Well, hello there. It’s midnight already, today was a pretty intense but creatively fulfilling day. One of those days in which you are extremely tired but somehow feel inspired. I am art directing a photoshoot for an interior design client, (by the way, you can follow some behind the scenes on my snapchat @ilemartini) and from the prop selection we curated, I couldn’t help but fall in love with these beautiful products from Objekte Unserer Tage – unpronounceable name for a non German speaker – hah! My personal favorite is this Wagner vase designed by Anton Rahlwes. It’s the most beautiful and delicate piece of ceramic I’ve recently laid my eyes on. I definitely need to add it to my collection!
I am sure you have read, at least once in your life, that ‘good design improves quality of life’. I couldn’t agree more. I like to surround myself with beautifully crafted pieces knowing what’s behind them. Now, lighting it’s a tricky subject for me because I think it’s the accent that makes or breaks the harmony of a space. This beautiful floor lamp called Oda, designed by Sebastian Herkner for Pulpo, completely stole my heart. It’s literally a ‘balloon full of light’. Each piece is hand-blown and it’s held by this minimal metal structure that makes it the perfect soft yet geometric shape. I was able to find this beauty through a new online store and showroom in Berlin called Mintroom – I love supporting the new kid on the block!
Whilst in Stockholm last week, I had very little time to walk around so you can imagine my happiness when I stumbled upon Tambur’s sweet window display in Södermalm. They were showcasing one of these Fish & Pink coffee tables from the ‘Freckles and Shine’ collection. The combination of terrazzo confetti tile tops with glass, valchromat and brass is absolutely stunning.
Next week I’ll be off to Stockholm for this year’s furniture fair. I already have a busy schedule, still, I’m making a list of all the must-see design related happenings. On my radar there’s a visit at the Swedish National Centre for Architecture and Design in occasion of the exhibition ‘Designer of the year: Note Design Studio’ curated by Lotta Agaton and presented by Residence Magazine.
Images via Lotta Agaton
I seriously love this time of the year. There’s so many interior design related events that I can barely keep up with all the new product launches. Tomorrow I’m headed to Cologne for the IMM. Lots to see there! In the meantime, I was flipping through the latest & tradition catalogue. I’ll have to admit that I have a soft spot for Danish design brands, despite that, I have been a fan of the brand since launch. They collaborate with some of my old time favorite designers like Norm Architects and Luca Nichetto. Their aesthetics it’s definitely not for all, the styling choices are beyond minimal, still there’s a very clear brand vision behind it so I respect that. The color choices might be a bit too strong for me, but it always catches my attention.
I am back from beautiful Copenhagen. This time around it was a short but really sweet trip. I loved the relaxed atmosphere at this year’s Northmodern. Being a smaller fair focused on Nordic Design, I feel like you really get to experience at a much more personal level than at any of the more traditional design/furniture fairs. Happy also to see lots of nice new product launches. One of the highlights for me were these beautiful mirror mobiles designed by Danish studio Elkeland – they work in the deep ends of the danish countryside. C’mon, how awesome is that!