Danish photographer Anders Schonnemann, has a very impressive portfolio. See more here.
Therese Sennerholt is a Swedish-based, award-winning freelance art director working with advertising, editorial, graphic and corporate identity. As a side hobby, she has created some really cool graphic prints with quotations and saying, either old ones or ones that she has made up herself. Therese´s prints are available in selected shops in Scandinavia as well as in her own webshop.
Styling: Lotta Agaton
Phtotography: Henrik Bonnevier and Guido Hildebrand
I have a weakness for blogs dedicated to food. I have to admit that what mostly appeals to me about them, is the photography and the styling of the photographs. Having worked as a food stylist I appreciate a good work of this genre when I see it. Katie Quinn Davies is an Australian food photographer and stylist who blogs on What Katie Ate, a beautiful blog, packed with recipes and info. Although I haven´t tried her recipes yet, they look really tempting and the photography and styling is, to me, just perfect. I´ve included few photographs of cakes and deserts. Please enjoy more of Katie´s lovely work here.
I had the pleasure last night to get a sneak preview of a lecture that´s going to be given tomorrow on the Swiss architect, Peter Zumthor. One of his many innovative and highly original projects is Therme Vals, a hotel/spa, located in the village of Vals in Switzerland. The spa, listed as a protected building, is a rectangular construction with stacked walls of stone slabs, quarried only 2 km from the Therme itself. The hotel is furnished with furnitures from designers such as Eileen Gray, Ray and Charles Eames and Marcel Breuer. Therme Vals which has been called a "lesson in courage and aesthetics" and "a spa such as has never been seen before" definitely looks like a tempting destination for those who love outstanding architecture, pampering and landscape in one package. You can learn more about Therme Vals here.
Katrin Arens has a rather unique home somewhere in the Lombardy region in the north of Italy. I particularly fancy how she uses rough, untreated wood in every room and outside in the garden. This is a look I could go for if I had a cottage in the country....
Photographs: Marie Claire Maison
I don´t blog often enough about Icelandic design, which is a shame since a lot of it is very good and definitely worth mentioning. One of my favorite Icelandic design studio, is Studio Bility, founded in 2005 by product designer Gudrun Lilja Gunnlaugsdottir and Jon Asgeir Hreinsson, graphic designer and Gudrun´s husband. Gudrun Lilja is actually one of my all-time favorite product designer. She has a very distinctive personal style which I admire enormously. I love those 3 different candle holders, shown here. Very appropriate for this time of year. More work by Studio Bility team on their website.
Designers: Gudrun Lilja & Runa Thors
Designers: Gudrun Lilja & Runa Thors
Photographer: Marino Thorlacius
I first saw Annett Janowiak´s paper art in German Elle Decoration, last year if I remember correctly. Annett, who is a German stylist creates beautiful paper art out of ordinary, white paper plates. Annett´s website is under construction at the moment, but hopefully not for long. I´m dying to see more of her work.
I came across Paloma´s Nest on Etsy quite some time ago and immediately fell in love with the delicate ceramics products, handcrafted by the woman behind Paloma´s Nest, Texan Caroline Colom Vasquez. For Christmas 2010, Caroline has made a line of really beautiful ceramic ornaments for the home.
The dove has become one of the most popular motives and each year a new version of the dove becomes available to the delight of collectors.
Ring a ling, hear them sing ornament with bells.
Christmas tree ornament, perfect for the christmas tree or to tie on a Christmas gift or a bottle.
Letter ceramic garland.
This year´s ceramic dove features a tiny hole at the beak where a "twig" of decorative baubles have been inserted.
Tile ornaments, perfect for either hanging on the tree, on the Christmas present or to decorate the house with.
Paloma´s Nest ceramics arrives beautifully packaged.