French Riviera

Faithful to this Scandinavian brand for over three years (see Article 2016 “Less”). Woron has proven through the quality of its products that style can rhyme with eco-responsibility (sustainable and vegan materials). This black wrapped dres…

Earth Layers by Erik Jørgensen & Pernille Vest

The showroom of Erik Jørgensen at Bredgade 76, 1260 Copenhagen K has turns one year old this month. One the one year anniversary however they have opened their doors to share a new holistic experience with visitors that feels earthy yet artistic.The fo…

A Light Filled Home in Copenhagen Styled With Warm Earth Tones

The home of designer Caroline Feiffer is bright, natural and sunlit home, full of geometric pattern that contrast the earthy tones throughout. Caroline lives in Copenhagen and designed her space to be a mix of old and new, style and form and most of al…

OMA stacks green glass boxes to create architecture centre on Copenhagen waterfront

An architecture centre, co-working space and apartments are housed within a development of stacked glazed blocks by OMA, which creates a “knot” around a busy intersection in Copenhagen. Blox incorporates the Danish Architecture Centre (DAC), offices for creatives and build-to-rent apartments. Dutch architecture firm OMA was commissioned to design the development by the Danish philanthropic organisation Realdania back in 2006.

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Kengo Kuma to build aquatics centre and harbour bath in Copenhagen

Japanese studio Kengo Kuma and Associates is designing an aquatics centre on Copenhagen’s harbour, featuring indoor pools framed by brick pyramids and outdoor baths that terrace down to meet the sea. Kengo Kuma’s office won a competition to design Water Culture House. It forms part of COBE’s regeneration of Chistriansholm – an artificial landmass also known as Paper Island,

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Suspected murderer Peter Madsen worked on BIG’s smoke-ring-blowing power plant

The Danish inventor on trial for committing murder aboard his self-built submarine helped Bjarke Ingels Group develop the distinctive smoke-ring-blowing chimney of its Copenhagen power plant, Dezeen has learned. Peter Madsen, who is charged with the murder of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, is credited with helping Danish architecture studio BIG develop the technology for the chimney. He features

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Tour the Danish home of Oliver Gustav

The home of Oliver Gustav is just as curated as his shop and designs and is reminiscent of Vilhelm Hammershøi’s paintings! His late 19th century home is filled with wonderful antique finds mixed with sculptural objects and modern forms which compose hi…

SLA Architects designs ski park atop BIG’s Amager Bakke Waste-To-Energy Plant

Our latest Dezeen x MINI Living video reveals plans by landscape firm SLA Architects to create the year-round ski slope and park over Copenhagen’s new Amager Bakke Waste-To-Energy Plant. Bjarke Ingels’ firm BIG is behind the new power plant, which completes this year in the Danish capital. The firm asked SLA Architects to design the large park that will

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Copenhagen Harbor’s Floating Islands

Australian architect Marshall Blecher and Danish designer Magnus Maarbjerg have joined forces in the creation of their latest project: a man-made wooden island, complete with a linden tree, that is currently floating in Copenhagen’s harbor.
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Sine qua non

A fresh quality online jewellery platform which regroups luxury and high-end materials is often what we aspire to. Add to that a conscious design approach as well as distinctive pieces and you will ingeniously find FINEMATTER. You will be presented &#8…

NORD Architects creates angular timber-clad sports centre in Copenhagen

Danish studio NORD Architects has completed a multipurpose sports facility in Copenhagen’s developing Ørestad City area. Featuring a cluster of timber volumes that fan out from a central point to define different functional zones, the building is located alongside Bjarke Ingels’ iconic Mountain Dwellings complex. In comparison to its neighbour, the sports facility designed by NORD

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Artificial island creates floating events space in Copenhagen harbour

Australian architect Marshall Blecher and Magnus Maarbjerg from Danish design studio Fokstrot have teamed up to create a wooden island, floating in Copenhagen harbour. Complete with a single linden tree, the 20-square-metre floating platform is a prototype for a project called Copenhagen Islands. It was designed to be used as a public space. “The prototype island

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An Overnight Experience In The Krane

Amongst the industrial landscape of the harborside of Nordhavn, Copenhagen, stands ‘The Krane’. Designed and built by Mads Møller from Arcgency for Klaus Kastbjerg, the former coal crane has been renovated and now acts as an immersive, multisensory exp…

Le Labo in Copenhagen

I am already in Stockholm today( do check my instagram stories for my whereabouts, plus the most amazing sunrise this morning e fr) , but I wanted to share some of the photos I took yesterday while out shopping at the new Le Labo perfume boutique, that…

Today’s office from Skt. Petri

As I mentioned on my post Weekend Bliss a couple of days ago, I am spending a few days in Copenhagen then I am off to Stockholm for a dinner hosted by Bang Olufsen. I always love visiting Copenhagen but it is extra nice this time of year due to Christm…

Copenhagen arena by 3XN has an undulating wooden facade that rises up above entrances

Danish firm 3XN has completed a large sporting and cultural arena in Copenhagen, featuring a glazed curtain wall wrapped in timber fins arranged to allow partial views of the interior. The 35,000-square-metre Royal Arena is situated in the Danish capital’s residential Ørestad Syd area and was designed by 3XN together with global architecture firm HKS

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STAY Copenhagen

A HAY designed apartment hotel in chilled out Copenhagen.

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Frama Studio Store

There were so many amazing places I wanted to visit when I was in Copenhagen; and high on my list was the Frama Studio Store. As the name suggests, it is a studio-cum-store, a space for Frama to showcase and sell all their wonderful designs. It’s such a beautiful space, very calming, and filled with […]

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Autumn In Copenhagen

I always feel so at home in Denmark’s capital city, Copenhagen.
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NORR 11

Photos from Norr 11, who has stores in CPH, London, Berlin and Reykjavik, all shot by Heidi Lerkenfeldt.

STODEOH, vintage accessories from Copenhagen



Yesterday I stumbled across this Etsy shop with some great vintage treasures including Fog & Mørup lighting, Platner dining chair and a completely glass lamp with a slight mushroom shape. It’s nice when you find a vintage shop like this with such a careful selection of pieces!

Ferm Living : The Home

A couple of weeks ago I visited Copenhagen, invited by Ferm Living for a very special dinner and the opening of The Home, their new Showroom in Amagertorv Square. If you follow me on instagram ( and you should for candid everyday moments ), I snapped the whole dinner and gave a quick sneak peek of the private showroom, and today I am finally sharing the photos I took. Everything in the showroom you can find in the Ferm Living webshop apart from small details such as perfumes or crystals. The Home is not open for public viewing but I will be more than happy to take you on a tour below.  Follow me!

I am starting the tour from the living room, where the light is ample and the windows look directly at the Amagertorv Square. The Turn Sofa and the Kelim rug are few of my favorites from the collection ,  while the poofs are new for AW17 and can be found here along with the rest of the news.

Walking past the living room through the double doors we enter the office. Here the table and chairs or the Haze Vitrine need no introduction, however I loved the new Pin board , while the Haze collection that the Vitrine belongs to is getting new additions, trays , cabinets, shelves, check the whole collection here


Through another set of double doors and we can find ourselves into the bathroom/bedroom, one of my favorite rooms in The Home of Ferm Living. The small boudoir area must be the most photographed area in the showroom, and it is quite easy to replicate right from the AW17 news. Lucky us! The Plant box in new color rose serves as a storage box , while the addition of the Brass tray that is made for it allows for leaving on top some of bathroom essentials. I love the Sekki Salt jars that here are used to hold small objects, also in the box you can find a variety of Salon Purses lined with velvet, perfect for storing cosmetics. The Balance candleholder in brass is actually from this years Christmas collection, while you can find all the Stone Hooks here in various sizes and colors. The Poise hand mirror that is hanging from one of the hooks can be found here!

 The kids room is situated right after the bedroom ( so sweet to be in there ) and we keep on walking we find ourselves on a small blue corridor that is in fact the entrance of the showroom. 

To the left of the corridor we find the dining room that connects to the living room through another set of double doors. I loved the deep maroon color on the walls ( all the decorations can be found in the Ferm Living collection ), while if you turn around you find another color in a nook that accentuates the 19th century details. On the wall the Hanging Tealight Deco in Oval shape (also comes in a brass version)  , again from the Christmas collection ( expect to see it in my apartment when I am ready to go festive). 

Turn right in the same corridor and you find yourself in the kitchen, bright white in one side and a beautiful green on the other. Here new collections are fusing with old , from the beloved Neu Tableware and the Ripple line of glasses, to the all new Sekki Collection of bowls, jars, cups and pots (see top of the shelf photo above). The Sekki collection will be available from the 5th of November and I personally can’t wait, the unglazed solid dyed stoneware is almost calling my name.

Last but not least, right through the kitchen, inside a little nook, the most adorable bathroom ever. Here you can see more of the Sekki collection, the Poise mirror and new accessories from Ferm Living. Funny anecdote, I came directly to the bathroom as I entered the showroom, I was a little late in my appointment due to my plane landing slightly late so I just took my clothes and cosmetics and excused myself until I was looking a little bit more presentable, so I got the chance to do my make up in the bathroom, believe me, it is as cozy as it looks!

This concludes the tour of The Home of Ferm Living in  Amagertorv Square, I hope you enjoyed it! I made notes of some of my favorite items, but if you see something I have not mentioned , just check the Ferm Living webstore, you will find everything there ;)

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Cruciform pavilion by Krupinski/Krupinska Arkitekter references historic Copenhagen garden

The light filtering through tree-lined avenues inspired this slatted pavilion by Swedish studio Krupinski/Krupinska Arkitekter, which is installed in a cross-shaped formation in a Copenhagen park. The elongated walkways of the King’s Garden Pavilion encourage visitors to promenade along them. The regularly placed wooden columns filter the light like tree trunks, while the slatted roof is intended to mimic

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IKEA lab Space10 creates algae-producing pavilion in Copenhagen

IKEA’s external innovation lab Space10 has worked in collaboration with three young architects to create a four-metre-high bioreactor dome for growing microalgae. Described by Space10 as a “food-producing architecture pavilion”, the futuristic dome houses a photo-bioreactor — a closed system that enables the high productivity of green microalgae. The dome was installed at Copenhagen’s CHART Art Fair last

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H&M’s newest retail store, Arket, opens in Copenhagen with a stunning interior

H&M, the multi-faceted Swedish brand has created yet another retail store called Arket which opens its first location in Copenhagen today at Købmagergade 33. The interior structure and design was inspired by historical archives. The all grey space is housed in what was previously the Royal Danish Mail warehouse.

“When working on the store concept, it was in developing new solutions to practical challenges that we found most of our inspiration,” says creative director Ulrika Bernhardtz. “Two of these challenges were how to create breathing space in the store, and how to devise an uncomplicated and flexible way of presenting and editing our broad assortment.”

Read more about it here, and if you’re in CPH, check it out in real life!




Menu Space AW17

The last few days have gone by much too quickly and if you follow my instagram stories and generally my instagram you know why. Since I wasnt able to post while spending a week in Copenhagen , I will take everything backwards and start from the last day! On friday after all my meetings and press events were finished I decided to visit again the Menu Space at Nordhavn, Menus new showroom and open cafe in the area. The last time I stopped by was for the openings night dinner during 3 days of design and I didn’t have time to take any photos, I more than made up this time around however. I was delighted to see some of the news coming out now and in the following months , if you are interested in sneak peeks there are plenty below!

The Offset sofa by Norm Architects as seen in the photo above is one of my favorites. The name comes from the design process when the architects experimented with its shape by offsetting proportions, playing with narrow armrests versus a thick generous seat while trying to research balance . The result is a welcoming sofa, contemporary yet very inviting.

New Norm Dinnerware will also be launching this Autumn in a new color, stormy grey. The dinnerware is finished in a special glaze that gives the porcelain its elegant watercolour-like texture. 
 
The Zet storing system as seen above is a new shelving system with a light , airy and minimalistic appearance. It consists of only two parts, the wooden u-shapped shelves and the metal frame. By combining these two one can create endless formations while it can always be disassembled and reassembled in a different shape. On top of Zet lies the new Stone Lamp. Norm architects intended for it to be used exactly as a candle so it is designed to create a soft cozy light. 

 Another one of my favorites that will launch later this year is the Monuments Magazine holder. There are many magazine holders in the market, and certainly we can also build stacks of them right on top of our floors, however the Monuments plinth like design with two identical marble blocks imbues the holder with a monumental architectural feel, hence its name! This one got immediately on top of my wishlist.



Although the corner for the Eave modular sofa was still under construction, I managed to take a sneak peek photo for you. The sofa takes its name by the “eaves” the lower edges of the roof that overhang a wall. I expect to see the Eave in many combinations in many homes and offices alike, its versatility and its shape, a perfect blend of style and comfort, make it a great choice for any space. Sneak peek on the plinth, the TR bulb, the first collaboration between Menu and Tim Rundle. The dimmable lamp can be placed on the table or the wall, while its opal glass diffuses the light and prevents glare. 

 The last sneak peek for today comes in relation with the TR lamp in a form of a combination of the Tribeca series by Søren Rose Studios and the TR as seen on the top right of the photo above. This photo even though it only shows part of the lamp is one of my favorite photos, I feel it captures the essence of scandinavian minimalism perfectly.

I hope you enjoyed the small tour in the Menu Space, some of the things I saw made it on the top of my wishlist so I am hoping I will be able to budget some of them for my own space at home soon!

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CF Møller covers Copenhagen school in 12,000 solar panels

Scandinavian firm CF Møller has designed a school on Copenhagen’s waterfront, which is almost completely covered in blue-tinged solar panels that shimmer like sequins in the sunlight.  CF Møller designed the Copenhagen International School for Nordhavn – a harbour currently under renovation in the Danish city. Thousands of solar panels enveloping the stacked-block formation of the school are tilted in opposing directions

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Dark beauty

Norm Architects has partnered with Menu again on the interior architecture of an apartment in Copenhagen’s Nordhavn neighborhood Nordhavn. The old silo has been updated to include bespoke furniture, a kitchen, bathroom and even custom designed walls an…

BIG unveils plans for Cactus Towers beside new Copenhagen IKEA

Bjarke Ingel’s firm BIG has revealed renderings of a pair of high-rise residential towers with spiky facades, which will overlook a new IKEA and hotel in Copenhagen’s Vesterbro district. Named after the distinctive spiked outline created by their rotated floorplates, the Cactus Towers will stand at 60 and 80 metres tall. The corners of the slabs are shown overhanging planted

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Arcgency transforms former Copenhagen coal crane into private retreat

Architecture firm Arcgency has turned an industrial coal crane in a Copenhagen harbour into a luxury two-person retreat. Located on the edge of Nordhavn, one of the last harbours under renovation in Denmark’s capital, The Krane sits on the waterfront and accessed by a drawbridge-like staircase. The multi-tiered structure comprises a reception area on the

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A COS Refresh

Copenhagen’s Østergade store is receiving a facelift but during construction you can find their pop up store across the street, which still looks very chic considering it’s only temporary.




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COBE transforms Copenhagen grain silo into apartment block with faceted facades

Galvanised-steel panels form faceted balconies and window surrounds on the exterior of this former grain-storage silo in Copenhagen, which Danish studio COBE has converted into an apartment building. Local firm COBE was invited by the building’s owners Klaus Kastbjerg and NRE Denmark to oversee the transformation of the 17-storey building into 38 unique residential units,

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Roadtrip to Copenhagen And Stay at Hotel Kong Arthur

I did a little roadtrip to Copenhagen this weekend. Although I must be honest here.. my friend drove all the way (merci beaucoup Geerke!). Because of my leg, I’m not really allowed to drive yet. But I […]

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Roadtrip to Copenhagen And Stay at Hotel Arthur King

I did a little roadtrip to Copenhagen this weekend. Although I must be honest here.. my friend drove all the way (merci beaucoup Geerke!). Because of my leg, I’m not really allowed to drive yet. But I […]

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Hotel Danmark

A few days ago I posted my highlights from 3 Days of Design ( Part 1 and Part 2 ) , but what I haven’t yet shared other than sneak peeks was the place I called home for these couple of design days in Copenhagen. I usually stay at SP34 while in town but this time around Brøchner Hotels happened to open the doors to its new luxury boutique Hotel Danmark that coincided with our stay.  I really wanted to experience the brand new hotel even though it wasn’t yet officially opened so I booked a stay, but I didn’t get to shoot all the spaces for this post that I wanted to (the rooftop terrace and breakfast area were not finished yet for example), which means next time I am in town I could be stopping again for those extra photos. For today however I am glad to share the room that I stayed in and some speak peeks from around the hotel, so scroll down for never before seen photos of the rooms from my perspective ;)

One of the first thing I noticed when I entered my room were the big windows that offer an amazing view of Copenhagen (Tivoli is a few meters away as well) right in front of me. All rooms regardless of size offer the same views, for me light and big windows is a winning point for any hotel room, but also something I value in my own apartment as well ( my new place in Oslo has similar windows and I can’t wait to move in first of July!).  The windowsills are also big enough that when I needed to work I could set up a working spot on any of them and enjoy the view while emailing or editing photos (one of the sneak peeks while I was there was Todays office in Copenhagen where I showed the spot I was working on that day). However the double superior room also offers a very comfortable couch and side tables, a solution I used a lot to work from. 

My bed was comfortable ( to my opinion and liking) with Aiayu  details standing out for a luxurious feel. From the Hollie bedspread to the Heather pillows ( not just in the bedroom but also in the living room and lobby of the hotel), the brass and marble details and designer furniture,  Hotel Danmark offers a unique experience that is very connected to Danish design today.

Generally the hotel was not quite finished at the time of my visit, so there were some details that I expect will be fixed by the time it is officially up and running. I will not dedicate time into listing them, however one the things I would like to see fixed would be the bathrooms that did not feel completely renovated. The rest of the hotel has gone into extensive full renovation and it would be a shame for the bathrooms not to receive the same attention as well. 

When it comes to the lobby there are two spaces that the now famous and much loved wine hour can be enjoyed , while guests are welcomed to sit outside as well but also on the rooftop terrace too. 
Overall and with the exception of a few hiccups that I am sure will be resolved within a few weeks after official opening,  I enjoyed my stay at Hotel Danmark, the rooms were big and beautiful while the stuff was as always very accommodating. If I have any advice is bring a sleep mask, the curtains that are a beautiful cream color are not shielding against the morning light.
Before I wrap up this post, probably I will get this question a lot so this is the perfect time to answer. Do I prefer the new Hotel Danmark or the old and favorite SP34? Both hotels are unique in their design, both luxurious and in a great location but ultimately I find SP34 design more to my style. The fact that it is closer to Metro station is also a plus but the winning lobby and designer bathrooms as SP34 will always win me over.

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3 Days of Design : Part 1

As promised today I am sharing a few of my highlights from 3 Days of Design I attended a few days ago in Denmark. If you don’t know already, 3 Days of Design is a design event held annually in Copenhagen for the first 3 days of June. It draws journalists, buyers and design enthusiasts from around the world to Copenhagen, to experience a new and refreshing look on design presented in a unique collaboration between top design companies and designers in their own showrooms. Everyone has the chance to participate at various events, happenings, product launches, exhibitions and design talks while enjoying a breakfast, brunch or dinner being held in most of the venues. It is truly a unique experience and even though this was my first year visiting, I will make room for my calendar already for next year as well. 

In today’s and tomorrow’s posts I will share some of my favorite moments from my favorite showrooms and try to pass on some of the spirit of the design festival, if you want to know more, keep reading below!

Curiously enough I am starting my post with the very last place we visited with Elisabeth ( my partner in crime for everything design related ) , the Pop-up at Lindencrones mansion for HAY. The Lindencrones mansion was built in 1753 in a restrained Rococo style and consists of three storeys and a high celler under a black mansard roof. The facade is constructed in limestone ashlars from Lindencrone’s estate at Stevns.
HAY’s continued vision is to create straightforward, functional and aesthetic design in cooperation with some of the world’s most talented, curious and courageous designers. There were many news shown at the 
Lindencrones mansion, some of the previews include the Rope Trick light, the Result Chair and Pyramid Collection along with a first preview of the new HAY kitchen market. What is interesting is that the kitchen market will be staying at Lindencrones mansion for a while! For more HAY news and some beautiful lifestyle photos in the mansion, check the gallery here.

At the very top floor at Frederiksgade 1 one can find the beautiful showroom of Overgaard & Dyrman , a contemporary furniture maker who is successfully merging traditional craft techniques with modern technology. We got to see their new Wire Lounge Sofa while I was lucky to find the time to take some photos taking advantage of some peaceful moments during lunch hour. New leathers and colors were also added to the collection and the showroom is boasting a new look so do stop by if you are close! If you are lucky you might get to see some exclusive prototypes or items that are not even for sale, like the beautiful limited edition leather cardholder that caught my eye in one of the cabinets made exclusively for Rogoba in Tokyo (take a glimpse here).

At Frederiksgade 1, a venue that houses some of my favorite showrooms, one can also find on the first floor the House of Finn Juhl.  In 2001 Ivan Hansen and Henrik Sørensen were trusted with the exclusive rights to manufacture and re-launch Finn Juhl’s sculptural and iconic furniture by Finn Juhl’s widow. Today the unique Finn Juhl collection consists of 40 classic masterpieces, all of which House of Finn Juhl manufactures with the utmost respect for the original heritage and strict demands for quality. 
For 3 Days of Design, all the iconic chairs were lifted up for a better viewpoint in one of the most memorable and most photographed displays, but even darker corners looked just as unique due to the shape, the aesthetics and the design details that makes for the signature of the House of Finn Juhl.

On the last day we finally took one of the 3 Days of Design boats towards Nordhavnen where we found the showroom and offices of Gubi. A mind blowing beautiful open space hosts designs from Gubi Olsen, Mathieu Mategot, Greta M. Grossman, Henning Larsen Architects to Space Copenhagen , Gamfratesi and many more ( for a full list of the many designers check here ). I showed some of the news from the Stockholms design fair here , most notable the new upholsteries for the Beetle Dining chairs and the new Pedrera Ana Pendant Lamp Black,created as a tribute by Ruiz Millet to the designer of the original Pedrera lamps . I was excited to see everything settling in, along with some of my old time favorites the Multi-Lite pendant and the Stay sofa.

Another interesting stop was at the Fredericia new showroom, at the top of the historic former Royal Mail House in the heart of Copenhagen. 
Fredericia presented its entire brand universe for the first time with stories from its founding in 1911 until the present day. Visitors can experience everything from classic design icons by Børge Mogensen, Hans J. Wegner and Nanna Ditzel to creative product news by Jasper Morrison, Aurélien Barbry and Geckeler Michels including an inspiring gallery with special highlights, such as Børge Mogensen’s original 2213 sofa, which for many years stood in the designer’s own home.
For the 3 Days of Design festival we were invited to the tactile and visual experience showcasing iconic and new furniture dressed in innovative fabrics by Kvadrat/Raf Simons along with brunch on the rooftop, a truly amazing experience.

Last but not least, a quick shot back from Frederiksgade 1 of File under Pop.  The vision of File Under Pop is to transform rooms fundamentally by clothing the surfaces. Unique hand crafted ceramic terra-cotta tiles, lavastone, wallpaper and paint are designed for walls, floors and ceilings.  
File Under Pop has it’s own production of wallpaper in Copenhagen. Paint is used together with copper- , silver-, white gold- and 23 carat gold leaf. Paint is created in collaboration with Jotun Denmark – a leading Norwegian producer of quality decorator’s paint for more than 85 years. What better when two great ideas come together for a stunning result?

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Nærvær is the newest, delicious design destination in Copenhagen

Copenhagen-based Norm Architects has done it again, designing a warm and dark space that translates to intimate and cosy.


The newly designed wine bar and restaurant Nærvær, which translates to Neighborhood, is in the Christianshavn area of the city, has a view the nearby canal and the old city centre beyond. With a dark wood wrapped, centrally located kitchen, guests get a front row seat to the preparation of meals by Yves Le Lay and crew.


“This conscious focus on tactility brings a warm, material richness to the interior that naturally compliments the raw concrete walls and industrial framework of the space,” says Norm.


Lighting was designed by Norm Architects and made from oil-burned steel frames and slender tubular diffusers that give off a warm and gentle brightness.




Potted plants and trees add a natural and bright feeling to the naturally lit corner in the bar along with delicate, dried flowers complementing the specially commissioned pottery and dishes made Danish ceramist Maj-Brit Würtz.


Frama Studio Apartment

I am back home from Copenhagen until Wednesday before I fly to Stockholm ( I will let you in soon about this ), and finally I have some time to look at the photos I have taken during 3 Days of Design and edit them. I have already posted on my Instagram about some of the showrooms I visited but I think my stories are even more fun plus they are always live and in the moment, so if you are wondering where I am and what I am doing, checking up on them is the best place to start! My schedule during 3 Days of Design was very hectic even on the 31st up until the 4th when I left, tomorrow I will be posting about my highlights so stay tuned! 
On June 1st me and Elisabeth were invited to the opening party for the Frama Studio Apartment. The space which is the home of Frama founder Niels Strøyer Christophersen and it is only open for public viewing only 3 days per year during the design event in Copenhagen. I took a few photos of some of the rooms, mainly the bedroom, walk in closet and kitchen and dining room, I wish I had more time to go around and shoot more but between mingling and enjoying myself time just flew before we had to dash for the Menu dinner party later that evening. Niels home is an experience on its own, an impeccably styled space but very inviting at the same time. If you happen to visit next year 3 Days of Design don’t miss the public opening, this was one of the most soulful places I got to see during my stay. 
Unfortunately I didn’t get to visit the Frama store due to lack of time, but I did get to smell the new fragrance St. Pauls and I highly recommend it, I didn’t buy it in Copenhagen but hopefully Kollekted By in Oslo (which is in my neighborhood very conveniently) will stock it as soon as I move , this and a set of Frama hand wash and cream it will be the perfect gift to myself to celebrate my new apartment! 




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Todays office in Copenhagen

//Photography and Styling by Katerina Dima
I haven’t posted on my blog last few days, if you follow me on Instagram you already know I am in Copenhagen for a few days now attending 3 days of Design and my schedule is very hectic! In fact I think I am so exhausted at this point that yesterday I felt so sick I had to leave the &Tradition party, and after almost 12 hours of sleep I still don’t feel like myself. Which gives me the time to blog, a little bit of ironic isn’t it. Usually I carry my macbook with me when I go out (even when travelling) since working from a coffee shop is one of my favorite alternative locations, today however I am blogging from my hotel room in Hotel Danmark. I made myself a comfortable spot on one of the big window sills because I love the view, there is nothing quite like working  with Copenhagens city scape in front of you!Hopefully I will be able to get out again today and visit a few more of the showrooms I haven’t had time to visit the last 2 days . While feeling sick is not ideal, I will feel even worse knowing I lost a whole day being inside my hotel no matter how beautiful my room is. I have already posted a few of my highlights on my instagram, plus I am documenting on my instagram stories anything that catches my eye along with highlights of my day, do follow if you aren’t already for live updates. I will be making a post about the hotel and where I have been the last few days while in Copenhagen, it has been very exciting few last days !
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AART reveals designs for national rowing stadium in Denmark

Danish studio AART has been selected to design Denmark’s national rowing stadium, with its designs for a tiered and timber-clad boathouse at Bagsværd Lake on the outskirts of Copenhagen. AART’s primary concern was creating a stadium that would blend seamlessly into its natural context. The aesthetic of the building follows that of the traditional villas surrounding the lake, with

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Sigurd Larsen’s Roof House features intersecting slanted roofs

This house in Copenhagen by Berlin-based Danish architect Sigurd Larsen features multiple pitched roofs angled in different directions to allow direct and indirect light to reach the interior. The Roof House is situated in a suburb of the Danish capital and was designed by Larsen for a family with two children, who wanted a house that

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Menswear store W19 by Frama

Frama does more than design shelving, lighting and interior accessories. It’s more than just an apothecary, a kitchen and store front, they also design for the interior architecture of commercial spaces as well. Take the Wardrobe 19 store at Istedgade …

Hotel SP34 in Copenhagen

A few days ago I posted Today’s office as I was working in the lobby of SP34 Hotel in Copenhagen. Even though I have been to Copenhagen a few times , this was my first stay at SP34 and I can see this hotel becoming a regular from now on (unless the new Hotel Danmark proves to be an equally great place to stay!). I loved the cool hues in my room, the attention to details, the big windows and ample light, the surfaces and the play on the different materials, everything has a design story to tell. From the spacious lobby where you can work during the day that is comfortably buzzing from the company of the other like minded visitors, to the incredible organic breakfast that is served in Väkst, the in house restaurant, SP34 is the place to call home in Copenhagen, at least for me. Next time I visit I will make sure to take more photos of the lobby and Väkst

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Cool steel in Acne’s Illum location

The Copenhagen Acne store inside Illum is a thing of minimal beauty in wall to wall steel.

Copenhagen’s Experimentarium features a helical staircase and cladding based on fluid dynamics

Danish studio CEBRA has redesigned a science centre in Copenhagen, adding a shimmering copper-clad staircase that represents the structure of a DNA strand. CEBRA won an international competition in 2011 to oversee the refurbishment of the Experimentarium, which seeks to engage with young people and showcase the wonders of science. The building is located in the

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NORD Architects’ Copenhagen hospice aims to provide “a unique place for the final journey”

Copenhagen studio NORD Architects has completed a hospice for palliative patients in the heart of the Danish capital, with golden facades featuring curving cutouts that surround quiet courtyards. NORD Architects’ Urban Hospice is located in the city’s densely populated Frederiksberg district. One of the design’s main aims was to provide a peaceful environment within this context, where

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BIG unveils yin and yang-shaped Panda House for Copenhagen Zoo

Giant pandas due to move to Copenhagen Zoo will make their home in a circular indoor-outdoor enclosure designed by Bjarke Ingels Group. The Panda House is set to open in 2018 in time to accommodate two bears, who are being relocated from Chengdu, China. Copenhagen Zoo – one of the oldest in Europe – asked

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Visiting Europe by way of Reykjavik


Unbelievably to me, our trip to Scandinavia was almost four years ago. How many life events that have happened in that short span of time is quite astonishing. Since that trip I unfortunately, lost my father quite suddenly, 7 months later we welcomed another child into our family with the birth of our daughter Elin and then watched her and her brother grow up so much. In the span of four years, there have been countless meals prepared and eaten, clothes and toys that have been worn out or outgrown, rooms in our home have been repurposed and rearranged over and over again, four years of daily activities have been lived out. And yet, the memories that still sit right on the surface of my mind are the ones made during travel.

Four years ago I cannot recall my favorite snack, my favorite song or pair of shoes. Without looking through my blog for photo evidence I could not tell you exactly how the house was arranged or which shows my kids loved to watch the most. Maybe your memory serves you better than mine but a lot of the small details of everyday life have now become a bit fuzzy in my memory.

I can however, still tell you about the small coffee shop my husband and I found in the basement location along a quiet street in downtown Copenhagen. I can tell you about the shops that offered heaps of flowers and young bulb plants on their store sidewalk, even during a very cold first week of April. The sight of Swedish pastries or Danish smørrebrød that sat behind a glass partition at the counter of neighborhood cafes still feel like a recent memory.



Also easily retrieved from my memory is how we planned for our getaway. We live in the Northwest of the United States so we searched for weeks to find the best route with the fewest connections, most competitive prices and largest plane. If you’re going to be on a non-stop flight for more than 7 hours, space becomes a premium issue. Ultimately we chose to fly to Seattle and take Icelandair who flew directly from SEA to RKV, as in Reykjavik, Iceland. From RKV we went right to Stockholm where we planned to spend the first two days. I was really glad not to have a lot of connecting flights all over US airports, the direct flight was really what convinced me most and I believe it was only 7.5 hrs once we left Seattle until the time we flew over the foggy shores of Iceland.


In addition allow me to say the Icelandair plane was incredibly cozy and peaceful. I’ve been in my fair share of cramped and uncomfortable flights and it was such a relief to step on the plane and see this was not going to be one of them. I faintly remember music playing and pillows on every seat, but some of the details are a little lost in my mind because I soon fell asleep. My husband and closest friends will attest that I never fall asleep on planes, just can’t do it no matter how tired I am. Yet on this flight I dozed off easily making the flight duration seem much shorter. Soon we were arriving at RKV which was so nice (the airport was really clean and orderly!) and I remember grabbing skyr and some smoked fish for the next flight. Just a friendly tip, smoked fish is not a good in-flight snack as it tends to be quite fragrant, a quality I unfortunately miscalculated at the time. Moving past the fishy smell it was only another 2.5 hrs before our feet were on Swedish soil. One of the reasons we chose Icelandair was because it’s a wonderful hub for traveling anywhere in Europe. From here we could have visited London or Paris or flown directly to Copenhagen. The other nice is flying from Iceland to many western European cities is just a couple of hours.



The first two days in Stockholm went by in a blur, recovering from jet lag after all. Soon though we made our way to Copenhagen where we spent most of the week before finishing the weekend back in Stockholm again. I shared a few photos taken in Stockholm after we came home from our trip already on the blog but I never shared any from Denmark, (however I did post some different versions to Instagram). Here are some that I managed to dig out of the archives of the cityscape, indoor market, HAY house, a frozen harbor and of course the ubiquitous bikes that seemingly everyone uses in Copenhagen regardless of the season or weather.



Unsure of when we will next travel to Europe, it is something of a goal to visit Iceland as well, not only as a port for flying through, but a place to stay and explore as well. This time we will be traveling with both kids which often means taking our time and enjoying the journey and not just the destination. I’d love to stay in Reykjavik for a few days, visiting lagoons, climbing hills and taking in Icelandic scenery before continuing our journey. After great experiences flying Icelandair to and from Europe, we will certainly be using them again to make new memories visiting countries and cities by way of Reykjavik.

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Poster Club X Atelier CPH

New print designs as a collaboration between Danish print store The Poster Club and design studio Atelier CPH.Stay tuned for a great giveaway you’ll want to be a part of, where you can win a print from the new collection! More details coming soon.Photo…

Drachmann Arkitekter completes renovation of Poul Henningsen’s Copenhagen home

Fans of Danish functionalist architecture can now visit a comprehensively refurbished house designed by renowned architect Poul Henningsen on the outskirts of Copenhagen. The property designed by Henningsen in 1937 for his own family is located on a steeply sloping site in the suburb of Gentofte, to the north of the city centre. Now protected

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COBE and Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects complete warehouse-inspired housing for Copenhagen harbour

The faceted roofline and brick surfaces of these apartment blocks by Danish firms COBE and Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects take their cues from the 300-year-old warehouses on Copenhagen’s harbour. The 20,000-square-metre scheme named Krøyers Plads is divided up into three blocks that slot into gaps among old warehouses and the Royal Playhouse on the waterfront. It forms part

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Tasmanian kangaroos take up residence in new White Arkitekter’s new Copenhagen Zoo enclosure

Scandinavian firm White Arkitekter designed this cylindrical house for Tasmanian kangaroos at Copenhagen Zoo to allow visitors to get up close to the animals. White Arkitekter designed the slatted-timber enclosure to allow visitors different levels of interaction with the marsupials, which are smaller in stature than Australia’s more famous red kangaroos. Clad in slats of thermal timber and topped by

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The Climate Tile by Tredje Natur aims to stop cities flooding

A new type of modular tile promises to help reduce flooding in cities hit by increased rainfall due to climate change. The streets of Copenhagen will be a testing ground for the Climate Tile, which was created by Danish architecture studio Tredje Natur and has been in development since 2014. Designed to be used alongside

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Vitsoe shelving

Inside The Apartment in Copenhagen, designed by Studio Ilse, has a wall of Vitsoe’s shelving and storage. Major swoon.

EFFEKT’s Thurøhus apartments feature textured brick facades and a staggered roof

Danish studio EFFEKT has completed a brick-clad apartment block in Copenhagen with a tapered profile that reflects the roof shape of an adjacent church. The Thurøhus complex is located in the Danish capital’s historic Frederiksberg neighbourhood. It was designed by EFFEKT for a former industrial plot on a tree-lined street called Thurøvej. Thurøhus’ scale and

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108, Copenhagen

Rene Redzepi, the renowned chef of NOMA has opened a more casual restaurant in CPH called simply, 108. An old oil industry warehouse in Christianshavn was transformed by the fabulous Space Copenhagen. Burnished metal, weathered timber, raw concrete and…

BIG stacks shipping containers to create floating student housing in Copenhagen harbour

Shipping containers are stacked on a floating platform to create these buoyant student halls of residence designed by Bjarke Ingels’ firm for Copenhagen harbour (+ slideshow). The project named Urban Rigger aims to provide low-cost housing for students in the centre of the Copenhagen, docked in the harbour. BIG’s scheme comprises nine shipping containers stacked and arranged on a More

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MVRDV and Adept team up on community centre that invites grownups to play

Mazes, slides, nets, fireman’s poles and climbing walls all feature inside this Copenhagen community centre, designed by architecture studios MVRDV and Adept to encourage adults to be more active (+ slideshow). Opening today, the Ku.Be House of Culture and Movement offers a wide assortment of physical activities, including sport, mediation, dance and parkour – a practice that encompasses running, climbing and jumping. More

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EAT / new restaurant Lou Lou

Yesterday morning (or maybe it was Tuesday?) I found photos of this new restaurant and was excited to get them posted immediately but Elin hasn’t been sleeping well and even though I put this pressure on myself to try to get things posted as soon as po…

IKEA cabinets get a dark, sleek update by Reform

Reform makes custom door fronts for IKEA kitchens to make them look like, well, NOT IKEA kitchens. I’ve seen these guys before so I assume this isn’t breaking news for most of you, though I don’t know that I’ve ever blogged about them though. They crea…

Aesop Frederiksberg


With no two stores alike, the unveiling of a new Aesop store is always a sight. The Værnedamsvej in Frederiksberg, Copenhagen location was designed was Ilse Crawford of Studio Ilse. She drew inspiration from famous Danish painter Vilhelm Hammershøi along with the elegant simplicity of Nordic design to incorporate greens, greys, brass and timber. The original concrete floors were given a lime wash and Made By Hand was commissioned to make a custom brass pendant light (see it here) for the back room. In addition I’m sure it all smells heavens and hopefully I’ll get to visit this IRL very soon!

Sunken pools and planting proposed to ease flooding in Copenhagen neighbourhood

A network of sunken basins and water-purifying planting has been developed by landscape studio SLA and engineering firm Ramboll to help avert flooding in a Copenhagen neighbourhood (+ slideshow). The 140 million DKK (£16 million) project called The Soul of Nørrebro aims to regenerate the city’s Inner Nørrebro area, establishing new ecosystems to ease flooding, and creating new social spaces in More

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Copenhagen : Hotel SP34




To honor the launch of the Cereal Copenhagen Guide I decided to share my favorite hotel in Copenhagen, the Hotel SP34 by Brøchner Hotels. Elegant in its design , the boutique hotel 4 star hotel is situated at the Latin Quarter of Copenhagen, just 100 meters from the City Hall Square and the pedestrian street Strøget. With a courtyard and its rooftop terraces overlooking the surrounding neighborhood, the 3 town houses that comprise SP34 are furnished with elements that hold true to its original architecture while key components of contemporary design help create a unique feeling of luxury in the form of penthouse suites with skylight bathrooms and balconies with a panorama of the Danish capital. 
I cannot wait next time I am in town to spend my nights there, and hopefully my schedule will be less than hectic so I can enjoy breakfast and coffee while I work at its cafe area.
Check Brøchner Hotels Instagram for updates, promotion codes and giveaways.
//Photos from Brøchner Hotels press kit

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Frama + Mikkel Karstad

Frama (who I’ve blogged before a few times) is hosting a gathering with popular Danish chef Mikkel Karstad, you can purchase the English version of his book COOK here) by the way. I own a copy and it is beautiful and gives am insightful look into his c…

Kinfolk’s Reform exhibit

Kinfolk, originally from Portland, OR has relocated its headquarters to one of my favorite cities, Copenhagen. The offices also offer space for dinners and a gallery which opened June 4, and is currently hosting an exhibit entitled Reform which is host…

Studio David Thulstrup transforms Copenhagen warehouse into home for a photographer

Studio David Thulstrup has turned a former factory building in Copenhagen into a house for a photographer, featuring a plant-filled atrium and walls of brick, wood and steel (+ slideshow). Located in the city’s Islands Brygge harbour district, the old building was renovated by the local firm to create a home for Danish photographer Peter Krasilnikoff. It is now named Peter’s House and sits next door to the photographer’s studio. More

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Holscher Nordberg Architects creates play area framed by a single metal ribbon

This ribbon of weathering steel meanders through a Copenhagen housing estate, creating a path, slide and aerial walkway (+ slideshow). Called The Loop, the structure was developed by local studio Holscher Nordberg Architects for a social housing development called Værebro Park, in the northwest of the city. The aim was to create a visible connection between an indoor public swimming pool, a More

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sakhi, a copenhagen based brand with eastern roots

I’m so excited to share this brand with you because for the last two months or so my skin has been so funky. Normally I don’t deal with breakouts on my face or too many blemishes or even rashes. I had sort of forsaken having nice, healthy skin until su…

SAKHI / Danish based with eastern roots

I’m so excited to share this brand with you because for the last two months or so my skin has been so funky. Normally I don’t deal with breakouts on my face or too many blemishes or even rashes. I had sort of forsaken having nice, healthy skin until su…

a yellow update





Yellow has never been my color. Then again whenever I’ve said this I had been imagining the bright, super saturated, lemon yellow. Maybe I’m simply too drab to embrace the cheeriness of this bright hue or maybe I do in fact like some yellow, a yellow more like the one used in Yvonne Koné‘s shop. Having been painted 3 times (if I’m counting correctly) since it’s opening in a soft petrol color and then a blush pink it is now dressed in this buttery yellow which does not conjure up any of the disdain I normally feel when I think of the initial shade of yellow. There’s something softer, less assertive about this version which seems to compliment the other colors in her collection of handbags and shoes.

If you’re curious about the stool, it is by Fritz Baumann.
Below you are links to the Worstead lamp, linen curtains and an alternative stool option by Tom Dixon along with some of Yvonne’s accessories.

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