12 maj 2015

NEW IN________________ !

Clear lines, brass, elegant, unique and something to display with my magazines and books was my the thoughts when I designed this magazine holder. And now finally It will be released to the shop on Thursday. Hurray!

9 maj 2015

MY LONDON _____________

It’s starting to become a yearly tradition for me to go to London during springtime. And this time I discovered a few lovely spots.
I always choose the hotel carefully when I travel, since a nice place to stay matters when it comes to the total impression of the trip.
That’s why I chose La Suite West Hotel, which is located in the centre of London (at 41-51 Inverness Terrace). It definitely lived up to my expectations! It’s a calm and clean hotel with a minimalistic approach. The food was amazing, and the breakfast generous. The room I stayed in was well planned, with the most amazing bathroom all covered in marble…!

A few shops I would recommend, if you’re interested in interior design, is of course Selfridges. They have a Nordic department, with a great supply of established as well as upcoming designers.
Another store I really liked is Dark Room. The have a selection of graphic products, but they also sell others design that matches their graphic concept.

If you like chocolate, which I definitely do, you must pay a visit at Mast Brothers, London’s chocolate makers. It is a simply beautiful store, and you can watch the (delicious!) chocolate being made behind glass. The chocolate truffles are delicately cut in straight lines, which you all know I’m crazy about…

Also, Aesop is always lovely to visit. You recognize their concept even if their stores look creative. These pictures are taken from the store at Russel Square.
The store Monologue opened relatively recently. I think it’s a fresh addition to the interior stores in London, with a mixed style of Tom Dixon and Hay.
Another tip is the Victoria & Albert museum, which is the world’s greatest museum of art and design. At the moment they are presenting an exhibition about Alexander McQueen, which I’ve heard is really good, but unfortunately I missed it since you need to book tickets a few months ahead.
Finally, the best way to explore London, I think, is to pick a few areas and walk around at an easy pace, and of course, take time to drink many cups of coffee in beautiful surroundings. 

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31 mars 2015

SHADOW BLUE __________ that something

I said it before and I will say it again. Sometimes you only need to do some small changes to add something new to your home. 
I had wanted for a long time to paint our living room with a darker color but since we move this summer there was no point to start now. But instead, I tested a dark color on our square wooden pot and the shelves and suddenly I've got it. Something new.

Colour from my favorite, Jotun Lady Pure Color ( skuggblå) color code. 4629 /S5005-R80B

27 mars 2015

NEW ___________ pink stairs

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Sometime design just happens!
This photo was taken a cold winter day during a casual walk in Stockholm and I just stumbled upon this staircase. I fell completely in love with its simplistic lines and the pale color.

The photograph is printed now with the highest Dmax (gamut) on a carefully selected paper made of 100% cotton, to get the precise smooth surface and colors I was looking for.
Each architectural print is now signed and available in the shop as a limited edition, hope you'll like it as much as I do! To the shop here annaleena.se

18 mars 2015

S P R I N G !

Spring came early this year to Sweden, the sun has been shining all week long - 
and it definitely needs to be celebrated :
We're offering free delivery all over Scandinavia on all purchases, including then news, in the shop!

Please feel free to visit www.annaleena.se . The delivery will be free 'til Sunday

5 mars 2015

MY WORK ____________ la petite mag + diy

Finally is the latest issue of la petite magazine out in stores! It is their third issue in print, and I'm so happy that I've been honored to make an interior article for them again.
To this issue I styled a petit room for babies in calm and sober colors.
As a DIY I made a storage of plywood to hang on the wall, with small cases to put necessary every day items in. You can read the whole DIY in the latest issue of la petite magazine by ordering your copy here.

photo/styling/Annaleena Leino-Karlsson
styling assistent/ Emmie Bjernvinge

24 februari 2015

MODERNA BAD ________________________________________

Todays blog post is a sneak peek from my cooperation with the Moderna bad, a company specializing in renovating bathrooms. Together we've developed and updated their profile, by doing a makeover in their showroom as well as creating a new logotype. You can also see my clothing rail rectangle in the showroom, which I've attached to the ceiling by using a black chain this time.

I'll let you know more about this project in short!

4 februari 2015

STYLING ___________ Ylva Skarp SS15

Here is my latest styling for my dear friend and colleague Ylva Skarp. The prints are now launched on her web site here. 

9 januari 2015

NEW WORK_______________________ stenhuggardottern

I've been loving these candleholders by Stenhuggardottern for quite a while, so to start off the new year with a photoshoot of them is just perfect. I'm a fan of the design: the shapes as well as the use of material - limestone from Öland and marble from Carrara. 

Thank you Friday for bringing out some sunshine. Its fascinating what a few beams can do with us people! Happy weekend to you all!

23 december 2014

THANK YOU 2014 ____________________ AND MERRY X-MAS!

Every year at the end of the year I usually sump up the year and make plans to the next.
2014 has been an exciting year! Some of my highlights from it are the collaborations with Blooc, Habitat, Scandic and Opus Clothing.  And of course my move to Stockholm.

I'm so happy about the opportunity I've had to get in touch with so many brilliant people during the year, and the creativity that has come out of it. I'm also really thankful to all you bloggers and customers that appreciate and encourage my styling and design! Makes me so happy, always. 

We (my assistant Emmie and I ;)) are excited about what next year has in store: collaborations with new and old friends, fresh new design and a lot of creativity! 

But before 2015 starts, let's enjoy this Christmas, have some time off and love on the ones we are lucky to have in our lives.

Happy holidays to you all!
And I'll see you in January..