HappyMelvin

When Nature And Wanderlust Is Close To Your Heart

Los Angeles, California | 2007 Sales

HappyMelvin

When Nature And Wanderlust Is Close To Your Heart

Los Angeles, California 2007 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars (383)

Announcement   Welcome to the HappyMelvin shop!
Here you will find the most popular and original designs/photos by Ulf Härstedt aka. HappyMelvin. Among the products available here are; wall tapestries, shower curtains and prints.

I´m a independent photographer and artist with a special relationship with our nature, and all the beautiful things in it. Especially our beautiful forests.

Turning my own personal photos into wall art and home decor, in an effort to bring some wanderlust and nature back into our homes.

I´m also making artworks from time to time, and they also have a connection with nature, and the relationship between us.

Always had a love for art and design, and eventually picked up a camera a few years back in hope to capture the emotions in nature.

Big or small nature, they are all important and filled with energy.
And sometimes the smallest things carry the most emotions in nature, you just have to look and observe.

Wandering around in nature with my photography gear leaves me in a state of solitude, and here i feel most at home.
Taking my time and just sucking it all in, and pretty much feeling one with nature.

The process afterwards is the tricky one, and often keeps me working long hours, trying to pull out the feelings I had when shooting the photo.
Sometimes it works well, sometimes it´s just impossible to transfer to a piece of wall art.
That´s nature I guess...

The name HappyMelvin, comes from the fact that I became a father to a lovely son(Melvin) a few years back.
A son who almost always met up with a smile, and seemed so happy.

Hence, the name HappyMelvin was born.

And I dedicate all things leaving me my lovely son Melvin.

My photos can be found elsewhere on the web, and now also in your IKEA shop(Treetops).
But I feel most at home here where I can have a personal connection with the buyers and supporters of me.

And this shop is essential for me to continue doing this.

Huge Thank You to all who supports me in this adventure, and enables me to continue!

This is me.

/Ulf Härstedt aka. HappyMelvin

Announcement

Last updated on Oct 3, 2018

Welcome to the HappyMelvin shop!
Here you will find the most popular and original designs/photos by Ulf Härstedt aka. HappyMelvin. Among the products available here are; wall tapestries, shower curtains and prints.

I´m a independent photographer and artist with a special relationship with our nature, and all the beautiful things in it. Especially our beautiful forests.

Turning my own personal photos into wall art and home decor, in an effort to bring some wanderlust and nature back into our homes.

I´m also making artworks from time to time, and they also have a connection with nature, and the relationship between us.

Always had a love for art and design, and eventually picked up a camera a few years back in hope to capture the emotions in nature.

Big or small nature, they are all important and filled with energy.
And sometimes the smallest things carry the most emotions in nature, you just have to look and observe.

Wandering around in nature with my photography gear leaves me in a state of solitude, and here i feel most at home.
Taking my time and just sucking it all in, and pretty much feeling one with nature.

The process afterwards is the tricky one, and often keeps me working long hours, trying to pull out the feelings I had when shooting the photo.
Sometimes it works well, sometimes it´s just impossible to transfer to a piece of wall art.
That´s nature I guess...

The name HappyMelvin, comes from the fact that I became a father to a lovely son(Melvin) a few years back.
A son who almost always met up with a smile, and seemed so happy.

Hence, the name HappyMelvin was born.

And I dedicate all things leaving me my lovely son Melvin.

My photos can be found elsewhere on the web, and now also in your IKEA shop(Treetops).
But I feel most at home here where I can have a personal connection with the buyers and supporters of me.

And this shop is essential for me to continue doing this.

Huge Thank You to all who supports me in this adventure, and enables me to continue!

This is me.

/Ulf Härstedt aka. HappyMelvin

Ulf Härstedt

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Ulf Härstedt

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Updates

The forests always stirred up emotions in me, and the forest holds so much of mystique.
That’s why most of my photography is of our beautiful forests around me.
And hopefully I can transfer the emotions into the products I have in my shop.
Best regards
It’s a truly special feeling when you’re able to see your own work in the 2019 IKEA catalogue.
So happy and grateful for this opportunity!
My “Treetops” is found in the Björksta wall art collection.
The original photo used, can be found in my Etsy shop.
Finally finished a new artwork!
And it turned out as a total positive wanderlust vibe!
Fitting for a free spirit with a connection to our beautiful nature.
"I Wanna Go Home" is now ready in my shop as a wall tapestry.
Other products will follow.
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About

HappyMelvin in short!

Independent photographer and artist with a special relationship with our nature, and all the beautiful things in it.
Turning my own personal photos into wall art and home decor, in an effort to bring some wanderlust and nature back into our homes.
Making artworks from time to time that have a connection with nature, and the relationship between us.

Always had a love for art and design, and eventually picked up a camera a few years back in hope to capture the emotions in nature.
Big or small nature, they are all important and filled with energy.
And sometimes the smallest things carry the most emotions in nature, you just have to look and observe.

Wandering around in nature with my photography gear leaves me in a state of solitude, and here i feel most at home.
Taking my time and just sucking it all in, and pretty much feeling one with nature.

The process afterwards is the tricky one, and often keeps me working long hours, trying to pull out the feelings I had when shooting the photo.
Sometimes it works well, sometimes it´s just impossible to transfer to a piece of wall art.
That´s nature I guess...

I´ve spent numerous hours in nature(which is a good thing) as well as many late nights learning photography and all things surrounding it.
And spent a lot of saved money on photography gear and trips.

Every single photo or artwork of mine have a personal name, often the first thing that comes to mind when i´m done and look at it.
And I have a special relationship and connection with each photo or artwork, as they are genuine my own.
And NOT to be compared to the works being sold using stockphotos and such, which carry no connection between seller and photo/artwork.

HappyMelvin, is the name I wanted to use when going into being a independent photographer and artist.
And comes from the fact that I became a father to a lovely son(Melvin) a few years back.
A son who almost always met up with a smile, and seemed so happy.

Hence, the name HappyMelvin was born.

And I dedicate all things leaving me my lovely son Melvin.

My photos can be found elsewhere on the web, but I feel most at home here where I can have a personal connection with the buyers and supporters of me.
And this shop is essential for me to continue doing this.

Huge Thank You to all who supports me in this adventure, and enables me to continue!

This is me.

/Ulf Härstedt

Shop members

  • Ulf Härstedt

    Owner, Creator, Photographer

    Welcome to the HappyMelvin Shop here at Etsy! I´m a photographer and artist with a close relationship to wanderlust and our beautiful nature. Always trying to capture the emotions in our nature with my photography or arts. Thank you for stopping by!

Production partners

  • A professional print shop that helps me print my photos and artworks.

    Denver, CO

    Printing house who prints my photography and artowrks on duvet covers.

  • A professional print shop that helps me print my photos and artworks.

    Hendersonville, NC

    Helps me print my photography and artworks to products, as i don´t have the means at the moment.

  • A professional print shop that helps me print my photos and artworks.

    Hendersonville, NC

    Helps me print my photography and artworks to products, as i don´t have the means at the moment.

  • A professional print shop that helps me print my photos and artworks.

    Los Angeles, CA

    This partner helps me print my personal photos as art prints.

  • Professional print shop that helps me print my photos and artworks.

    Hendersonville, NC

    Professional printing company who helps in printing the designs to clothing as i don´t have the means at the moment.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Nov 9, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Are the photos and artworks used on the products your originals?

Yes, all the photos and artworks used on the products are personal photos and artworks of Ulf Härstedt aka. HappyMelvin.

Thus, a purchase in the HappyMelvin shop not only gives you a new home decor item, you also support Ulf Härstedt in making it possible for him to continue to take photos and create more artworks in the future.