Architectural Abstracts by Rasmus Norlander

Architectural Abstracts by Rasmus Norlander

These beautiful abstracts by talented photographer Rasmus Norlander are truly something to behold. I don’t like to think in conventional terms when it comes to my photographic exploits.

Conceptual Design Works by Daniel Rybakken

Conceptual Design Works by Daniel Rybakken

Conceptual design is often misunderstood as art, or that it’s work that has no specific function and would reside in the experimental bracket. This could be true in terms of it being an experiment, but this avenue has interested me for a long while and my feelings arose again thanks to Norwegian designer Daniel Rybakken who has a fascinating portfolio to view online. Although I’ve seen these sort of ideas floating around before, one creative …

Beloved Pots by Swedish Potter Stefan Andersson

Beloved Pots by Swedish Potter Stefan Andersson

Our good friend, and fellow maker in the store, Stefan Andersson recently unveiled his new catalogue from his upcoming solo exhibition at Blås & Knåda in Stockholm, Sweden. Running from the 16th of March to the 10th of April, he’ll be showcasing a new collection titled ‘Beloved Pots’ that’s based on the first ever pieces of stoneware, made 1500-3000 years ago, loosely inspired by …

Design in the Jacques Dupuis Archive

Design in the Jacques Dupuis Archive

At the moment I feel like I have inspiration flowing at me from all different angles, one website that sums up this feeling nicely is that of Jacques Dupuis. Mr Dupuis was a Belgian architect who happened to be quite a major figure in the countries design and architecture scene, following mainly modernist ideals in the 1950’s. Although his architecture was, and still is, very well-known, like most designers of the time he didn’t just stay …

CEREMONY Tea Set by Claesson Koivisto Rune & Mjölk

CEREMONY Tea Set by Claesson Koivisto Rune & Mjölk

Our friends at Mjölk have recently collaborated with Swedish architecture firm Claesson Koivisto Rune on a unique project. The Claesson Koivisto Rune studio was founded in Stockholm by Mårten Claesson, Eero Koivisto and Ola Rune in 1995, the studio met both John and Juli Baker, founders of Mjölk, in 2011 and since then decided to work in partnership on a concept. The items they ended …

Hand Blown Glassware by Sempli Design

Hand Blown Glassware by Sempli Design

How about we add some superb glass tumblers and vessels into the mix today. I’m a big admirer of functional items that serve a humble purpose in day to day life, often the ones we take for granted and that slip in to the back of our mind without a second thought. These tumblers by Sempli remind me of this exact scenario, and surprisingly they haven’t gone unnoticed in this day and age where we tend to favour flamboyancy and egotism. You’ll see …

Chocolate with Hazelnuts from Homegrown Swedes

Chocolate with Hazelnuts from Homegrown Swedes

December is a great time of year for fellow foodies isn’t it?! The cold weather draws us all around the table to consume a selection of heartwarming food. It’s not often that this topic reaches our blog, aside from the odd kinfolk inclusion here and there, but since Christmas is nearing I thought I’d mix things up a little and get into the seasonal spirit. Although Sanna Liedgren hasn’t reached our archive …

Archipelago House by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

Archipelago House by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

I’ve been on the hunt for a bit of architecture, I think Mike Dorsey’s project brought Mr Neutra to the forefront of my mind again, I really can’t wait to see his finished documentary. Of course I could highlight another of Neutra’s beautiful designs today but I thought I’d see if any more contemporary constructions entered into this school of thought, and luckily I came across this place – the Arch …

Designs by David Ericsson

Designs by David Ericsson

Let’s head to Sweden now on the content front, there’s a lot to admire in this part of the world, particularly when it comes to, yes you guessed it, design. I’m steering away from what you would typically expect me to be sharing today in terms of well established individuals or brands however, and instead I’ve opted to highlight an independent going it alone after homing his skills at the Carl Malmsten furniture course in Linköping. David Ericsson …

Cups 2009 – 2012 by Stefan Andersson

Cups 2009 – 2012 by Stefan Andersson

Coming across Stefan Andersson’s work today was deeply inspiring, the Swedish artist has an exceptional eye and has created some intriguing objects in his time. Most notably this new catalogue from a solo exhibition currently taking place in Malmö, Sweden. It’s titled ‘Cups 2009-2012′ and features a series of small cups that he made between the years 2009-2012. This small size gave him the opportunity to fixate on …