6 DIY projects for Mother’s Day

DesignJoyBlog 6 DIY projects for Mother's day

Oh that happy day is coming!! Sunday is mother’s day!! To help you and your lucky mama,celebrate in style, here are 6 wonderfully pretty DIY gift ideas.

1. Flowers, flowers, flowers! Which mum doesn’t like flowers? Make her happy with this beautiful giant ‘flower blocked’ bouquet by Paper & Stich

2. Make it for less! For the cool mums a beaded pendant necklace by A Beautiful Mess

3. I know, one shouldn’t really give an apron to a mum… but this one is so gorgeous that you can get away with it. A DIY no-sew floral apron by Sugar & Cloth

4. Oh my God, these Flamingos are my favourite of them all! And you can eat them because they are Flamingo Macarons also by Sugar & Cloth

5. Tiny little flower bouquets she can keep all year long by Oh Happy Day!

6. And if your mum is anything like me she definitely needs a few of these leather cord organisers by Delia Creates

Happy weekend!


6 Ikea Hacks: KURA Children’s beds

DesignJoyBlog 6 DIY Ikea KURA Hacks

It’s so difficult to find good and creative furniture for kid’s and all of the nice ones are so expensive!! I think it’s pretty fair to say that most families end up having one of these at home, no? KURA beds are not only affordable but they are very versatile. Here are some lovely hacks and with a little creativity and some tools you can transform your child’s room from the boring ikea look to a fabulous childhood wonderland.

Happy weekend!

1. Such a wonderful little forest house via Ikea Hackers

2. Here’s a proper little wooden cabin via Ikea Hackers

3. A fire station via The Share Space

4. This cute modern cabin via Vintery Mintery

5. Wich would love to have their own ball pit? via Rusta Upp

6. And the easiest of the all using stickers from StikkiPix

Design Joy has reached 1000 followers on Bloglovin

thankyou This week Design Joy has reached 1.000 followers on Bloglovin! Wow! Thank you so much ❤

Annnnd on that happy note, I am also very pleased to announce that, after a long break over the summer, the blog will be back on track from the 1st of october!! There are some great things coming up.

Next week Design Joy will have its very first guest post! Without revealing too much, the lovely Danielle from Interiorwise will be talking to us about one of my favorite subjects directly from Copenhagen. So exciting!!!

Also seen as you’ve all been so fantastic and supportive, as a big thank you I’ll be organizing a giveaway soon. Yaaay!!!

Happy weekend! x

8 DIY projects for mother’s day

8 DIY projects for mother’s day

Being a mum is the most wonderful thing but, truth be told, it’s no piece of cake! So I for one am looking forward to my much deserved pasta necklace, lovely drawings of my giant – but smily – head with lonnnnng arms that can hug the world, overcooked (generally overly sweet as well) breakfast in bed and all those sticky kisses!!!

But if you’re not a 6 year old, you might need to put the pasta and the crayons aside and make something great for your mama! Here are 8 beautiful Mother’s Day Gift DIY Projects to help.

Happy weekend!

1. Mums love flowers, kids love Ice Pops… why not combine both? Edible Flower Ice Pops, via Free People

2. Burst to the Kool Aide to make this beautiful Bracelet, via For The Makers

3. I’m yet to meet a woman who doesn’t love handbags! And this big one is perfect for a mum, via Something Turquoise

4. Tell your mama that you love her with this lovely Pop Up Card, via A Subtle Revelry

5. Bring her breakfast with these personalized Mother’s Day Tea Set, via Lauren Conrad

6. And throw a party decorated just for her with a Free Printable Mother’s Day Party Set, via Oh Happy Day

7. She’ll be so happy with such pretty Air Dry Clay Jewelry Bowls, via Alice And Lois

8. If you really want to impress her, put away the pasta and make her this gorgeous Stone and Silver Necklace, via Fall For DIY

Eduardo Souto de Moura at Pavillon Sicli in Geneva | Design News

Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura has been invited by the Maison d’Architecture to conceive an exhibition of his work, opening this week at the Pavillon Sicli, in Geneva – Switzerland. The Exhibition will show sketches, plans, models and photographs of the architect’s most important work.

DesignJoyBlog_Eduardo Souto de Moura at Pavillon Sicli

2011 Priktzer Prize Laureate, Eduardo Souto de Moura is an architectural star and, without a doubt, an important reference to contemporary  architecture. Born in Porto in 1952, his architectural style is at the same time powerful and modest, provocative, and subtle. After a 33 year career, his impressive collection of works includes some remarkable landmarks such as The Braga Stadium, the Burgo Tower and my personal favorite the Paulo Regio Museum, in Cascais.

For the lucky ones (I’m one of them yaaay!) the exhibition opens with a conference with the architect followed by the vernissage, this Thursday May 1st at the Sicli Pavillon in Geneva, Switzerland.

Thursday May 1st 2014, 18h30

Conférence d’Eduardo Souto de Moura
Thursday May 1st 2014, 18h30

Opening Hours
me / ve 11h-18h
je 11h-20h
sa / di 10h-17h

Pavillon Sicli, 45 route des Acacias, Carouge

Swing over a cliff At Casa Del Arbol

Oh monday morning! I think I speak for everyone here when I say that I’d much rather be swinging from a tree house in the middle of nowhere than doing pretty much anything I have to do right now.

This precious little treehouse, Casa Del Arbol, is a seismic monitoring station in Cantón Baños, Equador. Located on the edge of a cliff 8350 feet above sea level and on top of a tree, the wooden house is used for observing the Tungurahua volcano. Overlooking the astonishing views of an active volcano, the simple observation room is in itself breathtaking, though it doesn’t exactly seem to be the sight’s main attraction. Hanging from one of the tree’s skinny branches, with no harness, net or any safety feature of any kind, the fragile looking swing dares the more adventurous visitors to hang over the cliff. Certainly worth trying at least once in a lifetime, this swing seems to be great fun for anyone brave enough to give it a go!

Featured image via Places to See

Image gallery via Fubiz

“On The Move” the Ikea PS 2014 collection

Ikea launches today the new Ikea PS 2014 Collection with the theme “On The Move”. Designed by young designers from all over the world, the collection was inspired by “real homes  – and homeowners – that are in constant motion”.

Urban and modern, this collection is nothing short of Ikea’s “nice and affordable” design standard. The IKEA PS 2014 collection will be available starting in April at IKEA stores worldwide. I look forward to it! In the meantime, here’s the collection:

All images via Pressroom – Ikea

FRIrom – a room for emotion

On the rooftop of St. Olav’s Hospital in Trondheim, Norway, relatives of patients in critical condition can retreat and find peace of mind inside this small structure – the FRIrom.

This beautiful project was developed as a Master thesis at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. The FRIrom is a wooden structure insulated internally, it has a wool-covered mattress and a large pillow, where visitors can sit comfortably and contemplate the skylight. By the entrance, a place for coats and shoes, indicate the room is in use ensuring the visitor’s privacy. The peaceful ambiance created by the minimalist interior is complemented by the pretty origami lights.

Architects: Maren Storihle Odegard and Sunniva Huus Nordbo
Completion: 2013
Address: Kvinne-barn-senteret, St. Olavs Hospital, Trondheim
Images via FRIrom and Arkitektur N