I have shown work by Arquitectura G before. This time out it is an apartment all in mint green on Casanova Street in Barcelona. Read more here.
I got instant cravings when I saw these handmade limited quilts by Faye Toogood for Once Milano shown at BDDW in Milan last week.
One of my favorite exhibitions in Milan was this. Max Lamb has created furnitures out of a new material by Really created by waste from Kvadrats cotton production.
I love this accordion wall from 1957 by Gio Ponti, the master of details.
I really don’t like “Hemnetspan”, to post images from peoples homes that are for sale with out permission is for me overstepping peoples privacy. Just because you are selling your home it doesn’t mean that you have agreed to having it spread all over the blogosphere without being asked if you approve.
Enough of that, this is a “Hemnetspan” I think it was first posted here, (and I do think that this owner approves since he has been active liking these images when posted on social medias). I love the combination of some of my favorite artists, the quilt on the wall in the bedroom and off course all the Kjaerholm pieces. Well done Fredde.
One of my favorite exhibitions in Milan last week was this one by Nendo and the fashion house Jillion’s Sander. Clever minimalism at its best.
My very first stop at the furniture fair in Milan last week was at the italian architect Vincenzo de Cotiis exhibition “Baroquism” it was amazing and I actually went back there several times to take it all in.
Now it is finally official, H&M will launch a new brand, ARKET. It will be a modern-day market with ready made products for men, women, children and the home and it will also include healthy cafés in some stores. The first store will open early autumn 2017 on Regent Street in London and online on arket.com. I can’t wait.
I have always been a big fan of collages, especially when there is a mix of styles like these ones by Valdemar Strempler. Read more here.
Next week in Milan Faye Toogood will do a collaboration with Ikea called enfant terrible, I can’t wait to see it..
At home with the owner of the amazing Copenhagen and New York store Oliver Gustav it is all grey like a Hammershoi painting. Read more here.
“Jumbo” marble table by Gae Aulenti for Knoll, 1965.
Todays favourite is this classic yet minimalistic sofa by Mats Broberg and Johan Ridderstråle for Adea.
I love the movies by Saint Laurent and I think I have seen them all a hundred times. You can watch them all here. The images are from YSL#03 for Spring 17 by Anthony Vaccarello.
There is an ongoing exhibition that I would die to see, Georgia’Keeffe on Brooklyn Museum. Don’t miss out if in NYC this spring
This is the amazing office and private home of Dutch architect Jan de Jong (1917-2001) photographed by Kim Swartz.
Today I obsess about the serene and minimalistic portfolio of the talented art director, designer, photographer..and co-founder of Cereal magazine Rich Stapelton.
This weekend an exhibition with one of my favorite artists Emma Bernhard opened at gallery Erik Nordenhake in Stockholm. Emma was born in Stockholm 1981, and has received a BA in philosophy at the St. Louis University in Madrid, a BA in painting at St. Martins, London, and a BA in sculpture at Wimbledon College of Arts, and she is in my mind one of our greatest upcoming Swedish artists. I especially love her pieces “Failed Geometry” and her thoughts about it, “We fail and should meet our own shortcomings with the same intensity as we meet others’. If not, how can we take each other seriously”? Read more from her last exhibition here.
One of our times greatest fashion photographers. Patrick Demarchelier is showing at Fotografiska in Stockholm. Unfortunately I couldn’t make it to the opening last week but I am planning to go there by my self instead, at an hour when there is not so crowded so that I really can enjoy it. The exhibition “Lumière” is on until May 17, don’t miss out if in Stockholm.
Meet talented Gemma Holt, (collegue with Martino Gamper and wife to Max Lamb) in this inspiring article.
My dad who is an architect always says “the best is already designed, most of the news today are just bad copies” I used to disagree and get quite upset by this depressing theory but today I tend to (partly) agree. We see a lot of copies today or should I say a lot of new products with a very strong resemblance to something that already exists. I think that producing news just for the sake of it or even worse launch something similar to your competitors success just doesn’t make sense and it makes design go backwards. Sometimes the best thing is just to work with what you have unless you come up with something great and new. There is so many great classics out there that could be put back into production and so much great design that just needs a new shape up. Like these amazing classic chairs from Gemla now being produced in a matte black wax. Love.
I loved the last issue and the remake of Kinfolk magazine and now the spring issue is here featuring two of my favourites, Dimore & Dieter Rams. Yay.
Wästbergs W171 Alma by Tham & Videgård.
I just came back to my office after a meeting with Danish brand Skagerak and their amazing graphic designers All The Way To Paris. I love both these brands and to me they both represent quality, sustainability and long lasting relationships wich are rare today. The latest Skagerak catalogue made by ATWTP is filled with stories from real homes with focus on how to live with their products, this is one of the stories from another favourite of mine, Skälsö architects.
Yesterday my dear friends Louise Liljencrantz and Hanna Wessman opened their new amazing office. Unfortunately I couldn’t go to the party but today Louise launched her new website and here are some perfection-goodies from there.
I have created the trend exhibition at this weeks furniture fair in Stockholm. To me that was a bit complex since I don’t really like the way we tend to use the word trend today. As I am writing in my text at the exhibition to me trends are more about moods and tendences in the society rather than a style or the colour of the year. I believe that the world climate, politics and economy reflects and sets our needs also in interiors. After years with good economy and safety we have had bright white spaces open for exposure, but when the world climate is falling apart and economy gets more uncertain we immediately start to nest. In uncertain times we want our environment to be comforting and safe, and so our rooms gets darker, warmer and more embracing.
The exhibition space is my reflection of our times. I wanted to create a space with no set rules and to inspire people to play more with what they already have and use new materials, colours and textures. I wanted to create a space where contrasting materials and colours met in unexpected ways and show that a room and its furnitures could behave in a new way just by changing the wall colour. I have chosen furnitures and products that all have a clean lines and timeless design. When lined up together all the furnitures would fit together but by placing them in rooms with different wall colors and change the fabric, every room and piece of furniture got a totally different mood.
For example one of the rooms is an all pink office with the Bouroullec brothers strict Artek furnitures and the classic brown leather sofa by Børge Mogensen/Fredericia got a new bright pink wool fabric. I believe that by just changing the colour this room and the furnitures got a totally different expression then what we are used to.
I upholstered the classic Swan sofa by Fritz Hansen in a white fur from RAF Simons/Kvadrat and last years Fogia sofa by Monica Förster got a new cover in brown velvet, I took the legs off and placed the sofa on a wall to wall sisal carpet from Dahl in the pale sand coloured livingroom.
If you have a passion for interior and design I think it is inevitable that your taste will change from time to time and even if this weeks furniture fair is all about buying and selling let’s all stop and think for a while. Let’s buy with our hearts and invest in quality and products that are produced in good materials and with design that lasts for decades. In this exhibition there is hardly any new products, just my old favourites in new settings. Let’s embrace change wisely, play with fabrics and wall colour and give new life to our old classics!