Category Archives: DESIGN

CERAMICS BY NATHALIE LAHDENMAKI

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Loving these soft colored mug designed by Finnish designer Nathalie Lahdenmäki for Lokal. Lokal is a concept store located in the heart of Helsinki, Finland. They also have a online shop with worldwide shipping options.

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Source: via Varpunen.

K DESK: A NEW DESIGN BY RAFA KIDS

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Kids furniture label RaFa-kids has just released a new design: the playful K desk. This stable and functional desk has been designed without compromising its beauty. The K desk, which is made from Finnish birch wood, can be set in two different positions: an open and close one. When closed the furniture is clean and elegant. Once the lid is lifted you discover another layer of the desk with rounded corners and hidden organizer. A perfect place to put notebooks, iPad or little toys and treasures. The vertical part can serve as an exposition space for drawings, photos or important messages. Great attention to detailing has been put in the design: here are no screws or connectors outside. RaFa-kids originated from the shared dream of two married architects, based in The Netherlands. Two people, who in whatever they do, put all their soul and energy into it. Agata takes care of the esthetic side of the designs. Arek is the technical brain of the duo. You can see more of their beautiful designs on their website.

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LEATHER STRAPS: STYLISH, SIMPLE & FUNCTIONAL

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These leather straps designed by Mathilda Clahr are simple, stylish and functional. You can hang them in the hallway to store scarves and when opened you can use them to hang your bags. But the straps can also be handy in the kitchen (to store kitchen textiles), bathroom and in the office. Just be creative! The straps are available here.

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Credits: images styled by Josefin Hååg | photographer Elin Strömberg | via STIL Inspiration.

SHINO TAKEDO CERAMICS

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Japanese artist Shino Takedo creates the most beautiful ceramic pieces. This is what she says about her work and herself: “I grew up on Kyushu island in southern Japan. Kyushu has a rich history of ceramics and arts. My mother admired and collected both. When I was a child we would travel all around Japan to look at different art shows and visit ceramic artists studios. My work is an appropriation of those more traditional Japanese art forms mixed with all the freshness of NYC today. All my work are hand-build, one of a kind. Searching for perfect imperfection, tracing memories, making story that connect the old to the new.” A list of stockists can be found on her website.

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MAE ENGELGEER’S BEAUTIFUL TEXTILE DESIGNS

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I love the pretty designs by Mae Engelgeer. This Dutch designer based in Amsterdam likes to design colorful and eye catching products which are like a piece of art in any interior. In this post you can find a selection of Mae’s designs. One of my favorites is ISH, a collection of blankets and tea towels that feature a zigzagging, folk-inspired pattern.

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HANDMADE PORCELAIN BY PS STUDIO

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This collection of handmade porcelain cups is designed by PS Studio, a Dutch design studio that focuses on both interior architecture and product design. Their taped series is inspired by the texture of skin and the tactile feeling and the embossing of materials. Every cup is unique design and is available in 26 beautiful colors. Studio PS: “By combining our fascination for material expression, relief and structure with a large colour palette, a surprising and colourful collection has arisen.”

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OUTDOOR FURNITURE COLLECTION BY NORM

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Danish designers Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen and Kasper Rønn named their company Norm to express their dedication to “working with Danish norms and standards refined over hundreds of years,” says Bjerre-Poulsen, “rather than rejecting them in the endless search for new.” The sincerity of their approach – bypassing flashy design for good design – shows in the quality of their work. Together with US company Design Within Reach they have developed a beautiful collection of garden furniture. The Finn Collection is directly tied to their philosophy in that it was built on a passion for details, tactility in design and creating for the need.

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