Japanese design brand Muji designed this narrow three-storey house in Tokyo. Like its products, the house is about the concept of simplicity, maximizing the available space and its functions.
This mezmerizing art installation in Palais de Tokyo in Paris caught my eye today. It was created by art collective Numen/For Use
, with support from fashion brand COS. Numen did a similar installation here in Stockholm a few years ago, and I was lucky to experience that together with my daughter. Although, the amount of hair and dust tumbling around in there made my impression a bit less positive, but it sure looks beautiful from the outside, and it was great fun to climb around in.
While browsing their site I also came across these net installations, and since halloween is coming up, what can be more appropriate than some giant spider webs?
Two wonderful new projects by Finnish interior architect/designer Joanna Laajisto just landed in my inbox. What a great way to start the week!
Joanna Laajisto Creative Studio has designed a new shop and restaurant concept for Finnish quality seafood company Lappeen Savukari oy. Finlandia Caviar Shop and Restaurant is a place where you can purchase the finest quality caviar and oysters, or enjoy them on the spot with a glass of bubbly or vodka.
The objective for the interior concept was a fresh, Scandinavian look that compliments the historical building it is located in. The color scheme of subdued greys, creams and hints of blue is inspired by the Finnish winter landscape; though with the use of natural wood and lighting, the place manages to be warm and inviting. All of the furniture pieces are by Finnish furniture manufacturers and local woodworkers.
The next project is Intro:
In the city of Kuopio, Finland, an old classic restaurant, Intro, has undergone a major renovation designed by Helsinki based Joanna Laajisto Creative Studio.
The new Intro with a total of 450 sq.mt is divided into a restaurant with 50 seats on one side and a nightclub of equal size on the other.
The new restaurant is light and airy with a subtle color palette. Some punches of color are added in the textiles and fixtures, such as the sofas covered in woven Kvadrat wool fabric by Paul Smith and Delightful designed red lamps suspended above the counter height table. The monochromatic geometric pattern of the floor tile brings interest and texture to the space without being too bold. Most of the furniture is custom made for the space. The white pendant lamps above the dining tables are Funnel by small Slovanian company Vertigo Bird. The wooden dining chairs are by Ton.
- This post is for my readers in Sweden only, about a job opportunity in a design shop! -
Svartvita rum är en inredningsbutik på Kungsholmsgatan 18 i Stockholm som på kort tid tagit en självklar plats bland de etablerade inredningsbutikerna i Stockholm. Här återfinns de svarta och vita designklassikerna samtidigt som nya, små formgivare ges möjligheten att få synas. Vi är ett positivt gäng med hög ambitionsnivå som söker en ny medarbetare.
Vi söker dig som har en längre arbetslivserfarenhet och som hunnit fylla 30. Gärna varit egen men som saknat arbetskamrater. Vi vill att du ska vara självständig och driven och vara beredd att ta ett stort eget ansvar för vår gemensamma arbetsplats.
Du behöver vara organiserad, strukturerad och vara extremt lösningsorienterad. Van att kavla upp ärmarna och jobba hårt när det behövs. Du ska vara en riktig entreprenör som utmanas och gillar att ta uppgiften till en högre nivå i varje steg och som inte är rädd att ta för dig. Vi kan summera det hela med att vi har en hög lägsta-nivå på allt vi gör i butiken. Vi är stolta över att kunna säga det.
Om du dessutom är intresserad av webb, it och sociala medier så är detta givetvis ett plus.
Stämmer detta in på dig så är du välkommen att söka tjänsten och bli en del av Svartvita rum.
Maila ansökan till Pernilla Engström senast den 30 nov, arbetstid och tillträde enligt överenskommelse. email@example.com
I just added a new spot on my list of places to visit on my next trip to Copenhagen. The Shop Of The New
, recently launched by wood joinery Københavns Møbelssnedkeri
, who are most famous for their high quality bespoke kitchens and cabinets. But they are making so much more than that, and the store is also filled with carefully chosen items from other brands.
"An unmistakable world of nordic-ness, ideas and excitement. The shop is a showcase for diverse and eccentric objects complementing the furniture collection from Københavns Møbelsnedkeri (Copenhagen Joinery) with a selection of graphic art prints, kitchenware, skateboards, paper cuts etc."
"Expanding into bricks-and-mortar means that You will be able to touch and feel our products, and join us for a beer while testing our skateboards."
If you follow me on pinterest or facebook, you may have noticed my love for graphic quotes and funny statements and wordings. Sometimes I find them online and other times I write them myself. I've been using the Boldomatic app
for that for about two years now, and the other day, right after I shared the above words on fb, an email dropped into my mailbox with an introduction of this anti-social graphic text-only network. They hadn't seen my fb update and had no idea I was already using their app, but since I do so and love it, I couldn't resist their proposal for a collaboration.
If you haven't tried Boldomatic before, this is what it's all about: Go to Boldomatic.com
or download the app in your app store. Write a short text and share it with the community. You can also find the most popular Bolds here
, and if you see someone you think is writing really clever stuff, you can follow them. Of course you can also like and re-post other people's bolds. Basically, it's like Instagram, but for words.
Just last week Boldomatic launched a webshop
, where you can get products with your favourite bolds printed on them. Or write your own, if that's what you fancy. Choose from apparel, mugs, pillows, tote bags, posters and canvases in different sizes. Create a special card for your friend, or decorate your home with a poster of your favorite quote. Or simply to say "Coffee, I'm nothing without you".
To celebrate the launch, we made a little competition for you!
To participate and have a chance to win a Boldomatic product of your choice, just make a bold of your own and tag it with #EmmasDesignBlogg. The bold with the most likes wins!
A winner will be crowned on Oct 30, and contacted by Boldomatic.
I think this must be the most amazing apartment for sale this week, wouldn't you agree? Although I'm not quite sure if it's actually photos or if it's a fantastic 3D render... But who cares when it looks this good? The apartment is real enough anyway, with its soaring windows and open sea views.
I like the radiator covers painted in matte gray, at the same time hiding the ugly standard radiators and adding character to the rooms. The house was built in 1912, so they fit very well with original style. This unique 159 sqm penthouse was designed by Koncept Stockholm
, the same firm that stands behind successes like Story Hotel
and Scandic Grand Central
...serene yet glamorous, and with a sense of refined dignity. Yeah, I totally stole that line from their site, because I think it describes the concept of this japanese store so well. The space is designed by Nendo
, and here is what they have to say about it:
The brand’s owners wanted a multi-functional space that would accommodate multiple uses: a shop for selling interior goods, a library space for book-lending and a gallery space for regular events and art exhibitions in addition to the main clothing retail space.
We considered a zoning approach with specific areas for the shop’s different elements, then decided that subdividing the already small space any further would simply clutter it. To avoid this, we chose to stratify the space vertically instead.
We installed a 7.5mm ‘beam’ 2.05m above the floor, and created an attic-like space for books. Bookends held in place magnetically prevent books from falling off the shelves. Hangers for clothing and bags are hung from the beam and can be freely moved to different places within the shop area. A variety of unfinished, box-shaped fixtures dot the floor. These can be used as stepstools to access the book space, or as plinths for exhibiting artworks and home accessories. The use of vertical layers allowed us to create a highly flexile, visually neat space.
I really loved these lookbook images from BEIGE, as well:
As you probably know by now, I'm part of the Design Bloggers United
group, where we travel around Europe having lots of fun and collaborate with chosen brands for interesting experiences and projects. This time, the trip went to Amsterdam, one of my favorite cities, but I wasn't able to go! Staying at home didn't get easier by looking at these photos they sent me from the bloggers dinner and party the group arranged at the stunning Pistache Studio
. Since I wasn't there I can't really tell you much more about the trip, but I'm sure the rest of the group will fill us in with all the juicy details asap
! Until then, enjoy these photos of the event space.
And of course they used our own Design Bloggers United x Skandinavisk Koto candles
for the tables!
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