12.31.2007

Capri Vintage Canisters :: Australia


Ooo la la! Awhile ago, Victoria of the blog SFgirlbybay featured an interview and photo tour of the home of Nannette Louchart-Fletcher located in Sydney, Australia. A gorgeous, colorful home with a lot of cute little "finds", but what jumped out to me the most was her set of vintage kitchen canisters. I just loved the 3-D type treatment on them and the fun colors! I had nearly forgotten all about them when I was browsing eBay and recalled wanting to look for a set of my own. Well with a little digging around, I managed to find a set in orange and white. Aren't they cute! I still prefer Nannette's set in 5 different colors with white type, but this will suffice. Plus, I love orange! Yayy.

For anyone else who is interested, apparently they were made by a company called Capri out of Australia. There is a second set listed on eBay in all white, though the photo is not of great quality and I can't tell if the type is 3-D or not.

12.24.2007

Bjorn Wiinblad :: Denmark




It's been a month since my last post! Oops. I just haven't been in the mood or had the time to post. Crazy holiday stuff and crazy busy at work.

Anyway, I was finally inspired to post by the work of this Danish artist, Bjorn Wiinblad whom I discovered on Ebay! His work is so fantastical and it ranges from poster art to pottery.

Interestingly, he began his career as a typesetter :
A peculiar tradition in Wiinblad’s family was that the youngsters usually got an education as typesetter, only to find out which line of business they would actually choose later in life. 17 years old Wiinblad followed this tradition and became a typesetters apprentice in 1935. Luckily he left this path as a technical composer of newspaper pages and became an artist.

To become a designer was a natural choice for Bjørn Wiinblad who already as a child was renowned for his creative mind. Before Christmas he was always busy drawing, painting, cutting and pasting astonishing gifts for friends and family.

Apparently, his calling is to create designs that makes the world a little bit more beautiful, a little more inspiring, a little more funny and often much more colourful. In doing so, he works in many different areas, for example with ceramics, porcelain, glass, posters, decoration for the theatres as well as textiles. In his own words, working with many different kinds of art is “a permanent search for the uncertain – to be a beginner – so that I must exert myself to meet the requirements of the different tasks”.


Reference: “80 year Bjørn Wiinblad, Sophienholm” (Danish language) and “KID – Weilbach, Danish Dictionary of Artists