Friday, 29 August 2014


More copper, this time at Åhléns, the big department store chain of Sweden, mixed with artisan patterns and turquoise, nice.

Thursday, 28 August 2014


Yes, it is back, back to the 70-ies with copper, hammered! In the bathroom, on the table, lamps etc. This old fashioned model was shown in Affari´s stand at Formex a couple of weeks ago!

Copper mixed with black, from glass to metal to china! A warm combination!

Wednesday, 27 August 2014


Retro is today what we call any inspiration taken from the past. Hasn´t this always been around? For the last 30 years we have looked back at the 1950-ies a lot. And now we are back again. The muted and faded pastels, geometric patterns, wooden round shapes and metal "string" legs. This is what the Swedish department chain Åhléns are offering just now!

More nostalgia, here the inspiration are fetched from the 1960-ies. Thermos flasks and pots etc from Danish Interior Company Eva Solo.

More retro, this is the present window display at Nordiska Galleriet (Interior Design Shop) in Stockholm.

Pink is still very much the current colour. But not in a sweet way. Mixed with grey, black and other great pastels i gives a fresh and feminine touch to any interior.

More pink! Soft, elegant and functional in a very Nordic and Scandinavian way. This was part of the trend exhibition at Formex recently, styled by Jan Rundgren. More to come later this week!

Pink mixed with orange is more of a 1960-ies thing! Embroidery is also back! And take an extra look at the arty tableware. This is from the PR-company Très Pr:s presshow recently in Stockholm!

Tuesday, 26 August 2014


A new more colourful trend are emerging in the home! At Formex in Stockholm recently we saw a lot of happy and a bit muted colours for the table. Here from with inspiration from the Mediterranean.

From burgundy to cerise. A mix of reds and dark pinks feels new again. Takes me back to the early 90-ies! This still life was found at the trend stand at the entrance plaza at Formex, styling by Jan Rundgren!

More inspiration from the late 90-ies with a mix of colours and the double carnations arranged in the bowl. and styling by Agneta Törnquist.

Even Rice had gone more sophisticated and mixed more vivid colours with beige and more muted shades. Soft pastels and a fresh turquoise mixed in, look at the legs of the sofa!

Monday, 25 August 2014


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I was surprised to see so much inspiration taken from the 1950-ies in yellow and black. As it so happens it is my favourite colour combination and has followed me since I first left home in 1976! Two weeks ago I visited the design week in Stockholm with open showrooms and the Formex fair, and this is some of what I saw! This was part of the stand by
More in yellow and black. (Formex) showed these lovely cups and cutting boards. Love it!

Ceannis who mainly produces handbags also has cushions and bedlinen in their range. This was their yellow and black entry!

A selection of yellow and black with inspiration from New York by Synnöve Mork at Formex.

Afro Art imports fairtrade from Africa etc. Look at their power in colour.

50-ies today. With a base of yellow and black add some orange, pink and lime! Flower power and geometric patterns. I like! From the trend exhibition on the entrance plaza at Formex signed Jan Rundgren.

Passed this café all decorated in yellow at Folkungagatan in the south part of Stockholm. Vibrant!

Lemon squeezers in a new version by Eva Solo! More tomorrow!

Friday, 22 August 2014


The very talented designer Monika Förster at Oaxen this Tuesday!
The latest news from table ware company Rörstrand (Sweden) are the Inwhite and Inblue collection. A collection designed by Monika Förster. -It took five years from brief to final results, she tells us at the press preview this Tuesday. -It was a very thourough brief, she contiunues, with a research into Swedes eating habits etc. Rörstrand wanted a classic new series for the table that would suit a lot of people and at the same time be very simple and timeless. -Not an easy brief, and they also wanted a pattern. I am not very fond of patterns and do not even dress in them, she tells us further.  She started the work by visiting Rörstrand museum to get inspiration. In the end the final result is a mix of Koka Blå and Blå Eld,  two very famous historic collections, and of course Monika and her teams own design.                                                            


The new collection was shown at trendy and well known restaurant Oaxen at Djurgården in Stockholm. 

A  discrete R to show the classic design is placed on all the white parts of this collection. Elegant!

White and blue are classic colours for table ware in Sweden.

The cup can be used on its own as a mug. The smaller plate has a close relationship to Koka Blå!

The collection is a mix of plain white parts and patterns in floating blu! Mix as you like!

The preview in the retro inspirered surrounding of the Oaxen Restaurant with a great deal of influence from the 1950-ies, clearly showes the timeless design of the new collection.

The trademark of Rörstrand discretely shown on the pasta dish!

Nice styling!

The whole new collection shown together with Koka Blå and Blå Eld at the top to show the close relationships between the designs!

Wednesday, 20 August 2014


Wonderful news from Swedish table ware company (china and porcelain) Rörstrand. World famous designer Monika Förster is behind Inwhite and Inblue! More about the design process tomorrow here!

Monday, 18 August 2014


Surprisingly often during last weeks design shows in Stockholm we saw glazed ceramics in greens. These lovely vases are from Denmark and will be sold by the Cervera group in Sweden shortly.

More from Cervera!

I am taken the opportunity here to show the sweet Cyclamen plant that was given to the press during press day last week by Studio St Paul. The glass vases and tea light holder are from Mio! Shot at my lovely house in Gåsö.

More lovely glaces ceramics, this time shown at Studio St Paul. Beautiful autumn colours together in sweet harmony.

More greens and muted colours shown at Formex at the trend exhibition, Soft Nordic,  in the entrance by Jan Rundgren.

Très PR had this greens in their showroom mixed with pine to give a Christmas feel.

Friday, 15 August 2014


Greens, and darker more moody shades of this natural colour is just one of the "big trends" we saw in Stockholm during Formex week. Mainly on china and porcelaine, and on vases like here. Danish new design for the Cervera group of shops in Sweden. All styled by Tina Hellberg!

Thursday, 14 August 2014


From Ekpr to Formex, watch this spage for the next week for trend reports about interiors, table settings etc...

Friday, 8 August 2014


This years Nasturtiums (Krasse) I grew from seeds that I dried myself form last years crop. A lovely and dramatic deep red variety.

The red colour contrasts beautifully against the dark grey walls and black furniture. Chairs and table from Ikea and the black flower pot from Ica Maxi/Nacka (Stockholm, Sweden).

Just a lovely angle to shoot the flowers with the forest as a backdrop.