Now it is finally open, the exhibition about Note Design Studio, styled by me for Residence Magazine at Ark Des. Thank you all, it has been a true honor to curate this exhibition and to work in this wonderful space and with such a great team at all ends. The exhibition opens to the public today at 10AM and will be open until February 28. (Entrance through Moderna Museet, Skeppsholmen). See all pictures by Kristofer Johnsson in my portfolio.
Officially Stockholm Furniture Fair kicked off last night with two of this weeks grandest events, so after finishing building String Furnitures stand (with maybe the largest shelf ever..phew) at the fair I swiped the dust off my shoulders. jumped in the car and joined the black and updressed design crowd for Tidskriften Rums gala and Elle Decorations Design Awards. Thank you both for a great evening, and thank you Grand Relations and Trendgruppen for fantastic arrangements and such a great start of the Design Week.
Apart from the dust, I love working at the fair, seeing everything coming together and another upside is that you can stroll around att sneak peek the news. One new favorite is the never failing trio Claesson Koivisto Runes Smaller Objects.
This is one of the most inspiring houses I know, Villa Noailles, an early modernist house, built by architect Robert Mallet-Stevens for Charles and Marie-Laure de Noailles, 1923. It is located in the hills above Hyères, southeastern France. Today almost 100 years later it still feels modern, bold and so up to date.
All pics from Handcrafted in Virginia.
My dear friend Saša Antić has designed a collection of lamps together with Hüsayin Turgut for Lightwork that will be launched at Stockholm Furniture Fair next week in stand B08:01, don’t miss out!
I just got back from visiting the most beautiful exhibition, fashion brand Filippa K showed their AW16 collection at the former Czech Embassy from 1970 by Jan Bocan. The exhibition was a collaboration with photographer Julia Hetta and artist Åsa Stenehag. Stunning! (See more here)
A year ago I went to Helsinki to do the the images for Iittalas brand new collection by Issey Miyake, It was love at first sight and I am happy to see that the word is finally out and the pictures are released. The collection will be launched next week in Stockholm, don’t miss out the collection is amazing! Styling by me, photograph by Tuukka Koski.
Brilliant extra shelves from Stockholm based Navet.
Viktigt, the brand new range of details and furnitures by Swedish design icon Ingegerd Råman for Ikea. Available from May 2016.
Earlier this afternoon I stopped by Stockholm based designer Emma Olbers office and got a sneak peak on some new things she has coming up. My favorite is a new range of furniture called Talking Pieces by Emma and Lisa Hilland that they will exhibit at Almgrens Sidenväveriet during Stockholm Furniture Fair. Don’t miss out!
If you follow me on Instagram (lottaagaton) you know that I was in Cologne at IMM making a stand at the fair for String Furniture this weekend. Before heading home i browsed through the fair quickly and one of my favorite news was the outdoor furnitures “All season” by Marcel Breuer and Mies van der Rohe from Thonet.
Thanks for reminding me Inredningshjälpen.
Villa La Madonna is a vineyard located in Piemonte, Italy being transformed into a hotel by the amazing Bolon sisters opening in March 2016 and I am sure it will be amazing.
Now it is finally open, Studio Oyamas webshop.
Stora Skuggan is the name of a new Swedish Perfumer that has launched their first hand made fragrance, Fantom De Maules, more fragrances is coming up shortly…don’t miss out!
I love the pink color and the structure on this Fire Station designed by Pedevilla located in the Italian Alps.
My mood is all about this right now. Color-combinations in shades of burgundy red, brown, ochre and pink, chunky ceramics, strange stones, velvets, art and personality.
I love when it’s a new year and a fresh start even if it is really just one new day after another it is such a great opportunity to start fresh and turn the page. I always do pretty much the same new years resolutions. Stay focused on that is important to you. Create freedom and space for what you want to do. Dare to say no to what ever doesn’t feel right..and treat life, yourself and everyone around you with respect. It might sound easy but it’s keeping my hands full and I can’t say I manage it all the time.
Right now I am enjoying the last days of a long christmas break filled with lazy days, bikram yoga, good food, family and lots of love and I finally feel that I am getting ready to kick off this crazy busy spring that is already totally fully booked.
I am starting my 2016 blogposts white and blank, all excited to see what comes next and will fill the pages. Stay tuned..
Inspired by Ulrikas Sunday Columns here comes my reflection of the blogosphere. (Thank you Ulrika for raising your voice and spreading your blog love!)
When I started out in 2009 there was only a few Swedish interior bloggers that all really sticked together and helped each other out in an amazing way. Unfortunately I feel that there has been a bit of a change of climate. Off course there are a lot more bloggers today but there is also another fight for followers since there is a lot of money to be made on blogging today.
I have never had any advertisers or made any money on my blog, that is my choice and something I have been able to do do since I am privileged (or stupid) enough to be able to rely on my work as a stylist, and to me it is very valuable to have a forum that is just mine. Therefore I haven’t really been in it for the hunt for followers or understood the fight before now. However I am full of respect for all the talented and ambitious bloggers out there who have actually managed to turn your blogs into your daily work. But I think we need to be aware of the fact that blogging is no longer just all about spreading inspiration has made the climate harder. The other day a blogger wrote a blog post about my bad behaviour (which was posting her picture without mentioning the source) my point is not to drag that up but to show that this would never have happened a few years ago, then I would have received an email asking about that picture and I would have apologized and corrected.
I find my pictures everywhere without links or credits these days but I think that is impossible to avoid today, Google and Pinterest makes it so hard to find the sources so we can only do the best that we can and maybe I am naive but I wish that we all can rely on that old feeling that we all are in it for the fun of blogging, we do our best and that we all want good for each other. Internet have space for all of us and together we are stronger!
I want to take this opportunity to thank you all for the amazing amount of blog love I have received during these years, I am so grateful for each and every post and I want to follow Ulrikas great example and send some blog love back (very well needed in times like these, if we all try to give a little bit more love every day this world will be a much better place)..Here are my Scandinavian favorites:
Frida, the godmother of blogging with an amazing and professional way of running her business and for everything she has done for the Swedish blogosphere.
Johanna (and her colleges at Lovely Life) for creating an amazing new lifestyle and staying true to that style.
Ulrika for her editorial feeling and brilliant columns.
Josefin my dear former assistant for her impeccable sense for details.
Anna, another of my former assistants for doing it her way and having her own style.
Pella for staying true to her typical Pella-style.
Maria for her journalistic way of running her blog.
Per Olav for doing his ambitious interviews and finding his own stuff.
Annie for always posting beautiful pictures.
Matilda for her taste and interior style with hints of fashion.
Sonja Maria for her amazing moodboards.
Anette for her ambitious blogging.
Susann for helping me out when I first started.
Em for being a big part of getting the scandinavian style out there.
Hanna for being an endless source of inspiration.
I have probably missed a lot of you so..To be continued!
PS I am too quick for my own good sometimes so if I have missed a link or got something wrong (which I know I do), please let me know and I will be very happy to correct it. Unfortunately I had to take away the field for comments since it was going out of my hands with spam but if you want to reach me inbox me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lyngby Porcelain reissues Gijs Bakkers glass lamp from 1978. Read more here.
I love the new pictures and article at one of my favourite blogs This is paper about the creative, talented and sweet Toogood sisters.
I am obsessed with mirror tables at the moment and this one from AYTM might have to move in with me.
When I was in New York last week I went to David Zwirner Gallery that were showing exhibitions of two of my favourite artists, Donald Judd and Giorgio Morandi. So diffrent yet so perfect together.
Ikea just opened a research hub and exhibition space in Copenhagen where they will test their new prototypes. Ikea is really going their own way right now and they just seems to be doing everything right. Read more here.
When I started this blog many years ago, it was at a time when I didn’t do much editorial work so the blog became like a magazine to me and I love keeping this blog that way but sometimes I miss having a blog that shows more behind the scene pictures and snapshots. Therefore I am very pleased and proud to announce that today I am kicking off a side blog called Lotta Agatons Diary over at Residence Magazine..Don’t miss out!
New work out for the amazing local micro distillery Our Vodka. Se more pics in my portfolio photographed by Kristofer Johnsson.
The most beautiful book photographed by Jonas Carmhagen and released in December..Pre order here.