I’ve started to sketch interiors again, feeding my decoration obsession, which almost usually includes shelf-storage solutions. I’ve primarily been inspired by Pinterest lately, which is such a rich visual source, especially if you search specific attributes and of course follow great people - Emma’s Design Blog being one of THE most inspiring Scandinavian blogs I have seen.
This is a superb idea that Made by Me has created for a personalized Christmas gift, that I had to share because I’ve never seen anything like it before, and think it’s so original!
A good friend of mine from back home in Portugal has started a company with her friends that specializes in party planning and events, with all catering and design made with lots of Love and smiles, by them! They called it Made by Me, and for the moment they post all their news and products on their Facebook Page. This box costs 9€ and you can choose from various Brigadeiro flavors including: Chocolate, lemon and white chocolate, and coconut and white chocolate! Yummy!
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.
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.
Passed by NK recently and took these pictures. They have, as always, the most original and fun window displays. The theme of the current display is make up, so the other window displays are colorfully decorated with lipsticks falling from the ceiling, and nail varnishes perfectly aligned on a table. The also have some huge eye lashes, with the same shiny material as these photos I took, which is also stunning.
Such a simple detail for any shop to think about, but so powerful for the public who is passing by. Love it NK.
I love this photo she had on her blog. It’s such a powerful and beautiful setting, it’s like no words can describe what you feel when you look at it. Just contemplating the photo, and taking time to understand and settle yourself in this wonderful room, is what you want to do. I think the tall ceilings add such a ‘umph’ to the setting, making it so majestic.
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 am a furniture and design fanatic, I collect and sketch design pieces that I see and inspire me.
‘The Nina Bookshelf’, made my be, is a mix of my love for the ‘Casablanca’ bookshelf, and my constant exploration for symmetry and excitement in interior design pieces. The colors of the books sitting on the bookshelf is my favorite part here, and how the shelves are different lengths. This is just a simple sketch of an idea I had in my head, but I want to improve it further.
The original sketch that inspired me to draw ‘The Nina Bookshelf’ is below. It is inspired by the bookshelf ‘Casablanca’, from 1981.
I recently saw a documentary about the Memphis Collective on the Swedish channel Kunskapskanalen, I was immediately drawn to some of the Memphis designs, grabbed my sketchbook and started drawing it straight away. I love its’ simple straight lines, how smoothly symmetrical it is, and of course, its vibrant colors that make it such a fun piece of design to contemplate, study and enjoy.
I just want to fill it up with things, like I did in my sketch!
Furniture is definitely what I enjoy drawing the most, exploring different possibilities and designs, always with strong attention payed to the colors of the piece.
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.