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Soft knitted rings by French graphic designer  Aurélie Garnier available at Used in Copenhagen. You can also have them custom designed. The brand is calles Mollie´s Parade.

The cutest T-shirts from Mollie´s Parade

Danish Red Cross has opened a webshop where you can buy one of a kind vintage clothing, handmade toys and designer gifts. Only for Danes though but great idea for raising money for charity.

The doll called Liv (life) knitted by volunteers buy it online here.

In 2009 Mette Helena, the owner of the fabulous vintage wallpaper shop Retro Villa, went to England to buy a roll or two of vintage wallpaper for her apartment and came back with 60 rolls instead! She found them in an Indian hardware store where the owner had not been able to sell the old wallpaper. Soon after, Mette Helena returned to England to buy the rest of the vintage wallpaper treasure and sold them through a shop i Denmark. In 2010 she was able to open her very own store in Copenhagen with Scandinavia´s largest selection of original vintage wallpapers. The store is called Retro Villa (Villa is the name of her daughter).

I got to know Mette Helena during an internship at her shop for a short period. I have wanted to write a post about her for a long time but it is difficult to write about someone you know. Mette Helena is very energetic, creative, spontaneous and so much more, and has a way of inspiring people around her to start their own creative projects (for instance my neon lamp DIY project). There is a bit of the author Astrid Lindgrens “Pipi Longstocking” character about her, and there is some”Villa Villa Kulla” – energy in the shop environment as well.

Compositions like these are everywhere in the shop and Mette Helena has a great eye for creating such  tableaus and also works as an interior decorator for magazines. She is an artist and studies at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. Her creative projects with sowing patchwork blankets and pillows and selling wallpaper began as a hobby  to support her studies and has now developed into a business.

Also very cute in person : Mette Helena in her store, wearing a vintage dress.

Painting by Mette Helena called “Watch it happen” from 2006

Painting “Puberty” by Mette Helena from 2008

“Untitled” from 2008 by Mette Helena

See more of her art at Mettehelena.dk.

Vintage wallpaper from Retro Villa

One of the best accessory shops in Copenhagen is Pico. They produce their own product design in their own workshop ranging from scarves and shoes to jewellery and hair accessories. They have an online store as well. The materials for the jewellery are sterling silver or goldplated sterling silver. The price range is low and the quality high.

The interior of the shop is something out of an old grocery shop with wooden shelves and glass display mounts. You can get all the items in almost every colour.

Scarves en every colour.

Hairbands

Glitter, neon, leather and more.

Bows for every taste.

Pico online shop here.

Giveaway here ♠

Tiny glitter shoe earrings in a shoebox from Harrods

I have a miniature stash of all kinds of tiny treasures the perfect size for jewellery making.

Bottle opener with bow

I have shown these sodapop earrings before, on the left you can get an idea of how small they are. I have given them a lacquer coating.

Playing card earring studs, decoupage and lacquer coated.

Vinyl record earrings. I made the hole by using a heated needle.

I am happy to have so many readers of my almost 3 month old blog and decided to make a giveaway present for you.

How to enter the giveaway contest :  Under comments you write which Kawaiicph jewellery from this post is your favourite (you can only choose 1 item each) and why you should be the winner. Remember to leave a way for me to contact you. If you get chosen you win the jewellery you have selected as your favourite. Monday, April 18th. I will select the winner ☆ and send the giveaway present to you!

Number 1 Star Necklace

Number 2 Flower Ring -adjustable size

Number 3 Heart Stud Earrings

Number 4 Coin Earrings

Number 5 Star Stud Earrings

Number 6 Bear Star Necklace

The jewellery is handmade and the earrings are sterling silver. This is how it´s made:

First I warm up the cernit clay with my hands, then I cut out the clay into the shapes I want. Remember to make holes with a needle before you bake them. The clay is baked 30 min. in the oven, afterwards they are given 2 layers of lacquer coating. The clay is glued to the jewellery parts with uhu superglue.

Which is your favourite jewellery? Leave a comment below and you could be the winner ☆

I read the supercute blog by Sara from Minimega. She creates beautiful paper graphics such as postcards, posters etc. and shares her creative ideas on her blog. One of her posts is with jewellery made with cernit clay and I had to try this for myself. I really like these molds I bought on etsy. It is easy to use the cernit clay, my only problem is when I glue the pieces on to the jewellery parts. Especially the earring studs don´t seem to stick. I have tried with reular jewellery glue and with a glue gun. Maybe you can help me?

I solved the glue problem with superglue instead of jewellery glue. The neon flower ring i my favourite. I have more colours in cernit clay and will try some og the others, the bow is gold but looks more cookie coloured…The bright neon colors turn out nicely. After they have baked and are cold, I have given them a glossy lacquer coating.

Here are some of my favourites

My perfume from Paul Smith

A dangerously addictive spicy tea I ♥ ♥ Yogi teas

Fresh herbs in the window sill in the winter and from the garden in the summer

I collect these Moomin cups from Arabia in many colours but of course my favourites are pink…

My Blythe doll from Japan

This is a gift I got, it is so cute from Danish Liebe

My best jewellery: the glittery stars and the butterfly earrings are made by me from recycled paper

This bag I have had for many years it is from HM actually

Shoes from Paris

Candy Apple Mint nailpolish from Essie

I love my blue scarf from Petit Bateau and I collect vintage children´s books

Bathtubs are highly underrated this is the ultimate luxury, children´s bubblebath from Hollys

Vintage pin-up magazines

Vintage magazine Frou Frou

I have read this book many times, definitely my favourite, written in 1975, fantasy novel by Salman Rushdie “Grimus”

I love this cd with Agnes Obel

♥ My stuffed bird

Without a doubt my alltime favourite: my son Silas

Tsumori Chisato Autumn Winther 2005 campaign

In random order I have chosen photos and graphic illustrations to show you from Tsumori Chisato´s website. Her collections have a timeless storytelling appeal to them which is what I wish to show.

Illustration from Tsumori Chisato Autumn Winther 2010-2011 campaign

Tsumori Chisato studied fashion at the prestigious Bunka Fashion School in Tokyo. She has worked for Issey Miyake and in 1990 she started her own brand. The first time I held a piece og her garment in my hands I was in love, so carefully detailed and feminine and you really feel that the garment is cared for from idea to final wearable piece.



Illustration book by Tsumori Chisato

Illustration by Tsumori Chisato from her Autumn Winther 2009-10 campaign

Tsumori Chisato opened her first store outside Asia in 1999 in Paris. Situated in the heart of the Marais neighbourhood, the boutique showcases Tsumori Chisato’s love for the arts through collaborations with photographers, visual artists and set designers exhibited in the storefront. Her artistic sensibility is also translated throught the brand’s inventive advertising campaigns.

Store installations from her Paris shop; top: installation by Sandrine Pelletier & Sophear Froment and below: installation by Guillaume Ségur

Her innovative and luxurious textiles, intricate beading, embroidery, appliqués and prints of her own design are her signiture style. Graceful, elegant and fun at the same time. Her clothes are slaso available at one of my favourite shops and webshop Lubarol in Copenhagen.

Dress by Tsumori Chisato available in stores now

Picture of her work for Petit Bateau from Tsumori Chisato´s Facebook group

From Tsumori Chisato´s Spring Summer 2011 show in Paris

Tsumori Chisato Autumn Winther 2005-2006 campaign

Illustration from Tsumori Chisato´s  Spring Summer 2010 campaign

Illustration from Tsumori Chisato Autumn Winther 2010-2011 campaign

Horse eyelash by Paperself

Paperself have created these beautiful eyelashes available in 11 styles, each infused with symbolic meaning rooted in Chinese culture:
Horses: symbolic of success
Peony: for happiness and good fortune
Peach blossom: a symbol of love and romance
Peacock: auspicious and lucky days
Butterfly: free, beautiful and sensitive
Clown: brings happiness

Horse eyelash by Paperself

Launched in 2009 by London based designer Chunwei Liao, Paperself unites artists, designers and manufacturers from East to West. Challenging conventions of product design, Paperself offers a stylish alternative in furniture, homeware and accessories for eco-conscious living. Paperself is fast gaining recognition for its inventive adaptations, having exhibited at numerous trade fairs and design forums across the globe, as well as being featured in some of the top international publications and online media. Continuing to expand and evolve, Paperself looks to the future, seeking out new talent, transcending traditions and promoting the perception of paper through new eyes.

Deer and butterfly eyelash by Paperself

Peach flower eyelash by Paperself

Peacock eyelash by Paperself

 

Available online here