It’s lost time when you’re asleep; time you can’t use. I sleep when I need to: six to seven hours a night. I’ve learned to fall asleep anywhere. Light is not a nuisance. We don’t cover our windows at home, so it’s always light when I wake up, except in winter. Invisible design in a bed is important; the materials that you choose to put next to your body. At Ikea, we test so there are no additives, no emissions. How does it smell? That’s important.
There’s no separate eating in our home: my wife, our son and two daughters get up and eat together. You can go back to bed, if needed. At breakfast we have tea. We are quite particular and drink Mariage Frères’ Thé Vert Au Tibet. We have sandwiches the Swedish way: butter, cheese and fresh vegetables. Lunch can be just a smoothie.Dinner is typically Swedish, like smoked fish. We have fika; a coffee with a snack, morning and afternoon. It’s considered impolite to offer coffee without anything to eat with it.