One of the things I hate the most is doing dishes. I really hate it! Some of the best money I spent after moving in was updating the kitchen with a dishwasher. I tell you, the first six months I lived here without one was a nightmare. I realise how spoiled that sounds, but it’s the truth.
Even with a dishwasher in the house I still need to clean the more delicate items and things like pots and pans by hand – and good tools, that are easy on the eye too, makes it more enjoyable. So I thought I would share some recent news in the kitchen: a dishwashing brush from Vipp and tea towels from new Danish brand SemiBasic. Both makes washing up much nicer.
Want to see more form the kitchen? Check the kitchen archives (here you will also find answers to questions like where certain items are from).
When I was growing up my parents had two beautiful pictures of ballerinas in their bedroom. I remember lying in their bed on special occasions looking up at the ballerinas in awe of their graciousness and gentle appearance. The pictures was in soft and dusty shades completing the feeling of them being creatures from a fairytale or another planet. That was it. Ballerinas had forever stolen my heart.
I never took ballet classes and I am no way as gracious as a ballerina. I took hip hop classes though (Oh come on. It was the 90s – we all did the Hammer!). But still the images stayed with me and to this day I can recall them clearly. I was fascinated and still am.
And then it happened again. I’ve lost my heart to a new ballerina. Walnut Street recently launched a new series of photo art including three beautiful shots of ballerinas.
The photographer is Canadian and called Vanessa Paxton. All three portraits are gorgeous and captures that dreamy out-of-this-world graciousness, that ballerinas have. I had a hard time choosing a favourite, because all three are gorgeous. Ballerina I won and moved in a few weeks ago.
Seeing her on the wall makes me think I might need to add another one to my collection at some point.
The three ballerinas are part of a new photo collection called Selected by Walnut Street. The collection also counts 9 photos from Kristine Norlander – all shot and edited on her iPhone (yay for Instagram!). I have my eye on the one called Paper Abstracts. Check them all out here.
It’s true. I do. The object of my affection is the new tableware from Broste Copenhagen called Nordic Sea. The soft shades of blue are perfect mixed with the different patterns and texture.
I recently attended a dinner held by Broste Copenhagen among others (in case you missed it, check out the beautiful pictures from the dinner shot by Line Thit Klein in this post). I got to take two lovely bowls home with me and I found the perfect spot for them in the kitchen.
Wandering about the oil and spices tray? Check this post for more info.
Check out other pieces from the set right here – gorgeous isn’t it?
Good morning, lovelies. Boy, I’ve missed blogging (and you)! Sometimes life just gets in the way. I have a lot on my plate at work these days combined with being so tired since the appendicitis. On top of that there has been a lot of behind the scenes work on the blog lately, so my energy has been going towards that. Before I started the blog I never realised how much work, that’s not writing new posts, that goes into keeping a blog. Phew. But I love it all – so no complaints. I just wish that that there was more time for it all.
Anyways just wanted to stop by and say hi. Today I have a date with the computer and a full camera – my head is literally spinning with ideas and new inspiration, I picked up – so I am really looking forward to getting it all down on paper.
I snapped these pics yesterday morning. It was grey and raining, so I staying in bed all morning drinking coffee and listening to Mads & Monopolet (a legendary Danish radio show). When I finally got up, I made gluten free blueberry pancakes with vanilla skyr and fresh raspberries and figs ad a big glass of freshly squeezed juice. I used to love pancakes for breakfast on weekends, but since I stopped eating gluten in January, I kinda forgot about them. Recently I have been experimenting with making gluten free ones, and I’ve finally come up with a recipe that works. Can’t tell they’re gluten free.
Figs are one of my all time favourite foods in the world, so I’m stuffing my face when there in season. Raspeberries are on that list too – and I tell you, together they are even better! Try it :)
The juice is squeezed from carrot, beet root, apple and ginger, yum! My best tip: always drink your juice with a straw. Your teeth and dentist will thank you for it.
Btw I’m working on a new picture wall as you can see in the background. It’s coming together – I’ll share more when the few last ices I’m waiting on are in place.
Have a happy Sunday, friends x
Hello guys. It’s been a bit quiet around here lately. This week took a rather unexpected turn as I fell quite ill on Monday and had to leave work. I spent Tuesday at the hospital with what might be appendicitis. They weren’t sure, so I got to go home although still admitted, while we wait and see what happens. It’s been a few rather painful days, but I am finally starting to feel better and I hope it means, that I am out of the woods. Cross your fingers for me!
Last week flew by – I went back to work after the summer holidays and my calendar was packed with fun events (more on that later in this post), catching up with friends and spending time with my good friends from the UK, who were in town. I spent all of last Sunday at DesignTrade catching up on all the great AW14 news, talking to designers and brands and getting inspired. My camera is full of photos and I am looking so much forward to getting all my ideas and impressions into writing and sharing them with you! On the blog soon, I promise.
I’ve been doing some shopping lately getting ready for the cold season. These two new cashmere sweaters moved in along with the silk shirt hanging on the wall. Nothing feels as good on a cold day as a warm and soft cashmere knit. I also bought a fabulous dress from &OtherStories with the most amazing zebra print. It’s a new favourite for sure and I’ll be wearing it every chance I get.
As I mentioned earlier ^^ I attended some great events last week. On Wednesday night I went to a fab dinner party hosted by Broste Copenhagen, Emmerys and Bungalow 5. The menu was delish, the table setting divine and the company was great. The ever so talented Line Thit Klein photographed the event and I want to show you a few photos from this great night.
Can you spot my name?
The view from the gorgeous old apartment was to die for!
Such a fab night! On the morning after I was invited to the Kähler Restaurant in Tivoli, where Kähler hosted a special event to celebrate their 175 anniversary. We had a lovely champagne brunch, saw all of their AW14 news and for to paint our very own Omaggio vase. That was so fun! It might not sound very difficult, but I tell you it wasn’t easy! Once the vase is glazed they will send it to me. I will show you once it arrives.
Design fairs in CPH coming up
If you don’t have plans for next weekend (6-7th September), you should stop by LOFT Bazaren or Finders Keepers if you’re in or near Copenhagen. These are two great design fairs – I am planning on stopping by both.
I went back to work yesterday after a lovely but (too) short summer holiday. All of a sudden it feels like summer is over. It’s been raining for the last two days and I can feel autumn in the air. As sad as that makes me (I’m summer’s biggest fan! And I’m still hoping for an Indian summer in September – who is with me?) I am also a little bit excited. Because this time a year means, that all the brands are releasing their new AW14 collections (AW stands for Autumn Winter, if you have no clue :)). My mailbox is booming with news and my head is spinning with new ideas. I can’t wait to share them all with you.
Also it is time for the big interior fairs. This year I am attending Design Trade in Copenhagen at the end of this week and I can’t wait to share all the new designs and inspiration I will bring home with me. Remember my post from last season?
I have a list of brands I want to visit at the fair. If you have a tip for me or you represent a brand who’s stall I should stop by, please feel free to drop me a line. There’s a contact form in the menu at the top of the page ^^
A few recent snaps from my bedroom.
Want to see more of my bedroom? Check this, this and this post.
Yesterday I shared my love of plants with you. I’ve been updating the living room with a bunch of new plants along with some old ones. The window sill had a make over too – and I had to include plants here as well. The small plant is actually a cutting from an old plant, that I’ve cut and planted myself. The bigger one is new.
I know that many of you find it difficult to decorate your window sills – it’s one of the questions I get asked again and again. I hope you can use mine for inspiration. Maybe it’s time for a post with inspiration for window sills soon?
On a totally different note (see what I did there?) I was mentioned by the Danish interior magazine Mad & Bolig as one of their five favourite interior blogs. Features like this always make me happy and proud. I am so thankful that I get to share my passion on here and especially the part where you, my dear readers, find inspiration in the universe I’ve created. So thank you to you too – for coming back and leaving kind and sweet comments. You’re awesome!
Lamp: Flowerpot, &Tradition / candle holder: Kubus, by Lassen / matches: Hay / jar: H&M Home
I’ve gone green. Maybe summer and sunshine has gone to my head, but I’ve been craving plants – and lots of them – lately. So I went plant shopping this weekend and came home with a bunch of new ones, mostly succulents. I also bought a new Corokia tree (it’s the big one that looks like it’s straight out of Lord of the Rings). This is the third one I get (3 is the charm, right?). I hope I can keep this one alive. It’s the only plant I’ve ever managed to kill apart from a few herbs here and there. I am usually known for my green thumb, so I have to give it another try. If this one doesn’t make it, I’ll give up.
As I told you yesterday, I’ve been moving the furniture around (again). I want to create a new picture wall too, and while this is going on, the frames are taking up some of the room, where I want to put the plants. So they are a bit squeezed together. But I decided to arrange them anyway yesterday as I was cleaning up and getting everything into its right place after the rearrangement. I love all this green!
Btw, someone asked to see, what the living room looked like before I moved the furniture back. Check this and this post.
Andy Warhol poster: Moderna Museet / birds: Architectmade / candle: Granit / tray: Nur Design / matches: Lagerhaus
Things never stay the same around here for long. I’ve always been like this even as a kid I liked to move around the furniture and redecorate my room. So I started my summer holidays with rearranging the furniture in the living room. The sofa is now back where it started, the Montana bookcase is up on a new wall and the TV too.
I’ve been filling out holes and painting the patches and the walls are looking good again. I have a lot of new ideas. I want to make a new picture wall, so the hunt for new posters and prints is on – know any good artist, I should have a look at?
Today is all about getting things into its new places and sorting out cords (the nightmare of rearranging) – right now it’s a mess! I’ll show you more soon.
Happy day, guys x
The Kristina Krogh poster I blogged about here is finally up on the wall.
Want a lamp like that? Here’s my DIY guide to making the wall lamp.
Roses from our garden at the summer house that I picked this weekend.
Last fall I showed you a basket in this post, that I had picked up at IKEA and use for storage in the hall. The basket was discontinued and I know that many of you went looking for one without any luck. So I wanted to tell you, that IKEA is introducing a new basket called GADDIS, that looks a lot like the old one – this time they even have it in a dip dyed version in black, orange and purple. They will hit the stores in August, so look out for it next time you go to IKEA.