onsdag den 15. december 2010

Lovely Ladies: Meyer-Lavigne talk in January

Just a reminder: The next Talk at Underwerket Projects will be with Meyer&Lavigne on January 13th at 15.30. If somebody would like to reserve a seat leave a comment with your name and profession and we will write you up.

Meyer-Lavigne is a Danish design collective that with their exclusive area of expertise offers comprehensive solutions concerning interior design. The duo behind the Copenhagen based firm is Kristine Meyer and Sabine Lavigne, both graduated from Denmark’s School of Design within the specific areas of Ceramics and Glass Design.
We are looking forward to hearing about about Meyer-Lavigne´s exciting projects. See you in January!

søndag den 5. december 2010

Welcome home Lisa

A big warm welcome home to Lisa! She has been a month in Rio with her family, lucky her!  You can read about the wonderful tropical nature there, see jungle flowers and Brasilian inspiration on her blog. It sounds so wonderful. I am sure she will be sharing some tropical sunshine here as well.

fredag den 3. december 2010

Japanese souvenirs

This is some of my souvenirs brought home from Japan. Beautiful patterns and color combinations, nice eye candy I think.

mandag den 29. november 2010

Winter wonderland...

Winter is here... The Meatpacking District looks white and beautiful covered in snow.
It's a good thing that it's warm inside our studio.

torsdag den 25. november 2010

Beautiful book covers

It is time to make space on the book shelf! I want to buy all these nice books just for their covers! It is the new F. Scott Fitzgerald reissues by Penguin Classics and other titles from Penguin. They are all designed by award winning Coralie Bickford-Smith. 

mandag den 15. november 2010

Popquilts from Julie Ansau

The French photographer Julie Ansiau creates these wonderful multi coloured objects which she draws, sews and embroiders entirely by hand. She calls these objects « popquilts ». Take a look at her website - really amazing hand work and fun objects that makes you happy!

Julie is inspired by pop culture, referencing everyday life and reproducible objects, a deliberately simple language that then comes to life through her needle. 

torsdag den 11. november 2010

Uppercase magazine

Today I received a really lovely magazine called Uppercase from Canada. It is a magazine for creative and curious and it is really nice. Their blog has a lot of inspiration so check it out. You can also buy good looking books on their webshop.

I found this really nice book to pre order at their online shop: Dottie Angel, The Suicase series Volume 2: Dottie Angel. It is a book about the lives of designers and artists. It looks great!

mandag den 8. november 2010

Sayonara Japan!

The last day we spend in Tokyo, shopping and packing our big suitcases filled with stuff, ceramics, sake, kimonos, books and magazines. It´s been a great trip and such a beautiful culture to get to know.
Thanks for following my posts from Japan. I hope to go back there again some day soon. Here are my last snaps from Tokyo.

We had dinner at Higashi Yama, a really nice place serving Japanese food with a modern twist.
Kawai! The Japanese just love kitch. We did these in a photo booth in one of the many game arcades around Tokyo . You can decorate your pictures with all sorts of cute and tacky stuff. Check out the size of our eyes - it's so funny! 

We visited Opening Ceremony in Shibuya. The have a really nice 8 level conceptual store. It is decorated like a home on each floor, so the clothes are hanging in a pink kitchen on the 1st floor and the next floor is made up like a bedroom (Sorry,  I wasn´t allowed to take pictures in there but it was really well made and a very cool concept for a store)
We went shopping at the Japanese street wear label A Bathing Ape shop in Omotesando. Such a cool store with white tiles all around.

Next time I go to Japan, I would love to go when the cherry blossom is in bloom. It looks so amazing.

torsdag den 4. november 2010

Close to nature

Our last days in Japan were spend at this wonderful Japanese inn Hanafubuki in Izu Kogen surrounded by mountains, the Pacific Ocean and wild nature. It was a magical place and we felt like being in another world. We stayed in a Japanese villa with balcony looking out at wild nature. There were private hot springs with water coming from the mountains full of minerals. The food was simply the best I ever tasted and every plate we had was a little piece of art. The prefect place to think back on all our experiences in Japan before returning home.

Ikebana, art of flower decoration.
What a nice beginning of the day, great view, porridge and 9 small Japanese dishes.
Hot springs and Fuji-san - we were lucky to catch a glimpse of the beautiful, magical mountain on a clear day.

mandag den 1. november 2010


I am in love with the kimonos here. They are so beautiful and colourful. They are really expensive to buy from new but I bought two vintage ones at a really fair price. The fabrics are really amazing and the colours and patterns are very inspiring. The women over here still wear a kimono to dress up for ceremonies and festivals. 

My new outfits.
The Obi belt ties in front. Check out these colours....

I bought this fine little book about Kimono patterns. Great inspiration.

lørdag den 30. oktober 2010

Hiroshima and colorful origami for peace

On our Japan trip we have spend a few days Hiroshima. It is a city with a tragic past. In 1945 the USA dumped an Atomic bomb over the city killing hundred thousands of people. Being at the Peace memorial museum an learning about the tragic event and what it caused of pain and radioactive pollution on people afterwards and knowing that many countries still poses nuclear power and do atomic tests today,  made a huge impression on me. I saw these great colorful collages made by folded origami birds that children had made outside the museum. They are really great and inspiring.
This was how Hiroshima looked like after the A-bomb. 3 km2 of city burned away immediately after the A-bomb.

Lear to fold some Japanese origami here.

Children made these wonderful collages of folded origami birds for peace on earth.