When I arrived at Formland this summer – I had a pleasant surprise when I entered the hall where the essence of Hay talent award was situated. 33 talented designers were displaying their design, in a different and very inspiring way. Each design had its own house. The house had two sections, one where the design was displayed, and in the other end a sleeping and work area. Each plywood house came with a bed, desk, duvet covers, lamp, chair, hanger and a shelf (all HAY design) How the designer and in some case designers, wanted to display and style their house was up to them. The result was apart of amazing new designs, also a great way of styling a small home and small workspaces. During the 4 days long fair the designers lived at the fair in “their houses”.
1. example of the house, 2-3. Charlotte Kristine Kristiansen, 4. great desk space, 5. Stine Keinicke Jensen, 6-7. Studio Fem, 8-10. Renaud Defransesco & Cyrill Verdon 11-15. One of the winners: Hannah Waldron, for her woven tapestry: Hand in Cloud 16. the other winner: Joel Hoff, for his industrial Switch Light.
Sweet retro furniture for playing. Kitchen, washing machine, shelves and desk all designed and made by Macarena Bilbao. Inspired by the 1950s look and feel she started out with a kitchen for her kids - and from there it has grown into a shop. Take a closer look at the shop.
Boidem is a furniture for mess and a pretty one. When I saw it in Frankfurt in the beginning of the year I must admit that I fell in love with the idea. I guess it is not a new idea to raise a basket or similar up to the ceiling, but with simple and aesthetic design it is easy to use it in a modern home with kids. Great design from the cotten rope to the wooden knob where you attach the rope.
The last couple of days it has been all about spring cleaning at the office and in my stock. So there is empty cardboard boxes all over the place, that I until now just wanted to take to recycling. But then I visited this blog and saw these great cardboard box projects at this super blog. So I will save boxes for the easter holiday and then we can create castle out of them. Pictures from Wildflowers blog
Just for the love of easter and bunnies - I made these paper bunnies for our easter table. My yngest thought it looked like her own white rabbit "Skumfi". You can download this template and make your own. Download Paaske_kanin.
IKEAs PS collection is alway something to wait for and soon there will be several news from IKEA PS 2014 near you. (In Denmark the 25 april.) Above you see some of my favorites - a balance bench I have to have for the garden for all the balancing kids. The bench immediately gave me a feeling of something I knew, it was the back of the chair, same design as the handle of a kick sledge, which is an ancient Scandinavian means of transport. :) The garden table I would love to have, it is easy to fold and I will use it inside and outside, when guest are around.
IKEA sees this collection for people and homes in motion
So fine accessories for kids made by Sophia 203 design. Inspired by the colors and the craftsmanship of the indian, Sophia have created a beautiful collection. There is a immediate feeling of summer and if your kids have grown out of playing with wings, you can hang them on the wall as an art pieces. See more here
I love Wollfiller and their ideas. My best woolen cardigan has prolonged its life several years because of their ideas.Today Design Sponge feature a series about DIY hearts one of them is how to make woolen hearts for valentine day. Super idea why not take your loved ones beloved old sweater and add a heart any color any shape - just for the love. Old or new sweater will still be full of love. Take a look here at Woolfilller or over at Design Sponge.
So many men wear a shirt every day to work, and they get worn out and replaced, but in one of these worn shirts there is so much more potential and Karina Kallio have found a way to make use of these shirt and upcycles their potential. Kallio makes clothing for boys and girls ages 6 months to 8 years, all from pre-loved shirts. My favorite is the tunic dress and I am sure that my girls would love them for summer.