Congratulation to Fuglen!>
From Designers Day 2011:
One of the categories I was most exited about for the award of design excellency, was this years newcomer category: Services. I was happy to see that a small and charming coffee shop named Fuglen was one of the first two receivers of the award in this category. Fuglen is a coffee shop during the day, a cocktail bar at night and a full-time interior design store selling furniture and design objects from the 50s and 60s. In their retro-inspired design profile made by Rockberry, they’ve managed to integrate modern elements and technology such as Qr-codes. The design profile and the retro-feeling is implemented in all aspects – the interior, the website, the shop and the coffee bar. If your ever in Oslo, Fuglen is a place to visit!
Finally spring has started to arrive even i Norway, and I feel in desperate need of a colors. Pino is a fresh and colorful store from Finland, that really brought some color to my day! Pino sells unique, functional and innovative design objects and the idea for the concept came from the name of the shop, which means a ‘pile’ or ‘stack’ in Finnish. I love how the design and concept has been developed in both printed materials and interior by Bond Creative Agency, which gives it a playful, though trough and unique look. Take you Tine for the tip! More pictures after the jump….
Maemo is a new ecological gourmet restaurant in Oslo, which I can’t wait to go to. So fare I have only read great critics about it, and it doesn’t exactly make it less interesting with a great visual profile and a cool interior. Placed in the new harbour area with a lot of windows you get the industrial-chic vibe. The design for Maaemo is inspired by Scandinavian nature and architecture. The design reflects on lines, shapes, rhythm and light creating a poetic, Nordic modernism and was made by Torgeir Hjetland and Ludvig Bruneau Rossow.
A couple of years ago I wrote my thesis on how to motivate adults to climb in trees… Weird I know, but it bother me that we for some reasons associate certain ways of having fun and playing as to being childish. Well, my point is that I love the feeling of being up in a tree, feeling like you are floating in the air at the same time as you are embraced by a tree. So no surprise; I am a huge fan of the Swedish Treehotel by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter. Here are some amazing pictures of one of the rooms, «the mirrorcube». I love how the architecture reflects the environment perfectly making the hotel seem even more floating…. Read more…
Micheline by Anagram>
Anagram is a design studio I think would be amazing to work for – their portfolio shows a range of exiting and interesting products in the fields of both interior and graphic design. All projects with the same high-energy and detailed perfection. Micheline is a printing boutique founded in the mid 70′s and Anagram has made both the identity and the interior design for the store. Their goal was to create something that expressed uniqueness, elegance, and modernity. By mixing classical design objects with patterns, colors and lettering, I really think they have managed to do just that. More pics after the jump!