well first of all just for the inspiration then I guess we could add on the whole pretty to look at factor. So here goes nothing! A ton of wedding inspiration, for no other reason than the fact that it is comforting to the tired eye… Enjoy

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BACK ONLINE – INSPIRATION RANT

We have finally gotten the internet in our new home fixed, so here I am – back on the inspiration trail! We are making great progress here at the moment, we’ve painted what needs to be painted on the second floor (our main floor), we’ve got most of the basic furniture sorted (we have somewhere to sit, somewhere to sleep and somewhere to eat) – so now it is all about sorting out what we are still in the need of and also organizing all of our boxes full of mess. Since I’ve been without the internet for a month or so, I haven’t had the access to my general source of inspiration – so here comes an inspiration rant to make up for this month. To be honest, we are desperately in need for inspiration as well, we are at that point when it is all about the details and the pieces of furniture we didn’t even know we needed. Here goes nothing, inspiration time!

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QUICK UPDATE – NEW HOME EDITION

I am back, just reaching the surface for a quick breather before bed… I have the best of intentions these days, but all is hanging loose – new home, new business, old home, work… Who would have known fixing everything is a pain? The good part in it all is that we are finally seeing some sort of progress, I’ve spent 3 days at work, and not being able to be in the new apartment working my ass off has been grueling. I am heading back to work on thursday, this time for a four-day shift… And I am fearing this trip will be even worse, cos we have gotten to the fun part now – the painting! Or to be honest, the painting of the bedroom – we still have the livingroom and the diningroom to paint, then there are the floors in the entire upper floor of the place…

Then there is the endless list of things we need, to make it livable – we have been living two nomadic lives – moving from place to place for a lot of years, and this whole settle down thing is making us realize our main possessions (besides my photo equipment, his architecture books and our creature of fluff) is down to clothes, books and some candle sticks… Oh not to forget the things we like to hang on our walls…

Besides that we do not have a lot of physical value to bring with us to a new home. This does make the moving process quite simple, but the grocery list a whole lot longer and more pricey. So we have decided that our goal is to have a fully equipped home by new years – and by fully equipped we mean a place to sit at night, a place to sleep, a place to eat and a place to work. And we haven’t even spent a moment contemplating how much work we have to put in downstairs, we know what to do with the space we have to work with – we have a hallway for storage, a guest bedroom and a separate space outside the apartment that will be our joint office space…

Here are some images of what has been going down since the last time I posted, I do hope I’ll get a chance to surface long enough to splurge on an inspiration post soon – I need it right now! To get the creative juices flowing whilst all I want to do is lie down in fetus position and do the shrimp dance!

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A part of me is going to miss these windows, a part of me is going to enjoy not having hotel guests looking into my bedroom…

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We’ve had a lot of this weather when we’ve been moving cardboard boxes, then it turns into sun and heat wave when we need to stay inside working…

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There has been a lot of back and forth, so with it follows a lot of city in movement imagery…

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Bedroom floors washed and ready for a coat of paint! This is what is going down tomorrow…

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Neighborhood report – damn it’s quiet here!

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The moment I realized me and plastic are not good friends, more like mortal enemies…

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The door is turning white soon…

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Hello grey bedroom!

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We had to buy a vacuum cleaner – I have never felt this much love for a vacuum cleaner before – work dust be gone!

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We be living in dust and boxes…

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Trying to unpack the bits of kitchen we own…

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The reason I love the new vacuum, this dust is now gone!

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Minimalist kitchen!

We bought a lovely bed on saturday, it will be arriving at key sometime next week… Then we will move in finally – with the fluff and all – the fluff here being our dog. Can’t wait, I am quite tired of the whole back and forth thing… I’m off to my nirvana now, shower and sleep!

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