Topanga Home: My Office With a New Super Soft Handknotted Rug

Come to
think of it, that’s not completely true, I did have a plan with the desk. I went
for a massive glass top instead of the smaller wooden top the trestles came with,
which is giving me plenty of space for piles of books and notebooks on both
sides of my actual workspace. Something that has proven to come very handy with
my hoarding tendencies. Somehow the piles have a tendency to grow bigger by the
day. I am not kidding. It might look all neat and tidy, but give it a day, she
is back to being a mess. Mr. LA knows it very well. While I am an expert collecting,
I can also go berserk from time to time if it gets to messy. Anyway, in this
case, size matters. I need my big desk to spread out.  

Honestly, I
had no mayor plan for this room, I have kind of just made it comes together on
the fly. The light wasn’t always this amazing. When we moved in, there was
these small weird windows installed, so doing the living room remodel we repurposed
the windows creating this full wall of windows. The light is just incredible
all day every day.

Just before leaving I brought in a new rug and a sculpture. The rug is 100% New Zealand wool, hand knotted and is so soft. It is designed by Danish artist Carsten Beck Nielsen for Nordic Knots; I love how pulls the room together – and keeps my feet warm. I had been eyeing the taller wooden sculpture by Chandler McLellan for a while. I found the block pedestal hidden in the back of a closet and seems like the perfect fit for the sculpture.

The thing I am not too sure about right now, is the hanging andtradition lamp. I recently got a new table lamp for my Copenhagen office, which I might bring over. I haven’t made up my mind yet. I have also thought about getting the table version of the Taccia lamp, which is still one of my favorite lamps.

So, there
you have it. What do you think?

One last
thing about the desk. I am not going to lie, it needs cleaning pretty often,
marks and dust is on it like moths to a flame. But you know what, I DON’T CARE.

Today I am taking
you to the house in Topanga, I want to show you my office. I won’t say it is
finished, but pretty close, at least for now, for the obvious reasons me not
being there of course. I am sure as soon as I am back, I’ll change something up
again, but this is the state I left it in. And we parted on good terms, me and
the office.

The Hotel Lobby Packed with Vintage Finds You Actually Want to Hang Out In

The rooms
are playful yet placid, layering muted tones and tactile textures with eye-catching
geometric shapes. The headboard might be one for the DIY’ers out there to

While we
are all more or less stuck inside our own homes it is hard not to dream yourself
back to all those great memories from holidays or dream about some of those
destinations you still have on your bucket list. I wonder when we will be able
to travel again. And also, will we travel differently when all this is over?

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If you look up California dreaming in the dictionary, I am sure you’ll find a picture of the newly opened Santa Monica Proper Hotel. The hotel spans across to buildings; one is a 1928-built Spanish Colonial Revival landmark building and the other is a sleek, contemporary new-build, with vintage interior out of this world.

I’ve only hung out in the lobby and on the rooftop terrace, and it has quickly become one of my favorite spots in LA. I am certainly also booking a night when it is safe to travel again.

American interior
designer Kelly Wearstler created a stunning and very unique interior. An eclectic
mix of details all in colors reminding you of the beach just down the street.
The lobby is packed with a mix of contemporary furniture and endless finds from
vintage shops. I for one wants to know where Kelly finds her vintage pieces, because,
it is definitely not your average finds and certainly not piece I have seen on
my hunts. I haven’t visited many hotels where you actually want to hang out in
the lobby, but this one actually feels like someone’s living room. It’s just
super relaxed and very welcoming with small nooks and alcoves.