Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Desirable Dada’s Diamonds

Dada’s Diamonds is a Swedish jewellery designer par excellence, with really unique and wonderfully imaginative theme based designs.

This double brooch is from Friday’s Collection (Robinson Crusoe), and it’s called Polly’s Shadow. I saw it live yesterday on a colleague, and it looks fantastic in real life! I got slightly jealous to be honest ...

This is Tea Time double brooch from Wonderland collection (Alice in Wonderland, obviously!).

Brooch from That’s Amore collection. I must say I really love the mix of metals.

Another brooch from That’s Amore. Would look great as a tie pin, don’t you think?

Wonder charms earrings, so very sweet indeed.

Seashell earrings from Friday’s Collection.

Darling Wonder Charm Rose earrings.

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Sara Berner is a very talented Swedish designer and I am craving her china series Parken from Designista. They come in my absolute favorite colour combination: turquoise and red, with different variations, and adorable illustrations, mostly of animals. I think maybe I shall have to start collecting this series for myself.

What breakfast wouldn’t be better with some sandwiches on this plate?

What oatmeal wouldn’t be tastier in this bowl?

What coffee wouldn’t wake you up better in this cup?

What tea wouldn’t be more warming in this cup?

Okay, I feel like I’m starting to sound like Goldilocks or something, I guess you get the point by now anyway: I LOVE these items.

Monday, 28 November 2011

Clarice Lispector

I must admit I had never heard of Brasilian writer Clarice Lispector until I stumbled upon these remarkably beautiful book covers last week. I would very much like to change that and get my hands on all four of these pretties, that are designed by Paul Sahre. I think I shall have to dive into his work some more too, will get back on that at some other time.

This kind of design makes my heart flutter.

Clarice Lispector was quite remarkably beautiful herself. Photo by Bluma Wainer.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Sägen porcelain jewellery

Sägen is a Swedish designer of vintage porcelain jewellery that makes really dreamy pieces. I have seen her things in stores for years, but so far I have never been able to decide which of all the wonderful things I should make mine. There’s just too much to choose from! This is just a tiny selection of everything that appeal mostly to me this Thursday in November, be sure to check out the whole store for more eye candy. Cherry Blossom necklace above.

Red and white rose necklace.

Maxim necklace. Original porcelain designed in 1969 by Stig Lindberg, one of Sweden’s most important designers in the 20th century. If you’re curious to see how the original cups and saucers look, check this Japanese auction site.

Salix necklace. Original porcelain also designed by Stig Lindberg in 1954.

Gretchen earrings, English porcelain.

Faye necklace.

Petal Pink earrings. This new design (i.e. not vintage porcelain) also comes in brown.

Yoko necklace, inspired by Japanese cherry blossoms. This is not made from vintage porcelain, but this design might be my favorite as of right now. I just love it!

Yoko earrings. These come rather high up on my Christmas wish list, in case anyone was wondering (hint, hint).

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

wear that book

I’ve got a lovely and colourful book/dress combo for you today, with a Swedish book and a South African dress. I’m hoping this dress will still be in stores for another month or so, until I can hopefully get my hands on it. I really like it a lot.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Kauniste, excellent Finnish design

I am a huge fan of a lot of Finnish design, both old and new, and recently stumbled upon the textile company Kauniste. They are a fairly new collective of young Scandinavian designers, and I am very impressed by their work so far. Check their website for retailers if you want to get your hands on these beautiful goods. Above is a pretty tote bag in Metsä fabric, designed by Norwegian Bjørn Rune Lie.

A pillow in the same fabric. This print is very Scandinavian, if you ask me!

Totebag in Sokeri fabric, designed by Hanna Konola. I love this print so much! I want a dress in this print.

I also want these pillows for our lounge.

Sokeri comes in pink too, in a tea towel.

Gentlemen birds tea towel, also designed by Bjørn Rune Lie.

2012 fish calender tea towel, looking very 50’s. Designed by Matti Pikkujämsä.

2012 cat calender tea towel, also very 50’s looking and completely adorable! Also designed by Matti Pikkujämsä.

Finnish alphabet tea towel, designed by Leena Kisonen.

Monday, 21 November 2011

uncommonly cute

I will probably be the last one to get an iPhone, or similar, but if and when I do, I will be sure to get one or all of these cute shells from Uncommon. Since I don’t plan on getting an iPhone anytime soon, I think Uncommon should make something else with these designs too, like totebags, or purses. Or just prints. I’d get them. Especially this one with owls, I love this one. Well, in fact I love all of them, I’d probably get them all.

Japanese cherry blossoms. Very kawaii indeed.

Colourful acrobatic heron.

Japanese sushi theme. Maybe this is the most kawaii of them all!

Supercute Yeti in the woods! Which one would you get?

Friday, 18 November 2011

300 particularly pretty penguins?

This is my 300th post! I did plan to host a nice giveaway in celebration of that, and I will, it’s just that I’m running a little behind with everything at the moment. There is not enough daylight in a day in this part of the world, I tell you, and not enough hours in a day as it is. Not a good combination. Anyway, the giveaway will come before Christmas, that’s a promise! As for now, the celebration will be a post with even more particularly pretty Penguin Classics covers signed the amazing Coralie Bickford-Smith. I could have posted one beautiful Penguin cover every day on this blog since the start, I believe there are that many and probably more, but I guess it’s more interesting with a bit of a mix, don’t you think? This clothbound classics series I want surrounding me all day, every day. As wallpapers, clothes, jewellery, in frames, on book shelves, well you get the point. The first five are new titles in the series, the rest are older, and I might have posted some before, but they sure deserve a second post. And third, and fourth. Enough words for now, enjoy this eye candy for now, and enjoy your weekends!