Erik Hjärfors is a lumberjack.
For real. He takes care of timber from the growing trees in his own forest to making timber houses like the one behind him in the picture.
The very small chainsaw that he holds in his hand I will come back to soon. Very handy as you can see.
Erik and his wife Johanna run the Lövsjö Loghouse store in the midst of Småland, Sweden. Erik&I have worked on many interior projects together and he has custom made wonderful pieces of furniture for my clients.
We have also exhibited together at fairs such as Formex in Stockholm.
In the tv show Husräddarna that starts on TV3 the 22nd of May we have worked together successfully once again. I will tell you more about that as soon as we get going to the premiere of the awaited tv show. Right now I can show you my favorites from the Lövsjö Loghouse store.
This log in an angle to sit in, is in my world of aesthetics so beautiful and perfectly shaped and natural it makes me happy just to see it. Yes ... I know... I get this exaggerated, but I mean it.
It is sooooooo wabi sabi
Wood can be art.
The perfect shape to sit in. The black wooden floors are handmade by axe. Thats why the surface is so unevenly wonderful.
The table is a plant and a table at the same time. Are you with me ?
Stools in storage.
Hand made, rustic, durable tables that lasts for a lifetime is one of the types of furniture that you can expect to find at Lövsjö Loghouse.
A Teepee lamp.
The Lövsjö Loghouse store is set in a old factory setting.
My favorite Jessika Jarl photo is here a textile hanging on the wall. The pendant lamp is my Soomkai that you find through Watt&Veke retailers in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Germany.
Count down today the 22nd of April for :
Husräddarna the 22nd of May at 20.00 on TV3.
Husräddarna börjar den 22 Maj kl. 20.00 på TV3.
Thursdays at 20.00, TV3
Torsdagar kl. 20.00, TV3
or find us always at
Took the ferry to Bornholm, Denmark from Ystad, Sweden. Although this is just a beautiful ship in the harbor.
Amazed! -- in Rönne, Bornholm in a backyard I find a figtree growing outdoors. This is how much warmer this island climate is to Sweden. There are no fig trees growing outdoors in Sweden.
The colors of Bornholm homes are vibrant.
As you see of the amount of pictures. I fell in love with the shapes of this old smoke house. So modern. So right. Here you can buy smoked fish. I was enjoying the house itself.
In the rock formation above Francisco´s head is a little Lookout that a priest used as temple/church/shrine. It feels sacred to be here.
Seeing the ruins and the place by the ocean where Hammershus rests, is a must.
Bornholm inspires me.
|Dining&working with relaxed style|
|This workspace makes me want to start to create|
|Love the feeling of a real home created in the exhibit.|
Artek and Vitra in their first joint exhibit curated by Ilse Crawford.
Find it at Wallpaper,shot by Felix Odell.
Light my fire
The International Furniture Fair in Milan that is going on this weekend is showing off news that I got exited about. Look at these light fixtures from Davide Groppi
The beloved Random light for Moooi by Bertjan Pot
is a favorite of mine. Do you like it ?
The technique that the lamp has been done with and that kind of lampshde has been around since the fifties in Europe as far as I know.
It´s made from your choosing of material. Thread or paper or dental floss if you like and wall paper glue. The bigger the balloon, the bigger the lampshade will be.
Make an opening as large as you want by attaching a round object of the size you desire. A measuring cup or a baking device as I used. Anything goes!
We used jute and red paper thread just as an experiment. My Francisco has learned how to make this growing up in Cuba since everyone wanted their own style and there was not enough interesting lampshades to buy, creativity soared.
Wind the thread of you choosing around the ballon and dont forget to make a hole for it to be able to have an opening by attaching an object of the right size. Then paint it with wallpaper glue. Let it dry. Take the air out of the balloon and remove it and .....voilá -- you have a new lampshade!
Placed on the beams of the Stable open plan it looks like this. The shadows made by this type of lamp is the best part. Don´t you think ?