Silence, a rug by the Norwegian designers at Permafrost. It is white with a hint of glitter to give you the feeling of the arctic winter.
So much inspiration & great design in one day, here are some of my highlights (but be warned – it’s a lot of yellow!) :
Ciao for now, see you next year at Salone Del Mobile!
As a Scandinavian in Italy one of the best places to go is of-course IKEA. It always makes me feel like home no matter where I am (even though I am not Swedish..) This week we had two trips to the IKEA in Carugate near Milan. I love going there as it is very big and I always spot new products before anywhere else. This time what caught my eye was the new bamboo stands for tablets and / or books called RIMFORSA. The stand can be used on your worktop or desk, or you can even hang it on the wall for more space when cooking. It has a modern and simplistic look, and is very sturdy so it doesn’t fall. “When I designed RIMFORSA I wanted to inspire people to cook – and help make the kitchen a practical place for preparing food together with family and friends. With RIMFORSA organisers I wanted to make it easier to store and display fruits and spices in a beautiful way. The stainless steel together with bamboo brings a modern style with high quality, and is a step towards a more sustainable use of materials.” – Ehlén Johansson
The Italian IKEA’s always have an amazingly good selection of coffee and cakes, so we had to make a pitstop; mocaccino coffee’s, Swedish Easter cake and chocolate crostata cake.
On the way out we had to have a browse through the food section where I discovered that now they sell frozen waffles which made me very happy. So handy for the times you just want a little waffle heart but don’t have the time to make it.
Have you met the Easter Hoptimists? The original was designed by Danish Hans Gustav Ehrenreich, and was relaunched by the company Hoptimist in 2009. They are so cute, and a fun decoration for your house.
“Easter and Christmas are all about joy, so it was only natural that we should design Hoptimists to spread the holiday cheer at these festive times of the year” – Optimist
CHICK & CHUCK
Both are available in yellow and white
Available white, grey, yellow and pink
Available in dark grey and white
Click here to see the whole Hoptimist family. Hoppy Easter!
I discovered this ceiling hook online and think it’s a very clever and nifty idea. The Little Bishop is designed specifically for cable hung pendant lights, and the clean simple style is perfect for any modern home. It was made by Antony Richards from Melbourne, Australia, and started as a project on Kickstarter. Now the hook is going into production, and is available for pre orders here.