I wish Lundagård‘s shop was in my town. Their blog features their Finnish home and things they find—old and new—for their shop.
These lampshades are so unusual. And with my recent lampshade obsession I am wondering how they are made. The fabric looks sheer on the gray one—and you can see its reverse through the hole in the top, so it is only one layer of fabric, unlined. Hmmm. I vow to experiment more with lampshades.
I like the attitude and life approach of the couple who are behind Lundagård. This is excerpted from their website, (ending with the James Michener quote):
We are a family with four children living in the country in Ostrobothnia, Finland, in an old log house from the 1800s that we have moved and rebuilt.Creative processes and creative solutions are part of our everyday lives. We are working enthusiastically with handicraft, colors, shapes, frames and decor both in our home and in our company Lundagård.
We are fascinated by old buildings and working with natural materials, and any form of recycling!
“The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love and his religion. He Hardly knows Which is Which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to Decides whether he is working or playing. To him, he’s always doing both. “
– James Michener –
The Michener quote is the clincher, no?
Lundagård recently had a stall in the Old Square of Pietarsaari, Finland. I wish I could’ve strolled by and handled the wares.