Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Stockholm has been busy with two contemporary art fairs this week-end: Market and Supermarket. The gallery Roger Björkholmen showed at Market and presented some works by Lukas Göthman who is a personal favourite. He paints letters which sentence by sentence build a visual composition set over a monochrome of colour. He has a very special way of working with repetitive text and each combination of a text and background colour set a different emotional tone for the work.
Caitlin and Samuel Dowe-Sandes lived and worked in New York and Los Angeles before moving to Marrakech in June 2006. Samuel, a filmmaker, and Caitlin, a PR executive specialized in design business dreamt of moving to an exotic place and starting a creative venture together. Marrakech turned out to be the perfect place and they bought a 250 year-old house and started to renovate it. Drawn to the black-and white tiles in their own courtyard they started to make their own tile design. The cement material turned out to be a perfect medium for modern graphic designs which led the couple to found Popham Design.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Orrefors has a long tradition of lamp manufacture. Now, after a 30 years’ pause, Orrefors has developed a new collection in close cooperation with lamp specialists Zero – the Light shadows range is one of the first results of cooperation between the two companies. Light shadows is based on Ingegerd Råman’s simple, functional design and is available in four different versions – Light shadows Confetti, Swirl, Line och Loop. Ingegerd Råman started out from the same, simple, basic shape when she designed the light shadows table and ceiling lamps. The lamps are available in both black and white.
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Strawberry Sky is a Swedish company founded and run by Charlotte Bluhme and Hanne Krook. They design colourful jewellery, traditional embroidery bags and other accessories. One of them is a gemologist so they have a great knowledge of stones, they make everything by hand and work with limited editions. A bit too etno chic for my taste but together with a black dress it will be just perfect...