September 16, 2020

Three favourite design lamps by Danish Anour

Anour design lighting

Being a huge fan of Anour for years I was really happy to add one of their beautiful Divar lamps to my kitchen recently. Since then you probably have seen the three meter wall lamp in a beautiful browned brass several times pictured on my blog and Instagram. Anour is a well established design label by designer and architect Arash Nourinejad who started the label in 2007 to show his work.

It was after introducing the I model made as an accessory to compliment a bed he had crafted at his home during a renovation back in 2012 the brand really took off. With many leftovers from producing the I model, and demands from customers asking for different shapes of suspension lamps above home and office tables.

Arash started exploring the whole lighting range and fulfilling customers dreams thanks to new unique materials, variety of sizes. He opened his own workshop in Copenhagen where the company works until today and designed different models resulting in a carefully curated collection.


Anour Design lighting

I am curious to see what the future for the brand will bring as I really love their unique approach and the place they have in today's design industry. Collaborating with skilled craftsmen and professionals and production close to home enables them to create beautiful handmade Anour lights, work on new products and introducing new materials such as wood. I am also really excited to hear the brand started to develop their very first furniture piece recently! 


One of the things I personally love most recently is finding beautiful Design lighting for my home and I love to show you some favourites from the Anour collection that I wouldn't mind purchasing next. Anour table lamp

T Model Table Lamp is a design by Arash Nourinejad and their first table lamp. I have always find it super stylish, love the minimal look of it and can imagine it at my desk adding a soft light on my work or on one of my sideboards. The lamp also has my most sought after detail whenever looking at any newlamp: an integrated dimmer on the fixture. The lamp is made of metal with an alloy of brass that is polished, tanned or brushed by hand in Anour's workshop, making every lamp unique.


Anour table lamp

Anour I model


The Anour I Model Pendant Lamp is a design from 2012. With this lamp, the Danish lighting brand achieved real fame in the design world for the first time. It is a super slim and minimalist design that stands out for its sophistication. Due to the sleek design and use of materials, the design adds elegance and beauty to any space.

This lamp is available up to a length of 3 meters and various smaller lengths up to a minimum of 100 centimeters. In addition to the variant with textile cord that can be connected directly to a power point in the ceiling, there is a "wireless" option without a textile cable, which includes an external driver. Like most lamps, this one is also available in various finishes.


ANOUR X lamp

The Anour X Model Pendant Lamp is a variation on the I Model Pendant Lamp, the minimalist design concept is - as the name suggests - placed in an X-shape. If I would have a round table this lamp would definitely be an option!

The pendant lamp that almost seems to float in space is made of copper or brass that can be finished in various ways with matching color textile cord. Also this lamp is equipped with integrated LED that can be dimmed via a small button on the top of the fixture. After having followed the brand closely over the last few years, I really believe that, partly due to the many variations in finish and model, an Anour lamp fits in every type of home. 

ANOUR X lamp

ANOUR X lamp

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Anour lamp


  Written in collaboration with MisterDesign // Pictures by Anour 

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September 14, 2020

Reform Launches New Kitchen Design by Norm Architects

New Kitchen Design by Norm Architects for Reform


As a very happy owner of a Reform kitchen designed by my favourite Scandinavian designers, Norm Architects, myself. I couldn't wait to show you their new kitchens designed for Reform! My own kitchen, called 'Surface' has fronts in sawn cut smoked oak with a countertop from Cosentino and I love how beautiful it blends in my home. You can have a look at it here and here 

'Profile', the new kitchen features a modern take on the classic integrated handle as its functional center piece. The integrated handle is no stranger to Scandinavian kitchen design. Norm Architects’ variation on an established theme doesn’t seek to reinvent the honoured design; rather, it evolves, tweaks, and breathes new life into the well-known functionality. Made from durable aluminum available in three different tones, the integrated handle features a slight but noticeable extruded and rounded profile. Profile is available in different colours and materials.

New Kitchen Design by Norm Architects for Reform
Profile in dark oak

Profile by Norm Architects for Reform
With 'Profile', Reform asked their valued partners at Norm Architects to design a kitchen archetype; the perfect kitchen with an integrated handle––an optimized design widely thought of as the best within its category. Instead of exploring uncharted territory, the Danish kitchen company looked to the market, examining what works and what doesn’t, to provide the best experience for the customer. Both the integrated handle and the kitchen fronts are available in a rich and varied array of colours and materials, carefully selected by Norm Architects to let you choose the perfect fit. 

Reform offers extraordinary kitchen fronts, countertops, cabinets, drawers and other high quality interior storage solutions at a reasonable price. Made from rich and varied materials, our carefully curated collections are easily combined with Ikea’s Metod modules. My own kitchen fronts are used with white Ikea cabinets and appliances and if you have an Ikea kitchen you can upgrade with the many different fronts. If you are building a new kitchen you can upgrade to wooden Reform drawers and their patented, new cabinet system. 

New Kitchen Design by Norm Architects for Reform

New kitchen design by Norm Architects for Reform
Profile in natural oak
New kitchen design by Norm Architects for Reform
New kitchen design by Norm Architects for Reform
New kitchen design by Norm Architects for Reform
Profile in dark grey

New Kitchen by Norm architects for Reform
New kitchen design by Norm Architects for Reform
Profile in grey
New kitchen design by Norm Architects for Reform
New kitchen design by Norm Architects for Reform
Profile in sand

New kitchen design by Norm Architects for Reform

Profile in white

New kitchen design by Norm Architects for Reform

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September 11, 2020

Vipp Cabin Series | All new wooden furniture by Vipp


I am pleasantly surprised by the news about Vipp's first venture into solid wood furniture! Famous and loved for their metal kitchens, you might remember the pictures we made when I traveled to Denmark and Sweden to shoot and try their kitchen in real live in two of the three rooms of the Vipp Hotel? It was such a fun trip from Copenhagen into the woods in Sweden and the shelter at the lake. A small travel report can be found here: Travel w/ Style
September 9, 2020

A beautiful shaped table in wood and stone by Zanat

Koba table by Zanat

Working at imm I already noticed the beautiful craftsmanship of Zanat a few times. A designer furniture brand, founded upon a century-old family generation of heirloom-quality furniture making, known for its hand-carving techniques known as the “Bosnian Konjic style.” The quality and uniqueness of the work has garnered global acclaim, and several pieces are under state protection as part of Bosnia’s national cultural heritage.  On Instagram, follow me here, I recently noticed their new table Koba and as I know many of you love sculptures furniture pieces like this too, time to tell you more.
September 7, 2020

Textile sculptures by Mary Little at the beautiful Estudio Persona Space

Mary Little textile sculptures

For some years I had a beautiful hand made piece of paper on my wall, I remember touching it often as it felt so soft, it had small imperfections and reliefs and almost felt like textile. It is probably why I had to find out more about the  textile sculptures by Mary Little. Trained as a furniture designer at London’s Royal College of Art, she has always approached her work as sculpture. 
September 1, 2020

An untra­di­tion­al fam­i­ly home with black details


Even though for myself I lately prefer to bring more balance in my home combining softer materials with the industrial and black details, brick walls and industrial steel windows are still a favourite of mine. What really caught my eye in this home was the splash back in the all black kitchen. It is some years I use no more than a lick of black paint in my own kitchen, but I do love the tiny black penny round tiles used in both the kitchen and the bathroom here in this home.