Category Archives: From Scandinavia with love

Styling Finds,The Right Package

Since I’m sceptical to the all fantastic stories that skin care manufactors have in their product descriptions, for me cosmetics is a lot about package.

Here are some of my favorites:

Skin care: Aesop 

Perfume: Byredo 

Hair care: Shu Uemura

What about you?

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Design Finds, The Overcoat as Object of Design

The autumn is the the city and I’m thinking about changing my Max Mara trench coat to something warmer.

Trenctrench: Max Mara

Cap: Isabel Marant Etoile

Jeans: Acne

Rubber boots: Tretorn

Fragnance : Byredo Bal D’afrique

….”an interesting combination of kimono shape, a camel color in a cashmere blend, very long, with a belt and a masculine collar…” 

Doesn’t it sound like a right thing to have?

Yes, it’s Max Mara classical coat  101801

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Design Finds, Sailor & I – Tough Love (Aril Brikha Remix)

This one is  just amazingly beautiful. I found it completely accidentally searching web.

If I understand correctly,  Sailor&I is a Swedish band. Is there someone who knows more about them?

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Design Work, Conversation with Magazine DEKO

In summer, while I was in Riga,  I met the editor-in-chief  of Latvian Interior magazine DEKO Agnese for a conversation about design. We talked about Latvian design, Scandinavian design and how does  it feel to be a Latvian designer in Scandinavia.

You can read it in the last issue of  DEKO 

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Design Finds, Happy Waste

This semester students from Exponeringsdesign  Westerdals are working on the project The Truth is Green.

General/long-term goal of the project is using creative and innovative teaching methods develop and educate the youth who will be competent and motivated to live ecologically – produce and consume environmentally friendly and simultaneously healthy products. My students are developing the concept of the exibiton “Yesterday’s Rubbish – Today’s Cherish”.

There is sneak-peek of the story of the happy waste. More to come,  just follow us!

Credits: Alison Van Scheers, Tine Nørregaard  and Alicja Majchrowicz-Moskal



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Design Fail, Lacoste Windows Oslo

Yesterday I discovered ( better late than never ) that in September 2010, Christophe Lemaire stepped down and Felipe Oliveira Baptista succeeded him as the creative manager of Lacoste. Since than Lacoste has experience a new developmen of the brend and has a new exiting line Unconventional Chic , that looks like a sporty sister of Carven, that I was writing about yesterday.

This morning I decided to check out Lacoste Oslo Hegdehaugsveien 34 . Unfortunately in Oslo  nothing tells us about the new development of the brend. Windows are just boring, boring, boring. We really need a new approach in visual merchandising in the city, don’t you think?

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Styling Finds, Yogini Chic

When my friend Marit and me went out to dinner at Lilleasia tonight, we’re wearing shakti leggings.

Btw, we went directly after a great class with Charlotte at Bikram Yoga Oslo.

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Design Travel, Peter Zumtor in Oslo

Yes, Peter Zumtor will held a lecture at AHO tomorrow :

http://www.aho.no

Peter Zumthor explains his design for last year’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in this movie filmed by Dezeen at the preview in Kensington Gardens, London.

for fashionistas:

The July 1997 issue of Vogue contains a 10-page swimwear feature called ‘Body Building’. Each page consists of a single photograph showing a model inside Peter Zumthor’s Therme Vals baths.

more pictures on www.architectsjournal.co.uk

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