Christmas shopping: Swedish design online
Charlotte West · 12 Dec 2008, 14:27
Published: 12 Dec 2008 14:27 GMT+01:00
The name says it all. Fuldesign, which means “Ugly design”, is a Stockholm-based studio who claim to be inspired by “everything from German gay porn, Sci Fi and anxiety to old ladies and good music.” Check out their web shop for everything from raunchy embroidery to a pillow pistol. Also visit www.fuldesign.se for free patterns, stencils, naughty robot music and instructions on how to make your very own monster.
Juniform (In Swedish only)
Selected products from well-established and new Swedish designers. Here you’ll find everything from gender-neutral children’s clothes, vintage wooden clogs from the 1970s, the latest Odd Molly garments to jewelry, wool socks and pillow cases. Brands include Odd Molly, Swedish hasbeens, Moonkids, Shampoodle, Färg och form, Trots, Lummen, GUPP, KADE, Acne jr, Viveka Zera and Arbeståhl Design.
Like its analogue equivalent, Moderna Museet's online gift shop is a great place to pick up some unique presents sure to please art lovers and designofiles.
One-stop shopping for all of the Swedish design you could ask for.
Signerat (In Swedish only)
An excellent online store that provides an outlet for independent Swedish designers, similar to Brooklyn-based Etsy (www.etsy.com) in the US, which bills itself as an “online marketplace for buying & selling all things handmade”. (If you’re in the US, you’ll even find some Dalahästar lurking around on Etsy). Don’t forget to check out the gifts for the furry ones. Who doesn’t need a cashmere polo for their Chihuahua?
Japanese graphic design Masaaki Oyamada (www.masaakioyamada.com) has recently made Stockholm his home. Check out his t-shirts for the house-hunting expat (or Swede for that matter). It worked for him!
That’s right, it’s stuffed poo. For potty-training the kids, or freaking out their parents. It gives a whole new meaning to Mr. Hanky the singing, dancing Christmas Poo.
Street-smart stocking stuffers from graphic design duo Dizel&Sate. Check out their new 2009 t-shirt collection, a spinoff from their Life & Death in Architecture print collection, released earlier this year. Expect geometry, pills and Mickey Mouse allusions.
Your weekend fashion shop (In Swedish only)
Swedish fashion at your fingertips. Brands include Bea Szenfeld, Burfitt, LiseLotte Westerlund, Pimpinette, Rodebjer, Carin Wester, Dagmar, Hope, Ida Sjöstedt and Wyred.
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