Thursday, January 3rd, 2008
Did you know that Ikea makes homes? BoKlok is a partnership between Ikea and Skanska, one of the world’s leading construction companies. In 1997, the two companies combined in order to provide quality low-cost housing throughout Scandanavia. In 2006, they expanded into the UK. Over the last decade they have garnered numerous design and social accolades for their projects and initiatives. I wonder how long it will be until they expand to the USA?
Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008
2008! Can you believe it? I hope you all had a great holiday and new year and are rested up and ready for 2008!
Getting right back to it…Johanna Lindgren is a Swedish designer who works mainly with textiles (both making textile prints, and using textiles in innovative ways in her products). The P.O.C. light would be awesome in a commercial space somewhere as an alternative to a chandelier…Johanna has also experimented with wall textiles and screens (the light and top screen in collaboration with Helen Högberg). My favorite is the Slinga (bottom right). Made of industrial felt, it’s a nice alternative to wallpaper or bare walls!