Hey you! This blog is no longer a blog I actively write therefore there will be no new content written here. BUT if you like what you see, check out my new blog Everyday Grays!

Visit My New Blog: Everyday Grays

Hi everyone! I know it’s been a bit quiet around here lately, so go check out my brand new blog, Everyday Grays!

Everyday Grays

It’s still a work in progress so don’t be too harsh on me! This new blog will be written mostly in finnish, but I will add a short text in english at the end of each post so that all you non-finnish speakers can have an understanding of what’s going on. And the most important thing, DIY projects, will have detailed descriptions in both finnish and english.

Hope you like it! Now go check it out!

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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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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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