Dutch 18th Century Farm House...


Photos by Morten Holtum via Skona Hem 


Beautiful home in Iceland....

Did you have a nice Easter weekend?
So after a few days of moving and settling
in to my new home in London, I am back with you :)
I am so happy and comfortable here,
I feel like I have come home.
I it!
So here I have for you today a very
beautiful family home in Reykjavík
I love the floors, infact...I love all of it!
Enjoy lovely people and it's nice to be back....


Nordic twist on the Royal wedding...

If you are in London at the time of the royal wedding
you simply must pop into Madsens for some free 
Champagne & “Kransekage” (marzipan biscuit)
There is also the chance to win a 22 ring wedding cake!
We have these kransekage in Iceland also...
they are delicious and look great at a wedding or
some other important celebration....
Just book a table for dinner or lunch on the 29th April and you 
will be entered into the competition.

 Here is the recipe of the month from Madsens...Kransekage 

Our Kransekage recipe comes from Trina Hahnemanns' cookbook
 "The Scandinavian Cookbook". The book with lots of other fantastic recipes 
is also sold in the restaurant at the usual retail price

Kransekage - makes 24 biscuits

100g almonds
200g caster sugar
2 egg whites
500g homemade marzipan (see below)
200g dark chocolate
Homemade marzipan
500g blanched almonds
100g icing sugar, plus extra for kneading
50ml water

Whizz the almonds in a food processor and keep whizzing 
until they become a paste. Add the icing sugar, whizz again, then add
 the water and whizz again.
Take the marzipan out of the food processor and kneed it on a work
 surface dusted with icing sugar. The paste can be kept 
up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.

Stir the almonds and sugar together in a food processor until finely
 mixed together. Add the egg and whizz until the mixture is smooth. 
Make sure the mixture does not get too.

Grate the marzipan and then blend it into the almond mixture. 
Put the mixture in a bowl when finished, cover 
it with and leave in the refrigerator until 
the next day.

Shape the mixture into 24 rectangular cakes about 2 cm 
wide an 6 cm. 
Preheat the oven to 190°C. Place the cakes on a baking tray with baking
paper and bake for 15-18 minutes. 
When done, leave to cool.

Melt the chocolate and then dip the bottom of each almond 
cake in the chocolate and leave to set on some baking paper.

Best enjoyed with a cup of coffee or tea!


L O V E N O R D I C 





This is a very nice home in West London...
It's the creation and home of architect Cathy Curran
I LOVE the Dinesen floors which are my dream floors...
Jealous... me?? Just a bit :)



Some very nice shots from 
Anders Schønnemann's portfolio
for you today. Happy Monday lovely people!

.....................................................Found via Automatism



These very nice cushions by
Linda Björg Arnadóttir
Oh my goodness more to add to the list
I'm not sure if I'm going to fit everything 
into my new (but smaller) apartment 
in London...


Cakes and things...

I have just discovered this very yummy blog
this blog shows the creations of Australian
computer programmer - turned cake decorator 
& party stylist Naomi. The cakes and other bits 
look beautiful and the styling is just perfect....

.....find her blog here and her website here



I am a huge fan of British architect John Pawson
and one of my favourite of his projects
is the Novy Dvur Monastery in the Czech Republic
Pure, simple, understated beauty.


Photo of the week....


Love this...

Writing in lights on the wall....



In the UK it is not easy to find really good quality paint.
Paint with a pigment so rich and dense that you don't need to
use several coatings.
I have been using Farrow and Ball paint for years,
it is the best paint I've ever used and I am addicted to
the 'Elephants Breath' colour ♥ Well now they have just
introduced some new colours along with some very nicely
styled pictures on their website, here are a few of them....


Cintamani - Dress Code Iceland

I am very proud to have one of Iceland's most
successful companies onboard as a sponsor ;)
Cintamani produce the creme de la creme of
clothes designed for the outdoors
and are beautifully made (I have some  myself).
They are tested in the harsh
Icelandic climate where the weather is more
changeable than anywhere in the world...
They deliver worldwide and have designated
websites for Europe, USA and Canada.
Take a look, the website is beautiful...
Welcome Cintamani!


Love these....

White cake lace coasters
very cute...



Beautiful work from Nicolas Mathéus

How are you all today?
The sun is shining here and I am clearing
out my apartment as we are moving next week
Its amazing the things you find!
Today I have posted some amazing photography
by Nicolas Mathéus, I have shown his work before but
here are a few (to me) more recent shots.

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