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Via that nordic feeling
Via that nordic feeling

There is a very soft spot in my heart reserved for beautiful ceramics. Today I want to share these gorgeous images from the Ferm Living AW14 line. Dream with me as I imagine sitting here procrastinating with a cup of coffee, today’s papers and a whole day of cozy autumn fun ahead of me.. Well I’m at work today, so the coffee and papers will have to wait until tomorrow. Weekends have their benefits!

Cup // pitcher // plate // bowl

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Photos: Ferm Living

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Hallway wishes

Hallway make over via that nordic feeling

I recently gave the hallway a make over. I would love to add a few new pieces to complete the look.

Hallway wishes via that nordic feeling

Mirror // Rug // Basket

View mirror from by Lassen to hang above the shoe cabinet. The Menu Wire basket to keep gloves, scarves any hats in and a rug from House Doctor to replace the door mat.

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The trick to keeping hydrangea alive

the trick to keeping hydrangea alive - via that nordic feeling

I love hydrangeas. They are so beautiful; the white ones, the pink ones and the blue and purple ones. But they are rather tricky! I have learned this the hard way. I can’t count how many times I’ve picked up a beautiful bunch at the florist only to come home, put them in water and watching them collapsing within the first hours or day.

I’ve tried every trick in the book without any luck until I discovered the one trick that works. Finally a way to enjoy these beauties.

the trick to keeping hydrangea alive - via that nordic feeling

 

This is what you do:

  • Boil some water and pour it into a cup.
  • Cut the stems one at a time at a very sharp angle with a knife not a scissor. You want a big diagonal cut, so the surface that takes in the water is as big as possible.
  • Dip the stem in the hot water for 20-30 seconds.
  • Put it straight into a vase with tempered water.

That’s it! Change the water every day. Repeat the whole process after a few days to make them last longer.

the trick to keeping hydrangea alive - via that nordic feeling

Make sure that you come straight home after buying these – they do not take transport without water very well. If you are lucky enough to have them in your garden, bring a bucket of water to put them in straight after cutting them.

Enjoy your beautiful flowers x

the trick to keeping hydrangea alive - via that nordic feeling

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Gluten-free blueberry pancakes

Gluten-free blueberry pancakes via that nordic feeling

One of my favourite weekend breakfasts is pancakes. I’ve tried many gluten-free recipes without much luck until I came up with my own. This one works like a charm.  It’s quick and easy and I always have the ingredients on stock – that’s handy if you suddenly feel like eating pancakes on a Wednesday night (true story!).

Some of you asked for my recipe after I shared this post – so here you go.

Gluten-free blueberry pancakes via that nordic feeling

What you need:

  • 2 medium/large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pure vanilla powder (I use this organic one)
  • 1 teaspoon of gluten-free baking powder (I use this organic one )
  • 1,5 decilitre (dl) milk. Use almond milk if you are lactose intolerant
  • 1,5 decilitre (dl) whole grain rice flour (I use this organic one)
  • frozen blueberries (you can leave these out)

This will make you 9 pancakes.

Toppings:

Vanilla skyr/drained yoghurt, berries, nuts, almonds, figs, raw cacao nibs, syrup, honey or what ever you like!

Gluten-free blueberry pancakes via that nordic feeling

What you do:

Put all the ingredients except the blueberries into your mixer and whisk it all together for a few minutes. I love my Kitchen Aid – it does all the work.

Gluten-free blueberry pancakes via that nordic feeling

Heat up a pan and add butter. I scoop up the dough with a tablespoon. 2 tablespoons make the perfect size for one pancake. A large pan like mine will cook 3 pancakes at a time.

Add the blueberries after pouring the dough into the pan – the blueberries adds a bit of natural sweetness and they are full of antioxidants and vitamins. By waiting to add them in the pan, the dough won’t turn blue! You can leave out the blueberries, if you like.

Gluten-free blueberry pancakes via that nordic feeling

Serve them up hot with your favourite toppings. I prefer vanilla skyr (homemade or bought ready-made) and raspberries. Sometimes I’ll mix it up with figs and/or chopped almonds.

That’s it – easy peasy. Enjoy x

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Friday favourites

Via that nordic feeling
Hello there Friday – I’ve missed you! What about you – are you ready to welcome the weekend? I am. It’s been a busy week around here, but a good one!

Do you know Humans of New York? I’ve been following the site on Facebook for a long time, and the stories Brandon Stanton post every day still make me smile, feel sad or thankful for my life every single day. It’s one of those things that I wish, I had come up with. It’s so simple yet so brilliant. Here’s a recap, if you haven’t heard of HONY before: Brandon walks around New York city with his camera. He takes portraits of strangers and asks them a few questions. I have no idea how he does it, but he has this mind-blowing ability to get people to talk about their secrets, the worst days of their lives, their biggest fears and their hopes and the things that matters the most to them. I am in awe!

Humans of New York

Photo kindly borrowed from Humans of New York

And I am not alone. It’s now also a book ranging #1 on NY Times’s bestseller list and United Nations recently sent Brandon on a trip around some of the neglected countries around the world. Brandon has made a career out of following his heart. As a fellow writer, I have so much respect for him, and as a fellow human being, I admire his belief in the project from the very get go, when he was just a man with a camera and a dream. I could go on and on about this – I won’t. Just promise me, you’ll check it out :)

Brandon recently spoke at Eisenhower Auditorium and said:
“There are so many people that use ‘following your dreams’ as an excuse to not work. When in reality, following your dreams, successfully, is nothing but work.” I can totally relate. Here’s to working for our dreams x

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On a completely different note (although New York related), Normann Copenhagen’s flagship store here in Copenhagen was named one of Europe’s 12 treasures by the New York Times. Now that’s cool! I totally agree – the shop is one of my Copenhagen favourites. Congratulations to Normann Copehagen.

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Happy Friday-fun-day and weekend guys – I hope you have a nice one planned x

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Updated bedroom

Bedroom via that nordic feeling

A few new things have moved into my bedroom, so I thought it was time for a little tour.

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My new nightstand is the PickMe stool by Lucie Kaas. I was lucky enough to win this – and I never win anything! The grey white colour fits right in.

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I keep my perfumes, lotions, deodorant etc. organised on a tray by NUR Design. Read more about NUR Design in this post.

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My earrings moved into this little rabbit jar from a new Danish webshop called Dibbedut. They sell quirky and kitsch little items. The nail polish is from the same shop.

Bedroom via that nordic feeling

My grandmother, who would have turned 94 on Friday, if she was still with us, watches over me <3

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The little Pilea plant (on the left) was a gift from the mum of one of my co-workers. She reads the blog and was inspired to buy new plants after reading this post. She sent me the plant as a thank you for the inspiration. Is that not the sweetest thing ever?! It warmed my heart and I smile every time I water it. Thank you Mette, I really appreciate it! x

That’s it guys. Find the answer for the colour code of the grey wall, the name of the lamp, bedding etc. here. Find info on the mirror, the poster, frame, candle and copper box here.

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Step inside Wiinblad’s universe + a chance to win

Wiinblad via that nordic feeling

Rosendahl recently launched a brand new collection of Bjørn Wiinblad designs. Have you seen it? Vases, plates, trays and candle holders to name some of the products. Check them all out here.

In honour of the new collection, Imerco is having an awesome competition on Facebook. They are asking you to be creative and interpret Wiinblad in your own way. All my Danish readers have the chance to enter – the prizes are freaking awesome! I’ll tell you more later in this post and show you my contribution.

Bjørn Wiinblad, the new collection - via that nordic feeling Bjørn Wiinblad, the new collection - via that nordic feeling

You know how much I love flowers, so naturally that was my prop of choice. I used the colour palette of autumn, so I went outside to collect leaves and picked up flowers from my local florist. This is my contribution. I had fun making this – I hope you can see Wiinblad? Hehe. This was my inspiration.

Wiinblad via that nordic feeling

Like so many other Danes from my generation I grew up with Wiinblad’s characteristic designs. My parents had vases, ashtrays and all 12 calendar platters hanging in the kitchen – I remember looking at them when eating breakfast in the morning. When they took them all down and gave them away, I held on to the December plate – my birth month. I still have it and use it as a coaster and trivet. His naive work makes me smile and has a very special place in my heart.

Bjørn Wiinblad (1918-2006) was famous for his colourful and playful designs. They stood out against the contemporary designers works. In the 60’s and 70’s when Bjørn Wiinblad was most popular in Denmark most other designers went for minimal and functional design – what Danish design are most know for around the world. But not him. He was not afraid of colours and personality.

Wiinblad via that nordic feeling

And now to the info on the contest – we’ll take this one in Danish.

Hvordan vil du fortolke Wiinblad?

Imerco har sat gang i en kreativ efterårskonkurrence – og der er virkelig fede præmier på spil!

Den går ud på, at du skal fortolke Wiinblad – kun din fantasi sætter grænsen. Du kan male, bage, tegne, strikke, hækle eller hvad du nu kan komme i tanke om. Jeg lod mig inspirere af efterårets smukke farver og lavede en fortolkning i blomster og blade. Her er mit bud.

Wiinblad via that nordic feeling

Du skal uploade dit bidrag lige her inden 27/10 kl. 12.00. Rosendahls creative director Merete Lykke vælger vinderne i uge 44. Præmierne er sindsygt gode! Hvem der bare var så heldig at vinde første præmien – jeg krydser i hvert fald fingre :)

  1. præmien: VIP-rundvisning i Bjørn Wiinblads hjem, Det Blå Hus, middag og overnatning for 2 personer på Rungstedgaard, samt Bjørn Wiinblad produkter for 2000 kr. Samlet værdi 4000 kr.
  2. præmien: Bjørn Wiinblad produkter for 2.000 kr.
  3. præmien: Bjørn Wiinblad produkter for 800 kr.

Du kan læse mere om konkurrencen og alle reglerne lige her. Hvis du mangler inspiration til at komme i gang, så tjek konkurreterne ud lige her. Held og lykke!

Wiinblad via that nordic feeling

*This post is sponsored by Imerco. As always thank you for reading my blog and supporting my sponsors. They make it possible for me to do what I love.

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Morning light + this weekend

Nordic dining room via that nordic feeling

I woke up to this sight yesterday ^^. What a glorious morning – just what I needed after complaining about the cold and grey weather we’ve had all week.

Autumn via that nordic feeling
Autumn via that nordic feeling

My Saturday was all dressed in the colour scheme of autumn. I had a styling job to do and nature’s props are the best. I went out with my little basket and within 10 minutes it was filled with the most gorgeous colour explosion of burnt red, orange, yellow and brown. It reminded me that I kinda love autumn too, even with the cooler days. And I love that despite living in the city, I am surrounded of a beautiful garden and trees in the streets (and even a park just around the corner, even though I didn’t go there).

I’ll share the result of the styling job tomorrow – and there are prizes in to for you – so make sure to stop by tomorrow and get the details.

Autumn via that nordic feeling

After the photo shoot I went over to my friends’ house for a Halloween gathering. Dorte served us ‘dead mice’ with ‘blood’ and ‘boiled spiders’. We drank ‘ghost juice’, toasted marshmallows over an open fire and carved Jack’o’lanterns – such a cherry afternoon in great company.

Autumn via that nordic feeling

This little guy came as a surprise in the mail this week. The fairytale about the Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Anderson was one of my favourites as a kid – also he wears glasses like me, so we instantly bonded. He moved in to the Montana bookcase.

The Ugly Duckling via that nordic feeling

I think I’ll make gluten-free pancakes for breakfast today – it’s Sunday after all. Some of you have asked for my recipe, so I’ll shoot some photos and write a post with the details soon. Have a happy Sunday x

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Hello Friday!

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Hi guys! Finally Friday, almost weekend. This week has been autumn break in Denmark, which – for those of us who didn’t have holiday – means more room in the bike lane, fewer meetings and having to look at everyone’s holiday pictures on Facebook and Instagram. But hey, I’m off to Thailand in 6 weeks (which I shared in this post), so no complaints from me! Also it’s been pouring down all week and I even had to put on gloves yesterday morning – always a sure sign that winter is coming.

I can’t stop listening to this song this week. It’s a Rasmus Walther cover – it’s in Danish, but give it a listen, because it’s oh so beautiful.

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I’m still practising my tea drinking skills. It’s going good and I am finding more teas, that I enjoy. The kind people over at Løv Organic sent over a bunch of teas for me to try out. The beautiful tins and colours alone make my heart happy – and they cheer up the kitchen. All ingredients are organic, just the way I like it. So far I’m loving the Løv is Beautiful. It smells and tastes like summer and sunshine. Just what I need to keep warm on cold days.

Speaking of cold days, I turned on the heat last night for the first time since I turned it off last spring, so they colder days are here to stay.

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This book has been the perfect tea companion. The photos are so dreamy. Very Nordic, calm and oh so beautiful. I can’t wait to get started on some of the projects and recipes in here.

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Via that nordic feeling

Btw, did you catch my post about picture walls? I have an extra tip for you! I used to hang my frames with screws in the walls, but they leave big, ugly holes – and that is no good if you like to move things around as much as I do. But then I discovered these. We call them “picture nails” in Danish. They are brilliant because they can carry a lot of weight and they only leave three tiny holes in the wall. It’s easy-peasy removing them and the holes disappear with a stroke of paint. I’m a fan!

Picture hook via that nordic feeling

What are you up to this weekend? I have a styling job, that I’m quite excited about. It’s going to be fun and the result will be up on the blog next week – stay tuned. Have a happy weekend x

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Greenie with a vitamin kick!

Greenie recipe via that nordic feeling

My juicer have been earning its keep lately. One of my new favourites is this greenie, smack full of vitamins, minerals and nutrients. Drink a few of these a week all winter long and your cells and immune system will be singing with joy ready to kick some influenza butt.

What you need:

  • ginger to taste (i use a lump the size of half my thumb)
  • 2-3 stocks of curly cabbage
  • a chunck of another form of cabbage – I used romanesco
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 banana
  • a handful of strawberries (frozen or fresh)
  • coconut water (I buy this organic one) – or use regular water

I use all organic ingredients to avoid pesticides and and nasty stuff, I don’t want to consume.

Greenie recipe via that nordic feeling

Look at that amount of greens – imagine having to chew through all that. That’s why juicing is brilliant for upping you vegetable intake.

What you do:

First I put the ginger and cabbage in my juicer. I have this one and I love it! Worth every penny. It’s the big model that juices, purees, makes smoothies, slices and cuts vegetables and comes with a citrus press – but the smaller model is a really good buy too. Have you seen that it is on a crazy good sale until Sunday at Magasin?

Greenie recipe via that nordic feeling

Then I pour the juice into my blender, cut the lemon in halves and press the juice in and add the avocado, banana and strawberries and blend. I add coconut water – water will work fine too, but you’ll be missing out on the healthy stuff in the coconut water – to adjust the thickness and blend again.

Voila! Drink it with a straw. It will keep your teeth safe from all the acid in the juice. Enjoy x

Greenie recipe via that nordic feeling

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