Since I next week will be at the Stockholm Furniture Fair I will make time to look through my notes from the predictions of 
Li Edelkoort,Trendunion for Autumn/Winter 2015-16 that I listened to 2014. Join me when I go through my recollection of all of the coming trends. 



N O R T H modern tendencies

Information -- welcome to Northmodern Interior FAIR, Copenhagen, Denmark

FELL for this brass table lamp from HK living .You like it ? 

Genbyg does wonders with what we discard. Do you see what this used to be ?

Love when the fair offers inspiration like this. Vertical plant wall in a new version. LOVE IT!!

I pod. U pod. We pod.... right ?

Munk collective - Trays of beauty. Trays of faded color. Trays I have developed a need of...FLIP shelves below from them as well.

Shelving in a whole new way. LIKE!

ONE LINE lighting in copper. So simple. So cool. Wire chairs with amazing leather work from Overgaard&Dyrman

Can you figure out what this is ? Whatever it is I like. Exhibited by Superobjekt Gallery

Ferm living

Ferm living goes GREEN with the hanging pots that I have predicted will be so 2015. The 70´s are here to stay!

Love these planting pots. Greens are what make a house LIVE. These pots from FERM LIVING makes me want to plant more!


L:A Bruket from wonderful VARBERG, Sweden ( my birth city) goes for candles and I am in awe! 
Go Go Go VARBERG!! Bra produkter som ser suveräna ut. TABAC ljuset är min favorit just nu.



Here you see just one Franklin Chandelier.

...and here you see many of the Franklin chandeliers!

More from Northmodern,Cph,Denmark

Menu was represented at Northmodern with this minimalistic grey and spacious room. 
The way Sören Rose´s Franklin chandeleir was mass hung here made an impact on me. Love good ideas!

Will order in from this MENU!

Since I went GAGA here on the blog in September last year when I saw all that  Menu presented you can see all of that HERE.

Will tell you more designstories from Northmodern soon. 

See ya soon!

/ Jimmy


N O R T H M O D E R N N°1

Between Malmö,Sweden and Copenhagen in Denmarkt you find Bella Center where I will check out Northmodern. Going over the bridge from Sweden on my way to Denmark I arrive at Bella Center before I reach the center of Copenhagen.    

Northmodern is a new trade fair described on their web page as: 

Inspired by the Danish Modern movement and Copenhagen’s unique positioning as a top cultural destination, northmodern showcases the most exciting international talents working today along with the best of Scandinavian design heritage.
Uniting culture with design brands, buyers, press, retail and technology, northmodern opens up new and exciting possibilities that venture beyond the boundaries of traditional trade fairs accompanied each season by a creative exhibition.

I will just look at what talks to me and tell you about it. What I fall for in Copenhagen trade show Northmodern this week before I go up to Sthlm and look at the Stockholm furniture fair next week. 

This is N°1 North Modern, Copenhagen, Denmark in my way of seeing it :

Really like the space at Bella Center it lends itself very well to this type of interior trade show. 
This is the very first view after the entrance. Paustian holds Vitra and Artek as well as their own collection and exist in Oslo, Copenhagen and Shanghai. 

Colorful, Alvar Aalto stool 60,  Artek

Vitra treasures around a Jean Prouve table at the Paustian exhibit at Northmodern, Copenhagen. 
More this week about Northmodern on the blog.

See you soon!
/ Jimmy 



The press and VIP lounge at the #northmodern Interior Fair in Copenhagen last week was created by Malene Birger. With a true eclectic cosmopolitan style along with her own brand Birger1962 this lounge is what gave me so much inspiration. From only white walls and a cement flooring Malene Birger made an interior that makes you see so much of the world with every new angle. It takes an experienced eye and knowledge and style to make so much of so little. Thank you for the inspiration Malene Birger. 

Table lamp from Birger1962

Wine and food were offered on the large wooden table with a mix of Eames and Panton chairs.

Moroccan inspiration

Black&white scented candles on the shelf all from Birger1962

Table lamp Palm Springs from Birger1962

You see one end of the room along with the high ceilings of Bella Center.

Mixing patterns

Love the wooden sculpture on the table.

Seat fit the queen of interiors

Can not have enough of the simplistic over sized canvases.

Guitar case that I wanted to steal...



In conjunction with the Formex Fair in Stockholm Granit invited to a press event. News and coming attractions in a tiled photo studio at Södermalm in a building that used to be a factory on Åsögatan. 

Some things shown here will come in later this year and some already exist in all  stores.

Artist Liselotte Watkins Falk has designed  a graphic pattern for Granit that is used on boxes intended for making the walk-in-closet smart & stylish. Off course we all see clever use of these good looking storage boxes in many places. 

Happy to see the hanging pots are coming back in many shapes like these at Granit press show. The large glass vessels are wonderful that you see on the worktop containing plants.

Colorful and tasty - made  with love and only with the best ingredients and sooooo tasty was the raw food extravaganza from Leva Kungslador 


Favorites from Granit that I keep using for work, as a gift to young and old, and for myself to keep track of storage. 

Your own print station. No need to carv in stone. You got the Granit set!

Will be on the look out for homes that I work with that need these gymnastic fun and cool looking rings. I think I have a boys room coming up that I am doing the interiors for that it will fit perfectly.Really like them!!



Just came back to Sweden after having the afternoon at North Modern in Copenhagen, Denmark.  

Lots to tell! 

Don´t have the time tonight and tomorrow I´m shooting HR,TV3 close to my hometown, which means a couple of hours drive there and back from Lund. 

Will make time to tell all here, especially show you all the pic's from Malene Birgers design of the VIP lounge at Bella Center. 

It was in my view VERY inspiring interiors. Se the pic above for now. See you soon!




Thank you for the photo Maria Celin

This work week started yesterday with a flight to Stockholm. Today has been shooting the start of a new episode for HR, TV3. 

Tonight traveling down south again to go home to Lund and tomorrow visit the interior fair North Modern in Copenhagen. 

Want you to know that what I want here is to share my inspiration, views and thoughts on interiors and all that that comes with it. First hand impressions. 

I do not want to regurgitate what has already been chewed by many before.
I want to share all that I see and have the opportunity to experience from my point of view and would love to hear what your take on that is.  



T E X T I L E - F O R M - EX- travaganza


Spring greeting us at the entrance of Formex Stockholm made  possible by Blomsterfrämjandet.

Formex is the bi annual fair in Sweden dealing with all the smaller objects that is not exhibited at the
Furniture Fair, at least that´s the thought. 

The truth is there are quite many who exhibit at both fairs due to them having both larger and smaller objects in their interior collection. 

Formex also deals with food producers such as chocolate and liqourice which to me is the wrong venue for, but many interior stores want to sell such items. 

I will NOT tell you about all the interior news that there off course are an abundance of. I WILL tell you what I think is a noticeble tendency at this January 2015 in Stockholm Formex.


After the reign of eternal white and beige. We have reached a change.  Yeah!!!
COLOR in textile is overwhelming at Formex. 

It was a true feeling of Textile Form Extravaganza in my way of seeing the fair this year. 
Scandinavia has been over all, if you generalize, paralyzed with white, beige and grey. 
Not any more. 

Now there is COLOR all over. Making me truly happy since no one will forget white and beige, but we seem to have forgotten how much  vibrant colors has impact over our lives in our darkness in winter. 

Coming to Formex and being overwhelmed in a very positve way with yellow, pink, green and orange hues it made a great impact on me.

Linum with a sunny citrus yellow runner as well as the Swedish flag colors of the midsummer feel styling of the dinner table below. Green incorporated with plants and flowers all over makes it all come alive.

A forerunner in daring to use color on a everyday basis is Teresa Lundahl of Mateus ceramics.
With her plates of yellow and green that stood out against all of the white tableware she has stood her ground and won everyone´s attention by sticking to her color mantra.

 Working as a stylist with a TV food program over 15 years ago I found her plates irresistible and so did all the viewers watching the show. They called in asking where the cool colored large hand painted plates could be found. 

Mateus is nowadays represented in more countries in the world than I can remember so I can only congratulate this extraordinary entrepreneur to her success. The ceramics in the coral colored picture above is part of the new collection and the textiles making it a perfect combo is from  daughter Filippa Lundahl that has created a collection of home textiles with pattern,style and lots of color with the name Fillie. 

I must congratulate the family duo on their perfect harmony in their interior style and the table setting making you feel like you are having a dinner in the Caribbean. That is what great interior can do. Transport you to where ever you like, still comfortably seated in your own home. 

Himla presented colorfully and this blu/turqoise is my favorite. Notice plates. If you still like to go with white and beige flowers of color will provide you with the energy needed to make our home come alive.

These hanging wool throws from Foxford just make want to have one in each color along with the How kudd you pillows that match so well. Change the feeling of your living room with accessories.

Odd Molly Home Collection with all the romantic patterns and soft hues of pink that along with the textile forest ( below ) made a very colorful impression.

Tell me more interiors

There are so many bed linen that looks amazingly wrinkly and relaxed that I wanted to have them all. Colorful glass lantern, concrete and bed linen from Gothenburg based Tell me more

This is how I try to blend in at Formex color textile Extravaganza with my very green linen jacket from Nyström Persia

Lamps below not with so much color but textile hanging lamps such that I think there will be much more of.


Had the chance to meet&greet the King of TV interiors in Sweden Mr Ernst Kirchsteiger. 
My mother will be very jealous!


Gripsholm showing great style in choosing our Soomkai lamp in their display. - Thank you!