Excited to share that COAST A1 prints now are available in the webshop!
I recently had the honour to participate in Frankie's new book project "A little bit crafty". I made these little candle holder from hobby plaster and some bits I found in a hardware store. So much fun and so easy! The colours remind me of my favourite icecream in Sweden, salty licorice and raspberry. You can buy the book here: http://www.frankiepress.com.au/shop/frankie/a-little-bit-crafty
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. Must read article here: http://thedesignfiles.net/2014/08/small-business-amy-and-joel-malin-of-modern-times/
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!
So excited to see the Coast Rugs making an appearance on the Design Files today! Read full article here: http://thedesignfiles.net/2014/04/swiden-x-linus-dean-coast-rugs/
This is one of my favourite magazines, so great to see the rugs here!
It's all happening! Two Swiden Coast rug designs are available now at linusdean.com Linus Dean, the man behind the brand ‘Linus Dean Rugs’ is someone I greatly admire. Made in Nepal, his rugs are individually hand crafted using environmentally friendly dyes, safe working conditions, a strictly no child-labour policy and the utmost care and pride. Linus Dean rugs are 100% ethical and the manufacturer is registered with ‘Good Weave’ ensuring the weaving villages are safe, clean and child labour free. Styling: Marsha Golemac Photography: Brooke Holm Furniture from: Modern Times
So as you might have figured out by now, Swiden is about to launch a very exciting rug collaboration with 'Linus Dean Rugs'. Linus's is a great inspiration to me and I'm so proud to be part of his dream. When you read his story below, you'll see what I mean. LINUS DEAN: I had spent many years working as a graphic designer in Sydney, going through the motions of working for someone else, giving up my weekends, social life and family time. I hit a wall and decided I needed out! I was having a ‘Design Crisis’. I had…
So excited jumping up and down - a sample in the form of a tiny winy mini rug arrived from Nepal! It's just a colour sample but I wanted to try and show you with some photos how beautiful the material and hand weaving is. It's natural dyes and wool and so soft my feet are melting. This is a wonderful collaboration that I'm about to release any day now, stay tuned!
It's now been a year since I started on the Coast range and now the best bit is finally happening - a rug is on its way! So far it's definitely been my most exciting project so I thought I'd share some snaps from the creative process. 1. Draw and paint at night, it’s a slow but practical routine (toddler sleeping...hopefully). I experiment a lot with little paintings and try to not control my thoughts or consciously steer the design process. (Well that's what I try to do but of course the outcome will always carry a few of my favourites.…