This cute & colourful little cockerel dish was designed for Stavangerflint by Inger Waage in the 1950s. It’s for sale by & in support of the Woking Hospice* and the price currently stands at a mere £4.08 (with £3.50 P&P on top). It’s a fairly rare design, the last one listed on eBay sold for over £20.
*The Woking Hospice exists to provide and promote the highest quality care possible for people with advanced terminal illnesses, and to provide help and support to their families and other individuals important to their care.
This pattern is quite rare – we’ve only ever had a couple of pieces over the years. We’re fairly sure the design is by Marianne Westman but if you know better, let us know!
*North Devon Hospice aims to be the centre of excellence for the provision of palliative care for the people of North Devon and to be the main point of contact for health care professionals requiring support with complex problems in palliative care.
This wonderful loft apartment is situated in the Norwegian city of Stavanger and is the home of Mariken Steen and her partner Stian Einar Forgaard.
Mariken is an illustrator & Stian a film director, so as they put it, “are exposed to a lot of visual stimulation” in their work lives. Their home is a retreat from this – calmness, simplicity & functionality are the words that spring to mind.
The interior is essential for their mental well being – an uncluttered house for an uncluttered mind, in effect.
The apartment is decorated quite sparsely, but certainly doesn’t lack interest. In fact, the simplicity makes it easier for your eyes to rest on certain views or pieces. A great deal of thought & sourcing has gone into it.
There’s a wonderful mix of vintage, recycled & contemporary pieces – a palette of greys, creams & browns runs throughout.
The space is full of natural light & materials, much of it provided by the structure of the building which the owners stripped right back during their renovations. Rooms are softened by textiles & candlelight.
Interiors perfection – Simply Beautiful – we love it!
We’ve just spied this beautiful vintage Stavangerflint plate on the web. It was hand painted by Inger Waage in the 1950s/60s. These female faces always make me think of Cleopatra or Spanish señoritas – it must be their huge almond-shaped eyes and big hooped earrings!
*Age UK South Lakeland offers help and support to older people living in the rural community of South Lakeland, enabling them to retain their independence and choice. We have a commitment to volunteering and campaigning and providing services to all people aged over 50.
Oslo-based design studios StokkeAustad & Andreas Engesvik have collaborated for a second time. On this occasion they’ve created “The Woods”, a beautiful glass sculpture inspired by the forests & lights of the north. Made from hand blown glass, each sculpture consists of seven trees – joined in two separate sections… Just exquisite!