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The small size Scandi gift 2017

Looking for a Contemporary Scandi design gift size small? Here’s some of my favourites:

 

 

Reflector by Svenskt Tenn

Reflector by Erika Pekkari for Svenskt Tenn, brass, 24,5 cm. A fine little object to bring as a gift to someone who love flowers and perhaps has grown an amaryllis for Christmas. Put the reflector in the flowerpot and it’ll reflect light into the room. Or, use it as a bookmark! Photo copyright Svenskt Tenn.

 

Coaster by Pia Wallén

Coaster in felted eco wool by Pia Wallén. When you arrive at a friends house with a bottle of glögg (Swedish for mulled wine) why not add some coasters – for designs sake! Photo copyright Pia Wallén.

 

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Nail brush Lovisa is handmade by visually impaired craftsmen at Iris Hantverk brush binding manufacturing in Stockholm. Oil treated oak and tampico fibre, 10 x 4 x 3 cm. Perfect in the bathroom, kitchen or in the garden! Photo copyright Iris Hantverk.

 

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…and the new vegan chocolate truffle, handmade by Åre Chokladfabrik in Jämtland county, in the north of Sweden. Photo copyright Åre Chokladfabrik.

Contemporary Scandi, Eco Aesthetics, Environmental friendly, Fab Swedes, In the Season, Iris Hantverk, Pia Wallén 2017-12-21

Arket and the Swedish heritage

Arket have launched their first home collection and chosen products from a range of qualitative producers, among them several classic Swedish brands. How nice to see brushes from Iris Hantverk, blankets from Klippan and toys from Brio in the selection!

app006prod-1Iris Hantverk dust set with broom handcrafted by visually impaired craftsmen using traditional techniques for brush-binding. Metal dustpan with rubber edge. Photo copyright Arket.

app006prodKlippan blanket in 100% eco lambswool. Photo copyright Arket.
Skärmavbild 2017-08-26 kl. 15.58.27BRIO pull-along dachshund in FSC certified wood. Photo copyright Arket.

 

Contemporary Scandi, Eco Aesthetics, Environmental friendly, Fab Swedes, Iris Hantverk 2017-08-26

The Scandi Bathroom

Several readers have asked for posts on the Contemporary Scandi Bathroom. Here’s some fine spaces where a simplistic approach and a clever use of daylight plays with well chosen pieces of furniture and objects. Creating not only a functional bathroom but a room you like to spend time in. Where inspiration is all around! All pics by fab Anna Kern.

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In the north of Sweden, in a small 18th century house this amazing bathroom with floor pool blend tradition with a sustainable cutting-edge lifestyle. Handmade brush and soap by Iris Hantverk. From a feature by Cia Wedin for ELLE Decoration, photo copyright Anna Kern.

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Same bathroom as above but here you get a glimpse of the old tile oven with its emerald green surface, and a vintage factory barrel now used for laundry. Linen towels by Växbo Lin. From a feature for ELLE Decoration by Cia Wedin. Photo copyright Anna Kern.

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In this bathroom the owner has built a sauna from some left over old wood and added a contemporary sliding glass door to make maximal use of the daylight. From a piece by Cia Wedin for ELLE Decoration. Photo copyright Anna Kern.

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In the south of Sweden, close to the sea, this functional, no-nonsense bathroom is jazzed up by a soft linen curtain and a vintage stool by Alvar Aalto for Artek. From a piece by Cia Wedin for ELLE Decoration. Photo copyright Anna Kern.

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Gotland – the beautiful island situated in the Baltic Sea. And a bathroom blending indoors with outdoors. With a shower below the sky and an indoor spa…Wow! From a piece by Cia Wedin for ELLE Decoration. Photo copyright Anna Kern.

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In Stockholm, in a house from the 19th century, this newly installed bathroom picks up a traditional yet contemporary feel. Vintage bathtub, brushes, soap, knitted towels and wooden mat by Iris Hantverk. Hamam towels by Harrys Hardware. From a feature by Cia Wedin for Lantliv. Photo copyright Anna Kern.

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Stockholm again. Who’d not love to take a warm bath in a wooden bath tube! Handmade ceramic basins by Calle Forsberg. Towels by Växbo Lin and brushes by Iris Hantverk. From a feature by Cia Wedin for ELLE Decoration. Photo copyright Anna Kern.

 

 

 

Alvar Aalto, Anna Kern, Calle Forsberg, Contemporary Scandi, Eco Aesthetics, Environmental friendly, Fab Swedes, Iris Hantverk 2017-08-26

Iris Hantverk

This week we’ve created new pics for Iris Hantverk and spent a sunny day on location shooting kitchen-, bath- and outdoor products. Here’s some of the items we worked with. The brushes are handmade by sight damaged craftsmen in Stockholm and the textiles knitted in eco certified linen and cotton.

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Knitted potholder, linen/eco cotton, design by Margot Barolo. Photo copyright Iris Hantverk.

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Bath brush in oak and fibre, design by Lovisa Wattman. Photo copyright Iris Hantverk.

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Nail brush in oak and fibre, design by Lovisa Wattman. Photo copyright Iris Hantverk.

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Knitted towel, eco cotton, design by Margot Barolo/Ulrika Mårtensson. Photo copyright Iris Hantverk.

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Getting ready to shoot everyday kitchen products for Iris Hantverk. Set design by Cia Wedin. Furniture from Gärsnäs and Carl Hansen & Sön, kelim carpet from Asplund. Photo copyright Iris Hantverk.

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…ahh, now’re getting somewhere. In a few minutes we’ll start shooting. You’ll find the final pic at Iris Hantverk website later on this Spring. Photo copyright Anna Kern.

Contemporary Scandi, Eco Aesthetics, Environmental friendly, Fab Swedes, Iris Hantverk 2016-03-26

No Plastic VI: The summer(house) gift

During my efforts to reduce the use of plastics at home and at work, I’v become increasingly aware of what a huge problem plastic products are to our environment and ultimately to all life on earth (read former posts on the subject under ”No Plastic”, you’ll find the links to the right on this page). Plastic mania is all around!

When visiting friends and relatives in the countryside I like to bring small, environmental friendly yet stylish products as a gift to my host. Something simple but useful. Something which can replace a similar plastic product.

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…like a dishbrush in birch wood and natural fibre, handmade in Stockholm by Iris Hantverk.

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…or a clothesline in sisal from Byggfabriken.

klädnypor-650x650 ..with wooden clothes pegs by Grunne.

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…perhaps a dishcloth in 100% linen by Växbo Lin? Woven and sewn in Hälsingland in the north part of Sweden.

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…and a short handle cotton string turtle bag; the perfect storage solution, when not used for shopping. This one in certified organic cotton, from Turtle Bags.

Contemporary Scandi, Environmental friendly, Fab Swedes, Iris Hantverk, No Plastic 2015-06-20

Starting afresh

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For an interior piece in the present issue of Swedish countrystyle mag Lantliv we created a simplistic ”walk-in-closet”. Linen bathrobes from Society, cashmere sweater from Garbo Interiors, hangers from Hay, stool in birch naturel from Norrgavel, plissé silk scarf by Susanna Hepp, felted wool slippers from Pia Wallén, cotton bag from Designtorget, basket from Svensk Hemslöjd and rug by Patricia Schoenck for Iris Hantverk.
Styling by Cia Wedin, assistant Sanna Matsson, photo by Patric Johansson.

Contemporary Scandi, Eco Aesthetics, In the Season, Iris Hantverk, Pia Wallén 2015-01-02