Archive for August, 2011

Ewelinas blog got a new domain

Posted: 30. August 2011 in Design

Dear friends and regular as well as occasional followers of Ewelinas blog,

I’m so thrilled to inform you that from now on I’ll be writing to you from a new domain: ewelinasblog. The look and feel is completely the same…after all my blog is still hosted at

Here’s how the http address looks like when typed in the address field… I guess you can really tell I’m all so excited about the change 🙂

Unfortunately, I was not able to transfer the subscriptions – so all of you guys, who were subscribed to my blog on the old domain (the one that you are visiting right now) please re-enter your subscription on ewelinasblog

You’ll find the subscription field on the very top of the left-hand-side menu:

I do hope you’ll choose to continue following me in my new www home. I’m surely looking forward to seeing you there.

Speak Japanese with Donna Karan

Posted: 29. August 2011 in Design
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…or at least express your enthusiasm for this mystical country choosing Donna Karan’s newest Urban Zen furniture collection. It’s all about modern and simple manifestation of the Asian soul.

The whole collection is handmade in Bali and looks so comfy and inviting.

I really like the relaxed elegance of each furniture piece and the way the collection is unpretentious…

Donna remembered also to invite design to the garden and patio:


Posted: 28. August 2011 in Design
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I really hoped to post this article a little sooner but a really busy week at work and now the cold that’s held me down in my bed since Friday afternoon hasn’t really given me room for creative thinking ;o)

I’m still in my bed, with a bad cough. I sound as a young teenage boy who’s just undergoing voice change… but I definitely feel well enough to get ready for the next weekend’s design exhibition: Code11 in Copenhagen.

I wonder which stands and companies you’d add to your ‘my programme’ for the expo.

As a person finding delight in practical and functional solutions I’ll certainly pay close attention to ‘Small rooms‘ stand. Their mirror and ironing board in one is just ingenious. Good and and really practical design of two- or three-in-one’s will always be warm welcomed by me.

Need to refresh your memory about Code10? Read her and her.

See you in Bella Center next weekend (I’ll probably be there on early afternoon on Sunday).

What I’m dreaming of today

Posted: 23. August 2011 in Design

…a day or two in this bed and with this view:

p.s. My next post will be about Code11 – a Copenhagen-based design fair I’ve just got an invitation to 😉 Stay tuned!

I have a thought – demystified

Posted: 22. August 2011 in Design

Thanks to one of my Facebook friends, who’s been following posts from Ewelinas blog, the mystery of the ‘Dream’ bookshelf got solved 🙂

‘Dream’ was designed by Dripta Design Studio.

…you should definitely check their other products as well. They’re quite intriguing and inspiring!

Have a great day!

p.s. Thanks Karolina for you hint and for following my blog 😉

I have a thought…

Posted: 19. August 2011 in Design

…maybe you can help me figure out where this unusual bookshelf comes from?

 It’s really cool and very direct in its expression which sometimes is much better than a dozen of metaphors 😉

Pink swan project

Posted: 17. August 2011 in Design

Here’s what happens when you ask well known designers and other creative souls to come with new expresions for an old classic.

The pink swan project will soon (October ’11) be auctioned for the benefit of those in need.

I love my own orange swan and I hope that many people will fall for the beauty of this timeless Arne Jacobsen’s chair with one of the many new faces.

…here’s my personal favourite: Swan by Vicente Wolf

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Today’s inspiration

Posted: 11. August 2011 in Design
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What a floor! What a view!

I love the simplicity of this loft in London, emphasized with the grandness of the floor-to-ceiling windows and the business heart of the City that beats proudly on the horizon.

I really like the slightly dusted colour of the floor.

How many legs do you see?

Posted: 10. August 2011 in Design

…I see many 🙂

Don’t you think this is a really cool way of renewing such an ancient furniture form as the chair is?

As Kristian Lindhardt, designer behind the Sepii chair explains, the name of the chair comes from the cuttlefish order Sepiidae, as a reference to the way the chair dances around on the floor when seated, having only three legs touching ground at the same time.

…and if you want to see Sepii in rocking action, then click quickly here for a real Sepii experience.

Minimalist Kitchens with Edge

Posted: 7. August 2011 in Design

It’s always great with a helping hand now and then. Finding inspirational stuff to share on my blog has never been an issue for me. On the contrary, there’s so much inspiration surrounding me all the time that my archive is growing every day…and I only have bad remorses over not being able to show you all the new, intriguing or simply beautiful things. That is why I’m really pleased to have other writers as guest bloggers her on Ewelinas blog. Please say hello to Jennifer that I pass my word to right now:

Hi all! I’m Jennifer and I write for Arcadian Home Decor. I’ve been writing about home decor since graduating university and loved it ever since. I’m addicted to patterned fabrics, Jonathan Adler, chaise lounges, old doors, milk glass jars, antiques, and more.

Home decor is simple when creating minimalist kitchens with edge – all it takes is an uncluttered space and one main focal point. Minimalism is when rooms are stripped down to their most basic forms, and in a kitchen that translates to streamlined countertops and cabinetry with very little home accessories.

Family-Friendly Function

Minimalist Kitchens

Iroonie (via)

The wall art in this family-friendly minimalist kitchen involves nothing more than a few cooking utensils. The colourful area rug adds some pizzazz to the monochromatic palette.

Cherry Chic

Minimalist Kitchens


Minimalist doesn’t mean it lacks visual appeal – the cherry-red lacquered cabinets, white shelving and slate grey floors all mesh together beautifully.

Resto Ready

Minimalist Kitchens

The Everyday Minimalist (via)

Minimalist kitchens with edge often mimic their contemporary commercial counterparts – this grey and white space, reminiscent of a trendy cafe, features modern furniture in the form of high-back stools.

Simple Nature

Minimalist Kitchens

NewHouseOfArt (via)

A minimalist kitchen is all the more soothing and inviting when decked out in organic hues like this white, chocolate brown and beige room, with only subtle touches of table decor.

Marvellous Mustard

Minimalist Kitchens

Home Design Inspiration (via)

Minimalist kitchens outfitted in foodie colours are always a hit, such as this mustard yellow space – and who wouldn’t love the quirky lettering wall decor?

White House

Minimalist Kitchens

Batam Housing (via)

Nothing is more minimalist than stark white – the only drops of colour are a shelf filled with cookbooks and a single yellow table lamp, giving it that much needed flavour.