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Lotta Jansdotter's Handmade Living: A Fresh Take on Scandinavian Style [Hardcover]

Lotta Jansdotter
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29 Oct 2010
As a bonus, the book includes 4 stencil pages and 12 perforated double-sided recipe cards featuring classic Scandinavian recipes. SALES HANDLE: Lotta fans worldwide will go crazy over Handmade Living, her new book that offers a rare glimpse to her home life and showcases her completely fresh take on Classic Scandinavian style DISTINCTIVE: Not your average home decor book, Handmade Living has a very personal touch from a very famous designer. It features lots of decorating tips, family recipes, Scandinavian traditions, lifestyle advice, and practical extras like recipe cards and stencils. This is the real Lotta. TREND/CONSUMER: This book is for Lotta's huge network of fans -- the 47,000 people who bought her Simple Sewing book, plus all of her clients and buyers across the globe. Now more than ever, people are incorporating the handmade into their homes and lives. This book speaks to that trend with craft projects, recipes, and tips for great finds. FOREIGN POTENTIAL: Lotta's products are sold in Canada, New Zealand, Sweden, Japan, Spain, the UK, and New Zealand. Her previous books have sold in France, Germany, Spain, Finland, and China, among other countries. VALUE: Handmade Living is full of fun extras: DIY craft projects, 12 perforated double-sided recipe cards at back, four stencil pages, and beautiful color photographs. NOTABLE AUTHOR: Lotta is a celebrity in the crafting community. Her built-in international fan base will come to this. Lotta's fabrics are sold worldwide in hundreds of specialty retailers. She is also the new spokesperson for Rowenta, an international company that creates quality home appliances such as irons and steam manufacturers. Their products are sold in major retailers across the globe including Bed Bath and Beyond. RELEVANT SALES INFO -- Our accounts are already familiar with Lotta Jansdotter's name. Her other books have performed well (see 'Comparable Sales Info') and her gift line has been hugely successful for us (Sticky Notes, Stationery Box, Flowers Journal, Grass Journal, Address Book, Box of Labels, Postcard Box). In addition, Lotta's Japanese lifestyle books are very popular -- time to give it a go over here!

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  • Hardcover: 172 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books (29 Oct 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811865479
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811865470
  • Product Dimensions: 28.7 x 23.6 x 2.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 203,771 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Lotta Jansdotter Brooklyn, NY Scandinavian-born Lotta Jansdotter is a self-taught designer. She launched her company out of her small San Francisco apartment in 1996, quickly establishing a strong local following. Now she works from her studio in Brooklyn, New York, where she sells her products and designs online and to hundreds of stores across the globe. She has expanded her product line of home accessories to include stationery, cushions, handbags, ceramics, table linens, and more. Her products are sold in 33 US states plus Canada, New Zealand, Sweden, Japan, Spain, the UK, and New Zealand. Visit her online at www.jansdotter.com.

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3.0 out of 5 stars A look around the author's home 18 May 2011
The author has an apartment that she rents in New York. She's done a nice job of decorating it in a Scandianvian style. This is basically her showing you around her apartment.

I bought this for the DIY craft projects mentioned in the description. There are no DIY craft projects in this book. There's a stencil.

There are some interesting-looking Swedish recipes on card in the back though and I like the tear-out presentation of these. I'll be trying them out. But if you want a book of (excellent) projects to make I'd buy the author's Lotta Jansdotter's Simple Sewing instead.
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3.0 out of 5 stars lotta jansdotter handmade living 22 Nov 2010
For how big this book is, there's not really that much in it. There's a lot of nice pictures with a small amount of writing. This shouldn't put you off however as it is a nice book to have and look over again anytime. It's nice that it gives pictures of her home as that it what gives you the ideas. It's also nice to read more about her and sweden and her "swedish" practices. The recipes are a nice touch at the back of the book and i will be trying some of them out.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Lotta Jansdotters Handmade Living 3 Aug 2011
A nicely produced book - not much in depth info, more a visual feast and peek into the home and personal style of Lotta. Fans of her style will find an interesting history of how she set out, but anyone not familiar with her work will probably be inspired to see more of her work after seeing this. All in all a coffee table/browsing pick me up book with craft inspiration & traditional recipes from Lottas homeland, but just don't expect much text, a non essential 'treat' book for curling up with!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Simple Scandivavian Style 21 July 2011
By Alix
This is a lovely book. I really like "owning" it. I dip in and out of it and it always makes me feel good. The retro designs fit nicely into minimalistic contemporary living spaces and it has Scandinavian practicality stamped all over it. Complete with simple stencils and recipe cards at the back. Although it would be a shame to cut them up. Not actually followed up on any of the ideas. In an ideal world..... I imagine it would cost you a fortune to build up a supply of materials mentioned in the Resources section. But some rainy day who knows, although I didn't buy it to actually use as more of a reference/bookshelf book.
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