Me, Anna and Rym

I’m grateful and happy for nice words from Tiger today at the blog DIY or DIE. There’s an interview with me in Swedish, a part of it roughly translated to English below:

What type of products have Anna and you made for House of Rym?
At the moment we’ve made olive products such as bowls, spoons and coasters. Wool rugs, a series of porcelain and textiles – Foutas (traditional Tunisian towels), bags and pillows (not produced yet).

And together with Fia Miari we have also worked with the graphic identity, website, fair shows, photographed and staged the products – Created a brand simply. Or at least laid the groundwork for it.

Is there any product you are particularly proud of?
I really like porcelain series that Anna and I made together. It was a fun and rewarding collaboration that resulted in a number of different patterns. In their characters quite different but still “talking to each other.” The idea is that you should be able to mix and match as you please.

What has been the inspiration of this collaboration?
The main inspiration has been a meeting between Sweden and Tunisia, between us and them. The crazy story. The Tunisian couple who contacted me and Anna unaware that we share studio together. The trip to Tunisia where they welcomed us with open arms. How they took us around with with such joy and warmth and gave us opportunities!

(Above, Fouta designed by Anna Backlund).

From what I understand, you’re not particularly fond of order, strict lines and perfection? Why is it so exciting?
I am a sucker for handmade, spontaneous and not too polished expressions. Basically because I care about that there should be no right or wrong. And because I enjoy when people affirms the desire of creating. Regardless who the creator is, or what background he or she has. (And because I like what it looks like of course).

I believe I also interpret a genuineness and playfulness in things as I understand as not over worked. A feeling that I often found hard to capture myself in my own work. I need to remind myself not to think too much. So I fail in an early stage, ha ha.


(Logo by Fia Miari)


16 Responses to Me, Anna and Rym

  1. Lotta says:

    my HOT sister Elisabeth, yay, way to go sis.

    Love ya xxx


  2. Nice photos! The dress and hairstyle are particularly great!

    I like the mug with the china-blue square designs and the black half circles along the rim. And I really love the pink saucers.

    And DIY or DIE has to be one of the best blog names ever.

  3. Jill says:

    The pictures of you and Anna are really cute. You both look “hip and now”.
    I wanted you to know I just received some of the cups and saucers, and I love them! The design is beautiful, and the size is perfect. I really love the added touch of the delicate handle. I am going to go ahead and buy the rest of the patterns. Well done!

  4. Chez Chouke says:

    This makes my mouth water….
    And you look so hip together!

  5. Lauren Barry says:

    Your outlook on creating is in line with mine. Even a rough English translation captured the sentiment so well. I hope your creative processes become freer and less inhibited each year of your life.

  6. Kylie says:

    Great interview! and I love the photo of you and Anna too :)
    The porcelain is just exquisite. So gorgeous and fun. I love mine :) Kx

  7. Helenb says:

    I wonder if Mr Kitly has put in an order for some of those yet? ;)

    Great photos….nice interview and I love the c and s sitting in its packaging nest.

    Congratulations to the both of you


  8. Hanne says:

    Absolutely love your dress!

  9. bmo says:

    kolossalfint, kalasfint…och den där klänningen!

  10. rike says:

    really loved to read this interview, especially the last textpassage …

    all the best

  11. Mariela says:

    Cute pictures! yesterday I received some things I bought in your lovely shop, I am in love with my new cup, is the one on the last picture, my son love Mr Mustache and one lovely wood spoon, I even love the packaging, cute box!, thank you so much for your amazing work! I am going to post some pictures in my blog, have a lovely day!.xo

  12. Liz says:

    I want it all! Well done, so beuatiful!

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