Sunday, February 28, 2010

A new coat hanger please...

I've had this thing that I'd like to do but I can't seem to get around to doing it. I'd like to spray paint a couple of mounted deer antlers in say bright red and use them as a coat hangers. I think it would look super cool and in a way it's a form of re use or second life product thinking. However, I have to get my hands on some antlers and preferably at a price that doesn't ruin me! Until then I'm inspired by these hangers however they would not work at our know me...I always crave color ;-)

Ho ho hooot!

Made an owl this weekend and it's now for sale in the shop at SEK 500. Front on owl in designer fabric by Alexander Henry. Super cute! Measures 34 x 33 cm.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

I have a new love....

If you're like me...i.e. you LOVE color you'll adore the new addition to the web shop! These handmade/handpainted dolls are made by a lovely woman in UK. Lova who was born in Madagascar but raised in Paris, France makes the most vibrant Russian dolls that will be the prefered choice for my daughter, WOW! I JUST LOVE THEM!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

A new DIY project

So I've been missing my own note board/Inspiration board. Something to look at when inspiration fails or when I need a reminder of what's important or where that certain business card is or my favorite pen ;-) So here you have it. It's's not great. I used what was available at home. Used a piece of my indonesian batik fabrics and some ribbon I had lying around. For storage I used old tin cans that I dressed up in some nice patterned paper and some trimming and ribbons. Some stapling later and after a few frustrating screams...(mainly at my 2-year old for going nuts with all the tools and tearing apart just about everything I did)...voilá! it's done.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Summer Lovin'

Here's 50x50 cm that's bursting with summer colors. It's my "still-drying-so-fresh" painting ;-) I just put the finishing touches this morning :-)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

In need of inspiration

So I was roaming the internet this morning desperate for some inspiration. If you've read the recent post I've been feeling kinda shitty ;-) Trying to keep my inspiration and creativity flowing I needed an injection and where better to search for that then the world wide web. Thank god for internet and google ;-) So here's todays catch...

I am absolutely in LOVE with that chair...

Do you see a pattern? Bamboo...I just love it! I should be living somewhere else...

Not the usual way the "Egg chair" is pictured but I must say I prefer of a kind...

Love the shade...and the unexpected dark wallpaper behind the light, pastel colors in the textiles..

The coolest boho cosy and inviting...nothing sterile here....

Same goes for this living room...(from the same featured article)...personal, homey, inviting...I can see myself all snuggly in the sofa in front of the fire with a cup of tea...mmmm...

Who say's you need a bookcase ;-) Kind a tricky when you need a book on say "shelf" no 3 though...also not so good with children goin' crazy around the house ;-)

Some inspiration for the little ones....this shelf is too cute...

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Last shade...I promise!

I had one last shade I hade to remake in my daughters room and here is the result. Pretty cute, don't you think? I wish I had a whole army of shades I could pimp. Visited some flea markets yesterday, didn't find a thing...and let me tell you I was DESPERATE, which shows just how bad Swedsh flea marets are. Well around here where I live anyway. Theres just a lot of crap that nobody wants in their own home so they leave it to the flea market. Like a dumpster of bad taste. I'm so disappointed! Maks me wanna move abroad all the more. An while I'm in this miserable state I might as well complain about the weather ;-) Where's spring? Where are my snowdrops and crocus? I'm getting tired of this looong and cold winter.
I'll listen to "The book of love" by Peter Gabriel and "A womans work" by Maxwell and all is well...

Monday, February 15, 2010

Love my stuff...

I know you're not supposed to say that you love your own stuff but I DO! I included a collage of some of my products and I do LOVE them all!

Inspired by ikat & Suzani

Ok, so as you may or may not know that I have inluded some ikat pillows in my pillow cover collection at I think these hand woven silk fabrics are simply stunning and like many of the pieces for sale on the shop they have a wonderful history.

The images below just show a few different ways how ikat fabric POP UP just about everywhere. On the catwalk, on the wall, on your clutch or on a chair....I LOVE IT! The pillows that I have for sale are from Uzbekistan, hand woven by the most talented local artists from Tashkent.

I also have two beautiful vintage suzanis for sale on the web shop. These are also from Uzbekistan. These are a real treat for the eye. I included some inspiring images below on less traditional use of Suzanis.

Perfect to drape over a chair or a stool

Or drape it over the end of a bed

Abolutely fabulous as a table cloth on a round table.

One of the two Suzani's that I for sale on PilLove (circa 1971)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

Hope you have a beautiful Valentins Day!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Your thoughts please...

Ok boys and girls I would like to know what you think. Here are some of the fabrics that I am contemplating ordering for my next collection. I have a problem choosing though, so here's your chance to have your say in what the coming collection could turn out to look like. The first montage is over children's fabric, so needless to say this will be the Children's Collection. The other two montage's feature two different collections a more earthy one and the last one with light spring/summer colors. Please tell me which ones are your favorites.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

PimP mY shaDE the sequal...

So I had two lampshades so here's the total makeover of shade no. 2. Looks cute with one of the owls that I have for sale in the shop. It's incredible what you can do with an IKEA furniture as base. You're not that worried if it turns out not so great cos it didn't cost you that much to begin with.

New Painting

A new creation where I played around with lines again but in a maybe more sofisticated way than with the striped one. Turned out quite well....kinda always I love my gold so there's gold leafing of course ; ) It just gives it that extra bling that I love.

Monday, February 8, 2010

PimP mY shaDE

Before the total makeover ; )

So I had this idea that sprung out of the fact that the lamp shades in my daughters room where so bland and boring. And I find most shades that you buy at the store uninteresting or just so expected for a childrens room. I want COLOR (as always!) but in the right way ; ) So I decided to pimp one of her old ones. I think it works, what do you think? Another great business idea...pimp my shade

Sunday, February 7, 2010

The new collection...

The new Japanese collection all in pink and purple shades of lovely...

Close up of pink & purple heaven sprinkled with humour and retro vibe...

Same, same but different, chocolate brown,
orange and turquiose...

And yes! I want them all! Here they all are featered
on our bed and sofa...YUMMY!

These pillows are like all my other ones done in 100% natural fibers for easy wash. Super quality in fabric and sewing and truly fun and original. I think they look great when combined together...a little romantic flowers dusted with a retro car or pig covered in cob web...SUPER FUN! Look for them in the webshop!