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THE NEW IKEA STOCKHOLM COLLECTION

IKEA’s new STOCKHOLM collection is a carefully curated collection, designed to mix and blend in with what you already have at home – made from natural and tactile materials such as rattan, hand-blown glass and ash. In the image above you can see the and . I also love the (featured in the 3rd picture). The in the last image are all mouth blown.

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THE MOST BEAUTIFUL LIGHT FIXTURES

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Today is all about light fixtures, in all shapes and sizes made of various materials such as concrete, wood and brass. Here are some of the best lights that I found online. Above:

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LEATHER HEADBOARD BY DANISH STUDIO BY THORNAM

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Give your bedroom an industrial touch with by Danish design studio BY THORNAM. The is made in the finest handpicked aniline leather. Every hide has its own unique story and natural markings. The leather will change appearance over time and age with beauty. Usage, daylight and interior lighting affect the leather. Through time it will develop its own beautiful patina.

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FINN JUHL’S HOUSE IN COPENHAGEN, DENMARK

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Today some midcentury design inspiration! is one of the most celebrated mid 20th century Danish and this is his home in Ordrup, just outside Copenhagen in Denmark. Juhl built the house together with his first wife Inge-Marie Skaarup. It was his ambition to create a home, where he had designed every single detail himself, and to create an overall, general look. He achieved this in 1942, when the building presented a gradual flow between different areas, rather than a collection of individual rooms. Art was Juhl’s main source of inspiration and played a predominant role at his home. He was a keen collector of paintings as well as sculptures, carpets and vases. He admired artists such as Alvar Aalto, Sonja Ferlov Mancoba, Asger Jorn, Vilhelm Lundstrøm and Erik Thommesen. The house on Kratvænget 15 is today seen as a treasure trove from a significant époque in Danish design history. It is now a museum and provides an opportunity for the public to feel and sense the design ideas, which became known as Scandinavian Modern.

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UNIQUE TILES BY LONDON BASED SMINK THINGS

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With the beautiful tiles from Smink Things you can mix and match tiles to create your own composition or choose just one tile design to create a repeat design. is the London based studio of designer Marianne Smink. It is here she creates the designs featured in her collections of ceramic tiles and printed wallpapers. As a former fashion designer, Marianne has a long history with print and design. Her eyes are drawn to subtle imperfections and tiny upsets in a pattern’s balance. These often arise from the hand-crafted techniques she uses or the surprising interplay of screen-printing onto ceramic tiles. Inspiration comes instinctively to Marianne. Every first idea is intuitively developed in print then transferred to tile with each new iteration often a refinement of the last. Born and raised in the Netherlands, it’s been 12 years since Marianne made London her home. Still, there is something unmistakably Dutch in her collections. The traditional processes and finishes that she has mastered deconstruct the bold and simple shapes of her signature designs.

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HANDMADE ETSY TREASURES

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Some beautiful treasures can be found on Etsy. Like these delicate in the image above.

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BAMBOO PENDANT LIGHTS BY DAPHNA LAURENS

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These beautiful bamboo pendant lights are designed by . Daphna Isaacs and Laurens Manders are both graduates from the Design Academy Eindhoven. Together they “aspire to merge applied and fine arts. The studio works on the design of poetic as well as straightforward industrially manufactured products”. These bamboo lights were designed for FairForward, a supplier of interior products that are all manufactured according to Fair Trade principles.

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