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Monday, 10 May 2010 by Irene Hoofs

After many many Let's Get Personal Tours with Dutch designers, stylists and artists it's time for Bloesem to broaden it's horizon and go internationally...I have send invitations to Swedish, French, German and Canadian designers during last week and will send even more to other countries and hope to share with you a new LGP Tour every Monday. So please come back and see who is sharing their home and answers with us on Mondays... if you would like to be part of this Tour too than please shoot me an email!

Today we are visiting Stockholm...


DesignHome ChenKarlsson unRaveled :: answers by Chen-Yen Wei


S:: Swedish is...
Thoughtful, Simple but sophisticated...
We've lived in Sweden about 4 years, those are what we feel for now...


W:: walls in my home are covered with...
White paint only.


E:: entrance, when entering my home you will notice ...
A lovely bird is waiting for you.


D:: do-it-yourself projects I have done are...
Our Favourite Things lamp, Dinner Stories tablecloth...and of course, IKEA furniture as well!


I:: if I could live in a different place or home, it would be...
If it is possible, I'd like to try in other planet.

snack, my favorite Swedish snack is...
Swedish Princess Cake!


home means to me...
A place filling with love.

H:: hobby, I always make time for...
Having a cup of coffee and some cookies with magazines which can give me some good inspirations.


M:: magazines I love to read are...
Milk, Elle Decoration, Come home!(Japanese magazine)


O:: outfit, my favorite thing to wear is...
Old T-shirt and legging, feel comfortable first.


E:: enjoy, I can't live without...
Nice people, nice food, nice memories and nice dream of the future...

............Thank You Chen-Yen..............


A little while back I saw these hanging lamps somewhere on the web and was immediately intrigued by it... I got even more interested when I read that two families, one from Scandinavia and one from Asia where the designers behind the gorgeous lamps called 'Favorite Things'.


Hung-Ming Chen, Chen-Yen Wei, Tina Karlsson and Johan Karlsson meet at Konstfack University of Craft and Design in Stockholm in 2008. The first collaboration results in the joint show ”two families and dog” at Greenhouse, Stockholm Furniture fair. Two years and as many kids later the collaboration evolves into the design studio ChenKarlsson.


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