July 15, 2018No Comments

When your phone also becomes your accessories

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Let's face it, we don't leave our phone out of sight, ever, and we do carry it around all the time. I always felt that phones didn't really reflect my personality and were quite ugly, to be honest. But not anymore, my phone has now a beautiful case in a tanned leather and melts in my surroundings as you can see in the picture above. Grab your own one from the Swedish company Holdit HERE, and if this is not right for you to scroll down and check out all their other amazing designs at Holdit.com

Later!

xx

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June 23, 2018No Comments

Something from my mama

In this day and age where we constantly are caught up in consumerism, it's nice to fill your home with objects that have a deeper meaning than just being pretty.

Ever since I remember my mum had the bowl with the two stone eggs in her living room that I wasn't allowed to play with as a kid but was always very fascinated by the look of them. I still think they are so beautiful and was very happy when my mum decided to gift them to me. Now they are sitting on my coffee table reminding me of my mum and how something so simple as an egg shape can be so beautiful.

Thank you Mum!

xx

April 14, 2018No Comments

A well needed pause and a new earring design

Baroque pearl earrings from House of Hennie and Porter magazine.

 

Yesterday I spent almost my entire day off in bed. For me it's a very unusual thing to do, but for various reason, I really needed a break. I listened to podcasts and read Porter magazine. I still felt that my to-do list was staring at me, but I kept telling myself that it was nothing that couldn't wait until the next day. I really need to practice on how to relax and let go. How do you do to unwind? Give me some tips.

I still managed to combine a new earring design ( Couldn't help myself ). Thoughts about the new earrings, are they gonna make it all the way to houseofhennie.com?

 

xx

 

 

April 8, 2018No Comments

Moving and new shopping rules

Wearing Vans, denim from Mango and top from And Other Stories in the middle of the moving chaos.

Moving house is both exciting and exhausting (the answer is coffee).  Even if I don't consider myself a hoarder I still need to be a person who lives with less. So my rule to myself now is before buying anything asking myself the very simple question: Will you love it in 6 months time? Now I already am a person who invests in quality and classic pieces and I really do think an extra time before purchasing. But every now and then I slip too and I end up buying a trend piece that I wear once or twice.

It really is a bit like therapy sorting out your stuff and it makes you think about consumption, so in the end, I guess its a good thing!

 

Denim / Mango, Top / Stories, Sneakers / Vans

 

 

 

March 12, 2018No Comments

Corals and jewellery

The importance of surrounding yourself with pieces from nature...

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February 11, 2018No Comments

Saved from Insta

My favorite app keeps feeding me with inspiration.

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January 8, 2018No Comments

The fast fashion effect – Interview

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Curious to know why I prefer natural fibers in my clothes, why I'm against this new way of consuming fashion and why I admire my dad and his sustainable think?  If yes, head over to Anaria who interviewed me about this issue and wrote an amazing article on the subject.

Thank you for having me, and let's really hope things will change soon!

Read the full article HERE

xx

Gabriella

January 4, 20182 Comments

House of Hennie – meet me, the founder

New pieces are up on the shop and we are celebrating it with a little video where I talk about my brand, so excited! I would be more then happy if you leave a comment below with any possible feedback, what you like, don't like, wish to see etc, any feedback is gold to me.

Hope you  like it and all the pieces on the video are available in the shop HERE.

Lots of love,

G

 

December 30, 2017No Comments

Old stuff that last and sparks joy!

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I'm not gonna lie, it feels very bittersweet to be back home in London. Bitter because I already miss my family in Sweden and loved just hanging out with my mum, dad, my sister, brother in law and my two nieces. Home feels really empty especially when the boyfriend is away too. Sweet because it's soon new year and I have a feeling that 2018 is gonna be a very exciting year.

From one thing to another. I have thought a lot about consumerism lately and how we overconsume (yes me too, I'm guilty, but I'm trying to get better). I realized that the pieces I love the most in my home are actually the pieces that give me a certain feeling, say for example this leather pouf. I bought second hand for 20 pounds when I was a poor student and lived in my apartment in Gothenburg, I wanted one for years and was so happy when I found this in such good condition and for a pretty good price. I sometimes wonder who has owned it before and where he or she got it, and I love that this pouf has traveled and have had many homes. It has a history so to say, like in the old days when things were rarely bought new and instead inherited until it broke.

What I want to say with this is that my leather pouf really sparks joy as organizing guru Marie Condo would say! My aim is definitely to have fewer things and only keep the pieces I truly love. Quality not quantity. Goals for 2018.

Now last day of work for 2017! Until then Happy New Years!

XOXO

 

 

December 20, 2017No Comments

new jewelry and christmas stress

Jewellery from the Scandinavian brand House of Hennie. All the pieces are handmade and made and goldplated with 9k gold.

I'm still here, even if my absence on this medium has been really poorly lately. Every year is the same, too much to do and too little time. Why? I am so ready to check out for Christmas holiday. On Friday I'm flying to Sweden for a week of total relaxation with my beloved family. Coming back to London ready for a new year with new projects and ideas, well that's my plan.

Anyhow, I'm so excited about my new pieces from House of Hennie, coming up on the shop soon. In the meantime, check out all the other goodies already online HERE and treat yourself!

 love