A large exhibition, “Wanja Djanaieff and her twenty-two favorite colors” is now shown at Marabouparken art gallery, displaying her work through the ages & confirms her as one of Sweden’s most influential textile designers.
Wanja was born February 1941 & almost completely unknown to most people, but not her patterns. During the 1960s & 70s, she drew hundreds of textile patterns for clothes, furniture & fabrics, which were used & spread all over Sweden.
Her work became known to a wide audience when she designed clothes for the Swedish Olympic team in Munich in 1972. The pattern with yellow crowns on a blue background becomes Djanaieff’s perhaps most famous work.
A handbag that definitely puts a smile on your face. Not sure how practical it is. But still…
Gooseberries – bright in color with thin skin. Who doesn’t remember these from childhood, available in many colours – green, red, white or almost transparent & always included as a snack to the meal – gooseberry cream with milk.
The beauty around us that we sometimes don’t notice. Colours, shapes, vegetation – the arranged flower bed to the overgrown – so inspiring & liberating. Nature’s beauty.