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(un)conscious shopping

I woke up from deep sleep around 3.30am to find that husband in bed had been replaced with a small child and half a dozen toy sharks. I must have – for some inexplicable reason – decided to have a browse on the Finnish auction site Huuto.net, and in my half-sleep I guess I bid for yet another Artek E60 stool and went back to sleep. I won it, it’s in Finland. Nice bright yellow though! A bit of spring vibe in the middle of our flood warnings. Lesson: do not keep iPads under your bed.

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Concrete House in Lagnö, Sweden

Happy Friday! I could not sleep last night for all the BIG PLANS. Here’s today’s house porn, I shall wait while you pick your jaw off the floor…

This concrete wonder is in Lagnö in the Stockholm archipelago, and it is the handiwork of Tham & Videgård Arkitekter who are famous for reinterpreting traditional structures in a way that makes you go slightly weak at the knees. From the road, you see a concrete wall. On the other side facing the sea, a swimming pool and a sprawling partly glass covered veranda, massive floor to ceiling teak windows and a view to the sea. With a rather modest 100 square metres it manages to look discreet and not like a cold war mausoleum. Inside, it’s Artek-tastic. I love it. Can someone get a message to the owners that I would like to be their friend and come and live here? Please?

Featured in Residence magazine, styled by Lotta Agaton.

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