2014/12/20

Giveaway | Kähler design

 
 
Right before Christmas Santa, or more exactly, Kähler Design offers you a nice giveaway to make your days brighter and your life merrier. We all need that during the dark season, right? These three Urbania candle houses can now be won by one lucky winner: the pantheon, church and city house. The white glazed ceramic houses are designed by Mette Bache and Barbara Bendix Becker. They are perfect in size and so cosy!
 
If you want this whole little village of three candle houses to move into your home, all you have to do is to answer these questions:
 
 
1. What is your favourite city?
2. Where would you put the candle houses if you won?
 
Good luck! Lycka till!
 
 
The giveaway ends on 29th December 11:59 p.m. EET. When the decision has been made the winner will be announced on the blog. Any possible gift taxes are paid by the winner. The competition is open for everyone and yes, you can also answer in any Scandinavian language (except Icelandic ;).
  
 
 

2014/12/15

Christmas ornaments

 
 
The selection of Christmas tree decorations seems to have exploded the last few years. As soon as you have bought some really nice stuff, there are a lot of other equally nice stuff popping up everywhere else. Everybody seems to be doing decorations nowadays. Design brands, professionals, creative or and non-creative souls. All looking good. And if you are really following some kind of threads or styles in your decoration and do not throw everyhting in there in a glorious mess, you would at least need seven different trees to have place for everything. Phew! I have some boxes in my cupboard that do not go with this or that style and on top of that I am thinking of getting some more still. But more is more for once! Bring it on the bling-bling Christmas! Here you have some of my favourite selections from this year's supply. Did I forget anything?


Empire ornament | Brass heart | Wooden star | Colourful paper ornament | Silver-plated angel with lute | Butterfly | Christmas tree | Plume ornament

 

2014/12/14

Last Christmas



Today is the day to take in my spruce. My brother-in-law has been kind to fetch one for me this year and I am eager to see what it looks like and decorate it. It is only a smaller one as I do not think there is so much space for any in full-size right now. Anyhow, the Christmas spirit is there and if only all gifts would be ready soon I am looking forward to just potter about in my home, bake and maybe try some Xmas DIYs this last week before the holidays. These pictures are from last year and my favourite decorations in the Christmas tree. I am sure they will find their place this year, too.
 
Psst. There is a really nice Danish design giveaway coming up soon on the blog. Stay tuned and do not miss it!
 
 

2014/12/07

Second Advent

 
 
It is a real challenge to photograph in the evening dark, but I hope you anyway can see my new work of art, made by Ditte Gjøde?  I like the colours in it! So me! I found a light wooden frame that I thought matched the nuances in the best way.
 
Look through Ditte's whole beautiful gallery here. I thinks the Glimpse family is just awesome and I had a real hard time choosing. This one ended up as my favourite (it is number #5), but take a look also at the other ones that I selected to a previous collage here.
 
The rest of the evening I will spend in the TV-sofa (so worth it after all unneccessary Christmas stress..!) with cappuccino looking through the last two episodes of Revenge. Hope all is well! Happy new week!
 
 

2014/12/01

December wishes

 
  
Wondering here what to wish for Christmas...
What is on your wish list?

I made collage with beautiful things that have caught my eyes lately. All my favourites, but especially the poster.

The strange thing by making collages is that you want the things even more than before making the collage...


Cut glasses for smoothies and coffee | Scent candle in blue | Candleholder for the wall | Brilliant boxes | Marble box | Take a breath poster



2014/11/24

Samuji



I like these extraordinary things by the creative studio and design house Samuji.

That watering bulb is a beauty of its own and at the same time you do not need to worry if you watered or not watered the plants. So good.
 
The three-armed candle can be put in any stable candlestick.
 
 
See more here.
 
Pictures | Samuji
 
 

2014/11/23

Outdoor lights



It might be too late to put down the outdoor lights now as the ground is too cold for digging, but anyhow wanted to show you some real goodies to light up your façade or garden with during this dark season. Maybe something to put on your wish list? I at least wanted to make this collage to remember my inspiration from this autumn. Some of the lights I have seen by friends, others around the blogosphere lately. So if you have difficulties to find modern, simple and nice outdoor lights, take a look at these. My personal favourite is the wall lamp (which looks black, but is dark grey) and the copper lamp looking like a cone.

 
 
 

2014/11/18

A new star by Arne Jacobsen

 
 
I should be resting as I was so tired that I managed to rotate my whole computer screen upside down with just some clicks (luckily Google is there 24/7 and the always-rotating-exactly-the-right-way-with-you phone), but I had to make this post first before shutting down. As I spotted this!

The Munkegaard chair, also known as the Mosquito, designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1955, is making a fine comeback as of 1st December when the Danish company Howe takes this into production again. This chair has its roots in the Munkegaard school, also designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1955-1957.

Do you like it?

Interesting. The ant and mosquito will now compete for the buyers' favour. Just came to think about how much design may be resting somewhere, without us even knowing? Maybe a dragonfly next?


 
Pictures | Howe
 
 

2014/11/16

Splashes of colour by Marimekko

 
 
I have already found my favourite porcelain series for spring and summer 2015. Just imagine how summery it would be to serve summer salads and cakes with this beautiful tableware! The pattern, designed by Aino-Maija Metsola, is called Sitruunapuu (Finnish for lemon tree) and is part of the Oiva tableware for Marimekko 2015.


2014/11/12

Copper trend


 
The metallic trend has been in for a while now and it seems that it is still not even near to going anywhere. Never have I seen so much glittering and gleaming Christmas decorations as now, and never have I liked copper and gold more. Ikea has now taken this trend a step further than just to the small details and transfers it to a copper-coloured wall lamp that can be fastened on a shelf or window ledge.  Retro in its style but with a new, shiny finish. Very nice. It is called Hektar and is designed by Ola Wihlborg.


 

2014/11/10

Rosendahl Timepieces

 
 
So happy about my new clock and interior detail! The Station table clock from Rosendahl Timepieces, designed by my favourite designer Arne Jacobsen around 1941. Lovely! I like to have an original piece of Danish design history on my shelf. I have not yet decided where to have it and will probably move it around according to my mood. In my work corner (always sitting too long at the computer), on my bedside table or in the living room. One cool thing is that the clock reacts if you put your hand on top of it and the light comes on. The same goes for the snooze function. Just put your hand above it and it will soon ring again!

See the whole range of Arne Jacobsen's stylish table clocks here.
 
 
*In cooperation with Rosendahl Design Group.

 

2014/11/08

Rosendahl Grand Cru series



We have got our first snow here and with that comes also some kind of Christmas feeling. It seems that the snow is melting away already next week so I took the opportunity and served some Christmas glogg in advance with ciabatta, olive bread and salty biscuits with jam. All with my new nice products from the Rosendahl Grand Cru series. I really like them a lot! I looked for new glogg glasses already last year so I was really happy when I found these ones! They are just the right size, transparent and without any ornaments. Clean and simple in the design.

When familiarizing myself with the Rosendahl Grand Cru series, I noticed that they have so many nice everyday details. Simple, clean lines and traditional design to a decent price. When looking through the brochure I wanted everything but above you see my favourite selections. The glogg glassescheeseboard (can also be used for bread, fruit, salty biscuits), beautiful cheese-looking cheese knife and glass jars. I was fascinated by the glass jars. Why not put everything in these? Pasta, sugar, muesli...So much nicer than the plastic bags!

If you also always search for the simplest design when it comes to small details, take a look at the whole beautiful Grand Cru collection here!
 
 
*In cooperation with Rosendahl Design Group 

 

2014/11/02

Christmas heart by Le Klint



It is November already and we are going with rapid speed towards Christmas and the decorations. I got to think about Le Klint's window decoration, the white heart. Supernice and I think it would look very good in combination with or in contrast to the traditional white paper stars. The hearts are available in different sizes and folded in the same material as Le Klint's other famous lampshades.
 
And why not? You can also use it on special days like birthdays, St. Valentine's Day and weddings. When buying a heart you also contribute to the Love & light project, which support different charitable purposes every year. A hearty thought.

The hearts remind me of those simple red and white or red and green paper hearts that you folded as a kid. Maybe these new ones are just an ennobled and more exclusive variant of those? Hmm. Gave me another old-time idea that I probably would need to suggest for Le Klint...
 
 

2014/11/01

Favourite flowers

  
 
I picked these plants with me home earlier this week when visiting the flower store. I could not resist the beautiful hydrangea with tinges of blue, lilac and purple. It puts me in a good mood every time I see it. And imagine. Just o-n-e is needed to lift a whole room!
 
I finally also found the Pilea peperomioides (Swedish Elefantöra ~ elephant ears) with parasol-like leaves. I have heard it is hard to find and suggested it in the flower store last time. And look there. It popped up! Now I have to take good care of it. Hope it will live!
 
The eucalyptus twigs are another favourite.
So simple and stylish.
 
Do you have any nice favourites when buying fresh flowers?
I am still looking for the great globe thistle (Echinops sphaerocephalus).
So cute and cool.
 
 
 

2014/10/29

Scandinavian style


 
I stumbled across the Finnish designer and stylist Anna Pirkola's home page the other day. So nice photos and styling! Clean lines and Scandinavian design. See more pictures on her homepage or visit her blog da daa. for more pastime and inspiration!

  
Pictures borrowed with Anna's kind permission

 

2014/10/25

Art by Gjode



I found the most beautiful illustrations yesterday that would all suit so good in a picture gallery on my wall. They are all made by talented Ditte Gjøde.

The first collage shows four nice posters called Glimpse. What a wonderful mixture of colours! The nuances are just so me. They would all match good with Ditte's other black and white posters, for example the forget-me-not poster and the botanical prints.

 
See more here.

Pictures | Gjode

 

2014/10/22

The Shop of the New



Københavns Møbelsnedkeri has opened a shop called The Shop of the New in Hellerup, Denmark. The shop provides own woodworks and furniture design as well as design treasures from all the world. I fell for the Københavnerstol (KBH chair) in natural or fumed oak (love the nuance and design), KBH mirror (one of the nicest mirror I have seen) and the Stoolesk in oak. A nice collection of fine Nordic wooden design.


Pictures 1-5 Bo Bedre | Picture 6 The Shop of the New