Giveaway time! This week three lucky winners will get a Tokyo art print by recently launched Studio Esinam
, value €105/each. It's limited edition and the size is 100x65 cm, and as you can see the motif consists of five elevation drawings of modern Japanese architecture. Tokyo is the second print in the series, the first one was Paris
To have a chance to win, just answer the following question:
Which city would you like to see in the print series Elevations, and why?
The competition is open for one week, until May 2, and the winners will be contacted directly. Good luck!
I just received a batch of brand new photos from Menu
, shot for their next catalogue in an old apartment at Amager in Copenhagen. That day bed is to die for! Also, the Afteroom chair, which I have loved since I first saw it on the designers' site
before Menu snapped it up for production. I think maybe this is my next dining chair, the one I've been searching for now for several years... Timeless and simple design but with an attitude. And plenty of space to sit with your feet and legs up without the backrest getting in the way. Looks just perfect to me.
Photography: Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen
Styling: Pernille Vest
While hanging out in Reykjavík during DesignMarch
, I heard from several people that there was this new pizza place in town that should not be missed. Pizza, I thought, why would I eat that in the land of super fresh wild salmon and grass fed lamb? Well, this wasn't your regular old pizza, I was told. It's run by the same people as KEX
, which I knew to be awesome from my previous trips, so we gave it a shot. And trust me, this was no regular old pizza! Definitely on my top three list of the best pizzas I've had. Thin and crispy crust with fresh and unusual toppings like baked swedes, smoked cream cheese and pickled cabbage. And for starters, we had fried pigs ears. Strange, but delicious. Quite similar to how I would describe the interiors actually. Stepping into this place felt like entering a mix between a setting in Twin Peaks and a feature in Kinfolk magazine. Most of the details and furniture are vintage finds from the US, so I guess that makes some sense, but I believe the photos will do a better job of describing what I mean. If you are interested to hear the thoughts of the designer behind these slightly weird interiors, here is an interview
Oh, the name of the place? It doesn't seem to have one, it's just known as "pizza with no name". And there are no signs outside either, but I'll give you the address so you will have at least a chance of finding it! It's at Hverfisgata 12 in downtown Reykjavík, up the stairs in the house on the corner. Good luck!
I just realized I never published my last post about our Design Bloggers United
Stockholm tour, about our visit to Bemz
(you know, the company that makes fabric covers to transform your old Ikea furniture). It was a while ago now, in February to be precise, but better late than never, right? We were invited over to the Bemz showroom and shop for an evening of creative fun, where we got to design our own cushion covers.
The Bemz staff had gone out of their way to provide us with all kinds of supplies for our designs, there were ribbons, sequins, fabric samples, buttons and rivets in abundance. However, some parts of our group got a little more inspired than that, all in their own special ways... I'll just let the photos below speak for themselves. We all had great fun, so thanks Bemz for inviting us!
Collage photos: Emma Fexeus
The Nobis group, standing behind stylish hotels like Skeppsholmen, Nobis and Furillen, just opened a new hotel here in Stockholm called Miss Clara
, and although I haven't been there yet (spent the last week in Iceland, but more about that later) I must say it looks extremely promising from the press photos!
The 92-room hotel is housed in the former Ateneum girls’ school building, erected in 1910. The building was designed by architects Hagström & Ekman and is considered one of Stockholm’s most exquisite Art Nouveau edifices. The old girls’ school has been transformed into an elegant and comfortable international business hotel by Wingårdhs, one of Sweden’s leading and most internationally renowned architecture firm, under the leadership of architect Gert Wingårdh.
When designing Miss Clara, Wingårdh’s architects drew inspiration from the building’s original Art Nouveau architecture, distinguished by its soft and graceful organic lines and use of solid natural materials. Characteristic traits in the original architecture have been interpreted into new contemporary expressions. The interiors feature many specially designed and crafted furniture pieces and installations in solid, superior quality natural materials of predominantly Swedish origin, such as limestone, oak, bentwood, and natural leather. The color scheme is orchestrated in sophisticated darker notes on the floor level, with white walls and ceilings that emphasize the openness of the rooms.