At our recent visit to Milan Design Week we couldn’t help but to notice that a lot of designers seemed to have found inspiration from architecture and constructions. Among the furnitures we got glimpses of building sites, pylons and construction cranes.
Milan Design Week left our heads buzzing with impressions, ideas and inspiration. Now that we have gathered our thoughts, the most striking and lasting impression was contrast. Contrasts between old/new. Polished and rugged. Minimalistic and maximalistic. Technological and traditional craftsmanship. The most vivid example is perhaps the exhibition at Museo Bagatti Valsecchi, curated by Rossana Orlandi.
Right now it’s hard to open a magazine, blog or pinterest without seeing pineapples, bananas and other fruitastic details. Most of all we love this pattern Jugend goes Bananas by Linn Warme.
We are back home from a great furniture fair and Milan Design Week. While we’re gathering our thoughts, enjoy these inspirational pictures.
Visiting the illustrator Rebecca Elfast in her studio/home in Gothenburg to talk about pigments, wallpaper and how she maintains her creative flow.
A while ago we visited the Stockholm Furniture Fair and found this smile-inducing ballon lamp. Balloon Lamp 3050 is designed for Estiluz by Francesc.
Today we stumbled upon these awesome greeting cards from Sapling Press. The two cards come from a project where the webpage dearblankpleaseblank.com was made into stationery form.
We love this pincushion inspired sofa made by the Hungarian designer Demeter Fogarasis. The pins go all the way through the seat and form both legs and backrest. Clever and humoristic without loosing style.
When me and my coworker Johanna visited Stockholm Furniture Fair a while ago we stopped by Kasthall’s display of carpets and rugs. (It was so nice that we had to stop by once more at the Milan Furniture Fair).
Pictures from Stockholm Furniture Fair
Our 1000th wallpaper order was just sent out. We celebrate this milestone by adding a little surprise to the shipment. Perhaps just in time for New Years eve.