Design and style from a Scandinavian perspective

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Summer has arrived in Stockholm, I hope it's here to stay this time!

In other news, I'm wishing I could follow my friend here (I miss that place so much!):

Photographer Lisa Cohen

I'm on my way to Konstfack's big Spring Party, so with my head out the door I'm just going to give you a glimpse of photographer Lisa Cohen's portfolio!

"Lisa’s creative eye was developed while working for 8 years in London on interiors magazines as a stylist, producer and art director of interior and lifestyle shoots. This culminated in the position of Decoration Editor of British House & Garden. During that time, the chance to work with many talented photographers and designers saw her interest become increasingly about the creation of the final image: the subtlety of light, the mood conveyed, the balance between composition and layout, and the ability of an image to both interpret or create a moment. This all worked to fuel Lisa’s own desire to move behind the camera.
Since that day Lisa has worked world wide, capturing on film how the inspirational ones amongst us live, and also working with commercial clients to create images of how many of us would love to live."

Summer inspiration from Sköna Hem

The new issue of Sköna Hem is hitting the streets right now, and here are some highlights!

Designtorget opens a webshop!

Designtorget is a chain of stores selling new Swedish design objects, hand picked to be interesting and fresh, with a constantly changing range of products. This is the shop to visit when you are looking for a unique hostess gift, something special for yourself, your home or your child.
Up until now, the products have only been available in the big cities in Sweden, but now everyone has access to the wonderful stuff, through the Designtorget Webshop that opened today! For now, they only ship within Sweden, but I read that they are planning to expand to international shipping in the future, so save the address for future use, as there are some very desirable objects to be found here.

Office Eye Candy

I'm sorry, but there is something wrong with the blog server, so I can't upload any more pictures for the Eye Candy post. I've been trying all weekend, but now I'll have to give up and just give you the two that I managed to get here, and refill the candy bag when the server is running smoothly again!


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Tin Lamp by Yar Rassadin

Loving these lamps by Russian designer Yar Rassadin! He is also the man behind the super cute but a little evil looking matryoschka dolls in Pantone hues that I've seen around the blogging community lately. Actually, I think Yar himself is pretty cute too... ;-)

Re-found Objects

Just found this charming British little webshop, Re-found Objects, with the most beautiful product shots. I think that is so important for webshops, and unfortunately too often overlooked. When you can't touch the objects you are interested in, all you can do is indulge them with your eyes, and if the picture isn't tempting, you won't buy. So all you shopowners out there, invest some money in hiring a professional photographer for your site, I'm sure it will be worth it in the end!

Dining Room Eye Candy

For Simplygrove! And for all the rest of you too of course. Enjoy! I know the fab second photo is taken from a blogger, does anyone know who? A big thanks to Bella, who told me the picture is from stylist Anniken Zahl Furunes blog!

Konstfack Graduation Show 2008

Stockholm is boiling with creative energy at the moment, as all of the Art and Design schools are holding graduation shows right now! Today I went to the Masters exhibition at Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design. I saw lots of very innovative things made by tomorrows big Swedish designers, and can't wait to share some of it with you! So here we go, enjoy a few of my favourites from this show:

Ana Sikuljak in front of her crazy colourful narrative wallpaper, so full of details I could have spent hours looking at it and still not have seen it all.

Olle Toftenow's shirt with another shirt photo printed on it. I fell completely in love with this project, especially this shirt, a silk dress with printed frills and a long sleeved cotton t-shirt with the print of a knitted wool sweater.

Hedvig af Ekenstam's Knitted Radiators, mobile and flexible radiators made out of heating cables.

Hanna Hedman's exquisite jewellery. You should see this in person, it is so amazing!

Sofia Enbom's layered curtains/separators is another thing that is so much better irl. The play with light and shadows is so beautiful, and you can draw the curtains to different sides to alter the colours, lightflow and patterns. Truly talented!

Friday Flickr Favourites

My week was filled with spring flowers, closet cleanouts, barbecued hot dogs, dandelion blowing and popsicle eating. How was yours?

Art Koncept

Looking for some cool and modern, affordable art for your walls, but had enough of the small prints and postcards you find on Etsy? Check out Artkoncept, a Danish company selling a great range of art prints on ecological stretched art canvases, delivered completely ready to hang, straight to your door. Among the artists are some fresh and talented street artists/graffiti painters, photographers, illustrators and graphic designers. The prints come in 4 different sizes, from 40x40 up to 150x150 cm, and prices start at around $ 100. I'd love to have any of the art below!

Right now Artkoncept is hosting a give-away at the web site for the new Danish interior design mag RUM, enter here to have a chance to win a gift voucher worth $ 400!

Buisjes en Beugels

BB+++ is a dutch kids designer label founded in 2005 by the need of sophisticated and authentic clothes for kids and especially the young men. Product designer and artist Kellie Smits designs the seasonable limited & basic collections inspired by the functionality of kids clothes and avant-garde fashion.

"We work on producing our clothes in an environment and people friendly way by producing it in ateliers inside the Netherlands and a well-known factory in Portugal. Next to that we recycle our own stock fabrics and those of other well-known designer labels, like Dries van Noten, Hugo Boss and Humanoid."

In the webshop you can also find other excellent brands like the Swedish Our Childrens Gorilla, Redspottedpurple and Wovenplay.

Scandinavian Brands Online

Today is the opening day for Scandinavian Brands Online, a brand new web shop selling selected, high class Scandinavian design aimed at an international market. This sounded too perfect for you, my dear crowd of design addicts from around the world, to pass up. Among the brands and designers featured are David Design (one of my personal favourites when it comes to Swedish design), Alvar Aalto, Björn Dahlström, Anna Danielsson (one of Marimekko's most productive designers) and Tapio Wirkkala. So if you want to get yourself a piece of that cool Scandi style for your own home, take advantage of the 15% discount offered to new customers, and visit Scandinavian Brands Online today!

Stylist Laura Fulmine

Home Style by Damian Russell

I found this CD called "Home Style", from stock photo company Inmagine.com, shot by Damian Russell. Pretty damn nice for stock photos, don't you think?

Paul Massey's kitchen

Seems a lot of you appreciated the post on kitchens I did this weekend, so I thought I'd give you some more!

Right now I'm loving the kitchen in the London house that belongs to photographer Paul Massey. The house is available for photo and film shoots, click here too see more photos.

Eye Candy

Some kitchens for you all, but mostly for Lisa who is redecorating her kitchen soon and asked for some inspiration, preferably with a 40's touch. Now, I don't know if I succeeded on the 40's part, but I tried to make it a little "retro meets modern". Enjoy!

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Flowers, as a celebration of the lovely Spring weather we are having!

L'Affiche Moderne

Recently I recieved an email from Mélanie at L'Affiche Moderne, a french web shop selling awesome posters! Choose between photography or graphics, there are lots of great choices for fresh and modern art for your walls. Each poster is printed in a limited edition of 300 and comes in two sizes, priced between 29 and 59 €.

Yumbrella Fruit Bowl

I think these upside down umbrella ceramic fruit bowls with a lace pattern inside are pretty cute! Designed by UK designer Benjamin Hubert and available at Design My World. A clever bonus is that the umbrella handle can be used as a hook for bananas.

Photographer Ngoc Minh Ngo

I have covered some of Ngoc Minh Ngo's work before, but today I noticed some new pictures on her site, as well as some older ones I haven't shown you. Enjoy!

Command prints from My Little Underground

I just stumbled over these fabulous prints from My Little Underground. Being a Mac lover since birth, and totally in to inspirational modern typography prints at the moment, I just had to buy them! I found the prints via altruism in the morning, a blog that you should definitely check out if you are the least interested in modern art and music.

Design by: a walking t-shirt exhibition

Design by is the world's first t-shirt exhibition on graphic design. Fifteen designers. A couple are world famous, a few well known, and a few unknown. They have created fifteen different t-shirts that will be worn by fifteen different people. On foot, they're taking the exhibition and graphic design, to where they want. Into the heart of culture. On Saturday, May 10, they will visit the Modern Arts museum, Kulturhuset and the Bruno mall at Götgatsbacken.

Design by is a graduation project by graphic design student Sofia Viktorsson at Berghs School of Communication. She is the curator of the exhibition, and says:
"The purpose is to give graphic designers a forum for showing their work. There are over 200 art halls in Stockholm, but none who focus on graphic design."

Some of the graphic designers on exhibition are: Lisa Bengtsson, Lotta Kühlhorn, Hanna Werning and Fellow Designers.

Ceramist Josefin Fina Holmqvist

Swedish ceramist Josefin Fina Holmqvist is exhibiting at Kaolin gallery in Stockholm until May 25th. Don't miss her ceramic art inspired by electricity lines and their entangled appearance!

Holmqvist graduated from HDK/department of ceramic art - University of Gothenburg in 2001 and have since worked in Studio Feldspar in Västra Frölunda. She exhibits her work in both Sweden and abroad, have spent time in China, Hungary and Denmark, and at the moment she is finishing a public commission for a chinese garden within an area called Götheborg in Gothenburg.

"In my work, time tends to be the factor which often feels most important. Regardless of whether relating to sculptural objects or functional goods, time is often present as a common denominator. Time: as in the visually observable in an object, as in a flow or a rhythm in decor or sometimes as the basis of inspiration."


This is some of her older work:

Stylist Claire Delmar

Artsy Eye Candy

For Weronica, who wanted ideas on how to display art!


White Eye Candy

For Linda, enjoy! (Not entirely white, but mostly, so I hope you like it anyway Linda!)


Eye Candy?

Hi everyone, I hope you are having a nice and relaxing weekend! Me, I'm so relaxed that my mind can't even come up with a theme for today's eye candy... So, I thought I'd ask you, dear readers. Any particular colour you are longing for? Need inspiration for your home office or childrens room? What do you want to see? Please leave a comment and tell me about your wishes!


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Hotel du Nord, Bornholm, Denmark

I'm dreaming of spending a summer week at the lovely Hotel du Nord at Bornholm, a small Danish island just south east of Sweden's southern coast. The hotel looks so totally relaxed and cozy! It is built in an old print factory, with a view over the ocean, and they serve communal dinners at a long table for 20 persons. Plus the whole place is extremely child friendly with boxes of dress up clothing, toys and paper and crayons at the table! Doesn't it sound like the perfect vacation for a single parent with two wild kids?
If you want to you can rent the whole house for a very reasonable price, and celebrate your birthday, wedding or just the fact that life is sometimes great, with a barbecue in the garden or catering from the hotel.


Meyer Lavigne

Just a quick post today, because today is May 1, and that is the day for work holidays and demonstrating in the streets... So, I'm not working, I'm just throwing some pictures at you. ;-)

This is from Danish design studio Meyer Lavigne. Check out their blog too.


Ps. Don't miss Camilla's and Karin's collaboration, now available at Manos!