I'm off to the woods. Back on Monday.
I think I would say Basar was a success.
People stood up to the cold, cold rain and came to browse through the stands of vintage and handmade goods. Thank you all! We had a really nice time. And the sun actually came out occasionally.
The Bergslagsgatan/Up the Wooden Hills stand was a good idea, the mix of hand sewn/knitted textile products in fine materials, and the paper goods. Thank you for a good day, Lisa!
Some of the other exhibitors were Once Upon a Time, Anïve for the Minors, Camilla Broyn, Plingsulli, WinterbirdCo., bib and Drömma - who hosted the whole event in her courtyard.
There will most likely be another Basar in the autumn, so if you missed this one, you get a new chance!
Here you can see the event through Fine Little Day's lens :)
Tomorrow I will be one of the vendors of Basar, a brand new vintage and design market taking place in a cosy courtyard here in Gothenburg - initiated by Lotta Lundberg of Drömma.
I'm bringing no less than the 22 pairs of Granliden Mittens I have knitted this past winter - at the very neat price of 33€! Let's call it a late season sale... There will also be the remaining copies of the first edition of the Last Girl in the Woods zine (more to come), as well as some of my prints. So if in town, come by Karl Gustavsgatan 19 and say hi, browse through loads of lovely stuff and have a glass of bubbly!
Oh, and there is another design market happening tomorrow, just a few blocks away from us - á la London at Pustervik. Walking distance.
This week, there is an article about me and my super tiny business over at this site. Go read it!
Palm trees, camellias and Swedish afternoon winter light go so very beautifully together.
Oh, and these past weeks I have stumbled upon well, myself, in no less than two of my favourite blogs - Fine Little Day and Frankie Magazine. Very nice indeed.
Photo above by Elisabeth Dunker.
...she once was a true love of mine.
This is a proclamation. I hereby release my first-ever zine! It's called "The Last Girl in the Woods" and is a visual short story where I continue to follow the thoughts I had in my degree work last spring. This time, instead of focusing on objects, rooms and scenes, I have tried to translate the same themes into images. It is in short, a day in the life seen through the eyes of the Last Girl in the Woods.
The zine is available in the Bergslagsgatan shop as from today!
16 pages, edition of 10.
Many thanks to my dear friend Fredrik for helping me out with the printing ♥
Some time ago, I was asked to make a small contribution for Those Who Make - a curated blog featuring interviews and videos with people who design and make great stuff, such as myself :)
There were five questions to be answered, along with five photos illustrate my practice - one of me, one of my workspace, one of my favourite products that I make, one process photo and one photo of my five favourite tools! I had a great time putting together this material, so thank you guys for letting me participate!
It has been a little quiet here recently, but I intend to change that very soon! In the outward world though, things are happening.
This month, the Granliden Mittens are featured in Kupé, a Swedish free access magazine that you find on SJ trains! They appear on the sustainable shopping page (p. 59) with a link to my homepage.
I also have not one but two new retailers of mittens and hats, Butik Kubik here in Gothenburg, and Not Quite Butik in Fengersfors. It's quite an honour to be represented in these beautiful stores.
The times are good. And there will be more mittens. Stay tuned.
Picture above from Butik Kubik.