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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

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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 Dagdrömmar (Daydreaming), a gorgeous volume chock full of dreamy imagery inspired by nature. Hanna talks to us about a love of Art Nouveau and Vikings, memories of childhood, and longings for summer. I can't wait for Hanna's next offering, Sommarnatt (Summernight), due out early next year.

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I believe Dagdrömmar means Daydreaming - what do you daydream about and how did this influence the images that appear in this book?
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Thus Owls introduce the video for new single As Long As We Try A Little

The transatlantic duo that is Thus Owls are set to release their stunning debut album, Turning Rocks, but first comes the single, accompanied by a wonderful video featuring the brothers Phil and Pierre Tétrault.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Thus Owls by Lindsay Lombard. In a romantic transatlantic tale of deja-vu Erika and Simon Angell met on tour whilst with other bands, and soon melded together as husband and […]

Singer Songwriter Dustin Tebbutt introduces his debut EP: The Breach

The Breach is a haunting collection of four melodies, wrought during a stay in Sweden and now catching the attention of radio stations across the world.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Dustin Tebbutt by Claudine O’Sullivan. From organic beginnings during a stay in Sweden, The Breach by Australian singer songwriter Dustin Tebbutt has gained a momentum all its own, gaining fans […]

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 […]

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London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Ann-Sofie Back | Atelje

Inspired by "God, spaghetti and delusions,"Anne-Sofie Back presented her garments of 'holy aesthetic' on the catwalk at Somerset House, on Friday 16th of September. A collection for the cool, sophisticated, discerning woman.

Written by Akeela Bhattay

Ann-Sofie Back | BACK S/S 2012 illustrated by Dee Andrews It’s 7 pm on the first day of London Fashion Week and the rapid advent of my first catwalk show […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Swedish School of Textiles BA

21 graduates from the BA and MA programmes at the Swedish School of Textiles came to London during fashion week to show their wares at Vauxhall Fashion Scout on Saturday 17 September. But is 21 designers in the same show too much…?

Written by Matt Bramford

Isabella Falkirk (BA) Graduate Collection, by Faye West On Saturday evening a selection of students from the Swedish School of Textiles transported their graduate collections to our fair city to […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Swedish School of Textiles MA

Twenty-one designers from The Swedish School of Textiles Showcased their eye-popping range of creativity, colour and maverick at Vauxhall Fashion Scout on Saturday 17th September for London Fashion Week. Here I reflect on the designs by the MA students.

Written by Akeela Bhattay

Salisa Phuwanawijak for Swedish School of Textiles by Claire Kearns ‘Twenty one designers’ I’m told by one of the PR people at the Swedish School of Textiles Show at Vauxhall […]

Dagmar A/W 2011: Sophisticated chic… environment and animal friendly

Swedish luxury brand Dagmar chooses to work environmentally friendly options into their latest collection, with fantastic results…

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustration by Claire Kearns Swedish fashion house Dagmar launched in the Spring of 2005 and its uncompromising new take on luxury has captivated fashion audiences around the world. Swedish hip-sisters […]

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Music Album and Artist Review: Rebekka Karijord

Nordic/Swedish Rebekka Karijord has released her third album; The Noble Art Of Letting Go, recorded in the woods and city of Stockholm.

Written by Helen Martin

Illustration by Karolina Burdon When you have the radio on all the time, it’s inevitable that you will discover new things. I discovered Rebekka Karijord when I was baking a […]

Dem Collective: designed in Sweden by Annika Axelsson and Karin Stenmar

Dem Collective have pioneered an all encompassing approach to ethical fashion design, and their devotion to all aspects of the supply and production chain is incredibly inspiring. Here is part of their interview which appears in full in Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Dem Collective by Michelle Urvall Nyren. You were founded in 2004, with the aim of becoming a profitable company that treated people and environment fairly. How have you put this […]

Anja Hynynen: an interview with this fabulous Swedish ethical fashion designer

In an excerpt from Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration the Swedish ethical designer describes why working with organic fabrics is so important to her.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Anja Hynynen by Andrea Peterson. How has a love of arts and handicrafts been passed down to you? Amongst my ancestors there is a menswear tailor, a well-known Swedish painter, and my three aunts who […]

The Very Best Scented Christmas Candles

Christmas is a great time of year to bask in the delightful scents of high quality candles, and here are some of the best. Featuring candles from Willow Organic, Cire Trudon, Spitalfields Candle Co. and Jo Malone to name just a few.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Willow Organic Gold Frankincense and Myrrh candle by Daria Hlazatova. I don’t know what it is about candles that gets me so excited. I think it has a lot to […]

Travelling to Denmark aboard the Dana Sirena cruise ferry.

A cruise ferry with DFDS Seaways was the best way to travel to Denmark to give a talk on design and sustainability. Read all about my fabulous journey aboard the Dana Sirena, accompanied by some gorgeous illustrations.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Dana Sirena with her captain, by Yelena Bryksenkova. When I was offered the opportunity to speak to designers in Copenhagen I jumped at the chance. And then, of course, […]

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An interview with Laura Terp Hansen of Underwerket Projects, Copenhagen

On Thursday 2nd September 2010 I will be giving a talk about Amelia's Magazine, sustainability and design for activism as part of the Underwerket Projects in Copenhagen. I talk to the driving force behind this project in my Q&A below...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Laura Terp Hansen has kindly invited me over to Copenhagen to talk to her fellow Danish designers, so I thought I’d find out a bit more about why she’d like […]

An interview with Spanish fashion duo Animal Bandido

Matt Bramford chats to Claudia and Zosen, who together make up whacky Spanish fashion label Animal Bandido - they give us an insight into the label and tell us about their anti-multi-national ethos…

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustration by Yelena Bryksenkova Animal Bandido are a fashion label with a difference. They’re totally anti-establishment and detest the omniprescent multi-national fashion empires that exploit workers and fabrics, and are […]

Artist Interview with Johan Björkegren

Johan Björkegren's talks to Amelia's Magazine about how his landscapes and portraits explore an idea of the 'ugly' frequently championed by the comic artist Robert Crumb.

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

Illustrator Johan Björkegren talks to Amelia’s Magazine about his relationship to Robert Crumb and the organic nature of drawing landscapes. As Johan’s production is nearly entirely composed of detailed black […]

An interview with Laura Mackness

Laura Mackness talks us through the role illustration plays in her bold geometric designs and the aspects of fashion she finds the most inspiring...

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

Laura Mackness graduated from Louise Wilson’s stella MA in Womenswear Fashion at Central Saint Martins in 2009 with a breathtaking collection where the cut and block colour of the fabric […]

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Introducing The Weird and Wonderful Art of Thuva-Lisa Ceder

Meet 19 year old illustrator and artist Thuva-Lisa Ceder, also known as Kaffe med Kaka. She's got a very warped mind for one so young...

Written by Aimee O'Neill

Thuva-Lisa Ceder is the creator and star of her own little world where the strange is praised and practiced. Since discovering her now defunct blog, Le Petit Nuage, a year […]

Petter & the Pix – Good As Gold – Album Review

(Mostly) Swedish group's second album arrives, a delightfully eclectic folk jumble of instruments and influences

Written by Ian Steadman

I’ve just opened my window, for the first time since the autumn. I had to deal with some cobwebs, some stiffness in the joints, but the fresh air has been […]

The Tiny: Swedish band interview at the Union Chapel, Islington

An interview with the wonderful Swedish band The Tiny at the Union Chapel in Islington, London on 4th March 2010. We talk about marriage, releasing your own records and the power of the internet. Illustration by Rosalie Hoskins.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Tiny by Rosalie Hoskins. When I slipped the new album Gravity & Grace by The Tiny into my desktop, I had no expectations. I’d never heard of this self-released […]