As the winds blow colder outside and the winter darkness makes us want to curl up, these rugs look more desirable than ever! Patricia Urquiola has designed the rug series Mangas for Gan Rugs. The rugs come in quite unexpected forms - almost reminiscent of a pair of large, knitted socks or leg warmers. They [...]
The Swedish fashion company Boomerang has, since the start in 1976, said to define “Scandinavian Preppy”. Their concept is a preppy style with a Swedish heritage – less sporty than the American style, yet more casual and less formal than the British style. Tonight, the Boomerang Home Collection will be previewed.. and from tomorrow Friday, [...]
While Henen is still looking for a house in London and gearing up for her blog-comeback, I continue to deliver design news and fancy tidbits from Sweden. Annika Bäckström, born in 1988 in the country’s northern parts, in cozy Burträsk more specifically, has a fascination for ink, love, and paper airplanes. She makes lovely illustrations. [...]
The Gudrun Sjödén Winter 2009 catalogue arrived to me today. It reminded me to check back on the lovely AW 2009 home collection. One of the themes (my favourite) is Burträsk, a tiny town in the far north of Sweden. Gudrun Sjödén was inspired by pictures in the book “Måla som förr” (“Paint like in [...]
My dear, until yesterday I have lived in bleak unawareness of the existence of a webshop called anyhow! Anyhow offers a hand-picked selection of goods from wellknown suppliers and less-known independent designers. When found, I could easily identify some favourites. I regret that the industry-shabby metal stool is sold out, if not I would probably [...]
In its report about this Autumn’s hottest trends, the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter picks up 5 strong trends: Recycling, Eco, Colourful, Clean Wood and Neoclassical. Pics of all 5 trends display a chair. Here’s my top 3, (I left out the colourful and the eco). The Recycling trend is pretty obvious. And pretty cool. I [...]
One of my favourite brands, for both clothes and interiors, is the Danish DAY Birger et Mikkelsen. The DAY HOME winter collection of 2009 is, as always, well-thought-through and absolutely stunning in its perfect colour mixes. The atmosphere is cozy, intellectual – a little messy, inviting and warm. You want to stay at home with [...]
Speaking about our Swedish pride IKEA, here’s my top 5 list of news in the 59 ed. catalogue.