Saturday, December 29, 2007

Some new wonderful inspiration....minä perhonen

I just love this brand minä perhonen and their clothes and textile and their sense of style....
From their website:
The name of the brand originates in Finnish as the designer sympathized with the lifestyle and the culture of FINLAND; he has traveled many times through northern European countries. "minä" means "I" and "perhonen" is "butterfly," with a wish to make many beautiful designs like those of butterflies' wings. The brand logo signifies "various characters (dots) within oneself (rectangle shape)." Just like the species of butterflies are countless, the designs too continue to increase.

Friday, December 28, 2007

The japanese mountains was impressive...

We went skiing for some days...and it was impressive to leave Tokyo and very soon find snow and high mountains. It wasnt pittorescue though.......but we had a nice time...Now we have new fresh air in our lunghes...

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Soon Christmas..... Merry Christmas to everyone!

My Christmas preparations....

....are nice Saffransbullar in paper and a strange gingerbread house...but it will be decorated with sweets and small marsmellos as snow...maybe it will look nicer...

Monday, December 17, 2007

Charlottes elegant mix in a bohemian style...

I adore the style and the colour that Charlotte Pettersson, interiour responsible at Sköna hem, have in her home. A nice elegant vintage feeling anno 20...for me.
Pictures taken from the December number of Sköna Hem.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Two very talented illustrators...

Ben Newman, UK
Camilla Engman, Sweden

I just add two of my favorites illustrators with some Christmas illustrations.
Now it is only one week left for Christmas...and here it is sunshine everyday. It is difficult to get that swedish Christmas feeling....maybe it will come when we are in the japanese montains...I know there are plenty of snow! I am so exhited!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Discovering Tokyo- Ebisu and Daikanyama.

Store in Ebisu

Tomorrowland, Ebisu

Somewhere in Ebisu

Small monster from Collex

Monster Christmas at Collex

Christmas light...


window at Collex

This is two areas where shopping is really fun (sometimes too expensive) and also lots and lots of nice restaurants and bars. Collex-the designshop have a scandinavian focus.

A very interesting book about the future of Stockholm-it makes you think...

The book is produced by Färgfabriken...and it gives you many different views of what Stockholm can gives you history and future...and it makes you think about how you would like to live your life. It brings up a very important discussion.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Nice accessories from Denmark...

Designer: SÄGEN, Ringe af gamle porcelænsstel - hver er unik.

Brosch, keramiskt smycke, Malene Sherning

Brocher i textil, Designer: SIGNE LYBECK. Brocher i håndtrykt textil

I just discovered this site,where they are selling amazing accessories.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Knitting for Christmas deco...

Mafuyu’s cute green knots, now on display at the
LANVIN en Bleu shop in Omotesando,Tokyo.

I have seen the work of Mafuyu Murakami before as "the Knittted houses", during the designweek. Now I saw an interwiev with her at She is really doing playful things with the yarn and the knitting method. Now she is displaying some of her works in a shopwindow at Omontesando, Tokyo. So now it is time to knit for Christmas...

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Modern Snowqueen....

Art and fashion, costume design and animation - Brazilian Jum Nakao is playful: Either turning his “A costura do invisivel” fashion show into a happening, where his most delicate paper dresses get torn apart. All of his works, for example the paper-made “A costura do invisivel” fashion line , have a playful relationship with the spectator. He wants to get a distance from reality and a connection with the invisible, with people’s imagination, to let them see it from a different perspective - a less realistic one.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

December and still quite warm...

Today we went to a antique/vintage market that was fun to see. Lots of old kimonos, ribbons in all kind of colours and old Buddha statues and more and more.... Inspiration, inspiration..... Its hard to have a real Christmas feeling here when its still so warm outside...but now we are hitting towards Christmas....