Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Warm is cool

I have a crush on Sonia by Sonia Rykiel. The dark and cold Swedish November days make me want to abandon my everyday black/grey/brown (that is - almost the entire content of my wardrobe!) and wear warming multicolour stripes and bright patterns. Images from Mrs H.

Monday, November 26, 2007

A perfect day

Last Saturday started with breakfast in bed and a long walk in the forest with Mimmi. In the early afternoon I went to a one-year party for my friend Erica’s baby boy Melker. Melker’s parents had rejected the traditional coffee and cake and gone for a much more sophisticated menu; bubbly white Burgundy and small sandwiches with salmon, reindeer and shrimps. After a couple of hours with friends I was off to Nationalmuseum and the Alexander Roslin exhibition. Roslin was the Swedish portrait painter of the 18th century and his way of depicting tissue is just so sensual. After this colour injection we went to Grand Hotel next to Nationalmuseum and sat down in the newly renovated Cadier bar for a drink. This place is so international and makes me feel like I’m on vacation in a big exciting city far away. We ended the day with dinner and drinks at Mäster Anders, a French bistro that I’ve heard about many times but never visited until now. Sometimes life is just perfect.

Point of eclipse

I just realized I haven’t written a single post in over a month. Thanks Ulrika for keeping this blog alive! Besides running Andyland together with Ulrika I also work as a marketing and pr manager for Cullberg Ballet, a Swedish contemporary dance company. On November 2nd our latest piece – Point of eclipse by choreographer John Inger- had its premiere at Dansens Hus in Stockholm. It is a beautiful and strong piece; don’t miss it if it comes to a theatre near you! I wanted to share some performance shots with you. We work with the brilliantly talented and sympathetic photographer Håkan Larsson and I love how he manages to really capture the moment.

Oii design

There are so many cute kids clothes nowadays and one of my favourite webshop is Oii design. They have clothes from about 20 young designers in different styles, from retro to miniversions of grown-up clothes. I like almost everything in the store. Behind the webshop is a dad called Pierre Chamat, who also has his own brand Why Buddha?.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Le Souk - a new online shop

Danielle from the blog The Style Files has just opened an online shop: Le Souk. In the shop you can find well selected home accessories and personal accessories and she is mixing modern, traditional and handmade. And she is also donating 5% of the profits to the organisation Women for Women. A lot of beautiful things - I especially like her selection of kids stuff. Good luck Danielle!


Mollis Easy chair

Apollo Easy chair

Don't touch vase

Flight sofa

Lux table

I remember first reading about Vujj at Emmas designblogg and since then I’ve seen their products now and then in different interior magazines. Vujj is a rather new furniture manufacturer from Malmö, the south of Sweden. They want to create beautiful objects that will last for decades but capture the essence of the age we live in. They call their objects expressive minimalism.

Thursday, November 15, 2007


Wintertime is teatime and I really like this simple teapot from IKEA. And the best thing is that it only costs 79 SEK...

Monday, November 12, 2007

Bohuslän in November

Just a short break from all design stuff… I went to my parents house in Lysekil this weekend and it was cold, quiet, sunny and so beautiful.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Alice and Sens

I love this cushion in silk and linen, called Mixelated, by Alice and Sens. They also have a purse and a scarf in the same beautiful design. Alice and Sens design a lot of nice textile products like bags, loungewear and accessories. They always use natural materials and they aim keep a high environmental standard. Behind the label are the Swedes Alice Janson and Katrin Romare.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

The bookshelf Glue

The bookshelf Glue has got a lot of attention in Swedish interior magazines lately. I think it's playing with gravity in a fun way. It’s designed by Erika Janunger and was actually created as part of the scenography for the music film Weightless. Glue is being produced by Carl Malmsten.