Yeah, I could live there.

Yeah, I could live there is a new, semi-regular D16 feature wherein I post pictures of houses I want to break into, kick out the inhabitants and move in. Today I’m spying on the home of Swedish photographer and art director Jakob Nylund.

I came across Jakob’s photoblog after following a link from Just—My—Type, a repository for his typography work. (I downloaded all of the fonts, of course, which are free from any usage restrictions. I can’t wait to try them out!)

Yeah, so I probably don’t even need to spell out what I love about Jakob’s home (uh, everything?), but two things are abundantly clear to me upon looking at these photos:
1. I need to suck up the VAT and the shipping and just order some String Shelves already.
2. I want to mount marble shelves above my radiators, too.

Wait, I think I need to add another item to my list:
3. I have to get going on my kitchen mini-renovation (ugh, that post is almost two YEARS old). Just the slightest glimpse of subway tile + black grout at this point sends me into a fit of guilt over how long I’ve been procrastinating!

There are more photos of Jakob’s home over on his blog. While you’re over there, take some time to look at his other work—it’s all pretty fantastic! His understanding of black and white photography in particular is really compelling…

All photographs © Jakob Nylund. Used with permission.

15 comments
  1. Viktoriya C.Sep 18, 201211:43 am

    I’m pleasantly surprised that these photos came from the same source, as most of them live on my laptop hard-drive (I saved them from different sources across the internet as inspiration for later). I had no idea they were from the same home. Cool!

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  2. daniel @ Manhattan NestSep 18, 20122:12 pm

    NOMZ. So this is basically perfect.

    I love the marble shelf over the radiator! That’s so smart!

    And those tiles…you and me, kid. We’ll get it done.

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  3. MarthaSep 18, 20128:52 pm

    So, basically you rearranged and you’re just holding back about all of the new stuff, walls, etc… right, Anna?

    This place is indeed perfect for you, and generally just perfect.

    While we’re talking dreams, why order your Strings online when you could hop over to Helsinki and buy them in the Artek store in person?

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    Anna @ D16 /

    And I shall fly there on the back of a pegasus…

  4. JosieSep 18, 201210:55 pm

    I saw you at the Jay street station today in dumbo! I wanted to say hi and tell you how much I love the blog, but for some reason was a little shy…

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    Anna @ D16 /

    Oh, that’s so nice, Josie! In all truthfulness, though, I’m kind of relieved you didn’t—I was feeling pretty run-down and grubby and tired and BLAH today, so I might not have been at my best. I get pretty shy sometimes, too. If you see me again and I don’t look miserable, you should feel totally fine saying hello! ;)

  5. LizSep 19, 20125:14 am

    I’m going to come back to this and the source site at the weekend as there is so much to love. Thanks so much for sharing.
    Not the central point of the post I know, but if you are buying from a UK store to ship to US I think you can get the VAT taken off. (Assuming by VAT you mean UK sales tax.) Doesn’t help with shipping but might help a tiny bit with those shelves.

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    Anna @ D16 /

    Thanks, Liz! I’ll have to look into whether there’s a UK distributor. (By VAT I meant value added tax—Scandinavia’s rates are extremely high!)

  6. lisaSep 19, 20129:43 am

    i had to share this with you…
    check out the poster on the wall

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    Anna @ D16 /

    Which one am I looking at? The Olle Eksell?

    lisa /

    no – although i do love olle eksell… i was referring to the ‘Trafic’ poster… film produced by robert dorfmann… saw that and thought of you and now i realize he spells his name wrong

  7. meganSep 20, 20129:55 pm

    Love this clean look of this apartment. I could easily live here as well.

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  8. NiclasSep 25, 20123:51 pm

    Jakob´s photos are great. Love the apartment and it’s nordic style. It´s been a while since I saw it in all the scandinavian blogs. Looking forward to see more of your new apartment.

    And yes, our tax is 25%… But we gain alot from our taxes as you know…

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  9. samantha denisdottirSep 28, 20128:07 am

    i love this space, i could easily live here :)

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  10. RyanOct 6, 20126:22 pm

    I feel a little lazy asking, but is anyone familiar with either of those sofas? They are both gorgeous, and my girlfriend and I are looking for a new living room sofa. Would be nice to have those in contention. Any help (or similar references) would be much appreciated.

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