Thursday, July 28, 2011

Bengt & Lotta

We love Bengt & Lotta and you will too!

Bengt Lindberg & Lotta Glave met at National College of Arts, Craft & Design

Bengt & Lotta AB in Sweden is co-owned by Bengt Lindberg and Lotta Glave.  Both are designers and illustrators who share the stories of their lives through the everyday products they create.  

In the illustration below, Lotta shows us a glimpse of the life she shares with Bengt and their children in Sweden.
Drawing by Lotta Glave "Breakfast"
 We have just unpacked some beautiful items from them that will brighten your day!

Swedish Horse Blanket designed by Bengt

"Finding new ways to present traditional designs is important to me. My designs are rooted in Swedish folk art and reflect a desire to play with creativity," is Bengt's creative approach. 
'Flower Power' Snack tray designed by Lotta

As for Lotta's inspiration, "I want my objects to express humor and happiness. I want them to feel unique and different."

You can find more products from Bengt & Lotta to love at

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Seriously Cool Ways to Play with Herbs

It’s not always easy to have a garden when you live in the city. I think that’s why so many of us stick with growing herbs in little pots when summer rolls around.
Lucky for us, and you, there is no short supply of cool gadgets and stylish ways to
make your herb growing fun.

The designers at Normann Copenhagen have come up with the perfect space saving Herb Stand. Herb Stand organizes your herbs and keeps them tidy, without being boring.  Scissors and herbs are gathered together in one place, making it easy to season your food.

Have more than a few chives to chop? Check out the Five-Blade action of these Stainless steel Herb Scissors. These dishwasher safe scissors will make quick work of pile of parsley or bunch of basil.

Want to chop you herbs more efficiently? You will need the Chop Knife by Normann Copenhagen. This razor sharp knife allows easy one-hand chopping. And yes, you will look cool too. Seriously great gift.

Now that we’ve got you thinking of herbs and gardening, perhaps a little inspiration will get you moving. We highly recommend GardenAnywhere an extremely informative book by Alys Fowler that can help you turn any little spot of land into a perfect mini-garden.

Combine the book and scissors, or perhaps the Knife and some fresh herbs and you have one fantastic gift idea….or present for yourself. Happy Gardening.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Serve with Sagaform SOS

Sagaform SOS will help you to bring summer to your table. 

Sagaform 'SOS' Serving Bowl, $16
Sagaform 'SOS' Decanter, $30
Sagaform 'SOS' Herring Forks, Set of 2, $15
Sagaform 'SOS' Jar with Lid $21

Sagaform 'SOS' Butter Knife, set of 2, $15

The SOS series is designed by duo Björk-Forth for Sagaform

Pia O. Björklund and Magnus Forthmeiier were trained at the School of Textiles at the University College of Borås and have worked with fashion for a range of Swedish businesses for many years. Since 1997, they have jointly run the Björk-Forth design studio, where they carry out freelance assignments in textile and product design for companies in Sweden and elsewhere. In addition to freelancing, they also create new products in their own collection for the Swedish design company Rotor, primarily from stoneware and textile.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Sweden Competes in the Semi Finals of the Women's World Cup

Sweden Competes in the Semi Finals of the Women's World Cup
Sweden v Japan 2:45 pm EST
Today, July 13, 2011
Watch LIVE online or check your local cable listings

Support Team Sverige: Sweden Soccer Tees on Sale now at 
Sweden Soccer Tees originally $19.95
Women's World Cup Price $11.97
Sizes S,M,L,XL, XXL
Available in Blue or Yellow 
Imported from Sweden, 100% combed cotton

Order Blue Soccer Tee at World Cup price.
Order Yellow Soccer Tee at World Cup price.