This article has been in stand by for such a long time that I have the feeling I am writing in the past.
To be precise it's a nice story connected to the trip to Helsinki with the WEBLOGers back in May...
Click on the book to see what happened.
Long story short, one of our tour guides was this finnish blond young lady, Noora.
We met on a Saturday morning in the Helsinki Design District, during the decluttering day in which people sell their unused stuff in the public gardens in the city centre.
She welcomed us wearing a simple denim top made from recycled materials, skinny jeans, platform sandals and a french bob haircut, a gentle and determined smile and elegant beauty.
She lived in London for a few years, before moving back to Finland with her french husband, she is a jewelry maker and very passionate about independent design. So much in common straight away and we started talking and talking for the most of that day.
Me and Noora we kept in contact since than hoping to meet again soon ...and a while ago me and Carlotta we received some presents from the brand she now works for. be&liv.
Born in 2012, the philosophy of the brand is "to bring the poetry back to everyday life with beautifully engineered design objects." Organic forms, combined with the most precise manufacturing techniques.
A part of the objects themselves which are just stunning, I love the idea of the flat packages: sustainable book looking boxes holding the pieces to easy assemble, making the whole dynamic an unforgettable design experience.
It's time to show you Blossom in the two concept :
lampshade and tealight candle holder
Design by Janne Uusi-Autti, engineer
A precise system of metallic petals folded and shaped around a circular base.
Styling by Carlotta Berta di unprogetto.com
Photography by Davide Buscaglia