keskiviikko 19. marraskuuta 2014

Festive atmosphere

"It's not the calendar date that makes a celebration, it's the people. Sometimes even preparing for a party can turn the everyday into a small celebration; adding decorations and setting the table, small but immensely enjoyable things. Being together is more important than having clean floors.
The darkening nights are an invitation to decorate the home, make it cosy and ask friends over for some mulled wine. A Christmas atmosphere can easily be created using soft, warm and welcoming textiles, which this year feature reds in apple and cranberry shades accompanied by metallic tones." The Melba table textiles by Miia create a holiday atmosphere at home. Find your own from Finlayson

tiistai 7. tammikuuta 2014

Heimtextil 2014

After long and relaxing holiday season, it is time to return to work. Our collection is meeting customers in Japan as we speak, and this week it can also be seen in Heimtextil Frankfurt, the biggest annual textile fair in Europe. You can meet our agent, Studio Orbit, at Hall 4.2, stand C. 20. 

perjantai 20. joulukuuta 2013

Pattern Bakery style Christmas in Porvoo

Season's Greetings from Porvoo to all! 
These pictures are from Salla's home, an old school dating from 1939. The place is newly renovated but you can still see the charming features of a traditional Scandinavian loghouse. 

Behind this door you will find naturally a home where 
Pattern Bakery designs are proudly presented and present allover. 

 The biggest classroom has been turned into a kitchen and dining room.

Salla's bedlinen design "Välke" for Finlayson serves as tablecloth. 

"Välke" in red brings a lovely Christmas feeling. 

Fun project from last year 2012: Arabia's Joulukylä illustrated by Pattern Bakery. 

If you wish to have these for yourself,  i.e. Finnish Design Shop can help you out.  

Quite sweet spoons, aren't they! 

Dear all - we wish you a lovely, relaxing Christmas holiday!

torstai 19. joulukuuta 2013

Tuike in Good Company

You can easily get on Christmas mood with Tuike collection we have designed for Arabia. Early birds can even find them on seasonal sale at Iittala webshop.

These pics are from Salla's home. The lovely vintage pot was designed by Antti Nurmesniemi and the retro tray and casters are from Aarikka.

torstai 31. lokakuuta 2013

Teatowels in Spoonflower

New DIY-teatowels at our Spoonflower-shop! Order a yard of linen-cotton -canvas, and you'll get four different designs, at sizes suitable for kitchen teatowels. The delivery can take some time, so should you want them for Christmas, order soon.  I used the unprinted scraps of fabric for hanging loops.

perjantai 25. lokakuuta 2013

Twinkling Christmas everyone!

All photos copyright Arabia

Yet another fun project we did with the good people from Arabia, Finland. Decoration for the Christmas 2013 seasonal tablewear, it's called Tuike, Finnish word for twinkle. The inspiration was Christmas night, outside, forest, warmth, light and softness. You can also find elements from traditional Finnish or Scandinavian textile and handcraft. You can find it on-line here.

perjantai 11. lokakuuta 2013

Lysti for Arabia

We recently had a chance to work on a fun project for a long-term Finnish table wear company called Arabia. They asked us to do an illustration for their new kids' collection, with plates and cups.

There are two different "starter sets", with mugs with two handles for easy hold and plates that help getting the food off the plate also for the kids themselves. The shape was designed by Richard Lindh in the 80s. The new shapes for older kids (I'll be using them as well, so for adults) was designed by Pekka Paikkari. Pattern Bakery was responsible for the illustration. We wanted to create a colourful, new forest, with lots of different animals and happenings. As with lots of our illustration projects, there are small details that create the world, lots of little fun things for eaters to find.

My favorites are probably the little, yellow creature, reaching for the drink with his straw and the bear hiding behind the mushroom (or is it his nose?). The collection is called 'Lysti' ('Fun' in english) and you can find more on-line here. Thanks to my lovely niece and nephew for being such good sports and letting me take some photos of their Lysti-moments. The extra plates and table wear is vintage Arabia.

Oh, and hope you have a nice weekend!