One of many favorite design firms, are the (many times over) award winning Swedish design team Front. I have blogged about their work before, and they keep coming up with new unique designs. With a twist....
Remember the Blow Away vase? Here are a few examples of what they'd done since.
First, the Axor shower system for Hansgrohe. In their own words: We were inspired by water pathways in their most original form. We wanted to draw attention to the hidden aesthetics of technology in a particularly elegant way, turning pipes, joints, valves and funnels into a new shower set.
The chair Collage (above and below) is part of a series of furniture, that has its origins in the archives of this 150 year old Swedish firm Gemla. Throughout the design process, tools and shapes from the past have been re-used, enhanced and complemented.
The Elle Deco Winner chair (above) is in the shape of two joined arches and made of wood and upholstered leather.
The Mikado Cupboard (below) for Porro, is an a transparent structure made of olive ash. The result is a piece of furniture somewhere between a vitrine and a cupboard...
This year the London Design Museum nominated the Surface Tension Lamp (above) for the Designs of the Year 2013.
The striped mattress (below) is made for the Italian firm Morfeus
This blogpost is about my upcoming course in interior design. All Swedish, I'm afraid.
Välkommen att anmäla dig till vinterns inredningskurs. Utbildningen omfattar, förutom eget arbete på hemmaplan, även tre mycket arbetsintensiva kurshelger 2014: 1-2 februari, 1-2 mars, 5-6 april
SÅ ANMÄLER DU DIG:
Så snart du bestämt dig för att delta, skickar du in en anmälan via ebrev till designskolan(snabela)gmail.com Välkommen med din anmälan!
När vi tagit emot din anmälan, får du en kursbekräftelse samt faktura på hela kursavgiften.
När avgiften är betald, översändes de första hemuppgifterna, och därmed har du påbörjat distansutbildningen. Förutom eget arbete före och mellan de obligatoriska kursträffarna, ingår tre gemensamma kurshelger, med en rad föreläsningar och praktiska övningar. Max 6 kursdeltagare. Först till kvarn gäller....
Looking for a really cool and unique present? Here is one! My blog friend Jenny Brandt over at dosfamily.com has made a really cool coloring book, based on her photographs of her kids, and traced by her graphic designer husband Jens. To make it all happen she is using crowdfunding, and if you like her idea and want to support her project, then pop over to Indiegogo and order your copy of her El Coloring Book Ridiculoso (which will be delivered worldwide in time for Christmas). Prices range from $10 to $150. If you just want to support her book project, you can donate $3. If you want a unique coloring book, based on you own photographs (!) then you pay $1000. Check out all the different items and prices here. If you prefer to read about this project in Swedish, please go here.
Winter is fast approaching in my part of the world, and I am preparing myself and my home for snow. To "help" me I have a nice selection of animal skins. I know they will keep me warm, cause they were all I had some years ago when we had a BIG storm and no electricity for days. I stayed in one room (the kitchen) where those furs (plus some candles and two cats) keep me nice and warm throughout the ordeal. (Now, a hot meal was a whole different matter...)
You may have noticed the trendy thing right now is to get a longhaired, Islandic sheep skin, like the ones above. Personally - I prefer the curly Gotland sheep skins seen in the pictures below.
Last winter a friend gave me a reindeer skin from Lappland. While the sheep stay indoors, I bring the reindeer outdoor with me to sit on while watching a bonfire or just enjoying a hot cup of java in a sunny spot.
What kind of animal skin is YOUR favorite? If any?
If you visit European Interior Design blogs, you will most likely find a book of Kate Moss somewhere in the shot. Or perhaps a picture of her stuck to a wall. Before we all get to tired of this trend, here are a set of photographs of her at the tender age of 14. They are from her first photoshoot with photographer David Ross, and I love them, because she is portrayed as a subject, not an object (as so often later on).
David Ross: “This first shoot with Kate Moss is a lovely piece of history, capturing her freshness and innocence with her first experience entering the world of fashion modelling. It's interesting thinking how she was back then, fresh up from Croydon – deep in South London - by herself on the train. I actually sent her home the first time she turned up because she arrived without a chaperone!” Quote from the artrepublic.
These photos were recently shown at the Lawrence Alkin Gallery in London WABI SABI interior design art photography
This is the kind of day I wish you all:
Colombian video artist Dicken Schrader
and his kids, Milah and Korben,
cover Depeche Mode’s Everything Counts
on a xylophone, an old Yamaha keyboard
and a bunch of homemade improvised instruments.
Hope your Halloween weekend was fun and relaxing. It's a grey and rainy November Sunday here in Sweden, but it doesn't prevent me from working outside. I'm preparing for next week's re-designing of the front door area of my house. At present it's very small and un-welcoming, but all that will change. More on that later.
Another project of mine is my bathroom. Not a very pretty sight either. Functional, but… Searching the web for inspiration, here are a selection of what I found:
The first five images above are from Pinterest, with no proper source. The three images below are from a small bath in a renovated Australia home (found here). I f you want to see more from this small two room apartment with a very spacious feel, check out the blogpost below.