Gelb/ Yellow/ Gul

I was invited to participate in a photo-contest about the color yellow. 
The task was to take a picture of a yellow object in my home. These are some of the yellow things I have found:

Wooden car from the fleamarket

Little vase from Elisabeth Billander

Can from the fleamarket

My favourite coffe cup

 Cushioncovers I have designed & printed

Wall vase
I gathered all the objects and made some photos:




Nr.3 is also the one I submitted. Do you like it?

Diy - lampshade

As I wrote in the previous post I visited Koja two weeks ago. I took a lot of pictures and of course I can't show them all. But I want to show you one more, because it inspired me to do this diy:

The picture is not good, but this is the only one I have where you can see the lampshade. I think it's very nice and so I decided to make one for myself out of air-drying clay! I tried to make a lampshade before and it didn't really worked out. 
Nevertheless it was hanging in our kitchen for more than a year now. Time for a change.
These are the two lampshades:

You need:
- ballon
- big glass or little bowl
- 1kg air-drying modelling clay (I used  Staedtler Fimo Air white)
- a clean underlay ( I used my cutting board)
- a knife and clay modelling tools ( I am shure a spoon, knife and folk will do it too)
- a bowl with water
- some cardboard
- pendant light cord & bulb


1) Draw the shape I used (it' s 6 cm long and about 4-5 cm wide) onto cardboard or thick paper and cut it out
2) Blow up the ballon (mine had the size of a little honeydew melon)
3) Take 1/3 of the clay and roll it out (2 - 3 mm thick)
4) Cut out as many little forms as possible
5) Brush the pieces slightly with water and place them around the ballon (in the lower third). The pieces will stick to the ballon
6) For the 2nd layer I used a fork to roughen the backside of the forms, they will stick better to the first layer, use a little water too
7) Press the forms slightly one after the other and spread them a little with a knife, so they stick together
8) Be careful with the last row, every piece should be connected and take some extra clay to strengthen this part
9) Let it dry 24 hours (don't put it in the sun or nearby heating)

10) Destroy the ballon, make a tiny hole and let the air out slowly
11) Use a thin laywer of clay and spread it on the inside of the lamp to strengthen the whole construction/ Let it dry
12) Unscrew the plug and pull your lampshade over the light cord (carefully!) / screw the plug back on


You could even paint it with acrylic or poster paint. I will leave it for now, but I can  imagine it looks really nice with a colour gradient or so.

Koja Shop

I visited Koja lately, a wonderful little shop and design studio. 
The owner is Anna Backlund, a wellknown designer from Göteborg. 
Her shop is located in Majorna just on the same street I live. 
It' s a creative place/space where Anna sells well selected items, 
designed by herself or other talented designers.

Among other things you can find products from HOUSE OF RYM (many designs are made by Anna Backlund), Maria Bergström, Kristine Thenman, Fine little day and emma och malena .

Trays by Fine litttle day / Coffee pot & sugar bowl by House of Rym

Cups and Tea pot by HOUSE OF RYM

Den som gräver en grop bygger ett berg/ Object by Kristine Thenman
The carpet is designed by Anna Backlund
Fouta towels designed by Anna Backlund

The studio 
The studio is both workplace and showroom. Sometimes there are workshops held by 
different designers. To be updated follow the shop on instagram or facebook.


Maria Bergström works in the studio too. 
She is a designer MFA and has a background in 
product- and sustainable design.
The hidden adventure/ Print and plant hanger by Maria Bergström

Read more about her collection The hidden adventure here.

I recommend to visit this unique shop. You can also by postcards from me there :)
If you are not in Göteborg, you can at least take a look at the webshop.
So long!

Time for a little DIY project?

I have a little DIY project for you! It is very simple, you just need some fabric, textile colour and some water! 

I work a lot with watercolour and now I tried to transfer my little experiments I do on paper to fabric. 

I used differend kind of papers, a lot of water and watercolour. The dark blue one I pinned to the wall, while it was still wet. I did the same with fabric:

The right one was folded and then dipped into colour. Both samples were hanged on the clothes drying rack while drying.

Here are the instructions for the blue pillowcover:

Take a sponge a apply water to the fabric, it should be quite a lot, so use a wetproof surface.
Then apply the colour with a stencil brush. You can go wild and just apply the colour spontanous, I used a ruler and applied the colour in fixed distances. I wonder if you understand! Do you?
Now you have to hang the wet fabric on the clothes drying rack and wait :)

I like the somehow dotted batic appearance of the pillow. If you try this, please send me a picture :)