Easy Tin Can Candle

Diy easy tin can candle

Sometimes inspiration hits you suddenly. When I had just made myself a tuna salad, I happened to glimpse over to the empty tuna tin can. I thought “Oh, that actually looks nice!”. I had to try the tin can with a candle right away (so soon, I hadn’t even washed it yet.. oops). After i washed it properly and put the candle in, I thought it needed something. So I cut a piece of washi tape to give it some decoration. There, done!

Diy easy tin can candle

Diy easy tin can candleEasy! I think it looks quite nice. :)

 

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Touch of Red

I’m not usually a fan of bright colors in home decor but after I spotted this cute vintage tin can at a thrift store, I’ve had an eye for bright red. It looks great with black and white.

red vintage tin can

Red Starbucks mug

This Starbucks mug was a gift from my husband from when he visited Hong Kong.

patterned ribbons in wooden spools

These lovely patterned ribbons in cute wooden spools are from a fabric store chain in Finland. White, black and red. Such a classic combination, don’t you think!

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Tulips

Sometimes flowers are most beautiful when they are not fresh anymore. They have more character, more texture. Lovely!

Tulips

Tulips

Tulips

Tulips

I love flowers at home… I should really buy them more. These tulips were a lovely gift from a guest.

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Stockholm Furniture Fair | My Favorites

I thought I’d share a bit more of the things I saw in Stockholm Furniture Fair. In the Greenhouse area, which is meant for design schools, small design companies and young designers, had the best new ideas. I noticed that in this area I was more focused in the new products and ideas whereas in the other halls which featured bigger well-known companies, I was more interested in the fair stands and their presentation, than the actual products.

Here I gathered a few new products from the Greenhouse area that I liked the most.

Will by Lith Lith Lundin

I thought that this Will chair by Lith Lith Lundin had an interesting shape. It’s very basic, but the way those wood pieces are used gives a nice texture. It also looks different from different angles. To find out more, go to their website www.lithlithlundin.se.

Linen Stool by Inger Steinnes

Linen Stool by Inger Steinnes

This Linen Stool by Inger Steinnes was one of my favorites. It’s very simple but it uses offcuts from leather production, so it’s very ecological. I love the texture it creates, and it’s actually surprisingly soft to sit on. You can see more of her work here on her website: www.ingersteinnes.com.

Mildred by Monique Consentino

This Mildred stool by Monique Consentino had a simple but clever idea. Using the blanket as a seat cushion when it’s not needed is a nice idea. You can see her work on her website www.monq.dk.

W77 by Louise Tot

W77 by Louise Tot

This clever stool, named W77, was in the same schools fair stand than the previous Mildred stool. Teko Design and Business University had a very nice fair stand and you can see more of their products from here. W77 is designed by Louise Tot and it functions both as a stool and an exercise equipment for balance training. I like how it is multifunctional AND looks good. See more information about it from her website www.oomi.dk.

Oslo National Academy of the Arts - Fair stand

I realized that all of my favorites until now were chairs or stools. Tells a lot about my studies as a furniture student! :) But this last one was very different from everything else, I had to show it. Olso National Academy of the Arts had a very different stand this year. Their idea was not to show real furniture but to make an art installation which had video and audio of the students sharing their ideas about design. I didn’t understand anything about the video, but the stand had such an amazingly cool copper floor that I had to include it here. It gives nice warmth, texture and character to the other white fair stand. How cool is that? :)

What do you think of these new designs?

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Stockholm Furniture Fair

Hello there! It’s been too long since my last post (over a month!!). I’ve been so busy at school and the  blog has been pushed aside until now.

Here’s a peek of what I’ve been up to the last two months:

Stockholm Furniture Fair - Aalto University fair stand

Stockholm Furniture Fair - Aalto University fair stand

I was part of the team designing and building the fair stand of Aalto University for Stockholm Furniture Fair. We chose to exhibit our steel chairs in a black stand on a lit black box with an acrylic top. Very dramatic and minimalistic. :)

Stockholm Furniture Fair - Aalto University fair stand

I’m currently studying in Aalto University of Arts, Design and Architecture in Master studies, first year. Our first assignment last autumn was to design and make a general purpose metal chair. We could only use three type on steel material: 10x10mm pipe, 10x20mm pipe and 4mm steel rod. All of these are very weak materials as is, so we had to figure out how to make a chair out of them that is sturdy and stable.

Stockholm Furniture Fair - Aalto University fair stand, Reki metal chair by Minni Sirelä

My chair design was very simple and modern. The basic idea is to cross the steel rods to form the seat and the back and then put it in a very simple steel frame. We made the chairs ourselves with some welding help from our workshop masters and then chromed the finished chairs. They really stand out in the fair since most of the things on show were made of wood.

Stockholm Furniture Fair - Aalto University fair stand, Reki metal chair by Minni Sirelä

Stockholm Furniture Fair - Aalto University fair stand, Reki metal chair by Minni SireläIf you are around Stockholm area, you can still see our stand on Friday tomorrow and on Saturday in the Greenhouse in Stockholm’s Fair Centre.

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I am Minni, an industrial designer and furniture design student from Finland with a passion for design, decor, and DIY. In this blog I will share my DIY projects and more. Feel free to comment, I would love to hear your thoughts!

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