There is a small village called Spydeberg, in the southern part of Norway. The village symbol is a spear, which refers to “spyd” in the name. It is placed in the park where this photo is taken, a spear against the blue sky. One does not know the exact reason for the name, but Spydeberg is the original name of the rectory, which is located on a hill with several protruding points. It may be these that are compared to spearheads.
However, this symbol is the inspiration for the sweater Spydeberg. The shape of the spear is very suitable for a knitted yoke. And the dark, rusty brown spear towards the blue sky is just beautiful! So, the sweater had to be blue, and the spears brown. The background for the spears is white, to make the contrast outstanding.
Every now and then we all need a fresh start. To make room for something new to grow, and to find another perspective. To make new beginnings. Maybe the first steps are hesitant. Maybe the direction not yet is clear. But there is movement, a sign of will.
After the second world war there was an urge among people to move forward and leave the past behind. In the northern part of Norway there still are some traces from that time, like this rusty old barbed wire.
A design inspired of new beginnings
This design is called Spire, which is Norwegian for sprout. It has got colours from both the nature and the rusty barbed wire. The past, the present and the future.
The lines in our lives are easier to see after they are made than along the road. Some of them looks like they were “meant to be”, while other lines were neither planned nor welcomed. Altogether they make the path of our lives and represent experiences that we can use in other situations.
This vest from Aud B is called Linjer. It is Norwegian and refers to the lines in a train track. The idea came one day Aud B was waiting for the tram, and she watched the beauty of the lines, and how similar they look knitted fabric where the technique garter is used.
Both beautiful and scary, and indeed powerful in every meaning of the word, that’s lightning! And it is the symbol of everything that is quick. That is why the sweetest racing car ever has got the name Lightning Mc Queen. The story about him is worth seeing for grownups as well as kids. It is easy to recognize the different type of characters and relate them to people one meet during a lifetime.
This car was the inspiration to the hat and neck warmer called Lightning. Of course the colours are different, and the symbols have another shape, but the idea started with Mc Queen, and the world around him. And that is good. Because those garments will help you to stay warm at cold winter days.
It is not easy to say, but fact is that there are a lot of designs where a football is some part of it. Somehow designers all over the world find inspiration in this item. Of course, there is a lot of clothing decorated with footballs, but one will find them at curtains, blankets, bedclothes, party stash, boxes, wallpaper, pencils, and other school materials as well. And much more.
Maybe the football represents something we like to be identified with. It does certainly signal activity and joy, but also movement and mastering, not to mention development.
Footballs at the kid’s sweater Ballmotiv 1
For this sweater Ballmotiv 1, the inspiration was most of all the joy in a child’s face, when playing with a ball. To see how much fun a child has in just watching a ball bouncing.