Thrive at home: Malwina Kleparska

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In Betonggruvan’s mini interview series we explore what makes people thrive at home.

Today we meet crazy talented Malwina Kleparska @malwinakleparska, ceramics artist living in Gothenburg. Happy reading!



What is your favourite item in your home and why is it so?

My home mostly contains furniture and objects found in second hand shops and skips and things I have dragged with me from my childhood home. There are also some plants.

I have been thinking long and hard to see if there is anything that I like more then anything else. It’s important for me to surround myself with fine objects to create a comfy environment, and all the things are kind of depended of one another. I don’t own anything I’ve spent a fortune on so I don’t have anything of value in that meaning. It is a pick and mix of things that more or less look nice together.

But if I have to pick one thing it would be a big shell that I have next to my bed. I was on a holiday with my parents when I was little. We were at a beach and I saw my dad coming towards me with his hands behind his back. And there it was, the big shell he found in the ocean that was a gift for me.


When do you feel your very best at home?

I like to walk around and look after my plants, tidy a little and rearrange things. My boyfriend and I have recently moved to a new apartment so there is a lot of stuff I would like to redo. The same week we got the apartment we also got a dog, a rescue from Ireland. Most amazing creature! So I spend a lot of time with him. I also like to make a mess in the kitchen and cook and eat things and have people over for dinners.


What do you want to recommend?

My web shop, I’m currently working on. I’m hoping it’ll we be launched soon! I would also recommend trying not to work too much. I struggle with this sometimes, so I’m learning to say no to things. Even if they sounds like a lot of fun and money. Money is fun but not if you are a burnout! Enjoy free time and do the things you like and get a dog!