You know that column I started last year, Weekly Wants
? Well, it didn't exactly turn out to be a weekly column. I did it for a couple of months, then realized I didn't really want to flood the blog with products. I have always aimed for a sustainable lifestyle, and encouraging over consumption doesn't go very well with that. But sometimes you need stuff, and of course I fall for nice designs like everyone else, so sharing a few products here now and then, but not on a regular schedule, seems like a good compromise.
These things are just what I want/need for summer:
2. Willmann vases
from Menu, that I'd use for leafy greens, twigs and straws (I'm not that fond of blooming flowers), to bring a bit of nature inside.
3. Hope + CSA
Pitcher and tumblers in the new grey hue, perfect for water, elderflower lemonade and wine spritzers on warm summer days.
4. Verso Skincare
travel set. I am already using this skincare line, and find it great from every perspective except for when I travel. The regular containers are quite large so getting them through airport security just doesn't happen. But now they are launching a travel kit with the most essential products, just in time for vacations!
Let's start this gray and snowy Monday with some inspiring images from a new Swedish bathroom brand called Swoon
, designed by Fredrik Wallner, and since he is Lotta Agaton
's husband, you can guess who styled the pictures. :)
You can pick and mix any combo of handles, colours and legs, see it in 3D on their site and order it directly to your door. I love the slim legs and the thin ceramic washbasins, and the attention to detail throughout the entire collection.
These are the latest news from Japanese design house Nendo
for their own brand by | n, a range of desk accessories and office supplies, with some very clever details.
The marks on the rulers are fading from white to black, to be seen easily on any color backgrounds. Pie chart shaped sticky notes with a bigger adhesive area to solve the problem of square and rectangular sticky notes that can be easily ripped off when their corners are caught. Paperclips that come connected and are detached one by one for use, keeping desktops tidy. The paperclips are made of paper so that they're easy to detach and can be recycled along with the paper. And so on and so on... Very clever, and very stylish!
The last few weeks have been so busy (first the Marimekko styling and shopping event, then the visit at Vipp, and after that straight to a blog tour in Berlin) I have hardly had time to think about the holidays yet. Today it struck me though, it's only two weeks until Christmas! I need to start preparing, shopping, cooking and decorating!
But first things first, I thought, and started remembering all the things I have seen lately that never made it into my shopping bags. So here is my own little wishlist, with things I would love to see under the tree. However, just as usual, I'm going to have to buy this myself as we don't give gifts to adults in our family. Maybe if I wrap everything in the same paper I could be just ever so slightly surprised by the contents of the packages? ;)
So I guess you saw their cushion when I posted about it on my wish list
a couple of days ago, but I want to show you more from this new Danish design company called Herman Cph
that just launched this August at the DesignTrade
It's basically a two persons show, run by Jonas Herman Pedersen and Helle Herman Mortensen, who are both designers and producers of their collection, so far consisting of tables, small storage furniture, cushions and bedspreads made from recycled wool fabrics. I like the small scale of their company and the focus on sustainability and simplicity. Everything is produced in Denmark, using only high quality natural materials which ages beautifully.