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Stockholm Discoveries / Anna Brostrom

One of my favorite stores in Stockholm quickly became Design Torget.  It’s like a Brick and Mortar Etsy store of Swedish Designers & Artists.  I quickly found my treasure in the store, lovely pieces of pottery created by Anna Brostrom.  I desperately wanted to bring back every mug, candle holder and planter they had available…and took no less 4 visits back to the store debating on what I could get and trying to find answer to my dilemma as to how I could actually get these delicate pieces home. I settled on 4 mugs for myself and 2 surprises for my BFF and managed to somehow get them home unbroken, carrying them by my hands only all the way back to Philadelphia.  Stop in the store and check out her work (among others) if you find yourself in Stockholm…Anna’s pieces are drool worthy.


Stockholm Discoveries / Ingela Arrhenius

Recently, my family and I traveled to Stockholm, Sweden.  Stunning City full of amazing and inspirational design.  Two weeks in I felt as if I was barely scratching the surface of the design world that flourishes there.  Most days there were spent perusing any sort of boutique, gallery or museum that satiated my children.  Through these journey’s we stumbled on some really interesting artists.  My first discovery Ingela Arrhenius, her colorful and playful illustrations stole the heart of my children and I both.  My oldest fell quickly for her Matryoshka dolls she created for OMM Design. I desperately wanted to find a signed print by the artist and wrote her personally although I was not expecting a response.  (used to the typical non-response I would expect to get if I’d done the same thing in the States).  To my surprise, she wrote me back right away thanking me for the compliments and answered all my questions.  Wow, how nice!  She is as lovely as her work.