There’s a brand new limited-edition collection launching soon from IKEA and I’m pretty over the moon excited about it. their new VIKTIGT collection is the result of a creative collaboration with Ingegerd Råman, one of Scandinavia’s most well-known glass designers and ceramists. According to Ingegerd, the collection “is about craft, it’s a project between the craftsmen and the designer.” Besides her classic glassworks and ceramics, there are wonderful new furniture pieces made from bamboo and natural fiber. The collection includes benches, stools, side chairs, baskets, rugs, a couple of great-looking large woven lamps, and bowls in different sizes and braided lids — but you’ll need to hurry and scoop up what you love — the limited collection is available at IKEA only for a limited amount of time, and launches in stores beginning the week of May 23.
As part of VIKTIGT collection, IKEA is also launching a book about Ingegerd Råman, one that i’ve got to add to my collection of design books. in it’s nothing but it’s still something, she welcomes you into her Swedish homes and work studios in Stockholm and Österlen — a well-known destination for creative minds. The book tells the story of Ingegerd, her long and successful career as a glass and ceramic designer, and her view on design and creativity. Because it’s about more than just the every day – it’s also about the simple beauty of Scandinavian design.
i’m a real sucker for vintage paintings, especially portraits — the odder the better, really because they just seem to tell more of a story. i also like the bit of kitsch they bring to a space — a sense of humor and a sense that these spaces are meant to be having a little good clean fun at the artists’ expense. happy friday, everyone! xo, victoria
- this whole bedroom has a very cheeky vibe — that gold headboard takes it to another level.
- love these two paintings from rachel ashwell’s london home.
- these paintings (just below) definitely all have a kitsch factor going on, via vtwonen; design comb; and kara rosenlund’s home via the design files.
- this simple portrait makes a lovely but very simple dresser come to life.
- a wonderful vignette from tim falle’s suitcase confessions.
- love paige morse’s quaint cottage portraits.