We were thrilled that Elka of CasaSugar agreed to be on our panel of judges who will choose the ultimate winner of our My home, my way: Bemz competition. CasaSugar, as it says on the tin, is the part of Sugar Inc that addresses "one of the most inﬂuential parts of a woman's life: her home." With tips on how to modernize your home, easy DIY projects, focus on trends, as well as readers showing off their abodes and a guide to green living, we felt we'd found in Casa a kindred spirit. Home sweet home indeed (see what they are doing there?).
This is what Elka had to say:
Where are you from and where are you living now?
I am from rural northern Wisconsin, close to Lake Superior. I now live in North Berkeley, CA.
Favorite toy as a child? Breyer’s Model Horses! They were the best. I spent all of my birthday money on them every year, and named them all.
A night in on the sofa with good wine and a DVD, or clubbing with friends at the latest hot spot in town?
Definitely the former-my tolerance for loud, bad music has gone way down!
I am the editor of CasaSugar.
Aspirations for your blog?
I want everyone who reads my blog to be inspired to make their homes more beautiful, organized, functional, and personalized! I also hope people learn something new about gardening, design, and cool new products and trends in the residential design world every time they check the site.
Photos c/o www.allenpearce.com
Favorite designer or design piece?
My favorite designer of the past is probably Hans Wegner. My favorite designer of today is Alma Allen.
Urban minimalist or country romance?
I am definitely something other than these! More eco-boho-vintage-modern.
Hmmm....Technics turntables come to mind. And le Crueset! Also, of course, as you can see from my photo, I am a big Bemz fan!
Latest download to your MP3?
Divisadero by Michael Ondaatje and the latest round of Will Shortz’s Sunday Puzzler (yes, I am a nerd).
Best Christmas gift ever?
The stable with the removable roof that my grandfather, a carpenter, built for me for my 11th birthday. It even had a paddock for my Breyer horses!