Friday, 30 November 2012

Natural and Slow Design

"The search for perfect minimal harmony is the driving force in my work"

That is how Caroline Gomez defines her work as a designer. Using natural materials and craftsmanship, and focusing on small scale products produced in limited series, Caroline builds her world while searching for , simplicity and what is essential to an object. Visiting her web-shop is a delightful experience. With her  lovely pictures and products for the everyday life she also allows us to dream and create our own beautiful world. Thank you for that!

all images via

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Kay Bojesen

via Stylizimo

If you are like me, and like to find out a bit about the products that are so often featured in the interior design images that flood the blogosphere and the magazines, this post will make you happy. The little dude hanging in the picture above is the monkey (1951) designed by Kay Bojesen. Kay Bojesen (1886-1958) was the Danish designer that, among other things, gave us some of the wooden toys most seen in Scandinavian homes. Today they are produced by Rosendahl and appreciated mostly by grown-ups still in contact with their inner child.







Saturday, 24 November 2012

Scandinavian Style - Höst Restaurant


Beautiful images, of the new restaurant Höst in Copenhagen, photographed by Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen and Styled by Emma Fexeus. The interior design of the restaurant was developed by Norm in collaboration with Menu. And you can see more images and more of their dinnerware collection "New Norm" here.

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

NÄMÄ shop

All the images below come from an on-line shop called Nämä based in finland. All products available are picked by the shop owner giving preference to local companies, manufacturers and designers. I think Nämä has that atmosphere of the sweet little shop just around the corner, where you go for inspiration and a smile when you feel overwhelmed by "mass production living"... except that this one is available to the entire world via the internet. I chose to share some of the ceramics collection with a very cute vintage look because I just adore them.

all images via

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Chocolate Mousse

One of the easiest desserts I've ever made and not less delicious because of it. This is my mothers recipe of an airy, fluffy mousse, not to dark and not to sweet. It's the mousse I used to eat in my childhood (there was no birthday party without it) with strawberries or strawberry jelly on the side. I decided to serve it in individual flasks, which made it a lot more fun and perfect for eating in from of the TV while watching my favourite series.  Hope you like it.

250g dark cooking chocolate
4 table spoons confectioners sugar
1 table spoon butter 
8 eggs ( 8 yolks, 7 whites)

Melt the chocolate with the butter (I did it in the microwave) and mix. Add the yolks and the sugar to the chocolate and mix well. Beat the egg whites until stiffened. Add the whites to the chocolate mixture and mix it slowly with a whisker until you get an airy mixture. Pour the mouse in a bowl, or like in my case in small recipients/flasks for individual portions, and let it rest in the fridge for at least 1 hour. In my opinion it tastes better if you leave it longer, but that's a matter of personal taste. If you like it darker and stronger just add less egg whites. Oh! And for some extra "punch", and when we got older, my father used to had a bit of whisky or Frangelico (hazelnut liquor). 

all photos by me

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Kitchen Wishlist

I don't like cooking everyday, feels tiring and boring. But in the weekends, I feel like the oven and the pantry team up and start "calling" me to go make something delicious. Yesterday they were screaming Chocolate Mousse. Now while I wait to have enough light (difficult thing in Denmark in the winter) to take pictures to use in a future recipe post, I decided to put together a wishlist of products for my Dream Kitchen. 
Spoiler alert: there is a retro feeling to it.

the oil cruets from the natural chic collection by Emile Henry   .   via
Delonghi's Vintage Icona, kettle and toaster   .   via
Prouve Style Atelier 8" Swing Arm JIB Lamp   .   via Amsterdam Modern
the warm colours of Sarjaton collection by Littala   .   via
an open cart to storage my kitchen crushes   .   photo by Daniella Witte

Friday, 9 November 2012

Gareth Morgans

Today, some pictures by London based food photographer Gareth Morgans.
And maybe I can get everyone inspired to cook something yummy for the weekend...

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