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Inspired by Imagination
Photography by Tommaso Sartori
 

Inspired by Surrealist art which sought to release the creative potential of the unconscious mind – this week features work by the amazing Italian photographer Tommaso Sartori whose dark, enigmatic imagery draws you in and captures the imagination.

Photography by Tommaso Sartori
 
Photography by Tommaso Sartori
 
Photography by Tommaso Sartori
Photography by Tommaso Sartori
 
FÉLIX LABISSE (1905 - 1982) LA MAIN | Sotheby’s | The Sleep of Reason | A Private Collection of Surrealist Art Online
 
 

FÉLIX LABISSE (1905 - 1982)
LA MAIN

A Private Collection of Surrealist Art Online at Sotheby’s

 
 
Photography by Tommaso Sartori
FEDERICO CASTELLÓN (1914 - 1971) LA ALMA ENCAJADA CON UNA VÍCTIMA DE UN LOBO (THE SOUL IMPRISONED WITH A VICTIM OF A WOLF) | Sotheby’s | The Sleep of Reason | A Private Collection of Surrealist Art Online
 
 

FEDERICO CASTELLÓN (1914 - 1971)
LA ALMA ENCAJADA CON UNA VÍCTIMA DE UN LOBO (THE SOUL IMPRISONED WITH A VICTIM OF A WOLF)

A Private Collection of Surrealist Art Online at Sotheby’s

 
Photography by Tommaso Sartori
 
Photography by Tommaso Sartori
 
Photography by Tommaso Sartori
GIORGIO DE CHIRICO (1888 - 1978)  RIPOSO PRESSO LE CORRENTI DELL'EGEO  | Sotheby’s | The Sleep of Reason | A Private Collection of Surrealist Art Online
 
 

GIORGIO DE CHIRICO (1888 - 1978)
RIPOSO PRESSO LE CORRENTI DELL'EGEO

A Private Collection of Surrealist Art Online at Sotheby’s

 
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Photography by Tommaso Sartori
Photography by Tommaso Sartori
 
Photography by Tommaso Sartori
 
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MARCEL JEAN (1900 - 1994)
LE PHENIX

A Private Collection of Surrealist Art Online at Sotheby’s

Photography by Tommaso Sartori
 
 
MAN RAY (1890 - 1976)  CADEAU  | Sotheby’s | The Sleep of Reason | A Private Collection of Surrealist Art Online
 

MAN RAY (1890 - 1976)
CADEAU

A Private Collection of Surrealist Art Online at Sotheby’s

 

The Sleep of Reason: A Private Collection of Surrealist Art Online at Sotheby’s
ONLINE BIDDING CLOSES: 20 May 2019 | 12:00 PM EDT

 
 

Photography Courtesy of Sotheby’s

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Photography Courtesy of Tommaso Sartori

Cabin Typology
Cozy retreat in the Catskills, Upstate New York by Paris-based Corpus Studio
 

This cozy retreat in the Catskills, Upstate New York brings the look and feel of a tiny nature cabin into an elegant, contemporary home. Designed by Paris-based Corpus Studio with materials and textures chosen for the finishes and furniture that intentionally juxtapose the old against the new; the rough against the smooth; the comfortable against the austere.

The house exemplifies local artisan work, often hand-crafted with great care and attention to detail.

 
Cozy retreat in the Catskills, Upstate New York by Paris-based Corpus Studio
Fardos Lounge Chair by Ricardo Fasanello, 1968

Fardos Lounge Chair by Ricardo Fasanello, 1968

Cozy retreat in the Catskills, Upstate New York by Paris-based Corpus Studio
Taraxacum Cocoon pendant by Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni for Flos, 1960s

Taraxacum Cocoon Pendant by Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni for Flos, 1960s

Fritz Baumann Hocker Stools

Fritz Baumann Hocker Stool

Cozy retreat in the Catskills, Upstate New York by Paris-based Corpus Studio

Returning to the principle cabin typology, the central and quintessential gathering spot of this cabin is the fireplace; it is designed as a glorified pit, featuring a ceramic suspended smoke canopy, resembling the buttressed trunk of a great forest tree.

Crystallization Vase by Lukas Wegwerth

Crystallization Vase by Lukas Wegwerth

Cozy retreat in the Catskills, Upstate New York by Paris-based Corpus Studio
Cozy retreat in the Catskills, Upstate New York by Paris-based Corpus Studio
 
Urushi Lacquer Stool by Max Lamb

Urushi Lacquer Stool by Max Lamb

Cozy retreat in the Catskills, Upstate New York by Paris-based Corpus Studio
Deer Antler Wind Chime by Obsidian Windchimes

Deer Antler Wind Chime by Obsidian Windchimes at Sunny’s Pop, Catskills

Cozy retreat in the Catskills, Upstate New York by Paris-based Corpus Studio
Cobweb Broom by Geoffrey Fisher from Sunny’s Pop

Cobweb Broom by Geoffrey Fisher from Sunny’s Pop, Catskills

Cozy retreat in the Catskills, Upstate New York by Paris-based Corpus Studio
Cozy retreat in the Catskills, Upstate New York by Paris-based Corpus Studio
 
 
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Pillar Side Table in Oak by Ben & Aja Blanc

Roly Poly Chair by Faye Toogood

Roly Poly Chair by Faye Toogood

Cozy retreat in the Catskills, Upstate New York by Paris-based Corpus Studio

Dining Room with Roly Poly Chair by Faye Toogood & Study Room Chair by Bahk Jong Su for Seomi International

 

Photos Courtesy of Corpus Studio

Casa Azul
 
La Casa Azul – Photo Courtesy of Danae Santibáñez
 
 

The Frida Kahlo Museum, better known as “Casa Azul” (Blue House) is located in the center of Mexico City. The house acquired by her parents, originally a white structure – was painted in an intense blue color known as “Kahlo Blue" after Frida started using it as her residence and art studio.

 
 
La Casa Azul – Photo Courtesy of Danae Santibáñez
La Casa Azul – Photo Courtesy of Danae Santibáñez
 
 
La Casa Azul – Photo Courtesy of Danae Santibáñez
 
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Truss Woven Tote Bag

Inspired by Traditional Mexican Market Totes – Handwoven in Oaxaca by Truss

Pirámide del Patio. Photo Courtesy of Danae Santibáñez
 
 
Pre Hispanic Art – Photo Courtesy of Danae Santibáñez
 
Nickolas Muray (American, born Hungary 1892-1965)  Frida on Bench , 1939

Nickolas Muray (American, born Hungary 1892-1965) Frida on Bench, 1939

 
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Artisanal Tiara Tata Frida by Nannacay

“Kahlo Blue” Photo Courtesy of Danae Santibáñez

“Kahlo Blue”

 
La Casa Azul - Image by Cortesía de Danae Santibáñez
 
 
Arrangement by Ingrid Carozzi of Tin Can Studios

Arrangement by Ingrid Carozzi of Tin Can Studios

 
Flower Arrangement by Ingrid Carozzi of Tin Can Studios – Workshop & Masterclass in Mexico City at La Casa Azul

Flower Arrangement by Ingrid Carozzi of Tin Can Studios – Workshop & Masterclass in Mexico City at Casa Azul

 
 
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Lola Alvarez-Bravo, (Mexican 1907-1993) Frida Kahlo (with dog), Circa 1944

 

Brooklyn Museum: Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving Through May 12, 2019

Photography Courtesy of Danae Santibáñez

 
Land of The Long White Cloud
Scrubby Bay House | Residential Farmhouse Design by Patterson Associates
 

This residential farmhouse is set as the centre piece of a remote, symmetrical and thundering surf beach. It is sited on one of New Zealand’s iconic coastal sheep and cattle stations on the South Island – accessed only by helicopter or by farm track. Designed for an expatriate owner by Patterson Associates.

This week also features Toni Brogan, a New Zealand artist based in New York with a studio in the Catskills, where she creates soft, sculptural works in the woven medium.

Aotearoa is the Maori name for the country of New Zealand. The literal translation of Aotearoa is Land of The Long White Cloud.

 
Scrubby Bay House | Residential Farmhouse Design by Patterson Associates
Scrubby Bay House | Residential Farmhouse Design by Patterson Associates
Soft Sculpture Woven Art by Toni Brogan
 

Soft Sculpture Woven Art by Toni Brogan

 
Scrubby Bay House | Residential Farmhouse Design by Patterson Associates
Scrubby Bay House | Residential Farmhouse Design by Patterson Associates
Soft Sculpture Woven Art by Toni Brogan
 

Soft Sculpture Woven Art by Toni Brogan

 
A 19th Century Maori Woven Flax & Feather Kete

A 19th Century Maori Woven Flax & Feather Kete

Scrubby Bay House | Residential Farmhouse Design by Patterson Associates
Scrubby Bay House | Residential Farmhouse Design by Patterson Associates
Scrubby Bay House | Residential Farmhouse Design by Patterson Associates
 
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Sans [ceuticals] Without Harmful Ingredients by New Zealand Hair & Beauty Icon Lucy Vincent
 

Sans [ceuticals] Without Harmful Ingredients by New Zealand Hair & Beauty Icon Lucy Vincent

 
Scrubby Bay House | Residential Farmhouse Design by Patterson Associates
Soft Sculpture Woven Art by Toni Brogan

Soft Sculpture Woven Art by Toni Brogan

 
Scrubby Bay House | Residential Farmhouse Design by Patterson Associates
 

Photos courtesy of Simon DeVitt & Stephen Goodenough via Pattersson Associates
Soft Sculpture Woven Art by
Toni Brogan

Desert Dust
Arizona Desert House by D U S T
 

This off-grid house rests in the vast and remote seemingly endless desert landscape of Southern Arizona. Designed by studio D U S T with borrowed cues from vernacular desert architecture with walls made of volcanic residue – known as "lava-crete".

New York-based textile artist Kiva Motnyk of Thompson Street Studio creates experimental textiles and intricate patchworks. The stunning one-of-a-kind pieces in this story are made using natural dying and vintage fabrics – reinventing the tradition of the American quilt.

 
Arizona Desert House by D U S T
 
 
Arizona Desert House by D U S T
Sundial Quilt by Thompson Street Studio

Sundial Quilt by Thompson Street Studio

Arizona Desert House by D U S T
 
 
Arizona Desert House by D U S T
Braided Woven Pillow by Thompson Street Studio

Braided Woven Pillow by Thompson Street Studio

Arizona Desert House by D U S T
Arizona Desert House by D U S T
 
Dodge City Hat by Hopper

Dodge City Hat by Hopper

Line Quilt Rust by Thompson Street Studio

Line Quilt Rust by Thompson Street Studio

Arizona Desert House by D U S T
Arizona Desert House by D U S T
Line Quilt Blue by Thompson Street Studio

Line Quilt Blue by Thompson Street Studio

Arizona Desert House by D U S T
Essential Ring by Pamela Love

Essential Ring by Pamela Love

 
Arizona Desert House by D U S T
Arc Quilt Pastel by Thompson Street Studio

Arc Quilt Pastel by Thompson Street Studio

Arizona Desert House by D U S T
 

Photos courtesy of D U S T

Special Thanks to Kiva Motnyk at Thompson Street Studio

Verdure
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Located in Sri Lanka, K House is a secluded beach front villa surrounded by lush greenery and breath-taking views designed by Copenhagen-based Norm Architects. This soft, minimal space creates the backdrop for New York-based illustrator Sara Singh's strikingly fluid watercolor and ink drawings of tropical verdure.

 
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Aloe Vera Illustration by Sara Singh

Aloe Vera Illustration by Sara Singh

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Stinky Fruit Illustration by Sara Singh

Stinky Fruit Illustration by Sara Singh

 
 
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Scraggly Illustration by Sara Singh

Scraggly Illustration by Sara Singh

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Rosa Sandals by ATP Atelier

Rosa Sandals by ATP Atelier

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Elephant Ear Illustration by Sara Singh

Elephant Ear Illustration by Sara Singh

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Leaves Illustration by Sara Singh

Leaves Illustration by Sara Singh

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Photos courtesy of Norm Architects

Illustrations by Sara Singh and you can also find her here

Isaac Mizrahi | Sui Generis
 

A tribute to the visionary American fashion designer, performer and entrepreneur Isaac Mizrahi, who is releasing his new book I.M.: A Memoir today – and for whom I am very fortunate to have worked for. Featuring some of his most iconic designs – often uniting opposites: evening and sportswear; formal and casual; couture and mass market – with his unique position at the intersection of high style and popular culture.

Kitchen Sink Pink Dress, Fall 2006 | Photo by Jason Frank Rothenberg

Sketch for Kitchen Sink Pink Dress, Fall 2006

The mixed use of natural and synthetic, high-end and mass-market fabrics is a striking feature of Isaac’s work. Kitchen Sink Pink is a cascade of shades in a rosy palette, inspired by the pink neon sculptures of Dan Flavin.

Exploded Tulip, Spring 1992 | Photo by Jason Frank Rothenberg

Exploded Tulip, Spring 1992

Printed silk crepe dress with one of Isaac Mizrahi’s iconic exploded floral motifs.

 
 
Sketch for Everyflower Dress, Fall 2007 | Photo by Jason Frank Rothenberg

Sketch for Everyflower Dress, Fall 2007

Isaac Mizrahi Quote
Elevator Pad Gown, Spring 2005 | Photo by Jason Frank Rothenberg

Elevator Pad Gown, Spring 2005

 
 
Elevator Pad Gown, Spring 2005 | Photo by Jason Frank Rothenberg

Elevator Pad Gown, Spring 2005

Workhorse elevator padding used by movers inspired Mizrahi. He appropriated the quilting technique, but elevated the shipping blanket in a patchwork of blue, green, gray and silver silk. The bodice was shaped from grosgrain ribbons, using heat molding.

 
 
Extreme Kilt | Stewart plaid cashmere flannel gown, Fall 1989 | Photo by Jason Frank Rothenberg

Sketch For Extreme Kilt, Fall 1989

 
 
Extreme Kilt | Stewart plaid cashmere flannel gown, Fall 1989 | Photo by Jason Frank Rothenberg

Extreme Kilt, Fall 1989

“Everyone I admire has done a tartan collection: Perry Ellis, Ralph Lauren, Vivienne Westwood. I tried to do this without taking it too seriously.” Isaac’s visual pun converts the Scottish kilt into a strapless floor-length gown, with buckles repeated up to the bustline.

The Real Thing | Coca-Cola-can paillette dress, Spring 1994 | Photo by Jason Frank Rothenberg

The Real Thing, Spring 1994

 
 
The Real Thing | Coca-Cola-can paillette dress, Spring 1994 | Photo by Jason Frank Rothenberg

The Real Thing, Spring 1994

The Coke can makes an improbable appearance on the runway: Mizrahi used an elaborate process to create these custom paillettes from real Coca-Cola cans. He worked with the charity We Can, which employed homeless New Yorkers to collect cans to recycle; these were shipped to the sequin-maker Langlois-Martin in Paris, where they were cut into paillettes that were then sent to India to be sewn onto dresses. The result is a high-fashion, nearly weightless modern take on a ubiquitous American icon

Sketch for Orange-Orange Coat and Jumpsuit, Fall 1988 | Photo by Jason Frank Rothenberg

Sketch for Orange-Orange Coat and Jumpsuit, Fall 1988

Isaac Mizrahi Quote
Orange-Orange Coat and Jumpsuit, Fall 1988 | Photo by Jason Frank Rothenberg

Orange-Orange Coat and Jumpsuit, Fall 1988

Wool-melton coat with wool jersey striped jumpsuit, wool crepe scarf from Isaac’s breakout collection, Fall 1988.

 
 
Undone, Spring 1998 | Photo by Jason Frank Rothenberg

Undone, Spring 1998

Undone, Spring 1998 | Photo by Jason Frank Rothenberg

Undone, Spring 1998

This dress reveals its exoskeleton with exposed ribbing in the bodice, horsehair interfacing at the bustline and grosgrain at the waist. The “dead rose”-color satin was inspired by a gown worn by Deborah Kerr in the musical film The King and I. Isaac sent the movie to the textile house in Italy to have the color perfectly matched.

Sketch for Velvet Strapless Gown with Satin Knot, Fall 1988 | Photo by Jason Frank Rothenberg

Sketch for Velvet Strapless Gown with Satin Knot, Fall 1988

Isaac Mizrahi Quote
 
 
Photo by Gregg Richards

Photo by Gregg Richards

I.M.: A Memoir by Isaac Mizrahi on sale February 26, 2019
www.helloisaac.com

 

All photos by Jason Frank Rothenberg

Special Thanks to Isaac Mizrahi & Shanleigh Ciena

 
Out-Of-The-Box
Ung Svensk Form at ArkDes Stockholm Design Week
 

This weeks newsletter continues with a feature from Stockholm Design Week 2019 and the many innovative exhibitions with young designers presenting new ideas and out-of-the-box thinking.

 

 

Young Swedish DesigN

Finalists in the Ung Svensk Form/Young Swedish Design award 2019, whose purpose is to broaden and deepen knowledge about young and innovative Swedish design.

 
 
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Flesh And Blood - Maja Michaelsdotter Eriksson

 
 
Ung Svensk Form at ArkDes Stockholm Design Week

What Happens On Earth Stays On Earth – Petter Rhodiner

 
 
Ung Svensk Form at ArkDes Stockholm Design Week

Berggrund – Emmeli Rolleberg

 
 
Ung Svensk Form at ArkDes Stockholm Design Week

Common Ground – Annelie Grimwade Olofsson & G. William Bell

 
 
Ung Svensk Form at ArkDes Stockholm Design Week
 
 

Bacteria - In A New Light – Jan Klingler

Ung Svensk Form at ArkDes Stockholm Design Week
 
 

Vessels - Conditions For Openness - Heinrich Ehnert

Ung Svensk Form at ArkDes Stockholm Design Week

Lobster - Martin Thübeck

 

 

in transit

Beckman’s College of Design presents a collaboration between final year students from the Product Design program and seven of Sweden’s foremost furniture producers.

Beckman’s School of Design In Transit

The Michelin Chair – Asta Florestedt & Matilda Ellow for Woodstockholm

 
 
Beckman’s School of Design In Transit

Seats – Josefin Zachrisson & Mira Bergh Edenborg for Johanson Design

 
 
Beckman’s School of Design In Transit

Dolly – Isabel Wagner & Jone Skarbøvik for SA Möbler

 
 
Beckman’s School of Design In Transit

Table Embla – Anne Obel & Elsa Ekdahl for Gärsnäs

 

 

outdoor diversity

Final year students at Konstfack, University of Arts, Crafts & Design present a diverse line-up of new objects, exploring benches, soft seating, lighting and the use of existing elements to enhance the connection between nature and furniture.

Outdoor Diversity Konstfack

Helix - Dario Samardzic

 
 
Outdoor Diversity Konstfack

Candy Bench - Tom Schuster

 
 
Outdoor Diversity Konstfack

Urban Sprout - Mathijs Van Gageldonk

 
 
Outdoor Diversity Konstfack

RoC - Pierre Labarre

 

 

R-evolve

Exhibition by Stoft Studio revolving around the desire to explore the relationship with materials and find new transitions between craftsmanship and industrial manufacturing.

Stoft Studio R-evolve Exhibition Stockholm Design Week
 
 

Canvas Chair - Stoft Studio

Stoft Studio R-evolve Exhibition Stockholm Design Week

Eclipse Mirror - Stoft Studio

 
 
Stoft Studio R-evolve Exhibition Stockholm Design Week

Dear Disaster Cabinet - Stoft Studio

 
 

Photography courtesy of:
Svensk Form/Ung Svensk Form, Beckman’s College of Design, Konstfack & Stoft Studio

The Baker's House
The Baker’s House installation by Färg & Blanche
 

One of my favorites from Stockholm Design Week was the French-Swedish design duo Färg & Blanche’s very personal exhibition The Baker’s House, showcased in Emma’s great, great grandfather’s grande apartment from 1889. The setting provided a striking backdrop for the studio’s experimental and playful new designs inspired by the family history and the Knäckebröd factory they had back in the time.

 
The Baker’s House installation by Färg & Blanche
 

A Swedish crisp bread-inspired chandelier.

 
The Baker’s House installation by Färg & Blanche
The Baker’s House installation by Färg & Blanche
The Baker’s House installation by Färg & Blanche
The Baker’s House installation by Färg & Blanche
 

Succession stool made of an innovative composition of materials which has been dressed in textile and leather and had ropes tied around it before being baked.

 
The Baker’s House installation by Färg & Blanche
 

Melting candle holders.

 
The Baker’s House installation by Färg & Blanche
 

A keyhole-shaped fabric stool inspired by Emma’s childhood memories looking through a keyhole in the house.

 
The Baker’s House installation by Färg & Blanche
 

Emma Marga Blanche and Fredrik Färg.

 
 

Photos courtesy of Färg & Blanche

Asian | Fusion
Light Cage by Note Design Studio, Stockholm, Sweden for ZaoZuo, China
 

To celebrate Chinese New Year and the Year of The Pig, this week features a fusion of design incorporating elements of diverse cultures. ZaoZuo – a Chinese startup furniture brand that caters to the rapidly growing Chinese middle class, offering furniture and lifestyle products manufactured in the country – presents a collection with a unique, simplistic expression.

 
 

Diamond-shaped gradient double-layer mesh structure.
Light Cage by Note Design Studio, Stockholm, Sweden for ZaoZuo, China

 
Mon Chair by Moritz Schlatter, Zurich, Switzerland for ZaoZuo, China
 

Modern interpretation of the traditional "Bird House" building.
Mon Chair by Moritz Schlatter, Zurich, Switzerland for ZaoZuo, China

 
Camellia Bowl Set in melamine by Constance Guisset, Paris, France for ZaoZuo, China
 

Blooming with overlapping colors.
Camellia Bowl Set in melamine by Constance Guisset, Paris, France for ZaoZuo, China

 
Litchi Light by Jonas Wagell, Stockholm, Sweden for ZaoZuo, China
 

Drawing inspiration from natural elements.
Litchi Light by Jonas Wagell, Stockholm, Sweden for ZaoZuo, China

 
Cage Fruit Tray by Z-Inhouse, Beijing, China for ZaoZuo, China
 

Stackable with porcelain tray inserts.
Cage Fruit Tray by Z-Inhouse, Beijing, China for ZaoZuo, China

 
Little Monster Jar in porcelain by Z-Inhouse, Beijing, China for ZaoZuo, China
 

Little Monster Jar in porcelain by Z-Inhouse, Beijing, China for ZaoZuo, China

 
Outline Coatrack by Anttila & Hakaniemi, Helsinki, Finland for ZaoZuo, China
 

Nordic minimalist wire frame portable furniture.
Outline Coatrack by Anttila & Hakaniemi, Helsinki, Finland for ZaoZuo, China

 
Mushroom Floor Lamp by Markus Johansson, Gothenburg, Sweden for ZaoZuo, China
 

Drawing inspiration from the appearance of the mushroom.
Mushroom Floor Lamp by Markus Johansson, Gothenburg, Sweden for ZaoZuo, China

 
Evergreen Sofa by Claesson Koivisto Rune, Stockholm, Sweden for ZaoZuo, China
 

An elegant interpretation of the greenery in the mountains.
Evergreen Sofa by Claesson Koivisto Rune, Stockholm, Sweden for ZaoZuo, China

 
Camellia Bowl Set in melamine by Constance Guisset, Paris, France for ZaoZuo, China
 

Petal shaped in tonal colors.
Camellia Bowl Set in melamine by Constance Guisset, Paris, France for ZaoZuo, China

Olivia Table Lamp by Studio Inma Bermúdez, Valencia, Spain for ZaoZuo, China
 
 

Spain known as the "Olive Kingdom" inspired the design.
Olivia Table Lamp by Studio Inma Bermúdez, Valencia, Spain for ZaoZuo, China

 
Insert Side Table by Chinese designer Mario Tsai for Fermliving, Denmark
 

Intriguing, sculptural side table made of solid ash.
Insert Side Table by Chinese designer Mario Tsai for Copenhagen-based Fermliving, Denmark

 
Deitas China Silk Jacket
 

Deitas founded in 2016 by Swedish designer Josephine Dahlin is a carefully edited collection of clean, elegant wardrobe staples.
China Jacket

 
Year of the pig small wristlet | kate spade
 

Mark the lunar new year with kate spade’s wonderfully witty interpretation for the Year of the Pig – an animal which, for the Chinese, is an age-old symbol of wealth and abundance.
Year of The Pig Small Willa


 
A New Collection
Nationalmuseum interior view. Photo © Nationalmuseum Stockholm.

Nationalmuseum interior view. Photo © Nationalmuseum Stockholm.

 

Back in my hometown Stockholm visting Nationalmuseum, Sweden’s largest museum for Art and Design, (established in 1866) – newly re-opened after five years of extensive renovation and modernization. The institution commissioned five Swedish designers to work with local manufacturers to furnish the new interior spaces, as part of its initiative to promote Nordic design, called NM& – En Ny Samling/A New Collection.

Enjoy the tour!

 
Nationalmuseum Stockholm. Photo Pia Uhlin.
 

The Restaurant & Cafe – some of the country’s leading designers have furnished and designed everything related to the set table, furniture and fittings. 

 
Nationalmuseum Stockholm. Photo Pia Uhlin.
Nationalmuseum Stockholm. Photo Pia Uhlin.
 

Chandelier by Monica Backström, Matti Klenell, Ludvig Löfgren, Simon Klenell, Stina Löfgren,
Mattias Ståhlbom, Åsa Jungnelius, Katja Pettersson
and Carina Seth Andersson produced by The Glass Factory.

 
Nationalmuseum Stockholm. Photo by Pia Uhlin.
Nationalmuseum Stockholm. Photo Pia Uhlin.
Nationalmuseum Stockholm. Photo by Pia Uhlin.
 

“Sand” Tableware by Carina Seth Andersson produced by Design House Stockholm.

 
Nationalmuseum Stockholm. Photo by Pia Uhlin.
 

“Kolonn” Vases by Carina Seth Andersson produced by Skruf.

 
Nationalmuseum Stockholm. Photo by Pia Uhlin.
 

“Nisch Sofa” Love Seat by TAF produced by Fogia.

 
Nationalmuseum Stockholm. Pia Uhlin.
Nationalmuseum Stockholm. Photo by Pia Uhlin.

”Avavick” Stool by Katja Pettersson produced by Swedese.

Nationalmuseum interior view. Photo by Bruno Ehrs.
Nationalmuseum Stockholm. Photo by Pia Uhlin.

Tubular Sofa by Matti Klenell produced by Offecct.

Nationalmuseum Stockholm. Photo by Pia Uhlin.
 

The “Atelier” Chair by TAF Studio produced by Artek.

 
Nationalmuseum Stockholm. Photo by Pia Uhlin.

“Mela” Lights by Matti Klenell produced by Ateljé Lyktan.

Nationalmuseum Stockholm. Photo by Pia Uhlin.

Easy Chair by Matti Klenell produced by Larsson Korgmakare.

Nationalmuseum Stockholm. Photo by Pia Uhlin.

Modular Sofa by Matti Klenell produced by Offecct.

Nationalmuseum Stockholm. Photo by Pia Ulin.
 

“Husets Linne” Linnen Table Cloths and Napkins by Jakob Solgren produced by Klässbols Linneväveri.

 
Nationalmuseum Old Library. Photo by Andy Liffner.

Nationalmuseum Old Library. Photo by Andy Liffner.

 

Nationalmuseum Old Library interior design by Emma Olbers.

 
Nationalmuseum Old Library. Photo by Andy Liffner.

Nationalmuseum Old Library. Photo by Andy Liffner.

 

Library Lamp by Front Design produced by Zero.

 
Nationalmuseum interior view. Photo by Bruno Ehrs.

Nationalmuseum interior view. Photo by Bruno Ehrs.

Photography by Pia Ulin

South Of The Border
 

Transport your mind with the imaginative and surreal textiles by architect and designer Josef Frank (1885-1967) for Svenskt Tenn. His colorful take on Swedish modernism has a joie de vivre you don’t find anywhere else.

 
Josef Frank Textile Brazil | Svenskt Tenn

Textile Brazil

Josef Frank Textile Hawai | Svenskt Tenn

Textile Hawai

Josef Frank Textile Drinks | Svenskt Tenn

textile drinks

Palmgrens Rattan Tote Bag
 

Stockholm-based Palmgrens founded in 1896 began as a saddle maker. In 1950, Palmgrens launched the now iconic rattan bag – the modern design still resonates today.
Available at The Line

 
Josef Frank Textile Tre Öar i Svarta Havet | Svenskt Tenn

textile Tre Öar i Svarta Havet

Josef Frank Textile Gröna Fåglar | Svenskt Tenn

Textile Gröna Fåglar

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textile under ekvatorn

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Daniela Villegas is a Los Angeles-based fine jewelry designer and a passionate nature observer. Cinderella Ring from the Backyard Collection.

 
Josef Frank Textile Window | Svenskt Tenn

Textile window

Josef Frank Textile Dixieland | Svenskt Tenn

textile dixieland

Josef Frank Textile Textile Baranquilla | Svenskt Tenn

Textile Baranquilla

Cuyana Modern Panama Hat
 

From DTC brand Cuyana – a tribute to the original Panama hat but updated with a contemporary feel. Hand-woven in Ecuador from Toquilla straw.

 
Josef Frank Textile Notturno | Svenskt Tenn

Textile Notturno

Josef Frank Textile La Plata | Svenskt Tenn

textile la plata

Josef Frank Textile Teheran | Svenskt Tenn

Textile Teheran

Textiles available from Svenskt Tenn

Past | Present | Future

Welcoming the New Year with a curation inspired by the phases of the moon and spirituality for health, wellbeing and good fortune.

Past | Present | Future
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lunar calendar

2019 Phases Of The Moon
MoMa Store

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sci fi

Eau De Parfum
Ellis Brooklyn

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faux fur coat

Georgine Baby Blue
Stand

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Mini moon wallet

Black Calf Skin
Mansur Gavriel

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Micro moon

18K Gold And Pearls Earring
Delfina Delettrez

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Sphere table lamp

Copycat by Michael Anastassiades
Flos

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spherical ceramics

Matte White Lidded Container
Julie Bonde Bülck

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Tarot & Guidebook

Silver Edition
The Dreslyn

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water bottle

Black Obsidian Quartz Crystal
Glacce

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paper weight

Clear & Black Glass
Oyoy

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INCENSE BURNER

Brass With Porcelain Dome
Apparatus Studio

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Astronomici

Wall Plate No. 4
Fornasetti

Winter White Virrat Villa

A simple and ascetic life at the countryside – the Four-Cornered Villa, a lakeside retreat in Virrat, Finland offers a possibility to live a life with a minimum impact to nature.

Four-Cornered Villa by Avanto Architects
Four-Cornered Villa by Avanto Architects
Four-Cornered Villa by Avanto Architects

The lakeside villa has no running water and draws power from solar cells.

Four-Cornered Villa by Avanto Architects
Four-Cornered Villa by Avanto Architects

The building is insulated well and heated by wood only resulting in a carbon neutral building.

Four-Cornered Villa by Avanto Architects
Four-Cornered Villa by Avanto Architects
Four-Cornered Villa by Avanto Architects

Four-Cornered Villa by Avanto Architects
Photographs by Anders Portman & Martin Sommerschield

 
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the code Basket

By Ola Wihlborg
Asplund Collection

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Hatchet


Steel & Lacquered Appalachian Hickory Handle
Best Made Company

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Patina Oil lamp

By Mats Broberg & Johan Ridderstråle
Klong


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Cross blankeT

Wool & Cashmere
Pia Wallén

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Ulla slippers

100% Sheepskin
Shepherd Of Sweden

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down jacket

Reversible
Acne Studios Fjällräven

Dusk & Dawn

Renovated 1950s villa located on the island Lidingö outside Stockholm inspired by the color palette of dusk and dawn.

Coffee Table Mexique by Charlotte Perriand for Cassina | Hand Knotted Silk Rug from Knut

Coffee Table Mexique by Charlotte Perriand for Cassina | Hand Knotted Silk Rug from Knut

Sofa Hamilton from Minotti | Hand Knotted Silk Rug from Knut

Sofa Hamilton from Minotti | Hand Knotted Silk Rug from Knut

Black Ceramics by Enriqueta Cepededa

Black Ceramics by Enriqueta Cepededa

Customized Bookshelf by Liljencrantz Design

Customized Bookshelf by Liljencrantz Design

Hand­ Tufted Wool Rug from JoV | Armchair Utrecht from Cassina

Hand­ Tufted Wool Rug from JoV | Armchair Utrecht from Cassina

Kitchen Painted in Color Dead Salmon from Farrow & Ball

Kitchen Painted in Color Dead Salmon from Farrow & Ball

Kitchen Dining Table by Peter Hvidt and Orla Molgaard, 1960s | Chairs by Peter Hvidt | Tea Trolley and Cabinet by Josef Frank for Svenskt Tenn | Ceiling Lamp by Serge Mouille

Kitchen Dining Table by Peter Hvidt and Orla Molgaard, 1960s | Chairs by Peter Hvidt | Tea Trolley and Cabinet by Josef Frank for Svenskt Tenn | Ceiling Lamp by Serge Mouille

Hand Knotted Silk Rug from Knut

Hand Knotted Silk Rug from Knut

Staircase Railing Wrapped in Soft Leather by Liljencrantz Design

Staircase Railing Wrapped in Soft Leather by Liljencrantz Design

Wool Carpet from Louis de Poortere | Upholstered Armchair in Shearling and Dresser from Montana | Table Lamp Gatto from Flos | Curtains from Astrid | Recessed Lighting from Flos

Wool Carpet from Louis de Poortere | Upholstered Armchair in Shearling and Dresser from Montana | Table Lamp Gatto from Flos | Curtains from Astrid | Recessed Lighting from Flos

Customized Cabinet, Shelf and Coffee Table by Liljencrantz Design | Hand Knotted Silk Rug from Knut | Velvet Armchair from Sjöström Antik

Customized Cabinet, Shelf and Coffee Table by Liljencrantz Design | Hand Knotted Silk Rug from Knut | Velvet Armchair from Sjöström Antik

Guest Bathroom with Mirror and Basin in Terrazzo by Liljencrantz Design | Structure Wallpaper from Elitis | Lighting by Michael Anastassiades for Svenskt Tenn

Guest Bathroom with Mirror and Basin in Terrazzo by Liljencrantz Design | Structure Wallpaper from Elitis | Lighting by Michael Anastassiades for Svenskt Tenn

Master Bathroom with Floor in Terrazzo | Bathtub from Albert & Victoria

Master Bathroom with Floor in Terrazzo | Bathtub from Albert & Victoria

Customized Desk by Liljencrantz Design | Chair from Nikari | Lamp Eximius from Lightworks

Customized Desk by Liljencrantz Design | Chair from Nikari | Lamp Eximius from Lightworks

Home Office with Sofa Bed from Posh Living | Table from Svenskt Tenn

Home Office with Sofa Bed from Posh Living | Table from Svenskt Tenn

Sofa from Sjöström Antik

Sofa from Sjöström Antik

Basement Yoga Studio with Customized Sofa by Liljencrantz Design | Textiles from Astrid

Basement Yoga Studio with Customized Sofa by Liljencrantz Design | Textiles from Astrid

Photos via Residence Magazine

Interiors by Liljencrantz Design

Pale In Comparison

Scandinavian interior color trends for 2019 – Norwegian paint company Jotun Lady presents a new palette of calm, refined neutrals.

Wall: Jotun 7627 Refresh

Wall: Jotun 7627 Refresh

Wall: Jotun 12076 Modern Beige

Wall: Jotun 12076 Modern Beige

Wall: Jotun 20119 Transparent Pink

Wall: Jotun 20119 Transparent Pink

Wall: Jotun 12083 Devine  |  Wall: Jotun 1024 Timeless

Wall: Jotun 12083 Devine | Wall: Jotun 1024 Timeless

Wall: Jotun 12075 Soothing Beige

Wall: Jotun 12075 Soothing Beige

Wall: Jotun Concrete Cocktail

Wall: Jotun Concrete Cocktail

Wall: Jotun Minimal

Wall: Jotun Minimal

Wall: Jotun 12078 Comfort Grey | Wall: Jotun 1622 Reflection

Wall: Jotun 12078 Comfort Grey | Wall: Jotun 1622 Reflection

A Room With A View

A tree hotel in the far north of Sweden, near the small village of Harads, close to the Arctic Circle. The Mirrorcube was created by architectural firm Tham & Videgård Arkitekter.

A tree hotel in the far north of Sweden, near the small village of Harads, close to the Arctic Circle. Mirror cube created by architectural firm Tham & Videgård Arkitekter. www.byrastrom.com
A tree hotel in the far north of Sweden, near the small village of Harads, close to the Arctic Circle. Mirror cube created by architectural firm Tham & Videgård Arkitekter. www.byrastrom.com
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Courtesy of Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

Courtesy of Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

 
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Portable Lantern

Carrie by Norm Architects
Menu

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Glassware Set

Ultima Thule by Tapio Wirkkala
Iittala

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scented Candle

Tree House
Byredo

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everyday objects

Sterling Silver Ball of Yarn
Tiffany & Co.

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Glass droplet plate

Kastehelmi by Oiva Toikka
Iittala

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candelabra

Mid-Century Iron & Glass Candelabra by Erik Höglund
Kosta Boda

Tuuli Heavyweight Cotton Fabric by Maija Isola, 1971 | Marimekko

Tuuli Heavyweight Cotton Fabric by Maija Isola, 1971 | Marimekko

Brass Cube

A tranquil apartment located in central Stockholm near Humlegården park–centered around the brass cube kitchen island. Private home by Claesson Koivisto Rune.

Apartment with Brass Cube | Claesson Koivisto Rune
Apartment with Brass Cube | Claesson Koivisto Rune
Apartment with Brass Cube | Claesson Koivisto Rune
Courtesy of Claesson Koivisto Rune

Courtesy of Claesson Koivisto Rune

 
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Set of THree Vases

Polished Brass
Skultuna X Tenfold

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Two-Seater sofa

Poet Sofa by Finn Juhl, 1941
Onecollection

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Mirror Tray

The Magreas by John Astbury and Karin Wallenback
Svenskt Tenn

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Greenhouse

Liv by Emma Stridh
Skultuna

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Mini Vitrine

Kub by Eva Lilja Löwenhielm
Asplund Collection

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Ring

Wiwen Nilsson, 1971-1973
Artnet

Julio Espada Digital Print Totem, 2017 | Hostler & Burrows

Julio Espada Digital Print Totem, 2017 | Hostler & Burrows

Blackout

Unique, minimalist kitchen by Nordiska Kök for artist Emma Bernhard in Torekov, Sweden.
The black valchromat, black granite countertop and black details create a bold contrast with the warm wooden tones.

Black valchromat kitchen for artist Emma Bernhard in Torekov, Sweden. www.byrastrom.com
Black valchromat kitchen for artist Emma Bernhard in Torekov, Sweden. www.byrastrom.com
Black valchromat kitchen for artist Emma Bernhard in Torekov, Sweden. www.byrastrom.com
Courtesy of Nordiska Kök

Courtesy of Nordiska Kök

 
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FLATWARE

Matte Black Steel
Year & Day

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Casserole

Timo Sarpaneva
Iittala

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Small bowls

Semi-Matte Glaze
Year & Day

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Coffee Maker

Francis Cayouette
Stelton

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Hiwa Kai

Black Hawaiian Sea Salt
Sullivan Street Tea & Spice Company

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Storage Jar

Smoke Glass With Black Cork Lid
Louise Roe Copenhagen

Richard Serra Abstract Print | Al Green, 1999

Richard Serra Abstract Print | Al Green, 1999