Author: Susanna Björklund

When ever I need inspiration I take out a book called Pictures by Tim Walker. It works every time. His pictures are magic, they are surprising, utterly beautiful and surreal. They make me happy. They are timeless also, which is pretty much for a fashion...

The endless talk about the recession is a bit much. Surely the situation is serious but panic causes panic. I am having an unrecession week, no crisis this week, not for me. No matter what, there will always be people who get on with their...

Once upon a time there was a Mom who had two small children. The family had a big, big old Chinese medicine chest with 91 drawers. - What an excellent place for a Christmas calendar, Mom thought and decided to get on with it immediately. She...

Greetings from St.Petersburg, I was there last week for the first time. Just a short trip to see fabulous ballet, more of that later. We stayed at the new W Hotel,  designed by Antonio Citterio. The atmosphere was homelike, the lounge was a big living...

Is it just me? It is dark and nasty things happen in the world every day. But somehow I am positive, somehow I feel a change in the air. After what happened in Norway last summer, there was a sense of communality in all the...

The world of photos is fascinating. Nice to see how the perception of familiar places can be played with. Lauri Eriksson won the Elle Award for best Fashion Photographer last month. Here are a couple of shots along the way. Hotel Vaakuna and the Lasipalatsi...

Finnish Tikau manufactures design products in India. The idea is to offer work for people in their own villages and to maintain old handicraft skills. On top of that they also have Tikau Share aimed directly to help. One of the projects is to help...

There are times when I wish I were a minimalist. Opening the attic door and instantly seeing the chaos is one of them. Another moment is when I try look for something with no luck, and that happens too often. So what kind of shops...

Dutch designer Floris Wubben is fascinated by natural structures. The brand new Eyrie chair was inspired by a nest of a bird. No. 3 Bench looks more comfy, though. Pictures via Floris Wubben. Linnun pesästä tuoliksi. Hollantilainen muotoilija Floris Wubben on kiinnostunut luonnon materiaaleista ja muodoista....

Houses and apartments have a soul. You sense it immediately when you walk in. Some places are touching, some not. It has nothing to do with the state or style of the renovation, or money that has been put towards the decoration. My dear friends...