Archive for May, 2010

We’ve seen them all! Maybe, not always aware of the fact that the same artist designed the various items but they’ve yet somehow been imprinted in our design consciousness:

But honestly, have you ever seen an outdoor version of one of the most famous lamps from Verner Panton? I’ve just recently discovered it and think it would perfectly match our old charming house and the English-style garden that basically maintains itself 😉

Verner Panton’s FlowerPot Garden! Please visit my garden and please keep the red dress on! 🙂 It will match the deep green colour that reigns outside my windows these days!

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Grow books on a tree

Posted: 28. May 2010 in Wish list
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This shelf system must be like the definition of organic design.

It’s simple yet brilliant!

Definite item No. 2 on my Christmas wish list. …I don’t even want to think about how long the list will be in the middle of December 2010 😉

The tree shelf is designed and distributed by Korean DesignArtist.

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Take a closer look at the details:

The tree comes also in other colours and can give shelter to other items than books as well:

Breaking News! :o)

Posted: 26. May 2010 in Design

I’m so happy today! 🙂

…and that’s because I’ve been honoured with a ‘Beautiful Blogger’ Award. The award has been given to me by Heidi from one of my favourite interior design blogs: Hallingstad.

According to the rules of this award I will now forward it to 7 other bloggers that I follow on a very regular basis and whose work and ideas I find really appealing and inspiring:

Avdelingen – very interesting interior design blog that I’ve started following recently. Lots of great pictures and a style that I definitely like a lot!

Emma’s blog – the ‘big fish’ as it comes to bloggers in the design world. Emma focuses mostly on inspiring photographs of great interiors.

Automatism – I’ve just discovered this place. There’s lots of great stuff to dive into.

Design Sponge – one of the classics between interior design blogs. Grace Bonney has been blogging since 2004!!! Was it actually technically possible to blog back then? 🙂

Design Milk – source of my everyday design inspiration. Watch out! You can easily get addicted!

Clamour For Glamour – a fashion blog that I follow every day. Camille – thank you for all the fashion-related hints and for sharing your cool rock-and-roll style.

It’s fashion baby – I guess the title says it all! 🙂 Lisbeth has a great sense of humour that often cheers me up…even if I don’t need it 😉

Bloggerland – a blog about blogging. Very educational stuff! If you suddenly see some more drastic changes on my own blog it’s because I’ve spent too much time on Bloggerland 😉

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Now, the rules say also that I should mention 7 things about myself. Well, here they come then:

– I’m 33

– I’m a vegetarian

– I have a lovely cat whose name is Peter Pedal 😉

– I love to do at least 150 things at a time, otherwise I simply get bored

– I love travelling, but I’m happy that travel is no longer part of my professional life

– I love Denmark and most of the Danish people 🙂

– I enjoy most of the things regarding fashion and much of it is the fashion blogger’s fault! 😉

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Thanks Heidi! You made my day! 🙂


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What a great idea!

Posted: 26. May 2010 in Design

I so want a picture of my beloved ones to decorate the space between the cooktop and the hood in my dream kitchen.

The photo on the image to the left is placed behind a glass panel that is easy to clean, which is a must in such a ‘harsh’ environment. 🙂

Picture to the right features also my favourite Louis Ghost chairs by Philip Starck that proudly decorate my own kitchen as well. In case you haven’t seen a picture of my dining area here it is.

I believe it’s never too early to start making notes on your wish list. Actually, as it comes to my wardrobe, I always keep a relevant wish list updated…just in case of a birthday (my birthday), an anniversary or yes! …Christmas 🙂

So here it is! The first item on my interior design wish list:

1. Laundry basket from VIPP

Hang it on! – continued

Posted: 23. May 2010 in Design
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This time a wall edition of previously posted coat hangers:

The first one is a wall coat rack designed by Jade Barnes-Richardson, an English designer whose idea is to create order and tidiness within a room introducing a designed mess of hangers.

The other one is somewhat controversial in its expression and yet very simple in form. Umberto & Luisa coatracks by Soup Studio are a cool and functional alternative to traditional hooks on the wall.

Inspiring things for my kitchen

Posted: 21. May 2010 in Design
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Not that I spend that much time in the kitchen 😉 …yet still, as any other room in my house, the kitchen needs to be an inspiring space as well. The good thing about my kitchen is actually that it shares the same room with the dining and the living area, so whatever I put on display in the kitchen is easily seen in the other two function areas as well – 3 in 1 at its best!

First inspiration:

The Grandma (mormor in Danish) series from Norman Copenhagen, available at DesignDelicatessen and many other places as well.

Second inspiration:

The milk jug, egg holder, crushed cups, tank and other amazing everyday objects ‘memorized’ in porcelain by Italian Seletti.

Third inspiration:

The GOLDENAGE VASE designed by Meirav Barzilay, is a ceramic vase inspired by the loss of skin elasticity in old age. The form of the vases resembles sagging skin in old age, they are decorated by two different prints, which complement each other.

Fourth inspiration:

The rock-and-roll “Faith and hope” cups from Menu are available in numerous places. I won’t mention them all here but DanskDesignNu is definitely worth visiting.

Hang it on!

Posted: 19. May 2010 in Design
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Do you need sth smart and unusual as your new coat stand?

Well then, maybe you should consider one of these 3 Italian designs:

This functional and colourful Alta Tensione is a product of one of my favourite design companies, namely Kartell. Enzo Mari who designed Alta Tensione made it into a practical coat stand that can easily be placed in a corner of the house but it can also be used for decorative purposes.

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The MORI coat stand by B-Line in lacquered micro-embossed mDF plywood, consists of a single element which, by interlocking multiple sections, can form one or more corners or a wall.

MORI designed by Christophe Moinat can be enhanced by adding a coat hanger and a round accessory tray of the same material.

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Mario Mazzer for Bonaldo designed this elegant coat stand he called Tree. Tree is made from polyethylene, is 175 cm tall and available in a choice of great colours.

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All three coat stands are available at TheModernStyle.

Karim – how on earth do you do it? 🙂

Take a closer look at Karim Rashid’s Smart-ologic Corian Living as shown at this year’s Milan Furniture Show.

…he must have been a great fan of ‘The Flinstones’ as a child 🙂 This kind of fantasy must be fed with good stuff!

The bedroom with adherent bathroom.

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The dining room.

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Karim Rashid – I applaud you with a standing ovation! 😉

One of the online interior design magazines I check on a weekly basis is the Danish Boligmagasinet. Even if you don’t speak Danish you should definetely check it out. I’m sure you’ll find that sth; the inspiration you’ve been missing.

What’s inspired me in the newest edition of Boligmagasinet:

Beautiful lively mix of black and white. Love it! Do you?

The black and white living room at its best. The only colours that are welcome here are the ones originating from living ‘objects’ 😉

The kitchen is just as tasteful as the rest of this house inhabited by a couple and their four kids in the Danish city of Aarhus.