Saturday, 31 December 2011
Plastic by Tomaas
I absolutely love these photos by photographer Tomaas. And if you are looking for some inspiration for tonight's parties you can see that plastic straws and forks make a great party hat!
I wish you all Happy New Year 2012!!!
Wednesday, 28 December 2011
Family on holiday
We are on holiday this week and I must say this holiday is needed. This cardboard family by illustrator Sanna Pelliccioni is my only new Christmas decoration for this year since it's not really meant for Christmas only. It is sold as a card in Papershop and can be cut out so that it stands on a table.
Friday, 23 December 2011
Wednesday, 21 December 2011
Sunday, 18 December 2011
Dottir & Sonur
Dottir &Sonur is a Berlin based company behind this cute Origami design and lamp. Their origami bird flies in wallpaper, posters and cushions. I could easily see that wallpaper in children's room. Products can be ordered directly from the designers.
Photos by Dottir & Sonur.
Saturday, 17 December 2011
Deck of cards by Tim Burton
One of my favourite movie directors, Tim Burton has sketched some crazy creatures and they are now kings and queens in a deck of cards. Available at Amazon.
Thursday, 15 December 2011
Neon by Blandine Bardeau
Tuesday, 13 December 2011
I have a small necklace workshop on my couch and I'm testing different things. Here is my test with crocheted beads. I used wooden beads and crocheted around them. Quick and easy!
Sunday, 11 December 2011
Little people in the city
Have you seen these yet? These intriguing photos with miniature people among the ordinary objects are part of an ongoing art project by anonymous artist called Slinkachu from the UK. I recently bought a book about this project called Little people in the city: The street art of Slinkachu. The book is available in Amazon web shops.
Friday, 9 December 2011
Art of gift wrapping
I absolutely adore these! I found these wrapping papers by Australian born illustrator Megan Herbert when I went to see the exhibition on Icelandic Contemporary Design in Design Forum. Megan currently lives in Iceland and works there in various art projects.
These wrapping papers are sold at the Icelandic shop-in-shop in Design Forum, so hurry if you want to get one for yourself. They can also be ordered from Megan's website. I bought the top two and they may end up on my wall as art because they are so beautiful. And so are the packages!
Photos by Marino Thorlacius.
Wednesday, 7 December 2011
The red season
Traditional red hasn't been my choice of colour very often in the past few years, but now it's starting to look appealing again. And since Christmas is getting closer, here is a small group of red items that I like. Soft toys are by PaaPii (1), cute red dress from La Casita de Wendy (2), cushion from Nestables (3) and tray and felt slippers by Pia Wallen (4,5). It's time for some red!
Tuesday, 6 December 2011
Today's Independence Day was a fun day this year, because the extra holiday was on a regular Tuesday. Just a perfect day to relax. All I did was to finish this round crochet cushion.
Often simple ideas are the best. This great idea of old chair backs as hangers comes from Italian Antonello Fusè. Simply lovable!
Thursday, 1 December 2011
Shopping and flipbooks
Napa Gallery & shop is one of my favourite places in Helsinki. If you haven't been there yet, pay a visit. Napa is both a gallery and a tiny shop, featuring young artists, graphic design and great selection of books you can't get anywhere else. Currently there is an exhibition of flipbooks. It presents all the entries of fourth international Napa flipbook contest. In December Napa is open every day for Christmas shopping. Maybe now it's time to go buy that Sissi braid necklace by Katri Inkeri...
Napa Gallery & shop, Eerikinkatu 18, Helsinki
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