Good morning on this very wet wintry day here in the UK. Hasn’t Autumn suddenly come upon us? So here’s a little bit of bright summery design inspiration to remind us how it was only a few days ago!

Gudrun Sjoden is a big fashion and homewares brand from Sweden. Gudrun says she loves colour and designs beautiful things to make life more beautiful or clothes to enhance a personality more.

I love her on-line sketchbook which shows her jealousy-inducing Swedish summer cabin and how her home and garden environment influence her designs.

I always love to snoop behind the scenes of anything so I enjoyed seeing how unexpected birds or plants became a painting which went on to be a design.

It’s worth a minutes look, if not for the design inspiration, then for a restful moment in the Swedish sunshine.