You who follow Fine Little Day at Instagram has already seen them – the new pillow cases. Gran in colors + the new pattern Barr.
Green, grey, brown, blue, black and yellow. Which color do you prefer? And what about Barr? Please tell me what you think and participate in a give away at the same time. What you can win? Your favorite pillow case of course. Two winners. Announced Wednesday 22 May. Leave you comment in this post. Thanks.
See the news here.
Thank you so much for your opinions and comments folks! Very helpful. The giveaway has two winners: Rebecca and Wsake, congrats to you ladies :)
I want to take the opportunity to offer you who still are interested in a GRAN or BARR pillow case – a discount for a buy. This code: Fine15 will give you 15 % off the price, and will be running a week from today (until 29 May, 2013).
Thanks again for participating.
My mini exhibiton at Tjolöholm Slott, Storstugan is up.
Tack igen Maria Kultala.
The Tjolöholm castle estate dates back to the 13th century. “Both the interior and exterior of the castle are very detailed, and display a high level of quality handicraft.The Elizabethan façade has hints of Art Nouveau style, and the flowing lines and stylised flower and plant themes reoccur throughout the whole castle.” Take a tour in some of the castl’es rooms here. My work is located in Storstugan, the former Village Hall.
Guess I have to take a look at Melancholia finally, which is recorded here at the castle.
Cactus Pincushion Crochet Pattern
Now – thinking of buying a Macrame hanger, vegetable garden markers and a new Pilea, the one I had didin’t make it :(
It was white. Not any more. Big, black ants in acrylic paint took over. And a chain sawn tree mushroom. The bureau and the trees moves to Tjolöholm tomorrow. The alarm clock will ring early.
Acrylic paint, what a good companion. Adheres to all kind of surfaces.
Action painting with forest theme. Today with good help from Maria Kultala. For my (mini) exhibiton at Tjolöholm Slott, starting this weekend.
Mexican textile folk art craft.
Even more at Casa Otomi.
From one continent to another. Back in Sweden again. It was a long trip. Even if I can’t wait to go back Sri Lanka again, it’s nice to be home. And back to work. Look what has arrived, a first sample of my new rug for House of Rym. A handmade, 100% Halfa (natural vegetable fibre). The rug will come in a couple of different sizes. And it will be called Commedia dell’arte.
There will be other nice House of Rym news in the shop as well. Lovely new foutas by Anna for example, more olive wood and reused Kelim-textile items. Will show you more further on!
Interor photos by Sara Gust.
A quick post to show you my Sun-Lion for Little Red Stuga‘s Bu! blankie. Take a look at Lisa Grue’s and Will Broome‘s as well, here.
Wore the lace I bought the other day. And Otto’s Mountains arrived. Was out photographing. And met a friend.
Last year I made an Indian for Little Red Stuga‘s Bu blankie. This autumn Little Red Stuga adds three new motifs to the Bu! blankie. Lisa Grue’s and Will Broome‘s illustrations joins in the new Bu! family as well. And a lion, by me.
God morning. Yes we sleep loong in the mornings, when we can. Today we could. A night person I am. The kids too, it seems like. Actually I’ve always thought that society oppresses us night people with their day times. I feel discriminated sometimes. All the early meetings, dental appointments and opening hours. I feel so much better when I get to follow my own clock. One might think that I’m a slacker. But that’s ok.
Don’t miss House of Rym if you’re going to Formex! My colleague Anna will be there and our Tunisian friends Rym and Zied. And some of the other clever girls that are working with the brand. I will not be there. But my cup will. In stand: AG:17
Hello new followers at Instagram :)
From different angels.
Dark, rough and cosy. In contrast to the ordinary place I hang out in.
Hope I do not disappoint anyone, but my rug is not the center one in the previous post but the first. I would have love to own all three but there are limits ;)
More favorite rugs.
I’m grateful and happy for nice words from Tiger today at the blog DIY or DIE. There’s an interview with me in Swedish, a part of it roughly translated to English below:
What type of products have Anna and you made for House of Rym?
At the moment we’ve made olive products such as bowls, spoons and coasters. Wool rugs, a series of porcelain and textiles – Foutas (traditional Tunisian towels), bags and pillows (not produced yet).
And together with Fia Miari we have also worked with the graphic identity, website, fair shows, photographed and staged the products – Created a brand simply. Or at least laid the groundwork for it.
Is there any product you are particularly proud of?
I really like porcelain series that Anna and I made together. It was a fun and rewarding collaboration that resulted in a number of different patterns. In their characters quite different but still “talking to each other.” The idea is that you should be able to mix and match as you please.
What has been the inspiration of this collaboration?
The main inspiration has been a meeting between Sweden and Tunisia, between us and them. The crazy story. The Tunisian couple who contacted me and Anna unaware that we share studio together. The trip to Tunisia where they welcomed us with open arms. How they took us around with with such joy and warmth and gave us opportunities!
(Above, Fouta designed by Anna Backlund).
From what I understand, you’re not particularly fond of order, strict lines and perfection? Why is it so exciting?
I am a sucker for handmade, spontaneous and not too polished expressions. Basically because I care about that there should be no right or wrong. And because I enjoy when people affirms the desire of creating. Regardless who the creator is, or what background he or she has. (And because I like what it looks like of course).
I believe I also interpret a genuineness and playfulness in things as I understand as not over worked. A feeling that I often found hard to capture myself in my own work. I need to remind myself not to think too much. So I fail in an early stage, ha ha.
(Logo by Fia Miari)