New chairs, the police & a drunk man.

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Last night I went to buy some chairs on Blocket (our Swedish  Craigs list). My dad was taking me and before picking me up I had to withdraw some cash. On my way to the ATM machine I noticed a big man standing on the street, swaying like he was holding up the house he was leaning against. He didn’t looked or acted like the normal kind of drunk but still people passed smirked at him and laughed a bit. I thought but what if he has a stroke or anything and the we all just pass and nobody does anything. So I asked the man how he was doing and if he needed any help. Well he needed help cause he was so pissed he couldn’t stand straight but he could still talk although a bit wish washy. He was clear but not at all. Told me to ring his wife and when I couldn’t get hold of her I had to call the police. He was gonna hurt himself falling and way to big for me to help. After a while I got hold of the wife – it seemed as if this was no news for her. She had enough. He told me he had been drinking for 4 days straight and how he was a total looser but in a way drunks can do- like they are a bit proud of being at the bottom and that life is something that just happen and that he himself had nothing to do with it.
You know I’m writing this since it was all such a weird and tragic thing. He was not super drunk or made a total fool of himself but he talked about his family and how he’s messing it up. It’s just life for so many people out there. I’m feeling for the kids and the wife. How he seemed like an nice man but also an asshole. How difficult that is when somebody are both – like we all can be sometimes but also when this assholw comes out to play a bit too much. I’m a close family member to someone with drinking problems. I know how awful it is and how hard it is. After an hour the cops came and where really sweet. They drove him to a clinic to sober up. I’m glad they didn’t just dump him on his wife, at home. I did give the wifes number to the cops. But it turned out I gave the wrong number so the cops called the people I was buying chairs from! That was kind of funny. I wonder what they thought of me haha.
The chairs where great. But they will get a new color and new fabric. I’ll show you when I’m on it!

I hope everything will get better for the man and his family.

xxx
Isabelle

 

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Win a lighting make over & lights from Philips

I’ve told you before that I’m hosting an Instamag called #magasinetLJUS over @philipslightingnordic.
I think this is a new way to work – to create hopefully good & helpful content with the help of brands. Like now I’m able to write and show my best tips for a lighter home. This also include a competition. If you win – I’ll come to your home and try to help you out with different ideas plus you get products & lamps to a value of 20 000 Sek.
To enter this competition:
Take a photo of a corner of your home that you think need an light improvement put the tag #philipsljus then also follow @philipslightingnordic and post it in your own instafeed. More info you can find at philips/ledljus

This is only for Swedish participants.

In Swedish:
Du kan vinna mig eller en rättare sagt en ljuskonsultation med mig i ditt eget hem samt lampor och produkter från Philips till ett värde av 20 000SEK!

Så här gör du för att vara med och tävla:
Följ @philipslightingnordic & ta en bild på den plats i ditt hem som behöver bättre ljus, tagga den #philipsljus och motivera varför just du ska vinna. För fullständiga tävlingsvillkor gå till philips.se/ledlampor

Lycka till!

Följ #magasinetLJUS right here

xxx
Isabelle

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A new couch

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So guess what?! I bought a new couch.

It´s just like my old one- so now I have two of them and we can all fit.
Here Frank is enjoying his breakfast in one of them.

 

 

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That wall – at isabelle’s apartment

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We have that one wall that has been the backdrop for numerous colors and shoots. Here comes a recap. I love the idea of an accent wall. I think it makes such a difference in a room. And it’s a great way to add color to a room – what do you think? Here is a pinkish – beige. Actually the same as in our hallway.

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Beppe as a baby next to that wall – I think this was when he turned 1.

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And here Beppe was 3 years!

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And on his birthday I added Washi tape for his party.

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Me jumping – last year! This is the shade on this wall I loved the most!

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Jenny in our sofa. I think she made all that mess in the kids room.

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In betweenhues. I actually painted it a darker shade of pink to get the cover for our Rum För Kidsen book just right.

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These are the images for the cover of the book.

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This is the dummy for the cover for the book.

Rum För Kidsen – Ny bok! Kommer 11 mars from Dos Family on Vimeo.

And the top motion we made from the cover!

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Then it had to change again for the cover of Family Living! And the other good thing with an accent wall is that you don’t even need to move the furniture ver y far when painting like in this pic. It goes quick and gives maximum effect!

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And we put up the climbing holds.

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The last shot we’ve done is for the Philips instamag #magasinetljus that I’m hosting during November.

 

Watch my apartment styled for sale right here! & right now!

 

xxx
Isabelle

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A special sneaker collaboration

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I always been a major sneaker fan. I haven’t used high heels in over a year. I need shoes that I can move in (dance in) and feel comfortable in. I can enjoy feeling elegant in a pair of heels but still always get back to my kicks. As long as I can remember . Thinking about how I wanted my dads Stan Smiths When I was a kid and the disappointment of getting cheap rip offs, or watching the older teams getting sponsored basketball shoes and the longing for real Jordans when I played ball. Or how I on every trip abroad I always look for cool sneakers. It’s just my thing!

Peter & ERik are two friends of mine who in the 90′s started the fab store SneakersnStuff. PEter used to date a younger sis of a friend of mine and at the time I had found a rare pair of Golden Nike Cortez – the rumor  of these shoes got to him before we even met and we kicked off right from there. Erik played ball and we had lots of friends in common from the beginning. Anyways I started to customize sneakers around 2000 and we helped eachother out. They rally know what they are doing and it’s like them and Colette who gets to drop the most special edition shoes. Anyways now they have done a collaboration with the Swedish company 10 gruppen & Puma.

Some history about Sneakersnstuff & 10 Gruppen you get from this clip.
10 Gruppen was founded in 1070 by 10 designers who wated to own the whole design process. They are known for bold patterns. REally nice. And now 3 of them made it onto sneakers that are made in a special factory in Japan. Cool!

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This is collaboration at it’s best I think – when different worlds collide.
Well done!

My pair  – the turquoise is called Puma Birgitta. Birgitta is my mother in laws name – suits me well!

You can find these sneakers right here.

xx
Isabelle

 

 

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Random views and years at Isabelles apartment.

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I get so nostalgic checking all these images from this apartment. Such a great place and family! I love this pic from a normal breakfast.

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I made that lamp – the star on the wall – remember? And the red chair is bought on a flea market in Paris by my mom. The she took it to Belgium and I moved it to Stockholm. My dad the changed the fabric. The table and dining chairs are 50′s Ikea. and I bought it from someone who’s garden I helped making for a TV gardenings show called Äntligen Trädgård.

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I’m cleaning – she’s playing.

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A cool cat in her room.

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Having the table at a different place in the room. Works as well!

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Della trying out her first bike.

More from my flat and the for sale ad (yes I’m going on about this but you know I have to!)

xx
Isabelle

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