As a lover of Danish Modernism I was delighted to discover this video featuring the home of Danish architect and furniture designer Finn Juhl. Located in the Danish town of Charlottenlund (just north of Copenhagen), Juhl’s home is a textbook example of his architecture and furniture design.
I discovered the work of Mads Berg last week through the excellent Grain Edit. Mads is a Danish illustrator who is influenced by classic poster art and the Art Deco. His work features a wonderful blend of crisp modernist forms and beautiful faded hues, and his illustrations pay homage to the golden age of poster design in the best possible way.
Saddle is a beautiful prototype chair designed by Norwegian designers Christoffer Angell, Oyvind Wyller and Simen Aarseth as part of their collective Angell, Wyller & Aarseth. Released last year, the trio rather accurately describe the chair as being modest and friendly, and highlight how solid it is but also the softness of the chairs nest-like design.
For some reason Smith Westerns’ single “Varsity” passed me by last March on its release. Fortunately the Chicago indie rockers have followed it up with a brand new video and I’m now in love with the track. Filled with youthful swagger and a jangly pop sensibility, the song is a joyful celebration of young love and the perfect soundtrack to your summer.
You’re All Just Jealous of My Jetpack is the title of a new book by the British cartoonist Tom Gauld. Over the last eight years Gauld has been creating a weekly cartoon for The Guardian and this beautiful hardback book is a compendium of many of his best works. Released through the Canadian publishers Drawn and Quarterly, the book features plenty of cartoons which havn’t been seen outside of the UK before.