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.

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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.

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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!

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*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

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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.

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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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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!

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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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Picture wall + a how to guide

Photo wall via that nordic feeling

I promised you pictures of my new picture wall – so here we go!

After shuffling prints around for the last year, I finally decided to commit and hang them on the wall. I can still change the prints in the frames from time to time (and God knows I will), but for now I have settled on a constellation – and I like it! It’s a big wall so there are many big prints in between. After having a more minimalistic set up for the last year, this feels good.

For info and links on all the prints – please check below.

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My best advice for making your own picture wall:

  • Don’t be afraid of big prints. A big cluster of small prints easily looks messy. Mix it up.
  • Don’t be afraid to go big. Use a whole wall like I did or a big portion of one to make a statement.
  • Think about the colours on the prints. Decide on a solid base like black, white and grey and use a few complementary colours to add a pop.
  • If you prefer a more colourful look, decide on a base colour like yellow and go from there – let the yellow be the thing that ties the prints together. If you use too many colours you risk an outcome that looks like a rainbow threw up on your wall.
  • I chose an asymmetrical look for my wall. I like things that have personality and sticks out. It gives the finished look an edge and I love how you can play with shapes and the whole length of the wall.
  • If you prefer a more neat look make sure the outline of the prints make a square.

Figuring out how to hang the frames is the most tricky part. I laid out all my frames on the floor and moved them around until I was happy with the result. Then – and first then – did I put nails in the wall. Use a spirit level on each and every photo to make sure it is straight. If you are anything like me a crooked picture will drive you crazy :) (All my frames are straight, although the angle in some of the photos make some of them look crocked.)

Photo wall via that nordic feeling

Night and Day poster by ByBak found here in frames from I LOVE MY TYPE.

Photo wall via that nordic feeling

Frame from MOEBE and print by Annemette Klit found here.

Photo wall via that nordic feeling

Print and frame from I LOVE MY TYPE – check this post for more info.

Photo wall via that nordic feeling

Flowerpot lamp by &Tradition and KBNHVN print by VISSEVASSE.

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Helmut Newton print from Fotografiska, Racoon by Silke Bonde and Girl with Ballon by Thomine & Artfellow.

Photo wall via that nordic feeling
From right to left: Ballerina from Walnut Street (check this post), Feather print by Annemette Klit found here, Let it go by Bodie and Fou (check this post), leaves print by Pernille Folcarelli, Paolo Roversi print by Fotografiska, Night and Day print (info above), Andy Warhol print from Moderna Musseet in Sweden (You can’t buy the print online – they only sell it at the museum shop due to copy right) and I LOVE MY TYPE print (info above).

Do you like my new photo wall? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below. Happy Tuesday x

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Friday Funday

This week flew by! Do you know the feeling? I am so looking forward to a weekend with time to slow down. I went to a book launch yesterday for a new book called ‘Bring home nature’ (or in Danish: ‘Tag naturen med hjem’) about bringing elements of Scandinavian nature into your home. I can’t wait to sit down this weekend with a nice cup of tea and indulge in all the beautiful pictures and projects. More to come later I’m sure – because as you know, Nordic nature is a very big love of mine.

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Tonight I have a date with a very special friend who have been in my life the last 20 years. Although we don’t get to see each other so often, she is very special to me and I am looking very much forward to a night of great food and conversation. I had the honour of decorating her wedding last summer – I blogged about it here, here and here.

We are having dinner at the beautiful restaurant Höst, that has been on my list forever! The interior is exquisite and the food is supposed to be delicious – can’t wait!

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Just look at this place. We’re in for a real treat! (Photo credit: Höst)

I have been drinking more fresh juice lately – it’s such a great way to up your vegetable intake and load up on vitamins and micro nutrients, that are so essential to our health and wellbeing. Especially now with the cold season approaching. I have this juicer. I bought it in January and despite being quite pricey, I am so happy that I did. I love fresh juice – my favourite at the moment is beetroot, carrot, apple and ginger.

Weekend breakfast via that nordic feeling

I recently saw the movie ‘Fat, sick and nearly dead’ (you can find it on Netflix, at least on the Danish version) and it really reminded my of how important what we put in our bodies every day is. I haven’t spoken a whole lot about food and diet here on the blog, but I have been making some big changes to my diet since the beginning of the year like cutting out gluten, eliminating refined sugar and starch and focusing on fresh, organic vegetables, healthy fats and organic/free range meat. I have been doing a lot of research about this field and have some strong opinions – my friends and family often come to me with questions and I love to speak about it. Is it something that you would like to read more about here on the blog? Recipes, health tips etc.? I would love to hear what you think.

Anyway have a great weekend, lovelies. I hope yours will be full of sunshine, lovely people, great coffee and time to slow down x

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Hallway make over

Hallway make over via that nordic feeling

Ever since I moved in last year I have been wanting to do something different with the hallway, but I wasn’t sure what. We painted everything including floor, walls, doors, door frames and ceiling, when I moved in – like the rest of the apartment (check this post to get the big tour).

First I considered painting the front door in a different colour.  I couldn’t decide on one tho, so I never got around to it. Then I wanted to add some colour to one of the walls. Again I couldn’t quite decide on a colour. And that was that until I was contacted by the nice people over at Sadolin, who asked me to be creative with colours from their new Top7 range. It was the perfect opportunity to finally get started on the hallway!

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Top7 consist of 7 (surprise!) colours – both light and dark colours but all in lovely, dusty shades, the way I prefer. They are divided into three themes The Nostalgic, The Romantic and The Graphic.

Hallway make over via that nordic feeling

Now, the faithful reader will probably think that I am a graphic girl. I would think so too, but no. I lost my heart to the romantic theme. The dusty shade of violet combined with the rich eggplant and the fair creme colour. So boys and girls – I decided to work with this theme.

My first idea was to do a graffiti splatter with Eggplant and Flour on top of the Violetta. Buy when all came to all I wasn’t brave enough. Just think of how much wall, floor, doors and ceiling I would have to cover to pull this off without getting paint everywhere. I ended up doing something much more simple only using Violetta and Eggplant. Not surprising really. I do prefer the simple, minimal solutions in the long haul.

The trick to getting a straight line is to use paint tape. First you measure up a certain distance to the end of the wall and mark it with tiny pencil dots all the way down. Then you add the tape going from dot to dot. Once the tape is up, give it a good rub all the way down.

Hallway make over via that nordic feeling

Start by painting the edge with the same colour as your base all the way down to seal the edge. This way no tiny runners will make it underneath your tape in the tiny air holes. Wait for it to dry and then you are ready to add your second colour.

Hallway make over via that nordic feeling

Painting a wall is such an easy way to spice up your home. And honestly this didn’t take much work once I had taken down the Hang It All and cleaned the wall. The most annoying thing is waiting between coats for it to dry. But I made the most of it – once I had applied two coats of Violetta I went out to meet a couple of friends for a concert. By the time I came home I was ready to get started on the darker square.

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Hallway make over via that nordic feeling

The Violetta needed two layers and Eggplant needed three. It’s easy covering a light colour with another light colour – using a dark one needs a bit more effort. I started out with a white wall underneath that was painted a year ago.

I swear I hadn’t even noticed that my coat matches Violetta and my Hunter rain boots matches Eggplant before I put my things back after finishing!

Hallway make over via that nordic feeling

Hallway make over via that nordic feeling

If you are looking for info on the shoe cabinet, the coat rack or the dots check this post – and this and this post for info the basket.

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What do you think? Do you like it? Would you consider painting a wall in your home?

P.s. You might have noticed that there has been a few changes around here. It’s mainly in the sidebar where you will also find my brand new profile picture! Yes, you heard me right. After 1,5 years (and endless jokes about my pour try of staying somewhat anonymous with a photo of only half my face) I’ve decided to say goodbye the old photo. The talented photographer Simon Klein Knudsen has shot a real portrait of me. I am feeling a bit shy about it, but here I am :) I have also been working on updating the about page and sponsor page – with photos too. I hope you like it!

P.p.s. Don’t forget that today is the last chance to enter the give away to win a happiness package + a poster from I LOVE MY TYPE. Check this post for info x

*This post is sponsored by Sadolin. 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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Hello there Fall

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There is something about the seasonal change. It’s a reminder of the time passing and the visible changes of autumn always make me a little nostalgic and heavy at heart. It’s funny – the change from spring to summer makes me ecstatic and excited and I can’t wait for summer to get here with all the sunshine, long light days and bare feet in sandals, to name a few favourites.

When the leafs turn yellow and red and start to fall off the trees and the temperature goes down I feel a bit sad. It is such a visible reminder, that the darker and cold days are on their way – and next summer is so far away. Don’t get me wrong I do appreciate living in a part of the world where all 4 seasons have such a different expression, it’s just that summer seems to go by so quickly. It’s never quite long enough.

So this year I’ve decided to do something about that. If summer won’t stay with me, I’ll go find it – oh yeah! At the end of November I’m going to Thailand to spend a late fall break/early Christmas holiday on a beach wearing nothing but a swimsuit, sunscreen and sunglasses. I can’t wait! It’s my 4th trip to Thailand, but I’ve never been to Phuket before – so if you have any tips, please let me know.

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So I’ve stocking up on sunscreen – an organic, toxin, perfume and parabens free one, just the way I prefer it. Oil for the body and cream for the face, both SPF30 considering my fair Scandi skin.

Oh and notice the glasses? Remember this post? I finally made up my mind and ordered a pair from foof. More on that soon!

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I worked on a little DIY project this weekend. Here’s a little sneak peak of the colours I used. They are a part of Sadolin’s new TOP7 colours. I am writing up the blog post as we speak, so it will be up on the blog in the next few days.

Mean while I hope you’re staying warm. I’ve gotten out the first sheep skin for the sofa and I’ve been drinking more tea lately. It’s a great way to stay warm and it helps me cut down my coffee intake. What’s your favourite tea flavour?
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I still love this tea cozy so much (found here). The mug is from Vipp. Happy Tuesday x

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This weekend..

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Don’t you just love that Friday feeling? I do and I have a full and fun weekend planned. I have a little project going on this weekend in collaboration with Sadolin – there’s a little sneak peek above ^^ Can’t wait to share the result with you next week!

My last post about gratitude got me thinking about all the little things, that bring me joy. The air in my hair, when I bike through the city, a favourite song, spotting the first few red leaves on the trees, a sweet text message from a friend – it’s so easy to overlook these things on a busy day. Another reason why I love the gratitude journal – which by the way you can win on Facebook and Instagram.

Here’s my LOVE list at the moment in random order…

This beautiful soundtrack – especially this song. Who knew Kiera Knightly could sing! If you haven’t seen the movie – do it! I loved it.

These (free) radio podcasts – the last few episodes called ‘Love hurts’ really struck a nerve with me. Read this post, if you haven’t heard about the show before.

This article from the New York Times. They spent 36 hours in Copenhagen. Make sure to watch the video too – they have a lot of my favourite spots in there :)

Fresh flowers. Forever a favourite! Go buy yourself some for the weekend.
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My new shoes from &Otherstories.
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This beautiful free printable found here. Print it out and give it to someone you love.
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… To name a few. What’s on your love list at the moment?

Have the happiest of weekends, friends x

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