Saturday 31 December 2011
Wednesday 28 December 2011
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 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
Thursday 15 December 2011
Tuesday 13 December 2011
Sunday 11 December 2011
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
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
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
Thursday 1 December 2011
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