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.


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.


A funny looking bird


I really can’t get enough of accessories for the home and today I found a new item I think I have to find a place for. For Normann Copenhagen Icelandic designer Sigurjón Pálsson has created a range of characterful wooden birds made of oak. Shorebirds are turned from solid oak and their simple unadorned silhouette gives them an almost stylised expression. The largest of the birds is inspired by the curlew, with its long neck and distinguished, downwardly bent beak. Its long legs take slow, well-considered steps while looking cautiously around. The middle-sized bird is alert and active like a redshank. This elegant bird is often to be found with other wading birds. Finally, the sandpiper; a sociable little bird.

Sigurjón Pálsson says: “I’ve been fascinated by birds since childhood and have observed them for almost as long as I can remember. Therefore, I always knew that, eventually, I would incorporate birds into my design. The natural light brown of the oak tree is similar in colour to the birds that inspired my design. The various positions of the birds are modelled on the natural body position a wading bird has when looking for food in the sand and on the shoreline. The coloured legs and beak complete this expression.”

The three Shorebirds are available with lacquered legs in a classic black and white, a fresh and fashionable coral, or dusty light sea blue.


 Jeg kan ikke få nok accessories til hjemme og synes hele tiden, at jeg opdager nye. Som denne finurlige fugl i det lækreste egetræ, designet af den islandske designer Sigurjón Pálsson for Normann Copenhagen. Serien Shorebirds er drejet af solidt egetræ, og deres simple silhuet uden dekoration giver dem et næsten stiliseret udtryk.  Den største af fuglene er inspireret af spoven, der har en lang hals og et fornemt, nedadbøjet næb. Den mellemste af fuglene er kvik og aktiv som en rødben og til sidst er rylen, der er en selskabelig lille fugl.

Sigurjón Pálsson fortæller: ”Jeg har været fascineret af fugle siden min barndom og har observeret fugle stort set lige så lang tid jeg kan huske. Derfor har jeg altid vidst, at jeg på et tidspunkt ville inkorporere fugle i mit design. Egetræets naturlige lysebrune farve ligger tæt på farven af de fugle, der har inspireret mig til designet. Fuglenes forskellige stillinger er modelleret efter den naturlige kropstilling vadefugle har, når de leder efter føde i sandet og langs kystlinjen, og de farvede ben og næb fuldender udtrykket”.

De tre Shorebirds fås med lakerede ben i klassisk sort og hvid, frisk og fashionabel koral eller støvet lys havblå.