Love is the only flower that grows and blossoms
Without the aid of the seasons.
~Kahlil Gibran

I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.
~Emma Goldman

Painted by Anne Olaug Soleng nov '07


Sea weed thing

I love working with pattern design. I try to experiment with shapes and patterns whenever I get inspired. Here's my latest creation. I started out with two random shapes, and it reminded me of shells and black seaweed bladders. I found some images later on which confirmed my impressions. When applying the pattern to the metal canister, it seemed to look like a box of Sushi to me.



I need a good, traditional teakettle. And today I fell in love with Bodum's Calorius (bottom picture). But I was greatly disappointed when I read the Costumers Reviews. It seems to not function at all! But it is so beautiful… I wish they could develop this product so that it might work…
Le Creuset has some cute ones, though.
I haven't read anything about the Chantal Prodesign Teakettle, but I guess it's my favorite.


Amazing artist Camilla Engman

Camilla Engman is a swedish artist/illustrator, and her work is just Wow! Enjoy it!


Spring thing

I guess Spring is my favorite time of year. I can't get enough of the color green.
This is my celebration of Spring.



Daily Poetics is one of my favorite blogs. Daily Poetics has so many categories, and you can just go treasure hunting here. Some of the categories are: art/design, black, blue, creative impulses, Dictionary Poetry, secret spaces and wallpaper…

Today I looked at ARTIST, and discovered the artist Emmanuel Polanco. Wonderful colours, and I love the style!


Giraffe cup

Sometimes a beautiful cup is all you need to bring a smile to your face. I wish I had a cup like this to drink my coffee from. It's a quick photoshop mock-up of one of my own designs.

See more of Anne Olaug Soleng's work at smakogse.no.

Ajay Singh from India shared the photo of the cup on Stock.Xchange, which I used for this post.


Nantaka Joy – new webstore

Philadelphia-based textile and graphic designer Joy Deangdeelert Cho creates the most delicate and wonderful cards. I love the details and admire her work. Her cards are really high quality work. LOVE!

She is also a blogger, and it's worth a daily visit. Most inspiring!