A few weeks back, I found a flyer on the tram for an upcoming design market, organized by a collective who go by the name of Designkollegorna.
This design market was on tredjelånggatan which is a very funky, arty little area, so I knew it would be worth checking out!
The only problem was how to get there, as it happened to be on the same day as Göteborgsvarvet...
This is a massive event, and this year there was 75,000 people running or walking in the half marathon one way or another!
I had to ride the long way around town, to find a spot where I could get through to the other side... as it turned out, the only way to get across was to run with the flow with my bike for a bit!
There were lots of people sitting on the sidelines, clapping and cheering everyone along.
A brass band playing outside the Röhsska museum on Vasagatan, and at one point I got stuck behind a 10 person bike!
And, just when you thought it couldn't get any more exciting, there were a couple of fighter jets zooming overhead too!
Well, I finally made it to the house of win win, what a cool place!!
(I love discovering awesome little corners of Gothenburg like this)
I was very impressed with the creativity and products for sale, and had a nice chat with a few of the lovely folk there.
here's a link to her website with some more of her work.
I loved the frames she'd chosen for her paintings, and if I had a job right now, I would not hesitate to buy, probably this one!
Another favourite, was Linn Bjelkne who does wonderful things with winebottles.
Not only does she re-purpose the bottles in to a new product, but one bottle becomes 3 different things all in one! Flower vase, candle holder and a drinking glass. So simple, so genious!
Here's some more awesomeness by Åsa Norberger.
I had a good chat with too with Gotheburg based New Yorker Kurt Lightner about the many words which cross over between Swedish and English and mean totally different things... Once again I wish I had the money to purchase a few of his prints!
Over all it was a very inspiring day and got me thinking about what I might be able to contribute to the designmarknad next year!?