February 28, 2013

The final touch

always seems to be the hardest...
and this time it has it's double meaning!!
All I need is some marble for countertops to go with the one
that already is (but not shown here)
The thing is I want the marble to have a clean look without to many dark spots of quartz.
We are aware of the extra work the marble will bring on us trying to keep the surface 
somewhat intact, still this is the right choice for keeping the original style of this house, 1916.
Most retailers in the Stockholm area have been short of this marble for some time now,
 so I grounded the project long before Christmas and focused on other things. 

 I tend forget the fast progress that started at the end of July '12.
So now with the fantastic Northern daylight returning rapidly 
and the terrible flue finally sweeping out the door, 
there is no longer any excuse for not bringing myself 
together and visit those ware-houses again in search for the right stone!

Talk to you soon

February 22, 2013

Art noveau

I've been spending a lot time in research of the epoch Art Noveau lately
and it's a grand time for design and architecture.

I recently found this fascinating story about Georg Jensen, 
the danish silversmith and his jardinière, designed in 1926
but remained a sketch until 2012 when it was found in the archives. 
With more than 900 hrs of craftswork this fruit bowl in sterling silver represents
 a truly unique and magical piece of Art Noveau performed 86 years later.

For more pictures read the whole story here www.georgjensen.com