Thursday, 30 December 2010

Hang me some tea

If the Hanger Tea were to be submitted as an entry to tea-packaging-awards (if such a thing existed), I say it would win hands down! I can’t think of a better or more obvious way to pack teabags than this hanger & T-shirt design. It’s a funny take on how the simple motion of hanging a used teabag on the rim of your cup, be done. Color-coded for different varieties, the hangers are rather cute and so are the tea-shirts!

Origami Tea Packaging

Directed by artist Natalia Ponomareva from Russia, here is an amazing project with packaging of tea bags produced under the principles of origami. The bird forms and unfolds gradually while the tea infuses.

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Österportsgatan penthouse

Good morning all,

Here is a very quite big apartment, it is situated along the canal and a short distance away is Queen Square, where farmers gather for spring and autumn to sell new potatoes, cheese, vegetables, jams and jellies. In this urban idyll meets a stunning penthouse with beautiful light flow. The large living room is the heart of the flat, with two spacious bedrooms that connect. White, fully freshly painted woodwork, walls and ceiling with neatly matching oak parquet flooring creates a clean and fresh atmosphere. There is a spacious kitchen with large dining area and good storage facilities. Could hardly be better! :)

Monday, 20 December 2010

Amazing Kitchen ♥

This kitchen is amazing, between the enormous island and the skylight, I could live here! I even could sleep on the floor of that kitchen, this is a perfect kitchen.

A Cutting board and a delicious cinnamon bread

Mrs. Murphy cutting board: Could be a tray, could be a cutting board or cheese board... either way, a little bit of Dalarna tradition in your home. :) You see on the picture... it looks like a delicious piece of bread with a glass of milk...That is exactly what I have been dreaming to eat since this morning, a delicious cinnamon bread with butter. Couldn't find any on my way to work. I wish you a beautiful day, enjoy, have fun, it is soon Christmas Oh Oh Oh Oh :)

Spot bowl

Good morning my lovelies,
How was your weekend? Mine was perfect.
I found on Perch modern ceramics cute little bowls. I would throw my change in this bowl, or fill it with smelly rocks, or candy for guests!

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Safe Bamboo Radio, Pierre Garner and Elise Berthier

Made of renewable bamboo and eco-friendly PLA plastic, this AM/FM portable radio can be powered by winding the built-in crank or by AC power adapter (not included). Two minutes of cranking provide thirty minutes of listening, that is amazing... isn't it?. And the good part of it is that it also has an MP3 amplifier.

Travel Infuser Mug Tyler Gilbert and Andrew Wahl, 2007

This mug design features a drop-down basket for loose-leaf or bagged tea, and steeps tea to a perfect brew. The car-cup-friendly double-walled container insulates contents and has a flip lid for easy drinking and to prevent spills. The container is microwave-safe, and all food contact surfaces are BPA-free. Made of Eastman Tritan™ copolymer, polypropylene, ABS, TPE, and silicone. Dishwasher- and microwave-safe. Will use it every morning on my way to work.

New York in a Bag from Muji

As irresistible to adults as it is to children, MUJI's New York in a Bag comes with eight wooden city structures and six wooden cars. Included are New York City icons such as MoMA's original 1939 building, the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, the Statue of Liberty, and the Guggenheim Museum. The wood is from sustainable forests. Recommended for ages 12 and up. I got one from my lovely friend Yuko when I visited her in Japan some years ago, it is Tokyo in wooden city structures. Thanks Yuko again for that great gift, I still have it in my flat. ♥

Espresso Set - Fellina Sok-Cham, 2008

Winner of a student design contest, this espresso set includes a bamboo tray with six inset bamboo saucers, six porcelain cups, and six stainless-steel spoons that rest across the cups. It can also be used to serve appetizers and desserts. Cups are dishwasher- and microwave-safe. Spoons are dishwasher-safe too. It would perfectly fit my other set of cups in my kitchen. ♥

Olafur Eliasson Wrote the Book on Crazy Floorplan

Artist Olafur Eliasson created this piece, a laser-cut negative space rendering of his house in 85:1 scale:

It’s made of 454 slices, bound together in a book. Apparently it was quite a difficult process to put together, due to the complex constraints that were put upon the paper. From what I understand it was commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art in NYC.

The folks that produced the book are a laser-cutting house that specializes in paper-cutting, called Visionen in Papier. I’m actually even more interested in what they are capable of doing, and the kinds of services they provide- check out some of their other examples of their work.

As this piece combines books, paper cutting, laser cutters, architecture, and paper making, it hits a broad area of things I really enjoy- so I pass it along to you, readers, in the hope you find it interesting as well.

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

My Christmas Wish List… are you listening Santa?

Dear Santa,
Here is my wish list for this Christmas. Can I have a drum roll please?

1. I would like to spend time in Crans-Montana with my cousin Vero & Stefan

2. I hope to see my cousin Julie from London

3. Wish to see the lovely family from Stockholm (Anna, Peder, Julia....) hope you will come in Switzerland in order to ski all together.
4. Wish to be able to see all my friends as much as possible
5. Spend good times with my grandparents.

6. Go with Eliane to "Yverdon-les-Bains"
and see Mickael and his lovely sister.
7. I heard that you have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your handsome prince, but I don't want to kiss many frogs, but just one... please Santa...Ah ah ah I am being ridiculous on that one. :) LOL
8. Go watch a movie with my mum
Receive post cards, I love receiving letters or small cute cards, because the only thing I usually receive are invoices in my mail box.

10. Travel around the world with my best friend Julien Shaller
Go to Bali with my lovelies... Francesca, Rita, Ruedi and the mama Yoli and her kid.

Santa could send through my house chimney the following gifts:

1. A picture of Norway or Sweden, I love Scandinavians landscapes
2. Lolita Lempicka perfume
or the Jasmine Perfume from Yves Rocher
3. A pair of gloves, I've lost the second pair and it's only the beginning of Winter.
4. The Cluedo board game, never had one and I always wished to be able to play with my friends and family.

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Christmas Interiors feeling

I have to admit that I haven't done any Christmas tree or any other decoration in my flat, but if I had the time I would love to have a house or flat that looks the same as the following interior.

Cubic Shoes Shop

Hello my lovelies, I would like to share with you my project "Cubic Shoes Shop". I presented last Wednesday 8th December 2010 this model. After almost 48 hours of work here are some pictures of my final project. This shoe shop has a huge hall entrance with a big front window, you'll find a cement floor in the centre, followed by glass compartments for shoes all around the ground floor. On the top gallery I present some shoes on two cubic stands plus two sofas in order to try your shoes on. Hope you will like this project as much as I enjoyed building it. I am enjoying every projects even if it is hard work. I wish you a great week. Give me your opinion, thanks. :)

Monday, 13 December 2010

Far West Village — New York, New York

After 18 months of renovations, Kevin Sharkey was so pleased to have his apartment complete for the September issue of Martha Stewart Living that he invited Apartment Therapy editors for a private tour! The contemporary space is high over the Hudson in one of the Richard Meier towers on the West Side Highway. With natural light flooding the space, Kevin took extra care to keep colors calm and neutral.
Kevin's apartment is featured in the September 2010 issue of Martha Stewart Living.

Upper West Side — Manhattan, New York

Here is a brand new building with views of the Hudson. I love the cosy style of this apartment. If I had to move to New York, I would definitely look for a flat like this one. I would enjoy moving there for some years just to give it a try. Imagine moving to another country, find a job woowww that would be so cool but on the other hand I would feel lonely without my family. Perhaps some of my family could join me :)

Monday, 22 November 2010

Things that are making me happy ♥

  • When my cousin Julie is texting me from London
  • Eating Ben & Jerries Ice Cream with Stefan and my cousin Vero. I scream you scream we all scream for an Ice cream
  • People telling jokes, specially when I don't understand the end of a joke.
  • Working with Sophie on our Home Interior Design Projects for School, but gosh I hope we will have our diploma soon.
  • Love watching scary movie with Renée, poor Renée I'll always remember her face when I woke her up in the middle of the night telling her: Renée I heard a weird noice coming from the kitchen. boouuuhhh scary..!
  • Planning trips, love that but I think my Bank account Manager doesn't enjoy that as much as I do.
  • To be inspired and motivated by new projects.
  • Cooking Salmon pie with cucumber and lemon (Stefan and Vero love that pie).
  • Love lighting up my Menorah candles.
  • Little reminders of love via La Mia Vita's blog: “She’s not the type of girl to wait by the phone, she won’t cry, she knows it’ll get her nowhere, she’ll laugh a lot and often, and she will live her own life. She would like you to be a part of it, but she will do just fine without you.”
  • Dreaming about opening a Design Office with some of my friends

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Obsessive Consumption: What did you buy today?

Now available in book format, "Obsessive Consumption: What Did You Buy Today?" is artist Kate Bingaman-Burt's winsomely self-conscious take on transparency and consumer culture. Beginning in 2002, in the face of growing credit card debt, Bingaman-Burt resolved to give new meaning to the term "retail therapy" by documenting her daily purchases, first with photographs and then with ink drawings. Parking tickets, coffee, packs of gum, shoes, electricity bills, and burritos. She has been drawing something that she purchased every day since February 5, 2006.

Obsessive Consumption represents a selection of these daily drawings. The drawings in this book started as a guilty pleasure. I really enjoy looking at those daily purchases in this really helpful book, cause by looking at those drawings I realized how much I spent,
do you ever feel like there's a leak in your bank account? It's like the sound of water dripping, a tiny crack through which a slow stream of money is draining away. You know it's there (because the cash isn't), but you can't find the source. You scrounge through your bank account, looking at all of your expenses, but they seem normal. So what's causing the constant shortfall, the perpetual feeling of falling behind, the sleepless nights and nagging anxiety?
The embarrassing truth is that every day, in countless idiotic ways, you (and I, unfortunately) just . . . waste . . . money. Perhaps I should start saving some money too. Ok I'll start tomorrow! =)