I had not heard of Emily Slotte before I saw that she was the photographer of Zara homes new international baby campaign. And she is truely talented. Look at these pics. To catch children on camera when they play and don’t make funny faces is a gift… And to make Zara homes stuff look so natural in an old Swedish house is also well done.Photos from Emily Slotte and Zara home.
As promised – once a day new easter crafts on the blog. So here is the best tips if you have kids who love dough or baking. Buy marzipan and let them create the cake decoration. Because a cake like this is actually what I am going for. To go all in is so much more fun!
My kids spent 2 (!) hours making different easter decorations out of 500 g of yellow marzipan. Keep in the fridge and they will last til next week.
Marzipan figures. Photos: Johanna Hulander, Joel home.
A historic brand like Strand hotel at Nybrokajen in Stockholm meets another luxury friend in the business – Hästens beds. And they like each other. You can tell from the images. Today Hästens launched their new bedlinen series in light pink and dark navy in the softest soft satin. And I got to try out the new sheets… Bedlinen like these do cost a smaller fortune. But as some listeners to Trendpodden has told us many times – when you buy this kind of quality you only need one or two sets to wash and wear all the time.
The hotel has undergone a massive renovation with help from Wingårdh arkitekter. I like the way they have used the lighting in the bedroom with the hanging globes from Flos. In combo with smaller reading lamps built in the bed and the natural light from the large doors the light gets perfect.
The result is an international air of luxury with handmade Swedish beds from Hästens, still made in Köping and the textiles in Portugal as most others. (Will we ever see the textile industri back in Borås and Sweden again?)…
And this comfortable chair I loved! Just can’t remember the name of the company who makes it! Do you? Send a DM on insta – @joelhome! Thank you!
All photos Johanna Hulander, Joel home.
Love Johanna 👋🏼
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There are some things that work as icebreakers when you have invited new friends over for the first time. Like these things. Conversation pieces. Some of my favorites in the Interior (when it comes to new things!). It can be a pink bench from Danish Ferm Living in an unexpacted place or the golden banana from American Jonathan Adler as we speak of in episode 57 of Trendpodden… Or a little white mouse lamp from Italian Seletti.
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This weekend was the start of the Easter crafting. Now we have 1,5 week of craft making EVERY DAY. I promised the kids… So join us! First of all we only make simple things that every one can do. And I like to find ways that are recycable like these ones. You buy tulips. Throwing away some of the green petals? Use them like this instead;
Napkin holders by tulip petals:
A true quick fix and #diy for Easter crafts. I use linen napkins from Himla but you can also use ordinary paper napkins.
Photo: Johanna Hulander, Joel home.
In the last episode of Trendpodden we talk about #bucketlist . One thing on mine is Vasaloppet – a Cross country competition 90 km from Sälen to Mora in Dalarna. Today I did it. I signed up for the race – March 3rd 2019! I’ll be there! Finally it will happen. Feel so happy and excited!
Goals on the Bucket list. Vasaloppet 2019. Photo: Johanna Hulander, Joel home.
Ready to start planning. Equipment, exercise, training sessions, clothes, food!
Happy Sunday! Kram Johanna
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Friday means new flowers in the house. Daffodills for 5 euros was the deal for today. I like the color combination yellow, green and with a touch of pink (in the vase – see below). And this interior show us the way to go. Wild!
Photo: Nordiska galleriet.
#diy Simple style. Retro vase from Ikea. Photo: Johanna Hulander, Joel home.
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Never have I been this inspired to start the season of gardening and grow my own plants! So todays press event with Ellos showing their ”Garden collection” was welcomed. This year I loved the textiles and especially the bench cushions that were really beautiful in different fabrics and quality. Velvet, linen and cotton. To be used both outdoors and indoors for example in the kids or teen room.
All photos: Johanna Hulander, Joel home.
If you thought the graphic style was over in Interior Design – think again. In Scandinavia the style will never die. These are some inspiring women – Interior Designers and bloggers that use the graphic style in their interiors. Of course Lotta Agaton that has designad and styled for a new Korean bathroom brand with the Swedish name – Lagom. Not launched in Sweden yet.
A livingroom filled by classics styled by Lotta Agaton.
Photo: Lotta Agaton Interiors.
The Norwegian blogger Nina Holst run Stylizimo and is a true inspiration for the minimalistic style. Her house is a source of inspiration for people renovating a house and want to keep it sustainable and classic.
Photo: Nina Holst Stylizimo.
And Hanna Ahlin who runs Hannas Inspo on Instagram is filled with good ideas on how to make solutions that are on a budget with a graphic touch.
Photo: Hannas Inspo.
Soon off to a press event! See you on Insta if you like! Enjoy the day! Kram Johanna
Many people ask me what I have done to change my lifestyle. I normally focus on Interior Design, plants and garden, travel and some food. Things I like. But since you ask. Here is a pure health blog post:
Well, it is not super science. It is pretty much common sense. You probably know it already. But I’ll tell you what I’ve done the last 6 months to achieve where I am right now. Stronger, more painless, – 14 kg.
To get more muscles to protect the body from arthritis (one of my challenges) you need to work out. When you need to loose weight for health reasons (like in my case) you have to eat less than you normally do. And you need to know how much you should eat considered your body and goals.
So this is how I soon will reach my personal goals that I have set up:
Before you start – What are your goal/s? Only start when you know what you want to achieve! And put up milestones! ”When I reach that milestone I will go to a spa (that’s what me and my friend Emma did!) etc.
- Walk 10 000-12 000 steps a days. No, it is not easy. But nothing is! Step off the bus one stop earlier. Walk to the meeting. You know how to do it. Just do it! Stop making excuses! And meanwhile you walk – listen to Trendpodden or talk to your family and friends!
- I go to the gym twice a week. There are so many great apps to use! Like ”7 MVC” or ”Casall Training” (all free).
- No time to go to the gym? Check out my favorite trainer Olga Rönnberg and her different excercises on insta that you can practise at home.
- Get help – What are you spending money on? Can you save 60 euros? Then you can afford 45 minutes with a Personal Trainer. I took 3 sessions many years ago and and the program she made for me is still my base.
Selfie the other day after the gym. Sport top from Casall.
And invest in good quality in your training clothes! If you wash them carefully every time they will last for years.
It WAS tough to change what to eat and it still is after 6 months! The first weeks were really hard. And especially when you have a family that will be affected in one way or another… I told my kids that mom will eat more vegetables from now on to get rid of the pain and live a long life! Remember your goal!!!
- Everything is allowed to eat but not every day. I love pastries and candy. I love bread! When I eat it I choose the ones I love and enjoy!
- This is a change for life. Let it take time! Don’t measure without a plan.
- I start the day with porridge every day. I skip the jam. I skip the sandwiches – (during the weeks!). But I add berries and spices like cinnamon.
And this weekend I baked scones with almond flour, oat, rye flour and linseed. Added a bit of honey. Had plenty of cheese and some butter. So yummy!
- Lunches consist of a base of salads, quinoa, couscous or rice. Add salad, eggs, etc and top with protein like chicken, salmon, meat or shrimps. Sauce? I love them too. Hoummus, creme fraiche or a spoon of spiced yoghurt are my friends during the week. Look for inspiration at for exempel Swedish Äntligen sockerfri– Louise that run the whole concept store is a true source of inspiration (even if I still eat sugar). She will be on tour in Sweden this spring if you don’t live in Stockholm. I eat of everything if I want to – just smaller portions.
All photos: Johanna Hulander, Joel home.
This is my way of trying to stay painless, loose some weight that was needed and feel good. It suits me and my family. Love Johanna ❤️