Dyeforindigo / Johan Åberg

JOHAN’S BLUE WORLD

Johan Åberg is an artist/artisan who founded Dyeforindigo in 2016, a Gothenburg based indigo studio offering natural indigodyeing, shibori and sashiko workshops and lectures. Johan cherish materials ment to last and works in a way that not only benefits people and the planet, but also unifies sustainability with ethics, and ultimately invites people to be creative, and invest in well-made and lasting products through good decisions. We cherish Johan for his knowledge, passion and will to share it.

Fine Little Day invited Johan to make something by some of our leftover linen textiles in an earlier production.

The textile, a jacquard-woven linen fabric, was dyed blue and became a patched pillowcase and a kimono, inspired by a 150-year-old model that Johan bought during one of his trips to Japan. Our hope is that this garment will be worn with the same long-term thinking as Johan’s Japanese references. Treat it carefully and let the repairs become part of the garment’s expression, like the annual rings on a tree. The Dyeforindigo collection also includes indigo-colored muslin blankets and mobiles made of wooden sticks Johan picked in Gothenburg’s harbor, two posters and a wall hanging.  It’s a  collection that celebrates passionate craftsmanship, sustainability and the color blue!  All in a limited edition.


Follow Johan’s account @dyeforindigo

PRODUCTS FROM THE COLLECTION

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How do you work, and how would you describe yourself in your professional role?

After more than twenty years in the fashion / textile industry with insight into the poor prevailing environment and working situations in the industry, I left it to focus on textile crafts, local production, plant dyeing and work shops. Today, I work exclusively with traditional and sustainable methods such as natural indigo dyeing and the Japanese repair technique Sashiko. A large part of my work consists of arranging workshops in these techniques and raise questions regarding sustainability and recycling. I have always been fond of worn and unique things, something that has led to a collection of workwear, denim and antique textiles, mostly blue of course : )

Tell us about your interest in Japanese textile crafts?

It is probably mainly about the indigo pigment, this complex pigment that is surrounded by so much mystery. There is a lot in the Japanese aesthetic that appeals to me, and the combination of “Mottainai” (do not waste), the careful and great attention to details and the respect for the material. The Japanese patched textiles called Boro with its sashiko stitches and patterns reflecta a craft that was born out of a pure need for survival. The poor working class textiles with patched layers upon layers of garments have so much to tell.

What is your relationship to Brännö?

I have always felt welcome on the island of Brännö. It has been easy to work with the locals. I have had a summer store in an old shipyard, several work shops and concerts and also spent a lot of time there with my family. Brännö and the nature reserve of Galterö are truly gems of Sweden.

What does an ultimate work situation look like for you?

I thrive very well in my roll as a tutor and enjoy to work in a context. Working completely independently is not really my thing, I’m probably too restless and too social for that! I enjoy a mix of work shops, collaborations and a bit of my own exploration.

Future dreams / plans?

It would have been fun to scale up the dyeing process itself, and be able to offer a functional work shop location, a non-toxic and sustainable dyeing process to companies, in a larger scale than I can today. Start a large indigo cultivation and offer the possibility to manage the whole process from seed to color. I have several collaborations coming up in 2020, a research project with HDK (School of Arts and Crafts) and Chalmers (University of Technology) and an exchange with local craftsmen women in Kenya, which I hope will bear fruit and develop further, as well as work shops and lectures.

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Meet Sofia Lind

We are excited to tell you a little more about our collaboration with Sofia Lind, which holds a collection of several beautiful art posters.

Sofia Lind is a designer and artist from Gothenburg, Sweden. After studying Design BA at HDK, the Academy of Design and Crafts, she moved to Stockholm, where she’s now based. She took her master in visual communication at Konstfack, graduating in 2018. Lind has been working as an artist/painter doing several exhibitions, both group and solo shows. This year (2021) she will participate in the Liljevalchs Spring Exhibition amongst others.

In her work Sofia Lind plays with muted colors and lively patterns in a way that’s fresh and highly expressive, to create delightful pieces of art that catches the attention of the viewers.

In her work she often depicts how women interact with parts of life, such as language or nature, and makes birds and flowers come alive as charming characters. Lind only works on her art digitally at the very end of her creative process, to ensure that the media she likes to use in her paintings keep their vivid character. When Sofia Lind contacted Fine Little Day for a collaboration a few years ago we were instantly enchanted by her work. It felt new, original and made us curious. The rest is history.

Elisabeth asked Sofia a few questions about her work and how she navigates her creative process. Scroll down to read the interview! Follow Sofia over on @karinsofialind

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How does your creative process look? Has it changed over the years?


My process is really methodical. I force myself to sketch every day, and later I go back and ask myself what have I done, and why. But I try not to be too hard on myself during the sketch work, try to not be afraid of doing anything that will end up in the trash.

My process has been like this for a while, and to help me from procrastination I make sure I never wait for the inspiration to come. (ok sometimes I do that too.)


What first made you interested in art? What drives you to keep exploring new ideas?

Arts and especially craft has always meant a lot to me. When I was a kid and could stare for hours at a wall paper. Trying to figure out when the pattern was repeating itself and what it visually expressed.

It keeps me curious how much you can read in with just an illustration/drawing. I try to let the medium help me with the story telling, for example how a lot of the bodies a draw take up the whole space on the paper – but at the same time it’s just a paper and how much space are you allowed to take?  

Do you have a favorite art medium to work with?

Oil pastel or mixing the tempera powder with different emulsions has had me for a while now.

Do your paintings always turn out the way you imagine they will (do you want them to)?

No a lot ends up in my drawers or thrown away. I try to allow the mind and the hand to not align for a more interesting result. 

How do you know that you’re satisfied with something you’ve made?

Sometimes it’s just a specific shape in the painting, for example a negative space or a color – if that specific thing turned out perfect that’s enough. I think it is more interesting when there is something in the painting that isn’t experienced perfectly.  

If you could invite three creatives, past or present, to a dinner party, who would you choose? What would you ask them?

Niki de Saint Phalle, Yoko Ono and Georgia O’Keeffe.

I would love to ask them all how to build the perfect space both physically and mentally for contemplation and creation.

Out of all of your paintings or motifs, do you have a personal favorite?

Hmm no i don’t think so. Every work is a time mark for me, sometimes they make me happy, sometimes sad to think of them. 

Have you found any new interests / things you appreciate through working as an artist, that you may never have found otherwise? 

I met a lot of wonderful people, that maybe I wouldn’t have met otherwise. 

Photo: Oscar Laufersweiler

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Kajsa Cramer + Fine Little Day

Introducing a collaboration between Ceramist Kajsa Cramer and Fine Little Day, based on friendship and a passion for handmade patterns and shapes. Elisabeth Dunkers pencil drawings joins marriage with Kajsas delicate porcelain shapes. This might be the start of something new.  

Kajsa Cramer is a ceramicist and works with the key words simplicity, genuinely and sustainably when she designs. It’s in the studio in Spinneriet outside Gothenburg that Fine Little Day shares with Kajsa that the friendship has grown over the years.

Elisabeth Dunker is the founder and creative leader of Fine Little Day, who has made herself known for her hand-drawn, narrative pattern images. 

 The collection contains three parts:  the pattern Saltholmen on a plate and cup and the pattern Tall on a mug. Feel free to combine with Kajsa’s other porcelain pieces and napkins with matching patterns from Fine Little Day.

SALTHOLMEN AND TALL

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SCENERI POSTER
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LANDSCAPE POSTER
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FLOWERS TRAY
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MIX & MATCH

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Meet artist Karin Cyrén

PAINT YOUR WALLS WITH POSTERS

This is the second artist poster collection Karin Cyrén makes for Fine Little Day. Cyrén is an artist, illustrator and author of children’s literature, based in Stockholm Sweden. We admire Cyrén for her bold narrative picture language and expressive color palette. Her art makes us happy, simple as that.

We are glad to share the new collection with four posters. Give your home some color!


Follow Karin’s account @karincyren and visit her page.

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Hi Karin, how are you and how’s it going ?

Hej! I am ok! I have lots of work to get done and two small kids at home to distract me from most of the present day chaos. But I am tired and anxious of course. I wish I had a fast forward button.

How are you working nowadays, have things changed with 2020?

I am lucky enough to be able to work full time in my studio right now. Every morning I drop of my oldest at förskolan two minutes from my home and then I walk two minutes to the studio. My world is very small, for good and for worse. It was small before covid too but now there is no escape! So far I don’t mind really except that I would love to go have a beer with someone somewhere soon!! I work a lot with book illustration and the projects are usually long and slow. Some of what I am working on now was planned before covid so I am not exactly sure how I am affected yet. What I do know is that all my public work, such as library workshops and school visits are cancelled and even though that means less well payed work it also means less stress. 

What would an ultimate work situation look like for you?

This situation is kind of ideal for me! All I really want is as much time at my studio as possible, to work on my own projects and commissions. I need to make more money though so please buy these posters!!!

 Do you have any methods or trick to best get going with a job?

I use the timer on my phone a lot! 30 minutes to come up with an idea for an illustration or 1 hour to make the first draft of a picture book storyboard. I make lists and super small sketches and then I let them rest for a while, maybe overnight or for a week, before looking at them again. I use the timer for everything. 10 minutes to walk around the studio, 15 minutes to answer emails, 1 hour to sleep on the couch and so on. This is not crazy.

We think it’s so great to have your work available in our store again, what else do you have going on at the moment?

Yes! Super fun to be back! I am currently working on illustrations for a picture book with a wonderful text by Annica Hedin that will be published by Rabén & Sjögren this fall and with a kind of half secret colouring project for a Swedish artist that will also be released this fall. My book Oj oj oj! (Lilla Piratförlaget) will be published in march and I am trying to write a new book in my head too. And I need to do my taxes.

Photos from Karin’s exhibition in our studio in Lindome, 2016 + exhibition poster in Gothenburg.

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Artist collaboration: Ina Marie Winther Åshaug

Ina Marie Winther Åshaug (b. 1983) is a Norwegian artist, based in Gothenburg, Sweden. Living in the same town, we have followed Åshaug’s work for some time. There is an emotional presence to Åshaug’s motifs that speaks to us. She is an observer and works best spontaneous from a corner in her home. The collection consists of three offset printed posters.

What does your work process look like in general?

 I usually work with pencil and acrylic in small formats on paper, mdf and found materials. The motifs are usually existing rooms/environment/everyday objects, and I have a naivistic expression. Although the works often are figurative, abstract elements are present and the material and surface itselves are in focus, which can then lead on to works that consist of more intuitive actions.

I have a spontaneous and fast way of working, where in my corner of the living room, in between all the daily chores. The best thing is when I can easily switch between life and art, but I have to be aware that life does not suddenly take too much time. If it does it is important to reconcile with art as if it is a dear friend.

Therefore I have also come to the conclusion that having a studio does not work so well for me. It makes me think of time just running, I feel locked and end up going there mostly to water the flowers and ease my conscience because I pay rent.

Which part of the process is most enjoyable?

Joy and frustration goes hand in hand throughout the process for me, and that’s probably what makes me keep going. But it’s very nice when I notice that I have crossed a line where I have an overview of the work, and see where I am going. Then I can relax a bit, remember to breathe and have a cup of tea, because then I know I will be able to finish my work, there will be a result. (I constantly practice breathing and taking that cup of tea even before I’m crossing that line though.)

POSTERS BY INA MARIE WINTHER ÅSHAUG

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Which techniques do you prefer to work with?

Pencil, acrylic, watercolor, found materials.

What would an ultimate work situation look like for you?

An ultimate situation would have been a stable artist’s salary, then I also think working in a studio would be good for me. But as long as artists have to spend so much time on applying for scholarships and project grants that one may / may not get, and if one gets it is still not enough to support oneself, I now feel that I have found my ultimate situation, namely a combination of my own free artist life and a safe, flexible and rather monotonous part-time job.  I have a position at the university library where I digitize the collection while I can listen to radio (a favorite pastime), and handle various paper materials that again inspires my art practice. Over the past year, for example, I have collected all the small scraps of paper that me and my colleagues have found while scanning the old catalog at the Humanities Library. The plan is to make a collage consisting of these pale pieces of paper.

 

If you could meet any artist/role model, dead or alive – who would it be and why?

Oh, this is a difficult question for two reasons.  One is that there are so many amazing people to choose from, and the other is that there is a great risk that that person turns out to be an ordinary person struggling. It is as if I need my role models to give me the illusion that they have an overview in both the creative process and in life itself.

But with that said, I would like to meet Agnes Martin, for example, even if she probably would not want to meet me. Lol.  She said “I am painting with my back against the world” and I think she had a lot of integrity. Her late work consisting of meditative and monotonous motifs, and associated process, inspires me a lot.

>> Follow Ina on Instagram @inamariewinther

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Fine Little Day visits Vandorff

Wild berries, authentic materials, recreation and ultra-exclusive gastronomic adventures. That’s what we were served when joining Shalony Van Stralendorff @Vandorff and Emelie Ivarsson from the lifestyle company Bonni Bonne. Fine Little Day had the opportunity to join these inspiring ladies for a two days excursion and mushroom hunt in their home town, Sundsvall in the northern part of Sweden.

The artists/artisans Bonni Bonne are serious about taking care of nature and wildlife using local and reclaimed materials, native plants and greenery to achieve luxury without sacrificing ecology. Get a glimpse of innovative minds with a genuine sense of human friendly and environmentally forward-thinking.

We had the luxury to experience some of Shalony’s amazing gourmet dishes made from scratch with such care. For lunch we were served a mushroom soup with chanterelle, black trumpet and funnel chanterell. This was topped with sour cream, fresh red clover, fried chanterelle pickled in nettle, milk thistle and ramson oil.

INVITE AUTUMN

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MUSHROOM TEA TOWEL
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ROPE TRIVET
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MUSHROOM TABLECLOTH
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KONTUR BOOK, ENGLISH
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Mushroom designed by Elisabeth Dunker is the latest addition to our pattern world. The collection consists of linen fabric, a cushion cover, tea towel, tablecloth, place mat, table runner, waist apron, tote bag and trays.

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MUSHROOM CUSHION COVER
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MUSHROOM WAIST APRON
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Enter Mogu Takahashi’s playful world

We first met Mogu Takahashi in 2012 when she traveled halfway across the world, to come and exhibit her work at our studio. We met at the train station, she was smiling and carrying a handmade little Swedish flag. It was friendship at first sight.

Japanese artist Mogu Takahashi (born 1984) moves between drawing, painting, sculpture and all sorts of visual forms of expression. Humorously, spontaneously and playfully, the images come in a constant flow from an image-making that never stops. Drawing has come naturally since childhood but she initially studied architecture instead of art. It was a gallerist in New York who spotted her talent, and after being invited to a group exhibition, peoples appreciation of Takahashis work helped her decide to become an artist instead.

In 2013 Mogu Takahashi began the self-initiated project Mogu Daily Doodles, posting daily images on Instagram where she found she could connect with other artists around the world. She has had solo exhibitions in Japan, Paris, Barcelona Melbourne and at Fine Little Day in Gothenburg, and collaborated with various brands such as GUCCI and SHISEIDO. For Fine Little Day, Mogu Takahashi has created some of our most appreciated works for children and adults with a playful mindset.

Follow Mogu’s account @mogutakahashi and visit her page.

PRODUCTS FROM MOGU TAKAHASHI

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SWAN POSTER
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KIDS SELECTION FROM MOGU TAKAHASHI

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RABBIT BED SET CRIB
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Artist Collection: Linnéa Andersson

Linnéa Andersson, born in 1989, is a visual artist and illustrator based in Gothenburg, Sweden. She took her Master Degree in Design at HDK School of Design and Crafts in 2018 and has already been curated for several exhibitions at galleries and worked with clients such as IKEA, Lush Cosmetics, WRAP Magazine to name a few. Linnéa often work from a gender perspective and moves between art and design.

Living in the same town and having a few common friends, we spotted Linnéa’s work in social media and instantly fell in love. Her street art-like work and colorful organic leave shapes gives an immediate, appealing, visual impact.

For Fine Little Day Linnéa has made three art work. The first 20 units are signed by the artist.

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FOUR QUESTIONS FOR UNNI:

If someone asks what you do for living, what do you say?


I tell them that I paint! I rarely call myself an artist, even though I try to get myself used to the title since it would be a more efficient way of describing what I do. So: I am an artist.


How would you describe your art?

Someone described it as Scandinavian minimalism, and I think that pin points it a lot.

How do you prefer to work?

I use the brush as a tool for investigation. What I then investigate could be a new color combination, a direction or bend or just a new struggle I have wanted to deal with. There have to be a problem to be solved, a maze to find my way out from, or I won’t find my urge to paint. A common starting point for me is to write my diary through the shapes that I create. A diary without words, only by lines and color. I paint on whatever I reach. Mostly paper, but also walls, fruits and objects.

Would you mind share your best instagram accounts for inspiration?

Hard to just pic a few! But some favorites is: (A-Z)

@Alinavergnano
@Emiliailke
@Frejaerixan
@Jaannaandre
@Johannauniverse
@Juliaolanders.works
@Karinsofialind
@Malwinakleparska
@Saraandreasson
@Wangsoderstrom

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Artist collaboration: Unni Toivola

We love Unni’s raw, expressive and explosive expressions. Her manners feels bold and pleasantly fragmented with overlapping patched patterns and motifs.

We discovered artist Unni Toivola (b. 1991) and her amazing work through the urban art projekt #ArtMadeThis where we had the opportunity to select one of the contributing artists and make a poster collection for Fine Little Day. Toivola works and lives in Gothenburg where she took her Bachelor Degree in Design at HDK School of Design and Crafts 2016.

Toivolas artistry has its foundation in painting, but has recently explored and branched to textiles and sculpture as well, where her unique expression is recognizable cross media. Toivolas artistic approach is best described as process-based, where the process and curiosity drives her forward and which significantly appears in her end-results – where repetition and disassembled of artworks lead to new motives.

For Fine Little Day, Unni Toivola has made three poster motifs, a photo of a ceramic sculpture and two of a painted art work.

See more of Unni’s work here.

UNNI TOIVOLA x FLD

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FOUR QUESTIONS FOR UNNI:

Your working method, do you work with sketches or just intuitively?


It’s mostly sketches actually. I usually sketch small pieces at a time, much like the drawing game Exquisite corpse. I draw, fold the paper, draw again, fold it away, sketch a new piece and so on. So I don’t see the whole picture until later when I unfold it. And then it might be good, or not good at all. It feels boring to over think things. I often repeat the same motif several times just to feel the difference in the result, between the woven and the painted, even though it is the same motif.


What about materials, do you prefer to work with something particular?


I have no medium I prefer to work with, usually I just want it to go fast. I am too impatient and don’t want to get stuck over-think things. Of course, ceramics and weaving can both seem to be mediums that takes a long time, but I work quickly in both. Partly because I have chosen not to learn exactly how to be technically good at them. Then I would feel like I have to work too carefully and the feeling is lost for me.


Your works often give a tactile impression, is that part important?


Before when I worked as a graphic designer I became restless and bored to sit in front of the computer and not be able to physically feel what I’m doing. I like the sense of being able to touch the material, to see and feel the end result, like in this oil pastel drawing (referring to Conversion Poster). 


You are selected from the Art Made This-project, what was it like to paint your contribution on the garage wall?


It was fun but also a bit anxious. I have painted walls before, but then I’ve always known that someone would paint over it, or that it might be washed away. Now it will be permanent and that is a new for me. I’m very happy with how it turned out though and proud to be among the selected.

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EKTA EKTA EKTA

We are proud to present our collaboration and new artist collection.

Daniel Götesson, more widely known as EKTA, is a Swedish visual artist currently based in Gothenburg, Sweden. EKTA is a well-established artist whose work has appeared on murals and exhibitions in several parts of Europe, as well as in publications around the world. EKTA is known for working across numerous mediums and techniques in order to create dynamic pieces of art. As a result, his repertoire holds drawings, collages, paintings, sculptures, textiles, large murals, animated sequences, performances, installations and music – anything you can think of. Soon he will also have a sculpture playground in Gothenburg on is resume.

EKTA’s work is liberating raw and playful, totally intuitive, unrefined yet balanced. With only a few outlined figures or colored silhouettes, he creates intriguing visuals. It’s no secret that EKTA is driven by a willingness to take bold risks. When discussing his work, he emphasizes the importance of failure as a way of moving forward and find a way around mind barriers that can occur when working. “Self sabotage” as a method. He is happy to invite the viewer into the process and often lets others decide when a work is finished. His art is energizing, just as he is. After a meeting with EKTA, everything feels possible.

Find EKTA on Instagram at @ektaektaekta

NEW POSTER COLLECTION

BUBBLES POSTER
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BUBBLES POSTER

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GAS POSTER
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GAS POSTER

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PREVIOUS WORK BY EKTA

Be quiet poster
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Be quiet poster

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My place poster
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My place poster

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You were saying? poster
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You were saying? poster

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Emily Bratt – A different kind of garden

SELECTED FOR THE GARDEN AND FLOWER ENTHUSIAST

CERAMIC POT WITH LEGS
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CERAMIC POT WITH LEGS

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HALO BRASS MOBILE
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HALO BRASS MOBILE

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TREES POSTER
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TREES POSTER

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SPROUT STONE
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SPROUT STONE

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Emily challenges traditional garden norms

We just love and praise the work and passion of Emily Bratt. Emily is another kind of garden designer and slow flower devotee who works as a consult in gardening and farmer-florist from her beautiful garden and home on the island Tjörn in an archipelago on the west coast of Sweden. Emily walks, talks, makes a podcast about gardening and try to challenge traditional garden standards and broaden the pictures of what a garden can be.

In the Eden Emily Bratt created animals are an important part. Swedish Muscovy ducks, Bohuslän-Dals black hens, Pigeon peacocks and Poodles among others roam free. Emily’s personality is full of energy and color and she is impossible not to love. Her vibrant enthusiasm over her small-scale floral farm is contagious.


Follow Emily’s account @enannanslagstradgard and visit her page.

PRODUCTS FOR THE GARDEN ENTHUSIAST

LOG STONE VASE
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LOG STONE VASE

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SPROUT STONE
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SPROUT STONE

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BIBO BEE HOTEL
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BIBO BEE HOTEL

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EDA CERAMIC VASE
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EDA CERAMIC VASE

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TREES POSTER
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TREES POSTER

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HALO BRASS MOBILE
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HALO BRASS MOBILE

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FLOWERS TRAY
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FLOWERS TRAY

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CERAMIC CUTTING VASE
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CERAMIC CUTTING VASE

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CERAMIC LEAF PLATE DARK GREEN
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CERAMIC LEAF PLATE DARK GREEN

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TRAPETS CERAMIC POT
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TRAPETS CERAMIC POT

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MYLHTA STOOL
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MYLHTA STOOL

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CERAMIC POT WITH LEGS
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CERAMIC POT WITH LEGS

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CERAMIC PLATE FLORA
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CERAMIC PLATE FLORA

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BIRD FEEDER SILO
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BIRD FEEDER SILO

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CERAMIC POT WITH PLATE
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CERAMIC POT WITH PLATE

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WHITE ROSES POSTER
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WHITE ROSES POSTER

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SLÅTTERBLOMMA POSTER
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SLÅTTERBLOMMA POSTER

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SWEDISH SPRING POSTER
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SWEDISH SPRING POSTER

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ROSE POSTER
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ROSE POSTER

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Sylvia pot, medium
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Sylvia pot, medium

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Green flora poster
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Green flora poster

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Fine Little Day + Alina Vergnano

EFFORTLESS SKETCHING STYLE

Alina Vergnano’s art transformed into linen textiles, for us Fine Little Day. Too good, yet true! We are happy and proud to share this artist collaboration, which has resulted in a collection of two cushion covers in pure linen and one silk scarf.


There is a fluently flawless quality to the sketches of Alina Vergnano, her lines has that perfectly abandoned yet finished feeling. The ease and effortlessness is evident in her seemingly casual sketching style, with gestures of flow, waving in a lifting motion.

Alina Vergnano (1989, Torino) is an Italian artist living and working in Gothenburg, Sweden. She is represented by Galleri Thomassen in Gothenburg and has exhibited worldwide.


Follow Alina’s account @alinavergnano and visit her page.

PRODUCTS FROM THE COLLECTION

BOUQUET POSTER
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BOUQUET POSTER

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THE HILL POSTER
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THE HILL POSTER

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WOMAN POSTER
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WOMAN POSTER

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STORM POSTER
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STORM POSTER

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SOL POSTER
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SOL POSTER

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CLOUD POSTER
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CLOUD POSTER

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SCENERI POSTER
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SCENERI POSTER

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LANDSCAPE POSTER
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LANDSCAPE POSTER

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FLOWERS TRAY
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FLOWERS TRAY

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STILLEBEN SMALL TRAY
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STILLEBEN SMALL TRAY

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STILLEBEN LARGE TRAY
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STILLEBEN LARGE TRAY

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Photos from our visit at Alina’s studio in Gothenburg taken by Elisabeth Dunker.

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