Author: Susanna Björklund

For some reason, January is busy, busy, busy, always. Running around everyday with a million things to do. Well, after holidays it is good to get back to being efficient. Here some pictures from Merci shop in Paris. Taken a year ago, but who cares....

One of the highlights of the Heimtextil fair is to see the trend presentation of Stijlinstituut Amsterdam by Anne-Marie Commandeur. This time was no exception. I especially liked her story of two Swiss designers Debora Biffi and Benjamin Moser creating the Senior Design Factory to...

I´m sitting and waiting to go to the airport. While waiting, here some more colour from Heimtextil. Zorluteks had a beautiful print with all the shades of the rainbow. So did the embroidered pouf by Kas. Att Rotex had amazing wallpaper made with old newspapers....

Hi from Frankfurt and Heimtextil fair. Just a quick first impression. Colour is back. In remedy for our troublesome times, we need colour to cheer us up. I´m in. Terveiset Frankfurtista Heimtextil-messuilta. Värit ovat palanneet. Ajat ovat mitä ovat, me tarvitsemme väriä elämään piristykseksi. Sopii minulle. ...

As Helsinki is officially the WDC in 2012, Mum´s is launching one-off coat hangers to celebrate it. Ethical designs are made by hand at home by South African artisans. The materials are wire and leftover phone cable. Charming idea!  No niin, Helsinki on nyt virallinen designpääkaupunki...

One of the best ways to start the new year is to have a good cleansing of your soul, we enjoyed all this. Here is the recipe: Have a sauna, preferably in a wood heated one.  Go for a swim, well, a dip in the...

Some great things come from Lebanon, wonderful food and Bokja Design by Hoda Baroudi and Maria Hibri. Talking about furniture that makes you smile, well at least that makes me smile. These pictures are from Merci in Paris and Spazio Rossana Orlandi in Milan. I...

There are all kinds of floral prints, some of them too sweet. These wonderful flowers by Jakob Schlaepfer are edgy but fresh and pretty. Pidän kukkakuoseista, etenkin yhdistettyinä toisiin kukkakuoseihin, väreissä jotka eivät oikein sovi yhteen. Nämä Jakob Schlaepferin kuosit ovat juuri sopivan ärtsyjä, herkkiä ja...

When in St.Petersburg, we had about an hour to walk through the unbelievable State Hermitage Museum. That amount of time is more like a joke, six months would not be enough to see everything. But these beautiful old laces reminded me of snowflakes. Where are...