Spaces: Bonnier + Widenfelt: Erik Dahlbergsgatan, Stockholm

. Saturday, May 29, 2010

A beautiful space by interior designers Anna-Johanna Bonnier and Lena Widenfelt, featuring an international collection of 20th Century design, combined with the client's collection of fine contemporary art and photography.  Classic furnishings include lamps by the Castiglioni brothers; a rocker, Elliptical table, and Time Life stool all by Charles and Ray Eames; a Swan lounge chair, 3107 desk chair, wall clock, and table lamp all by Arne Jacobsen; rolling lounge chairs by Bruno Mathsson; a marble Eero Saarinen Tulip coffee table; Caesar Stoffi candle holders for Nagel; a set of Wishbone chairs by Hans Wegner; and a pair of Barcelona ottomans by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. 

Via Sköna hem, and the photographic portfolio of Per Gunnarsson.

Favorite Picks: Phillips de Pury: ITALIA


Exquisite Italian design and art are coming to market in Phillips de Pury's upcoming June 30th auction.

ITALIA will provide a comprehensive overview of contemporary Italian visual art and design, in which contemporary masters and younger talents will be showcased together.

These are my favorite picks:

A Gio Ponti reclining armchair with ottoman, from the Hotel Parco dei Principi.

'Devil’ and ‘Bull' sculptures by Gio Ponti and Paolo de Poli.

A pair Gio Ponti chests in walnut and brass.

An Arredoluce floor lamp.

A chandelier attributed to Gugliemo Ulrich.

A Stilnovo chandelier.

A Gino Sarfatti Moon pendant lamp.

A Saturn floor lamp attributed to Pietro Chiesa.

A Fontana Arte mirrored glass and brass coffee table.

A rare enamelled copper table by Angelo Mangiarotti

A Venini Carafe set.

A polaroid by Carlo Mollino.

See the full online preview here.

Listen: Two New Tracks from Arcade Fire


Another song by c22113
This Band and its new song by c20917

From the new album The Suburbs releasing 2 August 2010, via pedestrian.



A powerful submission to Greenpeace's BP logo redesign contest. Artist uncredited.

Daily Dose: Canadian Classic


The Ruspan chair was designed by Russell Spanner and is a classic example of Canadian Post War design.  Sometimes described as a cross between Eames and Risom, the Ruspan chair has quite an interesting story.

This lounge chair version is part of the collection of Keith Brown and Karen Hennessey, see a feature on their Atlanta home at decordemon, via thebeautifulsoup.

Favorite Picks: Wright: A Private Paris Collection

. Friday, May 28, 2010

Some beautiful pieces are coming to market in Wright's upcoming June 24th auction, A Private Paris Collection.  What I love about these single consignor sales is that everything works together beautifully.  These are my favorite picks:

An acrylic and resin painting by Bernard Frize.

A pair of french wall sconces by Lunel.

A lucite and mohair bench in the manner of Karl Springer.

A Stilnovo chandelier.

A giant mobile by Xavier Veilhan.

A handsome Paul McCobb armchair.

Brass nightstands by Maison Charles.

A French floor lamp reminiscent of Pierre Guariche and Jacques Biny.

An Italian 3 Arm Lamp with brown leather handles, reminiscent of  Arredoluce.

A pair of Spanish modernist dining tables by Vidal Grau.

A pair of clound-like Puzzle tables by Jean-Marie and Marthe Simonnet.

A beautifully worn Hauts à Courroies handbag by Hermès. 

See the full online preview here.

Look+Listen: Charlotte Gainsbourg: Time of the Assassins: Video


More Charlotte Gainsbourg goodness, and a nice follow-up to my earlier post on her role in The Tree.

From Stereogum:

"In this gorgeously shot video, Charlotte Gainsbourg explores the forests, hills, and coastlines of Big Sur and defies gravity. The latter happens via some small effects that make her touch down lightly on tree trunks and grass, or keep her balance on precarious rocks and hillsides. It’s completely different from her “Heaven Can Wait” video, and not just because Beck is absent. Both videos have do things to make life feel slightly off. The video was directed by Todd Cole."

Via lotusmodern.

Spaces: Jonas Ingerstedts Residence: Stockholm

. Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The beautiful light-filled home of photographer Jonas Ingerstedts, where he lives with his wife Cattis Aronsson and their 6 year old son Herman.  Filled with classic modernist designs by Poul Kjaerholm, Achille and Pierro Castiglioni, Poul Henningsen, and Hans Wegner, each piece is carefully selected using Ingerstedts' photographic sensibility.  The result is a home that is all at once sleek, chic, light, and relaxed.

From an interview with Hus & Hem (translated from Swedish):

Describe your style at home.
It's tight and light with Scandinavian furniture that feels like they are floating, because I have a problem with massive, heavy things that fill the room. Therefore, it has become very Danish design, such as Poul Kjærholm chair "PK 22". It is a good example of a light piece of furniture with plenty of air below.

You are a photographer - it affects the way you decorate?
As a photographer has an eye for form and aesthetics, so it has certainly affected. You see what works together. I have mainly been working with advertising and fashion, but have always been interested in furniture, architecture and interior plates and today I am also very fitting.

What has changed in the time you lived here?
We have gone over all the finishes and painted walls, ceilings and woodwork in the snow-white. In addition, we sanded the oak parquet flooring and white oil. In the kitchen, a small working kitchen, would not feel trapped so we took down a small wall into the dining room. There is now an airy shelf where you can reach china and other things from both sides, which is quite convenient.

How do you plan around the color scheme?
It was obvious to choose the white walls. To get a line of colors so we used the same gray color as the sliding doors. Closet doors have the same surface, scrub oak, which the woodwork in the hallway and bathroom. Even the floors have a sense of carved oak and they are consistently in the whole apartment. It is quiet and neutral when everything matters.

Who are some favorite designers.
Kjaerholm is a clear favorite and it is visible enough at home. His stuff seems very simple, but is in fact often complex in their design. His paintings have that facilitate the expression that I like and is also made of very good material. Pierro Castiglioni is another exciting designers, his industrial-inspired lamps, I like.

See the full feature here.

Via 24finehours and desiretoinspire.

Words to live by


Via lotusmodern.

Watch: Charlotte Gainsbourg in The Tree


The lovely and multi-talented Charlotte Gainsbourg stars in Julie Bertucelli's The Tree, which was selected as the closing film at this year's Cannes.

Remember Heaven Can Wait?

Via Pedestrian.

Daily Dose: A North Haven

. Sunday, May 23, 2010

A great photo by Raimund Koch for Dwell, featuring architect Christopher Campbell’s Little Bird swing alongside turquoise Eames chairs and a Saarinen Tulip table.

Via 24finehours.

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