Beady eyed bird looking for collectables and design stuff
I bought this beautiful book some time ago, and it’s one of those lovely things which I pull out every once in a while and dip into. Now, I have an interest in mid-century and Scandinavian design, but cant profess to know much about it other than “I know what I like” (N.B.-that’s why writing this blog is so lovely as I get to learn more about what I find as I go along!)
To help me out this book also acts as a lovely little encyclopedia to dip in and out of and find out more about designers and their work… it covers furniture, ceramics, fabric, glass and all sorts so its a very wide range, and includes some of my favourite and well known designers and companies like Arne Jacobsen, Stig Lindberg, Fritz Hansen, Marimekko, Royal Copenhagen and Arabia. Sometimes I read about a designer or company’s ethos, but often I just stare at the pretty pictures. I’ve included some here for you – Enjoy!
Talking about Arabia, does anyone remember the glass coasters or small dishes I sold a while back? This is the blog here.
Well I was a bit green back then and didn’t realise that I had some original Arabia Finland dishes on my hands. I regret selling them and think about them A LOT – ah well, you win some you lose some.
I might just have to dig around for some more on eBay, or buy some reproduction ones from Skandium…