Category: Art

My Instacanv.as is now open


This week my Instacanv.as opened for business. It’ll be a fun experience for me – no doubt about that. I think it is a wonderful idea to be able to buy beautiful art from all over the world.

You can see all my pictures in my gallery right here.

I’m off to see the carnival here in Aalborg with my family – so have a nice and warm day out there.

Your eye exam

It was supposed to be a quiet weekend with the kids. And most of it was like that. But something life-changing is going on right now. It’s still too soon to show you guys, but I’ll show you as soon as possible.

Until then I’m looking for posters to brighten up our home. Springtime is definatdly around the corner, and I cannot wait to get some of the lovely spring colors incorporated in our home.

I’ve come across this amazing poster. I’ve been thinking about an original eye exam poster, but haven’t found one. And then I saw this one. It’s such a bright idea, and I feel tempted to buy one of these instead.

You can buy this poster right here.

The yellow door

There it is – so full of life and reminding you of summer. The yellow door. Don’t you wonder what’s behind that door? I do.

To me doors are not just doors. There is a story behind every door. And I cannot help but wonder what the story is about this door and what is behind it. Even though it might ‘just’ be the bathroom. Why did the owner pick this door?

Apart from the yellow door, which I dream of having one day, I find this Swedish apartment quite interesting. Just look at all the wonderful lamps. The beautiful Alvar Alto chairs and the Eames Hang it All. This place will stay in my mind for quite some time, I’m pretty sure of that. This one I’ll return to more than once, just to look at the details.

Images: Alvhem

Design Moments – Stendig Calendar

Designed by Massimo Vignelli in 1966, the Stendig Calendar is part of the permanent design collection at the Museum of Modern Art.

About the calendar

The simple design of the calendar is timeless, and fits perfectly with any modern interior. The calendar is offset printed on 60 pound paper stock, and set in Helvetica.

Certain months are printed in black lettering on a white background, and others with white lettering on a black background.

The days are ordered in the European style where Monday starts off the week. The sheets are perforated to allow them to be torn away without damaging the calendar.

About Massimo Vignelli

Massimo Vignelli was born in Milan, Italy. He studied architecture in Milan and Venice.

Massimo travelled to the United States from 1957 to 1960 on fellowships from Towle Silversmiths in Massachusetts and the Institute of design, Illinois Institute
of Technology, Chicago.

In 1960, with Lella Vignelli, he established the Vignelli Office of design and architecture
in Milan. In 1965, Massimo Vignelli became co-founder and design director of Unimark International Corporation.

His work includes graphic and corporate identity programs, publication designs, architectural graphics, and exhibition, interior, furniture, and consumer product designs for many leading american and European companies and institutions.

Vignelli has had his work exhibited and entered in the permanent collections of several
museums; notably, the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Cooper-Hewitt-Museum in New York.

Massimo Vignelli was interviewed by designboom in 2006.

what is the best moment of the day?
when I go to bed with a feeling of some accomplishment.

when you were a child, did you want to become a designer / architect?
since I was 14 years old I had no other desire

where do you work on your designs and projects?
at my desk, no matter where it happens to be.

who would you like to design something for?
to do the vatican corporate identity program,  I would keep the symbol but change everything else…

describe your style, like a good friend of yours would describe it.
spare, essential, intellectually elegant, strong, timeless (at least I hope! )

is there any designer and/or architect from the past, you appreciate a lot?
palladio, joseph hoffmann, mies van der rohe, louis kahn…

any advice for the young ?
learn from the past, think of the present, dream of the future.

To read the full interview click here.

Images: Politiken, Weekday CarnivalScandinavian Deco, DesignBoom