The latest issue of Est Magazine is out today, looking great as always! It's one of my faourite e-mags, and I was so happy when they asked me for an interview about my book. You can read the whole seven(!) spreads here, together with lots of pictures from the book that haven't been published before. But don't forget to check out the rest of the magazine as well, because there are some really nice features!
Giveaway time! This week you have the chance to win a set of NS2 Air Monitors from Nocs worth $449. Designed in Sweden, and with a sound quality that matches it's great design, the speakers are available in a big range of colors to match your home. They are active speakers with AirPlay technology, allowing you to stream music wirelessly from your Mac, PC, iPod touch, iPhone and iPad. You can see them in the pictures below, which I styled in cooperation with Fantastic Frank.
To see the rest of this apartment, have a look here. I had a great afternoon in this sunny functionalist home together with stylist Thomas Lingsell and photographer Andy Liffner, and I hope to be able to work with them again in the near future!
To enter the competition and have a chance to win a set of Nocs NS2 Air Monitors in the color of your choice, follow these simple steps:
1. Follow Nocs on Instagram (username nocsdesign)
2. Snap a photo of the spot where you would place your new speakers, upload it to Instagram and tag the picture with #nocs
The competition will be open for one week, until April 14. Good Luck!
I'm so excited to share this with you today! The first pictures of my book, Northern Delights: Scandinavian Homes, Interiors and Design are out now, and although it's not printed yet (it will be published mid March), you can see exactly how it's going to look. It's such a great feeling to see how all my hard work and favorite pictures are coming together as a real book! The book shares the aestethics of this blog for the most parts, but there is also a more colorful chapter, and some other surprises that you wouldn't find on my blog. Also, the book holds a mix of interiors and products, and several nice interviews with interesting people from the Scandinavian design scene. You can read all about it here on Gestalten's site where you can also see some more pictures.
Update! You can buy a copy here!
Remember back in December, when I went to Copenhagen (again) for a styling job, and showed you some behind-the-scenes? The shoot was for Brdr. Krüger's new catalogue. They are an old Danish family business, established in 1886, probably most famous for their Tray Tables designed in 1963 by architect Hans Bølling. What you perhaps didn't know is that they are also producing the world famous wooden monkey by Kay Bojesen. The monkey production actually takes place in their home, with the whole family gathered around the dining table, attaching the different parts by hand. Isn't that awesome?!
The brief for the pictures was to make some fresh and inspirational photos of the tray tables and Orbis Mobile glass tables/carts. I wanted to take them out of their traditional context and make them a bit more modern and playful, so I chose to do the shoot in a studio where we could play around a bit more and not be constrained by the limits of a real home. I also tried to vary the settings and expressions as much as I could for each photo, to show the versatility of the tables. The pictures are meant to be more as loose suggestions sparking the imagination than real life settings that you can copy and use in your home.
Below are my favorite pictures (there are more photos, but we played around worked hard in the studio for two days so I won't show you everything because you would get bored). What do you think? Which one is your favorite?
Photo: Jonas Krüger
Styling: Emma Fexeus
I'm home from three wonderful days of styling work in Copenhagen, styling catalogue pictures for Brdr. Krüger, and would like to show you these pics I snapped with my Eos M in the photo studio. The real pictures will come later, and I am really excited about them, so I hope you will like them too! They include snowballs, a whole raw fish, and the insides of a dishwasher...
As promised, here are some of the pictures that Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen and I made together at the new restaurant Höst in Copenhagen. You can see more on Norm's new blog, New Norm, which is all about their new dinnerware.
The reason I went to Copenhagen this week was to style a few pictures for a new restaurant, and this is the story behind it:
Norm Architects designed a dinner service named New Norm together with Menu, a Danish design company. And now they are making a whole restaurant around the concept, called Höst (Autumn in Swedish). The restaurant will be a part of Cofoco, a hugely popular restaurant group in Copenhagen, who already runs nine restaurants, each with its own distinct style and menu. The focus at Höst will be on organic, locally produced New Nordic cuisine. Something I got to see for myself when I stepped into the kitchen and found a chef preparing some dish using a pine tree! And in the basement, instead of the traditional wine cellar, there is a jam/preserves cellar. I loved their concept and ideas and will tell you more soon when I get the final photos that Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen and I made together.
Right now I can't wait to show you some behind the scenes snapshots that I made. What you can't really see here in the photos is that the space was only half ready, the renovations still going on everywhere, with builders and staff running around trying to get everything ready. You might spot a painting ladder here or a broom there, but trust me, it was quite chaotic really... I'm sure they'll manage to get it all together for the big opening night though!
I'm getting to like my new EOS M camera more and more, and my favorite feature this far is the fact that you can set it to shoot in your own personal settings. So instead of using one of the built in scenes like sunset, sports or landscape, I created my own "scene" to suit my taste in photography, with added contrast and sharpness and less saturation than the automatic mode.
One of my projects this autumn was to design a t-shirt in cooperation with Kellogg's Special K to raise money for breast cancer research. The t-shirt is finished now and from today you can get it here or at NK department store in Stockholm. I hope you like it and want to support the fight against cancer! All proceeds goes to Cancerfonden's breast cancer research.
My thought behind the design was to make something that I would want to wear, something far from the Pink Ribbon logo, with a more edgy feeling. I wanted the message of the design to be clear if you know about the campaign, but I didn't want something that says "boobs" or "cancer" in a very obvious way if you know what I mean... So this is the result:
I just heard that the new issue of Plaza Interiör is out, and that means I can finally post the winning photos from the Interior Styling Master Class at Beckmans. What a nice way to start the weekend!
Btw, Plaza Interiör just got a page on Facebook, like it to see what's going with this great magazine.
Our theme for the styling was "Contrasts", and as you can see we all worked with that in different ways through colours, materials and shapes.
Photo: Petra Bindel
Retouch: Elin Strömberg
Styling: Emma Fexeus (me)
Styling: Maliin Stoor
Styling: Monica Hökars
We had another still life practice yesterday at the Interior Styling Master Class at Beckmans. Our mission was to create an advertising photo for one or several products from Lotta Agaton Shop. It was lots of fun, and so exciting to see how much everyone had developed! Elin Strömberg was our photographer for the day, and she did a great job again, as you can see below. I am really happy with my photo this time, I feel like I found my style now.
This weekend is spent at Färgfabriken, shooting the graduation projects. I am already done, and I must say it feels good. I think the photo will be ok... I will publish the photos from this later, as they all need to go through some retouching etc.
Below are yesterday's still lifes. Enjoy!
Styling: Amanda Rodriguez
Styling: Anna Gorecki
Styling: Annika Persson
Styling: Emelie Karlbom
Styling: Emelie Wååg
Styling: Emma Fexeus (me)
Styling: Klara Kristin
Styling: Maliin Stoor
Styling: Monica Hökars