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November 23, 2014

Sprattelgubbar in Spain

Great little write up in Spanish mag Arquitectura & Diseno.

October 12, 2014

Q & A with Love Bolin, author of three Fables

In this age of movies, TV and the Internet, why is it still important to read books?
I don´t think it is. Reading books is as passive as watching a movie. I think it’s more important to do active things as a child. Reading TO children however, is very important. It forms a bond between adult and child and is one of my favorite things to do with my kids.

What have been your kids biggest, wildest, craziest dreams so far?
My daughter is way into tying knots. She uses rope, clothes and even chords to tie different things together. She has this idea that she will become a professional knot-tier when she grows up. When I try to steer her into maybe thinking of a career as a sailor she corrects me. She has no interest in the sea or boats. Just the knots.

What’s the biggest challenge that you think young people have growing up?
I’m often thankful that my childhood didn’t have Instagram, youtube and blogs. That my inner thoughts from my youth is on paper in a diary somewhere instead of on the Internet for everyone to see. I never recorded the music from my crappy band and put it on youtube. I didn’t put pictures of myself trying stupid things in my teens on Instagram. I know I would have if it were available back then. I think the kids of today will have to struggle with tracking stuff down and removing it from the internet in the future.

What was your favourite book as a child?
I liked the books about the Moomin-family by Tove Jansson. The characters are deep and interesting and have a mystic aura to them, even though they are down to earth.

How do you get your kids to sleep?
I let them choose a character each to play. Unicorn princesses are very popular. Then I tell them the setting, often an old school fantasy kind of world. Then I let them act out what they want to do in a fictitious day. At the end of the day the fictional characters have to set up camp and go to sleep. That’s where the game ends and where my kids also have to sleep.

 

September 1, 2014

New Kids Collection FABLES

Based on the writings of Swedish author Love Bolin, the Fables collection follows three little characters Astrid, Morren and Hedvig as they dream, grow and transform to become just who they want to be.

The collection features bed sets, a series of prints, and the story book.
Go on an adventure with the mythical trio and dream big!

Pop over to the webshop to see all the products in full.

August 19, 2014

Modern Times on The Design Files

I had to share this story from The Design Files about Modern Times.

This is one of my favourite stores, they have always been a big supporter to local designers/artists and also stock a wide range of Swiden design.
Their store beautifully combines vintage Danish furniture with local design pieces.

Photo courtesy: Eve Wilson for The Design Files.

Our Sweden office

I try to visit Sweden every year for some time off and inspiration for new things.
Swiden design does business as usual, but have a bit of patience if things are a bit slower than usual. I’m back to super speed next month again ;-).

Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram to see what we are up to.
http://instagram.com/charlotteswiden/

Colombia – Melbourne : art project

Some quick snaps of a an project between Melbourne and Colombia that I’m part of. Hopefully some new great patterns will come out of it. I’ll let you know more soon!

Little monkey growing up so fast

I know, mothers and the photos of their kids. Had to share this one of Lukas and the right product placement. (Tivolivat cushions great in the kids room :-))

Behind the scenes photo shoot

It’s no secret that I’ve been working on this poor kids collection for years and yonks now.
Had to share these happy snaps from the photo shoot, it’s almost ready, yay!

Cool styling in Barcelona

Losienstudio took these great shots for Lavidadelosobjectos. Exciting to see Tivolivat used in this creative way!

June 19, 2014

Frankie give-away

The Coast “Pool” wall hanging is proud to take part in an amazing give-away with Frankie magazine. Subscribe to win a whole room of goodness! Hurry only one room to win!

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