Saturday, February 06, 2010

Fika with Filippa


We swedes really know how to "fika" Fika means having coffee and we drink a lot of coffee...I think only finland drinks more. You can´t enter a swedish home without get the question if you want coffee before you take your shoes of ( onother habit of ours)

When I grew up the coolest thing you could have was jeans from "Gul och Blå" ( Yellow and blue as in the swedish flag) and I can recall trying to duplicate the topstitching of their jeans in my early sewing days, especially the Marilyn jeans front pockets with a little point with a button on was my favourite. The company does not excist any more but their daugter grew up and became a designer too. She owns the label Filippa K and as a "sidekick" she does china and I collect the espresso mugs. There are ordinary coffeemugs and bowls too. Not only are the shape of the mugs super, there are new patterns coming out, the one to the right are from last year and are inspired by the charms of a bracelet and my favourite the netted lace to the right are so beautiful and looks so much better on the smaller cups. There´s also a net like tuille as well as some more grafic designs

2 comments:

Annika said...

Very cool! I collect Baileys Irish Cream coffee cups from 1996...I am embarrassed to say I have well over 60 of them now... too many. Maybe I can build a house from all of them...

karin said...

I know what Baileys is, belive me! but I never heard of coffe mugs!