The tradition of lighting candles in the time of waiting* and dark winter evenings is probably my favorite of all time. Even though technology has come a very long way with amazing lamps and lighting solutions, lighting advent candles is something I will never stop doing. Last year I found a beautiful Advent candelabra in brass at the local second hand shop in my mothers hometown in rural Norway. It looks a little bit like Lucia’s crown, only smaller, with a thick brass band and four minimalist holders for each candle evenly spread out around the circle. I payed almost nothing for it but I treasure it deeply! Having that kind of luck is not something you can count on, so here are some of my favorite Advent candle holders around the market this year. Read More
Fall is here, with all its colors. Even though it means that it gets colder and darker, the fall air is crisp and clean and the color palette is the most incredible. And not to mention the hottest pallet around, come 2017. Read More
The first time I saw one of Michael Anastassiades lamps I was in awe. I needed to know everything! Who makes these? Who designed this? Are there more? Is it a period piece or a current designer? See, that is the thing with Anastassiades’ lamps, they are classic enough to fool you at first glance. They ooze that confidence and assurance of a true art déco piece from the 20’s. But on closer inspection you realize the technology behind these lamps are way too advanced for the 20’s. It’s cutting edge on what we can do with interior lights today! Balancing that fine line between art and design, he is an artist as well as a designer and also an engineer. And this is where his strength lies, not letting one replace the other.
In addition to his lamps he also designs furniture and jewelry. Many of his products are part of permanent collections at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, the Craft Council in London, the FRAC Centre in Orleans, France, and the MAK in Vienna. Currently he has a collaboration, that was part of a temporary exhibition during 2013, at the renowned interior design store Svenskt Tenn, in Stockholm. However most of his lamps are sold through FLOS.
With a similar background within both engineering and industrial design he is naturally someone I look up to a great deal, which is why I also wanted to share his work with you. I hope you enjoy this as much as I do!
In February of 2015 Dalili (the interior design brand and brainchild of yours truly) exhibited at the Stockholm Furniture fair. The time leading up to the fair was wonderfully fun, exciting and extremely intense. Tackling last minute paint jobs in my parents basement* and doing all the electric work on site. But we ended up having an amazing week and we met some fantastic people! Read More