Archipelago Living >> Curated Collection

When I worked at Etsy, selecting and creating collections of gorgeous products was one of my favourite parts of the job and something I miss, so I decided to start sharing my personal collections of art/design/lifestyle inspiration here on my illustration blog.

I hope you enjoy this collection of kitchen/tableware items that was inspired by a moonlit boat trip from Finland to Sweden through the Γ…land Islands archipelago. Imagine – wee islands with a tiny red wooden house on each (a matching dog kennel, a sauna, a little rowing boat tied to the jetty), a midnight-blue sky illuminated by a full moon, a weird drunk guy trying to chat me up on the deck… well, you gotta keep it real, nothing is perfect in life.

It was beautiful. It’s a dream to live in one of these cottages, and these kinds of designs bring small reveries of this lifestyle into my reality.

archipelago living collage

Cloud felt coaster set > Pygmy Cloud, Karelian pies > Scandi Home, Arrow spoons > Amelie Mancini, Iittala Teema pitcher > Nord, Marimekko Weather Diary plate, teapot, & bowl > TwentyTwentyOne, Saaga jar > Pentik, Coffee Table II > Ariele Alasko.

You can also click through to see these items on my Pinterest board.

I hope you appreciate the struggle I had not to include Moomins anywhere.



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4 responses to “Archipelago Living >> Curated Collection

  1. Adore this collection you’ve put together. The spoons especially, think you’ve just solved my christmas shopping for someone in my family so thank you very much. I loved the sound of what inspired this too. x

  2. Gwynne

    This is great! My boyfriend’s family was hosting a couple Finnish girls a few weeks back, and they made us karelian pies! Sort of an unexpected taste, but very good!

  3. Very artistic blog you have here, thanks a lot for the post! πŸ™‚

  4. Iva

    Gorgeous finds, I loved your description of the moonlit boat trip.

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