Arabia celebrating Finland's 100th birthday

Arabia announced this week that they are launching 10 different mugs in honour of Finland's 100th birthday, one from each decade of Finland's independence and they are all telling a story of their own time. The pattern is showing the history of the Finnish homes and illustrating the design of that time period.

Finland's 100th birthday is on 6th December, but the cups will be available as of January 2017 as a limited edition collection, only sold during 2017.

What I fell for? Definitely the mugs with Esteri Tomula's illustrations (the Pastoraali and Esteri mugs: the ones with the girl and the biggest blue flower)! I have always admired her illustrations on old retro tableware and vases, but there are no way finding these on the flea markets nowadays. If you find them on well-organized happenings they are exclusive pieces and very high-priced. I wrote about Esteri earlier as I love the playfulness in her motifs and these mugs would finally be some pieces that you could come over to a decent price. Now it is also very popular with blue kitchenware again so also for that reason I fell for them. Pieces you look for unconsciously but never find! I also must say that the brown flower pattern (Myrna, 1937, on the 2nd row in the collage) I have seen before. On my grandma's porcelain (different looking, though, as those were graceful, thin coffee cups with golden edge).
Brilliant idea Arabia, to bring back some old treasures! I hope there will be more comebacks of Esteri Tomula's patterns in the future, as these cool retro patterns are what we are looking for! ;)
Collage of Arabia's press pictures


Objects by Fritz Hansen

I find it so interesting that Fritz Hansen has widened its furniture collections with a new line of small accessories and interior objects to reach a greater target group. The Objects collection, as it is called, was launched in spring this year and is now getting new objects for the autumn season. This time with collaborations together with Cecilie Manz and the Danish design company Aiayu. Cecilie Manz has designed a collection consisting of a bowl, candlestick, vases and poufs, Aiayu the cushions in linen and wool. In the press pictures you can also catch a glimpse of Jaime Hayons objects from the spring collection; the candleholders in brass and the vase with ready-made holes for the flower stalks. The bigger vase has now gotten company of a new smaller one.

Which objects are my favourites? I think a combination of objects from the spring and autumn collections appeals to me most. The beautiful floor poufs, neutral stoneware and candleholders in brass! Autumn love!

Press pictures Fritz Hansen


Monday faves

I did not plan to be away this much lately but there are some things going on in the background of the blog that is causing some extra efforts and headache right now. Maybe I will tell you more about it some day, if all goes well. :)
Now a little round-up of this Monday's favourites.
If you are not blogging about mustard-coloured items right now, you do not exist. I do not know how many interior blogs I have read lately that is lifting this colour, everyone at once. Do we see a slight entry or renaissance of colours in the colourless Scandinavian homes? I myself am a bit hesitant about this mustard-coloured shade in question but otherwise I do prefer colour dots in the home. Otherwise I think it gets too monochrome or dull.

As I am late on the ball now, pictures from this apartment has circulated all over the countries already, but here comes my contribution to the mustard-theme.:) This comfy looking Beetle chair. At the same time I was thinking about how many years haven't there been discussions about the lack of nice working chairs? Suddenly we just have the answer. Velvet chairs!

Amber might belong more to the colour palette of mine. This kitchen has been photographed by Lina Östling for the Residence magazine.
Mohv is selling an apartment styled with my favourite wooden chairs.

Broste Copenhagen is showing their Christmas news. Nostalgia for the pine cone decorations!

But before Christmas there is Halloween. Helena is making pumpkin decorations à la Svenskt Tenn with the découpage method and napkins. To me more suitable than all the ghosts!
Have a nice week!


Lamp crush

I have now gotten an incurable lamp crush. Again. I have always wanted the Panthella lamp in some form, ever since my last home I think, and recently Louis Poulsen launched an mini version of it, which I think could be a good compromise when it comes to space and jusitfying still another lamp...White is that nice safe colour, but I think the black one is an upcoming favourite, too!

I also recently saw the NJP wall lamp on Elisabeth Heier's blog and I think it is so cute! I actually have no wall lamp, as I do not like to fix things to a specific spot, but this time I changed my mind. Love it!

My lamp crushes either get worse when I make these collages or mentions on the blog or then the creation of a mood board just eases my mind. Let's see how it goes...;)
Mood board set up of pictures from Louis Poulsen & Elisabeth Heier



Best Sunday wishes with a mood board of pinned pictures to my Pinterest account Visual Stories / Wisuella.


A cosy home at Manhattan, New York

The home of Elin Renck is my favourite this week. It is located at Manhattan in New York. So cosy and Stockholmean with downright Svensk Tenn magic. And those shoes! The whole home can be seen here.
Pictures The way we play


Old favourite

You might have seen this apartment already on several blogs lately, but I anyhow wanted to save it to my blog archive. I think it is so cosy. We might pay attention to different things. Let's check what I see in these pictures...

I love the roses poster by Debbie Carlos.

The Mega dot coverlet by Hay...

... the contrast of the dark walls...
The dotted and painted tableware...
PS. Volang-Linda recently gave some really nice examples on how to renew old boring tableware!
The mirrors...

The picture wall...
... and all lamps.
Have a nice evening my friends!  
Pictures Alvhem


Muuto news AW16

The Danish company Muuto has recently launched some new adorable autumn news. What's not to love about this white candelabra designed by Jens Fager? I feel I am getting overwhelmed with all cool new candelabras and candleholders that are always released with every season change. It must be the perfect item to design, because no matter how many I have I always find a room in my heart for more... a physical room is always a bit trickier. I seem to be a real candelabra freak. This candelabra called Open is also available in black, dark green and light terracotta!

What I also have thought of is buying some small Dots to hang clothes and bags on. The wooden collection has now gotten company of metal hooks in aluminium, black and brass. All designed by Lars Tornøe.

The Compile shelving system is designed by Cecilie Manz and is a modern variant of the classic warehouse shelves. Perfect for displaying your candelabras! :)

Happy Sunday!
Press pictures Muuto / found via Inredningshjälpen


Finally on Instagram!

Hey... Better late than never. :) Just wanted to step by and inform you that I am now, finally, also on Instagram. You can find me here @wisuella

PS. The poster is a general view of my little town. Isn't it funny that we have the exact same names of the quarters here as in Stockholm? Norrmalm, Östermalm, Södermalm, Västermalm, Solsidan, Djurgården... and a lot of same street names as well.. A little miniature of Stockholm! :)

Happy evening!


August faves

Finally this holy moment when I can sit down and write on the blog! A few things have prevented me this week and also drained my energy but I make new efforts now!
It is Saturday and windy (actually a storm), grey and rainy and all musts have been completed for today so I look forward now to just be at home, gather my thoughts and pieces of inspiration and maybe later take a real reading evening! I have magazines, detective stories, design and interior books that I never seem to have time to dig into! Maybe now...
But first I am in the mood of making a list of what I have thought of and what have inspired me lately!
Ilse Crawford was recently appointed the desinger of the year at the big interior fair Maison et Objet in Paris. I find it so amusing and cool that this is the second time I have nominated the exact same persons before the big creators do it. Ilse was in my award list as the best designer of the year 2015 and also Emma von Brömssen, who I awarded as the best rising star of 2014, got the exact same title (coming rising star) in the Elle Decoration Swedish Design Award this year. Let's see if I can pick those right ones in advance next time as well. ;) I usually do these lists in December when the year has passed. I find it a bit strange that others do it in the beginning of the year or now, before all months have been taken into account?
One thing off topic. I really feel it is autumn now and I am afraid the leaves are falling in advance today when it is so stormy. Anyhow I am struggling to keep the summer feeling and hoping for an Indian summer. I love the look of this sommer house!
Lately I have noticed a new trend. Mirrors seems to be the new item nowadays to have among the frames on a picture wall, and also otherwise. Apart from fulfilling a function I notice this has become a real interior detail to count with. It is also rewarding in that sense that they make the rooms look bigger. I am thinking of how to find a mirror that I do not need to nail on the wall due to the electrical cabinet and cables behind my only hallway wall. This one by Broberg & Ridderstråle is expensive, but nice.

I am very curious about this lovely book by the blogger Bonjour Vintage! It is called Pretty please and contains recipes and home visits to a designer, ceramist, bloggers, instagrammers, hotels, restaurants... A lot of bloggers have written about this book already and it is already temporarily sold out!
New fragrance candles by Skultuna!
The blog picture that spoke to me this week was this one taken by Krickelin. She is featured in the latest Elle Decoration magazine, which I could not find yesterday. Sold out or late!
My own Friday bouquet looked like this. I also have a new cute wooden bird in my collection! :) This one comes from Architectmade.
With this I am wishing you a happy weekend!