Akvarellmuseet

Maybe this could be our new family tradition. For the second year, we spent a February week at Akvarellmuseet in Skärhamn. One of those places in the archipelago that is crowded in the summer and very peaceful in the winter. A lot of time for exploring nature and aquarelle, what a delight!

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Suomi!

Finland and Sweden have much in common but there are also big differences. Especially when it comes to war and peace. Finland is a young nation and we feel that the fighting spirit is still present.  Another big difference is the SAUNA that is a part of the daily life in Finland but in Sweden it’s just something that is offered at the public swimming pool.

When we visit Finland it’s always summer, we are off grid more or less all the time and no one is in a hurry. So we can say that our picture of Finland is a bit romanticized. Maybe that’s why our prints based on photos taken over there have a special room in our hearts.

Anyway.

Today we want to say Happy Birthday Suomi Finland !

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Sauna Vihta

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Tvättbrädan and Sisar

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Sauna

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Have you seen our catalog?

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We made a new catalog earlier this fall. Here are some of the pictures we shot for it. Hope you like them! And to see the full catalog, follow this link.
In this picture: Uniquefellow, Helmet, Headfirst and Ride

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Flying V and Still Life

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Some of our most important tools.

 

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Ride Quote and Ride

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Finland 100 years!

 

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This is Sauna Vihta, our tribute to Finland who celebrate 100 years of independence.

 

 

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For us Finland is sauna. Every summer when we are on our way to the cottage on the Finnish countryside we cross our fingers and hope that the sauna will be intact and ready for some fire. But it’s important to heat slow and during the waiting it’s good to make a sauna vihta!

Size: 40 x 50 cm
Paper: Munken Pure 240g

Edition: 100

Available in the jollygoodshop!

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Jolly Good Lördag – May

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Sunshine, books, vases, airplants, natural dyed textiles and a lot of prints! It was a very nice #jollygoodlördag and here are some pictures for you that live too far away to come by in person ; )

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We served the kids with a lots of cork cubes to build and play with.

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The print we call Allemansrätten on the wall. Yes we´re open!

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Aeroteket brought a lot of nice airplants and ceramic bowls that are a perfect match with our Concrete Bowl #1 :-).

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Scandinaviaform‘s vases look great even without flowers in them!

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Slightly imperfect cork cubes from our Urban Cube Calendar are recycled as toys.

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Premiere for our natural dyed textile on wall.

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A rack full of Unique fellows!

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Action in the playground in front of the house.

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After work – play!

 

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Jolly Good Lördag – Premier!

This spring we have decided to open up the studio some more, we call it Jolly Good Lördag.  For us it’s a chance to let our local friends and customers come and see some more of what we do and how screen printing works, buy something from us without shipping cost, or just drink coffee with us : )  Here is some pictures from the first #jollygoodlördag which had the theme “skate”.

 

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Tvättbrädan

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An old object that (almost) no one use any more. We found the original for this washboard in our cottage on the Finnish countryside some years ago. Probably Esa’s grandmother worked hard in the quite to get the cloths clean, back in the days. Sometimes its good to be reminded about how people used to value and take care of their cloths and objects, we have a lot to learn from the past when it comes to sustainable living.

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It’s also fun to see how it can be used as a DIY-rhythm instrument.

And actually the first idea when we found the washboard, was to print t-shirts as a comment to the hysteria about our bodies. Let us know if your are interested, maybe we will print some t-shirts!

You can find Tvättbrädan in the jollygoodshop

 

 

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Sketching

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Three, four, five! Today we did get some help from the youngest fellow.

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