Why have a boring normal hose wallmount when you can brighten your outdoor facade up with this Reindeer Wallmount by Swedish Garden Glory?
It is cast in aluminum and comes in black, grey, white and gold. And if you want more colour in your life then add one of the colourful hoses too. Have a browse here to find the one that suits you the best.
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
Photo by IKEA
The packaging of the new FRÖER seeds range is so cute and colourful, and makes me wish I had green fingers. Maybe these sets will make it easier for me to try to grow something..
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.
Photo by ingridesign
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.
SWIDEN DESIGN by Swedish born Charlotte Swiden (yes that is her actual name!) creates ‘beautiful, playful products for your home and everyday living’. Her designs and creative techniques have been highly influenced by her Swedish heritage and love of nature, and she likes order, structure and a lot of white space like most other Scandinavians do. Charlotte is now based in Melbourne, Australia where she continues to create colourful and fun products.
I especially like her LUKAS Giclée Prints collection, with bold colourful fruit prints which makes me long for summer:
BXXLGHT is a design company founded in 2013 by Daniela Upmark in Stockholm, Sweden. They specialise in designing light-boxes which can be customised by changeable letters. There are three rows on each light-box, and the maximum amount of letters is 9 per row on the large ones and 9 per row on the smaller ones.
Photo by BXXLGHT
“New York 2011, that is where I came up with the idea of BXXLGHT. Something felt missing in the Swedish design market. Especially at a time when home decor is the focus and where personal creativity is so important. During a trip in 2011 to New York I came up with the idea of BXXLGHT. I wanted to find art that stood out and that did not have to cost as much as an artwork from a gallery or from exclusive auctions. For each season we will let a creator interpret a light box, which will be available as a limited edition” – Daniela Upmark (CEO and designer for BXXLGHT)
I think these light-boxes are so creative in a simple and modern way, and definitely need one in my future home. Now just to choose what it should say (good thing that I can change my mind as many times as I want)..
Here are some great examples from their Instagramfeed: