March 27, 2020

Minimal room screens for your home

The days folding room screens were just a necessary or functional solution are way behind us! Originally found in China in the 7th century they were mainly used by royalty, very heavy and ornate, and were not moved around. In the 8th century, the Japanese began using lighter, more portable room dividers for tea ceremonies, religious events and outdoor processions.

March 24, 2020

Daybed by Included Middle at the home of Catrine Svellingen

Made from solid German Douglas Pine from Dinesen, the Reykjavik daybed from Skagerak Denmark is one of the latest design pieces by Included Middle. Furniture designer Chris L. Halstrøm and textile designer Margrethe Odgaard formed 'Included Middle' in 2014 and an important aspect of their working process is an interest in the interactions of form, colours and patterns. Coming from separate professional areas, it is their dogma that both areas should be present in their products. Form, function, pattern and colours affect each other mutually.

March 21, 2020

Republiek Bloemendaal | Wabi Sabi style at the beach

Hard times for many of us these days, including horeca... Just openend and due the pandemic forced to close within a few weeks till allowed to open again is the beautiful new 'Republiek' located right at the beach in Bloemendaal. From the opening a few weeks ago I have seen incredible images of Republiek Beach club designed by Anne Claus Interiors 
March 20, 2020

Pedestal tables by Vilde Hagelund

With many people supporting small designers at the moment due the pandemic, I came across the 'Free ads with love'  Lotta Agaton posted and re-discovered the beautiful work of Vilde Hagelund, a 27-year-old Oslo based furniture designer and her work, especially the Pedestal tables caught my eye and I love to show you a few images made by Vilde and at Kollekted by in Oslo.
March 18, 2020

Hakudo cork diffuser | Aoiro Design X Studio Corkinho

On my Instagram I showed you the wonderful gift I got from Aoiro some time ago, I treasure little gifts like these and burn the candle the slowest possible to let it last longer. In my opinion a nice home perfume can have a healing effect for the soul and mind and especially these days when we all stay at home a lot and feel a bit insecure I love to use beautiful scents.

March 12, 2020

New colours and accessories for the String shelving system

With the Salone del Mobile postponed to June and skipping Stockholm Designweek, I am really happy I had the opportunity to spent a few days at imm Cologne. Imm is an international fair and many of my favourite Scandinavian brands are always present in Cologne to show their new collections. The stand by Swedish brand String is always a must see for the beautiful styled shelving and products. Despite Lotta Agaton's recognizable styling for String, she always surprises the public with her outstanding styling tricks making the stand of String shelving and furniture one of the best in their niche.

March 10, 2020

A wooden kitchen for my home and a new Reform Showroom

I only once or maybe twice visited the huge Reform showroom in Copenhagen, enough though to fall in love with the brand and their IKEA hacks! When Cosentino recently asked me to collaborate with them, I knew the time had come to change it all and finally get my self the fronts I dreamed of ever since I saw the kitchen at the showroom and later at the Kinfolk gallery in Copenhagen. I therefor worked with Ikea cabinets and Werkbladafzuiging and brought everything together with my friend at Studio AnoukB

Some time ago I wrote a shopping guide for a minimalistic and multifunctional home and explained how we choose more consciously what stays and what goes and how with the boundaries between living room, kitchen and bedroom fading away, multifunctional pieces fits in perfectly! With a more flexible way of using the spaces in our home, the kitchen is becoming more and more an extension off our living and therefore looking maybe a bit less as the kitchen we used to know.

As my own kitchen is quite big I use the space a lot, I got a nice table and often work from there and when I have people coming over we are always in the kitchen. Wooden fronts are a great way to give your kitchen a more cozy and homey feeling and for my own home it certainly helped. Of course there are many homes with a smaller kitchen space where a white kitchen looks awesome, but speaking for myself I am glad I have decided to choose the 'Surface' by Norm Architects for Reform. I hope to show you some images soon of my own kitchen, the image above is from a previous blogpost, see here Brutalist Silence

Reform also has different showrooms located in New York, Berlin, Aarhus, and Cologne and if you are ever near one of them I would recommend you to visit and see all possibilities with your own eyes. The newly renovated Copenhagen showroom is housed in an old industrial building, and recently expanded and now measures 500 square meters. 

With a roomy interior with a particular emphasis on using space to create an uncluttered, calm, and inspirational atmosphere, Reform wants you to explore the kitchen designs without distractions. Supported by carefully curated sound, the right atmosphere is created to let you explore the different designs. 

With sizeable windows that fill the room with Scandinavian light, the showroom is equipped with a moderate amount of artificial lighting. Large, tactile Kvadrat curtains in white plunge from the ceiling and provide the possibility of sectioning off certain areas for shows and events. Placed in selected unimposing locations throughout the space, big trees and plants play an important role in inviting nature into the showroom. 

pictures Reform // first and last picture Surface kitchen by Ana Santi 

March 9, 2020

Beautiful carpets by Cappelen Dimyr

Cappelen Dimyr is a creative collective based in Copenhagen and Stockholm. Passionate about creating contemporary artisanal rugs in the finest natural wool they designed two different rugs that recently were presented during Stockholm Designweek. Another great collective I discovered through Instagram

March 6, 2020

Make your own ceramic tableware with Anna Morgado

Born in Rio, Anna Morgado studied visual communication and worked in the field of graphic design. She always had been into ceramics and after following a  ceramics course and living in Lisbon by that time, she gave sculpting a proper chance and taught herself learning by mistakes. 

March 3, 2020

New Nuura collection captured at the showroom of Norr11 & 101cph

Working on my home over the last months was not only about plastering, painting and electricians but also a lot about materials. After a mostly black and white home over the last years I am really happy to use softer colours, and different and rich materials.

March 2, 2020

Korotun coffee table by Faina

I don't know about you, but I love a bit of sturdy, almost out of proportion furniture, and while scrolling through Instagram I came across the Korotun coffee table by Faina design I previously wrote about Faina on the blog here:Fall Inspiration with terracotta design by Faina and here:Faina returns to Italy for Venice Design and I still love their work!

Korotun means 'shorty' in Ukrainian and when looking closer the short legs are what makes the Korotun coffee table different from all other. An almost cave-like, “carved in stone”, minimalist coffee table with a strong sturdy character!

pictures via Faina