I discovered Jan Skácelík via the Style-Files and what a great find it was. Jan is a graphic designer based in the Czech Republic who produces these fantastic retro prints inspired by Scandinavian mid century modern design, Cathrineholm, Stig Lindberg, Marianne Westman etc. Here are some of my favourites:
Monthly Archives: February 2011
½ cup icing sugar, plus extra, for dusting
¼ cup thickened cream
finely grated zest and juice 1 lime
1 rectangular double sponge, unfilled
edible gold glitter
- Line a 20 x 30cm slice pan with baking paper.
- In a small bowl, using an electric mixer, beat sour cream, icing sugar, cream, juice and zest until thick.
- Using a sharp knife, cut both sponge cakes in half horizontally. Place two pieces of sponge side by side in pan. Spread cream mixture evenly over sponge. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for 1 hour.
- Using a 5cm star cutter, cut out 12 stars from tray. Then cut out 12 star shapes from remaining sponge. Sandwich together. Dust with extra icing sugar and edible gold glitter to serve.
Makes approx 12
I’m a big fan of all things Orla Kiely, especially her homewares. The big bold colourful prints are instantly recognisable as hers. I was really interested to see inside her home and pleased to see her signature prints popping up everywhere:
Source: House and Home
This Apartment with its high roofs and abundance of white walls is simply beautiful. The original feature white fire place is possibly my favourite thing in this whole apartment. The owners of the apartment, which dates back to 1904, have managed to renovate the space without loosing any of the essential character of the rooms. The use of textiles and bold printed wallpaper add focal points and interest. A very relaxing space.
Source: Fresh Home
Fantastic range of rugs by Norwegian designers Permafrost. A quote from their site explains the background to the designs, “The John Deere rug offers a snapshot of life in rural Scandinavia. Heavy machinery has long since replaced the labor of farm animals, leaving its trademark tracks in the grass and mud. (On the outskirts of civilization, reading such tracks is a vital skill.)”. I think these would be lovely in a kids bedroom.
I picked up this chair a few months back from our local scrapstore and set about putting new foam in it and covering it some cheery printed fabric. I’m quite pleased how it turned out.
Before and after pictures here: