Lifestyle

Living in Nature: TreeHotel

The Treehotel in Harads Forest of North Sweden uses modern design to allow hotel goers to harmoniously in nature.

Outfitted in modern Scandinavin decor, five of the 24 rooms are suspended six meters high in trees overlooking the Lule River. 

All with very distinct looks, the rooms are meticulously designed by an array of Swedish architects to preserve the trees. From the construction techniques, to the insulation, lighting, plumbing, and even eco-friendly cleaning, the hotel has maintained a strict policy to have a reduced impact on the environment. 


Inspiration: Cottage in Vega, Norway

Designed by Swedish architects, Kolman Boye, this wooden cottage is inspired by the weather-beaten boathouses that span Norway's coast. 

Architects Erik Kolman Janouch and Victor Boye Julebäk created a set of small cabins, which represent Naust, or sheds, common of the region.

The site, not far from the Arctic Circle, is distinctive for it's harsh landscape with wide panoramas of the Norwegian Sea and the jagged, mountainous coastline. The pathway leading to the cottage is a natural ravine, so the landscape appears undisturbed. 

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Spotlight: COS X HAY SPRING Collaboration

A collaboration announced last year, the fashion brand COS and furniture brand HAY have launched their Spring 2016 line. It's blue, light-pink, green and all shades of beautiful.

We'll cut to the chase. Here are a few of our favorite images from the collection:


COS x Hay Spring Collection

 

 

The collaboration features home accessories, as well as a few larger items, including...


We love Moms!

1 ILSE JACOBSEN ankle rain boots $169 | Elska New York

2 SKJERVEN lotus earrings $85 | Elska New York

3 FERM LIVING treasure diamond box $40 | Scandinavian Design Center

4 HOUSE OF RYMN just my cup of tea $20

5 KALA swedish dream soap $7 | Elska New York

6 DESIGN HOUSE STOCKHOLM knot pillow $112 | Scandinavian Design Center

7 DARLING CLEMENTINE botanika print $40


Team Spring!