2 oktober 2015


When both the house and photographs from the house are like masterpiece together.  Brilliant photos from Tineke De Vos for I´ll Granito.

1 oktober 2015


I'm back with Emmie from an amazing week in London! We exhibited at Tent London during the London Design Festival, with a collaboration between ANNALEENA, Ylva Skarp and Lightwork under the name Swedish Hem. You can read more about Swedish hem here. It´s been so exiting, we exhibited our collection RAILS for the first time out of Scandinavia, and the response has been great. Located in the creative Shoreditch, Tent London offered a dynamic mix of up-and-coming designers and established brands, and was inspiring for visitors as well as exhibitors. Here are some pictures from the stand. My visual favorite from Tent London was the café, made of large pipes in paperboard and designed by Helen Hughes studio. Brilliant. 

10 september 2015


Busy days, me and Emmie (my sweetest assistent) are working with our new catalogue for Tent London, new website and other creative assignments. Like with COS and HAY´S new homeware collection, see more about it on my pinterest. But here are our new pictures of our clothing rail collection that we call just RAILS. 

2 september 2015

SWEDISH HEM ________________________

We are the Swedish hem!
Ylva Skarp, Annaleena and Lightwork will be exhibiting together this year at design fair Tent London during the London Design Festival from the 24-27 September 2015. Swedish Hem will present an exquisite selection of home ware products & assessories by designers and studios from Sweden. The objects in Swedish Hem visualize Swedish design, created with the purpose to improve homes both functionally and aesthetically.The aim is to provide first time exposure to the UK market for those selected to show by placing their products in front of 24000 influenital retail buyers, manufacturers and international press.

About Ylva Skarp 
Ylva Sharp was educated at the Roehampton Institute in London, and has worked professionally with calligraphy and design for 15 years. She is currently living in Leksand in Dalarna in a combined residence and studio, which carries clear traces of her characteristic graphic style. This is where she gathers strength and inspiration although her market is now global, and extends far beyond the borders of Sweden. www.ylvaskarp.se
About Ligtwork
Swedish hem is Lightwork’s first step in the UK for the first time ever, Lightwork’s collection of timeless, contemporary lighting luminaires will be shown in the UK, at Tent London during London Design Festival, including novelties for the AW 2015, that just recently were introduced for the press in Sweden, as the first country in Europe. The new series Mirror/Mirror, made solely of crafts nickel will be among the news. Lightwork really look forward to meet design interested people with high demand for quality and style, and a passion for genuine design and craftmanship. More info about Lightwork at www.lightwork.nu or contact our showroom at Bondegatan 21, Stockholm, Sweden at info@ligthwork.nu
About Annaleena
Annaleena Design is based in Stockholm and founded by Annaleena Leino-Karlsson. The belief behind the brand is to create objects as clothing hangers in line with the Scandinavian heritage of simplistic form and light. The items are characterised by Their strong yet timeless shapes, made in raw materials with a focus on genuine craftmanship and quality. Annaleena is the founder of Swedish hem and also media partner with Tent London. www.annaleena.se
See you soon at Tent London for our presentation of the Swedish hem. Hall T 1  stand E25. September 24-27

27 juli 2015

INSPIRATION _____________new house

Our next project in the new house that we are building is to choose tiles to the bathroom and the bathroom interior. And when I stumbled over to Marc Merckxs website I new what direction we would go. What a inspiration!

picture cred. merckxinteriors

21 juli 2015

TENT LONDON ______ call for entries

Swedish Hem - Call for entries

I am so happy to announce that I´ll be working with Swedish Hem at design fair Tent London during the London Design Festival from the 24-27 September 2015.

I will be curating Swedish hem stand and exhibiting with it also my self. Swedish hem will present an exquisite selection of home ware products & assessors by designers and studios from Sweden. 
The aim is to provide first time exposure to the UK market for those selected to show by placing their products in front of 24000 influenital retail buyers, manufacturers and international press.

As Swedish Hem is a new initiative and to encourage participation the participation fee will be less than half the cost of participating independently on a stand in Tent London.
The participation fee is £700 per designer (this will enable the designer to show up to 3 pieces).

Please follow this link https://www.pinterest.com/tentlondon to see other country showcases at Tent London 2015.

Swedish Hem will be promoted by Tent London and will be styled by me Annaleena Leino.

If you would like to participate please email swedishhem@tentlondon.co.uk indicating your interest in participating along with images of the 3 products you would like to show.

8 juli 2015

LA PETITE MAGAZINE ____________ work

My latest work kids room styling for La petite magazine summer issue is out now! You can find also instructions how to do this wall hanging on it. 

/photo/styling Annaleena karlsson

30 juni 2015

INTERIOR _________finnish summer house

I'm especially weak for Finnish homes and interior design, probably since I have my roots in Finland and have been growing up there. During the spring the lovely Finnish stylist and interior blogger Minna Jonas have renovated her summer house in Finland, and I must say I love the result! A calm oasis, modern but still in line with the nature outside. Very Finnish!

Jag är extra svag för finska hem och inredning, troligtvis eftersom jag har finska rötter och är uppvuxen där. Under våren har den fantastiska finska stylisten och inredningsbloggaren Minna Jonas renoverat sitt sommarhus i Finland och jag bara älskar resultatet. En lugn oas där inredningen känns modern, men ändå smälter samman med naturen utanför. Väldigt finskt! 

more picture here / Time of the aquarius

3 juni 2015

WORK ________________ new collab!

I love collaborations. They often result in exciting new products like the collaboration between Modern bad and Stenhuggardottern. They have designed together a hole new serie of accessories for the bathroom in limestone. Stunning. The pictures are photographed and styled by me.

29 maj 2015

GREY __________________________

I just came across these pictures from an absolutely amazing home, called Penthouse V.
It's based on the roof structure of a 1930's cinema, and is a holiday home for a family of seven in Pörtschach, Austria.
I surely wouldn't mind having a holiday home like this!

If you want to read more about it go Destilat. Found via.