I am in New York working for a couple of days and I really hope to get time to see the exhibition about Tokyo based designer and founder of Comme de Garcons, Rei Kawakubo at the Met. If in town, don’t miss out!
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.
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 was in Copenhagen working last week and every time I fall in love all over in these beautiful lamps by Birgitte Due Madsen Moby designed in collaboration with Jonas Trampedach 2015 and for sale in the beautiful Atelier September store. For ever on my wishlist..
Shani Ha’s “Embody Sculptures” will be inhabited by Mathilde Chapellière in a one night only performance as part of the exhibition “Nothing Twice” opening tonight at the John Doe Gallery in Brooklyn, NYC. Read more here.
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.
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.
Faye Toogood has revealed her fifth collection of objects inspired by her visit to Henri Matisse’s Chapelle du Rosaire de Vence. The show is based on the elements earth, water and the moon, it all looks amazing as usual and I can’t wait to see it in Milan in April. Read more here.
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 am all excited about Bolons new rugs where they are starting to mix in new materials..and I love these images by my dear friend Art Director Therese Sennerholt and talented stylist colleague Tina Hellberg just as much. Well done all you power ladies!