Monday, January 21, 2008

Felt Monday: Pia Wallen

wow, it's out of control outside. i guess january is when winter really starts to settle in, when you start thinking that we might be in for the long haul. and it's when i start thinking of nothing but heavy wool blankets, pillows, mugs of tea, the couch, dvds.

and also felt.

i've been collecting links to my favorite felt-goods for a while now, and no week seems more appropriate than this chilly one, so for the next few days, it's gonna be felt-central around here.

first up: a selection of beautiful felt goods by swedish designer Pia Wallén. Pia has been desigining goods for over 20 years and often she looks to history for inspiration, combining tradition with fantasy, old with new. you'll also notice her use of traditional swedish materials, technique, and colors which, above all, reflect the northern climate she calls home.

some of my favorites:

these felt boxes are 100% wool and perfect for storage of slippers, magazines, toys or accessories.

these cute-as-a-button coasters are available in 6 different colors.

cozy wool slippers with anti-skid bottoms perfect for bummin' around the house while keeping the toes warm.

and finally, i have a feeling it's way out of my price range (4350 SEK sounds expensive), but oooh, this crux blanket looks so snuggly.

you can find more Pia Wallén goods right over here, including some absolutely stunning jewelry. check out this sterling silver, felt lined bracelet:

green blanket from sweetgeorgia.

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