I know it’s kind of last minute. But Santa, I’ve been veeery good this year. Shell Chair by Hans J. Wegner with white leather. I want you! Amaryllis. My favorite holiday flower. Sudo earbuds. Comes with this clever little pouch to avoid tangles. Lyngby vase.
When you receive a party invitation, you take one look, and you know what to expect. Gift wrapping works the same way. It sets the tone, creates anticipation and prepares the receiver for what’s inside. Imagine a gift with crumpled paper and tape all over, presented to you by a child.
A while ago I came across some pictures by the Russian photographer Alexandra Bachkareva. Her luminous portraits show the natural beauty of freckles and I thought the images would be perfect for a book. Imagine my surprise when I found out a new coffee table book celebrating freckles is coming out in time for Christmas.
Anna Andersson, my friend and fellow Swede, is having an Open Studio event this weekend. I love her simple, yet sophisticated silver and gold designs, and wear one of her pieces almost every day. If you appreciate Scandinavian design, go take a look at Anna’s latest collection and get a head start on your Christmas shopping.