As a Pinbassador for Pinterest, I received some training the other day. I’m going to share a little tip with you. There’s a very useful tool you can put in your browser to make it easier to pin when there’s a lack of a pin it button. You can find out how here. It’s really easy to both install and use. I installed it a few days ago and have used it quite a few times since.
At the moment I’m setting up a new inspirational page for my shop S2 20. I don’t yet have the pin it button on the site, however with the pin it button in the browser it’s still easy to pin the images.
If you haven’t seen my shop yet, I hope you’ll go discover it! S2 20 is full of beautiful products from independent artists and designers.
Happy Monday! I thought I would show you my studio workspace today. It changes all the time when I move things around to take photos, but it’s mostly white with some black details. The odd green plant is also moved around of course.
My new shop S2 20 was opened less than a week ago. Since then I’ve had incredible feedback both about the design of the site as well as the product collection. I would like to say a huge thank you for all the kind words and the orders. It means a lot to me that you like what I’ve been working on for the last few months. Like I mentioned in my last post, I work with talented independent artists and designers from all over the world. A lot of the items in the shop are handmade.
The first parcels have gone out to customers and I really enjoy picking the items.
So like I mentioned in a previous post, we went on holiday to Portugal this year. It was our first Airbnb experience and we were quite curious about what it would be like. In fact, we couldn’t be more happy. We all loved it! Our host was fantastic. She very kindly met us at the train station and drove us to the apartment. Not only that, she also gave us a tour of the town (Alvor) and told us where to find a quiet part of the beach, which by the way was lovely.
The location of the apartment was what first attracted me to this Airbnb listing. It was a 5 minute walk from the beach, had a sea view and was only a 2 minute walk from the town. Of course being an interior design blogger the decor of the apartment played a big role too. In fact I think that’s what made me decide on this listing.
The apartment itself was so pretty. It was designed by the hosts daughter who’s an architect at Urba. The open plan apartment was beautifully designed and decorated. It had details from both nordic and Portugese design. The tiled floor throughout made the apartment nice and cool, which we were thankful for. The yellow shaded tiles did not happen by a mistake. I was told they were sourced to fit the colour coding of the outdoor panoramic view and I have to say it worked really well.
Waking up to this view every morning was of course great. I’m a huge fan of bi-folding doors. It was brilliant to be able to open them all up and soak in the sea view.
I become very domesticated on holiday and kind of like to potter in the kitchen. I think it’s simply because I’ve got more time. As well as going out to some very nice restaurants, we prepared nice meals with fresh fish (caught by my husband) and vegetables from the local market. When the market is only a 2 minute walk away it’s a bonus.
We had brilliant weather whilst in Portugal, but sometimes it was too hot. It was great to come back to a cool apartment after a morning at the beach. Magnus (8) had the time building sand castles every day and loved having a freezer full of ice cream!
I can honestly say that our Airbnb experience was 100% positive. We had a great time and felt totally at home in our “home from home”. I would highly recommend Airbnb and have heard similar reviews from friends and fellow bloggers. I’ve got my eye on a couple of apartments in Copenhagen that I really want to visit.
Here are some of the photos from my Instagram account, but there are other photos from Portugal if you want to have a look.
If you are new to Airbnb then you can sign up here and you will get £16 off your first booking.
I’m so excited to finally write this post. My new Shop S2 20 is now live. I have been working for months, but not on my own of course. I’ve had lots of good help from Themebullet my site developers (you are all stars!) and I would like to thank the logo designer 00 Design – you always new what I wanted. A big thank you to my lovely friend Bianca from My unfinished home for collaborating with me. I couldn’t have done this without you.
The items in the shop are minimalist and all nordic style. The shop features products carefully sourced from artists and designers all over the world. Small independent designers and handmade products. A big thank you to all of the artists and designers I work with. I feel like I have gotten to know you and you have all be so helpful. It’s so nice to be able to share the passion you put in to your products and the enthusiasm you have for what you do. You’re all amazing, not to mention inspiring.
On the designer focus page you’ll get to know the designers behind the products. The first focus page is about MOEBE is a scandinavian design brand based in Copenhagen, founded by cabinetmaker Anders Thams and architect Martin D. Christensen.
The S2 20 collection covers a wide variety of products for both home and lifestyle. There are candlesticks and teapots mixed with bags and magazines. You’ll find items from the Second Skin Collection, Via Martine posters, award winning lamps as well as beautiful washed linen by Not Perfect Linen to mention some.