Hi everyone! I know it’s been a bit quiet around here lately, so go check out my brand new blog, 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!
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!
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.
This Starbucks mug was a gift from my husband from when he visited Hong Kong.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?