IKEA + 10-gruppen

Who I’m booking a trip to Ikea 5 may, 2017 when the collaboration between Ikea and Swedish classic design team 10-gruppen are releasing their collection AVSIKTLIG.

- I’ve wanted to create a “classic” 10-group collection, where you can find patterns to recognize and get new favorites, says Tom Hedqvist, Creative Director for the collection, and a founder of 10-gruppen AVSIKTLIG collection includes four classic 10-gruppen and new designs by five of 10-gruppen‘s original members. Tom Hedqvist has also invited the three young designers IKEA Iina Vuorivirta, Ida Pettersson and Hanna Dalrot and two external designers Kristina Abelli Elanders and Anders Wenngren to join in. The result is a playful collection that reflects the design collective’s long and checkered history – but which is also very contemporary.

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Fish scale slate facade / Djurgårdsskolan

Among the oldest schools in Gothenburg in use, is Djurgårdsskolan with the oldest part built in 1864.

The school comprises three buildings arranged around a schoolyard. One of them is this stone brick house with a wooden veranda and a splendid fish scale-slate facade. Large, smooth, flat slate pieces with amazing color variations in gray, blue, green, black and even reddish-gray.

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Väva Spis (Weave a stove)

The last couple of months we’ve (Fine Little Day) been working together with Stiftelsen Skånsk Hemslöjd and and Östra Skånes Hemslöjdsförening in a project called #handicraftarchives where we’ve been digging into their amazing archives / collections of handicraft objects. Also to be found digitized online at Digitalmuseum.

A lot of folkart handicraft materials are locked away in drawers, libraries, and journals which not always are easy to access. During the 1900s, Swedish handicraft associations built up unique collections of objects. These items are cataloged and digitized of make the materia available for a wider audience (everyone!) at Digitalmuseum I love the possibility to looking back in history using social networks to reconnect with long forgotten treasures and traditions, some at risk of disappearing altogether.

In this phase of the project we are connecting with local craftsman who will handicraft the designs which is made with inspiration from the #handicraftarchives

Yesterday I went to Simrishamn to meet this talented lady, Kristina Bourghardt Hattenbach, who is in the process of weaving one of the pieces, which will be displayed at the exhibition “Väva Spis” (Weave a stove). Vernissage at Hemslöjden i Skåne in Landskrona 20 May, 2017.

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Stylish blinds / Emma von Brömssen

Finally some really nice blinds. Talented pattern designer (and friend) Emma von Brömssen‘s collaboration with Sandatex was shown today at Remfabriken here in Gothenburg, what a hit!

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New book by Klara Person & Karin Cyrén

Now this is a great children’s book collaboration, two of my favorite Swedish illustrators/authors Klara Persson (this time author) and Karin Cyrén (illustrator) has made Sören, Sören, Sören. A book about three brothers all called Sören. Confusing when everyone comes when you call their name.. Published at Urax.

“Det fanns tre brorsor. Den första hette Sören. Den andra hette Sören. Och den tredje hette Sören. Men vad snurrigt det blir när alla tre kommer samtidigt när man ropar. Eller när de svarar i varandras telefoner! Hur ska man hålla reda på vem som är vem? En sprallig ordlekshistoria om namnet Sören, och om hur fel det kan bli när Sören Kassören bara kan räkna till tolv och Sören Dansören helt saknar balans.”

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Bohemian children’s wear

“Bohemian children’s wear inspired by far-off places, designed whilst daydreaming, made to treasure…”

Having worked in the fashion industry for the past decade Apolina founder and proud mama Caroline, had always loved bohemian embroidered dresses and set about trying to find some teeny versions for her daughters Veda and Bon.

We had the honor to host Caroline and her family in our country house this summer, I just love these peeps from their stay AND all other cuteness!

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Water lilies

New pattern, hope you like.

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WoW 2016

2016′s Way out West was muddy, rainy and good! Best of the concert I visited was Kamasi Washington & Miles Mosley + Big Sean.

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Henning Trollbäck + Minä Perhonen

Getting updates from my friend and colleague Henning Trollbäck who is in Tokyo, Japan painting this amazing wall for Minä Perhonen (!) right now. How I wish I could be there!

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Hemslöjden Skåne, Henning Trollbäck and Fine Little Day

As you know, a lot of folkart handicraft materials are locked away in drawers, libraries, and journals which not always are easy to access. During the 1900s, Swedish handicraft associations built up unique collections of objects. These items are cataloged and digitized to make the material available for a wider audience (everyone) at Digitalmuseum.se

The collection of handicraft objects is a totally unique and important part of the Swedish handicraft history. The cataloged and digitized archive makes the objects available for anyone enter the museum online. This is the material me and artist Henning Trollbäck went to take closer look at, at Hemslöjden Skåne in Kristianstad and Landskrona a couple of days ago to be inspired for our common collaboration with Hemslöjden. But as said, anyone can access these treasures at Digitalmuseum.se Me and Henning will dig into this (yay!) the coming months, to make from and spread the word about. A great possibility to look back in history using social networks to reconnect with long forgotten treasures and traditions, some at risk of disappearing altogether.

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Hello yes, kind and saintly for the camera (photographer Lena Lundström).

Enjoy the digital collections of Stiftelsen Skånsk Hemslöjd and Östra Skånes Hemslöjdsförening at Digitalmuseum.se You’ll find everything from wooden spoons, photographs and candle holders to quilts, dolls, aprons and more.

Take a look here to find all the folders from not only Skåne’s collections but all the Hemslöjden regions in Sweden.

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