Archive for November, 2007
Nordic Light is a modern, still traditional shaped, turnable candlestick in wood with seven or four “arms”. Available in three colors. Perfect as Christmas or Thanksgiving decoration for your window or table. Design Jonas Grundell Design House Stockholm.
Orrefors art glass is divided in two groups: Unique, of which only one copy is made, and Limited, which is made in limited editions. All art glass is signed with the size of the edition, and editions of 60 or less copies are personally signed by the designer.
Orrefors produces everything from functional art glass series in clean forms to more sculptural and expressful objects Limited edition. Limited is among the most experimental work Orrefors has to offer. It allows the designers to test and develop different techniques to the full extent of the glassmaker´s great craftmanship. Uncompromising objects for a few lucky owners.
The HELENA tea service is crafted in stainless steel and porcelain and consists of a tea pot with a volume of 1.3L. The tea pot also comes with a porcelain lid and a porcelain coaster for easy serving and protecting the surface on which it sits. The HELENA tea tin has a lid in white porcelain. Can contain 100g of tea. Design for Georg Jensen.
A survivor, the cross symbol was seldom seen in the design world before Pia Wallén introduced her Crux blanket in 1991. Pia was touched by the idéa of hope that the cross blanket represented and was inspired to design her own during the Kuwait war. In Swedish folkart tradition, the cross is a strong symbol for hope, a meeting point of heaven and earth and has remained an important symbol for Pia Wallén during her career. Produced by a small family company in Sweden, using the finest wool. The weaving process is crafted with traditional weaving machines which make the fine border and it’s felted using the traditional Scandinavian methods. The blanket is made in a limited edition, and new colours are introduced each year. This collectors item is represented at various museums.
What if you could create a flag representative of your tastes and mixed heritage? Enter We Are Multicolored, a brilliant collaboration between Matthew Brown, Jeremy Hutchison and Joe Marianek. Their D-I-Y flag website aims to promote awareness about the contemporary immigrant experience, and was made for the Lower East Side Tenement Museum’s Digital Artists in Residence Program. Fellas, we salute you!
Put a nut (any type of nut will do) in the metal bowl and give it a firm blow with the hammer. The polsihed metal bowl made by Eva Solo rests on shock-absorbent rubber, so the blow won’t be transmitting to the underlying surface. And what’s the hammer mad of? Walnut, of course.
Spice up the traditional table setting with some contemporary pieces this Christmas. This beautiful candelabra from Danish design company Menu is plated with new silver and will look great on your dinner table. Height 22 cm. Design Chalres Wilson.
Swedish textile company Spira Inredning from Borås keeps launching trendy new fabrics and products for the contemporary home. This fall you can find several things to flavour your home with for the upcoming Christmas season. How about some new linen for your table setting, or matching pillows for your couch. Check out their website for more information.