Thursday, March 31, 2011

Inspiration - Mari Erikkson, Photographer

 [All Photos - Mari Erikkson]

Today is another one of those days - fog fog fog ... for as far as the eye can see. It's damp. It's cold. And I'm starting to feel as though spring may never arrive. To make the day worse, I've had a cold for the last couple days. That may or may not have to do with the fact that I've refused to stop wearing my pants cuffed with my flats. I can be a tad stubborn.

I'm off to take a nap. It's a late night for my husband tonight so that means I have plenty of time to tidy the house. I just put the little one down for a nap so I should be able to sneak in some quiet time. The day may be dark and gloomy, but my bed is warm and cozy! And, I can hear the cardinals calling from my bedroom window which is surrounded by lilac bushes... Oh the lilacs. How much longer until I can wake up to the smells of lilacs?

In the mean time, here are some pretty photos from a favourite photographer; Mari Erikkson. She's Swedish. What is it with the Swedes? Why are they all so amazingly talented? Her photos have been featured in everything from Elle Food and Wine to Jeanne D'Arc Living.

You can view more of her portfolio here. Have a lovely rest of the week. At least tomorrow's Friday.


  1. I hope you feel better soon...something is going around here, too. My whole family has been sick, except me. I wonder if it is because I got the flu shot. Fingers crossed!

    Love the pictures of Mari Erikkson. The Swedes have been using minimal amounts of color and furniture long before we caught on. Wonderful inspiration, Maria!


  2. The Swedes are my heroes! I love her blog too--"Angel at My Table," but she updates it infrequently.

  3. Get some rest and I hope you feel better asap!!! These pictures are just gorgeous and soooo inspirational! Xoxoxo

  4. ADORE these photos, Maria!!! Those Swedes sure know what they're doing! p.s. hope you feel better soon

  5. Thanks for sharing the lovely inspiration!! I'm drooling! ;-)
    I just came down with a sore throat and am fighting a cold too. Feel better soon!

  6. Goodness, that is all just gorgeous!

    Have a wonderful Friday!

  7. Thanks for that link Maria, Mari's images are beautiful and soothing. I had a similar day yesterday...not sick...just a bit flat (probably those hormones)...the weather's a bit dull here again in England and I'm fed up with it...although I know that it is on the improve! So I moped around the house, didn't go out, tried to post a blog but didn't really have any enthusiasm. Today, however, I'm rearing to go...sort shopping to do...yuk!! Robx

  8. Feel better and thank you for the beautiful photos!

  9. Just take it this post and her soon!

  10. Maria,
    Congratulations, I've just awarded you the Stylish Blogger have an inspiring and beautiful blog...drop by my blog to find out what to do...


  11. Mari Takes amazing photos. Who's home is she taking pictures of?


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