On My Mind: Holiday Decorating the Swedish Way.

On a recent trip to Stockholm, Sweden, I spotted some early Holiday decorations, even though there were still a few days of November left. And as usual, the Swedes managed to make it interesting while keeping it simple.

Required Reading: Frecklin’ Amazing

A while ago I came across some pictures by the Russian photographer Alexandra Bachkareva. Her luminous portraits show the natural beauty of freckles and I thought the images would be perfect for a book. Imagine my surprise when I found out a new coffee table book celebrating freckles is coming out in time for Christmas.

Event: Anna Andersson Jewelry, Open Studio

Anna Andersson, my friend and fellow Swede, is having an Open Studio event this weekend. I love her simple, yet sophisticated silver and gold designs, and wear one of her pieces almost every day. If you appreciate Scandinavian design, go take a look at Anna’s latest collection and get a head start on your Christmas shopping.