I’m sure most of you know a tiny hamster video series by now, since the first one, when a tiny hamster Bogart eats burritos, went insanely viral in 2014. Denizen, the creative firm that produces the videos and Joseph Matsushima and Joel Jensen, the creative duo behind the project didn’t stop since. They are posting one video a month, setting hamsters in different human situations. And I can’t get enough of it. Watching a tiny hamster with a tiny hat, sitting behind a tiny table, in front of a tiny plate, eating a tiny cake, with a tiny … oh, you get the picture… And then his cute little friends come along… Well, if anything, it’s procrastinating at it’s finest…

I’m such a sucker for little designer thingies, for the home, like plates, bowls and all sorts of vases… The desire to own such an object usually grows with the fact that I don’t need it. The less I need it the more I want it. Of course.

I found Elephant Ceramics, quite some time ago and I fell in love with its shapes and colours. The person behind the brand is Michele Michael, a table top prop stylist, who started creating ceramics when she couldn’t find the pieces she needed. The textured organic shapes, artistically painted and glazed are just the thing I don’t need, but would be so happy if I had some of them. And it’s kind of a good thing that everything in her shop is sold out. For now…

I know, I know, most of you’ve probably been good and already have your Christmas trees up and decorated. You probably spend your evenings sitting round it, contently admiring it, sipping warm tee with the smell of fresh baked cookies coming out of the kitchen.

Well my home doesn’t look like Christmas is around the corner at all. But today I suddenly had the feeling that a quick decorating intervention is in order, to get me into the feeling if for no other reason…

I’ve spent a month in Sweden this summer and I still can’t escape the influence. The country is inspirational in every aspect. And the people… Well the people are extra nice and can also be really weird. But in a good way.

Recently I came across a Swede that falls in a weird category but his sound gets stuck in your head, and it forces you to groove a little. Even if it’s just in a bathroom while getting ready for another workday.

Enjoy!

Dim Out –  Förort