Thursday, August 25, 2011


  • being with family
  • meeting friends
  • hopefully enjoying the sun, the beach and the sea in Tūja
  • two weddings to attend: one Estonian, one Latvian/Portuguese
  • self-sewed dress public trial
  • discovering new/lovely/inspiring places and things
  • bringing back a BIG bag with different Latvian goods (and later sharing them with my friends in Luxembourg (maybe) :)) )
photo by Hak Lohn, found on Oh Happy Day, respresenting Geronimo ballon-troopers, inspiration for Ljokoljo

The song of the day

Monday, August 22, 2011

Rope-seat stools

And yet another DIY treat on Marta Stewart's

Cooling down

Well, it seems that summer has decided to start NOW as for the last week it has been pretty hot in Luxembourg. And typically for humans today my colleagues and me we were whining about the fact that it was sooooo hot and how much we missed the sea or any kind of bilge of water really :) And after a while my colleague sent me a link with the most spectacular swimming pools according to the local newspaper L'essentiel. And I saw my long time dream project (for somebody else to run of course :D)  - an artificial beach for Luxembourg. In Japan it is actually existing so it would only be necessary to meet for the exchange of experience :)

Is anybody out there?

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Friday, August 19, 2011

Happy w-end!

Many creative projects for the w-end + terrace party + BBQ + great weather. Hope you're going to enjoy it as well!

Some of my last week's inspirations:

Photos from House to Home

Monday, August 8, 2011


This is a part of a beautiful French country house exposed on Home Designing.

Paper Lanterns

Feel like having a garden party? Hm... I guess NOT, at least not with this weather. Nevertheless we can dream and already flex our muscles trying out this idea for the sunny days to come :)

Full description of HOW TO you can find on Martha Stewart's site.


A splendid union of two talented New-Yorkers which has resulted in EmersonMade. Emerson is creating things, and her husband Ryan is her partner. They live in their Emerson farm, write their blog, both take great photos, create beautiful things and inspire people like me :)

It turns out that a while ago one of my favourite blogs Design Sponge was visiting their farm and had an article written about them, and I've actually saved some of the photos as my favourite interior design photos so I will allow myself now to re-post some of them for you to see as well:

You can also read the full coverage in Design Sponge's sneak peeks.


Photos from EmersonMade. and Design Sponge.


Libertydeco is another great source to get inspired.


Mr. Nobody

Another beautiful experience:

Blue Valentine

A movie to see.

Monday, August 1, 2011

My room - part III

I got the wide angle lens (yippee! :)) last week so I finally could take some pictures of my room which is nearly finished. There are still some little things to be fixed. Hope I will do that soon not to spend another half of the year getting to it :)

This is how it looks now:

As I have an open kitchen and the entrance door is pretty much in the room as well I felt it is better to divide the room into two parts by having sofa turned with its' back to the entrance and placing the buffet right behind it. Besides it is very handy to put a cup of tea there or place a lamp for winter reading :) I took the upper part of the old buffet I bought, painted it white, put a wall paper on the back of it and made a frame around it using the pvc ceiling trim, I also put the same wall paper behind the glass shelves on the frontal part.

This is the famous trouble maker - dining table :) The reason for all these changes.

I still have to buy three more chairs and the idea is to have them if not all different then at least of several kind.

That wall on the left is all big huge beautiful window so it is very nice to  have a meal and observe the street or have it wide open during a hot summer day (yeah, right, like we get summer in Luxembourg at all :)).

And as you can see that radiator I've mentioned before is really ugly and out of place there so I decorated it with some cardboard letters which in my opinion add a nice touch to the scenery.

Picture below reveals the other corner of the room where I placed this wooden book/dvd/shelf to complement the wooden table in the other corner (which initially was considered to be painted...)

This lovely Rosenthal Group porcelain "bast-basket" I bought in one of the bric-a-brak fairs in Luxembourg. It is absolutely gorgeous. 

This is where my Portobello's bird cage and the books I like to list through live.

The lower part of the buffet I used as a TV set table. I painted it plain white but then realised it is just too white and tidy so I scraped off some of the paint making it look a bit dilapidated and more of a French country style.

That's it I guess. I will continue with the things I think still need to be upgraded, fixed or bought and I'll keep you posted ;)