Plan B Design

We found this lovely company, Plan B Design, by mistake when browsing for a certain kind of armchair on the internet. Plan B Design renovate and upholster old furniture with a special kind of twist as you can see above. Their modern take and original style make these pieces very unique. It was love at first sight for us. We can’t get enough of this style. Plan B Design is a Swedish company from Stockholm. They have a showroom in central Stockholm and you can visit it by appointment. Hopefully you are as smitten as we are! For more info visit their site here.

de Gournay

Photo de Gournay We had the pleasure of meeting up with the very charming Claud Cecil Gurney a few weeks back here in Helsinki. He is the man behind, and founder, of design house de Gournay.  de Gournay produce luxurious handcrafted wallpapers, fabrics and porcelain. The artisans at de Gournay are exceptional artists that pay …

Classic modernism at its finest

This classic modern apartment building was converted by Oscar Properties into 40 unique units on Nybrogatan 19 in Stockholm and are opening their doors this Wednesday ( december 7th ) for the first viewings. Don’t miss it of you’re in town. I will definitely pop by if there’s a chance during the weekend. This interior makes my heart flutter and skip a beat. Could we see something similar in Helsinki soon, pretty please?!

Overose

There’s a new kid in town, Overose, that make beautiful scented candles and we’re smitten. Overose is a Parisian based perfume house that aim to produce all products as responsibly as possible. You can read more about their environmental responsibility here. Overose is founded by Matthieu Belhandouz who studied fashion design at La Cambre and who also worked briefly for Stella McCartney. The scented candles are quite sold out at the moment but luckily I was able to get my hands on Pinèdre ( pine and cedarwood ). It just so happens to be one of my favorite scents, especially around Christmas. Can’t wait to smell you!

Pimp my Ikea!

Pictures: Google image search Source: Elle Decor, DeZeen The iconic Ikea Frakta-bag is getting a facelift. The magic bag where you can fit almost everything is getting a makeover by Danish design brand HAY. To be launched in 2017, the stylish grey and moss green tote can be yours for the affordable price of 0,99€. Packing …

Long live the 50’s!

photos: Hagelstam & Co Yesterday Hagelstam & Co had their Modern auction in Helsinki. There were a lot of beautiful classics from the 50’s. Some of them were limited editions and were bid for way over asking price. Here a some of our favourites. A beautiful cabinet with wallpaper by Josef Frank. Estimated price 2000 €, …

Pick of the week

Photo Lasvit Pick of the week are these beautiful hand-blown lamps by Lasvit. Polygon refers to the polygonal network often used in 3D modeling programs and seen here in the shape of the hand-blown lampshade. Polygon are designed by Jan Plecháč and Henry Wielgus, they also have a studio under the same name since 2012. The …

Habitare 2016

  Asun Magazine stand at Habitare 2016 Marimekko stand at Habitare 2016 Interface and Deko Magazine stand with Adea sitting area at Habitare 2016 Last but not least, Finnish-German Matri stand at Habitare 2016 Photos Bang Interiors Helsinki Habitare this year is setting a new standard completely. We were blown away by the awesomeness of …

Bloom at Lokal

Photo Lokal Lokal’s annual youth exhibition ‘Bloom’  ( 26.08-02.10.2016 ) is open for everyone to adore. This exhibition features young students from Finland’s finest art schools. All artists and designers are under the age of 30. The event is part of the Helsinki Design Week program. Helsinki Design Week is the largest design festival in …

Pick of the week

Photo Lindsey Adelman Pick of the week is this insanely beautiful ceiling fixture by Lindsey Adelman that unfortunately costs a little ( read big ) fortune, all exquisite lighting do. This is elegant, sharp, timeless and modern all at once. This collection is called ‘ Branching ‘ and you can find many different variations of …

Apparatus

Photo via Apparatus Apparatus is a New York based design studio that specializes in unique lightings, objects and furniture. They use marble, leather, aged brass, etched glass and porcelain as their main components to create the ‘perfect imperfect’. The duo behind Apparatus are Gabriel Hendifar and Jeremy Anderson. Gabriel has a background in fashion and …

Asplund coming to Artek

Photo The House of Philia, Asplund, Sköna Hem & Artilleriet Hurray, we are so happy to learn that Artek is bringing Asplund to Finland. If you’re not familiar with this Swedish brand here’s a short recap. Asplund was founded 25 years ago, in 1990 to be more specific, by the brothers Michael and Thomas Asplund but …

Creanno’s beautiful new showroom

Photo Anna Bargum We went to have a look at Creanno’s new showroom on Merimiehenkatu 14 and it’s beautiful. If you need inspiration for a new kitchen this is definitely the place to go. Creanno sells Kvänum solutions for your home and collaborates with Gaggenau, Miele, Ilve and ABL-laatat. I could dream away in this …

Classical apartment in Paris

Photo via Behance This stunning classical apartment in Paris by interior designer Jessica Vedel is just breathtaking. Outside exterior and fireplace are by Bertrand Benoit but other than that it’s completely Jessica’s handprint on it. xx Anna [share title=”Share this Post” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” pinterest=”true” email=”true”]

The Apartment by the Line

Photo The Line We love the concept that is The Apartment by The Line. The idea behind The Apartment is experiencing a new way of shopping for your home. The Apartment is a store set in just that, an apartment. Here you can discover and purchase things in an intimate setting of a home. What …

Parachilna

    Photo Parachilna Parachilna is a spanish brand that specializes in quality lamps and a philosophical way of thinking, almost spiritual. Parachilna is dedicated to creating decorative lighting that is made with the outmost quality that only few remaining metalsmith, ceramicists, glass blowers and other craftsmen master in Europe any more. Their dream is …

Svärtan by Ikea

Photo Ikea Ikea is launching a new series named Svärtan ( blackness ) on September 9th 2016, designed by Martin Bergström who coincidentally also designed Loreens stage clothes for the Eurovision Song Contest 2012. Svärtan is inspired by everyday India and the collection uses only shades of black. Can’t wait to see the whole collection. …

No Early Birds

Photo No Early Birds No Early Birds is a brand designed and produced by Per Söderberg. The whole collection is produced in Sweden and uses only qualitative and eco-friendly materials. Mr. Söderberg has a long career in design and architecture with many prestigious projects for clients like Asplund, David Design, Moschino and Plaza. He founded …

Mr.Jones won’t you.

      Photo via Alexander Lervik Adeas new sofa and easy chair Mr.Jones ( out May 2016 )  immediately struck a fancy in us. They are a modern take on the classic “Howard sofa” and “Howard chair” designed by Alexander Lervik. We love this Finnish family brand that combines great design with outstanding quality …

Air by Design House Stockholm

Photo Design House Stockholm We fell in love with Design House Stockholms new wardrobe and sideboard AIR designed by Mathieu Gustafsson. Air is not your typical heavy wardrobe and can even be used as a room divider. It is partly made of cane which gives it a lightness and a transparency that is unusual for …

Achille Castiglioni

  Achille Castiglioni ( 1918-2002 ) was one of our times biggest designers. He was extremely industrial orientated and especially interested in producing everyday items for the home. He usually worked with simple and common materials, preferably using as few materials as possible aimed at developing an integral design process. He did a lot of …

Barcelona home

Photo Katty Schiebeck   This amazing apartment of 155m2 located in Barcelona, shows an apartment with a wide open space, uniting kitchen, dining, and lounge area. Katty Schiebeck  is the interiorist behind this beautiful space but she also works as a private real estate agent in Barcelona. She’s considered one of the youngest promises of the …

Murano Venini lighting

Right now we are loving Murano Venini glass a little extra. Here’s a focus on the Venini Balloton lamps. In Helsinki you can find these beauties at Helena Orava Design Projects on Tehtaankatu.     Photo Venini The Balloton lamps, 2014, and the optical illusion. In this design a metal mold is used to blow the hand …

Stunning 19th century home in Lyon

Photographed by Felix Forest for Vogue Australia via Coco Lapine Design   This beautiful 19th century home in Lyon leaves us breathless and in awe. We love the balance of earthier African items mixed with designer ones. What an inspirational home!   xx Anna [share title=”Share this Post” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” pinterest=”true” email=”true”]

The Botanic Shelf by Riikka Kantinkoski & Pinja Rougerin

Photo Riikka kantinkoski & Pinja Rougerin   If you’re an enthusiastic or wannabe plant grower these shelves by  Riikka Kantinkoski and Pinja Rougerin are a must. The shelves are made of brass and oak. They can be combined in many different ways. xx Anna [share title=”Share this Post” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” pinterest=”true” email=”true”]