Museea at Art Miami Week

Iris Van Herpen - Micro-2012 couture dress handmade from night blue liquid fabric photo: Ronald Stoop

My favourite exhibition makers, Swede Sofia Hedman and her husband Serge Martynov of Museea were at Art Miami this week with a Pop Up exhibition A QUEEN WITHIN: ADORNED ARCHETYPES. Presented by Barrett Barrera Projects, they featured a selection of work from the full scale exhibition, film & artwork of Comme des Garçons, Alexander McQueen, Rick Owens, 69, Iris van Herpen, […]

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Summer Exhibitions – Stockholm

Narcissus Garden- Kusama at Moderna Museet.

I feel very privileged to live in a city that always has so much to offer in terms of Art and Culture. Stockholm has a multitude of Museums and private Art Galleries,  As summer comes to an end, all the exhibitions will come to a close with new ones signalling the start of the Autumn season. Here […]

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Designer Interview – Ingegerd Råman

Ingegerd Råman in studio. V Söderqvist Blog.

Ingegerd Råman is the doyenne of Swedish Ceramics and Glass. For almost five decades this legendary designer has worked with Swedish Glassworks such as Johansfors, Skruf and Orrefors, and heightened the aesthetic experience of everyday objects in Swedish homes.  Her pared down, quietly elegant style with a focus on materiality and functionality, has won her many ardent followers and […]

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A study in harmony-Duivenvoorden home.

A vignette graces the Lyon table from Artilleriet.

Christian  Duivenvoorden is the founder of the fabulous Interior Boutique Artilleriet in Gothenburg. The home he shares with his husband Björn in a Jugend style (Art Nouveau) former organ factory in Gothenburg is a harmonious haven filled with beautiful things amid Farrow & Ball’s poetic pallette. There is a very warm and organic feel to this […]

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Inger Wästberg – Contemporary Art Jewellery.

Inger Wästberg wearing a Jenny Edlund necklace on the balcony of her home in Stockholm.

Inger Wästberg has had a long and industrious career in public service and politics in Sweden and is the author of several publications. In 1999 Inger accompanied her husband Olle Wästberg to New York where he was to take up the post of Swedish Consul General and remained there for 6 years. While in New York Inger actively promoted […]

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Dubai the Pearl of the Emirates.

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This bustling, modern, gleaming metropolis with skyscrapers rubbing shoulders side by side is a far cry from the quiet fishing village and pearl diving centre it once was not too long ago. There is a bit of the old Dubai left in the historical Al Fahidi (Al Bastakiya) quarter, which was restored in the eighties […]

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Designer Interview – Märta Mattsson

Märta Mattsson. Beetle juice 2 brooches Beetle, silver, cubic zirconias, resin, lacquer, steel

Märta Mattsson is an alchemist of sorts, turning the repulsive world of dead animals and insects into intriguing objects of beauty through her Art Jewellery. Her plans to be a biologist was thwarted when she could not stomach dissecting animals in her High School science classes. She went on to study silversmithing and entered the […]

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