Friday, 27 January 2012

A passion for wood

I adore wood in all shapes and forms! From the wise old tree in the garden, to beautifully crafted home-ware I love it all 

Wooden Wall image 1& 2 via Image 3 Dinesen Floors

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Adore the quotes & loving the prints

Loving the feminine style and gentle messages used by the Swedish artist Ylva Sharp. We have recently seen loads of prints with cool and poignant messages, but Ylva's style is new and different -  just beautiful!

Images Bungalow5  and  Ylva Sharp

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Poster love "One Must Dash"

My current poster love goes to One Must Dash! If something makes you smile surely it can only be a good thing!
Anneli and Anki  (the owners) think friendship is the most creative context of all, and who can blame them! If their work is anything to go by, they do seem to have a laugh as well as a very well developed sense of humor! Their ambition is to carry on producing decorative things with an humorous edge. And there is one rule, it has to be beautiful and humorous! I for one will be keeping an eye on these twinkled eyed girls and can't wait to see what comes next!

Friday, 13 January 2012

The winner is ... TASTE by Rikke Hagen

SO excited! The cups from the brand new collection "TASTE" designed by Rikke Hagen for designerSHIP  is the WINNER of, "the most distinctive new design product" at Formland trade show  in Denmark  spring 2012.  More good news! The entire TASTE collection is available in my shop now!

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Vibrant design

I am all for the moody grey colour palettes, but also enjoy a splash of colour now and then to keep a room fresh and vibrant. Ingvi and Tinna, the Icelandic design duo behind  Dóttir og Sonur are amazing at doing just that! And enjoy and have fun experimenting with product design and colour. The origami poster and the “Lightlace” are amongst my favourites, each creating interest without taking over a space...

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

The best is yet to come ...

I'm an optimist and I truly believe that ...

Get the day off to a good start with  a comforting mug of hot chocolate and start  making it happen         ♡

1 vanilla pod, split and seeds scraped out
1 cinnamon stick
1 liter of milk
150g  plain chocolate, chopped into small pieces
sugar, to taste
freshly grated nutmeg, for dusting

This is how it is done
Heat the vanilla pod and seeds, cinnamon stick and milk in a saucepan until boiling.
Take the pan of the heat and add the chocolate pieces,  keep stirring until the chocolate melts.
Whisk the hot chocolate vigorously until frothy on top and add sugar, to taste. Serve with a dusting of cocoa.

                                                                  ♡ ♡ ♡

Image via House doctor

Friday, 6 January 2012

A beautifully designed restaurant

On a recent trip to Denmark I decided to visit Aarhus.  It had been a few years and I was very keen to check out some new shops as well as soak up the atmosphere in this beautiful old city.  I first came across what I thought was a shop, but turned out to be the restaurant "Kähler Spisesalon".  In order to give diners the true Kähler experience the restaurant has been kitted out with their own beautiful ceramics! Which does explains why I initially mistook it for a flagship shop!  Kähler was established in 1839 and today collaborates with artists such as Louise Campbell and Stilleben  who designs parts of their collections.

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