Sunday, November 29, 2009

Tote bag no.1

I'm rather happy with this first tote bag that I've made. More to follow later.

Hope you're having a nice weekend, by the way!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Watching ink dry

That title might sound like I am bored and with nothing to do, but the case is quite the opposite. I have way too much to get done before next weekend and now I've got a nasty cold as if I needed more setbacks. Above are some of this year's gift tags put out to dry and waiting for a piece of string. Going for the ruled paper, schoolbook/postal office look this time around. I think it's the old minimalist in me that's come for a visit.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Bunting update

Here's the result. They will be on sale next weekend at Designernes Eget Julemarked in Oslo. Any leftover bunting will be put out on my Etsy shop. And now, on with the tote bags...

This is the poster* for the Christmas fair, mentioned above (and below). The opening times are 10-18 both Saturday and Sunday, at DogA.

* Fab poster design by Cecilie Ellefsen of Happymeat.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

It's bunting time

The annual Designers' Christmas Fair in Oslo (Designernes Eget Julemarked) is in just over two weeks (eek!) and I'm doing some hectic crafting at the moment in order to get all my products done. I'm working on three lines at the same time, all involving recycling/redesign. More details later.

Friday, November 13, 2009

The yellow line

Today I thought I'd show you some of my favorite pottery with simple black/grey on white graphic patterns with a yellow line going through it. This screams the 1950's. So simple, so stylish. I threw in a few florals for good measure and contrast ;-)

Clockwise from the top: Egersund bowl, Barrat's of Staffordshire creamer with yellow rose, Stavangerflint plate and Porsgrund Porselen cup, Stavangerflint cup, Uppsala Ekeby Gefle 'Pigg' dinnerplate and 'Bali-Haì' fashion shape (!) plate by Midwinter Stylecraft.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Thrifted print

I found this at a flea market recently, and I liked it enough to bring it home and put it up on my living room wall. It is signed James '56, which means nothing to me. If anyone has any info, please tell.

Update: Thanks for your comment, Scott! Here's a close-up of the signatures. I have a feeling the print wasn't the original picture for the passepartout... (Why would it have two signatures?) It feels a bit like someone's been recycling, here. On the other hand, the frame is properly sealed on the back. I'm tempted to open it to have a closer look... The passepartout is also numbered 13/108. To me the signature reads something like 'Sparre Lund' or 'Sparre Ruud' - both Scandinavian sounding names. What do you think?

It's cold outside

But nice and cosy inside with a fire burning on the stove and a cuddly dog curled up in front of it.

I'm procrastinating, of course. Could you tell? A whole week without any new blog posts. Not sure what's going on. Maybe I need to go and fluff up those cushions...?

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Dish update

In the summer I found this Scherzer (Bavaria, Germany) cup and saucer at Stadsmissionen in Stockholm and yesterday I found a teapot to go with it! I love the red ball top on the lid.

I also found these Stavangerflint egg cups and a saucer. I might use them for a craft project at some point.

I couldn't resist this teal blue soup cup (?) from Tamis, England either.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Good riddens, red L

I passed my driving test today! Hoooray! The red learner's L has done it's job and will in the future decorate the fridge rather than my car.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

In Elle Interiør this month...

Back in May this year we had a visit from photographer and journalist Elisabeth Hudson who wanted to make an article on our home. She did a great job. The result is now published in the November issue of Norwegian Elle Decoration (Elle Interiør). All in all I think it looks good, although I don't quite recognize myself in some of the text (something mysterious happened in the editing room after the initial go-ahead...)

The caption reads 'The flower child'. It's supposed to be me.

If you go looking for the magazine in the newsagents’ shelves, this is the cover to look for:
(I'm not sure if it’s available outside of Scandinavia).