Design Shopping in Gothenburg #2

Hello, here’s the second part of my Design Guide of Gothenburg. I shot so many photos that it took me a while to organise and edit all of them. (p.s. Have a look at my Flickr Album  for more city and architectural photos …)

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Design Shopping in Gothenburg #1

I really love when I go to a new city and find some time to browse Design Shops. I had a very nice trip to Gothenburg the last week, the weather was surprisingly very hot too!!

Gothenburgh Design Guide

Here’s a little Shopping Design Guide of the city:

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A DIY Restaurant by IKEA

Yesterday I visited the new IKEA pop up Restaurant in London Shoreditch (East London)

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The Dining Club (that’s what it’s called)  features a DIY restaurant where you’re the chef, an IKEA cafe, serving Swedish delicacies, inspiring workshops, and a small shop too.

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H&M Home Collection

I recently just found out that H&M has a lovely Home Collection. A bit late in discovering this, I know, but it was a good surprise.

I found on Stylizmo  (of my favourite blogs) the photo of this beautiful bookend:

I was so surprised when I found out it was from H&M…. I never knew they also have a Home collection, like Zara Home or French Connection Home.  After all H&M is a Scandinavian brand, so I must check that out!

Last Sunday I was in the centre with my boyfriend for a quick shopping,  before our visit to Ireland next week, and I didn’t miss the opportunity to drag him into and H&M shop.

I couldn’t find the bookend, but I discovered  a lot of lovely things. The prices are also very accessible. Here’s my wishlist:

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  1. Small Wire Basket 2. Stoneware Jug 3. Patterned Tea Towel 4.Felted Storage Basket 5. Stoneware Mug 6.Round Mirror 7. Basket in Metal wire 8. Round Tray

For now I bought just a new Natural Linen Duvet cover, very nice and fresh, perfect for these last London Summer days. But I’ll be back soon 🙂

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Did you know H&M Home? Did you buy any good thing there? How is the quality?

S

 

 

 

The Perfect Bedside table

Choosing the perfect bedside table isn’t an easy task. Especially when there’s not much available space.

With only 34 cm to play with, this was my selection shortlist :

COFFE TABLE OPTIONS

1. Backenzahn stool | e15 – £638

2. Fosta Stool | IKEA – £ 8

3. Hay Tray Square table – £ 119

4. VITTSJÖ | IKEA – £ 20

5. Butcher Table | Ethnicraft – £ 259

I decided to go for number 3, the Hay Tray square small table, white matte.

I can’t stress enough how minimal, pure, elegant and practical this table is!!! I also managed to get on the latest sales for a bit less than 100£ (yeahhh !!!)

It fits the space perfectly, the only problem I had was that it’s a bit too low for the height of the bed, which stop me from buying a matching one (I’ve never been a big fan of mirrored bedside tables anyway…).

I managed to solve the problem by placing a MUJI shelf raiser underneath, where I can also store some of my magazines and books.

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The small Eclisse Lamp by Artemide, is the perfect final touch: a masterpiece designed by the Italian designer Vico Magistretti.

WHAT I LIKE: Simple and elegant

WHAT I DON’T LIKE: The tray sits loose on the metal frame (even if sometimes it’s useful)

WHAT I’D CHANGE: Having a slightly taller option would be nice…

Hope you like it.

S

P.S. The links above are not sponsored in any way…All pics are mine 😉