Thursday, March 16, 2006


Ole Jensen offers a quartet of whimsical yellow kitchen pieces that bring an added degree of pleasure to daily routines. His ceramic Colander functions first as a strainer then can be flipped to use as a serving bowl. It is dishwasher safe and made of bright yellow-glazed ceramic by Royal Copenhagen.


From the decidedly edgy Swedish design house Pluto Produkter comes a line of rather striking refrigerator magnets and hooks. These are super-strong stainless steel with a chrome finish that can hold anything. Hans Hallberg & Annika Lefverth have created a series of eccentric designs that include Puppy, Cat, Gecko, Car, Skyscraper, Moose, Flowers, Ghost, Skull, Heart and Dog.

La Boca Marimekko 2006

The sights of Buenos Aires is the inspiration behind this new fabric from Finnish designer Maija Louekari for Marimekko. Muted browns, blues, with splashes of lime and pink on cream.

Monday, March 13, 2006

Eva Hild

Eva Hild born in 1966 is a Swedish ceramic artist who lives and works in southwest of Sweden. She is currently exhibiting her artwork at Höganäs Museum. Eva builds her art in big forms were the clay will dry slowly and not collapse. When the form is ready and the clay is dry, she sands away at the surface and then spray it with a slurry of kaolin. The pieces are finally fired in stoneware temperature, about 1250°. Gorgeous pieces, dont you think?

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Cool Wallpaper

Swedish Designer Hanna Wernings wallpaper-posters can be used either as wallpaper (if you buy as many poster sheets you need to cover a certain area) or just as a single print poster. You can find the wallpaper-posters in Brooklyn, NY: at Rare Device.

Monday, March 06, 2006

Pappelina from Sweden

The Swedish company Pappelina founded by Lina Rickardsson from Dalarna designs and manufactures unique, modern rugs in plastic and linen. Her carpets has a very high quality with high density and stability. The plastic is repellent to dust, dirt and water. Not to mention its very high UV-resistant. The Pappelina collection has recently increased with oilcloths and plaids. You can buy them at Just Scandinavian.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

The Savoy Vase Anniversary

2006 is the year when the Eskimo Woman’s Leather Breeches Vase (Eskimonaisen nahkahousut), later known as the Savoy Vase and nowadays simply as the Aalto Vase, turns 70. To celebrate this Iittala has extended the collection with new designs inspired by his original idea. The new models are only available during the anniversary year of 2006. This one is my personal favourite!
I just love the petrol blue color.

Kaiku Latte Mugs

This new latte mug from the famous Finnish brand Marimekko is called Kaiku and presents a traditional Finnish birch forest scene in a new, delicate and lyrical version. Made by designer Maija Louekari. Buy them at Designonline.

Maze International spring 2006

Swedish company Maze International wants to change the world. Pretentious words, but on the other hand - why not? To change things is to question things and they seek new possibilities through innovations in both function and design. "Wire Tree" is one of several new products presented in the spring collection of 2006.