Saturday, September 29, 2007

Graphical wallpaper from ferm living

I love the floating stairs in this house from OWI. See more pictures of the house here

mimous wallpaper

new collection of wallpaper from mimou

Friday, September 28, 2007

Matsalen and Matbaren by Ilse Crawford

Designer Ilse Crawford has completed the interiors for two new restaurants at Grand Hotel Stockholm. The restaurants are Matsalen - a dining room - and Matbaren - a food bar and are run by Mathias Dahlgren. Matbaren is made in robust materials, such as wood panelling, tile and zinc. There are tables in natural wood, and Swedish pieces from the 1700s. There is a mix of Swedish, Scandinavian and global pieces, such as Pyra chairs by Mårten Cyren, lights by Jorn Utzon, and chairs by Vico Magistretti. The food bar and kitchen are a part of the room.

In Matsalen the atmosphere is more elegant and intimate. The door is a discreet entrance off the bar. There are Chesterfield sofas in velvet and details in golden metals.
The lighting is a mix of Swedish classics and chandeliers by Carlo Scarpa. In a nod to the history of the Grand Hotel, Josef Frank chairs have been rescued from around the hotel and revitalised in yellow leather. The tables were designed by Studioilse.

Architecture debut prize

The Swedish magazine Arkitektur gave their debut prize 2007 to Petra Gipp and Katarina Lundeberg (Strata Arkitektur) for their forester lodge in the nature reserve Grimeton outside of Varberg. I think it’s so beautiful, simple and elegant. The house really takes charge of the beautiful surroundings both from the outside and inside.

Small apartment

This apartment is only 30 sqm, but very organized and beautiful decorated by a traditional Swedish minimalism. Lots of white, storage space everywhere and simple lines makes full use of the limited space without seeming cramped.

Nienke Sybrandy's ASCII curtains

by: emmas designblog

A dutch designer named Nienke Sybrandy's made these fantastic tree patterned curtains.

Sure, tree silhouettes is nothing new, but this one is different. Look closer, and you will see that it is made up of this totally nerdy ASCII art! (That is short for American Standard Code for Information Interchange, and means the picture is made of numbers and letters, a method that was commonly used before computers could show real graphics.)

Moa Lindqvist Bartling

Amazing illustrations by Moa you can by them at andyland

Hanna Wernings new pattern

Amour Plantarum
This wallpaper pattern is a collage based on botanical posters that Carl von Linné had wallpapered his walls with in his study in his in home in Uppsala nearly 300 years ago.

Amour Plantarum belongs to a wallpaper collection called Enter the world of LINNÉ which is a celebration to the 300th anniversary of the birth of the great Swedish botanist Linnæus (Carl von Linné).

collage design by Hanna Werning
produced by Boråstapeter, Sweden

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Emily Morris

Emily graduated with a degree in printed textile and surface design and recently debuted her first collection- a collection of laser cut paper panels called mister charlesworth- at the new designers exhibition. mister charlesworth is a stunning series of panels featuring insect imagery that has been transformed into intricate lace-like cut paper designs. the panels were on display at chiltern st. studio in london and are really more beautiful than words. Wonder if she is related with William Morris?

Friday, September 7, 2007

Hack 2 school

core77 built a fantastic resource for design students called hack 2 school. full of great advice on classes, work and promoting your work, this is one guide you won't want to miss if you're a student or designers fresh out of school.