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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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Exhibition Karin Cyrén / Welcome!

14/5 – 29/5 2016

Vernissage 12 – 16.00, 14/5

Fine Little Day has the great honor to present a new artist collaboration, where Karin Cyrén has created a limited edition collection of posters, soon available in the shop. The posters and original pieces are exhibited at Fine Little Day in Spinneriet in Lindome, Sweden.

Karin Cyrén travels between the abstract and more figurative storytelling, unforced and self-explained, in playful movements. Details, color combinations and shapes intermingle flighty and floating with soft and sharp brushstrokes. Seemingly driven by lust, in it’s own direction.

Fine Little Day has the great honor to present a new artist collaboration, where Cyrén has created a limited edition collection of posters, soon available in the shop. The posters and original pieces are exhibited at Fine Little Day in Spinneriet in Lindome during the second halv of May, with vernissage 14/5, 12 – 4 pm.

Cyrén has participated in exhibitions at, among others, Grafikens Hus in Mariefred, Swedish Institute in Paris and Museo Civico Archeologico in Bologna. She studied at Konstfack in Stockholm and Tohoku University of Art and Design in Yamagata, Japan. She has been working a lot in the field of children’s books, where she has both illustrated texts written by other authors and created books of her own, like ”Strandstaden” and ”Vem hämtar vem?” with Siri Ahmed Backström. These too will be possible to buy in Fine Little Day’s store during the exhibition period.

Very welcome!

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Konsthantverkscentrum

Had the honor to shoot some photos for Konsthantverkscentrum. Above, ceramic by Maria Holmberg.

Above ceramic by Eva Zethraeus.

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Birch bark galore

Yes! What a nice exhibition over at Galleri Lerverk here in Gothenburg right now. The creators are Sanna Lindholm (above) and Sara Malm (below).

Näverkost, Galler Lerverk 31/10 – 23/11 2015

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Handicraft / Hemslöjden Skåne

Some more pictures from my visit to Hemslöjden Skåne in Landskrona, Sweden. Not only did I have the opportunity to take a closer look to their part of the Digitalmuseum.se but also visit their workshop studio, exhibition gallery and shop all gathered under the same roof in a wonderful old station house. Don’t miss this place if you pass by Skåne! If you don’t, you can always enjoy the digital collections of Stiftelsen Skånsk Hemslöjd and Östra Skånes Hemslöjdsförening.

Also, Skånes Hemslöjdsförbund organizes handicraft courses for those interested in embroidery or wood carving for example. Take a look here.

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Mogu Takahashi art show

I know no one with such glittering energy and playful mind as the artist whose work surrounded us at the art show we held in the studio yesterday. First time I met her was four years ago when she visited and exhibited in my studio in Gothenburg. It was an honor then and it was an honor now to present the work of Japanese artist Mogu Takahashi. What a bliss.

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Mogu Takahashi is here!

My dear friend Mogu Takahashi arrived to Sweden, Gothenburg yesterday for her exhibition at our place, starting on Saturday 10 October. Jet lagged but full of energy anyway she’s started with her work in the studio. It all look awesome as usual. If you’re in the neighborhood you can not miss this show!

MOGU TAKAHASHI “GROW SLOWLY”

Oct 10 – Nov 7 2015

Japanese artist and architect, Mogu Takahashi (born 1984 Tokyo) has never been a person walking in someone else trodden footsteps. Spontaneous and playful, she throws herself over drawing, painting, sculpture and a variety of other visual forms of expression. Her wonderfully, childlike work come out of a practice of drawing that never stops, a steady outpouring of playful imagery.

Takahashi takes interest in handicraft and often takes on different low-tech, second hand material in an individual way. Her whimsical, imagined world, with colorful characters that run wild, has a strong narrative and intuitive sense. Mogu Takahashi’s distinctive pictorial world has been highlighted and praised by celebrities like Todd Selby and MoMA Design Store. Takahashi is a bright, shining star and is recurrent in international press and has a ever-growing crowd of followers in social media.

Tokyo, New York, Paris, London, Barcelona are some of the world cities Mogu Takahashi exhibited in over the years. In October 2015 Fine Little Day Studio has the honor to arrange an exhibition with Mogu Takahashi in Lindome, Sweden.

Opening on October 10th, 12.00-17.00

Spinneriet, Spinnmästervägen 2, vån 4, Lindome.

(More posts from my visit at Hemslöjden Skåne in Landskrona, Sweden and their digital archive at Digitalmuseum.se coming up).

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Digital treasures 2

When I look in the Hemslöjdens digital archive I look for things wobbly, decorative and worn. Traces of time and hands. Expressions that catches my eye and makes ideas and thoughts pop up. This is such nice source to dig in to. Some of my personal favorites is to be found here.

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Digital treasures!

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to Hemslöjden Skåne in Landskrona, Sweden to visit their digital archive at Digitalmuseum.se The visit was kind of overwhelming and I got an uplifting visual vitamin shock that will last many months ahead. For those interested in inspiring textiles, photographs and various, antique folkart artifacts you’ll find a generous and digital archive at Digitalmuseum.se The textiles above and under are collected from Stiftelsen Skånsk Hemslöjd and Östra Skånes Hemslöjdsförening archives, whom have a rich textile tradition.

I will in this, and the coming posts show you a bunch of eye candy which I got a look at, at the visit. I was also asked to gather some of my personal favorites in Skåne’s digital archive, which I’ve done here.

Here you’ll find all the folders from not only Skåne’s collections but all the Hemslöjden regions in Sweden.

During the 1900s, Swedish handicraft associations built up unique collections of objects. Since 1996, these items are cataloged and digitized to make the objects available. The collection includes examples of handicraft associations’ own production and traditional crafts. Baskets, gloves, wrought iron candle holders, wooden spoons, fabric samples, ceramic dishes and much more. The collections are an important part of the handicraft history. In Hemslöjdens collections are more than 45 000 objects registered. A selection of objects from the collections are now available in digital museum and we are constantly working to more items will become available on the digital museum. Hemslöjden’s collections is a collaboration between the Swedish Handicraft Unions’ Association and its member associations and the council for handicraft council and handicraft engines.

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Speaking of craft here is an interview with me at Pavilion Craft.

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