Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Divine design

I am all about purity in design so imagine my excitement when I came across these amazing images from a church in Eastern Bohemia.  The Czech designer Maxim Velcovsky has used design classics like the Verner Panton chair and customizing it with a punched crucifix - work of a genius I say!

























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Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Skandivis loves Signe Pling's DIY project

I often find craft to be a bit twee so you can imagine my excitement when I came across this very contemporary DIY job on Nordic Bliss. I literally can't wait to get my hands on some concrete!
The candle holder is made with the help of concrete, a bread tin and the creative genius that is Signe!  

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This is what you need:
Ready mixed concrete
A bread tin
cling film
4 tea light
Coarse sandpaper

And this is how it's done:

Cover your bread tin with cling film and fill in the desired amount of concrete. Remove the candles from the foil of the tea light and place them in the concrete making suitable spaces between them as you go along.
Let it dry. 
Once the concrete has dried lit all the candles and let them burn down.
Take some coarse sandpaper and sand down the area until you are able
to place another tea light in the hole.

Have fun!


Source Signe Pling via Nordic Bliss

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Slow start on Christmas

Every year around the time when people start fretting about the days getting shorter I actually come to life! I love the darker days and get "busy" cuddling up with a blanket and a good book or start nest building and making some seasonal changes to our home.  Candles on the table at all meal times become the norm and is part of what makes this season special.  I might make a subtle start on decorating for Christmas and often find that the first decorations going up stay out a few weeks into January making a nice slow transition to life after Christmas.

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The above images are from Bo Bedre and the photographer Kristian Septimus Krogh

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Let's support Movember

Movember is a fantastic charity that not only puts focus on men's health issues but we can also thank them for all the fantastic sprouting of mustaches  around the world  ♡  The aim of the charity is to raise vital funds so if you do have a bit to spare please donate though the Movember website thank you! 
                                                                         
                                                                                                                               

Anyway,  I do love  an eccentric mustache and they often make me smile! 







Mugs from Peter Ibruegger  Cushions from Urban Outfitters

Monday, 14 November 2011

DIY tip: Have a go at wall decorations

With the build of my home office now complete I am constantly on the lookout for new ideas and inspiration on decorating. Faced with three white walls I do need to get cracking! L o v i n g  this gorgeous butterfly tree and seriously considering giving it a  go!
















































This DIY tip is truly the stoke of a genius and comes via  Stylizimo where the full instructions can be found.

Thursday, 10 November 2011

If you love it frame it!

I'm someone who isn't very good at displaying family photos! Guess I didn't want my home looking too old school. But heavily inspired by these family walls I might start framing my family too!

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Found on the amazing Emma Design Blog
1. Ica Carlsson    2. Pinterest 3. Scandinavianretreat

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Shop of the week "Designer Zoo" Copenhagen


Designer Zoo is the brainchild of eight young Danish designers and is located on Vesterbrogade which is a very cool area in the middle of Copenhagen. The Zoo has got a definite creative wipe and is so much more than just a shop! It is the place I always check out whenever I'm in Copenhagen and I love browsing and soaking up the atmosphere. It effortlessly functions as a design gallery and houses eight workshops under the same roof. You are able to buy a very diverse selection of Danish design, craft and art products, created by the house's own designers but also work by 20 invited designers. I think the Designer Zoo is a dynamic exhibition space that reflects some of the best Danish designs today.
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Thursday, 3 November 2011

The Lovely Riiput Christmas Decorations

Yay! Very happy to see our unique Riiput Christmas decorations featured in the December issue of Elle Decorations. The Riiput is designed and made by the talented  Hanna Francis. Hanna was born in Sweden to a Finnish mother and English father and moved to England after spending her early childhood in Sweden. Hanna's fascination by nature combined with her Scandinavian heritage is evident not just in her designs but also her choice of materials. The the Riiput Christmas decorations,  KAJO lampshades as well as OKSA clothes hooks are all made from wood. Sustainability is important to  Hanna and she has taken great care in the design and development processes in order to achieve sustainable products.          
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