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.
For the love of simplicity - happy summer with these beautiful wooden mobiles from Fort Makers.
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
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 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.
In my daughter's kindergarten, they have decorated all their windows with these amazing stars, so simple and yet they make an instant christmas feeling. This star is relative easy to make and even if you decide to make it out of print paper(as I did) it will still have a "glow" to it. I also made one in news paper- see below.
50 years of decoration christmas tables is just amazing. Every year a number of people from flowerdesigner, a cook to an actor get the hornor of decorating a christmas table with Royal Copenhagen china their style. It makes the Christmas tables interesting to see every year - you will recognise the china, in new compositions of colours and interpretation of christmas. See more pictures and the rest of the Christmas tables at Royal Copenhagen official site.
The mummies are reasonably simple to make.
You will need:
*Adhesive / glue stick
*White masking tape (gauze, cloth patch on roll, white fabric cut into strips or a discarded white T-shirt cut *into strips - there are many options)
*Plastic eyes (available at hobby shops) alternative paint the eyes directly on the mummy.
Start by removing the disposable straws.
Wrap the mummy from the bottom of the juice with tape -the more random, the more real it seems. Remember not to tape the hole for the straw.
When the juice carton is completely covered, you can glue the eyes on and then mummy ready.
The straw can alternatively be taped to the side again, or placed next to it.
Mummies that will make Dracula's thirsty for juice
It is time for trade shows, time to find new interesting things......there are so many things to see. I loved the look of this clock and even more when I got to know the stories behind.
You could stop the time, or just slow it down, when you are busy having fun playing. The Swedish designer Elina Nilsson was inspired by kids and their way of playing and their sense of time.