Table Top: Lo at Blästa Henriët
Table Top loves to celebrate creatives who innovate and who better than Lo Blästa from the well-being brand Blästa Henriët?
Since the launch of her brand in 2017, the Swedish born textile designer and print maker has successfully intertwined well-being with style. She keeps inspiration close in the form of notebooks, art, indoor plants and memories of her childhood. And her coffee table gives us an glimpse into how she mixes personal style with positive design. As a sustainable entrepreneur, Table Top asked Lo what makes a special present for Christmas?
The sales of paper notebooks have soared in recent years. We love how they are an intimate and practical way to capture ideas. As a Christmas gift you simply cannot give too many. Although the Blästa Henriët brand is based in London, Loﹸs range of therapeutic wheat bags are in demand across the country. In response to her hectic work schedule, Lo always carries a classic black Moleskin notebook. It acts as a source to record inspiration. She also cherishes a blue journal from Aspinal of London with her initials embossed on it which was “a very thoughtful birthday gift from my brother in law.”
Forgive the pun, but houseplants have growing appeal. Itﹸs difficult to search Instagram or read an interiors magazine without discovering the joys of houseplants. A major plant enthusiast, Lo owns fifteen and surrounds herself with them at home and in her studio. If you are on the hunt for a unique indoor plant for Christmas why not explore the Happy Houseplants.
Treasured Ceramics & Art
Family memories are important to Lo, who grew up in Sweden surrounded by a creativity. One special treasure is a vintage ceramic plate by the revered Swedish designer Mari Simmulson for Upsala Ekeby. She also admires another visionary Swedish, Olle Eksell and his iconic Ögonkakao poster hangs pride of place.
Her bookcase is also treasure trove of visual stimuli. Amongst her informal art collection are images of her grandmother, a Matisse print and the painting 'När Jag Var Liten' by Ingrid Embring. These live alongside a self-portrait by Eva Henriët, an oil painting by Lo and a Frida Kahlo postcard from the 2018 V&A exhibition.
With her entire brand committed to sustainability, Lo is an advocate of making objects that last a lifetime. It is a core belief that Arlo & Jacob shares with her to create once and use an item many times. With Christmas her busiest time of year, Lo believes that quality materials and craftsmanship are in growing demand. She recommends gifts that will help nurture friends and family for the long-term.
Thank you Lo for sharing a little snapshot of your studio with Table Top. Be sure to discover her range of wheat bags and eye pillows at Blästa Henriët for some well-being inspiration.