The multi talanted couple Charlotte Öström and Rikard Gartmyr spend almost all of their time together: The live together with their children Alice, 5 yrs, and Karl, 6 yrs, in a house in Bromma, Sweden. They also run the company CharlieCharlie together. A company that is all about stop motion animation, character design and illustration. With big clients like MSN and Greenpeace and the Swedish Postoffice they do really good for themselves. And all is produced in the basement of the house.
After they have taken their kids to school and daycare, in the morning, they return home, make themselves a cup of coffee and go downstairs to the studio basement and start working. And of course the dog Arne tags along to the cool basement where he has his own little nest. The basement, however, will not be covered by this slideshow, I will post it in a separate slide.
The house is built in 1937, designed by Edvin Engström. This family moved in 2004 to find the house in very good shape. The person living there before them was actually the daughter of the original builder of the house. Underneath the linoleum carpet they found beautiful wooden flooring in perfect condition. All the walls got a fresh coat of white and the kitchen was left untouched. The bathroom, however, got redone and the garden needed a loving hand.
Like myself this couple like to buy a lot of toys for themselves, not only for the kids. They seem to love Tim Burton, who´s characters are found all over the house.
But best of all is this family´s passion to create and build things and that is seen all over this house.
Like the customized i phone docking station that Rikard made out of an old transistor radio. Or the wooden R2D2 or the amazing tree house in the garden. I was so inspired by this creative couple and I think you will be to.
Click the image below for the whole slideshow or the small thumbnails for single photos.
Related posts: CharlieCharlie´s dollhouse click here! Rikard´s brother and family´s visit AprillAprill click here! And Studio-basement sooon here!