Support craft and creativity!

October 11th, 2014

After a great private view evening, the pop-up craft shop is now open both Saturday and Sunday 11-5 pm and I tell you that you’ll be missing a great thing if you don’t come to visit! Creative, up-and-coming, independent designers showing inspiring crafts. Support them! Thank you Sara Söderberg for doing a brilliant job with pulling the pop-up craft shop together, I look forward to many more collaborations!

Visiting Camilla

October 8th, 2014

I’ve spent the start of the week in Gothenburg, visiting my friend and illustrator/painter extraordinaire Camilla Engman. It’s always great and fun to spend time with Camilla, I love being in her studio with a cup of coffee, freeflowing conversations and laughter.

I’ve brought back a whole lot of prints to manos and I can’t wait to show them in the shop! It’s a couple of Mr Mustache screen prints, some glicéprints and also two fantastic multicoloured screen prints printed in Portugal at CPS.

I also can’t wait to show you the lovely set of mugs that we’re working on. They’ll be ready and in the shop in late October / early November. They’ll mark our 10-year anniversary and it feels like the best way to do it! More on that soon.

Pop-up Craft Shop at manos 11-12th October

October 5th, 2014

Every week is really quite exiting here at manos but this week even more so. I’m happy to invite twelve students from Konstfack, working in the fields of ceramics, glass, silver, wood and textile, to Pop-up Craft Shop, an event starting with a private view on Friday and continuing throughout the weekend.

The idea and organisation behind Pop-up Craft Shop comes from Sara Söderberg and I’m glad and proud that she asked me to host her first event. I love to share my space with creative and enterprising people and I’m really exited to see what they’ll be showing! Take a look at the event site to see who’ll be here.

Pop-up Craft Shop is pop-up shop with a mission to share and sell studio produced craft and design in a morphed shop and mini-exhibition experience. The project was started out of necessity because there are not enough options for creative makers to show and sell their work in Stockholm. To inspire a greater interest in studio produced work there needs to more and different types of opportunities to actually see and experience the local work being made.

The pop-up-craft shop will open with a private view on Friday October 10th 5-8 pm and will stay open Saturday-Sunday 11-12th October 11-5 pm.

things you cannot see like hope and pink lungs

October 2nd, 2014

This beautiful exhibition will hang one more week at manos – not to be missed!
Bautiful prints in limited editions and signed by the artist, Malin Källsen.

manos first employee!

September 29th, 2014

Hello,
it’s been awhile… I’m glad you’re still there!
This week I have a grand announcement – manos first employee is starting on Wednesday October first. Welcome Yvonne!!

Now that Yvonne will be here, I’m planning to be a lot more active here on the blog, on instagram, on facebook and in the webshop.
I already have been busy in the webshop actually, adding the wonderful A/W collection of wool clothes from esencia. Beautiful, timeless designs in high quality natural materials. Go explore!

Makeda på manos

February 5th, 2014

Makeda rugs at manos, read about the exhibition in english here.

Nu pågår en utställning av Makedas mattor här på manos. Mattorna är gjorda med traditionella hantverkstekniker. Det är kvinnor och män som är experter på att spinna, väva, färga osv som tillverkar mattorna i bergen i Kathmandu, Nepal.

Anna Forsberg heter den talangfulla och drivande kvinnan som startat och designar mattorna under sitt varumärke Makeda. Mattorna produceras i Nepal i samarbete med organisationen Goodweave.

Anna startade Makeda 2009 efter att ha drivit designbutik i Stockholm där hon sålde nyskapande mode och konst. Det var efter att ha kommit i kontakt med de olika uttrycksformerna som rymdes i butiken som idén till mattorna så småningom växte fram:
- Jag har alltid tecknat och sökte ett sätt att kombinera illustration med
användbarhet, på samma sätt som modedesign förenar estetik med
funktion.

Genom att översätta grafiska bilder och illustrationer till knutna mattor an-
vänds den annars outnyttjade golvytan. I sina mönster tar Anna inspiration i naturens färger, former och rörelser. Hennes farfars gamla fjärils- och insektssamlingar har till exempel fått nytt liv genom en kollektion med bevingade insekter vars kroppar bildar symmetriska mattmönster. I en annan kollektion illustrerar fiskar livets cykel genom stadierna Väntan, Färd och Otium.

Utställningen pågår 1-15 februari på manos. Tisdag 4e februari är mingel 17-19.30 och chans att lyssna till och prata med Anna Forsberg. Varmt välkommen hit!

makeda at manos

One happy gal!

March 7th, 2013

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‘Björk’ – soon in the webshop too!

The spring sun is lavishing its goodness over Stockholm, manos’ shop windows have been cleaned and I’ve got some wonderful new stock in!

Photographer Jenny Hallengren delivered ‘Björk’ the other day. It’s a gem with beautiful images of the material, its uses and those who work in it. Just look:

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And today the latest issue of 3191Q arrived – I’m one happy gal!

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fallen in love with

February 13th, 2013

Cherrie branches in the window and tulip buds resting on an oval-shaped stoneware dish that I’ve started making and fallen in love with! And in the same window the wonderful scented candles from KOBO, each and every one smells fantastic.

And yesterday we had semla! I thought I’d have to que up outside the bakery like everyone else (it was the day for semla), but found two delicious looking (and – as it turned out – tasting) semlor at Lima deli on Åsögatan.

PS The sale continues for another two days in the webshop!

20-30% off in the webshop!

January 29th, 2013

20-30% off select items in the webshop – for instance the wonderful linen towels from Växbo Lin and beautiful translucent bone china votive holders in various patterns. The sale is on while stock lasts or until February 9th. Enjoy!

the sale is on!

January 22nd, 2013

It’s good to have some time off, I’ve enjoyed getting some things done at home, seeing a movie in the afternoon and not having anything planned – just oceans of time on my hands ;)

And now, I’m enjoying being back at manos again! The sale is on in the shop, it’ll come to the webshop too, starting next week on Wednesday!

PS There are still places left on the weekend ceramic workshop February 2-3!