november 04, 2012

Moving forward


Right…  it's official…  I'm moving!

You are all invited to come on over to my blog WABI SABI, where I'll be posting from now and on. 

Why - you ask? Well, as my life is changing, I'm changing with it. From now and on, I'm focusing more art & photography and less on interior design consultancy, helping my clients finding the perfect item or  personal style. Instead I'll be a more "selfish" blogger over at WABI SABI, and simply blog about clever, eco friendly ideas and simple yet sophisticated spaces that inspire ME. Mixed with arts, crafts and photography, of course. 



For those of you following this blog, please adjust your links. 



november 02, 2012

Halloween or Alla helgons dag?


Kids may be celebrating Halloween all over the world this week. We are celebrating Alla helgons dag this weekend - a time to remember friends and family members, gone before us, by placing lit candles on their graves. 

November 1 is the proper All Saints’ Day (Alla helgons dag), though we celebrate it the first Saturday of November. It's actually a Medieval Catholic invention to remember those Saints who doesn't have a day of their own in the calendar. Later, the following day, November 2, became All Souls’ Day, a day for everyone to remember those who had passed away. In late 18C the two days were combines into All Saints’ Day, and quite recently it was moved to the first Saturday in November here in Sweden. More than you ever wanted to know, right? 

Happy Halloween to all who celebrate it this weekend. 



Images courtesy of: 

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oktober 25, 2012

Stunning outdoor spaces


Beautiful landscapes. BUT - I'll be spending this weekend indoors, 
for the last interior design course this season. 
Three days in the company of some talented interior designers! 
Love it!

What's your weekend going to be like?


Click on images to find the source. 
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Mirror, mirror on the wall...

Found this picture, and had to post it here. 
The reflection in the mirror intrigues me. 

Wish I could see who made it (signature in
bottom, left corner).  Any idea?

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oktober 23, 2012

Let me know

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oktober 21, 2012

Not in line


As a former university professor, I find it VERY difficult
to get in line. To accept things at face value. 
I always want to see if there is another perspective,
another way to see things. 
I guess it's an occupational hazard. 
Fess up - what character flaws do you have? 






Click on images to find the source.
Last photo has no source. Please let me know if you have it. Thanks. 
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oktober 17, 2012

Concrete bathroom


Love concrete in your home? How about this bathroom and shower? 
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oktober 16, 2012

Black night


All well where you are? 

I'm watching the grey daylight turn into black night outside my window. 
In a minute I'm off to work some clay into ceramic pieces. 
Later I think i'll light a fire, to chase the blackness away. 

Have a good Tuesday evening all.  







Credits: Click on images to find the source. 
The rest have none. Let me know, and I add the info. Thanks. 
CREATIVE LIVING Lisbeth Williams @ Williams Design
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oktober 14, 2012

Lamp - Industrial style


Looking for a new lamp? Found it! Here. 
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Typo

Gillar du grafisk design, måste du lyssna på programmet TYPO i P1. Sänds måndagar, men finns att lyssna på sveriges radios webplats. Hittills har man klarat av fonterna Comic Sans (som jag också verkligen hatar) och Old English (svåranvänt). Så här presenteras programmen av SR: 

Du har sett det på dagislappar, i tvättstugan och på inbjudningar till barnkalas. Den snälla informella tonen har gjort det till folkets favorit. Men det är hatat av branschen.
– Jag måste erkänn att jag har sagt till mina barns dagisfröken om typsnittet, säger Carolina Laudon, typsnittstecknare. På en dagislapp må det vara förlåtet, men när Comic Sans används på fakturor för begravningsbyråer eller varningsskyltar för högspänningsledningar sänder den barnsliga tonen ut helt fel budskap. Hör berättelsen om Comic Sans, om när det ska användas och hur det inte ska användas. Kan det verkligen vara fel på ett typsnitt?I programmet hör vi typsnittstecknarna Stefan Hattenbach och Carolina Laudon, vi hör även den grafiska designern Stefania Malmsten. Lyssna här. 

Old English är typsnittet med anor tillbaka till medeltidens munkar. Men vad händer om det hamnar på ett dokument från Sverigedemokraterna? ”Det här associerar man ju direkt till nazism”, säger Cap O Designs chefredaktör Carina Nilsson, när hon får se ett dokument från partiet. Hör om ett typsnitts resa från munkar, till nazister och vidare till hiphoppare. Lyssna här

"Ban Comic Sans," illustration by Dave and Holly Combs, 2004. Övriga bilderna i collagen har jag hittat här: http://chedonline.comhttp://page1branding.wordpress.com

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oktober 12, 2012

New wallpaper - tapetnyheter från Borås


I am looking for a wallpaper for a wall in my kitchen. 
Just a little bit of wall, in between fridge, wooden stove and some shelves.  
I saw these at the store yesterday. 
Scandinavian design from the 1950s and 1960s from Borås Tapeter
Am seriously thinking of the bottom one. 
To "much"? 


Vissa former och mönster har sådan kvalitet att de aldrig blir omoderna, aldrig känns fel. Nu har Boråstapeter i samarbete med Ljungbergs Textil lanserat tapetkollektionen Wallpapers by Scandinavian Designers med designgiganterna Arne Jacobsen, Sven Markelius, Karl Axel Pehrson och Stig Lindbergs mest kända mönster. Någon favorit?


CREATIVE LIVING Lisbeth Williams @ Williams Design
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oktober 05, 2012

TGIF


Happy Friday! 
Let your hair down and your feet up. 
CREATIVE LIVING Lisbeth Williams @ Williams Design
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oktober 04, 2012

Fav. pix mix from my Pinterest


Today I give you some eye candy:  a mix of popular images 
from my Pinterest. Enjoy


The rain keeps pouring down over my part of Sweden. 
Wish it would stop for a couple of days, to allow some much needed
work in the garden. But alas......








Click on each image to get to the source. 
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oktober 03, 2012

Clever styling vs. overexposed clutter


When I saw these recent images from Agent Bauer by Petra Bindel, 
they made me think of how most commercial styling is locked in a time capsule. 
And why not? If you are selling a product, you want it to be seen in an
environment that is now. Very now. Only now. 

I like the "living room" arrangement above a lot, 
since I'm a sucker for classic still life arrangements, and it checks most boxes. 
And the arrangement below is OK. Especially the placing of the pink details. 
But it's too cluttered, and I'm not sure the image is selling 
the bottles (in the center of the pic.) 
Or the lamps? Or perhaps the chairs?
Or all of the above??  



I love origami, and that's what I look at in this picture, though I guess the lamp is on sale?


Excellent styling in the pics above and below. 
In these pics there is no doubt: the chairs are for sale. 

But I'm turned off by the geometric details and the raw wooden surfaces below, 
simply because I've seen them everywhere by now.
Been there, done that, in other words. 
What do you think?


My favorite styling is shown in the pic below. 
Clever, timeless, unpretentious. 

I even love the (otherwise overexposed) washi tape! 
Just one strip, and placed at a perfect angle to the paper and the lamp to do its trick. 
Love, love, love.  

CREATIVE LIVING Lisbeth Williams @ Williams Design
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oktober 01, 2012

Muted Pastels in Mauve, Grey and Green


Swedish designer Jonna Fransson has made two beautiful botanical drawings, now for sale at the Museum of Modern Art in Stockholm. In the details shown here, you can see the delicate drawings  - and the soft, muted pastels, often seen in contemporary design. 



Images from the top, are from:

The fashion shot is from an unknown source. 

CREATIVE LIVING Lisbeth Williams @ Williams Design
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