I am so excited because, at last, Anthropologie first store in Montreal will open this Friday. This means that I will not alway leave the store empty-handed because I don’t want to carry big bags to the plane. My husband will appreciate too since we won’t need to visit the store every time we go to the States. By the way, I booked our flight to New York City today. We will go for a long weekend this November. On my agenda is to bring our son to the toys exhibit at MoMA.
To celebrate Anthropologie store opening, I compiled a list of baking things that I want. The first thing that caught my eye are the Spades measuring cups. They are simply too cute! The same is true for the Resaro bakeware series and the Jacquard Tea Towel Set. I have less than 48 hours left to make room in my kitchen cabinets.
I’m curious to know “What is your favorite item this fall at Anthropologie?”
FYI, Anthropologie will be located at 2130 rue de la Montagne in Montreal.
Whether it is for you or a gift, you can never go wrong with unique and practical tableware. When I wish for space-saving, affordable yet “feel special” items, I often look at products from Scandinavian designers.
Made of stoneware, the three compartments of Trinity slides out to accommodate different objects in a straightforward arrangement. It can be used as bowls or a candleholder for block candles. Trinity is practical for serving party nibbles and candies. You can buy it in black or in white stoneware. Trinity was designed by Lisa Hilland.
Available in the same black or white stoneware are Spin mugs, saucers and stirrers designed by Marie-Louise Hellgren. I think they would be great for making hot chocolate.
Lena Bergström adds style to the 1970s candle in the wine bottle idea. But her Top Light candlestick is a lot more stylish. As you can see on the picture, you could paint and add a graffiti word on the wine bottles to create a more sophisticated look. Or you can use antique carafes as the stand.
Where to Buy?
As a fan of Scandinavian design, I was intrigued to know if we can get products from Design House Stockholm in Canada. We do! There is now a concept corner at Bergo located in The Distillery District in Toronto while a concept corner opened October 8, 2009 at Design House in Vancouver, Canada. Plus, you can find some pieces at The Montreal Museum of Fine Art. There are a good numbers of local retailers that sell Design House Stockholm products in the United States. In total, you can find the design house Stockholm’s products in 16 countries.
Let me mention that the picture of the store shows the first franchise store opened by Åsa Fritz and Lena Damberg in Jönköping, Sweden. It is a beautiful store with a view on a waterfront.
+ Black Trinity bowls/chandleholder by Lisa Hilland $49.99 uSD – white
+ Stoneware Spin mug, saucer and teak stir by Marie-Louise Hellgren $19.50 USD
+ Top Light Candlestick by Lena Bergström $27.50 USD
I love Scandinavian design. Years after years, the Swedish kitchenware company Sagaform does not cease to impress me. You cannot stop but to feel happy when you look at their bold patterns and creative forms.
I explored their 2009 catalogue to see what is new. I saw several products that I enjoy and would like to add to my own tableware collection. I am starting with those two.
Juicy Dessert Plates and Bowls
Lotta Odelius designed the first items of the Juicy collection in 2008. She added new items this year to her drinkware collection.
These hand-blown glass bowls are the coolest dessert bowls I have seen lately. You dig the pattern as you eat your ice cream or fruit salad. Bowls are sold in pairs of the same color. The side plates are sold as an assorted pack featuring the 4 colors.
I wish that Sagaform add colors to the existing cake plate on foot; it only exists is white.
Paperboat Stoneware and Glassware
Designing a party theme around Paperboat would be easy. The groundbreaking Swedish trio Form Us with Love imagined a maritime line that works as well for the inside and the outside.
The serving bowl paper boat hat design is childishly fun. But the collection is intended for adults since it includes a beer glass and a Schnapps set with a lighthouse carafe made of stoneware.
No words yet on the price, where and when it will be available in North America.
+ images by Sagaform