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Save the Children Design

My friend in Sweden showed me that the Swedish Save the Children (Radda Barnen) has a design shop with very beautiful things. I don’t know if the UK arm has something similar, my quick research didn’t find anything, but I think it’s a great idea that more non-profit organisations should adopt. Famous and/or upcoming designers and profits to children in need – perfect.

 

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Design:Studio Snowpuppe

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Design: Kajsa Cramer

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Design: Kajsa Cramer

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Illustration: Localgraphics

I love this print! It’s my home town too so I would really want to have one.

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Design: Finnsdottir Design

 

All to be found on www.shop.rb.se

 

 

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my bedroom

The bedroom is not finished yet but it’s almost there so I thought I’d put some pictures up.

Romantic Bedroom

I love that we have two windows with amazing green trees outside.

white and wood bedroom bedroom trunk

I wanted a calm and romantic vintage feel in the bedroom so I mixed lots of white with wooden vintage furniture. I found the wardrobe on ebay for £50 and I think you’ve seen some of the mid-century chairs before as we have four placed at different spots in the flat. The trunk is my grandfathers, it has real labels from actual Atlantic trips. The cute little bureau is my grandmothers and the other day I found old insurance letters from the 30s in it!

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This was my inspiration for decorating the bedroom, a picture from Zara Home

Zara catalogue 2013

 

 

No what’s left to do in the bedroom is white curtains and some pictures on the walls. I bought an old map of Paris when I was there earlier this year, same map that my parents have had in their home ever since I was little. I just have to frame it an put it up. But why do these things always take so much longer than they should?

old map of Paris

the map to be framed

 

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ABSOLUT

I found this ABSOLUT vodka bottle in the store the other day and had to have it! ABSOLUT makes a lot of different and fun designs for their bottles and I really like this idea with ‘one of a million uniquely designed’ ones. Look at the video below for how they do it.

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absolut vodka unique

Some of the other 4 million bottles:

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They “set up splash guns and color-generating machines, and developed an algorithm that places individual patterns on top of a specially-applied coat of paint, allowing for a nearly endless sequence of combinations from 35 colors and 51 patterns”.

Seems like a fun project to be part of

videos from absolut.com 

 

Gunnar Broman and Hans Brindfors designed the original ABSOLUT bottle in 1979.  Since then, it has become an extremely well-known design. Many creators have made their mark on it, starting with Andy Warhol painting the first art ad for ABSOLUT, and continued by artists such as Keith Haring, Damien Hirst and Louise Bourgeois.

Absolut Warhol

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Apparently, the entire collection is now gathered in Sweden where it will get its permanent home at the new Historical Museum of Wine and Spirits!

 

I also like this design, by Dave Kinsey

ABSOLUT BLANK EDITION BY DAVE KINSEY

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mmm and I really want to try this one with hibiscus and pomegranate flavour…

100 cl packshot

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look, another pomegranate in the background 🙂

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metallic things emelie wants from the AD collectors magazine

Still loving the metallics. I was looking through a recent issue of AD collector magazine (special issue no 7 2012) and found some beautiful things with metallics, like these little pieces below.

Metallics are really harsh and masculine so I think they work best in a soft environment with sofas, cushions and rugs, rather than an industrial setting.

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The really cool table above is made by Fredrikson Stallard in crushed stainless steel (from their collection ‘Crush’). Fredrikson Stellard is a Swedish / British duo and some of their work can be seen at V&A museum and MoMA.

 

Campana - Basoli - Galleri O

This table is in carrera marble with legs in gold plated brass or steel by Fernando & Humberto Campana, made for Galleria O.

 

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Lamp above by Mattia Bonetti for David Gill.

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christmas gift ideas

starting to panic yet? what to get the picky bitch who has everything? well, here’s some suggestions…

Eighty years of book cover design by Joseph Connolly

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I love book covers, as you saw in my previous post. It’s often what makes you take a book from the shelf and decide whether or not to read it. Apparently, this book is  ‘a lavish celebration of the art and beauty of these magnificent covers, from just the first eighty years’ (according to the author himself).

London design guide

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I bought this the other day and it has a good area by area guide to retailers, galleries, museums, cafes and much more.

Candles

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Luxury candles (“fragrances”) are very good gifts as it may be difficult to reason why you need to buy a £45 candle for yourself, but you still really, really want one.

And have a look at this description of Diptyque’s Sapin Doré: ‘A special fragrance which pays homage to the most celebrated fir tree in the world, it transports the user straight to the heart of a forest of golden spruce trees. Infused with balmy, comforting and warming notes, it conjures up the sweetness of festive memories’. Haha amazing.

Grace, by Grace Coddington

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Excerpt from the synopsis found at waterstones’ website: “Witty and forthright, and illustrated throughout with vintage photographs and exclusive line-drawings, “Grace: A Memoir” shares the excitement and vision that go into producing so many unforgettable fashion images”. Sounds good, I want it.

Jewellery

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There is so much beautifully designed jewellery! The two above are from Swedish David & Martin.

Culture Label has loads of jewellery from different brands (http://www.culturelabel.com/gifts-for-women/jewellery/?p=1) Like this owl ring by Dominique Lucas!

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I also really like some of Tatty Divine‘s jewellery, like this flower necklace that I got from my boyfriend earlier this year

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Urban Outfitters have some nice ones too, like these…

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And this Georg Jensen watch is a classic!

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Art collector card game from Tate

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For the person who likes both card games and art. Common mix? I’m one of them though. ‘Based on the traditional game of Happy Families, Art Collector is an engaging card- game in which players acquire, trade and collect works of art from tate’s collection of international and British art.’ buy at: http://shop.tate.org.uk/teaching-resources/art-collector-game/invt/9883/

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Artist book (tip: find out favourite artists or recent exhibitions he/she went to) 

I really want this book about Basquiat, I’ve wanted it since autumn 2010 when I saw the exhibition at Musée d’Art Moderne.

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What are you giving this year? Let me know if you have more ideas to add!

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