Sunday, February 28, 2010

Conran cups and London tray

I have posted these cups and saucers before, but they deserve another post. I never tire of this pattern and I was just thinking I should try harder to collect more pieces... (As if I have the space for it). It's Nature Study, Stylecraft by Midwinter, Staffordshire and the designer is Terence Conran. I think it's dating back to 1955.

The London tray in the background is designed by Maria Holmer Dahlgren for Metagram Art. I purchased it from the museum shop at Tate Modern. (I wanted to buy the Stockholm tray when I was there last summer, but I think this one is more for me, as I have a connection to London.) It is a wonderful and clever design, managing to look timeless.

The messy truth – cupboard cravings update

After yesterday's post I've been thinking the picture of my cups collection looks way too tidy. Probably because it's not updated. This is what it really looks like:

They are double-parked and stacked on top of each other and I'm worried the shelf will one day fall down from the overload. I had to put the Orla Kiely cups and more somewhere else – I'm getting swamped and I want those glass door cupboards NOW.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Display cupboard cravings

Since I started collecting my vintage cups etc. (above) I have been on the lookout for the perfect way to display them. I am still looking. I can't stand having to dust everything off on my open shelves, so I really want some cupoards with glass doors. I've been searching Ikea and other furniture stores, but the ones they sell are too deep for my liking. I have of course looked around fleamarkets too, but still no. The hunt continues. Meanwhile, here are some of my favorite display cupboards, found on other blogs.

From the lovely Jane Foster blog. I so love this cupboard. (Above and below).

(Sorry, forgot where this is from..)

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Boxy furniture

This furniture line by TAF architects kind of spoke to me when I saw it over at design*sponge: I'm lending out my graphic design services to Posten Norge at the moment (the Norwegian equivalent to Royal Mail). In their visual profile they use boxes on a grid system, so I guess you could say I'm thinking inside the box these days...

Anyway. This trompe l'oeil trend in furniture design seem to be spreading. It's fun to look at and there are some interesting ideas, but how practical and comfortable are the pieces, I wonder?

Saturday, February 20, 2010


He decided he wanted to dress up as a tree. Mummy made the costume. You tell us if we succeeded :-)

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Vancouver - A Minute Impression

I do not follow sports in any way, but I've registred that the Winter Olympics have just started in Vancouver, Canada. It is a place I've been wanting to see for some time. Not really sure why, but I think the author/artist Douglas Coupland might have something to do with it. Also, I think the nature might be a bit similar to where I live – both places have easy access to hillsides for skiing in the winter and beaches and fjords for swimming and boating in the summer.

I found this cool little film via the Poppytalk blog.

Apropos Douglas Coupland, I really like this piece on his front page: