For our first peek of the day, we’re heading to the Malmö, Sweden, home of photographer Maja Atterstig. During the day, Maja photographs apartments for a small real-estate agency, but her passion project is the vegetarian food blog she started just last year. Maja’s favorite moments are when she’s made a mess of the whole kitchen, set the table with beautiful dishes and vintage crystal glasses and all her friends are gathered for eating, drinking and laughing. Maja moved here with just a bed, a chest of drawers, a kitchen table, four chairs and three armchairs — everything except the bed and two cupboards has been purchased second-hand or found in dumpsters. Thanks, Maja! — Amy A.
Image above: From my bedroom, I have a view out to the backyard. It is very quiet, and I like waking up with the sun shining.
Image above: Behind the chair is a bulletin board where I make collages of postcards picked up from museums and galleries. The shelf was a lucky find — I found a dumpster full of them two years ago. It’s a Swedish design class — Nils Strinning’s “String shelf.” Lucky day!
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Image above: In 2009, I was in Istanbul on holiday and found these beautiful pillowcases at a bazaar. The carpet is from Ikea and it coordinates surprisingly well with the old Turkish patterns. The sofa and armchair are both bought second-hand. The armchair is a classic model in Sweden; it is called “Emma,” and I was lucky to find it at an odd country flea market for only $10.
Image above: A friend of mine found this table in her backyard a couple of years ago — one of her neighbors was going to throw it away, so I brought it home to my place.
Image above: The bigger hourglass with black sand is from Seletti and the third in my burgeoning collection of hourglasses. I think it’s the first newly produced thing I’ve bought in years. When I haven’t got much to do at home, I arrange and rearrange my things to create different still lifes; it makes me feel calm and gives me a certain kind of satisfaction.
Image above: My collection of old crystal glasses, bought here and there and everywhere. The more the merrier is my opinion, when it comes to glass.
Image above: This table was purchased at a flea market, and I gave it a coat of white paint. I picked up the mismatched chairs at a variety of flea markets. The big poster on the wall is a photo by Wolfgang Tillmans, my favorite artist.