Tuesday, September 30, 2008


I love these Schemel benches from taschide, they look like they're wearing lil' booties.. :) They are made from beech wood and can stand alone or in a row. Alone it is a beautiful small seat. In a line it becomes a long bench.

Natural Cleaning Products

After my last post i thought i'd go look up some natural cleaning supplies. :) Here's the Mrs. Meyers All Natural & Great Smelling Cleaning Kit and Surface Scrub, Nellie's All Natural Super Clean Laundry Nuggets. All of the cleaning supplies are made with natural essential oils, are biodegradable and phosphate-free, and they never test on animals. You’ll find the products are good for your house, your nose, and the environment. All available here.

images & info text from delight.com

Cleaning Day

Today is cleaning day at the Smidhagens. We're getting some help with the cleaning, with my cleaning supply "kit" wicker basket, we're all raring to go.....grills, toilets, fans, floors and dusting.....check!

Joakim says we can't call Spring Cleaning coz we don't get spring here so we're gonna call it "Raya Cleaning" What do you guys think of organic cleaning supplies? Apparently it's good for those trying to get pregnant... :) like me!

Catch some sun and put it in a jar

Oooh i'm so facinated by anything that glows! Just as a jam jar stores jam, the Sun Jar from delight .com collects and stores sunshine so that you can use it at night. Designed by Tobias Wong, we'd be lying if we told you we're not completely obsessed with this simple, adorable and fabulously functional Sun Jar. Leave it in the sun all day, and watch it light up at night. When fully charged, the Mason jar will glow for 5 hours. We love sun!

images & info text from delight.com

Monday, September 29, 2008

Phillips Living Colour

LivingColors is an exciting innovative new form of lighting for your home, putting endless colour at your fingertips. Express yourself and colour your emotions, capture your mood and constantly change the colour of your home. I think it goes at about $150+ in Singapore. We've tried it out before using the remote to change the colours and it works really well and is user friendly.

I love the design too, it reminds me of a speaker system i've seen in the mac store. I think it would work best as a night light in a baby's room.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Good memories - Europe trip Feb-June 2006

This was a post from my Europe trip two years ago on an old blog address. I miss traveling so so much! I love how i wake up every morning thinking 'what exciting thing should i do today and what will my next destination be?' Can't wait to get away again! This Europe trip took me through England, Germany, Sweden, Netherlands and Denmark.

Next trip will be to Bangkok in Jan, and hopefully back to the UK and Sweden next! :)

harlooo my loves, i will be in wales till Wednesday then flying to berlin to see tanja and kak fareen! How Exciting!! i'll be flying german wings to get there from liverpool. will get pix of wales in my next post when i get on the internet again! lots of love tas

Car Mobel

Ahhh i'm in love! This has to be my favourite furniture store ever! Thank you holly for introducing me to this lovely german store! Everything in this store would look so good in my home! Wish they had a store here too!

photos from carmobel

Birdy Etsy Finds

Love these beautiful sparrow plates from justmare, the custom tiny text dove bowl from palomasnest, the handmade ceramic tray by gigiphillips, Simon the blackbird wire sculpture by bluedogrose, green bird hand bound notebook by paperloin, cherry blossom branch with birds vinyl decal from singletonestudios and the lola pillow by jkhilldesigns.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Ice Hotel

How cool is this!! hehe

Sweden's Ice Hotel is built from scratch every year. A new design, new suites, a brand new reception - in fact everything in it is crisp and new. The Ice Hotel is situated on the shores of the Torne River, in the old village of JukkasjÀrvi in Swedish Lapland.

10 000 tons of crystal clear ice from the ‘ice manufacturing plant’, the Torne River, and 30 000 tons of pure snow generously supplied by Mother Nature are needed to build the Ice Hotel every year. The hotel sleeps over 100 guests, and every bedroom is unique.

Covering more than 30,000 square feet, the Ice Hotel includes an Ice Chapel, the hotel itself, an ice art exhibition hall, a cinema and last but not least, the world famous ‘Absolut Ice Bar’.

from www.scantours.com