Category Archives: Best of Gothenburg

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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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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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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Urban gardening in Gothenburg / Växtverket

A splendid, urban garden centre has opened in Majorna here in Gothenburg, stuffed with good looking plants and garden accessories. This innovative place is called Växtverket and is run by Lisa & Lisa.

Växtverket Instagram.

Fixfabriken, Bruksgatan 17, Göteborg.

Above, Doktor Westerlund. (The only plant I know the name of, kind of. Smells good.)

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Gothenburg’s got talent / Folk och Form

Bags above and below in reused materials, by Lotta Norrman.

Don’t miss the craft shop AFFÄR / Folk och Form at Fritidsagenturen here in Gothenburg, Sweden if you are in the neighborhood this weekend. Here a little peep what to find over there.

Fredag 11/12 12-00 // 17.30 Vernissage // 20.00 Performance
Lördag 12/12 11-19
Söndag 13/12 11-19

Carved wood by Knut Östgård.

Handprinted eco tote bag by Lidia Blomgren.

Wool blanket by Anitta Vanhapiha.

Lampshades in reused material by, Linus Nilsson.

Ceramic above by Charlotta Lind.

Ceramic above by Charlotta Klingström.

Ceramic mug by Eva Zethraeus & Anna Bauer. Mittens by Solveig Larsson.

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A’ la London

The design market à la London which is happening this weekend in Gothenburg, was crowded today. Here, some peeps.

Above great prints from Vaennstroem.

Batik textiles from Elisabeth Persdotter Andren.

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Wonderful children’s clothes by Eva Müller.

Below, blue shirt by Repr:s Lene Lindergarth.

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A bag of crisps! by Maja Blomqvist, Baum work/shop.

Below, caps by Kepsmakeriet.

Above prints, potmats and cutting boards by Pahwow.

Below Henry Rude.

Pot mat by Maja Blomqvist, Baum work/shop.

Bracelet in leather by Eduard Accessories.

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The Hidden Adventure / Macramé / Birch bark

What do macramé and a birch bark basket has in common? Well they are both braided, kind of.

Yesterday Maria Bergström from The Hidden Adventure visited and tempted us to take some time learning the art of using knotting rather than braiding maybe. Anyway I thought I’d show you our new birch baskets together with some pics with Maria in macramé action. The skillful one is also the maker of these wonderful mobiles.

Tips: Check out “The art of Swedish coffee break, with recipes for pastries, breads and other treats”. The book Fika: The Art of the Swedish Coffe Break by Anna Brones and Johanna Kindvall.

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KOJA new great shop in town

So. We left the studio and moved in with KOJA which is run by our dear colleague Anna Backlund. KOJA is a neat life style shop located in Majorna in Gothenburg, Sweden. Allmänna Vägen 13. Simply: The place to get this year’s Christmas presents!

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Autumn and “Mul”

Peeped by a long time favorite, the sculpture “Mul” which you can find in Slottsskogen, Gothenburg/Sweden (made by made by sculptor Per Agélii).

I’m so so glad for all positive comments and press we have got so far for the Fine Little Day book, thank you for that! If you thought about picking up a copy, there is a giveaway going on at our Insta. Open until tomorrow Friday.

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Our pictorial meadow city yard

We live in an apartment building area in ​​Gothenburg, Sweden. A typical area in the neighborhood with a mix of high-rise buildings from different decades. A nice place really.

Last year this was a place with modest, typical Swedish yard bushes, this year we have a great, childlike, unsophisticated wildlife meadow flower garden. All thanks to an invention of Nigel Dunnett professor of planting design and vegetation technology at Sheffield University, The pictorial meadow. We are in September now and it still looks like this, apparently it has a long flowering season, with minimal input.

How to sow a meadow.

AND take a look at that playground.

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