Auctions, collaborations and Christmas decoration shopping this cyber week

Published 12/11/2022
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Pieces of an Extraordinary Life

The author’s IBM Wheelwriter 5 Typewriter.
Celine Spring/Summer Campaign 2015.

If you have ever dreamt of owning a piece of Didion’s life, the time is now. On Wednesday, Nov. 16 not-so-ordinary pieces from the extraordinary life of Joan Didion, who passed away last year, are being auctioned off. And what’s on the table will not disappoint any fan, whether they are biased toward Didion as the acclaimed author or towards Joan as the cult style icon.

Didion at her Hollywood home. Image Netflix.

Didion’s California beach pebble collection is up for auction Nov 16.

The 224-item catalogue thus includes both high and low from Didion’s art collection, books, furniture and fashion. Highlights include Didion’s California beach pebble and seashell collection, a portrait of the icon and her daughter taken by celebrated Annie Leibovitz, blank notebooks, a Cartier desk clock and, last but not least, a pair of oversized CELINE shades – the very symbol of Didion’s legendary wardrobe.

Didion by Henry Clarke.
A precious collection of pebbles and seashells.
Image courtesy of Everett/Shutterstock.

Go bid for a good cause: proceeds from the sale will benefit patient care and research of Parkinson’s and other movement disorders at Columbia University and a Sacramento City College scholarship for women in literature.

On Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 11 a.m., Stair Galleries in Hudson.

Dusty Deco x Pernille Teisbaek

The Collaboration of the Year is here: Dusty Deco’s iconic The Arco Lounge Chair is now reinterpreted by evenly iconic Danish creative Pernille Teisbaek. The result is a true win-win situation, mirroring a long and close relationship between Pernille and Lina and Edin, founders of the interior destination Dusty Deco, available online and on-site in Mallorca. The seating furniture is by perfection Pernille’s Scandinavian style transformed into a piece of contemporary furniture. An object crafted in a Zebra print fabric, Nubuck leather, beech and plywood that will age with grace and will have great potential to become one of the classics of our time.

The Arco Lounge Chair by Pernille Theisbaek.
The style icon in her Copenhagen home.

“I am so happy with the result, and can’t wait for it to be placed in amazing homes.”

Pernille Teisbaek in conversation with Dusty Deco.

All chairs are individually numbered. Image courtesy Dusty Deco.

Christmas Top 3

With winter time left behind us (as well as sneak premie for saffron buns) stores on and offline are now ready to welcoming us with open arms to Christmas 2022. This is Hobnob’s top 3 places to visit for Christmas decoration shopping. Be sure that when you read this we’ve already filled our baskets to the brim with sparkling ornaments and ordered a 8-foot extra dense Christmas tree for doorstep delivery. Ho ho ho hurry!

Svenskt Tenn

A Mythical Christmas has finally come to Svenskt Tenn. We’re promised to experience a magical holiday season filled with Christmas treasures, inspired by the lost city of Atlantis – with a side of British Designer and artist Luke Edward Hall. Because Luke is back for the second time at Svenskt Tenn. From dressing some of the most prestigious brands, such as Burberry and Lanvin, in his popping patterns and strong colours, Luke is now ready to dress your very Christmas Tree in his anti-minimalist design. One can expect hand-painted Christmas glass balls, intricate brass objects and interior textiles printed in the to-dye-for ”Coral Diamond Trellis” pattern, taking cues from the treasures of the ocean. Our mouths are already watering. How about yours? 

Coral Diamond Trellis, Christmas 2022
Luke Edward Hall for Burberry 2016. Photo credit Mario Testino.
Hand painted Christmas glass balls.
Intricate brass ornaments.
Table setting at Artilleriet.


Let us celebrate Christmas with Artilleriet! Artilleriet has gained a stellar reputation for its brilliant curation of local and international furniture, objects and textiles showcased in the brand’s amazing Gothenburg boutique and the extensive webshop. 

Artilleriet promises us all warm hugs of candlelights, rich decorations and perfect dinner settings for Christmas. Altogether creating the best conditions for joyful moments together with family and friends. If this is as true as it is said, we’re all for investing in new candles, ornaments, napkins and even a completely new table setting. Welcome extended family, let the celebration begin!

Candles, candles, candles Christmas 2022.

Nordiska Galleriet

If you are weak for kitsch, designer Christmas vibes, 

Nordiska Galleriet is the place to be. This holiday season, the mini department store has created an atmosphere with everything that belongs to a festive Christmas. Glitter en masse, sequin Christmas decorations, embellishments in fireworks colours, quirky Santa clauses and jewellery like Christmas ornaments.

Clearly, Nordiska Galleriet has also put a lot of effort and imagination into creating gift guides out from price points. A very smart idea for everyone with great taste on a budget, big or small. 

Gift guide deluxe.
Good taste Christmas gift ideas.
Christmas Campaign 2022 styled by Linn Eklund. Image courtesy Nordiska Galleriet.

Published 12/11/2022

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