Friday, 5 February 2010


World famous glass ware company Kosta Boda and Orrefors showed their spring news 19 januari in their flagship store at Birger Jarlsgatan in central Stockholm.
Above Kjell Engmans wedding glasses "Two of us", as you might already know the Swedish Crown princess in getting married 19 June!

Ingegerd Råman is celebrating 10 years with Orrefors and have created 10 vases, "BonBon", painted glass. The idea is to make a new one every coming year! I want them all!
She also done the elegant vases (above). She is always working from white to black, but it is an neverending scale....

Åsa Jungnelius has created a series of glasses called "Sugar Dandy". With male inspiration I think they are very sensual and feminin! The are supposed to be used mixed with themselves an other tableware to create a personal and neverending variety of tablesettings! Clever and inspirational. Lets have a sugar dandy dinner party!

Thursday, 4 February 2010


I was helping my dear friend Pamela Nite to introduce to Sweden the American range, Nambé, metal bowls, chandeliers, wine coolers etc in a very luxury and durable metal that can be frozen and put in the oven! Her team, from left, Ann-Britt Wallmén, Brita Offen, Pamela Nite herself and me, Ann-Katrin Berggren.
Get your needles out and get crocheting! Old fashioned handmade oven mitts are all back in fashion. "New order-nary (ordinary?)" was one of the trends that the Swedish Fashion council are predicting (reading?) for the near future.
A closer look at Nambé, which was introduced by Pamela Nite/Home Set this spring.
Mjuka vårliga pasteller med bevingad dekor visade Mateus! Poetiskt! Soft pastels with flying decor, Mateus. Poetic!
Moderna dalkullor! Modern girls from living in Stockholm och taking old and very regional patterns and giving them a modern colourway. Modern ordinary! Mrs Murphy.
Turquoise, some say it it the colour of the season, well, I would like to say one of them, alongside pinks and mild greens for this spring. Lovely and fresh pattern on fabric and accessories. Spira.
Knitting kits, modern and trendy by, Catarina shows us some of the new designs.
I you have not noticed yet, the Swedish crown princess in getting married on 19 June! And to celebrate that some of Sweden's best design companies has, together with crown princess Victoria herself, made a collection with table linen, china, chocolates, glass ware, cutlery, silver, pewter etc all shown in a magnificent stand at the Formex fair.
Linen, preferably a bit creased, and in natural colours, are back again. Together with vintage furniture, concrete sculptures etc it is a bit less ordinary.
From white, black to grey. This years outdoor furniture should be stained grey! Add some jeans cushions etc and you get the right look for summer 2010.
Pink is back, here mixed with orange! 1960-ies revival. 10-gruppen.

Silhouettes and recycling was the main themes of the popup café designed by Lo Bjuruld och Sasa Antic. Fresh and inspiring.

Urban Dining Exhibiton and Buffet was put together by designers Geir Oterkjaer and Maria Nordin.
The wanted to create a space with a blend of mobile garden, gallery and creative chaos, all brought together in an almost industrial environment.
Made my thoughts go to Rosendahls Trädgård in Stockholm, Petershams Nurseries in Richmond/London and Daylesford Organic in Kingham(The Cotswolds, also in London).

Crocheted lampshade in the Urban Dining are.

Wednesday, 3 February 2010


Went to Stockholm two weeks ago to help a friend build a stand at the interior- and gift fair - Formex!
I am also a member of the Stylistgruppen (The Group of Stylists) and we were offered a stand in the entrance hall at the fair. This is what it looked like. All stylists were represented by one enlarged pictured, and they were all arranged like tiles on the wall. It looked good!
I will be back tomorrow with more from the fair etc....