Issey Miyake x Iittala | From runway to tabletop

Issey Miyake, the Japanese fashion designer with fanciful creations on the runway, and Iittala, the Finnish design company specializing in design objects for the home, have today launched a unique collaboration with details for the home. There have been a lot of rumours and secret hints about this in social media lately and it seems to be the most hyped homeware collaboration this far during 2016.
The collection is already out on the market and is also exclusively sold at New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMa) Design Store during the whole spring. The collection includes, among other things, pillows, place mats, napkins, cups and plates. All pieces are either in soft pastel or neutral tones. I was thinking that the pale pink colour refers to the famous Japanese cherry blossoms, and actually, it was true! :) 
Iittala’s creative director Jeremiah Tesolin says:
"The colors and shapes we’ve used are reflections of nature. Rich greens recall Scandinavia’s forests, while the shades of pale pink and gray reference the Sakura, the blossoming of Japanese cherry trees. The napkins carry a lovely detail from Japan: When folded, each is the shape of Mount Fuji."
I think it is an interesting collaboration. Some details are clearly inspired by the art of origami, which is an old Japanese paper-folding tradition.

Moodboard by me | Pictures Iittala | Pinterest


Positive pants

A day of rest. Happy Sunday!
Pictures | My Pinterest


Charmy stone house in Sweden

Such beautiful architecture of this charmy stone house in southern Sweden. Here lives the blogger Malin Persson with her Italian husband and three kids. I like the rooftop, windows, doors, terrace and pillars with stone balls...
Pictures | Milk Decoration | Pinterest


Dear things with a story | Town house in Copenhagen

Via Pella I first saw the green beautiful kitchen alà Kinfolk style and wanted to know more. It turned out to originate from a Copenhagen-based town house on a cobbled street in the Frederiksstaden district. The inhabitant of the house is Marie Worsaae, a partner at Aiayu, a Danish lifestyle brand focusing on sustainability.

The rest of the house seems equally cosy and full of, as Marie herself says, dear things with a little story. She doesn't want to live in a museum and mixes dear things that matters with classic furniture and great designs of high quality. All things are there to be lived in and used.

"I think usage is actually where things come alive. Using things doesn’t mean I don’t care for them though - really, it means the opposite.” / Marie

She seems like a clever person Marie. A revolt against those saving their best porcelain for the best days to come, who do not see the beauty in laundry and always stress in the mornings. Let's learn!

"So doing the coffee, I try and do it with care, and slowly. I don’t always have the time, but when I do, it unwinds me. Making dinner unwinds me too; in the kitchen, listening to the radio, that’s something that I love. I actually love to do my laundry as well, and hand writing letters. All those things relax me.” / Marie

The whole beautifully written article can be found here.

Photos Peter Kragballe  - 1 | 2


Faves of the week

Here comes a Sunday list of my faves of the week!

&tradition has reinterpreted Arne Jacobsen's iconic lamp Bellevue and this is the result. The resdesign has been done with respect because nothing else than colours and material have been changed.

From royal wedding to Ellos
I think this is so cool. The Swedish designer Ida Sjöstedt, who designed the royal wedding dress for Princess Sofia this year, is now doing a collaboration with Ellos. A bonus for Ellos is that Ida was recently named the designer of the year at Elle Decoration's award ceremony.

Ellos is just doing their marketing and branding right. The company has done a lot of cooperations lately, with artists, actresses and bloggers. But it is not until now I hear them through the buzz.

The collection is called La Vie en Rose and is available as of April. It will also include home accessories, which I am curious about.

The Shrove Tuesday is approaching and according to the tradition in the Northern countries the traditional buns for the feast look like this. I chose this picture because I liked the styling. The golden cutlery, eucalyptus and powder sugar.

One of my friends turned older the other day and posted this thoughtful text on Facebook, by the author Neil Gaiman. I wanted to share it with you, too, if it would give you the same encouraging feeling that I got!

"I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.

Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're Doing Something.

So that's my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody's ever made before. Don't freeze, don't stop, don't worry that it isn't good enough, or it isn't perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.

Whatever it is you're scared of doing, Do it.

Make your mistakes, next year and forever."

Pictures &tradition | Ellos | Atilio | My Pinterest (collage by me)


Wooden owls by Architectmade

This time of the year a lot of new interior details are popping up in the stores and are showed in social and printed media, at interior fairs and on blogs. Therefore I am happy to exclusively and uniquely being able to present one of these newcomers in my home, namely the small wooden owl by Paul Anker Hansen for Architectmade (1960). This new size of the bird comes with their spring and summer collection for 2016. The bigger owl has now gotten cute companionship and I think they are such a perfect match and cool duo!

When I came home from work the other day and was so excessively tired, these two were staring back at me and I could nothing but smile. I had earlier turned their heads slightly to the side (their heads are attached with magnets) and they were kind of looking like "What's up? Something wrong"? :)

I decided to have these in different colours as I think they somehow appear better together when there is a small contrast between them. They are crafted in smoked oak and natural oak.

I could not resist showing the whole big happy wooden family also...If you have followed my blog you might know already that I am weak for wooden birds and I just came to think of that at which stage do you cross the line and note that you are a collector? The other birds I have had from before but they all have in common that they come from Architectmade.

I am so happy for finally having figured out how to use my new system camera... As you see I could not stop once started. I have moved the owls around everywhere and they have finally ended up on my bookshelf.
Always take the forest with you...


Spring and summer by Menu

While winter is raging here with loads of snow I am dreaming myself away with some garden and plant inspiration from Menu's spring and summer collection. I especially like the stand for climbing plants. How clever! It is of the same design as the POV candlestick that I blogged about here and later got for Christmas (and which has still not been nailed to my wall...) These stands I would really like to have for my summer flowers.

The garden chairs and black flower pots I also blogged about last summer but the pots now also seem to come in white. Note also the stylish watering can, which is brand-new!



Home tour in Stockholm

The best Sunday inspiration I found at The way we play. Here lives the PR specialist and blogger Louise Ljungberg. Such a cosy home with deep window recesses, plants and vintage details. The Everyday poster I spotted to be from here.
Read the Swedish small talk with Louise here.


New favourite

So delighted at my new lamp with the lampstand in brass. It is even more beautiful when turned on.
PS. Never mind the Christmas lights reflecting in the frame. I have removed them already. :-)


Faves of the week

Here comes a list of my faves this week!

Warm metals have been in for a while, and will continue to be. But a strong challenger 2016 is now cold metal. And immediately when someone whispers, that this is in again, I fall for the trend (easy victim). So refreshing with something new. I like the new Lily candlesticks, in silver shimmer, by Skultuna. I believe in a mix of cold and warm metals this year.

Fashion squad has updated her dining area with a mix of just fabulous Grand Prix chairs. On my everlasting wish list. In teak.
You know what? Creating a completely fresh Pinterest account from scratch has made me so eager to pin again, just like in the good old days when it was new.


The Snoopy lamp by Flos seems to be the new it lamp by the bloggers. Seventeendoors has written a funny blog post about how come all bloggers have exactly the same taste. All is copying all and how do the top bloggers stand all the copycats following? Always when they buy something new it becames outdated because soon everyone has bought the same.
Phew, feels kind of exhausting to be there on the hot spot. It is a big no-no if you happen to buy something that someone else has. I myself do not care, I always buy what I like, whoever blogger happens to have it. Otherwise I would loose my passion for interior.
My mantra for today by Lisa Strøander. (*Danish for "I'll do it tomorrow). After all it's Sunday!
Happy Sunday all!