Thursday, 15 February 2018


The dictating colour combination in Sweden just now is this, orange, pinks and terracotta in combination. And as usual the Swedes likes to "group", i.e. do like the neighbours, so the most dominant colour combination like this could be seen all over the fair. Come on Swedes, get more brave!

Patrik, the owner of Hem, showing of one of their latest products, a blanket design by a fashion designer! Graphic design at its best.

Modules are in when it comes to sofas. Here a 70s soft revival by Helene Tiedeman for Jonas Ihreborn.

It is happening at the back! An inspiration coming from the fashion industry, Fogia. More soon...

Thursday, 8 February 2018


This years furniture fair in Stockholm had an Italian guest of honour in well known interior designer and stylist Paola Navone. Her colourful och playful interior stood out from the more homogeneous stands from the Swedish producers and furniture companies who tends to go for the same colours and similar designs. With inspiration from Thailand, Greece and the Mediterranean temperament she had design an inviting and happy "home" in the entrance of the fair.

Surprisingly often I saw architectural details like these arches and "windows". Note the mix of colours, yellow, terracotta, pink and dark green. Elegant. Lammhults.
The sofa now has taken a lot of inspiration from the early 1980 and 1970s with "cushions" fitted in a frame. This version from Hem. Took me back to the early 1980 in the Cassina showroom in Milan during the Salone di Mobile.

The sofas are still low and often in velvet and pink is still big. This colour combination was reoccurring during the fair. A very Swedish tendency to do like the neighbours!

The Ratatouille lounge was super elegant and spacious, again, made me feel like I was back in Milan in the early 1980s. What comes around goes around...more from Stockholm Design Week soon.

Friday, 19 January 2018


Second day at Formex and the colours are coming together. Pinks and yellows, together. A fresh and "new" combination that feels spicy and fresh. Green plants are back indoors and with them new plant pots are needed. These are from Isadeco.

The rug have new shapes like this one that are ment to sit on, from Beckman School graduate, "Bum" by Ida Björses.

Colourful pepper mills from Isak in a modern 60s nostalgic design.

By accident I passed the Bolia Shop on Götgatan in the south part of Stockkholm City and found a newly refurbished space. I just love this high and light sofa in pink. More tomorrow from Stockholm and Formex.

Wednesday, 17 January 2018


Sweden is known for it´s glass design and simple and functional interiors. Kristina Stark is one of the designers working in this field. She has gone from designing china in black and white to abstract paintings in the grey scale. Very simplistic and calming. I love it!

Kristina Stark has also done a new collection of vases/glass cylinders with a decorative rounded base. All hand blown in Småland/south Sweden. Simplicity in glass design at its best.

A close up of the vases shown during the Formex week in Stockholm.

Åsa Jungelius is another Swedish artist&designer known for her giant lipsticks in glass for Orrefors and Kosta Boda. Now she has joined the more classic designs of Orrefors by creating a small collection of drinking glasses from wine to champagne. Crystal Magic is the name. More soon...

Sunday, 7 January 2018


Puff jacket with down etc at Christopher Raeburn yesterday, on of the highlights of LFWM with his recycle, remake and reuse concept. Brilliant. More to come here...

Over sized coats with woolly checks and suits that takes you back to the 1940s. A bit of nostalgia at J J Lee Man.

Plastic fantastic and inflatable princess Michiko Koshino, with fake fur and unisex alternative fashion.

Working clothes hero Phoebe English went red, and blue! Basic honest fashion. More tomorrow!


Surprisingly colourful and happy graphics this LFWM at 180 The Strand. With hints of circus and with inspiration from well known graphic designer and artist Morag Myerscough. Her work can be seen at the Design Museum etc.

Even the famous letters had been painted in happy graphics and colour.
More graphics at the Designers Collections in the same circus style.

Newgen preview, green is to be the great colour for AW18! More to come soon from LFWM.

Saturday, 6 January 2018


I went to the V&A in London yesterday and it was a sunny cool and beautiful day. I admired the new entrance and visited the exhibition "Opera, Passion, Power and Politics. A very good historic story about how opera has developed. I missed more music and some history about famous opera singers. Otherwise a well worth visiting exhibition. Until the end of February.
The "Opera Shop" at the V&A had suitable curtains!
Took a stroll down Knightsbridge and went into Topshop just to find this nostalgic fashion. I had something similar 1976! What goes around comes around.
At Fortnum and Mason they were celebrating tea in their window display. Decorative.

More tea love at Fortnum & Mason. Now on to London Fashion Week Men´s. More about that here soon!