Category Archives: Vintage

Give new life to your IKEA furniture

If you need to freshen up your IKEA furniture, check out Bemz. The Swedish company offers a variety of slipcovers designed to fit IKEA’s chairs and sofas even some that swedish giant no longer sells. They offer a wide selection of fabrics and customized slipcovers, including the new Metropolis collection. Recalling classic mid-century Scandinavian design, it’s great for creating a retro, moody atmosphere in your crib. Bemz produces all of their products with 100% natural cotton and/or linen fibres. They have choosen their fabrics with…

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Vintage Catherineholm kettle

Vintage Catherineholm kettle Originally uploaded by H is for Home. These colourful housewares made by Norwegian company Catherineholm’s brighten up every kitchen and are permanent targets of collectors. Lovely items with the ‘Lotus’ pattern created by Grete Prytz, a second wife of infamous Norvegian Designer [Arne Korsmo](http://www.meamnet.polimi.it/archive/085/085m1.html). [Grete Prytz Kittelsen](http://www.changbiorck.com/enamel.htm) was born 1917 in Oslo, Norway. Her designs have won many prestigious awards. She was one of most influential designers in Scandinavia in Mid-Century. In 2003, when she was already 86, Grete visited China, where…

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Gense Piruett

Gense Piruett Originally uploaded by klockarp. Ad from 1960’s swedish Reader’s Digest. “Three in one ― a new, fresh well-managed idea The party cutlery for modern practices. Gives You all in one ― fork, knife, spoon. A Stimulating cutlery with the TV-supper bridge snack (as in the card game) night supper, first course or the picnic. Try yourself! Piruett makes it tripple up festive! In stainless steel 18-8 chrome-nickel steel. Nylon- handle that simply will not loosen. a pair of 4 in a nice present-package…

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