Olaf Joff Vase from Midcentury Norway

Olaf Joff Vase from Midcentury NorwayI have been very much enjoying these hefty stainless steel vases from Norway, c. 1960 designed by Olaf Joff. Their quirky brutalist style really reminds me of the jewellery of Guy Vidal. They’re great as sculpture on their own, but I think the pop of colour that the flowers contributes lightens everything up nicely. These lovely carnations came from my local supermarket!




Northern Lighting is a company which produces amazing lighting pendants and fixtures which are inspired by Nordic nature. The unique shapes and organic forms remind me of some of my favourite Scandinavian designs. Their “Acorn” pendant seen here is just lovely. The smooth charcoal or eggshell colours are perfect and I love the wood detail. Beautifully styling as well – I’m a sucker for succulents.

Via Funktionalley


I recently stumbled across the fantastic work of London-based printmaker Tessa Horrocks. The prints are a somewhat dark interpretation of otherwise mundane subjects, such as pebbles or flowers. I love the contrast between the sense of volume and detail with the overall pressing flatness of the pieces. Wonderful! I would love to hang one of her “Pebbles are Great” or “Ice Flowers” in my new apartment.  

Via Tessa Horrocks.


matti j. hyvarinen ring

d4d79be215c5fa433181ace698d0bbaaA few pieces of design inspiration this snowy Monday afternoon! I know everyone is saying it, but I am seriously ready for winter to be over.

1 / Not sure what the source for this image is (oh, Pinterest), but the colour/texture of the bedding are incredible. If any one has a clue about where these exist, please let me know!

2 / Just added on Hopea, this stunning silver ring designed by Matti J. Hyvarinen (Finland, 1975). I love the sculptural volume of Hyvarinen’s work.

3 / Something about sheepskin draped over Wegner chairs… Via.

joellouise_soborg_0095david-design-luca-nichettoI have just returned from a lovely vacation in the Baja of Mexico (and of course, mountains of snow have greeted me back in Calgary). After a couple weeks of eating extremely well, working on my freckles, and drinking my share of margaritas, I am happy to be back and working on Hopea’s collection. Lots of new pieces being added this week, so be sure to check in!

Here are a few pieces of design inspiration to start off this week!

1/ The incredible work space of Joel Speasmaker (his graphic illustrations are equally incredible, FYI). Via.

2/ The home space of Louise Simony – another illustrator! Love this monochromatic Nordic perfection. Via.

3/ Side table by Luca Nichetto. Yes, please. Via.