Lupin and shop vacation

January 6th, 2013

The shop is closed for vacation between now and January 18th when we open again with the end-of-season sale! While we’re closed we’re showing two fine carpets in the windows, both from the range “Lupin” designed by Lisa Vilhelmson for Almedahls. Lisa also designs the terry cloth towels in a happy range of colours that we sell at manos.
See you again on the 18th!

Happy New Year!

December 31st, 2012


A print by Miko Komaki and brooch by The Baustudio.

So, this third year of manos being on Renstiernas gata is drawing to a close… I love being in my shop and steering it in the direction I feel is right, sLowly and intuitively. Thank you for cheering me on and supporting me on this journey, without you this adventure would’nt be possible! I wish you all a happy and inspiring new year!

taking care

December 28th, 2012

I’m doing some plant care as they’ve all been sadly neglected through the busy time before Christmas. Lots of little drying leaves to nip off and nutrition to be portioned out.

manos is open but not at all busy, leaving me time to catch up on a bunch of must read blogs* while sipping my coffee and listening to Gretchen Parlato, Julio Iglesias, Concha Buika and other favourites.
* Camilla, 3191, Lena Corwin, Freunde von Freunde, Youngna Park and the beautiful films on matbruk.

Come by and join me, the coffee is still hot!

Christmas at manos!

December 20th, 2012

It’s a busy December here and I love a busy shop! I’m making it as beautiful an experience as I can to come in here. It smells lovely of an aromathic oil blend from Nea’ls Yard Remedies and Tracey Thorn’s Tinsel and Lights is playing on the stereo. I’ve made tea and ginger bread cookies and now the windows are Christmas decorated as well. The shop is open tonight until 6 pm, Friday 11-6 pm and Saturday-Sunday 11-4 pm. Welcome!

trend 2013 and a dream bathroom

December 11th, 2012

manos is represented in the trend report 2013 in Elle Interior :) Erika Uenos fantastic small wool throw is included in the “forest green” trend and her linen room divider, Karin Erikssons “devil cup”, towels from Axlings and Växbo Lin are all included in the “tactile” trend. Thank you!

In the same Elle was this bathroom from a flat in Brooklyn. I would be very happy to have it in my flat too – light, relaxing, beautiful all at the same time.

Time to order in time for Christmas!

December 6th, 2012


“Sweetie”

Tomorrow is the last day for orders in the webshop if you want them to reach you before Christmas – that is, if you live outside the EU. If you live within the EU you have until December 14th…

Happy shopping or viewing!

“Madame” and “Bringing you FLowers”

Welcome to our neighbourhood!

November 22nd, 2012

manos was featured in SvD on Saturday, in a really nice little article about the neighbourhood around Tjärhovsplan. I love local and there is a lot of good local at Södermalm. Other neighbours mentioned in the article was Chokladfabriken, In the Mood, Big Ben and Butik Under.

I could add lots of other places but for now I’ll mention my closest food shop, Cajsa Warg – great local produce and a wonderful atmpsphere and surrounding to shop in.

Welcome to our neighbourhood!

Aren’t those colours just amazing?

November 5th, 2012

It’s such a treat to open a glaze kiln and see all the magic that has happened in that box of heat in just a couple of days. It’s even more of a treat when it’s a kiln full of work by my workshop students as they often experiment with the glazes and you never really know what to expect… More results here.

The last of the autumn flowers only a week ago, aren’t those colours just amazing?

Workshop week

October 26th, 2012

It’s the end of a hectic week here: last weekend I had four inspired women in the workshop – they made clay houses, boxes, mobiles, cups, plates… We ate a lovely vegetarian lunch from Aubergine, the green grocer around the corner and Giulia brought the most delicious apple and chocolate cake!

On Thursday Edith came in the morning to do an intensive two hour throwing course and in the evening it was the last of the Thursday evening classes and I shall miss my wonderful students.

Tonight I’m going home to rest though and am looking forward to a long weekend with Leonard and David! Have a wonderful Friday night everyone!

‘Wool month’ at manos!

October 17th, 2012

To be honest, it is quite woolly all year round here, but now it is especially so. Today I re-displayed the windows: wool blankets and shawls from for instance Rio Rio and Knätofs, gorgeous organic wool clothes for babies and children all from Nuno&Dodo and a beautiful felted and needled small organic wool mat by Sara Söderberg. See a lot more window displays here.