March 22nd, 2015
For the past week I’ve been inspired by the latest issue of (swedish fashion magazine) Bon. It’s a lot of content and so far I’ve enjoyed the article about Yohji Yamamoto and find his views on design, creativity and imperfection liberating. I indulge in the quotes by other interviewed commenting on for instance the fashion shop scene at the time with lots of small independent boutiques buying fashion for arts sake. “Hanging in the shops they enhanced their whole stock and merchandice as being one-of-a-kind unique pieces” (Gene Pressman of Barneys NY). It’s how I feel about some of the things I sell here at manos, they’re not necessarily easy or fast to sell, but they bring so much soul, avantgarde or feeling to the space and the other items I sell.
The rest of the magazine also inspire with some fantastic photography by for instance Boe Marion. And the fashion of course, I love the feather cape by Thom Browne and the structured dress by AF Vandevorst. And now I have the whole article about Loewe to dive in to, mmm.
March 9th, 2015
Spoons by Marie Eklund, ceramics by Karin Eriksson, Monkey poster by Walnut & Walrus.
It’s a beautiful sunny and warm spring day in Stockholm today. I treasure hearing the gravel under my feet on the dry pavement, not having to worry that I’ll slide and trip on the ice that is usually there during winters here in Sweden.
Papier macher birds by Sara Hjelmstedt, Paper cutting by Ida Björs.
It’s spring in the shop too, with new window displays and a brand new clothes line for manos – welcome Nygårdsanna!
I’ll have to tell you more about the amazing spoons that you can see in the photo at the top, but that’ll have to wait until another day – and not a month, I promise
January 2nd, 2015
Today I’ve been inspired by the book Berlin Fashion by Julia Stelzner. I love looking at the fashion, I love reading the short texts about small up-and-coming brands and I love finding my way to beautiful and harmonious fashion shows like Berlin based sustainable brand Umasans Winter 2014:
Enjoy and happy new year!
November 25th, 2014
Nu är det öppet på manos varje dag fram till jul: måndag-fredag 11-18.30, lördag 11-16, söndag 12-16. Den här veckan skyltar vi om i fönstren och lyfter fram allt fint vi har att förgylla vardagen med. Varmt välkommen hit!
Näckros, affisch av Marianne Pettersson-Soold
PS Två datum till almanackan: nu på torsdag är det SOFO-kväll med vernissage och tisdagen den 9 december har vi julklappskväll, öppet sent och inspirerande julklappsinslagning i keramikateljén!
Keramikhjärta till julklappsinslagningen
Up until Christmas, manos is open every day: Monday-Friday 11-6.30 pm, Saturday 11-4 pm, Sunday 12-4 pm. Welcome!
November 12th, 2014
When Camilla and I realized that our friendship this fall celebrates ten years, we thought something special was needed to mark the anniversary. So we created a set of cups in our own specialities – Camillas illustrations paired with my ceramics. Making a set of cups feels like the ultimate way to celebrate friendship and moments of togetherness.
Everything The cups are now available for purchase in manos webshop! will be ready and available this Sunday in manos webshop. We’ll keep you posted!
November 11th, 2014
From November 10-15th, webshop nuno dodo will visit manos with a great selection of sustainable childrens clothing from esencia, aarekid and Chaleca. It was through Caroline who run nuno dodo that I first was introduced to the childrens clothes from esencia. I wanted them all – but in my size!! Now I sell the women’s collection here at manos (also in the webshop) and it’s just as fantastic as the kids collection. Welcome to try them both this week!
October 31st, 2014
It doesn’t happen very often that I stroll in Gamla Stan (the old town) with my mother, but last Saturday it did! We’d been told about a new gallery with an exhibition that we both were keen to see. Galleri Yamanashi is situated on Köpmantorget 10 in Gamla Stan and the work on show is clothes and lights by Issey Miakey, sculptural and foldable made in recycled plastic. It’s hard to believe that it is only plastic and it’s amazing how a flat folded square can become a stunningly sculpted skirt or top. I’d wear it anytime. The work is aerily and beautifully displayed.
We strolled around, visiting Fartygsmagasinet, Happy Stockholm and Ljunggrens papper. We had afternoon tea at Chaikana, beautifully situated tea house just by the German church. A lovely, if a little pricey, way to take tea!
Further away for me, the exhibition The Future of Fashion is Now is on at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam. I’d love to visit that.
October 20th, 2014
The lovely basement room at manos is now renovated with the walls and vaulted ceiling whitewashed and a whole new smooth wooden floor. I cannot stop beaming!
The room is already being put to use – a painting course on Wednesday evenings and this coming Thursday will see a trial Tai Chi lesson taking place in this calm and harmonious space. Do you want to try? Read more and sign up for one or all three of the lessons here.