Thursday, January 26, 2006

Grand Cru Crystal Glass Bowl

This Grand Cru Crystal Glass Bowl (sold in a set of 4 pieces) from Danish company Rosendahl is a beloved breakfast bowl in my apt. Ideal for milk and cornflakes but also for serving salads, olives, tomatoes, strawberries, candy or even ice cream. Adds style to any table setting. You can buy them from TotalHomeStore. Design: Erik Bagger.

Monday, January 23, 2006


Diana is the royal napkin holder in Plexi that will add splendour to any dinner table and party with it's presence! Combine with the Leftover coaster from the same collection. Made by swedish designer Myrica Bergqvist for Myricadesign.


Put a winebottle in it or use Coaster as a bowl. A detachable rubber plate makes it easy to rinse off. The crennelated wallssurroundings in medieval towns inspired the artist Jan Ostwald when he did the design for this piece. The coaster is available in brushed or polished silverplate

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

The Hetkiä box

The Hetkiä box is charming and urban - reminiscent of metropolitan cities, arts, and culture. The loose sketches are ambiguous yet inviting and the transparent plastic allows the scene to interact with the contents. Designed by Maija Louekari. This would be great to use as a gift box.

Iittala Glass Jars

Iittala’s high quality glass jars turn the eternal problem of storage into decoration. These basic pieces come in three sizes and colors, each with a transparent, plastic lid. They will continue to reinvent themselves in your kitchen or wherever else you choose to use them, whatever you decide to put inside them. Cool and contemporary organization and storage, and beautiful photographic glimpses of your everyday life in perpetual change.

The Seth-Andersson bowls

The Seth-Andersson bowls are frequently featured among the best examples of modern Finnish interior products. Bold, minimalist design forms the central philosophy of Carina Seth-Andersson, but always with an eye on practicality and function. Refreshingly cool.

MARIMEKKO - Fabrics, Fashion, Architecture

This book — the first comprehensive study of Marimekko designs — presents more than one hundred examples of the exuberant Marimekko fashions and home furnishings that gave the Finnish company a definitive presence on the world design stage. A total must have for every design junkie. Buy, read and enjoy!

Tonfisk Design - Maku

Tonfisk Design has since its launch at Ambiente 2000, received both widespread publicity and enjoyed considerable recognition as a prominent Finnish design brand. These wooden serving plates for cakes and other delicious delights is just one of many lovely products. Walnut, oh I like...

Monday, January 16, 2006

Double Bouble

The Finnish designer Eero Aarnio has designed this garden lamp "Double Bouble" available in three sizes - two table lamps and one sculptural standing lamp for outdoor use. As the picture shows, this lamp is tested in ultimate conditions - bringing light and cheerful form to the dark and cold winter of Finland. So cool!
Via Charles &Marie, Modern Living.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Scandinavian Pillowtalk

I Just Love These Pillows! Created by Danish textiles designer Kirsten Fribert, this collection is both modern and sunny with lovely patterns and vivid colors. Dots, Flowers, Stripes, and multiple color combinations, are designed to complement one another. Made in her studio in Norrebro, the creative heart of Copenhagen.

Holmegaard, third time is a charm

... and while we are at it. This is another striking, assymetrical glass decanter, with a special touch. It has a substantial black rubber top. Also designed by Torben Jorgensen for Holmegaard and part of the Meantime range -matching glasses and carafe also available....and thats pretty much it for my manic carafe display for today.


Speaking of carafes. This is also one really beautiful piece at a great price. As slightly retro, slightly clinical carafe - use for water, juice, wine. Part of the Meantime series designed by Torben Jorgensen for Holmegaard, Danish glassmakers since 1825.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006


This amazing pendant has a beautiful shade of mold-blown and sand-blasted glass. The hand-made lace trimmings are designed by Anna Katrina Tilli and Mari Relander for Selki-Asema, Finland. By the way, Mari and Anna Katriina have a company called Perhonen (Butterfly in Finnish). Check out their webpage for more adorable pieces.

Decanter - now on sale

This new gorgeous Iittala wine carafe Decanter is perfect for a 75cl bottle of wine. The wide bottom and generous volume of 190cl leave room for air which benefints the bouquet of red wines. It will mix the wine with the surrounding air when serving and release the aroma. Decanter is now on sale for -20% at The Finnish Design Shop

Wall candy from Marimekko

This white cotton fabric Hetkiä, or Moments, with a black and grey pattern from the Finnish company Marimekko suits perfect as wall candy art. Designed by Maija Louekari.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006


Urtepotte is a flowerpot designed to emphasize the beauty of the flower and to create a harmonic impression and aesthetic experience between flower and flowerpot. As well as being attractive, the form serves a functional purpose. Plant the flower in the the top part. The bottom part creates a protecting cavity as well as a large water reservoir so that you don't water onto the table top or the floor. Made in lacquered steel. Available in several colors. Designed by Julie Storm for Storm Design

Monday, January 09, 2006

Britt Bonnesens glasses

These cognac glasses from normann copenhagen has an original and beautiful design and moves in a smooth way on the table. Awesome with a big A!

Friday, January 06, 2006

Danish Opera with an Australian touch

One of Denmark ’s most famous architects of all time, Jørn Utzon, has designed this lamp Opera with inspiration from his renowned Opera House in Sydney, Australia. Its the second lamp Jørn Utzon has made for the Danish lighting company Lightyears. Splendid of course, as always when it comes to Jørn.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Swedish Take Away

This paper lamp designed by Sigurdur Gustafsson for Källemo is called Take Away. A really cool piece for the modern kitchen.

“Positive rug” and “Negative rug”

At Stockholms Furniture Fair 2005 the new handtufted “Amfora” and the two cool rugs: “Positive rug” and “Negative rug” from Kasthall, designed by Björn Dahlström were displayed. Kasthall designs and manufactures unique hand tufted and woven rugs that are produced in Kinna, western of Sweden - at the company’s own production plant which was set up in 1889. Kasthall is represented in some 25 countries in Europe, Asia and North America.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

NGC from Alvar Aalto

The unique and classic shape of the finnish Alvar Aalto’s vase, designed in 1936, is forever modern and remains one of the major icons of glass design. Im happy to announce that the Alvar Aalto Collection of vases now comes in a gorgeous New Green Color! Don't you just love it?

News from BSweden

Check out this new collection of modern pendants and table lamps from the swedish company BSweden. Gladys chandeliers has a gorgeous lace pattern in stainless steel. Design by Louise Hederström.

Fox Design

These ultra cool light fixtures from swedish Fox Design combine modern, timeless design with high quality. Check out their new outdoor lamps with LED on the website.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Design House Stockholm in N.Y.

There is nothing new about this lamp from Design House Stockholm, but nevertheless its gorgeous and therefore I can't resist posting some pictures of it. This award-winning table lamp in clear handcasted glass made by Harri Koskinen is presented at Museum of Modern Art in New York since 2000. Koskinen has made several well designed objects and you can find his complete portfolio here.

Kosta Boda 2006

I love the whimsical patterns on Scribble - a collection of pretty bottles from the swedish designer Gunnel Sahlin. Produced by Kosta Boda for 2006. Me like.

FLOOR - for lazy wine lovers

FLOOR, designed by swedish Thomas Bernstrand, is a handmade and very tall wine glass to be put directly on the floor. For occasions when you would like to remain lazy and laidback and still reach your wine glass for a sip! You can buy it from Scandinavian Design Center

Monday, January 02, 2006

Cult Design

The Swedish company Cult Design makes the most gorgeous geometric ceramics you can imagine, the look is so clean - it almost make me wish i lived in their factory. Simple and yet elegant Scandinavian design at its best. With plenty of fun and functional additions you can personalize your pots and pieces to suit your home perfectly. Check out their website for more pics.

Octo by Seppo Koho

The Lamp Octo, designed by Seppo Koho, is manufactured of laminated birch, wich has been sawn into narrow slots. The rings, which holds the shade together, are of aeroplane plywood. Beautiful! Order from Finnish Design Shop the largest online retailer of Finnish design products in the world

Filippa K - Fashionably Mugs

Filippa Knutsson is one of Scandinavia's leading and most loved fashion designers. Now she has extended her eye for design and flair to include these trendy espresso mugs. The patterns and colours are designed to go on clothes as well as on porcelain and the organic shapes are both classic and graphic. The mug is stackable and the ribs isolate the heat and gives the mug a comfortable grip for the hand. Produced by Swedish Rörstrand.

Snooze Rug

Hand tied (tufted) in pure natural wool. This carpet is based on the pattern for lounge chair Snooze. The Snooze Rug comes in 120 different colours and in any size you like. Design: Stefan Borselius & Fredrik Mattson, 2OO5. Produced by A-Carpet/ Blå Station. Needless to say products like this make me extra proud to be Swedish.

Danish Lighting

Louise Campbell has step by step written her name into the long line of eminent Danish designers, winning a selection of prizes for her work. Recently, the Campbell pendant made jointly with Louis Poulsen won the prestigious international award; the iF Product Design Award 2005 in gold, and last year she won the Finn Juhl Architectural Prize. She has also designed this gorgeous lamp Collage wich is available as chandelier and floor lamp, and, in addition to the white version, the fixture is available in the colour versions Heavenly Blue, Spring Green, Hotlips and Smoke Screen.

Swedish Art Pillows Collection

The Art Pillow Collection is a unique range of five of the most popular and famous Swedish textile patterns from the 50's. A beautiful piece of art for your sofa! Designers: Olle Bonniér, Viola Gråsten, Olle Eksell, Stig Lindberg, Karl-Axel Pehrson. Produced by Design House Stockholm. Buy them from Designonline.

Eva Solo

Another Scandinavian Design favourite of mine is the danish company Eva Solo. I adore her beautiful collection Cafe Solo not to mention her stylish products for cooking. Her cutting board is one of my best buys ever.

Marimekko - Winter 2006

Marimekko is a leading Finnish textile and clothing design company, established in the 50's. The company designs, manufactures and markets high-quality clothing, interior decoration textiles, bags and other accessories under the Marimekko brand, both in Scandinavia and the rest of the world.

Marimekko's new winter collection 2005/06 offers a beautiful variety of festive fabrics. Warm red hues predominate in the colour scheme of the collection and patterns with ornamental or plant motifs, designed by Maija Isola, comprise most of the prints in the collection. I just love the red and white coffeemugs.

Scandinavian design - a democratic approach

Traditionally, Scandinavian design has been associated with simple, uncomplicated designs, functionality and democracy. The general philosophy throughout the years has been that well-designed objects should be enjoyed by everyone, not merely by a wealthy few. If you are interested in the Scandinavian Design history you can read all about it and its core values in the book "Skandinavisk Design" by Charlotte and Peter Fiell. A book in wich you can find hundreds of high quality pictures and in depth interviews with famous and upcoming designers.