Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Lundagatan's Gem

The first thing that pops into my head when I hear or read the word Lundagatan is Lisbeth Salander  (the main character from Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy), of course.  For those of you who don't know, Lundagatan is a street in Stockholm's Södermalm district, mentioned many times in the best-selling novels, and this bright, airy flat is located precisely on that street.  What caught my eye? Well, mostly those unpretentious, cool details found in every room of this small apartment. (I'm beginning to think that every single person in Scandinavia is insanely stylish and clever, although I know that can't be the case.) 

Source: Fantastic Frank 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Oyster Catcher

Here I am, sitting in my jumper, resisting the urge to turn on the heat out of principle (Way to go, September!), so I believe it's safe to say now we can get back to those monochrome, yet cozy interiors... Lately I've been attracted to all sorts of retreats, resorts and holiday homes. (That's probably the wanderlust in me talking.) This seaside cottage has already received a lot of attention this year, but it would be a shame not to feature it here because it is truly spectacular.  The Oyster Catcher is an 18th century former net loft located in the picturesque village and fishing port of Mousehole, Cornwall. Interior design is the work of photographer Paul Massey, who is also the owner of the place and the author of these serene, toned-down photographs. Oh, and if you're interested in experiencing this coastal fairytale in person, you'll be happy to know the house is available for rent!