Jaime Hayon designed this sofa, named Vico (after the designers son), for Cassina. After researching the heritage of Italian design and by studying Cassina’s archives from 1950’s and 60’s he designed this retro:ish sofa in a contemporary context.
The result is a sofa (and an armchair) with fluid lines that will grace any home.
Nature is the best designer and creates outstanding designs.
If I ever am to have a meltdown, this is the one I want, need, am asking for…
Johan Lindsten has created new versions of his Meltdown lamp. I loved the original one. I love these. Lindsten is a talented designer whom I really admire. Check out more of his work here
Pictures from the Johan Lindsten website www.lindstenform.com
Japan. The Land Of Style.
How about this stylish bag that I found in a clothes shop:
The Lunch Man. Made of textile materials and leather strap.
Naoto Fukusawa designed this watch for Issey Miyake. It is called “Twelve”. A beauty in sleek:ness.
Fukusawa has designed a world of wonderful, sleek, inventive objects. Look at this shoe box
Read more about Naoto Fukasawa here.
Baggu is having a sale. And what makes me jump of joy is that my fave leather Pouch and Baggu is on sale. Orchid. Lovely color. Happy color. The pouch was $40. Now $28. The leather Baggu was $160. Now $112. It is practically a steal.
The pouches I have I use for anything and everything. It either holds all my chords for the computer that I lug around or my makeup. Sometimes it is my clutch and other times I have my dog’s small stuff that I carry with me (you know, dog candy, dog bags, the clicker etc.). And it always works.
My leather Baggus are my spring/summer purses. Love’m all. And when it comes to the regular Baggus it holds-it-all when grocery shopping. Baggus is versatile to say the least.
The Baggu Fan of all times
Pics from Baggus website
When in Budapest, don’t miss WAMP. WAMP is a community event/design fair that takes place twice a month (on Sundays) in a beautiful building on Váci utca during winter and outdoors at Erzébet tér during summer.
WAMP is a hub for emerging Hungarian designers and presents them with an opportunity to show, and sell, their work.
WAMP has two “legs” (if you will) – design and gastro. The Gastro part is –as the name reveals – anything “edible” i.e. jams, chocolate, bread, wine, spirits, oils, sweets, cakes etc. Important for the gastro section is that all fine food is nicely packaged, organic and served in style (oh, it also contains cool kitchenwares – not edible really, but handy when making all these nice gastronomical stuff in your own kitchen.
Keep up with the dates and places for WAMP here
When you want to visit WAMP (among other things because there is sooo much more to see and do in Budapest – DMKA will keep you posted)
it is a good idea to stay at a cosy hotel with beautiful design in the central parts of Pest. We would like to recommend Estilo Fashion Hotel, right at Váca utca
Estilo Fashion Hotel
Váci utca 83
Keep your eyes on Rum21. December 10th was their release date for lovely illustrations by talented Lovisa Burfitt residing in Paris, France. The Swedish born artist has once more collaborated with Rum21. The first collection of prints sold out in a couple of hours last fall. So if you fancy some fantastic prints, act now.
Limited edition. Six different motifs. The prints are sold exclusively at www.rum21.se from December 10th at 4 p.m. Swedish time. The price is SEK 995 per piece.
Pictures styled by Pella Hedeby
Photographer: Kristofer Johnson
Drip Tease teapot in gold from Reiko Kaneko –
British-Japanese designer Reiko Kaneko wants to prove that the fine bone china industry has moved on from its twee reputation. Her world is not of 18th century figurines but of modern shapes that are typically witty or simple, Japanese inspired forms.
The influence of Kaneko’s early childhood spent in Japan is apparent in her ceramic tableware forms. After studying at Central St Martins, she established her design studio in London’s East End in 2007.
Her collections are often produced by combining 3D modeling programs with centuries-old expertise from makers in Stoke-on-Trent, England. Kaneko is passionate about her production being based in this city that’s known world-wide as the traditional home of pottery and, though much of the production has moved abroad in recent decades, there is still a vibrant hub of industry that Kaneko is keen to bring to the forefront of modern ceramic design.
Info from Reiko Kaneko’s webpage
Drip Tease by Reiko Kaneko
Scandinavian and Japanese form has a lot in common. It is sleek, “less-is-more”-ish and it is really hard to resist. The Stepped Bowl by Reiko Kaneko is a great example. And I truly adore the white.
Stepped bowl by Reiko Kaneko
I love bucket bags.
I had a bucket bag once, that I bought in Africa. I used it until it almost fell apart. And then it was used, and still is, some more by my daughter. To this day, it is still around. But I feel that it just might be time to get another beloved bucket bag. And I fancy this Mansur Gavriel bucket bag. I fancy it a lot.
BLACK WITH FLAMMA
ITALIAN VEGETABLE TANNED LEATHER BUCKET BAG WITH SLEEK, INTERIOR COLORED RESIN COATING AND DETACHABLE WALLET. ADJUSTABLE STRAP.
12.25” H X 10” W X 6” D
Swedish Grace is one of my favorite tablewear designs. It is so discreet, subtle yet it stands its grounds year after year. Designers are Swedish Louise Adelborg and Pia Törnell for Rörstrand. Check it out here
Not long ago I told my parents that I am collecting the Swedish Grace. They went blank. And looked at eachother with that … look. And told me that we used to have a LOT of Swedish Grace in the 60-ies. But they threw it away. Got tired of it.
G.o.t. t.i.r.e.d. o.f. i.t.! I’m just saying. Well, I say no more really.
Love the all white. When you arrange the food on these plates its colors comes to life in a very special way since the tablewear does not overcrowd the lovely colors of the ingredients. This is truly art.
More Swedish Grace products here