Saw this house in Portobello Road yesterday - there was something about it that struck me and I had to stop and admire the harmony going on here. Everything about this house feels at peace, the house looks so cosy. The warm purple and the flowers draping on the front, as well as the subtle grey of the front door and windows - all fit perfectly with the symmetrical design of the house. Basically I love this house-front, from colors to architecture!
I can only imagine how beautiful it must be inside…
The coolest and most original ‘flower pot/vase’ (if you can call this one) I have ever seen! I spotted this today outside a home-ware store near my place here in Stockholm. I had to stop and photograph it as I’d never seen anything like this. A great way to recycle an old + unwanted chair, although it will occupy lots of space if you only have a varanda at home!
They have the most amazing furnitre pieces from some of my favorite furniture designers like Arne Jacobsen and Alvar Aalto. If you are an interior design fanatic like me, you will love this store, with some of the most beautiful Scandinavian classics on show.
I took these pictures of the two white chairs and table beneath the two lamps at the entrance, as I thought they were very well aesthetically positioned. They also had this old bicycle on the window show front, which I thought was really cool. Some eye candy for now… I hope to one day earn enough money to buy at least one chair / sofa for my own place.
Recently I came across this beautiful hairdresser shop-front here in Stockholm: UNIK. I really loved how the old typography & style of the words Frisör (meaning hairdresser in Swedish) stand above the front entrance.
I don’t know if it was already there before UNIK, but either way I was really drawn to the contrast between the old and the new styles. In fact what I saw first was the word Frisör, staring at me as I was crossing the road. I had to stop and take a picture.
I found this awesome studio based in Singapore today, Studio Juju.
“Established in 2009 by Timo Wong and Priscilla Lui, studio juju is a design partnership based in Singapore. The studio possesses keen interest in applying design methods and sensibilities in products, spaces, and art direction.” Their simplicity, elegance, and livelihood translated through projects on their website, is so wonderful.
Priscilla & Timo.
What Studio Juju does:
Product Design & Development
Conceptual & Research
I especially like their AT Lamps, which i’ve spotted before in some interior design blogs, seen below.
This is a great article. I came across it a while ago, and came across it today again. It quotes one of my greatest inspirations & role models within the innovation field, Bruce Mau, who I had the chance to see in person one of his lectures last December at KTH Architecture school, which I also blogged about here. This is a field I really want to be a part of, and work within it somehow.
Freelancing for COCONG exhibition: Second client meeting
Today was the second meeting with Elise Grosse regarding my designs for their exhibition website. She is one of the architects involved in the COCONG project - a sustainable design exhibition that will be held at Kulturhuset from May - October that I am doing the web design for.
This time it was held at Elise’s company headquarters (see photo) Habibihaus, on Hornsgatan.
Feedback was great, they are quite happy with the way I translated their requests and wishes into a possible design for their website. For my first freelance project of this sort, I was very encouraged, especially as the designers have been great people to collaborate with. After feedback from Elise and some of her co-workers, I now have some changes and tweaks to make until this Friday, when we will show the designs and logo to Kulturhuset, the major supporter of this project, so that shall be exciting!
More info on the designs and exhibition to come soon :)
Today was my first client meeting at Kulturhuset, the official partner and where the venue will be held for the sustainable design exhibition I am doing the web design/concept for. (More details on the exhibition to follow soon.)
Both Habibihus & Apparat - the interior designers &architects pioneering this exhibition - were also present at the meeting today. Very interesting to ‘shadow’ and see what a meeting for an exhibition of this scale - running for 5months - includes.
After the meeting me and Elise ran through some of the designs, and we sat down in the ‘Ekoteket’ cafe/restaurant area on the 3rd floor of the Kulturhuset. This is a stunning space that is updated every month with sustainable furniture designs, and where there are weekly talks and discussions about sustainable design. I have to say the color green is evidently predominant in this space, and I love that! It is a very inspirational space to be in, with a beautiful view of Stockholm of course. I include some photos here of my favorite pieces displayed, which coincidentally, some of them I saw displayed at Stockholm Furniture Fair that I posted on here too.
I’m so happy to be feeding my hunger and passion for beautiful interior design exploration, combined with design & strategy with this great freelance opportunity.
Another Interior Design gem in Stockholm: Vurma Caffé
So, as you may have noticed, I am pretty obsessed at taking pictures of every beautifully decorated establishment/caffe/restaurant/ shop that I find. In Stockholm there are many of these places, as you can imagine. Design here is stunning, and I love the singularity of many of the caffes and restaurants, due to their unique exquisite taste in architecture and interiors.
This weekend my friend Giulia took me to Vurma on Birger Jarlsgatan 36, and I thank her for showing me and taking me to all these nice places that I haven’t found yet. I had a super tasty falafel salad.
So here goes some photos I took of the caffe. My favorite part is the vibrant jade colored walls, and the romantic colorful flowered wallpaper. I ♡♡ wallpapers.
The cosy coffee corner
The beautiful wallpaper setting
View to the main table-sitting area & bar once you enter
View from the other sitting area, towards to the bar
I'm Ana Cecilia, Born & raised in beautiful Porto, Portugal. Currently I'm working at Made by Many as a Service Designer. In June this year I graduated from the Digital Media program at Hyper Island in Stockholm.
This blog started as a way to document my journey as a Hyper Island student and my learnings & experiences. I've continued to use it as a means to explore and document my surroundings and things that inspire me.