Nobody puts Baby in a corner!

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Well, sometimes she gets…caught in a poetry slam!
In July we read the great Swedish poets Gunnar Ekelöf and Thomas Tranströmer.
For an introduction in English try these:

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And here’s the poets live:

PS Baby is a Russian Blue cat and boss at our office in Old Town, Stockholm. She´s five years old and especially fond of football, horses and Italian parmesano & cappuccino. She also has a soft spot for Miles Davies. Her favourite band is Moon City Boys.

Book Cradle, Compassionates, Fab Swedes, Friends 2014-07-25

Sarjaton glass

Sarjaton glass by Finnish designer Aleksi Kuokka (shape) and team Musuta (pattern) for Iittala is a fine little glass which has not rendered as much fame as it should! It is little, it is delicate, it is a glass which always feels good in the hand and is nice to drink from.

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Contemporary Scandi, Eco Aesthetics, Friends 2014-07-25

Summer dwellings

Swedes loves their summer dwellings! It must be small and close to nature but the style differ. Some prefer the traditional red wooden house with its glass porch and ”English garden”. Others travel to the Italian alps to live a simple life on a hill high above an ancient village. And for several of us the dream house is modernistic, like the houses we wrote about last summer in Scandimood issue no 2/2013 (see link at ”Previous issues” to the right of this page).
Enjoy a lovely traditional, a serene rustic and a beautiful modernistic.. All captured by photographer Patric Johansson in his book Arkitektens Fritidshus (”The Architects summerhouse”).

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Architectual moves, Book Cradle, Fab Swedes, Friends, In the Season 2014-07-23

When in need of something cool…

It is warm in Stockholm. Very warm. And as much as we like it, and enjoy every moment of sunshine…it is nice to step down into the beautiful Stockholm Underground and admire some cool art! This ceramic wall you’ll find in T-centralen, built in 1958.

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Architectual moves, Fab Swedes 2014-07-15

For the little ones!

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Chair by Hee Welling for Hay, blanket from Elvang, table by Paola Navone for Gervasoni, wooden bowls by Hanna Hällams, deer by Gunnar Johnson for E. Torndahl, lamp by Mattias Ståhlbom for Muuto, Mose babybasket by Heirloom, bed set from Simple World, carpet by Pia Wallén for Asplund Collection, sheep from Plan ett, rabbits from Krabat, mobile private, wallpaint Kashmir from Alcro ad collection by Li Edelkoort, walldecoration by Edholm Ullenius, floor Siljan Romance from Siljan Wood Products. Styling by Cia Wedin, photo by Anna Kern.

Contemporary Scandi, Eco Aesthetics 2014-07-09

What to do with a piece of clay

Swedish ceramic artists take the Scandinavian tradition of art and handicraft well into the future. Being strong and delicate at the same time, the work of artists like Mia E Göransson and Gustaf Nordenskiöld challenges the conventional view of what you can do with a piece of clay. This summer we enjoy Mia E Göransson at Liljevalchs konsthall in Stockholm, Sweden. And Gustaf Nordenskiöld at the Biennale in Vallauris, France.

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Attention: Craft
26 June – 7 September 2014
Liljevalchs konsthall, Stockholm

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Photo by Mattias Lindbäck.

Mia E Göransson photo by Mattias Lindbäck
Photo by Mattias Lindbäck.

Gustaf Nordenskiöld
XXIII Biennale Internationale de Vallauris
5 July – 17 November 2014

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Compassionates, Contemporary Scandi, Eco Aesthetics, Fab Swedes 2014-06-28