Wednesday, September 29, 2010

News from Höganäs

The new Höganäs keramik collection is launched. Designed by the design group Front and inspired by the early and classic pottery from Höganäs. As I wrote before I live very close to Höganäs and I guess I have a special love for these pots from that reason, but they are quite easy to like in their classic, simple scandinavian look.
I think this new collection is a good direction.































The collection is available in 7 different colors, which one is your fav? Kind of difficult to chose one, they complement each other so well.



All pictures from Höganäs Keramik and their blog.
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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Fall walk

Enjoy the last of September!
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Södermangatan

Keeping my fingers crossed this will be the new apartment for my brother.





























Enjoy your Sunday!
I will work on me and husbands project (will tell you more about it very soon) and I think there will be a fall walk in the forest with Malte (our dog) and some waffle baking as well.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Flickr's

1. Untitled, 2. carrots..., 3. morning shot, 4. one., 5. ume, 6. 100920_ClearfieldFields2

Fall is clearly on it's way, but that's not such a bad thing is it?
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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

More black & white

Remember my wallpaper crush for family member number three's room? Here it is. These pictures doesn't exactly make me think twice about the choice. I like so many things about this home, I might borrow some more ideas for our new house.




























































Think I need a black wall and a Fjällräven Kånken.
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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Black & white

All pictures in this post from Sköna Hem and the summer home of Henrik Nygren and Susanna Nygren. So inspiring, love this work space, I would love something like it in our house.
Btw, we passed the building site yesterday (actually went inside too) and there is now a roof and all the inner walls in place. Kind of surreal to walk in the shell of what will be our future home, but fun :)




































































Really like the left picture with the Uppsala-Ekeby vases and the shelf for paintings/prints.

Happy Saturday!
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Friday, September 17, 2010

Judy Kaufmann

I've had the great honour to get in contact with a very interesting and inspiring girl from Barcelona.  

"I never was interested in economics or law, not even in art, but somewhere amongst my hundreds of notebooks, I began to draw stories of my life, that have transformed me into the girl that carries a ball-point pen in her knapsack", Judy states on her Etsy. 

Following is my interview with her! 





< Trip, by Judy Kaufmann
 
                          Red Print and World Print, illustrations by Judy available on Etsy.

Name, age, hometown:
My name is Judy Kaufmann, I'm 30 years old, I was born in Santiago de Chile and I live in Barcelona since 2004.   

Tell me three interesting facts about yourself!
1. I'm an identical twin and a few time ago I dedicate a print to my sister.
2. My sister once met the twin sister of a friend. They talk a bit but they were confusing, none had ever seen each other. I was the friend of his sister.
3. Today I made a recompilation of twins in Etsy that I called "The twins Factory"


What inspires you? (predictable and boring question, I know, but I’m curious to hear the answer :) )

As I always say, I get the inspiration from what I don't understand, what I don't know, what I don't know how to do, what I am not. From the interest that I feel about all things that are outside of my life. That's where my imagination picks the inspiration. On the other hand, I have a bizarre and explosive inspiration when I go to museums and galleries and I get involved with different colors and formats, whether I like or not what I'm seeing.

 < Holidays, available on Etsy.
                  Wallpaper by Judy for Trestintas. I love it! Would look amazing in husbands workspace.. 

How did you find your specific style?
Working hard! For sure!! and I feel I still have to work more to polish the style ...

What made you start painting? I mean what was it that lead you there and not to any other art form?
I used to work for a newspaper and I was a good friend of the illustrator. I think that after see his drawings and the way he was working, I make sure that I could draw not only as a hobby. The important thing was to turn from girl that was "all day drawing" to the professional illustrator that I feel now.

Are you a periodical when it comes to creativity, like myself, or do you always have something waiting to be created?
For sure I have always something waiting to be created. I'm pretty messy in terms of creation. For example I don't have any technic, always is different. This is also the only thing that makes good ideas come up.


                                                                            Illustrations for Poolga

Which of your work are you most proud of?
I really like the last wallpaper collection that I made for Trestintas,
and I'm working now in a new collection for my Etsy Gallery that start with this cute bear.

Are you a quickie or do you sit for long hours editing small details until you’re satisfied with your work?
If you see my work is impossible to do it quickly. It takes me hours to make every character but doesn't mean that I work slow. I work quickly for many slow processes.

What would be a dream job/commission for you?
To work more globally still being freelance.


Thank you for your time Judy! All the best!

You can find Judy's work for sale here or chek out her website for portfolio and contact.


Verde, Print by Judy Kaufmann     
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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Virrvarr

Sigvard Bernadotte created the pattern Virrvarr in 1958 for a laminate board, Virrvarr means somthing like clutter or disorder. It rapidly became very popular in Swedish homes during the 60'ies, often seen on table tops, cutting boards and windowsills. It was produced until 1991 but is yet again in production.
It's funny how things get a revival when it's taken off production, so much that the manufacturer start producing it again.

I have always loved the pattern and remember it well from my childhood. I was so happy when I found it at our kitchen supplier when we where to chose the kitchen for our house! We will use it on the kitchen worktops in dark grey (right in the picture)!









Picture above from Lamiroc who produces laminate boards.

Virrvarr is used on the table top of this table called Fanett by Ilmari Tapiovaara, which is a great example on how the pattern was used in the 60'ies.
This set was sold on Bukowskis market at a very affordable price.

























Nice Stockholm apartment

Livingroom, love the floors and the bookcase under the windows:




























White kitchen, with a Bumling:























































Cozy bedroom, real estate agent's words :)

Bathroom:









































The place feels very well thought-out, I like that.
Do you see any details you like?

Apartment found here.
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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Today's favourites from Designtorget

Pocket book house, by Åsa & Emme Copparstad:














Washer by Barbro Tryberg & Maria Holmer Dahlgren:



Both available on Designtorget.

Hope your weekend has been great. Ours consisted of good food, great friends and mushroom hunting!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Wallpaper

I've been trying to find a picture of a room decorated with this wallpaper, but without success.
Anyway, I'd really like it on at least one of the walls of family member number 3's room.
I've loved it since I found it and thought it would be perfect in a kid's room. And as it happens to be we're building a new house!

Kaspar by Sandberg Tyg & Tapet.





And this bedset would be perfect for the crib, Moln (=clouds) by Gunilla Axén.
It was designed in 1967 inspired by Japanese patterns. Today manufactured by Färg&Form.
I wish it was avilable in yellow too.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Work in progress

Our house to be now has a top floor too, just need a roof now, some windows and doors!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Maeve magazine

Chek this beautiful online magazine created by some talanted and engaged women. I'm proud to be a part of their second issue!



All images from Maeve 2nd issue.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Our livingroom























































































Today I'm showing parts of our livingroom. Guess I'm starting to feel a bit sad about leaving this place behind as we will be moving when the house is ready. But as long as we can bring all our furniture and things (which we can off course) and as long as it's bigger and brand new, it will be fine. Right?