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Spring feeling

Monday, 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 ;)


The anniversary cups now available!

Wednesday, 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 will be ready and available this Sunday in manos webshop. We’ll keep you posted! The cups are now available for purchase in manos webshop!

Visiting Camilla

Wednesday, 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.

manos first employee!

Monday, September 29th, 2014

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

Wednesday, 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

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!

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

‘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:



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


fallen in love with

Wednesday, 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!

Lupin and shop vacation

Sunday, 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!

trend 2013 and a dream bathroom

Tuesday, 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!

Thursday, December 6th, 2012


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”