Some people have more talent (and knowledge) than others. Just look at Carouschka Streijffert! She is a Swedish artist, architect, set designer and writer. Among other things...
I first notice her creativity, when she appeared on a Swedish TV "remake-my-home" show. Her work stood out, was soooo much more inventive than the other designers. She was very clever in finding new use of old spaces, by using very small means. Re-use seem to be her thing.
One incident stands out in my memory: the carpenters argued about something she had planned. When they didn't get it, she pulled out her bright red lipstick, and draw a sketch on the wall!! Nice touch ;-) Much of that side of her is visible in her own weekend cabin. The focus is on simple living, in harmony with nature. No fancy styling to impress, just the basic necessities. Love it.
All of a sudden her summer house is showing up in many blogposts here and here and here. A well deserved attention. But few seems to know who created this space, build to fulfill a dream of escape. So even though I already blogged about this cottage on my other blog Creative Living (before I started this blog), I think it's about time to present Carouschka Streijffert and her work, here too.
Carouschka Streijffert's weekend shelter on an island in the Stockholm archipelago. The surfaces are raw, with unfinished plaster walls, wooden floors and lots of clever storage.
Windows in all directions, blurring the borders between indoors and out. Below I have added some smaller images of Carouschka Streijffert's art work and stage set sketches, to the larger images of her house.
Combined kitchen, living room and study below, wooden stairs to the open space, sleeping area above.
Carouschka Streijffert has placed small tables and chairs all around the house, and in each direction, on the outside - ready for work ore a quick meal.
The larger images are from photographer Martin Lof's blog and Sköna hem, and the smaller ones (of her artwork etc) are from Carouschka Streijffert's own website. Like her style? Check out her awesome Stockholm loft here.