It’s a really good Friday morning here in my Brooklyn studio. I have been back in my studio for a few weeks now, settled in again. Every summer I pack up lots of stuff and my 7-year old kid for my yearly summer sabbatical back home to Scandilands. We run barefoot most of the time, but swim more than we run actually, and unplug from most media for weeks. We are now recharged and thrilled to immerse ourselves in this crazy town Brooklyn again. I have started taking ukulele classes (which is very hard it turns out) and I am back to the ceramic studio again which I have missed greatly.
Talking about learning new things, and making things with your hands: I am so stoked to be traveling to many cool places in the next year; learning new crafts and teaching color and design (together with you?) -weaving in Oaxaca, Mexico in February, batiking in South Africa in April and how about a creative nature retreat on Åland in July? "My" island where I was born and where so much of my inspiration comes from, a place to really immerse myself in nature and breathe... and draw. I am also going to Tokyo this December to teach three workshops ... whoop whoop! Please find more information about these workshops on our website. And yes - two workshops in my Brooklyn studio this fall. You can sign up here.
My latest fabric collection "Follie" is now available for stores to order. You will find all the fabrics in your local fabric shop in November. Visit Windham's site to learn more on how to order yours.
I am delighted to be working with Rizzoli now. I have created a 2015 wall calendar for them, that you can buy here. And our popular hand printed fabric calendar that I make every year for the past 15 years now is on the way to the studio soon...it is just a matter of days now… stay put.
Did you know that I have a whole collection of porcelain? It includes bowls, plates and mugs with my signature patterns and motifs, available in different colors. Find them here.
I will be part of Gowanus Open Studios 18 &19 October. It is a super fun event; I love peeking into creative spaces and seeing processes, discovering new art and design. Please come to my studio and see what I am working on. I will take the opportunity to have a super mega blow out SALE that weekend too. I've simply got to do some fall cleaning of a gazillion, fun and creative things that have piled up the past 2 years. Learn more about it here.
This fall you will also find some new lovely Lotta Jansdotter candles, table linens, new canvas totes and rugs and cushions. More about that very soon...
Now I am going to delve back into my book project… my deadline is coming up rather soon. I am thrilled to be working with Melanie Falick and Abrams this time and this new book will be in stores Fall 2015.
By the way, "Are you going to be my girl” by Jet is a super cool and fun ditty that started my day off on the right track.
So... talk to you soon and as always don't hesitate to connect. We would love to hear from you!