Well, I’m back on American soil. With a computer whose keys are in a recognizable location. And air conditioning blasting because there’s 75% humidity in Washington, DC. Yeah, welcome back to me! One whole Scandinavian summer has whooshed by and I’ve seen and done things I didn’t imagine possible and met people who have made a lasting impression. Writing for design*sponge this summer gave me the chance to enter a private realm of Scandinavia I wouldn’t have entered otherwise. Norwegians, Swedes, and Danes who I didn’t know prior graciously opened their beautiful homes and studios to me and I’m glad to call many of them my friends. Thank you!
I took a little side trip to visit my cousin, artist Bryson Gill, in Berlin and he showed me the shop of Franziska Wodicka called SchubLaden, maker of new furniture, both ready-made and custom-made from old drawers. I’d seen her work before but didn’t realize how lovely it would be in person. Especially lovely was her studio where she stored all the found drawers, arranged, of course, in beautiful neutrals and colors. I’m tempted to make my own collection of drawers purely for beauty, not function. Franziska started SchubLaden after attaining the shop space but not knowing what to put in it. After accumulating loads of drawers she decided to get them out of the way by making them useful once again…hence SchubLaden. She’s quite good at imagining uses for cast off materials and arranging them in imaginative positions like these that face sideways.
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