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Lisa Bengtsson for Save The Children

May 6, 2011

Some of Sweden’s most prominent designers have made products for your home for Save The Children, and one of my favorite designers, Lisa Bengtsson, has a new collection of wallpaper, textiles and posters created especially for their design shop. The sweet doggy patterns that you see below are from the Tillsammans collection (which means Together in Swedish) and shows dachshunds from around the world.

Lisa Bengtsson for Save The Children

As mentioned, these products are in cooperation with Save the Children and show six illustrations depicting dachshunds from around the world with hats and hairstyles to symbolize different nationalities. The illustrations are exclusively designed for Save the Children and are available only in their design shop. I like to know that when I buy something beautiful for my home that I am supporting such a worthwhile cause — to protect and save little ones against violence and sexual assault and to invest in their future by ensuring that they receive a proper education in Sweden and in other parts of the world.

Lisa Bengtsson for Save The Children

Lisa Bengtsson for Save The Children

I love seeing good design being used to promote and support something so important and to own something that I know supported children in need makes the item, for me at least, so much more valuable and gives me a genuine emotional connection to it. Design with heart. With soul. With intention that goes beyond personal gain.

I believe that our possessions should have positive associations (or else what’s the point in owning them?) and any design item created for such a worthy cause would definitely make it even more cherished and special in my home. Do you agree?

Thank you Helena from Room and Serve for writing to me about this today!

(images: lisa bengtsson/save the children)

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18 Comments

  • Reply Marlene May 6, 2011 at 11:35 am

    Oh how CUTE! :-) I absolutely know two friends who will go NUTS about it! :-)

  • Reply tinajo May 6, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    It´s a lovely collection and I like the good cause behinde it. :-)

  • Reply European Chic May 6, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    I totally agree that any item created for a worthy cause makes it even more special and worthy. The dachshunds had me sold straight away. I love dogs!

    Now I wished someone (anyone out there?) would be inspired to create designs with Spanish Waterdogs, my dog of choice!

    Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply suprlipopette May 6, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    How beautiful !

  • Reply meenal @ maison marigold May 6, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    That’s a lovely cause..I absolutely adore the look on the dog’s face..priceless!! have a lovely day, holly.. i would love you to visit my daughter’s room on my blog when you have a moment! xx meenal

  • Reply rhianne May 6, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    how cute, I definitely agree about the positive associations too!

  • Reply Tracey Chalk May 6, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    So great to see different wallpapers out there.

  • Reply mandy keener May 6, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    This makes me giddy! Love this & such a great cause. thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Amelia@ Wind Chimes May 6, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    This is the true essence of “Decorating for a Cause”.

    The Save the Children program should be emulated here in the US. We can help a lot of underprivileged and homeless children.

    Kudos to Lisa Bengtsson and her effort to help those who are in need.

  • Reply China Carnella May 6, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    Great decor pics as usual. I also really love it when bloggers get a little bit personal. It is always nice to know that people are human and I feel it rounds out a blog to a more wholesome level. Congratulations on your success!

  • Reply Jayne May 7, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    This is the cutest thing EVER! I love the story behind it too! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Helena ROOM and serve May 8, 2011 at 8:34 am

    Ohhh … :)))

  • Reply whorange May 9, 2011 at 9:31 am

    these are amazing! and for such a great cause, too. thanks, holly!

  • Reply Eloisa May 12, 2011 at 7:56 am

    Haha, this is too funny!
    I love dogs and dachshunds are lovely for their stoic expression.
    Made me smile :)

  • Reply citta design May 19, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    anything which puts a smile on our faces, while helping a worthy cause gets a big tick from us!

  • Reply Rachel June 5, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    This is so amazingly wonderful! How do you order though! I don’t see anywhere in English. My Swedish is pretty rusty… LOL :)
    Thanks for sharing this!
    Rachel

  • Reply Holly 2 June 14, 2011 at 12:26 am

    We love Lisa Bengtsson too, and you can find her new Tillsammans wallpaper and posters here.

  • Reply Juliette Reid October 12, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Where do I find this wallpaper?

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