Friday Faves: Things That Make You Go Mmmm

baby panda triplets

Waaah! It’s been a lovely week and a sad week, with lots of you playing our decorate with plant challenge (here + 7 practically unkillable indoor plants in case you missed it), good news of baby panda triplets born in China Zoo and other such delight.

Yet we also lost a big one, Robin Williams, and that reminded us of daily struggles of depression and the fact that mental illness is still a taboo, even with so many of us suffering.

So this weekend’s links are intended to make you smile and generally add to your happiness today and for the weekend: think food, art (especially of the woven persuasion) and a healthy dose of interior goodness.

Rest and wonder to you all.

xnat + tip

Our Favourites:

stupendous splendiferous butter knife

this genius butter knife (you can invest in it on kickstarter) – tx Leehee

sea salt roasted baby artichokes

chocolate + seasalt is always a good idea

perfect english jacket potatoes

you’ll find me here (below)

Antokolsky-penthouse-by-Pitsou-Kedem_dezeen

these stairs

this kids room

this ikea spice rack hack

Lina Remmel’s beanbags (via Diana)

La Fete’s cute crochet hats and knitted garlands

pompom blanket muima bigcartel

this Pompom blanket (above)

Rugs by Gur a fab artist- traditional Portuguese weaving collab, for frames or floor and these great Artisan rugs and blankets at Joinery

Lace Sreet art

and Ferm Living’s AW14 collection (the layered rug trend is still big for Autumn/Winter it seems)

ferm living aw 2014 iving room layered kelim rugs

Happy weekend! x

 

 

 

Friday Favourites: Summertime Edition

Summer’s on our mind. Think long, hot, sticky, ice-cream filled, kids not at school, days. Think aircon. Think holidays. Think suncream. Think lying in this DIY hammock.

DIY Summer Hammock via Remodalista

DIY summer hammock by Remodalia (tx Zoe)

Or if you’re like me, wondering how it’s almost mid-August…? And busily woking. You may have noticed that Tip and I are growing Apartment Diet the business, coaching and ecourse offerings, Happy House Rules and more. We love creating happy healthy homes for our clients and with you all and want to be able to do this full time.

And of course, happy warm winter to our Southern hemisphere friends! Don’t worry, there are links for you too ;)

This week’s Friday Favourites:

ikea hack sketchinc doorknobs
Tip’s genius ikea hack idea – using Sketchinc’s gorgeous wooden doorknobs (above)

This ice cream pillow

Cookies + Cups ridiculous smores marshmellow milkshake (In time for National S’mores Day on Sunday- tx Myan)

Grey ombre nails

Waiting for summer by Asia Pietrzyk
Art for my wall Waiting for summer | by Asia Pietrzyk (via Bonnie Tsang)

Sarah’s Rapini Noodle Bowl

This shared kidsroom by Aura by Tracie Ellis  (especially the diy-able triangle headboards!)

Anatomy of a Weaving Loom by Natalie Novak Combed Thunder
Anatomy of Weaving Loom by Natalie Novak  (tx Mel Bomba)
These cotton sun shades  (via Designlovefest)
and Si’s  summer make up

Happy Friday, Summer (/Winter) and Happy Weekend!

TGIF: Friday Inspiration, Yummies + Link Pack

pineapple-boat the house that larsbuilt

TGIF! Don’t you just want to dive into this pineapple boat ?!

Somehow it’s August 1st and this week flew by with Tip coming back from a lovely week away and me taking some rest and distracting myself from the situation here in Tel Aviv with some great client work. We’re re-focusing our business so that we have a business model that works and allows us to do what we love – work with you all to Design & Create Happy Healthy Homes.

We spent the week on our #happyhouserules: The Power of Paint and some DIY paint tips. Folks are playing along with us over on Instagram: Join us & say hi! And of course, here’s some of our favourite links and inspiration from the internet this week.

Kidsroom bunk beds girls by kronprinsessene

Favourite Pins

Our Kids Board was on FIRE this week especially these kidrooms: this and this gorgeous girls room above

Also loving this great kids linen by Feliz

 

gummy bear popsicles

Goodies + Links Gummy bear popsicles anyone?

Pineapples & summer fruit are STILL trending – like Jennifer Loiselle’s collection, this t-shirt + Tip’s new hall pineapple-ish chandelier

Live with a cat? Emily’s cat friendly design tips are for you (for pet + cat owners everywhere)

In case you’re don’t want to paint, here are 10 ways to add colour without paint Justina’s thoughts on being called an interior designer resonated with me because like her while we help people to create happy healthy spaces our primary training is more change and process focused: with a lot of other formal and informal education in coaching, design, teaching, business, finance and more. While Tip is doing an interior design course but it’s not our main background. What we do have a lot of experience in is helping people make real changes, finding their own styles, creating spaces that feel great and doing the real work to deal with their stuff and cementing strategies to organise and manage their homes…and working with them to make changes that last.  Lots to ponder on but would love to hear your thoughts on this too!

Hem: Accessible beautiful design yes please!

How to make perfect hardboiled eggs: Works everytime

Avocado, spinach & mozarella pizza: I’ll make it this weekend (or next week if I’m too lazy)

TGIF + a happy weekend folks, nat (& tip)

Swiss Miss: Don’t complain – make things better

Just wanted to share this great talk by Tina aka Swiss Miss

Seriously inspired – with questions like “what’s your superpower?” and comments like don’t complain – make things better, have fun with work and how having kids drove her and how her side projects became her successes…how could you not be?

Apartment diet started out as our side project so it feels extra inspiring. Thanks Tina for sharing so honestly, hope you all enjoy too!

 

TREND ALERT: Day beds, especially the army stretcher style.

This one by Artilleriet via Stil

“Don’t complain, make things better”

Great advice and inspiration for us all! For our homes, work & lives.

Be inspired by Swiss Miss’ story on design sponge:
http://m.designsponge.com/2013/05/biz-ladies-profile-tina-roth-eisenberg-of-swiss-miss.html

one more from nybrogatan 57

this kitchen is inspiring me for my next home ;)

they have a word for it!

nevver > Yugen

letterpress shelves

real space vignette by garance dore

dark swedish bedroom. with fabulous wallpaper!

i’m not this daring but it’s a good kick in the ass to try different things.

tx desire to inspire