Hello everyone and Happy new year! I hope you had a lovely start, I disappeared a bit from social media and the blog, as I was spending some lovely time both in Ireland and Italy. It’s been one of the longest Xmas holidays I had in ages and I really enjoyed that!
This year resolution will be just one, and I’ll have to try and stick to it: switch off from the phone a bit more (travelling to a place without a good internet connection of wifi made me realize how addicted I am to it…). So as soon as we got home my lovely husband suggested starting by keeping the phones away from the bedroom and getting an old style Alarm Clock.
Now that might sound funny but it’s hard to still find alarm clocks in shops as everyone is using mobiles phones, and especially to find nice design ones…. but with a little research here’s my top 10 alarm clock list:
Life has been pretty hectic in the last few weeks, lots of deadlines at work, and trying to squeeze in my half-marathon training with the rest of the daily tasks it’s been pretty challenging….pffff relax that’s what I need!!!
This amazing Vincent Van Duysen Penthouse in Antwerp seems to offer the perfect place to relax and clear the mind. I wish I could spend some time there today:
I’ve always been a big fan of his architecture and style and this penthouse it’s not disappointing me: it seems to be a brilliant expression of his minimal style.
I’ve been on the hunt for a Lounge Chair for a while, I quite like the fact that our living space is open and not cluttered, but at the same time, I’d love to have a little reading corner, where you can curl up and get cozy while watching some movies…
I quickly realized that beautiful armchairs are pretty expensive – sigh – so I started making a short list of my favorite ones:
I have to admit I am a last minute Xmas present kind of person, running around like crazy the last days to try and find something. So I’m happy to share with you some last minute GIFT IDEAS:
So I’m happy to share with you some last minute GIFT IDEAS:
1/ GIFT FOR SISTER, MOTHER, GIRLFRIENDS:
- Marble Coasters – Oliver Bonas
- Roud Mirror- Moebe
- Personal MINI Jewels box – Nomess
- Bottle Grinder – MENU
- Hang On – Norman Copenhagen
- Räsymatto apron – Marimekko
- How to Hygge – The Secret of Nordic Living
- Sholder Canvas Tote – Stighlorgan
2/ GIFT FOR BROTHER, FATHER, BOYFRIENDS:
- Passport Case – MUJI
- Rolltop Backpack – Stighlorgan
- Wireless Headphones – Urbanears
- Tumbler Alarm Clock – Menu
- Webbing Belt – Stighlorgan
- Bike Light – Lucetta
- The Right Tool – Card
- Cognac Glasses – Normann Copenhagen
I hope you’ll find it useful! Have you got all your presents sorted already?
P.S.Most of the pieces are available with prompt delivery, but always double check on the website or try and find it in a shop.
I’m so happy to share here on the blog, that the photos I took of our London Flat have been published on Apartment Therapy‘s website:
and on the Italian Magazine CasaFacile.it
I hope you’ll enjoy the Home Tour of our calm, minimal London flat 🙂
P.S. If you wanna publish it on your blog, web or magazine, just let me know. I am always delighted to share my photos with you!