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Saana ja Olli. Made in Finland.
March 25, 2014
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Saana ja Olli. Made in Finland.

Durability, sustainability and local production are the three key elements behind Saana ja Olli- product family.

These young designers from Turku, Finland, pull their inspiration strongly from nordic aesthetics; nature, folklore and myths and use 100% hemp fabrics supporting local production to the smallest of details.

Pure gorgeous!

M

All photos by Unto Rautio | www.untorautio.com

 

 

Saana ja Olli - Maailman synty - Tea towel-Table mat 45x70cm 2 - Photo Unto Rautio lo-res

Saana ja Olli - Maailman synty - Tea towel-Table mat 45x70cm - Photo Unto Rautio lo-res 

Saana ja Olli - Maailman synty - Interior pillow 60x80cm 2 - Photo Unto Rautio lo-res

Selected products available now from ZandersandSons. Teatowels here.

Saana ja Olli also got a mention in the Monocle Design Directory in its’ November 2013 issue.

Monocle cover 2013

Monocle 2013 iso

 

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Happy Birthday Unikko!
February 24, 2014
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Happy Birthday Unikko!

       Marimekko Unikko Classics

 

This year Marimekko’s  Unikko pattern celebrates its’ 50th Anniversary. It was designed in 1964 by Maija Isola, who was a versatile artist foreseeing future trends. Isola designed Unikko Print as a protest against the company founder’s statement that Marimekko does not manufacture floral prints! Funny that is, since this print started a new era for Marimekko and has became Marimekko’s most iconic design.


I love it. I have to be truthful that when I was growing up in Finland, Unikko print was everywhere, and I did get a bit tired of it. My Mother used to have the print in the kitchen curtains, in a tablecloth, and not just at home, in our summer cottage too! Most presents I received as a teenager, involved Unikko print… When I moved to UK, the print followed me as various presents – placemats, purses, fabric pinned as wall art…Oh dear. Then I had to pack it all away. I had Unikko allergy.

 

However, it was not until I was having a catch up with my lovely finnish friend Nina last year, and she pulled out this vintage fabric she had received from her Mother from Finland – gorgeous navy blue and yellows – my old flame got relit there and then!

(seen here as a little purse, soon available from Zanders & Sons)

Marika

(all images by Marimekko)

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Grass by Normann Copenhagen
February 09, 2014
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Grass by Normann Copenhagen

New in from Denmark, GRASS, by Normann Copenhagen.

Made in stoneware by the hands of Karen Kjældgård-Larsen and Tine Broksø, these Grass vases were designed for the ordinary flowers we walk past everyday and take for granted.

Made to resemble tufts of grass, Grass helps you bring nature into your home, and breathes new life into ordinary cut flowers. Watch the video, GRASS VIDEO.

Each Grass vase is handmade from clay, so like nature, every one is unique and has it’s own individual character. Watch how they were made, MAKING GRASS.

The Grass Vase

 

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The Cat Wearing Glasses Print – by Audrey Jeanne
January 05, 2014
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The Cat Wearing Glasses Print – by Audrey Jeanne

We are in love with the Fur & Glasses print by french artist Audrey Jeanne.

Fur & Glasses

Fur & Glasses

Although it’s called Fur & Glasses,  we think it’s going to be more commonly known as The Cat Wearing Glasses print, much like Tretchikoff’s The Chinese Girl is more commonly known as The Green Lady.

Fur & Glasses is a poster of a cool Cat wearing glasses against a pink background. It measure’s 50cm by 70cm,  and like all of our prints, it will fit standard frames.

There are different animals with glasses available… but we don’t sell those.

Short Sighted Spike.

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