Monday, 26 August 2013


I've been experimenting with some styling around the apartment lately. 

I've been really into a deserty, mid-west vibe so I picked up some cacti from IKEA last time I was there. I also picked up this awesome teak carving from a decor store. 

I loved the tone of the wood, its shape and its texture. 

I've also gotten into plants - in a big way.

I was at a friend's apartment a few months ago, and was really inspired by their look: minimal decor, with white walls and a ton of simple green plants. It was such a fresh look, so not to be outdone I too went out and bought a bunch of plants and set them all around my apartment.

What a difference.

...And this. Among the ever growing bounty of treasures from my Oma's house, I also scored this awesome deer head. Oddly, a deer head is something I have always wanted for my apartment. I already have several pairs of antlers (also from Oma) but this just takes my interest in taxidermy to an entirely new level of intensity. 

The head was mounted on a very typical, crest-shaped wooden mount that was very outdated looking. So, I decided to remove it from its mount entirely and hang it directly to the wall for a much more contemporary look. 

More plants! My vintage lamp! Yet another inherited teak table! The deer is overseeing all this action, and seems to approve. 

For merely a couple dollars for each plant, I paid very little money to freshen up the place and make it feel even more sophisticated.

Speaking of sophistication, I leave you with an artsy photo of evening light in our living room.

Ooh la-la. 


Sunday, 11 August 2013


As I recently warned you, I was about to come into the possession of some highly desirable items for the apartment. I think I suggested that "you will DIE OF JEALOUSY" but I hope you can fan your eyes over the following few images of a newly acquired vintage teak dining room table long enough for you to enjoy them before perishing. 

... I know right?

Assuming you are still alive, how sweet is this table? When I say it was "acquired", I am referring to the fact that it was given to me by my beautiful, 79-year-old Oma. (Oma = German for grandmother). Oma is moving out of her house of 50 years, which was chockfull of beautiful, pristine condition teak furniture.

A couple later posts will also be dedicated to new things for the apartment. They are all equally awesome!

But this table (and all the other pieces) are so legit. This "MADE IN DENMARK" stamp is stamped branded on the underside of the table, just to secretly declare its Danish legitimacy.  

The table also has slide-out extensions at both ends, and the table's legs aren't even removable. This thing is SOLID. 

You may have noticed I decided to move my Persian Rug from the living room to the dining room. I am still searching for a new living room rug

My Oma also had this vintage plywood chair lying around, which I also grabbed. Apparently it was my Mom's when she was small, and so I had to fight my Mom for possession.

Mommy can't have. 

Stay tuned for a few more pieces on this here blog... if you can survive it.