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D*Face’s Latest Show “Happy Never Ending” Opens at Corey Helford Gallery

 

D*Face’s Latest Show “Happy Never Ending” Opens at Corey Helford Gallery
By Julia Childs

D*Face makes us yearn for a tragic romance from years past. The world renowned UK-based multimedia street artist is best known for his large scale murals that use a series of dysfunctional characters to prompt spectators to carefully consider their pop-culture infused surroundings.


In his latest show, “Happy Never Ending,” he explores the concept of tragedy of loss, both in romantic and fatal encounters. When asked to elaborate on this new body of work, D*Face shares, “This work is about the tragedy of losing someone you love. Not just in the physical sense of death, but also in the metaphorical way that romance has become such an artificial thing in recent years. Courtship used to be a craft, something careful and considered; marriage was an everlasting bond of trust and commitment. Today though, romance is comparable to a shop bought commodity – instantly attainable at the touch of a button or swipe of a screen. In a constant search for someone or something better, people treat others as if they were mere objects – infinitely attainable and instantly disposable.”

As always, his influence from pop-masters like Roy Lichtenstein is prevalent in every single piece and is certain to linger in your mind long after you’ve viewed the show.


Join us at the opening reception for “Happy Never Ending” this Saturday, September 23rd from 7 to 11pm in Gallery 1 at Corey Helford Gallery. Can’t make it? The show will be on view and open to the public through October 21st.

September 22, 2017 at 01:32PM
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A Charming Swedish Home With Pops Of Golden

 

A Charming Swedish Home With Pops Of Golden
By noreply@blogger.com (Blog Milk Shop)

I’ve just arrived in London for my book launch as well as a very exciting collaboration with new Scandi homeware brand Eërtmug (if you’re in town try to get down to the pop-up shop in Shoreditch on Saturday where you can pick up beauties like these – with all proceeds going to Centrepoint!). Miraculously it’s going to be beautifully sunny all weekend (how’s that for a warm reception?!) and it’s the same in Sweden too. Even so – don’t you find there’s a distinct crispness in the air? Today, I’m taking inspiration from this lovely Swedish home which embraces the fiery colours of autumn. Think  tones of cinnamon, golden brown and mustard yellow mixed with olive green and a hint of yellow.



Credit Fantastic Frank / stylist – Ida Lauga

So cosy!

I love how the autumn sunshine pours in through the double balcony doors. I can just imagine drinking a coffee and reading all day in those warm pools of light!

Is there anything that captures your imagination?

Get the look: DiningSeries 7 chairs. Sitting room –  this bar cart is similar, pick up a mid-century mustard yellow chair here. Bedroom – blue linen duvet cover and pillow cases (I have the same in my bedroom and it’s such a cosy colour for this time of the year!).

Other homes with autumn touches include a dreamy estate in Australia, a beautiful Swedish home with beautiful autumn touches, and a lovely small Swedish space.

And that’s it from me this week! If you’re curious about my London adventures follow along over on Instagram Stories!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend – and see you Monday!

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September 21, 2017 at 10:30AM
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Feeling Cheeky: Amy Hood’s Erotic Play Cards are Fun, Sexy, and Luxe (NSFW)

 

Feeling Cheeky: Amy Hood’s Erotic Play Cards are Fun, Sexy, and Luxe (NSFW)
By Live Fast Mag

Amy Hood is a visionary when it comes to the marriage of nostalgia and sex appeal. Consistently piquing our interests and stimulating the mind with her projects from Viscous Publications, we knew we were in for a treat with her latest release.

Enter Hood’s set of JOUER! erotic playing cards. We’re tantalized by fourteen scantily-clad beauties lining the cards. With a psychedelic 70’s inspired design formatted on the backside of each french casino grade Italian linen card, these make the perfect addition to your coffee table or bedside play drawer. Yum. Purchase yours here.










September 21, 2017 at 12:26PM
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Project Backboard Paints Long Lost Basketball Courts With Hope

 

Project Backboard Paints Long Lost Basketball Courts With Hope
By Julia Childs

Basketball courts function as a space to congregate, shoot the shit, and drop some stress – especially in “urban” neighborhoods. However, once a basketball court becomes neglected and the lines on the court fade into the asphalt, it is often forgotten – the community thus finds alternative outlets or simply hangs up their days of hooping.

Nick Dahlen, Lewis-Davis Park, Memphis, TN. Photo by Daniel Peterson.

Project Blackboard doesn’t believe in neglected basketball courts. Taking to painting abandoned basketball courts in gorgeous splashes of color breathes new life into the neighborhood while reviving the court and making it playable once again. From the Kinloch neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri to Pierotti Park in Memphis, Tennessee, these courts receive a color treatment that breathes life, hope, and connection into the communities. For more from Project Blackboard, visit here.

William LaChance, Kinloch Park, Kinloch, MO. Photo by Daniel Peterson.

Nina Chanel Abney, Chichasaw Park, Memphis, TN. Photo by Daniel Peterson.

Anthony Lee, Pierotti Park, Memphis, TN. Photo by Daniel Peterson.

September 21, 2017 at 11:43AM
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It’s hit the shelves!

 

It’s hit the shelves!
By noreply@blogger.com (My Scandinavian Home)

Earlier this year I enjoyed many, many fikas with Swedish friends and family. It wasn’t just because I was feeling particularly sociable (although it was lots of fun – and I do enjoy a cinnamon bun admittedly!) – I was on an important mission. I was busy researching the concept of lagom (a Swedish term loosely translated as ‘not too little, not too much – just right’) and how my Swedish friends feel incorporating it into various parts of their lives helps them to achieve greater balance and happiness. They were extremely generous – sharing a wealth of knowledge, tips, ideas and bite-sized actions –  which have been combined with my own experience of living in this wonderful country for over thirteen years to write my new book Lagom: The Swedish Art of Living a Balanced, Happy Life. And today it hits the shelves in the UK! Yay! I’m super excited to share a sneak peek inside….

Photo credits: 1. Niki Brantmark / My Scandinavian Home. 2. Jordam Sanchez/Unsplash 3. Gaelle Marcel/Unsplash

The illustrations are by talented Swede Petra Börner – her work is so lovely and I was so lucky to collaborate with her.

I hope you like the look of my book! If you’d like a copy it’s available online here or you can pick up a copy at your local book shop or library (if it’s not in stock I’m sure they’d be happy to order it in for you!).

Excitingly, a US and Canadian version of the book will launch on 3rd October – (watch this space!) or if your English isn’t quite up to it –  it’ll also be available in German, French, Portuguese and Czech (with a possibility of more to be added to the mix too!). Eeeeeeee!

If you’ve got any questions or would like to know more please just give me a shout in the comment section below and I’ll do my best to answer!

A huge thanks to everyone who was involved in the making of this book – especially the fabulous team at HarperCollins!

Trevlig kväll!
 
PS Those of you following on Instagram stories will know I’m on my way to London. YAAAAY! I’m partnering with new Scandinavian homeware brand Eërtmug, which is launching a pop-up shop in Shoreditch this Saturday.  If you’re around come along and pick up some fab Scandi pieces for your home – all proceeds will go to Centrepoint!

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Beautiful photography inspiration From Lean Timms

 

Beautiful photography inspiration From Lean Timms
By noreply@blogger.com (My Scandinavian Home)

I love taking photos (just ask my family – in their opinion I take way too many!) how about you? I find photography is one of those hobbies where the more you learn about it, the more complicated it becomes!). I think that’s why I admire the work of professional photographers so much. One of my favourites is Lean Timms, a Swedish freelance shutterbug based in Canberra, Australia. Driven by natural light, unique composition and capturing a sense of a place, her love of ‘nature, design, travel and the slower moments in life’ shines through in her beautiful travel, food, lifestyle and interior photography. Here’s a small selection of some of the incredible photographs featured in her portfolio!

All photography © Lean Timms (shared with kind permission)

So lovely, don’t you think? Beautiful spaces!

You can see more pictures from Lean’s portfolio here and prints are available to buy in her shop ‘North: a visual affirmation to a Scandinavian love affair‘.

By the way –  how inspiring are her pictures of the Faroe Islands (featured in the travel section and on her inspiring instagram feed)? I’d so love to visit – it’s top of my places to visit, I really hope I get to go there one day! Have you ever been?

Have a lovely day!

PS This is such an exciting day – my book Lagom: The Swedish Art of Living a Balanced, Happy Life launches in the UK today! Look out for a sneak peek inside later! Thank you for the overwhelming number of pre-orders, you’re wonderful! I hope my book inspires you as much as it has me!

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September 20, 2017 at 10:30AM
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Summer’s Never Quite Over: Catherine Fulmer Collection Heats Up our FW17 Wardrobe

 

Summer’s Never Quite Over: Catherine Fulmer Collection Heats Up our FW17 Wardrobe
By Live Fast Mag

Catherine Fulmer’s take on FW 17 is hot hot hot – but who expected anything less? Her latest, shot by Derek Perlman, features a bevy of babes kicking it during one of Los Angeles’ signature Indian Summers. Donning some of Fulmer’s most iconic pieces – ahem, peach-hued satin trousers – in the hot September sun, each look reminds us of something Penny Lane would rock in a heartbeat.

We didn’t expect Autumn to be heating up this year, but we’ll consider it a pleasant surprise. Take a peek at our favorite looks below and shop Catherine Fulmer’s latest here.









September 20, 2017 at 08:00AM
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With Her Own Hands: She Bends Highlights 29 Female Neon Artists

 

With Her Own Hands: She Bends Highlights 29 Female Neon Artists
By Julia Childs

The Museum of Neon Art recently debuted She Bends: Women in Neon, the largest and most inclusive all-female neon exhibition… Ever. Curated by neon artist Meryl PatakyShe Bends features 29 artists who use neon as their primary medium, despite being in the midst of a primarily male-dominated trade. Each work is intimate, with the woman either bending the tubes herself or installing and assembling with her own hands. With a myriad of backgrounds – some of the featured artists have their own neon shops or work in one while others teach the craft, this show shines light on an often overlooked demographic within the art world.

Megan Stelljes

Eva DeHaan

Pushing back against the notion that neon is solely a man’s field, She Bends allows us to appreciate a group of women who craft exquisite pieces with their own two hands. Featured artists include Kate Hush, Eva De Haan, Megan Stelljes, Meryl Pataky, Olivia Steele, and more, this exhibition is not to be missed. On display at Glendale’s Museum of Neon Art from now until February 11th, 2018.

Emma Hart

Kate Hush

September 19, 2017 at 10:00AM
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Trend: Pink’s Big Comeback

 

Trend: Pink’s Big Comeback
By noreply@blogger.com (Blog Milk Shop)

Pink has slowly but surely sneaked up on us and created its big comeback this year. Thankfully we are talking about a new range of pink: the shades that we are seeing right now are filled with character. The color is making an inherent romanticism resurface—and oh, boy!—aren’t we all for it?


By now, we all know pink mixes well with neutrals, making it all the rage in Minimalist homes. No matter how safe or how bold you want to play it—whether you want to bring just a couple of pink accessories to your home or whether you’re ready to paint walls from top to bottom, pink will be the color of 2017.

From beautifully textured walls to dashing pink velvet chairs, scrumptious bedding, wallpaper and more—if you ever wished to be surrounded by pink, this is your time to shine.

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1-4 Ferm Living 5 Little Upsidedown Cake 6 Menu 7 Notary Ceramics 8-10 Studio Oink, with Thanks! 

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Mindfulness is at the heart of everything Ana does—from work to life and everything in between.
For over five years she’s focused on creating honest, intelligent and refreshing projects—believing that the best way to accomplish this is to dedicate herself to the essential and making things speak of their intrinsic beauty and purpose.
     

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Marble made stools

 

Marble made stools
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Marble made stools

September 20, 2017 at 04:00AM
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Nice Pendant lamp. MONDO by Antonio Facco

 

Nice Pendant lamp. MONDO by Antonio Facco
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Nice Pendant lamp. MONDO by Antonio Facco

September 20, 2017 at 02:00AM
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Sleek and modern urban living room in a skyscraper in Tel Aviv

 

Sleek and modern urban living room in a skyscraper in Tel Aviv
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September 19, 2017 at 08:00AM
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The relaxed Danish home of Line Stützer

 

The relaxed Danish home of Line Stützer
By noreply@blogger.com (My Scandinavian Home)

Oh have I got a lovely home to share with you today! This beautiful, relaxed Danish home belongs to Line Stützer, a service designer at Hello Group, husband Henrik and their adorable dog Betty. Line has decorated their Copenhagen apartment with a blend of art deco, new nordic, and vintage finds resulting in a style she describes as ‘classic yet modern, a balance between masculine and feminine, and playful.’ Let’s take a peek…

Photography: Line Stützer

Such a wonderful space – loving all the colours and unique touches, how about you?!

Get the look: Noguchi table,  Söderhamn sofa (try Bemz for a yellow cover like this), pick up a teak side cupboard here, source retro dining chairs here (there are some absolutely beautiful ones!). Macrame hanging planter.

Don’t miss Line’s instagram feed here! And the Danish home archive is a must (love that Danes often have a boho touch to their living spaces).

Have a ‘dejlige’ day!

PS I mentioned another instagram feed I love the other day which documents the renovation of a 1910 Water Tower in Stockholm – but now realise the link wasn’t working (doh!) – here it is again: @thewatertowerproject. Are there any instagram feeds you can recommend?

PPS US friends – the US version of my book Lagom, Not too little, not too much: The Swedish Art of Living a Balanced, Happy Life launches on 3rd October (so soon!) and Goodreads are offering the chance to win a copy here!

September 19, 2017 at 07:46AM
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Getting creative with BOEN hardwood flooring!

 

Getting creative with BOEN hardwood flooring!
By noreply@blogger.com (My Scandinavian Home)

If there’s one thing synonymous with a Scandinavian home it’s wood flooring, right?! And in a region where beautiful forests reign supreme, the Scandinavians are never short of high quality wood! I was recently approached by BOEN, a Norwegian brand selling hardwood flooring in over 40 countries around the world (you can say they’re pretty big!). BOEN has collaborated with my talented friend, trends expert Gudy Herder to launch three new beautiful collections this Autumn around the themes; Essential, Drama is the new Black and Pause. The Pause lifestyle trend is all about relaxation and the instinctive need to slow down (I’m feeling more relaxed just hearing about it, how about you?!). As a part of this, BOEN has produced three new oak wood floors which exude calm thanks to their neutral grey shades (mild grey, warm cotton and horizon) and smooth Live Pure finish. The My Scandinavian Home team had a relaxing day (sort of!)  in the studio –  creating a moodboard to reflect this beautiful theme. Here’s our take on the Pause trend!

Photography: Niki Brantmark – My Scandinavan Home. Creation: Genevieve Jorn.

And in case you’re curious: here are the three wood floors in action:

1. Oak Mild Grey Live Pure

2. Oak Warm Cotton Live Pure

3.  Oak Horizon Live Pure

Last three photographs courtesy of BOEN.

Find out more about BOEN hardwood flooring and their other product launches this Autumn here!

Back in a couple of hours time with today’s home tour (a beautiful, boho Danish apartment – yay!)….
See you then!

In the meantime, take it easy!

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This post is brought to you in collaboration with BOEN. However, all words are my own and I only ever work with brands I absolutely love and think you will too! Thank you for supporting the businesses that help bring fresh content to your mail box and make My Scandinavian Home possible.

September 19, 2017 at 02:08AM
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Where Realism and Trompe L’oeil Collide: Ariana Papademetropoulos’ Fantasy World

 

Where Realism and Trompe L’oeil Collide: Ariana Papademetropoulos’ Fantasy World
By Julia Childs

Ariana Papademetropoulos is no stranger to contradictions. Creating a world where realism and trompe l’oeil playfully coexist, the Los Angeles-based artist pieces together inspiration from imagined spaces, vintage magazines, and books. Her latest body of work, The man who saved a dog from an imaginary fire, references the rich history of painting while creating a fantastical world wrought with illusion.

‘spirit of Elvis be my sugar daddy’, oil on canvas, 60 x 60 in , 2017

You can see The man who saved a dog from an imaginary fire for yourself at Los Angeles’ Wilding Cran Gallery, anytime between now and October 26th.

Best thing about not dating a scientologist is that I can do acid again, oil on canvas, 84 x 60 in, 2017

For Carlos, oil on canvas, 18 ½ x 13 ½ in, 2017

September 18, 2017 at 01:04PM
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“See Yourself” by Yana Olegovna Yatsuk

 

“See Yourself” by Yana Olegovna Yatsuk
By Erin Rose Belair

I see you in everything I do and I wonder if you see yourself for how radiant, how beautiful, how words like radiant and beautiful feel like they don’t do you justice. Words like that don’t even reach the planet you live on. If you were me, you might see you, and the way an afternoon looks with you in it. You might see that the best way to get by is to get really close to someone as bright as you, the best way to make it through this life is to surround yourself with a smile that strings the sun in the sky. Because you know, it’s not easy being. But, if you could see yourself, then you’d know what I know. And that makes it all the better.

A series of portraits of Brianna Falcone shot by photographer Yana Olegovna Yatsuk that are light in moodiness and weighty in their laughter. A delicious recipe.









September 18, 2017 at 10:10AM
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September 18, 2017 at 10:30AM
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