Bim Eriksson: What's mine is yours
Bim Eriksson, a Stockholm-based graphic novelist and artist. Born in 1991, Eriksson made her mark on the publishing scene in 2016 with her debut book. But it was Eriksson's 2021 graphic novel, "Baby Blue," that cemented her place in the cultural zeitgeist. Set in a dystopian society that bans expressions of failure, grief, and mental illness. Her illustrations have graced the pages of numerous Swedish publications, as well as prestigious venues such as The Museum of Modern Art in Stockholm, Botkyrka Konsthall, and the Accademia di belle arti di Bologna.
Sharing is caring
The communal storage room is a brilliant example of Swedish-inspired shared spaces. The once dull and uninspiring storage area has been transformed into a vibrant, multi-purpose room that tenants can use for a variety of activities. Equipped with tools, extra furniture, and foldable tables, the idea is to enable neighbours to easily borrow items for gatherings and parties, to help them save space and money while also fostering a stronger sense of community. This flexible space is adorned with wood and plants and provides an opportunity to host events such as dinners, play dates, and yoga classes, or even organise clothes swap events.
Made for the many
The BLODLÖNN mirror can be set up as wall of mirrors to create an optical illusion, making the space appear larger than it is, like creating an illusion of the table's length beyond the wall.
The IVAR shelves are another smart design feature, facilitating easy borrowing and returning of items to their original spot. The communal storage wall helps to keep everything organised, from tables and suitcases to board games and tools, promoting a culture of sharing and reducing unnecessary consumption.
The NORDEN foldable tables provide flexibility, allowing the space to transform into a gym or yoga studio in just a minute, or a playfield for kids in the building. The tables can be extended or folded away to suit different activities, and can be borrowed for various occasions, such as workshops, birthday parties, or dinners. They can also serve as an extra workspace and kitchen for party preparation, with dinnerware, glasses, and bowls available for communal use