Wednesday, 29 February 2012
Dutch company Slowwood makes timeless, good quality furniture with raw elegance and a low impact to our planet. Their eco-friendly furniture is made in the Netherlands by local craftsmen, from solid wood and painted with mineral paint. I love the furniture, the slow life mentality behind it as well as the simple styling of their photos. Simply great!
Sunday, 26 February 2012
Thursday, 23 February 2012
I went to see Jasmin Anoschkin's latest exhibition yesterday and was impressed, especially by her big (and I mean really big) wooden sculptures. They are like modern day totem poles of female life. The use of bold colours, humor and everyday objects in her work is fantastic and fascinating. The watering can lady is my personal favourite.
Jasmin Anoschkin's sculptures and paintings in Galleria Sculptor, Helsinki, 15.2.-4.3.2012
Photos by Pekka Vainonen
Tuesday, 21 February 2012
Sunday, 19 February 2012
Every member of our family has had the flu during the past weeks and we have spent a lot of time indoors. I have tried to keep the children from being totally bored with small art projects. This is no new idea put we did our version of the spoon and spatula family.
Friday, 17 February 2012
Wednesday, 15 February 2012
Meyer-Lavigne is a Danish design collective including designers Kristine Meyer and Sabine Lavigne, both based in Copenhagen. They work on variety of design projects and style for interior magazines. They also have their own line of gorgeous porcelain plates and cups with very decorative yet modern look.
Monday, 13 February 2012
Saturday, 11 February 2012
Friday, 10 February 2012
There is a hidden treasure in my old neighborhood in Töölö. Töölön Paperi is a good, old fashioned stationary shop full of charm and things waiting to be found. You can still get separately sold envelopes in different colors, old fashioned paper dolls, wooden toys and a selection of over 6000 postcards. There is no plastic and no Disney. I took a tram to visit the shop yesterday and bought this cute tram tote and some fashion paper dolls.
Tuesday, 7 February 2012
Behind this cute idea is a Finnish designer and illustrator Birgit Paavola who has her own blog and a small webshop. She is very much inspired by retro wallpapers, fabrics and old household items and uses nice, bold colours in her work. This poster (42x29cm) is designed to be used as a wall clock and with clock mechanism added. Great idea!
Monday, 6 February 2012
Saturday, 4 February 2012
Wednesday, 1 February 2012
Design Forum Shop has experienced a great facelift: The shop is now bigger, spacious and full of interesting Finnish design. The new 'shop-in-shop' concept introduces designers and designs under a certain theme. February's theme will be light which fills the shop with Finnish lighting design including Tunto Design, Secto Design and Saas Instruments just to name a few.
The new modern look of the shop is visualised in the great photos by Liisa Valonen. I like!
Light in Design Forum Shop 1.2.-27.3.2012