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
Wednesday 30 November 2011
Iceland has many talented designers and interesting design but for some reason we don't hear much about it. Now there is a chance to learn a little about the talent on that beautiful island. Today Design Forum in Helsinki opened a exhibition on Icelandic contemporary design. The exhibition features Icelandic furniture, product design and architecture. I was quite impressed, especially by the architecture.
The exhibition is open daily 1.12.2011 – 8.1.2012. Go get inspired!!!
P.S. There is also an Icelandic shop-in-shop in Design Forum so you can buy some of the designs. I had to spend some money there...
In these photos work by Basalt architecs, small tables or shelves by Snaefrid Porsteins and Sigridur Sigurjonsdottir and volcanic sand vase by Studio Bjöss.
Tuesday 29 November 2011
Sunday 27 November 2011
Saturday 26 November 2011
Friday 25 November 2011
Wednesday 23 November 2011
Tuesday 22 November 2011
Sunday 20 November 2011
My grandmother moved to a nursing home and these are some of her treasures that I now give a place to stay. The set of six Tango cups and saucers are from the 50's and by Swedish Rörstrand, the cups in the middle by Arabia (if someone knows the name for these, please do tell..) and the two boxer figurines are Floyd Patterson and Ingemar Johansson who fought three historical fights in late 50's and early 60's. I will treasure these.
Saturday 19 November 2011
Thursday 17 November 2011
P.S. The cowboy poster above can be ordered by sending Satu an email at her website. Great idea for a Christmas present!!!
Monday 14 November 2011
Oh my, this is fantastic! I found this most amazing modern granny blanket and instructions for it from Purlbee. It never occurred to me to make granny crochet like this, but now it's definitely something I have to try. The bright yellow looks great with classic gray. Purlbee has many other cool craft and knitting projects too, take a look.
Photos by Purlbee.