Interview // Anekdot

Anekdot was created by the Sweden designer Sofie.

Before building her own project, she worked for the talented  Christopher Raeburn, a London based designer. The whole idea of her brand is to source its material from production leftover, end of lines and vintage trimming turning them into something meaningful and beautiful !

Each product has a unique story and is handcrafted individually. The all design process is a challenge and needs a lot of creativity since the design is only based on which material available at any given time.

100% Handmade. Made in Berlin, Germany. 

What are your life essentials--What do you carry with you at all time? 

Phone, cash card, lipstick.
And always wearing/carrying a piece that connects me to my roots i.e a piece of jewellery or garment I had since my childhood or gifted from a relative. 

Who was your most previous text/call to and what about? 

To a dear friend replying about recent adventures and planning where/when we meet next. 

Last meal you would eat?

Something truffled, combined with natural wine. 



Most influential person in your life?

My mother. Independent business owner, yet always prioritising family. Inclusive to everyone, no matter background or position. Humble and vulnerable. Positive and make everything feel easy. Focusing on the essential. She´s a sunshine full of love.

Tried and true methods against creative block?

Leave my comfort zone, break routine, go travel. 

What are some inspiration things, designs, artists, music, sites that you find yourself re-vistiting often? 

Musicians: Björk, Jenny Wilson

Site: The Good Trade. They recently came up with a new newsletter that I love called “the Daily Good”. 

Books: Osho 

Place: Florence. A forever favourite inspiration source coming from art, textiles, handcraft, vintage, buildings,  structures, shapes, nature.


If you could have 3 people over for dinner, dead or alive, who would you invite? 

Line, Malin, Andrea. 3 soul-sisters I didn´t see for too long.

Favorite cities? Why? 

Florence – my happy place embraced with memories, inspiration and surrounded by a mind blowing nature.

Grebbestad - A small fisherman's village in Sweden where my family has a holiday house so I´ve spent summer holidays there since I´m a child. A place where I feel grounded and free like a bird. 

Berlin - Love & hate relationship which makes my creativity blossom. 

Favorite drinks? 

Water, coffee with dairy free milk, natural red wine


Likes: sunshine, sun-warm tomatoes, essential oils, ornamental buildings, barefoot in nature.

Dislikes: Jealousy, greediness, plastic, cold slushy weather, refined sugar, tobacco.