i stumbled upon this great space, mostly because of these windows, and this beautiful loft-like space below. it lead me to fantastic frank’s — sweden’s renowned real estate site. now wouldn’t you like to rent a place like this? or, at the very least visit it? it’s called the sawmill, or sågverket — a kind of inn, cafe and conference space — Sweden’s most cozy hostel located in Härnösand, the High Coast, in Northern Sweden. i’d love to rent a space like this and host gatherings for creative entrepreneurs, bloggers and makers to meet and brainstorm. i think a serene spot like this would really invite great inspiration and clarity of mind — perfect for idea making. i can keep dreaming, but in the meantime, have a look around and for the full tour visit their website, and fantastic frank’s.
• photography via fantastic frank.
the hardest part of compiling this pinworthy post is choosing just one to highlight every other week.
fate, an online store carrying nothing but the most beautiful and timeless home accessories, is definitely one of my favorites. in my own life i have tried to cut back on filling space and concentrate on surrounding myself with things i simply love, things that are designed well — that i can see treasuring for years to come. fate. obviously embraces this concept as well.
it is no surprise that fatelondon’s pinterest boards are equally elegant. the store actually came from the boards. the founders of fate. began collecting items that inspire on pinterest and decided to take it to the next level — hence the shop. i can’t get enough of either.
a few of my favorite boards:
xo mrs. french
do you ever notice that you’ve got quite a rather common color theme going on in your pinterest pins? all of a sudden you realize you may have absentmindedly pinned a very clear color scheme. that happened for me today when i looked up and noticed it looked like a slice of summery watermelon up there on my computer monitor. i love it when that happens — feels quite serendipitous, or maybe just reflects your mood. these pins were staring back at me today, and i felt compelled to share their summery beauty.
i’m not sure what i love more — these scarves or the beautiful way they’ve been styled and photographed. these are SuTurno scarves, founded in madrid by julia vergara and javier gutierrez bayo. the design duo specialize in print design and work on international design projects for the likes of marc jacobs and zara home, but SuTurno is their personal line of limited edition products like these scarves made by local artisans combining natural products and striking prints. SuTurno also creates a lovely collection of handbags, and pillows. aren’t they lovely? i need a ride in a convertible, top down. stat!
mother magazine features a wonderful post on one of my favorite clothing designers, the bay area’s erica tanov. it’s most smashing, and as you might expect, mother interviews erica about parenting her two very charming children, but also gives a gorgeous home tour photographed by michelle drewes. their home is awfully special — previously owned by a friend’s grandfather erica bought it ‘as is’ and it’s got wonderfully eclectic bohemian bones, which erica’s decorated it in such a lovely, soulful way that quite suits the space. i could move right in. here’s a sneak peek, but hop on over to mother and view the entire home tour, and read erica’s candid interview. erica tanov has four beautiful stores — san francisco, berkeley, marin and new york city. i highly recommend a visit — her stores are as stunning as her home, and full of decor inspiration and amazing clothing designed by erica.