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Lotta Jansdotter & Kobo Candles

 

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I have had the best time collaborating with Kobo Candles, so crazy good to work with inspiring, kind, creative and simply awesome people. AND I think we made a rather splendid candle collection together too! Eight Scented Candles and six match boxes to match. In stores soon… Come and visit us this Thursday night, November 6th! We’ll be stamping and writing postcards and chatting, of course, at Kikkerland shop, 493 6th Avenue, N.Y. Lotta

Listen to a Lotta Jansdotter podcast!

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I recently chatted with Stephanie from Sewciety about all things textiles! Listen in here to learn how I got started and what keeps me going. We also talk about my newest fabric collection called Follie which will be available in stores mid-November.

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So, where to start?

 

It’s a really good Friday morning here in my Brooklyn studio. I have been back in my studio for a few weeks now, settled in again. Every summer I pack up lots of stuff and my 7-year old kid for my yearly summer sabbatical back home to Scandilands. We run barefoot most of the time, but swim more than we run actually, and unplug from most media for weeks. We are now recharged and thrilled to immerse ourselves in this crazy town Brooklyn again. I have started taking ukulele classes (which is very hard it turns out) and I am back to the ceramic studio again which I have missed greatly.

Talking about learning new things, and making things with your hands: I am so stoked to be traveling to many cool places in the next year; learning new crafts and teaching color and design (together with you?) -weaving in Oaxaca, Mexico in February, batiking in South Africa in April and how about a creative nature retreat on Åland in July? ”My” island where I was born and where so much of my inspiration comes from, a place to really immerse myself in nature and breathe… and draw. I am also going to Tokyo this December to teach three workshops … whoop whoop! Please find more information about these workshops on our website. And yes - two workshops in my Brooklyn studio this fall. You can sign up here.


My latest fabric collection “Follie” is now available for stores to order. You will find all the fabrics in your local fabric shop in November. Visit Windham’s site to learn more on how to order yours.


I am delighted to be working with Rizzoli now. I have created a 2015 wall calendar for them, that you can buy here. And our popular hand printed fabric calendar that I make every year for the past 15 years now is on the way to the studio soon…it is just a matter of days now… stay put.


Did you know that I have a whole collection of porcelain? It includes bowls, plates and mugs with my signature patterns and motifs, available in different colors. Find them here.

I will be part of Gowanus Open Studios 18 &19 October. It is a super fun event; I love peeking into creative spaces and seeing processes, discovering new art and design. Please come to my studio and see what I am working on. I will take the opportunity to have a super mega blow out SALE that weekend too. I’ve simply got to do some fall cleaning of a gazillion, fun and creative things that have piled up the past 2 years. Learn more about it here.

This fall you will also find some new lovely Lotta Jansdotter candles, table linens, new canvas totes and rugs and cushions. More about that very soon…

Now I am going to delve back into my book project… my deadline is coming up rather soon.  I am thrilled to be working with Melanie Falick and Abrams this time and this new book will be in stores Fall 2015.

By the way, “Are you going to be my girl” by Jet is a super cool and fun ditty that started my day off on the right track.

So… talk to you soon and as always don’t hesitate to connect. We would love to hear from you!

An Exhibition in my Studio

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Yes, an Exhibition in my studio, DO join us; it would be so nice to see you.

I would like to invite you to my studio here in Brooklyn to meet my fabulous friends and much-talented illustrators Ingela, Maria and Yunmee.

Maria Raymondsdotter and Ingela P Arrhenius are two illustrators that live and work in Stockholm, Sweden and their work is featured in magazines and on products all over Scandinavia, and have also found their way to many other parts of the world.

Yunmee Kyong is a fellow “Brooklyner” and illustrator and she works in various mediums. Come and get familiar with Yunmee’s wonderful birds and other inspiring creations.

Also, here in my studio you will find many Lotta Jansdotter bits and bobs for sale: fabric by the yard, porcelain, totes, paper goods and scrap bags.

We will have an opening reception on Friday evening with LOTS of bubbly cava that we wanna share – come toast spring and the joy of drawing and making with us.

The rest of the memorial weekend we will be here talking shop, sharing our process, brainstorming new ideas and meeting new friends -JOIN US!

FRIDAY MAY 23
4pm – 8pm
SATURDAY MAY 24 & SUNDAY MAY 25
11am – 4pm

Lotta Jansdotter Work+Shop
131 8th St
Brooklyn NY 11231
p: 718 755 9945

To learn more about us please visit:
ingelaparrhenius.com
yunmee.com
raymondsdotter.com

 

Meet Our Intern: Madi

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Hi there, I’m Madi, the intern at Lotta Jansdotter’s studio. I’m from St. Louis, where I’ve been finishing up my degree in graphic design. Last summer, I took one of Lotta’s printmaking workshops, and I loved it so much that I decided to spend my final semester living in Brooklyn to work with Lotta. It has been inspiring to follow along with her creative process. Textiles and surface pattern design are my passion, and this has been a great way to get an inside look at how the industry operates. I’ve been here for about two months already and have had so much fun spending time in the workspace and exploring Brooklyn. Here are a few photos we’ve taken around the studio!

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I have an extensive washi tape collection at home, and I love these tapes with Lotta’s designs.

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Cutting fabric in preparation for an upcoming book project. My dream job! Lotta just released two beautiful fabric collections—Mormor and Sylvia.

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Sorting samples from Lotta’s newly-released rug line. Click here to learn more about the rug collection with Surya.

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Most of these photos are from Lotta’s or my Instagram accounts. We love Instagram! You can tag along on my Brooklyn adventures at @madmadi1210 and get a behind-the-scenes look at day-to-day happenings with Lotta at @lottajansdotter. Thanks for reading!