Love the simplicity and elegance of these pieces by Danish jewellry designer Sophie Bille Brahe. For those days when I’ve watched a golden oldie and feel the need to be more classy less quirky (I think I dress as a variety of alter egos based on who/what I want to be at that moment in time)
Studio Toogood is beyond good. It is a creative team helmed by Faye Toogood, which “DESIGNS, DIRECTS AND EXECUTES INTERIORS AND ENVIRONMENTS FROM CONCEPT THROUGH TO CREATION.” The few pictures I chose do not do their multisensory experiences justice. Just look at the website for yourself and watch this interview with Faye Toogood:
Bjørg is a Norwegian jewellry designer whose work I stumbled upon in a cool interior design shop, Milla Boutique in Vika. I was so blown away by the jewellry on display! It is RIGHT up my alley. I’ve mentioned before that I am all for statement jewellry but have toned down recently out of laziness. Now I have found Bjørg and am in love with her designs that are bold, rustic and quirky all at once. She releases 2 collections a year; “The Classic collection has its foundation in silver, diamonds and precious stones whilst the Odyssey collection represents new directions through its foundation in bronze.”
And on ispiration:
“Whether the specific inspiration comes from surrealism, Charles Darwin experiments or ancient myths, there is always a link through an industrial approach to conveying nature in a piece of jewellry.”
OPA FORM Arkitekter is an architecture company based in Voss, Norway. I was so inspired by their latest project ‘En Løe i Endring’, where they work with old abandoned buildings to create an alternative experience for visitors to Norway who want something other than a traditional hotel.
They work with local owners of unused barns, sheds, or other old buildings and build mobile entities that are placed in these empty shells, where the debris and invading
nature in these old buildings are part of their charm. OPA FORM selectively removes and tidies the spaces in order to maintain a clean visual experience and prevent too much clutter from detracting from the ravaged beauty of the existing architecture. This curation allows them to highlight what they want to highlight, which is the story of the building, what was done in it, why this was built where it was, why it was built the way it was.
I love the concept and find it an inspiring way to see and experience architecture, which I personally find quite bland usually.