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