I met Anna-Lena Emden a couple of years ago at Formex fair. I was immediately fascinated by her clever clothing concept KNEPP. The basic idea is that you snap your own garment by using one or several parts of KNEPP‘s seamless jacquard knitted wool parts. The possibilities are endless. Instead of buying new clothes, snap a new one. The parts can all be combined with each other. Each part has a different pattern and color + one light and one dark side. I love this idea of a sustainable eco-friendly wardrobe. See more ideas and combinations at KNEPP’s blog.
Anna-Lena Emden is a textile designer who has made many collections for IKEA and Almedahls among others. See more of her patterns and designs here.
When ever things are less fun you can always browse artists Amu Song and Johan Olin’s COMPANY and their secret shop SALAKAUPPA Youtube clip here. Woven, wooden, handmade.. All playfully brilliant.
Above Bear Boots, Polar Bear Boots.
Below Baby Elephant Bag, Felt Boots.
More fun, great: Birch Pixel bag, Homewear, BibimBag Big, Dog Stools.
And this one “Birch Me” on the top of my wish list.
I like the rug “Middle of Nowhere“ by the design duo Bernadotte & Kylberg – (Sweden’s Prince) Carl Philip and Oscar Kylberg. The rug is made of pieces of old parachutes from the Swedish Armed Force and parachute clubs. Will be sold at Contemporary/Bukowskis, November 15, 2012 with the benefit donated to Childhood Foundation.
Hope to be able to meet my creative friend Barbara Berrada some day. Say hello to Barbara’s latest creation Rosa Moon, who’s living in a cup and saucer from Anna‘s and my porcelain collection.
Got a visit from Maria, designer at Knätofs today. She sure is a creative soul. Look at the very well worn jacket she made for her daughter. Mori girlish I like.
Maria (who also is a Clarks shoes designer), always in splendid clothes.
I do have a husband. But I’m a little in love with Andrew Groves. At least in his lifestyle and makings. Blogged about him before. I just got a mail about a new video documenting how Andrew’s products are made: Modern Day Artisans – Misc Adventures.
Lives in a small barn, and makes objects of wood and natural materials.
“A lot of the objects I make is not necessary about the end object, it’s about the process of making it.”
Barbara Berrada must be one of the hardest working woman I know about. A big big time creator. New projects all the time. (Great) photography, books, accessories, amazing kid’s clothes… And now these wonderful, by Barbara colored and illustrated old photos – as posters. This one is called Boys don’t cry. Super, isn’t it. You do it so well Barbara!
Anna and I talked about going to the gym. But really I don’t need it. At least not after the last couple of days climbing, crawling, stretching and jumping up and down when doing several different photo jobs. Every little muscle in the body screams. Will show you, in a day or two, what kind of job I did. Now, sleep.
Bògòlanfini fabric. In the shop too! (Has several news in the shop, but too little time to tell about it. Well time will come.) Have a nice weekend folks!
What a nice way to personalize a piece of old furniture. Great DIY project by Mirja at the blog Koulun lattia narisee.
Converse + Marimekko Spring 2012.