Wednesday, February 6, 2013

My weekend in Stockholm part 2 - The Design Tour + Give Away!

Hej vänner! I'm back to post about my weekend in Stockholm part 2. After the Meet the Blogger event on saturday, it was time for the Stockholm Design Tour on sunday. In this post I'll tell you about the shops we visited. And at the end of the post there's a little give away!

STOCKHOLM DESIGN TOUR
We gathered at the hotel lobby at the Scandic Grand Central at 13.00hrs. There we received our first goody bag with a lovely pillow cover from ELCE Stockholm the lifestyle brand for home accessories of the fabulous Tiina - who organized the Design Tour and was our guide for the day. After that we were off to walk through a very very cold Stockholm to visit the first stop of the day: 
Bemz - a Swedish textile brand specializing in covers for Ikea chairs and sofa's. 
The team of the Bemz store gave us a warm welcome with hot drinks and typical Swedish pastry! They  presented us with a sneak peak at their newest products to be launched later that week: their collection of bedspreads and pillow covers. 
Starting february 7th the products will available via the Bemz shop. And the great thing is, you get to mix & match and pick & choose from all the different fabrics for your bedding.  

Lotta Agaton
And then is was time for the highlight of the Design Tour: a stop at the shop of Lotta Agaton! Lotta is a world known interior stylist and all of us interior and decor bloggers know her and her work, and probably have blogged about her more then once! So, imagine our excitement when we learned we were visiting her shop! 
The shop is usually only open on thursdays, but Lotta opened her shop this sunday especially for us! We were a large group, so in no time the shop was bursting out of its seams with bloggers all trying to take great shots of the shop - which was nearly impossible with all the people crammed up in there. 
Above is the lovely Lotta herself talking to one of the bloggers. The shop is also her office space where she works and creates.  
One of the products for sale at the Lotta Agaton shop. Check out my Instagram page for more images


Svenskt Tenn
Our third stop of the day brought us to Svenskt Tenn - the store of the prestigious Swedish interior design label. 
Established in 1924, Svenskt Tenn is one of the oldest brands in Sweden. The label produces home accessories but is specialized in elegant and very bold patterns.  
Svenskt Tenn is an exclusive label that only retails in a few shops in the world. And it's exclusivity is apparent in the prices. That pillow above is about 180 euro's! Not even kidding! 
And although the designs of Svenskt Tenn are not quite my cup of tea, it was quite nice to visit the store and to learn about this classic label. 

Design Torget
We were a bit behind schedule, so we didn't get to go to NK, the exclusive department store. So we went straight to our last stop: DesignTorget! It is like a market place for affordable and unique design items. I had been at the shop already the friday before and had bought some cool things! 
The people at Design Torget welcomed us with champagne and a goody bag (image below). They had invited two of their designers Sergels Torg and Olle Eksel to be there and to talk to us about the designs they did for the store. 


GIVE AWAY
Sharing is caring! And since I care about you, my readers, I'm sharing! Remember at the beginning of the post I told you we received a goody bag from Bemz? Well in it were these two lovely little cases in two different patterned fabrics by Bemz. 
And I am giving them away! Yes, you can win these two cute little purses! What do you have to do? Like Mocca & Me on Facebook, follow on twitter or Pintrest and leave a comment on this post. I'll select one winner from all of you who commented and I'll be announcing the winner on monday here on Mocca & Me! 

Tomorrow part 3, the final post about my weekend in Stockholm. The last one, I promise ;-)


All images shot by me (with iPhone and edited with either Instagram or Camera+).

4 comments:

  1. What a lovely post and lovely pictures! So glad you enjoyed your weekend in Stockholm. Lotta Agaton's store really looks amazing, have to go there one thursday.

    You took a beautiful picture of our pastry/Fika-table (swedish word fika; to have a coffee brake, usually with some buns/pastry, and maybe some nice company, works like a verb and a noun). Could I borrow it to show one of the contributors to the goodie bag, Biofood ?

    Sara from Bemz
    sara[at]bemz[dot]com

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  2. Hi Sara, sure you can use the photo! No problem.

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  3. dear! I'm glad you enjoyed the tour :) I see you soon again I hope!

    xo tiina

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