Monday, October 29, 2007
I got the red swallow necklace for my birthday and I like it so much. It’s perfect for all my black clothes. The necklace is from the jewellery shop Tatty Devine. They have two shops in London but can also be found in over 100 stockists worldwide. Tatty Devine makes funny and quirky accessories which are sometimes a bit silly but so charming. Take a look at their webshop to see more of their products.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Henrik Markhede’s “Stockholm Themes 4” is the cover image of the book “Den globala staden” (The global city) by Ulf Stahre (The publishing house Atlas). Stockholm Themes 4 is one of the artworks at Andyland, our web gallery.
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Being a person with absolutely no sense of direction I especially appreciate the idéa of a compass necklace. But there are many more cute and fun pieces available in LeeAnn Herreid's online store. LeeAnn Herreid studied Jewellery & Light Metal at the Rhode Island School of Design. She graduated in 1991 and two years later she founded her company, Individual Icons. Her work is now available in galleries and museum shops throughout the US and abroad.
Pierre Olofsson 1980, Danderyds Sjukhus
Per Olof Ultvedt 1975, T-Centralen
Maria Ängquist Klyvare 1996, Vårberg
Jörgen Fogelquist 1957-1962, T-Centralen
Ragnhild Alexandersson 1994, Gubbängen
Ever since the Stockholm metro was inaugurated in the 1950:s, artists and sculptors have been commissioned to work together with the architects and engineers to make the lower world beautiful. Today the art exhibition is the world’s longest, more exactly 110 km. So far, around 140 artists have created artwork for Stockholm’s subway and another 200 have participated with temporary features.
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Monday, October 15, 2007
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
This poster by graphic designers Bold Faces made me decide in two seconds to buy tickets to the show Mapei and Scotty the Blue Bunny. Scott Grabell is a burlesque artist from NYC who describes the blue bunny not as a character but as a hyper identity - him but just a little bit more. He was invited to Sweden by some people from Riksteatern, Sweden's national touring theatre, who on a trip to New York last year watched a show with a tall male baby blue bunny and fell in love. They introduced him to freestyle rap artist Mapei and that was the beginning of a wonderful friendship and a stage cooperation. The première of this glamour-see the light-don’t fear the dark-electro-disco-soul show is tomorrow at Kägelbanan in Stockholm.
Helena Hörstedt is a rising star on the Swedish fashion scene. The label was created after her graduation from Beckmans School of Design, Stockholm, in 2004 and centres around handmade garments with an emphasis on structures, techniques, advanced details and classic tailoring. All her creations are black and she really shows black doesn’t have to be boring (if anyone thought so). Everything is handmade and of course expensive, but every garment is like a piece of art.
Monday, October 8, 2007
Miuccia Prada tells Style.com that for Miu Miu's Spring 2008 collection she was thinking about "life as theater, and all the clichés of how people represent themselves in the world." Swedish illustrator Liselotte Watkins was contacted when the design team discovered her illustrations in a book and wanted them for fabrics. In an interview for Swedish Rodeo magazine she says that the collaboration started only ten days before the show, and that she was convinced it wouldn't work out since the time was so tight. But it did - and now seven of her fashionista portraits can be seen on the French maid/Playboy Bunny style super short dresses. Images from Style.com
Sunday, October 7, 2007
Ulrika and I had a fun Friday night starting with a drink with Emma from Emmas designblogg, and Danielle from Style Files and Holly from Decor8 who are in Stockholm this week-end. We then continued to the release party for a book by one of our new artists, Marcus Nyblom. The book Skissbok "sketch book" contains comics and drawings from the last three years. We have chosen four of the cool drawings for our shop.
Friday, October 5, 2007
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Swedish Patrik Fredriksson and British Ian Stallard began their collaboration in 1995 and have since then become internationally recognized for their avant-garde design. The success was a fact when in 2005 they started their joint practice FredriksonStallard and moved into a large studio and gallery in East London. Their conceptual work is sought after by collectors all over the world.