April 18, 2018

MIIRA collection by Danish NUURA


I got a sneak peek earlier this year of Nuura during a meeting at imm where I was for a few days to cover imm and present the tour I wrote for them. Nuura is a new Danish brand that created a range of lighting collections  inspired by the Nordic light, made out of carefully chosen materials of the highest quality. From the different collections I'd say that the MIIRA line is definitely my favourite at the moment.



 
MIIRA
The unique and Nordic lighting collection, Miira, is created in a simple and timeless design. The lamps complement each other, and each one helps create a unique Nordic feel. The Miira collection is designed with the chandelier at its centre and expands into a complete series of light. It can be used everywhere from private homes to large exclusive interior decorations. Miira means beautiful vision and designed by the awarded Danish lighting designer, Sofie Refer // text & pictures by NUURA//

April 16, 2018

Degree by Cecilie Manz for Reform Copenhagen


Reform Copenhagen was one of the many highlights when visiting last years Three days of Design in Copenhagen. The showroom is located outside the city centre in a raw and industrial environment away from the crowd and I loved hanging out a bit longer and have a coffee outside in the sun.


A new kitchen, designed by the by Maison & Objet chosen designer of the year 2018 Cecilie Manz was recently launched. The kitchen has a practical steel countertop, a raw expression that is balanced with the wooden cabinet fronts. The geometric notch handle is placed in the corner of each front and adds a graphic element to the kitchen. The simple details and honest materials create a classic but modern look. Other Reform kitchens I wrote about previously can be found here


 








April 13, 2018

Danish Common launches first collection


This week Danish Common launched their first collection of seating options! None of these look alike as Common works with several designers coming from different disciplines. They have in common that they all dream about how they might enrich people’s lives through design, and are chosen to collaborate with because they know how to make great skyscrapers, clothing, and things people live in or with daily.

The first collection shows a daybed by Chris L. Halstrøm, and sofa's by Studio David Thulstrup who you may know from amongst other the VIPP loft we recently stayed and wrote about here and Geckeler Michels.

Affordable design
Common believes great design and quality should also be affordable, otherwise its not well designed: "We have simply not added all the fat you typically see in retail – we have no stores, no discounts, and if you call us you will probably reach Uffe, the CEO"  The collection will soon be expanded with the design from selected other designers by Bjarke Ingels Group, Shop Architects and Baum und Pferdgarten.




INTERLUDE by
Chris L. Halstrøm
A metal frame either painted or brushed steel and upholstered with Kvadrat fabric in different shades of grey and beige. The legs are rounded in the ends and placed so the mattress on top is almost floating. A pillow can be placed where you want for comfort.

"I think most people should have a daybed in their workplace. They would probably be more efficient if they were allowed to take a nap from time to time." 
Chris L. Halstrø




MOONER by Studio David Thulstrup
A sofa that has the shell of a bench, with an open back and an armrest. It has big cushions and allow cushioned armrest, that is big enough for your head to rest comfortably on.

It has straight lines, but soft materiality in the textiles. It looks good from all angles, and is especially cool from the back where the wood and the fabric come into play in the backrest. It stands on feet that gives it a light expression.






HOOD by 
Geckeler MichelsHood is a plain and clean looking armless sofa with a seamless backrest and the key visual element of bossed cushions on the seat surface which are delimited with stitched pipings. Available in a 2 or 3 seater and matching pouf in different colours from grey to rose.
pictures © Common 
April 11, 2018

Serax expands 'La Nouvelle Table' with Meal X 3


‘La Nouvelle Table’ by Merci for Serax is one of the collections I am really enthusiastic about and daily use at home. I guess it is the ultimate dinnerware to slowly expand without feeling to guilty to spent a fortune on, buying a piece every now and then. I have to admit I love the small piles of dishes and plates on display in my kitchen and can get really happy just looking at them. If you have no idea where I am talking about have a look at this post I wrote previously: La Nouvelle table | New dinnerware by Merci for Serax and go here if you like to purchase some yourself  

Especially when having small bites, or eating sushi it is such fun to fill the small plates with ginger, soy sauce and different rolls. I often make some miso soup when eating sushi, using columbian black dinnerware, which is one of my other obsessions, just like the seven pieces dinnerware by Nelson Sepulveda.

With their MEAL x 3 collection the designers now go for all-in-one-bowl dishes and just like the small dishes they can be used for a variety of dishes, soup, noodles but also morning cereals.  The MEAL x 3 comes in red, green, or white enamelled stoneware and includes spoons and bowls in three shapes and sizes. At home I combine the black, brown and white stoneware and a series of white meal x 3 bowls is definitely on my wishlist!


pictures © serax
April 9, 2018

Bedlinen in different shades of grey from Couleur Conceptstore

Last week I gave you a sneak peek of my bedroom update, plastering ceilings throughout the house and getting rid of the ugly and old fashioned ceilings from the eighties was something that really made a difference. Painting the wall in a beautiful grey and updating the mattresses as I showed in this post last week A bedroom make over for Spring | My home was the next step. With the grey wall I also wanted to update the bedlinen, adding something special to the room. 

The bedlinnen by Linge Particulier has been on my wish list for some time.... I have been drooling over it even maybe for some years during my Parisien shopping adventures. Luckily Couleur Locale had the right colour I was looking for in their bedlinnen collection and I choose 2 different shades of grey, perfectly fitting the wall behind the bed and a small ochre pillow that fits the gold from the poster by Paper Collective as shown in the post.

“Linge Particulier” pre-washed linen is made of flax, it feels warm in winter and cool in summer. After washing (at 40 degrees) it becomes even more supple. It’s anti-allergic and no-iron! Couleur locale has a collection of (fitted) sheets, duvet covers and pillow cases all in beautiful linen. 

I can't wait to experience with the different bedlinen and maybe do a completely different look once Summer arrives, but I am also thinking of something more brownish. More info at the Couleur Locale  website and online store where you will find a variety of exclusive items for your home, curated by the shop owners during their many travels through Africa.