Tuesday, September 16, 2008

a good impression





Bringing the beauty of nature into our homes, Swedish textile designer Lotta Helleberg coaxes the essence of a leaf into her unique and lovely creations. Her meticulous process of selecting and inking actual foliage, results in the softest science reminiscent of childhood projects. Modern botanical prints combined with subdued natural fibers lend themselves however to gorgeous and grown-up design. Down pillows, scented sachets and hand-stitched hangings fill this collection that I covet. Each piece is crafted with care including bits of vintage and organic fabrics. An artisan and botanist melted into one, Lotta speaks of her muse as 'compliant and faithful', whether a fern, a seed, a branch. She captures the thumbprint of nature itself, bringing outdoors inside, fresh and abundant through all seasons. I am happy to know you and adore our correspondence, another creative woman inspired by family and dedicated to the concern with how things are made.

"Nothing is more the child of art than a garden." ~ Sir Walter Scott

9 comments:

pve design said...

I was just perusing Lottas place and thinking about getting some new pillows, I love them.
Imagine a Swede in Virginia with all that flora and fauna! She has more than a green thumb.

lotta said...

Thank you for featuring my work. I am honored and grateful! I also appreciate our friendship and the beauty you bring with your words and your sewn marvels.

Secret Leaves said...

These are so lovely. The fabrics, the images, the color palette.
I am thinking of purchasing some--although it seems like a shame to do so since, in my house, they will probably end up covered in dog slobbers...

-S

Cicada Studio said...

I love Lotta's work- very nice feature.

comfies said...

those are just beautiful!

raining sheep said...

Beautiful, I would love to rest my weary head on just such a pillow. Lotta's work is so serene and trust me that after last week I really need serenity. I had the worst week ever. I find that calming photos and objects do wonders for one's state of mind.

please sir said...

I love her work too - amazing! Thanks for stopping over to my blog - I'll be sure to stop by here - loving all your posts!

Julia said...

Lotta's beautiful designs are truly inspiring! She is thoughtful, generous, creative, and oh so lovely! Thank you for this wonderful feature on her and her beautiful work!

Mrs.French said...

I love her...