30.11.14

Bedroom inspiration


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Bathrooms




Images found via Designoform, Riazzoli, Est Magazine

5.10.14

Sofia and Nils Odier´s home in the sourth of Sweden







Photographer Pia Ulin
Stylist Lotta Agaton

4.4.14

The Haverkamps in Amsterdam

warehouse turned family home, located in the popular Jordaan area of Amsterdam. This is the home of interior designer and head of FLOW design company, Marius Haverkamp, his wife Emily (the creator of Gray Label, a line of children´s clothes) and their two young children, Beer and Filippa. Love the high ceilings, the enormous windows, the rough industrial look and the plants in the courtyard which bring a welcome dash of lush green to the whole house. For those fluent in French, visit Milk for more info.





Photographer Louise Desrosiers
Found via Milk

31.3.14

What I covet from DesignMarch 2014

Being rather worse for wear after the party-hopping and dining out on Friday night, plus dog sitting over the weekend a dog called Wolf (who, like me, was also rather worse for wear recovering after an operation on his leg), changes of visiting each and every event at this year´s DesignMarch were pretty much out of the question.
But from what I saw of DesignMarch, I in particular enjoyed visiting The Culture House (one of the most architecturally perfect buildings here in Reykjavik), which this year was dedicated exclusively to exhibitions on graphic design and designers. I always enjoy meeting, (although very briefly this time), Hildur and Ólöf at Reykjavik Letterpress  who this year introduced us to Dutch letterpress/graphic designer Tiny Risselada. And I personally thought graphic designer Sigríður Rún Kristinsdóttir´s exhibition/workshop, Anatomy of Letters, the best exhibition overall this year. 



Today I visited Epal, a favorite design shop which this year presented The Countless Colours of Icelandic Design, where a selection of new-ish designers presented their latest products.  Here are just a 3 of my favorites, seen in Epal this afternoon.


 Hylur, a desk designed by Guðrún Valdimarsdóttir designer 



Selection of pillows by María Dýrfjörð

Bybibi tableware by Bíbí



Jökla

The frosty hues, shapes and textures of the Icelandic glaciers inspired the design team Postulina when designing the dinnerware Jökla (Glacial). Each piece is unique anhandmade. The dinnerware collection consists of bowls, plates, glasses and candleholders of different shapes and sizes. Jökla was presented at Crymogea, a small publishing house which specializes in quality books on Icelandic art and design, with huge photographs of glaciers by photographer Vigfús Birgisson lining the walls anframinthe dinnerware, adding just the right final touch to the presentation. 

Photographer Vigfús Birgisson

30.3.14

Hafsteinn+Karitas

And now on to some interiors. My very first entry on Koolandkreativ back in 2009 featured product designer Hafsteinn Júlíusson and his Growing Jewelry collection. Since then, Hafsteinn and his equally talented wife, Karitas, have teamed up and branched into interiors, products, packaging, branding, exhibitions and experience designs. Their beautiful apartment in central Reykjavik is up for sale. 

Photographer Gunnar Sverrisson