So simple…

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Good design can sometime be so simple. That’s what makes it so good. You might sometime think “why haven’t I thought of that?” or “I could have made that”. But then again you couldn’t because it requires so much creativity – for instance in regard of using new and different materials. Take these iconic designs of animals made by design company DNDC. The series Wild is made of laser cut acrylic and captures well known lines of animals making the design suitable for both grown ups and kids. I think they are quite nice.

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Godt design kan sommetider være så simpelt og udspringe af en enkel designproces. Så kan man tænke “hvorfor har jeg ikke tænkt på det” eller “det kunne jeg også lave”. Men det kunne man jo så alligevel ikke, da det kræver en masse kreativitet og kunnen, f.eks. i forhold til at bruge nye og anderledes materialer. Tag f.eks. disse fine, ikoniske skildringer af vilde dyr designet af firmaet DNDC. Serien Wild består af laserskåret akryl som på en helt enkel måde forestiller vilde dyr, hvilket gør designet både voksen- og børnevenlig. Jeg synes, de er ret så fine.

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My list to Santa

I’m making a list, checking it twice…and off it goes til Santa. Or maybe not but this time a year I’m definitely making lists and might also give my self a little something. One thing is sure – there are so many nice things to choose from and I have already bought all gifts for my friends and family. Or I’m still saving one for Martin, but I can’t tell you what it is yet. Here are some of the things on my own list this year. Are you making lists yourself?

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Jeg laver lange ønskelister lige for tiden – ikke så meget til andre, men mest til mig selv, for måske jeg skulle forkæle mig selv med noget godt i år. Jeg har allerede købt alle gaverne til venner og familie, hvilket føles ret rart. Jeg mangler dog gaven til Martin, og den kan jeg ikke afsløre – endnu. Her er lidt fra min egen ønskeliste i år. Mon du også er i gang med ønskelisten?

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1/Tribeca lamp, Menu 2/Form Jug, Tom Dixon 3/Black fluted tableware, Royal Copenhagn 4/Kubus Copper candlelight, By Lassen 5/Beoplay A2, B&O

The best for the one and only

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I’m an Apple fan – actually so much that I might have killed my MacBook by using it too much. When I was visiting the Danish trade fair DesignTrade I met the founders of Nordic Appeal – a  small Danish company with a vision to improve the computer working space by making it more practical and ergonomic. I bet my Mac would have had lasted af bit longer if I had had the right equipment.

Behind Nordic Appeal are photographers and designers Maria-Louisa Rosendal Søltoft and Martin Bay. I like their idea to make well thought through accessories that combine function and visual appearance. Everything is made in Denmark with the most environmentally friendly materials.

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Jeg er Apple fan faktisk så meget, at jeg har ødelagt min MacBook – måske ved at bruge den for meget. Da jeg besøgte DesignTrade i Bellacenter i August måned mødte jeg grundlæggerne af Nordic Appel et lille dansk designfirma med en vision om at forbedre computerens arbejdsrum ved at gøre det mere praktisk og ergonomisk. Jeg vil vædde på, at min Mac havde holdt en smule længere, hvis jeg havde haft det rigtige udstyr.

Bag Nordic Appeal er fotograf og designer MariaLouisa Rosendal Søltoft og Martin Bay. Jeg er personligt vild med deres idé om at designe noget visuelt lækkert tilbehør til kontoret, der dermed forener funktion og æstetik. Der er noget umiddelbart og naturligt over produkterne, der produceres i Danmark efter traditionelle håndværkstraditioner og af miljøvenlige materialer.

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5 from Hay

Paper Porcelain

It’s time for fall news 2014 and there are a lot of great news about the hit the stores. I have picked 5 favorites from Hay’s accessory line. I especially like the service in porcelain (above) that looks like coarse paper. The collection is made by Scholten & Baijing who created the service for an exhibition. Now, the paper model has been realized in a specially developed porcelain material that lets the tiny iron specks in the porcelain show, in imitation of the matt and tactile quality of recycled paper. The series includes an espresso cup, a coffee cup, a mug and a tea plate.

Colour Tray

Another product from Scholten & Baijings is Colour Tray that combines the hardness of bamboo and the natural ornamentation of the grain with an iconic fluorescent touch on edges and surfaces. The Tray comes in three versions.

Cord Hanger Fade yellow

Cord hanger has hardwearing and colourful polyester string wrapped around a metal hanger to add a little friction to a practical everyday item. I like the soft colors.

Lup Wall

Lup Wall is the classic candle holder transformed into a physical line drawing in black painted metal or copper wire. It has a playful narrative character and blend into the existing family of Lup candle holders.

Analog

I love clocks! This Analog clock is inspired by the classic barometer. Designer Shane Schneck has made watch that are three-dimensional rather than flat and is a tribute to an old school analog watch as a contrast to our digital world.

Now it begins

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Et billede siger mere end 1000 ord, og til at forevige gode stunder og visuelle lækkerier har jeg erhvervet mig Canons EOS 100D, der er lille og kompakt- perfekt til at tage med sig på farten. Jeg har længe ønsket mig et spejlrefleks kamera, men mange af de gode har været for store. Nu glæder jeg mig til at komme i gang med at bruge det, for lidt af en fotonørd er man vel altid. Desuden markerer indkøbet starten på denne blog, og jeg kan næsten ikke vente.

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A picture is worth a thousand words and to capture life and eye cathing stuff I have bought Canons new EOS 100D. It’s small but still has the needed features. I can’t wait to try it! This also mark the beginning of this blog and my new online presence. It’s all very exiting!