Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Josef Frank was not originally from Scandinavia, but his most famous work, is most definitely Scandinavian (born in 1885, lived in Sweden from 1933). For many people across the world, Svenskt Tenn IS Josef Frank. And vice versa.
In Scandinvian Maximalism - a piece of Svenskt Tenn fabric, is almost a staple:
couch, both coffee tables and lighting by Josef Frank / Svenskt Tenn
Non Scandinavian interiors are also drawn towards the classical Swedish design;
last three images from here
In my opinion, Frank is more current than he's ever been, and Svenskt Tenn is setting the rules for modern eclecticism and the Scandinavian Maximalistic movement.
Do you agree?
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
I'm not just pro colorful homes, I'm also pro colorful outfits. Here's some of my spring/summer inspiration.
From Elle Sweden via here
Who said pencil skirts had to look formal?
Image snagged from the lovely Pip Boydell's pinterest account. If you love color, like me, she's a MUST to follow :)
LOVE the dress (must be vintage?) The bag too!
From the fantastic Atlanta Pacific
I already have the skirt, and this was a great new way to style it. Would prob have gone for a less preppy look though :)
Have you prepared the wardrobe for spring yet?
Thursday, April 19, 2012
For a color enthusiast, times are definitely good. I know I would be a happy camper with a knife set lik the one above.
Isn't this Santoku knife out of this world? From here.
This sunbrella, Le Pixel, does not go with our outdoor textiles at all, but it's über hot! It'll remain eye candy for me, but SOMEONE seriously need to grab it - fast!! :)
This is a new spin on the classical chinoiserie blue/white urns, and it's absolutely fantastic! Love the fresh colors. From here. PS - it's hand painted. PPS - It's $125! (not bad at all!!)
Love this bag. LOVE! Can Kate Spade do nothing wrong??
This is on the way to la casa de Thurmann-Hoelseth. Cheap'n'chic! Rainy days will never be the same. From here.
Oh Joy! is a well known blogger, and my fave "pinner", now, she's hand picked a fantabulous selection of tea spoon colors for Leif Shop ! I've been drooling on these (tart server, salad utensils etc) for ages! Get them here.
How fresh would it have been to cook in this pan?? From here.
What's on YOUR spring wish list??
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
I discovered Instagram a little while ago, and I'm hooked!
Me and my number two :)
Work inspiration - planning base fall/winter 2013
I just got a Tom Dixon, and I LOVE HIM!! Head over heels!
Wearing colors today :)
Striped buildings are seriously underrated. After seing this at the "Folkemuseet", I want more. LOTS more. People (architects) need to get back to intricate detailing again. I feel that we're lost in square angles and smooth surfaces exterior wise these days. Don't like it one bit. It can look grand, but certainly NOT HOT ;)
Do you instagram? And if you do, what's your user name?
Follow Scandinavian Chic, my user name is: scandinavianchic (easy one, huh?? ;))
Saturday, April 14, 2012
A big part of my job, is planning the content of base, Fargerike's inspiration magazine. There are no ads, just color inspo, and it's published twice per year, both in print and online.
The cover was all about green - Color of the Year for the Norwegian market
The contributor's favorite palettes (wallpaper, textile and paint)
We visited the magnificent Gloppen Hotel in western Norway is a true gem
We presented four lifestyle trends for 2012
Interesting color combinations
And paint techniques. You can do much with a splash of color
Irina won this shoot through a challenge at NIB
Read the whole magazine HERE, or pick up a free copy at your local Fargerike shop (Norway only)
Huge thanks to the all important contributors, stylists Linda Elmin and Christine Hærra, and photographers Sturla Bakken, Birgit Fauske, Sveinung Braathen and Margrethe Myhrer as well as Futatsu Industries for AD work.
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Monday, April 9, 2012
This has to be the hottest smoke detector I've ever seen in my entire life!
They're sold out, but I'm pretty sure Swedish Designista will get them back in stock at some point.
Hope you've had a wonderful easter :)
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Yellow is a warm color.
A Happy Color
It looks perfect with pink
It's a Welcoming Color
I NEED these pants! (and the purse)
This dress too!
Did I mention that yellow is energetic?
It's like having your own personal little piece of the sun.
A pretty good thought, huh?
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