Faye Toogood’s fifth furniture collection will launch at the Friedman Benda gallery early next year in New York. This new collection will include pieces made from optical glass, silver nitrate bronze, mud and tapestry. Can’t wait!
My dear friend and collegue fashion stylist Sofia Odier has been running a pop up shop in a small barn in Hörte Brygga in south Sweden this summer called No Need For A Name. The sad news is that it has closed down already, the good news is that they will open a webshop this fall. Don’t miss out!
I work a lot, but I also take a very long summerbreak and If you are following me on Instagram (lottaagaton) you know that I have been in France travelling around the Atlantic coast for a month, the overload of empty beaches, oysters, seafood, living with the tide, the wine, surfing and the beautiful small villages is amazing. If you have been following my blog for a while you know that this is were we go every summer and after that we always go directly from France to Palma/Mallorca where I am right now enjoying my last two weeks of vacation. Thanks for hanging in there throughout my very long summerbreak without blogposts, I will be back soon…and until then I hope you can bare with me and a few more vacation pics on Instagram, I promise that everything will be back to normal and all about interiors again soon.
Marie-Stella-Maris is a Dutch lifestyle brand that produces natural beauty products and mineral water, dedicated to donate a fixed amount on every sold item to clean drinking water projects worldwide. I love their projects and cause. Read more here.
I am off to the French Atlantic coast for lots of well needed lazy days in the sun with salty swims, surf, great food and good friends, I will be back end August. Have a great summer dear blog readers! <3
Last winter I spent five weeks in and outside Copenhagen shooting the Bolia 2017 lookbook with the most amazing team from Bolia, Uncle Grey agency, The Lab, photographer David Hughes and my dear assistants Gitte Christensen and Simone Sparsoe. Thank you all, it was a pleasure working with you all! I have now updated my portfolio with some of my favorite images out of the 400 that we shot.
Kinfolk magazine has opened its own gallery in Copenhagen, I was there a couple of weeks ago when they were setting up this exhibition “Reform” in the gallery space located in the same space as their office that is amazing. Reform closed down yesterday but I am sure it is a new exciting exhibition coming up soon, don’t miss out if in town.
Bulgarian-French-American artists Cristos and Jean Claude has created this amazing three kilometers long saffron colored floating bridge on Lake Iseo in Italy, the installation will be shown from June 16- July 3. Read more here.
My dear colleagues photographer Andreas Lind and Andrea Hasselrot went to Greece a couple of weeks ago to portrait the everyday life at the borders to show the life of the refugees beyond the headlines. Today it is World Refugee Day and we all need to step up and do what we can to make this world a better place and to stand up for each other beyond the borders, race or religion. Please share and please keep supporting the providing humanitarian aid locally in the camps @iamyourescue @lighthouserelief @vigorvadvikan #worldrefugeeday @refugeeveryday
I just read Fridas post over at Trendenser and I feel like I need to raise my voice too and join her exclamation. I know I might get my head chopped off for this by my dear friends and colleagues at the magazines but I write this with love and hope for the magazines to raise the level on their website articles. I love paper magazines and I love blogs and blogging, I have been doing both for so many years now and to me these two medias are equally inspiring and could if being handled right lift each other.
A couple of years ago I felt that the magazines were completely terrified of the power of the blogs and just got paralysed by thinking of how to handle the internet. Unfortunately what happened was that instead of doing their own thing that (they do so well) the Swedish magazines went blog hunting and today most of the big Swedish bloggers have signed up to blog under the magazines websites.
That wouldn’t be a bad thing if it wasn’t for the fact that the Swedish magazines websites now has gotten totally driven by getting side views in order to get advertisers so they can afford their new bloggers and there is no limit to how low the topics can go in order to get side clicks (I mean the magazines own material not the blogs which are still very good). This has all lead to the fact that the magazines websites (and Facebook pages) now doesn’t reflect their magazines at all and I don’t really get how that can be good for anyone. Isn’t the whole idea with a website no matter what you do that it reflects your company and sells your product? And also these great bloggers that the magazines bought are now drowning along the ads and messy website-weird-articles written far away from the magazines editorial work.
I really don’t want to step on anyones toes, I am just afraid that these articles that the magazines are spamming out will in the long run set the tone for interior online writing and I wish for the opposite, more quality back in the blogosphere and while I’m on it I also personally I wish for a little less Hemnetspan, reblogging and sponsored posts but most of all I wish for the magazines to believe in themselves online, to dare to take a new stand on their websites with a journalistic level and dignity that reflects their magazines and stands up to their new bloggers and to believe in that their paper readers will be there for them online too.
I had the privilege of shooting in my dear friend Carina Seth Anderssons amazing home yesterday and then she told me that she has (finally) got her new website up and running. I really love everything she does (especially these art piece flacons that is one of her own independent projects), so I have been waiting for this.
The website is created by The Studio (who also designed my book Colorful) and all images are photographed by Pia Ulin so this not only a dream team but also pure eye candy..and even more images by Pia are coming up shortly. Yay!
Since I closed down my shop last year I have been office hunting but I haven’t really had time to put a lot of effort into my searches and the fact that I love working from home hasn’t helped either so I am still out of office. This fall I really must get it together and find a place, I have given up on finding a studio like this in Stockholm but I would love to find a big open space with large windows that could also work as a photo studio. All tips are most welcome!
I have new work out in the latest issue of Residence magazine photographed by Kristofer Johnsson. It is the lovely home of Christian and Björn from Artilleriet, thank you it was a true pleasure to photograph your lovely house.
In the latest issue of Residence Magazine you get to sneak in to the home of Interior Designer Hanna Wessman. I have been at her place for dinner since Hanna has become a dear friend of mine and I can assure you that it looks just as nice in reality..and so does Hanna (who I am going to force to give me posing lessons later on).