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Posts Tagged ‘Scandinavian’

Happy Home Outside: Everyday Magic for Outdoor Life – Review and Interview with Author Charlotte Hedeman Guéniau

An exclusive interview with the founder of the Rice DK homeware brand, and author of Happy Home Outside.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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I’ve never thought of using a greenhouse as an outdoor space to socialise in, but this and other unusual ideas form the basis of a beautiful new book by Charlotte Hedeman Guéniau, founder of quintessential Danish lifestyle brand Rice. Happy Home Outside: Everyday Magic for Outdoor Life is chock full of aspirational photography, beautiful ideas and a smattering of simple designs to make… all presented in a wonderfully informal manner that makes this committed Scandophile yearn for a more Danish way of life even more.

The book features lots of lovely tips like the importance of a small table to move around the garden and how to create a lovely tray of treats. At it’s heart Rice is an ethical brand, and I love the little ideas such as pegging the (reusable) glasses up on… read more

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Dagdrömmar by Hanna Karlzon: Colouring Book Review and Artist Interview

Dagdrömmar is an absolutely stunning colouring book from the pen of Swedish artist Hanna Karlzon. Currently published only in Scandinavia, let's hope it finds a way onto our shores soon.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I’ve been spending a lot of time on Facebook lately, getting inspired by the adult colouring community and discovering colouring artists such as Hanna Karlzon, who has created the beautiful […]

Great ideas for homemade Christmas Decorations for 2013

If you aspire to make your own DIY Christmas ornaments you've come to the right place: here's the best I've found on my travels around the internet. Think pom poms, polymer clay, twig trees, woven paper stars and more!

Written by Amelia Gregory

I’ve been collecting Christmas decorations for as long as I can remember, so it’s not like there is a shortage of baubles and other pretty objects with which to decorate […]

New Designers 2013 Printed Textiles and Surface Design Graduates – The 50s Trend

50s influenced surface designs and printed textiles patterns were big news at this years New Designers. Here's my favourite examples of the trend.

Written by Amelia Gregory

As usual there were a plethora of outstanding design graduates on show at New Designers, and I always um and ah about how I am going to split these blogs […]

The Best Designer Murals by Illustrators and Artists on Photowall

Discovering the best digitally printed murals by artists and designers on Photowall.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Photowall by Julia Pott. Once upon a time large scale photo walls were the province of bars, offices and other imposing spaces which could afford extravagant interior design. That has […]

Christmas Gift Ideas 2012: Best Books for Friends & Family

In my final Christmas round up I bring you a great selection of books: dip into this for those last minute gift ideas. Go on, the shops are still open, you've got time.

Written by Amelia Gregory

It’s here! For my final round up of gift ideas I take a look at a selection of books to give your loved ones for Christmas. You’re sure to find […]

Christmas Gift Ideas 2012: Top Ten Best Mugs by Illustrators and Designers

Wondering what to give for Christmas? The shops are full of mugs for a reason: they make great inexpensive gifts with character. And I've found the best designs for you online...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Beaver Mug by Lisa Jones. I *love* beavers so I was super excited to find this. No really, don’t laugh. Next up: my recommendations for mugs. Yes, a whole blog […]

An interview with illustrator Petra Börner

Swedish illustrator extraordinaire Petra Börner is nominated for the 2012 V&A Illustration Awards, announced tonight. Her work is a rich mix of Scandinavian and Arts and Crafts influences that I absolutely adore...

Written by Amelia Gregory

I have long admired the work of Swedish born illustrator Petra Börner, who brilliantly mixes Scandinavian and Arts and Crafts influences to create a style all her own. Her book […]

Album review and interview with Swedish duo Pallers: The Sea of Memories

New Scandinavian chillwave from a talented duo. Welcome to the blissed out world of Pallers.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Pallers by Shauna McGowan. The upcoming album from Swedish duo Pallers is a blissed out slice of wonder. The Sea of Memories opens with Another Heaven and indeed listening to […]

Camberwell College of Arts: Ovo Show Illustration Graduate Show 2011 Review – Downstairs 1

Some more fab illustrations at the Ovo Show - including work by Alice Stanley, Rosie Eveleigh, Karin Söderquist, Sam Taylor, Tom Dorkin and Iriini Kalliomaki.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Alice Stanley. Now, dosage finally, it’s time for my second round of blog posts featuring the best of Ovo Show from Camberwell College of Arts illustration graduates (read […]

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Royal College of Art MA Degree Show 2011 Review: Textile Design

Gorgeous textile design for fashion and home. Watch out for Emma Shipley, Emma Lundgren, Rachel Philpott, Jonna Saarinen, Hannah Sabapathy, Marie Parsons and more.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Emma Lundgren by Natasha Waddon. Textiles were displayed amongst product design at the Royal College of Art 2011 degree show – fitting, health as many textile designers showed practical applications […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Menswear Day Catwalk Review: J.W. Anderson

J.W. Anderson showcased his unique approach to menswear on Wednesday during London Fashion Week, with illustrations by Gabriel Ayala, Aniela Murphy and Natasha Thompson!

Written by Nick Bain

ACOFI Concrete Hermit Tiger Feet by Paul Blow. Yesterday 2011′s Pick Me Up once again kicked off in the Embankment Galleries at Somerset House. I went along to the opening […]

Camilla Norrback: the Scandinavian ethical designer talks Sustainability

Camilla Norrback is on a mission to create Ecoluxury clothing. Here's a little taster of her interview in Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Camilla Norrback A/W 2010 by Katherine Tromans. You’ve been involved in eco design since 2002. What prompted your decision to make your label sustainable? It was an easy choice, and […]