Sunday, September 21, 2008

Marcus Palmqvist in Rodeo

The latest issue of Swedish magazine Rodeo has a fashion report with beautifully poetic photos by Marcus Palmqvist, one of the artists of our gallery Andyland. Styling by Naomi Itkes.

Rosendal's Garden

I spent my day at beautiful Rosendal’s Garden. It’s an open garden with flowers, biodynamically grown vegetables, more than hundred apple trees, wine garden, rose garden, plant shop, bakery, café…

Lunch at Junibacken

Junibacken is the name of the children's books writer Astrid Lindgren's museum in Stockholm. The name comes from the home of one of Astrid Lindgren's most loved characters: Madicken. This Saturday I was invited to lunch at the real Junibacken; Järsta outside Uppsala. It belongs to friends of my parents and has been in same family for six generations. During two summers in the 70's they rented it out to the film company producing Madicken. The garden and the house with details and furniture from the 1860's are simply gorgeous.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Florence Montmare

I have written about this fabulous artist/photographer in an earlier post. Florence Montmare was born in Vienna, Austria and raised in Stockholm by Greek and Swedish parents. She has found her base in New York City and her fine art work has been exhibited in USA, Canada, Sweden, France and Belgium. Her images are so full of tenderness and curiosity and have an extraordinary fragile beauty.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

DM Accessories

The Swedish wallpaper company DecorMaison has launched a playful collection where motives of furniture, dresses, pots, jewellery, shoes and hats give character to the room.


Nina Jobs has designed the carafe/vase Barbara for Design House Stockholm. The coloured round crystal ball doubles as a top and a tactile ball that can be placed under the vase to add some colour.

Lace love

I've always found lace a bit tacky but Prada's aw 08 collection has completely changed my mind. Lace is cool and elegant and very desirable!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Week-end in Åre

And we stayed at Fjällgården, a perfectly lovely hotel with plenty of fireplaces, fabulous views and beautiful rooms.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Textile sculptures by Diana Orving

The fabulously talented 23-year old Swedish designer Diana Orving showed her spring/summer 09 collection during Stockholm Fashion Week a couple of weeks ago. The designer also works with textile sculptures in beautiful organic shapes. Above some photos by New York based photographer Florence Montmare of Diana around her textile creations. The location is my old apartment this summer just after I had moved out .

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Alexander Wang's studio

California-born designer Alexander Wang launched his first full women's collection in 2007, selling internationally to over 150 boutiques and retail stores. 24 year-old Alexander's beautiful studio is located in New York City's lower east side. Images from The Selby via .v.