Tuesday, 7 November 2017

#PINK IS THE #NEWBLACK MIX IT WITH #YELLOW FOR #AW17/18 #LONDONDESIGN

Why not a pink sofa, and with the new soft corners and feminine design. This is a novelty from SCP.

Mix pink with orange and yellow like in the 60s. I saw this at London Design Fair/Tent recently.

This was one of my favourite designs of LDF. Shown at the American stand at London Design Fair/Tent. An unusual rug in two pieces!

An innovative stand made by pink bubble plastic packaging materiel - London Design Fair at LDF.

I really like these bowls and plates from Conran Shop, fresh clear colours and an arty design.

This sofa takes me back to the 70s with a soft touch and lots of cushions- Again in the "new mix" of AW 17/18 of pinks and yellows. Seen at Conran Shop London.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

#HAPPYHALLOWEEN #HALLOWEEN #THECOTSWOLDS

Happy Halloween everybody, I give you this lovely scene from the High Street of Chipping Campden where the owner has given the lovely guarding dogs a bewitched look...

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

#MEMPHISGROUPINSPIRATION DURING #LONDONDESIGNFESTIVAL #VILLAWALALA #CAMILLAWALALA #LDF2017

Welcome to Villa Walala, a grownup playground and bouncy castle (without the bounce unfortunately) that was built up especially during London Design Festival lately. I the heart of the City (banking area) at Bishops Gate/Liverpool Station this fun and colourful installation brought some fun a relaxation for lunching and resting workers in this office area. Renown designer och artist graphic designer, the Londonbased French Camilla Walala had taken the Memphis group inspirational design into new dimensions.

I had the pleasure of meeting with Camilla during the London Design Festival. A truly inspirational and happy designer, she told me that it was the first time she had worked in this "material" and I hope, certainly not the last!

At DesignJunction DeadGood had a collection of round rugs with similar inspiration. Happy!

Turkish tile producers built up portals outside DesignJunciton, also in the spirit of the Memphis Group.

At London Design Fair (Tent and Super Brands) this young company had created building blocks/furniture in Memphis Group inspired forms and colours.

The contrast with the office buildings surrounding Villa Walala was immense. Hope to see something similar soon, this time with a proper bouncy castle included!

Monday, 2 October 2017

#BLACKISBLACK #BLACKISBACK #BLACK #LDF2017 AND #SHOREDITCHDESIGNTRIANGLE

Lee Broom is a lighting star. And how he manages to use his minimal showroom in Shoreditch is exceptionally clever. At first you are fooled and think it is mirrored when it is in fact doubled. Well done with all this black beauty Lee! All during London Design Festival and Shoreditch Design Triangle.

Ace Hotel new members in their design family. Salt and pepper mills in a high tech design and basic ceramics for coffee, mug and jug. Ace Hotel, Shoreditch High Street, London.


Canadian light design with hints of Scandinavia. Andlights cleverly simple lamp has the Nordic elements but feels a bit more exclusive with its matt surface and knotted wiring...more from London Design Festival and Fashion week soon.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

#HEREWEARE #BURBERRY AT #THEOLDSESSIONSHOUSECLERKENWELL

Christopher Bailey has done it again. This time with a photo exhibition "Here we are" at the Old Sessions House in Clerkenwell, soon to be a club, restaurant and bar (Swedish own). Again a mix of what has inspired Christopher for his latest collection for Burberry. A class journey from punk to upper class fox hunting. Do not miss it if you are in London. Finish on 1 October. More from this exhibition to come soon here.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

#PLAYGROUNDSFORGROWNUPS #LDF #LONDONDESIGNFESTIVAL

Camilla Walalas bouncy castle for grown ups without bouncing! At Broadgate, Liverpool Street!

Playground for all ages outside Citizen Ms hotel in Shoreditch...more tomorrow and more info...

Monday, 18 September 2017

PREVIEW OF #DESIGNERSGUILD #FOCUS AND #DECOREX

A traditional start of the Design Week and Focus is the breakfast at Designers Guild. Tricia Guild talked about her new book, the 18th!, "Paint Box", a cookbook for interior design...

At Focus and Decorex Pierre Frey surprised us with a new daring collection. This was shown at World of Interiors stand at Decorex. Fresh with flowers and yellow to match.

William Yeoward also surprised me with an eclectic mix with bold colours. More tomorrow from London Design Festival!

Sunday, 17 September 2017

FROM #FASHION TO #INTERIORS #LONDONDESIGNWEEK AND #LONDONDESIGNFESTIVAL STARTS TODAY

A typical Designers Guild interior, I will meet Tricia Guild this morning when she introduces her new collection and present her new book "Paint Box". More to come...

After the Designers Guild breakfast I will head off to Chelsea Design Centre and then to finish this fabric and interior dag, Decorex will be my last destination for the day in Syon Park near Richmond. See you later! 

#TRANSPARENT AND SHEER FOR #LFWSS18

Transparent and red, one of the two big things for summer 2018. Red is already here and so is the transparent, but know they are going to the next level. No bra and knickers you can see! Are you up for it. Not for me, I do not have the figure...even Burberry showed a lot of sheer materials but in more dull colours. More about to come soon...

Saturday, 16 September 2017

#COLOURFUL START OF #LONDONFASHIONWEEK

A colourful start for me at London Fashion Week Showrooms at 180 The Strand. Swedish/Danish Brogger working from London showed these slightly over sized jackets with decorative frills and arty patterns. I could have ordered them all!

And shoes to match! In metallic colours, a mix of loafer and pirates of the Caribbean. Helena & Kristy at LFW Showrooms at 180 The Strand.

And to finish it all off, lovely summery straw hat in yellow by Harvy Santos. More soon!

Thursday, 14 September 2017

#PREVIEW #FIRSTOUT #LDF2017 #LONDONDESIGNFESTIVAL

Colourful cafe furniture by Valerie Objects at Viaduct was the first stop today on a press preview. We started at Viaduct and continued to

CTO Lighting were the Belgian designer Michael Verheyden told us about his friendly collaboration with the owners of CTO. Paris inspired lamps in brass etc...

Cool tiles in concrete for walls etc, can also be ordered in cork! Pentagon Tiles. More tomorrow...

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

#LONDONFASHIONWEEK #LFWSS18 #LDF17 #FASHION AND #INTERIORS HERE WE GO

I am in London preparing myself for a heavy but lovely and inspiring week of fashion, design and interiors. It starts off tomorrow with some interior previews in Clerkenwell and then over to fashion on Friday...I will be reporting frequently here...above Camille Walala, Villa Walala, installation in Broadgate.

Friday, 8 September 2017

#MELLOWYELLOW OR #CITRICACID AND BOLD #FASHION AND #INTERIORS

Hi guys, I am back! Here at Mio in Stockholm in my own take on black and yellow. Necklace, jacket, top and bangle from HM, beanbag from Selfridges and shoes from Topshop a couple of years ago!
Yellow has always been one of my favourite colours. Ever since I wore flared jeans in canary yellow in the early 70s and they shouted "chicken" at me in the street. I even had a cap that I made myself in yellow towelling fabric! And of course, it works very well with black and white. I went to London for a meeting and the dentist and when taking a walk on Oxford Street came across a lot of this "trend". I saw some of it at LFW earlier this year but did not quite predict how big it would get! Well here is some more. T-shirt that I found at John Lewis, Oxford Circus by PS by Paul Smith, of course!

Reconstructed jeans and yellow lace! Cool combination, will go well with the cowboy boots in yellow coming up here. Topshop!

Citric yellow with dark dark navy and some 70s inspiration in a new way. Flared trousers and over sized tops...

Stripes, monochrome and silver...with the yellow. Striking..love it! Topshop again.

More retro design, boots from Topshop.

Cowboy boots 2017! Topshop.

What goes better with cowboys than cacti from the desert. Barry the Cactus has opened a shop in shop at Topshop/Oxford Circus.

At Zara the monochrome was more sporty chic, think Agnes B! Add some yellow, green or red!

More simple version on cowboy boots at Topshop.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

#PINK IS STILL GOING STRONG A NEW BASIC? #FORMEX #INTERIORTRENDS

Pink is the new black? Or at least goes alongside the scale of greys and blacks as a new basic. Here as a dressing room interior as was shown during the Formex week recently in Stockholm at EkPr. Velvet and glitter, of course!

Pink and pastels and a bit of graffiti. These pastel mix makes me think of the 1980s... Appetising like ice cream from Paradisverkstaden.

AEO, ceramics and unusual shapes with a hint of nostalgia. Pinks mixed with burgundy, thunder blue and mustard yellow. A colour combination with a future...more from Formex and trends soon...

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

#BLACKISBLACK #TABLEWARE ALWAYS RIGHT #FORMEX

Black on the table and as a base in your home is a well known classic "colour". But I detected a black trend for the table etc (and kitchen). The black "trend" has been bubbling in the background for a while but now it is a fact! Above, traditional ceramics from Nittsjö with an old fashioned crouched lace to go with it.

Black and white by RYM at EkPr. Mix patterns use to feel quite busy but know we love it!

Ann Wåhlströms answer to pots in ceramic by DesignHouse Sweden. She is more known for her glassware and vases, bespoke!

Paradisverkstaden in Öland surprised us with this monochrome collection.

Skruf is a glassware company with some history of basic glass design. Art Deco inspired news shown at Formex.

Saga Form is not only glassware and pots. Black tableware again! Matt surfaces of course!

Portuguese inspiration by Xania. Artisan modern at its best.

Finally, the cook shop/tableware chain Cervera has added Paradisverkstaden to their collection and also introduced their own new black tableware collection. Nice! More about trends, colours from Formex etc soon!