Competition Time: Black is the happiest colour..

We thought it was high time for another Instagram competition…

To make it even more desirable for you we’ve teamed up with our Brighton fashion friends at Our Daily Edit on a subject close to both our hearts: the colour black.

It’s versatility, desirability and timeless elegance in fashion and interiors never ceases to amaze. All very good reasons why it is the topic of our Instagram competition..

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Here’s how you enter:

1. Follow us @futureandfound and @ourdailyedit on Instagram.

2. Take a photo of your favourite black thing. This could be anything at all (the more creative the better)..

3. Mention @futureandfound and @ourdailyedit in your description and use #blackisthehappiestcolour

On Friday 26th September, together with Our Daily Edit we will jointly choose our favourite photo and that person will receive a Black Dot Mug, handmade by Camilla Engdahl, worth £20 from us and a Black Leather Clip, by the London based brand Moxham, worth £30 from Our Daily Edit..

Good luck and get snapping!

Image credits from top left; noir-chic, vorstin, united colours of black, habitual bliss.

 

Design shops in Stockholm..

We recently went to Formex, the largest show of Nordic interior design, held at the Stockholmsmässan in Stockholm.

As lovers of Scandinavian design this show was right up our street. It was also a great chance for us to meet a couple of the suppliers that we work with, it’s always nice to put a face to a name. A couple of our favourite exhibitors at the show were Camilla Engdahl, Oy Oy and House Doctor.

The show was excellent so we discovered lots of exciting new product. But as first time visitors to Stockholm, what we were really struck by during the trip was the stylish design of the city. Even something as simple and unassuming as a bread shop was a design lovers dream.

We loved the over-sized industrial lamps hanging over the counter top and the large industrial trays that displayed the bread. If only all bakeries looked like this!

If you are ever in Stockholm be sure to visit Fabrique Bakery in Södermalm. If you can’t quite make it to Stockholm you’ll be pleased to hear there is also a Fabrique on Geffrye Street in Shoreditch. We’ll definitely be paying them a visit.

The aptly named REGN (which translates as rain in Swedish) is a shop devoted to handmade raincoats and wellington boots. We loved the confident simplicity of the shop and the stylish black benches outside.

There are so many small design details to spot around the city..

We particularly liked the simple but bold visual merchandising in Granit, a shop that sells brilliant monochromatic basics.

We might have to invest in a label maker! A great way of grouping and pricing all the small things..

Always on the lookout for a creative use of crates.

But our favourite shop had to be Grandpa which sells mens clothing and lifestyle accessories. They had a great mix of vintage and new and used unassuming industrial vintage pieces creatively as fixtures to display their product..

We loved the thoughtful and ingenious way they display their product; balancing bags and shoes on oversized metal letters or using a vintage chest plan to store product. The balance between old and new was perfect and is something we strive to achieve at Future and Found.

Have you been to Stockholm? Which shops, cafes or spaces did you love?

Giddy with Geometrics…

We have found our perfect range of ceramics. Very round, white, simple and tactile and as an added bonus they also have large geometric shapes adorning their surfaces. They must have been made in Future and Found heaven.

They were in fact made by the very talented Camilla Engdahl. A ceramic artist based in Central Sweden. Most of her work is made by herself, by hand in her studio. Camilla trained at the School of Design and Crafts in Gothenburg and has worked daily with design and utilitarian ceramics since she graduated in 1996.

Camilla wants her products to spread joy through their pleasant touch and playfulness. We can vouch for the joy that we experienced when unwrapping our first order from her. There were epic amounts of joy.

Our Deep Grey Triangle Bowl is perfect for many purposes from a generous utensil pot to a cosy home for your favourite plant life.

Our Lidded Ceramic Pots come with a black circle or grey triangle pattern, their size makes them ideal for use in the kitchen.Perfect for stowing away dry foodstuffs of all shapes and sizes.

The whole range is pretty perfect. Needless to say we think we may have found our dream mug. Take a look at the whole collection..