Friday, April 29, 2011

Friday goodies






Friday again, already, but Fridays are good. Here are some random beauties that caught my eye today. Click on them to see where I've found them.
Have a lovely weekend!
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Thursday, April 28, 2011

In print

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It feels so special to see it on print, on paper, somehow. And it's a good feeling!
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Lamps, lamps, lamps



Another inspiring lamp project. This is the relaunch of Swedish Luxus by Niclas Hoflin. Read more here where I'vew also found the images.
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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Good days




Busy days at the workshop, and spring in the air. Perfect.
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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Urban farmer








Rooftop garden in Brooklyn, from The Selby. Inspiring!
Can't wait to get our own garden started. Waiting for the paver that will show up any day now :)
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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Our lamp



Our beauty was photographed a while ago in a beautiful home by Carolina Romare. It will soon show up somewhere else, I'll tell you when I can.

Keep enjoying spring and Easter everyone!
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Monday, April 18, 2011

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Some sunday inspiration





There's something about the colors in this home that I like. And I would love to have the purple bed spread from Dis.
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Friday, April 15, 2011

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Today



I'm in baking mood (recepie) and kitchen table got a new cloth.
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Slipgatan




Details from the latest object by Frank.
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Sunday, April 10, 2011

This far - Part 2

Second part about our lamp project as promised. Read part 1 here.


Happy about the white models, but not 100 percent satisfied, there were quite alot of changes to be made. So we returned to the drawing table again. New materials and manufacturing methods were tried out, and the result was painted black.


Somwhere in the middle of this, as the Triplex developed, my belly grew bigger, and our son was born late December. Two months later the little family and the lamps moved to a new town and a new house. Slight changes has been made to the lamp, but we are now talking about smaller adjustments, not exactly visible yet important. We really want the result to be perfect.


This is a relaxed Triplex in it's new hometown, waiting for the final adjustments to be done before it's ready to get to work.


And that's where we are today, finetuning and choosing the color for the first 50 lamps we call Series one.
We'll be back to keep you updated. We post info and photos to our Facebook-group also quite often so please join us there if you haven't already.

Happy new week!
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Shelf dreams



This kitchen has got some similarities to ours. I'm just struggling to convince husband we also need a shelf to display beautiful cups and glasses on, just like this. He says it's unpractical and that it wouldn't be this pretty in out kitchen, it would be messy and difficult to keep clean. Point taken. Last word hasn't been said though, think our String shelf has got the right measures..
Well, at least I want a clock just like that, next to the kitchen fan.
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Friday, April 8, 2011

This far

Getting close to the release of the lamps, I think it's time for a resume. So let's start at the beginning, about 5 years ago.

We were on the hunt for the perfect lamp with an industrial look for our loft apartment, and got in contact with our first, live Triplex when buying another lamp from a retro freak, like ourselves. It was love at first sight and the hunt was on.


It wasn't so easy to find one. A couple of years later 2 lamps showed up for sale at an auction 350 km away. An insanity car ride by myself took place, Malte (our Borderterrier) joined but my husband was in Taiwan working. We had two lamps of different models with us back, not in the best condition though. So, husband started to dismantle the lamps for a cord change a month later when he returned. One million pieces, all over, I tell you.
And just about then the thought came to us - wouldn't a new lamp like this be just perfect? In love with the lamp and the fact that one of Sweden's most notable inventors had designed it.


Husband was working as an engineer and took the summer and fall off from his employment to draw the updated version of the lamp and at the same time identified and negotiated with the holders of the copyright to the lamp.
The first parts were manufactured, arrived, and agian - millions of pieces all over!



About one year later, early fall 2010, the negotiations were finalized and the first complete lamp prototypes were assembled. BIG progress!







Winter came early. We painted the prototypes white, had a small photo shoot at home for the website,  and I knitted warm clothes for the Triplex.
This, my friends, was part one of the resume, more to follow this weekend. I wish you a really good one!

Top left photo from here, rest is mine.
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