Let’s start this Monday with a typical Friday and fredagsmys post, since last week I missed to upload one. I could easily picture myself taking an early lunch for some design inspiration at Tiger Sushi, especially on a Monday since I am always craving some extra inspiration to start my work week with.
The designer behind this space is Joanna Laajisto who as of lately has been highlighted by many bloggers out there. And I am not surprised since her designs feel timeless and posses a feeling of elegance yet simplicity. This space here, Tiger Sushi, I feel has a rather relaxed vibe to it, with a nice balance between Scandinavian and Asian influences, just what I am in the mood for.
Credit: Design - Joanna Laajisto / Photo - Milko Ryhänen
What do you say, would you come over and join me for some sushi at this place?
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Did you see any nice looking book covers and coffee tables lately? I stumbled upon these goodies. I particularly like the casual look of using one of the stacked shelves from Muuto as a little coffee table or side table next to a sofa.
I am not sure about you, but to me a messy home creates somewhat a hinder for me mentally. It is probably arguable but keeping a home tidy and clean does improve ones wellbeing, both mentally and physical. But, with busy lifestyles it is really difficult to keep the energy up when it comes to having that neat and clutter free home. To me looking at real estate objects, like this one from Skandia Mäklarna does the trick in motivating me.
This particular home oozes organization and cleanliness. Ok, the home has been styled, but judging from some of the materials applied in the interior this homeowner -an Art Director in Sweden- might always keep his home this neat. What material am I referring to? Well seeing that he has a marble countertop, which is nothing but stunning, it also needs to be taken care of so no staining happens, hence I am assuming that he is a rather neat person.
Credit: SkandiaMaklarna Via Emmas designblogg
Well, my little analysis there might not be correct, but what I am sure of is that I will use this gorgeous home as an inspiration for my lifestyle moodboard. So what do you say, do you think you can keep your home as tidy and clean as this one?
When I look for photographers I not only look for stunning photos but to those pieces which inspire me to decorate a space around. Those images that simply takes me out of reality and in to a dream world of visualization.
A photographer that takes photos which evokes this feeling is Hungarian Akos Major. With a keen eye for composition and colours I am finding his pieces hard to resist. Born in 1974 he spent some time studying Arts and Design in Budapest where he gained a degree in Visual Communication. After having worked 10 years in the Ad-agency he decided to take the leap of faith and go as a freelance designer/photographer. Aren’t we happy he did so?
The photos which one can see in his portfolio are travel and landscape photos. They all possess a feeling of familiarity and serenity due to its organic settings yet they have a mystical feeling as they are all taken from a land far off. Cambodia, Turkey, Thailand and UAE are places which illustrates these settings here. Since I have a love for travelling and discovering new cultures it might not be a surprise why his photos are so appealing to me.
When I talked to Akos through email the other day it showed that he had a rather casual feel about his work. He in fact does not define these images as work since they are all travel photos.
“[...] these photos are records of places I’ve visited, tourist photos -in my style. I was carrying my film cameras and was shooting everything that caught my interest.”
We also talked a bit about style and he shared that he prefers taking photos in serene settings. He tries to stay away from busy cities but says that he has a soft spot for Bangkok and is eager to go back for a visit with his camera. Since I have never been to Bangkok, I am hoping that he will get his wish come true and wants to share his discoveries with us yet another time.
Credit: Akos Major
Do you recall last weeks creative office; Locomotiv designed by Stockholm based, MER? It is a fantastic space that I can not take my eyes of. The same design studio has decorated this space; the office of a consult company called Netlight. I could not resist but to add this to our creative office column. I mean how fabulous isn’t the herringbone flooring oh and did you see the horse?! Have a look below what my interior design friend Victoria thinks about it.
One of the things I love about office design is how creative you can afford to be, especially when it comes to incorporating your branding in new and unique ways. One of the companies who do this to fantastic effect themselves is IT management and consulting company Netlight.
Netlight are a genuine consulting firm who thrive on gaining results for their clients. As a result, they’ve acquired offices in Stockholm, Oslo, Munich and London, and had leading design firm MER decorate them in a really creative way.
What I love most about MER’s design is the mish-mash of themes. A looming baroque centrepiece sits atop a collection of opulent rugs, while modern contemporary chairs and a floating, cloudlike light form a stark contrast. It’s stark in the very best way though, illustrating how creative and forward thinking Netlight are as a company. They even have a company horse carrying their business colours and a branded saddle blanket!
This purple theme also continues in Netlight’s beautiful boardrooms and meeting rooms. As well as further cementing their branding, the colour purple is associated with creativity, quality and truth. It’s the perfect colour for this kind of company and environment! The further you delve into this creative office, the more great little touches you find. Corridors made up of sheer white curtains reflect the light to really brighten up the space, and even boast glowing arrows to guide visitors around the premises.
Once you reach the dining and chill out areas of the Netlight office, it really opens out. Bright, refreshing light bounces around the room to make it appear even more open, while simple wooden desks, geometric counter tops and a natural wood floor add a really arty touch. When it comes to incorporating company branding into an office, Netlight are one of the best. They’ve managed to mix a variety of different design trends to really encapsulate what they’re about and show they have a fun side. This is essential for modern businesses who want to identify with not just their clients, but their employees too. What’s your favourite part of the Netlight office?
Credit: Netlight / Photo - Jason Strong / Design - MER
- Victoria Crawcour