anna brones

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Hembakat är Bäst: Minimal Cookbook from IKEA

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The cookbook from the furniture giant is only available in Swedish, but the images say it all. Hembakat är Bäst — which translates to Homemade is Best — features traditional Swedish baked goods all presented in a minimal, simple, and beautiful way. Makes me want to go and make some kanelbullar… love.

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Written by Anna Brones

October 7, 2010 at 08:15

Green Furniture

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June 29, 2010 at 17:45

Friday Photo: Yellowstone Forms

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I think the natural shapes found at Yellowstone were simply astonishing; another example of design in nature.

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June 11, 2010 at 08:38

Scandinavian Design: Marimekko Spring 2010

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I’ve been meaning to have a weekly feature on Scandinavian design for quite some time now, but I’m still lacking a fresh and fun name for it. Any thoughts?

While we wait for creative genius to strike however, here are three of my favorite fabrics from the Spring 2010 Marimekko collection. Although the Finnish company certainly stands by their classic prints, like Unikko, I always love the new stuff that they come up with.

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Written by Anna Brones

February 15, 2010 at 14:53

Greening Your Kitchen: Cocoon

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Bringing fresh herbs into your kitchen not only means you’ll have a delectable choice of seasonings, but it also allows you to bring some greenery inside. In fact, I’ve got overflowing pots of thyme, basil and rosemary surrounding my cooking space. But they could probably use a sleek organization system like this one.

Swedish designer Måns Salomonsen has created this ingenious design, called Cocoon, that puts a focus on healthy eating, placing your fruits and herbs all in the same place. Check out more pictures of the design here.

Of course until this beautiful design becomes available, you can still make your own herb garden, and all it entails is a nice looking pot, a few herb plants and some planting soil. Here are some easy to follow directions on re-nest.

Written by Anna Brones

February 13, 2010 at 10:38

Tio Gruppen Stockholm

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Tio Gruppen is a name synonymous with Swedish design. The design collective, founded in 1970 by ten young textile artists and designers, has produced more than 600 printed fabrics and wallpapers. With a classic Scnadinavian aesthetic, Tio Gruppen designs incorporate simple and natural designs in a style that manages to be both contemporary and classic.

The Tio Gruppen store, located in Södermalm in Stockholm, is a design lover’s paradise, the walls covered with colorful prints in the form of bags, napkins, aprons and textiles by the yard. Always a favorite stop of mine when in the Swedish captial… very much worth a visit! And if you can’t make a quick Scandinavian jaunt, take a peek at the website.

Full gallery after the jump.

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Written by Anna Brones

November 16, 2009 at 14:29

New Josef Frank Textile Designs from Svenskt Tenn

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josef frank new designs

Svenskt Tenn might be one of the most influential design stores in Sweden, a well-known lifestyle company and boutique that’s been around since 1924. Founded by designer Josef Frank, his prints have been synonymous with the shop, and even though he died in 1967, his design legacy lives on. The store just recently released two new Frank prints, called Aramal and Ceylong, produced in the 40s but that have up until now never been in production; Svensk Tenn actually owns about 160 different Frank textile prints that are archived and released at random. The new prints are available on 100% linen textiles sold by the yard.

Makes me wish I was able to take a stroll down Strandvägen and take a look.

Full print images after the jump.

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Written by Anna Brones

November 12, 2009 at 06:00