onsdag den 29. september 2010

Inspiring animation

This identity for Sydney Animation Festival is really well made and so delicate with the use of origami and papercutting. The animation film and identity is created by the Australian design studio called Scixors. Watch the lovely animation film here.

mandag den 27. september 2010

An interview with Elisabeth Dunker from Fine little day

On Thursday 7th October 2010 Underwerket Projects will be hosting a talk with Elisabeth Dunker from Fine little Day about her blog, her work and inspiration. We talk to Elisabeth before coming over....

What have you been doing this week. Are you normally busy?
- I have tried to rehabilitate me from work a bit this week. Longing for more time to take care of my self and my family. Would love to start cooking and bake again (has been my husbands doing for the past 10 years). Want to clean the apartment, buy some fresh flowers, go and cut my hair, get massage...
I am normally too busy.

Do you travel a lot to seek inspiration. If yes where did you go last time and why this place?
No I don't travel a lot. It is actually something I have come to realize in "old age", I don't need to travel so much. I really like it best here. What I would like to do is to discover my own country a bit more, and the rest of Scandinavia. Scandinavia is beautiful, and there is so much I haven't seen and experienced yet. 

The last time I travel abroad was this spring, to Prague with my mum and sister 

If no, what else do you do to seek inspiration?
Feels like I'm repeating myself here but the absolutely best way to get inspiration for me is to visit fleas and second hand stores. I love the feeling of not knowing what I'm gonna find, and I appreciate the wide range of items that it always is at that kind of places. Also I like the thought of that the items have a history, and when you get it you kind of take care of that history.

What kind of artist do you admire? And why?
Oh, where should I start? I just have to mention a couple of names that pops up in my head when reading this question. Generally I'm very fond of outsider art. One reason for that is that the outsider artist obviously have had a strong call, a sparkle in his or hers artistry, I admire people with sparkles. And there is also often a nerve in that kind of artistry that goes straight to my heart. 
James Castle, Henry Darger, Bill Traylor is a couple of well known outsider art artists that I like. Others more contemporary artists who comes up in my mind is Anu Touminen, Claire Loder and Misiaki Kawai. But there is of course a lot of more people out there that I go nuts about. 

Have you ever been in Copenhagen before?
Several times, I like Copenhagen. But I can't say that I know my way around there very well. I guess I keep going where most tourists going. Two places I rather don't miss when I'm there is Créme de la créme a´la Edgar, and Riz Raz. I'm a vegetarian and they have good vegetarian buffet there.

If some of us are going to Sweden this year, what will you recommend we should do and where should we go?
Well if you come to Gothenburg you should stroll in the areas around Haga and Linné. Andra Långgatan has a couple of nice shops and cafés. So does the rest of Linné. Take a look at my blog here (scroll down) for some more tips.

Thanks a lot Elisabeth! We are looking forward till seeing you here.

torsdag den 23. september 2010

Kehinde Wileys fascinating universe

Tjeck out the work of New York based visual artist Kehinde Wiley. This series of portraits is based on photographs taken of young men found on the streets of Harlem. I love the contrast of the feminine background and the masculine motive.

tirsdag den 21. september 2010

Stephen Johnson - Now Isn't That Lovely

London based designer Stephen Johnson really makes us smile. His world is full of fantasy, kitsch and humour - and we love it.

mandag den 20. september 2010

Lovely balloons...

Buy balloon letters here

Jeff Koons

What about ballooning into the sky? www.clusterballoon.org/

Sofia Coppola has directed this lovely commercial for Christian Diors Chérie fragance.

Autumn is here to stay. On a rainy day like today we need to look at something colourful and fun.....Balloons!

fredag den 17. september 2010


COME HOME, Japanese life stile Magazine.
STELLA, Copenhagen based life stile Magazine.
Founded by Laura Terp Hansen. Buy it here.
KU:NEL, Japanese life stile Magazine.
APARTAMENTO, Barcelona and Milan based interior magazine.
MARK, Amsterdam based Architecture Magazine.

onsdag den 15. september 2010

Timorous Beasties Design studio

Me and Lisa love wallpapers! It's a great way to decorate a wall. Timorous Beasties is a design studio based in Glasgow, that do textiles and wallpapers. They have defined an iconoclastic style of design once described as “William Morris on acid.” Typical is the Glasgow Toile. At first glance it looks like one of the magnificent vistas portrayed on early 1800s Toile de Jouy wallpaper, but closer inspection reveals a nightmarish vision of contemporary Glasgow where crack addicts, prostitutes and the homeless are depicted against a forbidding backdrop of dilapidated tower blocks and scavenging seagulls. I think it's a great idea and I love design with a twist, where you experience something further when you look into it.

Many of Timorous Beasties wallpapers are hand printed. I just bought this cool toile wallpaper called Decouper 3 from their Toile collection. It's available to order through Tapet-cafe. Look at their selection here.

tirsdag den 14. september 2010

Optical inspiration

Stockholm-based architects Tham + Videgard Hansson Arkitekter
The New Museum in New York
Wallpaper called Teatro from Osborne & Little

Niki Jones
Rug by Niki Jones

Both Laura and I are inspired by optical design, art and architecture.

mandag den 13. september 2010

Toby Winteringham

We really like these Toby Winterringham furniture, these are so fine, different and  beautiful made. The mirror, coffee table and chairs would look fantastic at my place.

torsdag den 9. september 2010

Tjeck out Stella magazine!

First issue of Stella magazine is out soon.
Stella magazine is a new bi-annual magazine for women. Stella features women who are interesting because of what they do and think rather than because of how they look. It was born out of the will to put personality before glamour.

The magazine is founded and art directed by Laura Terp Hansen. The first issue is featuring women who do amazing work with their hands, like the London based textile designer Katherine May who explores patchwork and quilting. Inside the magazine you will find the work of many talented photographers and illustrators, among others Jenny Hart, Katrine Rohrberg, Camilla Stephan and Miuyki Sakai. You can have a sneak peak here.

Come to our launch party at Jolene in the Meatpacking District on the 23rd of September kl.19.30. We are looking forward till seeing you there!

onsdag den 8. september 2010


We are in love with the london based design duo SWASH (Sarah Swash and Toshio Yamanaka), besides working together the design duo are also a couple, and their dog a whippet called Candy, manages to figure on many of their designs. We find their work both fun, playful and talented. You can get it at Wood Wood.