Karin and Camilla

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Karin Eriksson and Camilla Engman have a new collaboration:

"To mark our ten year anniversary as friends, we – illustrator Camilla Engman and ceramicist Karin Eriksson have created a set of cups in Karin's design with Camilla's illustrations on them. The cups come in a beautiful handcrafted paper box. We haven’t made a limited edition this time, but if you want the cups to arrive in time for Christmas you shouldn’t wait too long."

It's time for some fika!

Above is a spread from the book that I published all about Camilla Engman. It's from 2009 but still oh so inspiring. The Suitcase Series: Camilla Engman is available in the UPPERCASE shop — just 144 copies left of this gorgeous book. Here's the video I made from my wonderful trip to Scandinavia to visit Camilla:

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A thrilling moment, to see UPPERCASE so prominently featured in Kinokinuya's New York store.

A thrilling moment, to see UPPERCASE so prominently featured in Kinokinuya's New York store.

 Kinokinuya. For those of you who have been to one of their US locations, the name is enough to conjure visions of book heaven and washi-tape wishes. I go to their San Francisco store anytime I'm in that city and I've been to the Seattle location, too... but NYC is now top on my list... why? Because I got to see UPPERCASE magazine amongst all the amazing books that I admire and covet. A dream come true.

And here is The Suitcase Series: Camilla Engman translated into Japanese and published by Graphic-sha! It was nestled with all my favourite Japanese lifestyle books and looked right at home. The Suitcase Series was inspired by these sorts of Japanese books (that I can't read, mind you!) and so it has come full circle to see this book and Dottie Angel translated for a Japanese audience.

And here is The Suitcase Series: Camilla Engman translated into Japanese and published by Graphic-sha! It was nestled with all my favourite Japanese lifestyle books and looked right at home. The Suitcase Series was inspired by these sorts of Japanese books (that I can't read, mind you!) and so it has come full circle to see this book and Dottie Angel translated for a Japanese audience.

let's get Belinda from Australia to Sweden!

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Le's all help Belinda Kemp (she's in Australia) get to Camilla Engman's Art Camp (she's in Sweden) this May. Belinda, whom many of you might know online as Gretchenmist, is a talented artist and surface designer. She has made it through a rough year and is looking forward to a creative retreat. She has launched a crowd funding campaign to assist in the costs of this journey. Belinda writes:

"Some of you may know that 2012 was a particularly difficult year for me {in a nutshell: long treatment for breast cancer and separation from my husband, who left half way through the year of treatment} and I'm pretty keen to put all of that behind me and make some life changes and new beginnings. So I'm off to Goteborg, Sweden to attend the Camilla Engman Art Camp in May 2013. This Art Camp has given me a positive goal to work towards and focus on throughout my treatment and the time has now come for me to undertake the journey."

Read more and make a pledge over here. The images above are available from Belinda's Etsy shop.

Wish you could go on your own visit to Camilla's part of the world? The Suitcase Series: Camilla Engman is monograph about Camilla's artwork, creative inspiration and lifestyle that we published a few years ago. Belinda features it throughout her video. Available in our shop!