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How a Simple Product I Found Can Make Your Life Easier  

A living room in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Credit: Harriet Murray

This article is about how a simple product I found can make your life easier. It is called Apponwall, a product invented in Sweden to help make hanging artwork on the concrete walls of Mexico very easy.

When I moved my art studio from San Antonio, Texas to Querétaro during the fall of 2018, there was one thing constantly on my mind: How can I expect any one to buy my art when even I cannot easily hang artwork on the walls in my new home? As most of you know, walls in Mexico are built with sturdy concrete, which poses a problem for most everyone when it comes to hanging anything on the walls.

The solution I found is a product from Sweden called Apponwall, a concrete hook that was invented in 1970 and then improved and made more functional by Paulina Kolm in Stockholm in 2015. With the Apponwall hook and a hammer, you will have your artwork hanging on the concrete walls of your home in less than five seconds.

Apponwall helps you to easily hang pictures on concrete walls

Each hook holds up to 5 kilos, or about 11 pounds. If you have a larger painting of up to a maximum of 10 kilos, or about 22 pounds, you can use two hooks and space them to the width of the frame. But please, no televisions or your grandmother’s antique mirror!

Because of my years of experience selling products to the large Do It Yourself (DIY) companies in Sweden, I am now the distributor of Apponwall throughout the Americas, when I am not working on my latest creation in my art studio.

Apponwall comes in a pack of 4, priced at US$5. When you buy two packs of Apponwall shipping is free. And I will also include a new product I have just developed called Lightonwall with every Apponwall purchase. Lightonwall is a removable glue that can be used to attach posters, photos of your grandkids, and other items that weigh less than 500 grams/17.6 ounces to a wall.


If you are tired of making holes in your concrete wall that take time and money to repair, it is time to order Apponwall. You can order now at https://notaladros.com.

If you want to learn more about my art, you can visit https://artbybjorn.com. I have been painting for three decades and have exhibited at fine arts galleries in Sweden, Santa Fe, Chicago, San Antonio, Mexico City and San Miguel de Allende, among others.