November 16, 2018

New Works opens Studio in Copenhagen

Hope you enjoyed reading my last post about our trip to Malmö and as you might have read a trip to this Swedish town in South Sweden can be excellent combined with a few hours or a day in Copenhagen. The city is by far one of my favourites and I have a long list of places that I love, unfortunately it's impossible to visit them all each time I am in town, especially when it's only a few hours. This week I can add another must visit to my list as 'New Works' just opened their first Studio in historical Frederiksstaden with a workspace for the team and a showroom for clients and friends. 

I wrote about their collection before: New Works | Objects of Copenhagen and have only seen their work online so far. New Works' collection and objects reference a history of fine craftsmanship and honest materials, whilst exposing sculptural forms that intersect art and design.The Kizu table lamp with its marble foot is on my wishlist from the moment I first saw it and l am curious to see the collection with my own eyes. Visit the New Works website to see the collection and more info.

November 14, 2018

Autumn in Malmö | Travel w/ Style

On invitation the city off Malmö we travelled to Sweden for a few days to visit South Sweden’s largest city. Malmö is only 20 minutes by train from Copenhagen airport and with our hotel within walking distance from Malmö central station it didn’t take us long to have our first coffee downtown.

Autumn was visible in the city, not only in the different parks but also in the narrow streets around Lilla Torg, a charming cobblestone square with half-timbered houses and a striking painted commercial wall. In one of the streets around the square we discovered Noir a tiny coffee place with a cozy green terrace with a real French vibe.

- Story Hotel -
We stayed at the tenth floor of Studio Malmö, part of the Story Hotels, with amazing views over both the city centre and the ocean with the iconic lighthouse. A lively building with different rooms, meeting and workspaces and a large reception, with a self checkout option.

There are a few restaurants in the hotel and Salads and Smoothies is great for a healthy snack or light lunch. Being huge Japanese food lovers we were blessed with rooftop Restaurant & Bar Kasai serving the best Sushi in town. Walking more than 10 kilometers a day and with low temperatures outside during the evening, we couldn’t think of a better way to finish the day then having some wine and try out the different sushi and Japanese specialities in our very own hotel restaurant.

- Zakka -
Selecting some places on forehand gave us enough opportunities to see different parts of town and while walking we discovered Zakka, a beautiful small Japanese concept store with the kindest shop owner we could wish for.

Another favourite store we visited is Grandpa, an inspirational Scandinavian lifestyle store with a great welcoming atmosphere, a cool layout and a nice collection of homeware, stationery and both mens and woman fashion.

- Zakka -

- Grandpa -

Next door to Grandpa you will find Absmaland what seemed a small store and cafe from the outside turned out to be a large but cozy green shopping experience with a hand-picked range of home interiors and fashion in organic or recycled materials. We loved this area and part of Södra Förstadsgatan street and visited several other stores, had some liquorice tasting at Lakrids and did some shopping at Designtorget, a favourite for Scandinavian design.

- Konditori katarina -

Closer to the hotel we visited Interior design store Olsson & Gerthel where we admired the prints of S.Vendin who we got to speak about his work and sculpture heads which, being on huge demand in the area, are about to travel to China. To try out some Swedish specialties we visited Konditori katarina, since August 1959 they serve high quality pastries and we enjoyed some real sweet tasting including the famous ‘kanelbulle’ with lots of coffee to keep us warm during the chilly afternoon..

- Konditori katarina -

- Atrium -

- Atrium -

Malmö isn’t that big and we only took a bus once, it is a city that’s easy to discover by feet and walking through the old town there is so much to see that otherwise you would have missed maybe, from beautiful houses, unexpected small stores to a cemetery with a lane full of red coloured trees and cute dogs sitting on the stairs of their home.

A bit outside of the touristic area we found Atrium the most beautiful breakfast spot where we had a breakfast we still talk about! It was definitely worth skipping the hotel breakfast for. Not only the food was delicious, the cafe, mostly visited by locals, was so well curated, with a tiny two table vide and a separate large minimalistic room decorated with plants and beautiful lamps.

Atrium is worth a visit and excellent to combine with a visit to Ribersborgs Kallbadhus which is on walking distance. We can only imagine how it will be during Summer to walk along and swim in the sea, from here you could see Malmo with its iconic twisted tower at one side and the bridge we passed to reach Malmo from Copenhagen on the other side. The Bathhouse is a stunning piece of architecture that extends into the sea, when we visited it was really sunny but windy and cold. At Ribersborgs you can take a sauna baths with stunning sea views, ice cold sea baths in wintertime and swim in summertime but also take a massage.

After a the cold experience it was time for a lunch break and we headed for Saluhall an indoor food market located in an old train station. It has a great industrial vibe and like most food markets there were many options to choose from.

We loved discovering a new city and would like to thank the city of Malmö for having us and experience it in our own way. More pictures on our Travel w/ Style page and Insta stories .
See how we and others experienced this friendly city by using #MakeitMalmö and visit to learn more before visiting.

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November 12, 2018

A beautiful raw and white photo studio in Hamburg

How was your weekend? In my case some are more active then other and last weekend I mostly spent at home in front of my laptop. The weekend started with a beautiful invitation though by imm Cologne with-and at the workspace of Studio Truly Truly, the 2019 designers of 'Das Haus' at the upcoming fair in January. It will be the third year I will be visiting and covering the trade fair for imm and I am so honored to be asked back for 2019. I will let you know more of the program and what I will be doing soon! 

The upcoming week I will be fine tuning our workshop about 'creating visual content & blogging' w/ Style will be giving for Elle Decoration netherlands. And I will show you more of our trip to Malmö and a small report from Dutch Design week! Let's start this week though with some beautiful architecture and images from p89 Studios, an 8000 qm outdoor, 500 qm indoor daylight foto and film studio in the north of Hamburg.

pictures courtesy p89 Studios with thanks 
November 10, 2018

From ethnic chic to Scandinavian functionality | Willow and Coconut

Born out of the passion for life and connection, Willow and Coconut is a brand new online store for everything from ethnic chic to Scandinavian functionality offering a range of timeless items in home accessories and everyday lifestyle products. Finding that moment to connect with family, friends and new people can feel like absolute magic, explains Sabine Winkel, owner at Willow and Coconut

"When it was time for me to decide what I wanted to spend my time on, I decided I wanted to be part of the journey in people’s connection. To help them create spaces they wanted to be in and make them better. What you look at every day, the products you use all decide the course of your day. That’s where Willow and Coconut comes in.

Not only will we share our passion for beautiful products in our store, but also take you on a journey in a lifestyle that thrives on connection in every sense of the word. The connection with yourself, your family and friends, on big occasions, small occasions and those little unexpected moments, collectively they decide who you become and how you feel."

Interiors are the start of it all. From the moment you wake up until the moment you go to bed. Your home is your sanctuary. It’s what inspires your desire to get up every day and where you feel safe to unwind and relax. Your interior says a lot about who you are and who you want to become. Willow and Coconut offers you a beautiful selection of home accessories to create your perfect sanctuary.

Concept & Styling Studio AnoukB | Photography Karin Holtdijk for Willow and Coconut
November 7, 2018

An eye catcher for your kitchen | Bread container by bulthaup

Last month I was a few days in Malmö for our Travel w/ Style pages. I really enjoy travelling, staying in different hotels and trying out local specialties. I am a huge lover of bread and despite eating as much gluten free as possible, I enjoy tasting different types of bread when traveling. What I love most is the artisanal freshly made bread with a great texture and lovely bread crust. Not only great to taste but also beautiful to look at. 

Beautiful bread deserves a good bread container to stay fresh and tasty as long as possible. The 15-liter bulthaup bread container in stone stores moisture, and releases it slowly keeping the bread, from drying for a longer period of time. The bread can be sliced evenly on the lid made from untreated maple wood that can be taken off the bread container and easily be used on your  table. 

The bread container is a real eye catcher for your kitchen and I personally love the natural colour in combination with the light wood. We placed the bread container in our industrial trolley where it perfectly fits the darker colours and the deep grey wall. 

This post is written in collaboration with bulthaup Nederland
Concept w/ Style | Photography Wen van Woudenberg | Styling Desiree Groenendal
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