Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Fall fashion colors

Following up on my last post – it seems the colors in that print is everywhere this season.


Dries van Noten


Monday, August 23, 2010

Kon-Tiki, Stavangerflint

My latest Stavangerflint additions:

I love the colour combo in general, and the asymetric design on the big plate in particular.

This is not the original cup for this plate, but it is in the same product line and the petroleum blue colour goes well with pattern I think.

Here's an ad from a vintage catalog showing more items with this pattern (found here). I assume the range was named after Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl's Kon-Tiki expedition.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Marimekko autumn wish list

My birthday is coming up in a few weeks... ;-)

Amalia shirt dress
Designer: Mika Piirainen

Daniella dress
Designer: Chary Westberg

Edith coat
Designer: Nora Iknadossian

Lakunauha necklace
Designer: Kaisli Kiuru

Olkalaukku messenger bag (in aubergine)
Designer: Ristomatti Ratia

Puolikaskukkaro purse
Pattern: Pikku Suomu (by Annika Rimala)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Hip Eames environment. Not so hip occupants.

I can't remember which blog I found this image on, but every time I come across it in my files it makes me smile. So, I thought I'd share it with you.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Friday kitchentop blog post

I like the light in this photo. (Looks like it's time to go grocery shopping and get the bowls filled again...)

I think the Norwegian word for this thing is a 'saltkar' - a lidded tub for salt. Usually they will be pottery with a wooden top. This one is produced by Rosti Mepal, and as most kitchen things by Rosti it is made from a plastic or melamine – the lid too. I found this at Fretex (Salvation Army's second hand store) in Gol, Hallingdal. A great place for thrifts if you're ever in that area.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Ikea 2011 catalog

The new Ikea catalog release is an interior design highlight of the year. Here are some of the few pictures that caught my eye so far.

It could look like Ikea is forecasting a more cabin/countryside-ish trend.

An all white backdrop for a colorful children's room. I particularly like the little 'Skojig' table lamp (far left).

...which looks even better as a pendant lamp:

This last bit is great news for me – I've struggeling to find some suitable cupboards (not too deep and with glass doors) for my vintage cup collection.