Exquisite images by photographer Kim Kyung Soo. First published in Vogue Korea in 2007.
I´ve been a huge fan of celebrated trend-forecaster Li Edelkoort and her work, ever since I was lucky enough to visit one of her unforgettable trend forums in Paris, about 14 years ago. Li, along with her staff at her company Trend Union, travels the world to seek out ideas, inspirations and the current Zeitgeist, which then give her the right tools to forecast the colors, fashion, concepts and materials that will be in fashion, two+ years into the future. In 1998, Li launched Bloom, a photo-magazine, which she describes as "horti-cultural". Through text and gorgeous photography, Bloom analyses how flowers, plants and gardening relate to and influence trends in fashion, interiors, design, packaging, cosmetics, food and culture.
All images found via Busy being fabulous.
All images found via Busy being fabulous.
Mark Eden Schooley is a young, American photographer based in Paris. His work has appeared in magazines such as Marie Claire Maison, Bloom, Elle decor Italy and Elle decor Japan.
Images found via lovely new blog Kvistbloggen.
In Oslo, Norway, you´ll find Kvist, my new, favorite design store. I crave practically every, single item on their website! Kvist is run by Kirsten Visdal who´s also behind Kvistbloggen, mentioned in my previous entry. Bye, I´m off for Oslo for some serious shopping!
I came across Canvas on a recent trip to New York. Canvas is a collection of ceramics, wooden objects, textiles, accessories and furniture created by artisans and craftsmen from around the world. The products are made under fair trade and green principles and the aim is to make a collection that represents simple, sustainable style.
Dutch felt artist Paula Leen lives in Akkrum, a village in the Dutch province of Friesland. Reclaimed wood, steel, natural colors and Paula´s stunning work set the tone for this unique home. Love the house´s rawness and love, love, love Paula´s work.
Paula found the floor lamp in a second hand store and sanded it to achieve the worn look. She then added her own design, a rough felt lampshade in wool and silk.
A tablecloth made of antique lace and wool, Paula´s design, sits on an old captain´s stool.
Photographer: Hotze Eisma
Nature is a bottomless well of inspiration for designers and artists working in different media. Always has been, always will be. Today I attended the opening of Nature in design, a group exhibition where around 30 Icelandic designers exhibit their works, which all have nature as the main source of inspiration. The exhibition is located at Ljosifoss power station, close to Thingvellir, the national park, and definitely worth a visit if you are visiting Iceland and intrigued to see how Icelandic designers have drawn inspirations from Mother Nature. The exhibition runs from the 19th of June until the 28th of August.
Vik Prjonsdottir is inspired by myths and folklore, stories from the past and present. The Sealpelt is based on an ancient Icelandic story. Find out more on Vik Prjonsdottir.com.
Bongo Blida is a collection of decorative objects designed to add a tropical feel to your existing tableware. Bongo Blida was developed last year at a workshop of designer and professor of Product Design at Iceland Academy of Art, Sigridur Sigurjonsdottir. Collaborators were Thorunn Arnadottir og Hreinn Bernhardsson. The projects received a grant from The Icelandic Research Fund for Graduate Students last year.
Furnibloom is a series of plant-containing furniture, designed by Dagny Bjarnadottir, Landscape Architect.
Leirpottur, clay pot made solely out of Icelandic clay, perfect for slow cooking of meat dishes. The motives on the pot are the flora+fauna of Icelandic nature. More info on Leir7.is.
Hildur Yeoman´s Poodle Collection is a quirky and colorful collection of crochet accessories, beautifully made out of sailor´s yarn. Hildur is one extremely talented fashion illustrator and designer and to see more of her work, check out Hildur Yeoman.
Australian stylist Sibella Court has lived and worked in the US as a stylist on advertising campaigns for Jo Malone and Bergdorf Goodman, also contributing regularly to magazines such as Town & Country, US Vogue Living and House and Garden. Today she is back in Australia where she runs The Society Inc, a store specialising in local and global textiles, furniture, homewares and other beautiful things. She´s also the Interiors Editor for Harpers Bazaar and Grazia magazines, among other things. Recently her book etcetera etc. was published by Murdoch Books. A gorgeous book worth looking up on Amazon.com.