A rug with a story…

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Yesterday we received a package worth waiting for. It came all the way from Marocco and contained a handmade rug from Sukhi tæpper – a social economic company cooperating with rugmakers in Nepal, Marocco, Turkey and India. The rugs are high quality and only made by orders so it’s not a mass production – making sure the work conditions are good.

Our new Ben Quarain rug is made of 100 % wool and is so soft – well Albert has already found his new favorite spot. The rug suits our home with a simple pattern in black and white but are you more into colors you can find a lot of different styles at here.

I går modtog vi en pakke, der havde været værd at vente på. Det kom hele vejen fra Marokko og var et håndlavet tæppe fra Sukhi rugs – en socialøkonomisk virksomhed, der samarbejder med tæppemagere i Nepal, Marokko, Tyrkiet og Indien. Tæpperne er af høj kvalitet og laves på bestilling, så der ikke er tale om masseproduktion – og herunder også gode arbejdsforhold.

Vores nye Ben Quarain tæppe er lavet af 100% fåreuld og er så blød – Ja, Albert har allerede fundet sit nye yndlingssted. Tæppet passer godt til vores hjem med et simpelt mønster i sort og hvid, men er du mere til farver kan du finde en masse forskellige stilarter på her.

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Have a look inside our home…

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This summer Pia Olsen from Living Stories and photographer  Frederikke Heiberg visited our home for a story for the Danish interior magazine Boligmagsinet. The result is now online and if you are curious to see how Martin, Ava and I have decorated our 1950’s villa – you can have a look below or read the story behind here.

I sommer havde vi besøg af Pia Olsen fra Living Stories og fotograf Frederikke Heiberg, der lavede en fin boligrapportage til Boligmagasinet. Resultatet er nu online, og er du nysgeriig for at se, hvordan Martin, Ava og jeg har indrettet vores 1950’er villa, kan du se billeder nedenfor eller læse historien bag her.

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Wall art?

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I have never really considered wall art for my home, but a few weeks ago I received an e-mail from a new Danish designduo making wall sculptures from different materials. WULFFWINDING wall design creates vivid, exclusive, dynamic and inspiring walls and draw their inspiration from nature in a simple, unadorned and Nordic style. I think it’s worth taking a look at…what do you think?

Jeg har aldrig overvejet vægudsmykning i hjemmet, men for et par uger siden fik jeg en mail fra en ny dansk designduo, der laver skulpturer til hjemmet af forskellig materiale. WULFFWINDING designer i bund og grund dine vægge, og udsmykningerne er håndlavede, inspirerede af naturen og den simple nordiske stil. De falder helt sikkert i manges smag, og jeg synes også, at de er smukke og værd at tage et kig på. Hvad synes du?

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Spring news Søsterne Grene

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Søsterne Grene – a brand known for selling cheap items from candles to kids toys to napkins and different kinds of dekoration – has just launched a interior line to be in store this Spring. The series consists of very cool items and I’m definetely going to have a look from March 2 where the things will be available in all stores in Denmark. Meanwhile here is a little sneak peak.

Søsterne Grene har netop lanceret en interiørlinje, der kommer i butikkerne den 2. marts. Den består af fine møbler, tæpper, lamper, pufs og meget mere og har nogle skønne farver. Her er et sneak peak.

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Relaunch at HAY

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Have you seen the new relaunch from HAY? It’s the Result Chair & Pyramid Collection originally designed by Friso Kramer and Wim Rietveld for Ahrend.

Having worked together for many years the starting point of the HAY and Ahrend cooperation did not begin until 2014. After a spontaneous visit to Ahrend’s CEO, Eugène Sterken, Rolf Hay mentioned his admiration for the Result Chair and how he felt it would work well with HAY. Not long after this visit HAY acquired a license to produce the Result and Pyramid Collections internationally.

“We are mainly known as a company who collaborates with designers from our own time, but for me the link between these products and what we have been doing, is the approach to industrial design they employed to make them. The idea of working with materials and construction in an intelligent and reliable way, creating as much value for clients at a reasonable price; the Result Chair and Pyramid Table were originally about just this.” says Rolf Hay.

Created to be adaptable, light and strong, the Result Chair (1958) and Pyramid Collection (1959) are two examples of products that utilise the cutout sheet steel construction method of manufacture. The Result Chair was originally designed by Friso Kramer and Wim Rietveld and the Pyramid Collection by Wim Rietveld in the middle of the 20th century, while they worked at Ahrend. Produced predominately for schools in the 1960s and 1970s throughout the Netherlands, the Result Chair has a particularly strong relationship with Dutch residents as it was a daily part of their lives growing up. Combining functional excellence with aesthetic lightness and adaptability, both designs are exceptionally sparing in their use of materials, are simple to construct and organic in their shape. They remain as relevant and useful today as the first day they came into being.

The Result Chair & Pyramid Collection are designs that have endured, proving the worth of the ideas that were initially put into their creation. For the initial relaunch collection, the designs are available in authentic finishes and configurations. The cutout steel bases are in black or light grey powder coating, with either an oak or smoked oak seat, back or tabletop. The Pyramid Collection features a number of different configurations of the design, including tables, a desk and a bench all of which are visually linked together by the elegant base frame.

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Design til børneværelset hos Avaville

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Siden jeg blev gravid med Ava har indretning af børneværelset interesseret mig mere og mere. Jeg nyder denne tid, hvor jeg bestemmer, hvordan værelset skal tage sig ud, for hun skal nok have en mening om netop det på et senere tidspunkt. Det må hun også meget gerne, men indtil nu er det altså mor og far, der vælger, hvordan børneværelset skal se ud.  Her er fem fine sager til drenge- og pigeværelset som jeg personligt er ret vild med. Rigtig god weekend!

Opbevaringsposer til legetøj og bøger fra Tellkiddo.

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Lyskæde fra Bloomingville Mini.

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Ballonspejl fra Elements Optimal.

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Børneplakater fra Eef Lillemor.

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Elephant stol og bord fra Elements Optimal.

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The definition of “hygge”

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Hygge’ is a Danish import and one of 2016’s hottest buzzwords, having caught on quickly after Helen Russell, journalist and Londoner expat in Denmark, published her best-selling debut novel, The Year of Living Danishly: Uncovering the Secrets of the World’s Happiest Country, in 2015. Though the word has been around in Denmark since the 18th century, it has only recently begun to spark interest worldwide with a slew of books being published on the subject in the last year alone.

This is from the a new article in American Express Essentials where I have written my definition of the word among 7 other so called life style experts (I’m quite flattered).

 

“Hygge is a state of mind rather than a situation or activity. The word describes a feeling within me when I sit around a table laughing and talking to good friends, or when I play with my daughter and we’re both having fun and enjoying every miniscule moment. The good feeling can’t be forced and only appears when you’re doing something enjoyable. Spending a Friday night on the couch with my favourite candy, wine and movie is also hygge.

“Hygge is where the heart is, so if you’re at a place where you feel comfortable, it can appear. My boyfriend and I love to spend time at home, so we’ve created a home with things that makes us feel good and happy. For instance, we’ve painted our walls in dark colours; we’ve decorated it with inviting furniture, wall art and green plants. And when we have guests over, they can feel the atmosphere as well.

“To create hygge, do things you enjoy the most and create an environment that’s conducive to pleasure and togetherness. Candlelight, fine wine and good food on a dark and stormy night can all help.”

Read the whole article here.

Som dansker ved jeg godt, hvad hygge er, men det er der mange udlændinge, der ikke helt forstår – altså hvad betyder ordet, og hvordan skaber man hygge. Jeg er blevet interviewet af American Express Essentials, der ville høre min opskrft på hygge. Læs artiklen her.