Sunday, 22 December 2013

Merry Christmas!



An entire afternoon in the kitchen to make the last Christmas biscuits and these Danish Konfekt.
But all is ready now and it's time to just relax and enjoy.

I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year...
See you in January!
photos by me






Thursday, 19 December 2013

Pure Poetry About Bread | by Ninkipen design studio


Today my inner nerd is completely in love with a bread displayer!
...sigh...

The interior design of this bakery, called Panscape (how perfect is that?), is the work of the japanese studio Ninkipen.

Stunning!
photography: Kawada Hiroki



And did you notice the little mouse hole on the wall?
Can't have a bakery without thinking of those tiny fellows...






Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Christmas Decorations | paper solids

This year, inspired by many wonderful images on Pinterest, I've been doing most of the Christmas decorations myself. I found on Minieco, the templates for several paper solids, with snowflake patterns or the little mountain with snow on top, and decided to give it a try. 

I printed the templates on white cardboard, but also 'cleaned' some of the solids and printed them in colourful cardboards (...and by colourful I mean grey and a very faded pink). The 'x-mas pressie' is just a white cube with washi tape around it, to make it look like a wrapped present. I hanged some of them on a bunch of twigs and got myself a - like Emil likes to call it - little freakish Christmas tree. The rest I'm saving for the real Christmas tree, which I'll be getting today... hopefully!

It was very simple to make this, though a bit time consuming, but I really like the result. 
photos by me

for the solids templates with the patterns go here

for the white solids templates:





Monday, 16 December 2013

Sunday, 15 December 2013

By Fryd | Winter Inspiration

A beautiful publication,
a magical winter, a peaceful Christmas... 
...by Jeanette Lunde from the blog By Fryd.

all images: BY FRYD


     



Monday, 9 December 2013

Christmas decorations | Oohh collection


Yesterday I saw this product in a shop and thought it was adorable for a Scandinavian Christmas.

These  ornaments belong to a collection called 'Oohh' by the Danish company Lübech Living.
They are made of eco-felt, a material made from recycled plastic bottles and bags, and each envelope comes with 24 pieces inside, in grey, black or white.

all images via: Lübech Living


(here in Varde I found them at Yebo Design House)


Friday, 6 December 2013

Food Inspiration | Sweet Paul Magazine #15

I'm in love with the whole menu from an article called 'the tasty embrace of winter cooking' from the last issue of Sweet Paul Magazine #15

With the huge storm that hit us yesterday (and it's still going on), these photos of wonderful comfort food are exactly what I was in the mood for. Just reading the recipes is making me look forward for an opportunity to try them. 

Last year I made my New Year's Eve dinner inspired by Sweet Paul... 
I think this year I'll do it again!
all images via: Sweet Paul Magazine
food+styling: Sanna Kekalainen
photography: Reetta Pasanen





Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Christmas by New Norm

A taste of Scandinavian Christmas with some behind the scenes photos, decorated by Norm.Architects for Danish magazine Bo Bedre

Subtle and simple, with the green of plants adding a bit of 'life' to the surrounding grey tones.  
And some lovely ideas on how to display the Christmas greeneries. 
all photos via: Norm Architects Facebook



Tuesday, 3 December 2013

a moodboard for my brother

I recently got the most wonderful news... my brother will be a daddy for the first time!
Of course I'm over the moon with the idea of having a new baby in the family. And of course I already made my brother promise me that, even though I'm so far away,  he'll let me help with the decoration of the nursery. (that's what web cams are for, right?)

And here's a bit of inspiration for the future parents.
Congratulations you two!
image source: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6



Sunday, 1 December 2013

December

December is here...

I'll be busy all day working on my Christmas decorations, but I wanted to give you a sneak peek.
I am trying to keep the Scandinavian look - simple, black and white - for which I've been gathering inspiration on my Christmas board on Pinterest. Now, all I need is the weather to be consistent with the style and cover everything with a white mantle of snow.

all photos by me




Thursday, 28 November 2013

Design Crush | CEPA - Port Wine Bottle Coaster

With Christmas around the corner, it's time to start thinking about what presents to get for the entire family. I personally love the simple things that, nonetheless, come with good design and full of significance. So I decided to share with you this design piece which I have a serious crush on - especially the cork edition. 

Designed by the Oporto based atelier Clínica de Arquitectura, the CEPA is a support for Port Wine Bottles that aims to inspire new ways of presentation and serving rituals. It creates a way of reviving old traditions, like the wine and the wood and cork industry, with a contemporary look and attitude.  
all images via Clínica de Arquitectura with permission


"The support is a cylinder made of one single piece of one of the materials - solid wood or cork - both strongly related to the identity of this wine and the Douro Valley, in which two connected cavities are cut out. One of the cavities is dimensioned to fit the bottle. The other is designed to land the stopper..."


You can find the two versions of the coaster for sale on DesignSpray: Cork edition | Wood edition




Monday, 25 November 2013

Scandinavian Style | Warming Lighting and Details

To start a new week, some interior inspiration from this Swedish apartment, for sale at Stadshem.
Warmth given from the lighting of several lamps and candles, in a fuzzy pink tone.
My favourite photo by Vee Speers on the kitchen wall.
And notice the entrance hall, I think it's amazing. Like entering a boutique. Simple and elegant with wonderful details in copper.
all images via Stadshem






Thursday, 21 November 2013

fruFly | blog love

Today I'm loving a Norwegian blog called fruFLY
It's full of interior design ideas and inspiration, DIYs and beautiful photographies taken by Heidi. 
I chose to share some of Heidi's photos from her home, but you can find many more on her blog as she often changes the decoration and posts new pictures.

A Scandinavian home, in neutral tones and lots of beautiful details, where you can find some known design and art pieces as well as some more personal touches. 
The small 'family workspace' that she set up in the kitchen, for example, is just right up my ally, with the big blackboard calendar and the half painted bar stools. 
all images by fruFLY with thanks!





Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Notebooks and Rubber Stamps

I'm so excited! Today I'm going to vote in Denmark for the first time. I only found out I could already vote 4 days ago, when I saw my voting paper in my mail box. So in these last few days I had to pester Emil to explain to me all about the different political parties in Denmark and to translate their programs on their web sites. It was actually fun!

So today I just want to share some quick home shots of my new notebooks and rubber stamps.
I was experimenting with them having in mind some possibilities for x-mas decorations.
And no! ...I'm not too old to play with rubber stamps!
all images by me




Monday, 18 November 2013

Gallery Wall Inspiration

 I'm in love with this wall display at Daniella Witte's home. 
Love how everything is arranged: the art, the neutral tones and how the hanging frames play with the black chair and the plant stand on the floor.
Can only 'drool' over her beautiful photos... and plan of making a gallery wall of my own in the future.
photography & styling: Daniella Witte





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