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Let’s make some art together.


How does it work?

Memento Mori Shop is a playful and unique way to buy custom art for your home. At Memento Mori Shop you will find a range of illustrated objects, from blocks of cheese and bottles of wine, to a snail and human skull. As a customer, you select and purchase as few or as many objects as you wish. Based on each order, I then create a unique still-life composition from your selected objects.


1. You choose your favourite objects from the shop.


2. You pay for the objects, plus printing and shipping.


3. I make the composition and have it printed and sent to you. 


Who are you?

I am Daniel Carlsten, a Swedish illustrator, designer and art director commissioned by brands such as Herman Miller, Nowness, Svenskt Tenn, Rimowa, C&A and Steidl Verlag as well as being represented at Nationalmuseum in Stockholm and the Rööhska Museum in Gothenburg.     

Selected examples of commercial work can be found at and Instagram

For illustration commissions please contact Victoria Vingtdeux at Atelier22 Paris.

Memento Mori Shop is my playground. It is my humble nod to René Magritte’s The Treachery of Images and a tribute to the many still life paintings of the 16th and 17th century where common domestic objects were imbued with symbolic meaning. With this shop, I want to translate this tradition into the 21st century.


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