This is The Society Inc Hotel in Paddington, Australia, designed and owned by interior stylist Sibella Court makes me want to open a hotel, I just love this personal feeling of staying at someones place..and that bathroom is to die for.
I just love the fact that Lampe Gras has created one of their wall lamps for bathrooms and even classified it IP44 meaning it is suitable even in the shower. Yay..you are coming home with me tonight dear sweet No 304.
Li Edelkoort has been invited to curate an exhibition about Fetichism in fashion and design at Trapholt museum in Denmark. Li has defined 10 themes that touches fetichism and 100 internatianal designers such as Rick Owens, Marten Baas and Front have contributed with objects to these themes. See and read more here.
When I worked for Designers Guild 20 years ago I had my apartment all painted in diffrent strong colours such as lime green, cobalt blue and terracotta after that my next home was all calm in Farrow & Balls beige and sand colours. Then I went white with bright contrast colours and wallpapers and now as you might know I have had a couple of years with white, black, grey and neutrals.
Last year I began to get on a darker journey by painting Lotta Agaton Shop first grey-green then dark grey and dark blue. This is what happens when you work with interiors, you have to experiment and move on. Find your own path, trust your gut feeling and don’t be afraid what others think. . After colour comes neutrals and after dark comes light. That is just the way it goes and for me it is really not about trends it is just a natural process and all about a constant curiosity and crave for change.
The blog Seventeen Doors posted her brilliant Sunday Column yesterday about white getting dark and even if I am walking that way too in my new apartment I must admit it is with mixed emotions since there is nothing as serene, pure and uplifting than a white surface being hit by sunlight and my guess is that after this new darkness we will probably go all white again..
This is Kaari, a completely new range of furniture by Erwan and Ronan Bouroullec for Artek. It was launched during Stockholm Furniture Fair ithe other week and I love how they have kept Alvar Aaltos significant shapes and translated it into their own design.
Club Monaco has just opened up a three week long pop up shop inside famous Copenhagen reataurant Noma. It looks really amazing so if you are not lucky enough to be in Cph at the moment you should check it out here.
At the moment spend all my time planning for my new apartment and right now I am all about kitchens..and I love love love this new one “Salinas” from Boffi by and Patricia Urquiola…and never the least, the catalogue is to die for.
I just clicked home an OD-11 speaker from Teenage Engineering, in my opinion one of the coolest tech brands ever. I have had my eyes on this cloud-speaker ever since I heard Jesper Kouthoofd lecture about it at Beckmans Akademi in Stockholm a couple of years ago..I’m so excited and have such high expectations on this re-invented Stig Carlsson cube. Read more here.
We just painted our kitchen blue in Lotta Agaton Shop and now all that is left is to put these handles on. I bought them on Alla Beslag, a great webshop with all the handles and knobs you can think of to a very low price with super quick and free shipping.
I just read at Trendenser that Danish restaurant Noma has opened up a five week pop up at Mandarin Oriental in Tokyo and they have collaborated with 14 diffrent artists to create this new amazing tableware. Read more here.
Yesterday I went to the presslaunch of Ilse Crawfords new products for Ikea that will be released in August. I fell in love with every single item and think the whole project is amazing. Well done Ikea and Studio Ilse.
This week it is Stockholm Furniture Fair and the guest of honour this year is Ilse Crawford. I am so impressed by Ilses work and her ability to always bring a warm and human touch to everything she does and her unmistakenly sense of mixing furniture and materials. Today I have both listened to her lecture at the fair and attended the launch of Studio Ilses brand new product range for Ikea (which was amazing and I hope to show more from on the blog tomorrow). The Ikea collection was launched at the lovely hotel Ett Hem where I ended up in the kitchen with a very nice conversation over lots of tea (and chocolate cake) with Ilses husband Oscar.. Thank you Ilse, Oscar, Ikea and Ett hem for a very intimate, warm and inspiring day!
Studio Ilse has designed the lounge area at the entrance of Stockholm Furniture Fair where she wanted to make it feel like as if she has brought a piece of her studio to Stockholm. I guess you have seen a lot of images from the fair already so here comes some images from Studio Ilses amazing London Office. Enjoy