Thursday, May 28, 2009

Svenskt Tenn

The eighty years old Svenskt Tenn store in Stockholm has a really interesting story.
Founders, Estrid Ericson and designer Josef Frank had a clear vision about the shop design philosophy. Josef Frank once said: "There’s nothing wrong with mixing old and new, with combining different furniture styles, colours and patterns. Anything that is in your taste will automatically fuse to form an entire relaxing environment. A home does not need to be planned down to the smallest detail or contrived.; it should be an amalgamation of the things that its owner loves and feels at home with.”

Mary Temple

Top image from the South West Corner exhibition; second image from the Light Installation Series: Extended Afternoon, Phase 3, latex paint on existing architecture, hardwood planks, wood stain, varnish, 17 x 24 x 23.5 in (installation view at the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT, 2006)
A friend described to me the works of Mary Temple, artist.
It sounded very intriguing so I checked her web.........wauuuuuuuuu
How could happend that I discovered this artist only now?!
Beautiful concepts, sculptures and light installations.
I dream of one of her installation for my next house.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Browsing through some magazines I read about Forchettadestra. This is the Food Design Studio of Italian designer Maddalena Prini, now based in the NL. The name means "right fork" in Italian. Maddalena offers a completely new prospective and innovative design products related to food. Have a look at her events and products portfolio, you will be inspired!!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Gesine Hackenberg

I have just discovered the sweet and beautiful jewellery pieces by Gesine Kackenberg. Gesine says about her pieces: "I’m fascinated with this aspect of personal preciousness that I observe in relation to all kinds of belongings. Especially such objects that usually seem to find a place quite close and near to the body. I like exploring the ways in which such a connection to us and our body manifest themselves."

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Gael Selwood

I do not know what it is, but I am in a kind of "botanical & horticultural" state of mind. Here the beautiful work of Gael Sellwood, teacher and illustrator.

Friday, May 15, 2009


The new showroom of Fornasetti was openend in Milan, last April. I could pay a visit to the space and to the exhibition of the work of this great italian painter, sculptor and interior decorator of the 20th century. Now his son Barnaba is continuing the Fornasetti vision, definetely a place to visit if you are in Mlan.

Thursday, May 14, 2009


Valente, Milan
Hi I am back, finally!!!
Milan International Furniture Show was interesting, but there were definetely much less visitors and crazy openings then last years.
See my selection about the most interesting stuff below.
Then I was busy with some personal projects, so here I am again, happy to take notes about what I see around in design land, I hope you will have time to visit me. Anna

Milan - Senseware Tokyo Fiber

Blown-Fabric, highly thermoplastic nonwoven fabric, designer Nendo, provided by Asahi Kasei Fibers Corp.
Time of Moss, biodegradable 3D material, designer Makoto Azuma, provided by Unitika Ltd.
Seed of Love, triaxial woven fabric, Melset fiber and T.W.F. fabric, designer Ross Lovegrove, provided by Sakase Adtech Co.
Breathhair material, 3D spring structure, designer Yasuhiro Suzuki, provided by Toyobo Co.
SMASH highly thermoplastic nonwoven fabric, designer Mintdesign, provided by Asahi Kasei Fibers Corp.