I have been working on this secret project all spring and now I can finally show you a first moodboard-sneak peek.
I was in a pitch early spring (along with Studio Ilse and some other great design studios) for Patriam, a Stockholm based Real Estate Developer. Patriam is developing two residential buildings at the same adress, Karlaplan 2 in Stockholm, both projects are very high end but completely different, one last century decorative building and one industrial warehouse, all together 17 large scale apartments.
I won the pitch and one of my key things when I started this project was along with choosing solid materials that will last and the attention to details was to create flexibility. I think that if you are interested in a high end project like this you are most likely also interested in interiors and on this level at least I would like to have a say in the look of it and not to have the next door neighbors apartment looking exactly the same, so we have created three lines. All the 17 apartments are very individual and you can also choose between a light version with marble kitchen and bathroom, light hand made herringbone floors and brass details or you can go with grey walls, limestone kitchen and bathroom and the dark washed hand made herring bone floors and matte black details in the last century building or you can go all industrial in the warehouse. I have chosen all the materials, colors and interiors as shown on the moodboards above and I also offer to help out with the interior styling in all apartments after moving in.
Pictures styled by me and photographed by Kristofer Johnson for Patriam.
Here is a sneak peek image by Liffner Lingsell for Ire. The new images will be released tomorrow along with the great news that the designer Emma Olbers will be the Creative Director of Ire. Heja Emma!
Match made in heaven, Magma by Faye Toogood and Made a Mano at London Designweek.
This chair or two by Pierre Jeanneret..
By artist Suzan Frecon..
Don’t miss out on Karin Mamma Andersson and Tal R´s exhibition “Svenesang”at gallery Magnus Karlsson in Stockholm, it is up now and until Oct 23. Love!
The perfect base..
I am still obsessed with Alessandro Micheles Gucci..The colors, patterns, materials and the way of combining it, pure love!
Perfect lines and dimensions by Pierre Yovanovitch .
Crystals, Agates and Geodes…
We have a new photographer at my agency, Link Deco. Say hello to Anders Schønnemann!
Last time I was in Copenhagen and visited the amazing store Oliver Gustav, he was just about to repaint the walls in burgundy, a brave choise that turned out really great, here is the result.
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, I am still in love with the last one so I can’t wait to see the new collection!
Burgundy, mustard, ochre and beiges are filling my autumn feel..
The Billy BL Ilse Crawford edition is pure love at first sight.
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 am in the mood for rattan and love Internationally awarded Japanese designer Japanese designer Nendos Tokyo Tribal, a unique collection of objects and furnitures created to promote Japanese design.
A beautiful architect story from the current issue of Rika Magazine.
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.
All pictures are from my Instagram.
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.
Flos launches a small Taccia lamp.
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 love what Ikea is doing with their temporary collections with guest designers, next up is a collaboration with Piet Hein Eek. See more here.
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!
I love these updated Joe Colombo designs from Danish Karakter.
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!