Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Thrift store find: Vintage "Green Landscape" painting

Photo: Nordiska Style

I found this painting today at my favorite thrift store in Malmö. I have no idea who the artist is (initials MT), but it was painted in 1955, and I fell in love with the colors and the stylized trees as soon as I saw it! And then, another girl grabbed it... She spent 10 minutes looking at it, turning it upside down while talking to someone on the phone. I was standing next to her, pretending to be interested in a pile of dirty rugs. Of course, I completely ignored the painting. When she finally decided to put it back on the shelf, I did a happy dance in my head! I love it! And to the girl who changed her mind: Thank you!

Monday, February 18, 2013

50's inspiration: The "Wind" Pendant by Anna Andersson

Globen Lighting have some new designs, and my favorite is by far the "Wind" pendant light designed by Anna Andersson. Inspired by the 50's lamps, the designer uses organza instead of plastic (like the vintage one I have, see last pic!) and "wraps" the textile around a metallic frame. Simple, playful and classic!

Photos: Globen Lighting

Photo: Nordiska Style

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Marrakech Design: Best floor of the year!

I received a few days ago Elle Interiör's latest issue, the 2013 design awards edition which features the best swedish design of the year. Lots of beautiful finds, I can't say that I love everything, but it's a great way to learn about up-and-coming designers!

Marrakech Design won for the "best floor" of the year, and they truly deserve it,  I've been eying those tiles for a few months now!

"Marrakech Design is a Swedish company specialized in encaustic cement tiles. The tiles are made by hand according to a production process developed in southern France towards the end of the 19th century. Nowadays, however, the world’s major production center for cement tiles is Morocco. The new collection by Claesson Koivisto Rune is all made at a factory just outside of Marrakech."

I love the moorish/hispanic designs of Morrocan tiles, but the modern/nordic twist given by Swedish architects Claesson, Koivisto and Rune to the traditional tile could almost convince me that I need new floors...

And look how you can play with the tiles to create different patterns!