November 28, 2010

David Delfin house

According to me this is a close to perfect apartment! It's large open spaces flooded with light and with design objects melting in perfectly. The mix between old and new. Older design classics such as the Charlotte Perriand dining room chairs, living room chairs by Charles Eames, the Serge Mouille lamp and an impressive collection of artwork. A perfect mix of sober colours and a space that feels both perfectly organized but at the same time personal. Even the dog fits in perfectly! This is the home of the clothes designer David Delfin and his boyfriend and architect for Studio AKA Gorka Postigos in Madrid.

I'm guessing this is a clothes hanger by Charles Eames as I know of a wall-hung version that is simular. And the more I look at the photos of this house I realise that almost every object is a design classic, so I doubt they would be the kind of people buying a fake or copied item.
The lovely lamp by Serge Mouille.
Carpet by David Delfin and chairs by THE Charles Eames. The coffee table is by Isamu Noguchi.
Lovely leather chairs by Charlotte Perriand. And hey! They stole my idea of using a gymnasts beam as a bench! Perhaps I should become an architect! :-p

Quite a provocative bedroom with the ropes and the anatomic artwork.

Green Christmas

I love these transparent vases decorated with moss and twigs. A very naturistic feel.

Italian version of decorations for the Christmas table: Miniature olive trees in a huge coffee cup pot. These can also be used to put name tags and can then be a gift for the guest to take home.

Ikea's Christmas table setting. It feels really homey doesn't it?

Swedish inspiration by Ikea.

By now everybody knows what Ikea is and most of us have spent hours assembling a piece of Ikea furniture. For me going to Ikea is like going home! Every Ikea store all around the world is identical and seeing the swedish names everywhere and walking into rooms looking like the average swedes living room gives me a sense of "home". Also having the food section when you are abroad has helped me get through some serious cravings: salt licorice, cider, pepparkakor, salmon, räkost (prawn soft cheese), daim cake, lingonberry jam and cordial, chocolate balls, damsugare (chocolate rapped with marzipan), etc. The list could go on.
Ikea is great because they have everything! They have wide ranges of furniture with various levels of quality and price. Now there are even companies that will assemble the furniture for you if you don't have the patience. And those of you looking for even cheaper Ikea furniture can find them on the various second-hand Ikea furniture homepages.
Anyway, here are some of the inspirational
photos from Ikeas 2011 catalouge.

November 27, 2010

I always thought you were odd - Living areas

Dining room put together by "Design by hand".

Living room mix with rocking chair from the 50s by Charles and Ray Eames.
Dining room in Villa Stoor by Malin Stoor.
Dining room by Tony Solur.

Living room with various white painted metal chairs by Synnöve Mörk.

This is from Elle Interiör and designed by Anna Kraitz.
This is a living area by Elle - interiör.
This is a living area by Elle - interiör.

November 23, 2010

Colours II

Second edition of the blog entry I did yesterday about Alcro's paint suggestions. Here are some more of their inspirational photos.
Some clear trends is the use of grey, the use of several tonalties of of the same colour in a room, and the use of green. I joked about the use of the colour green a few years back. When the big "green trend" as in eco-sustainable building, low energy, bioarchitecture, low carbon, etc, housing became popolar. I realized that very few people actually knows what it means to have a "green building". And not just the average person but even architects who claim to be building with low-energy systems and materials. The proof of this, in a very ironic way, is the fact that so many products are now green. As if that will make it save energy!
But luckily the colour green also has soothing effects and has been used in bedrooms for a long time. The difference is perhaps the tonality of green which is either lime-green or olive green and used as highlights in living areas.