Saturday, November 05, 2005

swedishjapanese (ISBN 4-14-031125-8)



This book was the source of much inspiration for my back-tack project. Perhaps Kat or Camilla could let us know what is going on here? A Japanese designer’s take on the Swedish aesthetic? Or a Swedish designer’s interpretation of the Japanese?

My main question: where does the bagel fit into all this?





9 Comments:

Blogger Liesl said...

Ooh, these are terrific! Are most of the bags applique? Or are they fabric paint? I love the little plants growing on the color blocked bag. Thanks for sharing!

12:30 AM  
Anonymous Bel said...

Hi - my Swedish is not so great, but my husband is one so I'll give it a go. The bagel is actually hard bread - kind of like round ryvita but better. You can get it at Ikea here actually, and it's worth it. The next is "tin with anchovies", so I guess it's just a little food theme going on. Looks like a gorgeous book! Good luck with the garden by the way.

2:59 PM  
Anonymous alice said...

ooh--I love the anchovies! this book is quite a find....

2:01 AM  
Anonymous jackie said...

I found your site through your bt bag. It's gorgeous. Your questions about blogging were interesting. I am amazed at how good some people get their blogs to look. I started on blogger and typepad at the same time because typepad give you the first month free. I wasn't really planning on staying there, but it was so much easier. Just adding links to your sidebar is really easy. I couldn't get my photos in the right order on blogger or get them side by side. You can have fun changing the size of your photos on typepad. I wish I had someone at home that could help too. I like your site and I'll be coming back to visit.

6:54 AM  
Blogger Di said...

Mmmmm gorgeous book- It's such a treat to develop a collection of inspiring books! did you buy it locally? I've been meaning to check out the Japanese shop near South Yarra station that Norbu keeps mentioning.

10:08 PM  
Anonymous Camilla Engman said...

Yes I can. It's like "bel" says. It's hard bread and a tin with anchovies. for me as a swede, this looks so strange, and exotic even to me :)

Very nice BT!

5:53 AM  
Anonymous Camilla Engman said...

Oh and the rest - blue/green bag: A day with beautiful weather. Three bags: Wild flowers. The last one: Vadstena, a city with beautiful flowers.

5:57 AM  
Blogger hillary said...

wow what a beautiful book! I love the swedish/japanese connection. especially interiors. I have checked out our library's books on japanese and swedish interior design countless times. such commonality between them. I'm going to have to put this isbn on my birthday list - thanks!

2:49 PM  
Blogger My St@mps said...

the japanese bag style is so adorable..cute

7:54 PM  

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