Love Warriors of Sweden
I adore this Swedish shop called Love Warriors because the overall vibe is super slick and stylish and the concept is the just best - it was formed by a group of four friends who have exceptionally good taste and they scour the globe for the best interiors products to sell in their online shop. This creative team (composed of Yvonne Arentoft, Hannah Lemholt (who takes most of the photos), Per Sandahl and Sara Bergman) specializes in design, architecture, styling, photography, construction project management, purchasing, logistics, brand building, flow optimization and sales - so they not only run a shop but they take on both commercial and interior spaces, both large and small, to spread their magic touch. They also love to recycle materials from demolitions like flooring, doors, glass and oil drums and combine the "rough" with natural elements like leather, linen, sandstone, shells and ceramics.
Aside from their creative vision and products for their shop, I'm so impressed by the restraint they show in their very monochromatic palette and find their styling so super gorgeous. I've seen lots of other websites try to copy their look but it's just not the same - Love Warriors is just so unique and the best of the best.
Don't you just love this quote from Eckhart Tolle, "If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place". What a powerful thought. I will hang on to this one for a long time.
Their photo art is among some my favorite things on their site. I can get lost in these stunning images and am trying to decide whether or not to add one to my own home. So in love...
Another great thought to ponder, "Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option". Wow, right? I wish more people in relationships would give this some serious consideration. So much unhappiness in the world due to poor pairings and unhappy couples that are so unbalanced and broken. But onto happier things...
Coffee Made Me Do it! Yup! Or margaritas...
I love that image above - I have a real thing for masks that's been going on since childhood. I think it started when I was around 5 years old and my mother made me the cutest Minnie Mouse outfit for Halloween and she painted my nose black and painted my whiskers - I loved looking into the mirror with my big mouse ears on and this "mask" on my face of nose and whiskers - it was a moment for me - I felt really excited and loved the idea of being something else - and when I wore the tail with the outfit I was in heaven. It was so much fun to play pretend and slip into this world where imagination and fantasy exist.
As an adult, I still love a little magic - the dark side, and though you won't find me in a bondage club anytime soon, I still love the whole appeal of role playing, dress up and the mystery of masks. It's a peek into my darker more mysterious side maybe? Yeah, most likely. I even have an entire Pinterest board dedicated to my affection for masks and a little taste of the dark side. I dream of hosting a party someday where guests can only hand make and wear their own masks. Wouldn't that be so fabulous?
If you are looking to read a lovely blog that is quite poetic and deep, you have to spend a moment delving into their blog. It's seriously wonderful and a big bonus - it's in English.
P.S. THEY SHIP WORLDWIDE - so have fun!
(images: Hannah Lemholt of Love Warriors)