News From Menu

Beautiful new imagery and products from one of my favorite Danish brands, Menu.

Frama Releases the 9.5° Chair in Natural

Danish brand Frama has debuted a new version of their iconic 9.5° chair in a new, natural wood finish, exclusively available in their online store. 9.5° was designed by Rasmus B. Fex in 2014 and joined the Frama Permanent Collection the same year. Fex’…

60 Years of the Spanish Chair

Hi blogosphere! I’ve been absent from the blog these last few weeks, partially because I took the kids on a mini vacation and prepping for it beforehand is almost as much work as the actual traveling. Now that I’m back I want to get caught up on some …

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…

June Wishlist

It feels kind of crazy to type this but I’ve gathered my JUNE wishlist for you, and time is just flying by! With both kids home for the summer, truly my biggest wish is for a little peace and quiet throughout the day, but I’d also take any one of these…

The OGK Chair is a Danish Classic and Also the Easiest Lounge Chair for Summer!

I’m sure at some point you’ve seen a photo of our OGK daybed, whether here on the blog or on my Instagram. If you’re a fan of this simple but beautiful daybed then you’ll probably be glad to know there is a chair version! Ok, maybe you already did know…

A Danish Brand to Watch

If you haven’t already heard of Klip Klap, this may be a brand you’ll want to keep an eye on. Their beginnings stem from a child’s foldable play mattress which was conceived in 2011 when owner Pia Lauritsen wanted to help her son develop motor skills. …

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…

A Day in the Life of Camilla Vest from Objects.NYC

Camilla Vest moved from Denmark to New York City with her husband in 1995 after starting her modeling career as the face in Guess, Revlon and J Crew campaigns. Now thought she is bridging the Atlantic Ocean to bring Scandinavian design to the US with O…

Danish Architect Per Holland Bastrup’s Triangulo Chair, Now in Black Steel

Frama, who currently distributes this chair design from 1989, has just released the Triangulo chair in a new black finish. The chair, with a triangle seat and three legs can be used as any other ordinary chair would be or it can stand along as a piece …

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…

A new collection inspired by nature, ‘Pujo’ is the latest from Ferm Living

Consisting of a wall rack and a wall-mounted table the series offers sculptural hallway or storage furniture, this line for Ferm Living was designed by Studio Finna. The black stained ash and powder coated metal detail were inspired by a love for natu…

The incredible gold kitchen of fashion designer, Stine Goya

Danish fashion designer extraordinaire, Stine Goya, whose clothing line is also her namesake, shares a view of her glamorous kitchen designed by the wonderful Reform. I love the tone on tone with the walls painted in a golden hue to accentuate the met…

Louis Poulsen’s PH5 lamp

The weekend is almost over but I wanted to leave you with an image of the classic Louis Poulsen PH5 lamp. A little history about the creation of PH5:

Poul Henningsen developed the PH 5 in 1958 for Louis Poulsen as a response to the constant changes to light bulbs at the time.

“I have designed a PH fixture which can be used with any kind of light source, Christmas lights and 100 W metal-filament bulbs.”

The name PH 5 came from the size of the 50cm wide main shade and over time has seen many updates to accommodate changing light sources. In the early 90’s it was modified to accommodate an energy saving light bulb. The metal plate was also changed to a frosted glass plate to be more energy efficient. Just a few years ago a new set of 5 high gloss colors were introduced to the public.

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February cravings / 7 items for yourself and your home

This was only hours away from being a last ditch effort at a “January cravings” and yet the whole first month of the year went by without sharing a wishlist. How is January even over? How is 2017 even over? It will never cease to boggle my mind how tim…

Rooted in hospitality, Malling Living aims to create exceptionally durable Danish designs

A new-to-me Danish brand has rolled into my inbox called Malling Living. Rikke Malling is the owner and designer behind MALLING LIVING, but she was once a restaurant owner and experienced sommelier. Together with her husband Thorsten Schmidt they opene…

The Studio of Swedish Stylist, Lotta Agaton

It’s hard to know where to start with a place like this, especially for someone like me who has been an avid fan of Lotta’s for no less than 5 years now. Her style is amazing and her new studio is, to no one’s surprise, as chic and stylish as she is. O…

Spring 2018 News from Menu

Phew! What a week! This post was originally drafted almost a week ago however Thursday night we had to take our sweet little girl into the ER. If you follow me on IG Stories then you might have seen some of the updates. Poor thing woke up with a lot of…

8 favorite kitchens

Comprehensive lists like this are a little daunting for me to compose because the moment I hit the “publish” button there will be another kitchen, another home that I adore and found too late to add to this list. So if I’m real honest, I’ve been collec…

Christine Thorsteinsson from BoConcept gives her tips for finding the best storage, even in small spaces

I’ve always been very interested in the way everyday people define their personal spaces for there lifestyle and express their own unique styles. Today, however, I’m sharing some tips from Danish brand BoConcept’s Visual Manager Christine Thorsteinsso…

5 Days of Christmas / A Golden Table Setting

Entertaining can be daunting, even more so during the holidays. If you have friends you want to impress or picky family members or you just want to really wow people, it might be difficult to know where to start.Today I’m sharing my take on a Christmas…

ferm Living x Agern

Ferm Living has joined forces on a series of images created with Icelandic chef, Gunnar Gíslason of New Nordic restaurant Agern, in NYC. Agern is a part of the Danish Claus Meyer’s ventures in the USA. The lovely series of images combine Agern’s exclusive signature dishes, served and photographed on ferm LIVING‘s series of tableware Neu and Sekki, the Ripple Glass series, Asymmetric Cutting Boards, and Fein cutlery which are linked down below.

“Agern has proved continually that not only do they care about the great craftsmanship of the food and focus on detail but that they combine this with a strong vision of how the scene should be shaped in the future. This is a strategy that we can recognise in ourselves, and the agreement between us felt like a natural fit,” Trine Andersen, founder of and creative director at ferm, says.

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Special edition PK61 Table

Fritz Hansen’s PK61 table has been made in a special edition for their 60th anniversary. You may remember me talking about this table here and here but I think this black marble edition is my favorite.

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…

More than a curtain, Ready Made also serves as a flexible room divider

Not long ago I talked about Kvadrat and Bouroullec’s Ready Made Curtain system. I used it in a traditional way, blocking some of the light and giving privacy to one of the front facing windows of our home.
Ready Made Curtain is not restricted however to covering windows exclusively, with the design of the tension and peg system you can also easily hang this from the ceiling to conceal an area or separate rooms.
We used another set, this time with a soft white textile to divide our open living room and dining room. One of the benefits of using a soft divider like this is that it’s temporary, slide the curtain shut to delineate a room or slide them open and share the space once more. An elegant and versatile solution that can adapt to different circumstances and simpler to use than using a folding divider.

Anour’s minimal metal lighting

Minimal and sculptural styling for Danish brand Anour’s I model pendant light photographed in the Kinfolk gallery.

Kvadrat’s new Ready Made Curtain is here to solve all your window covering woes

We all have windows and so if you’ve ever needed to cover them then you know well the process that can come with finding the the right fabric in the right size, and the right color. It’s not always as simple as you thought. Then there’s finding the right fixtures for hanging the curtains . Chances are you also have different sized windows throughout your space so each one might require a unique solution.

Or maybe you’ve never found this to be a struggle and have no idea what I’m talking about but from my own personal experience I have not come across an arrangement that has particularly streamlined the experience. Even if you’ve found curtains that you love with relative ease then you still need to locate something to hang them with which might be altogether unappealing or difficult to install. To confess, I usually make my husband deal with the installation part because I can’t be bothered with it all. The options available are usually less than thrilling and it becomes one of those obligatory but unattractive components of your home that serves a function but offers little more than that.

Bouroullec and Kvadrat Textiles have joined creative forces to solve some of the issues that can come along with window dressing and created the Ready Made Curtain. When I was initially introduced to this product my enthusiasm did not need any additional persuasion. A minimal and attractive anchor and tethered string that can fit various sized windows that can be customized in multiple colors including the string, the pegs and of course Kvadrat produced fabric?! Count me in!


Once you install the pegs the cord can be fed through the center support and then then tightened to prevent bowing in the middle. Before you attach the other end of the cord however, slide the white pegs on to later hang the fabric with. After that you only need to snap the fabric onto the pegs. One of the visual benefits of using this peg system rather than say, a pocketed top that slides over a metal rod, is that there is a continuous and uninterrupted line of fabric from bottom to top.

If you’re looking for new curtains, want to change the look of your windows, or are even looking for a clever space divider, this Ready Made Curtain is a thoughtfully designed solution that might make the process a whole lot simpler while also making it more attractive!

*This post was sponsored by my wonderful partner Kvadrat, all images and words are my own!

Clerici, a solid wood armchair with elegance

Lately I’ve found myself saving images of beautiful, wooden armchairs. Someday I want to won a pair of these for our living room. Sturdy and timeless, I believe this is a piece that would last through time and varying styles. For now my heart is set on…

News from Muuto

See more from Muuto here. Sorry to keep it short, I’ll be back early tomorrow!

Reform crosses the Atlantic, now US and Canadian residents can easily access their designs

Danish company Reform makes cabinet fronts and tops for IKEA kitchen, bathrooms and cabinets. They’ve worked with Norm Architects and Bjarke Ingels design firm BIG but their latest venture has them taking over the world. Almost. To help spread the news…

Weekend inspiration from &Tradition

The concept and styling for this shoot by &Traditon looks like it came from at the pages of a fashion magazine rather than from a furniture company but that’s exactly what I love about it. The contrast from the bright camera lights and the outlining shadows it casts feels very modern and crisp.

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

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Tuesday inspiration

Courtesy of RUM magazine and Oliver Gustav.

Sweets for the weekend.

Weekend inspiration from Danish stylist Gitte Kjaer.

7 modern coffee tables with elegant silhouettes

1 Nikari ash April table
2 Friends & Founders marble and aluminum Knockout table
3 Noguchi table
4 Tobi-ishi table by Edward Berber and Jay Osgerby
5 Poul Kjaerholm’s PK61 marble and steel table
6 Gubi Moon lounge table
7 Kristina Dam Studio oak flat-pack table

A Wood on Wood Kitchen in the Afternoon Light

Found via Menu’s Pinterest.

A custom desk in black marble

In the home of Norm Architect’s Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen.

gift wishlist

A little wishlist for myself for Christmas, although I’d also be perfectly happy to simply spend the quality time with my family, any of these would also do! ;)

Young Frankk trine earrings | Roll-up sleeve blazer | Åsa Stenerhag, Untitled | Home by Petra Bindel and Emma Persson Lagerberg | Gubi Stay sofa | Accords perfume oil | Sarah & Sebastian face ring

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…

a warm, minimal hotel in Germany

To say I cannot wait to go back to Europe would be a gross understatement. We haven’t been on a trip for a while, though we’ve talked at length about whether we should go to LA or wait a bit longer and take the kids to Europe instead but part of me is ready to just jump in the car and drive any place, any getaway sounds great right now. It certainly doesn’t help when I see places like this hotel in Münster, Germany.
Even though it’s in Germany, there’s quite a few Danish pieces that compose the interior including Gubi’s beetle chair and lounge tables, Bellevue lamp designed by Arne Jacobsen and Panton’s flowerpot pendant lamp.
The colors in the hotel are very inviting, ranging from muted pinks to brown to gold, the overall look is very elegant but also very comforting together.




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Moor rugs by All The Way To Paris

ATWTP‘s second design for &Traditon, these velvet-like wool rugs are the result of a focus on “shapes, colors and textures – without and patterns,” shares Tanja Vibe and Petra Olsson Gendt, Founders and Partners at ATWTP.

Fritz Hansen’s PAIR chair

Last week my son turned 7 and I really wanted to plan something special for him as the whole month of September he was counting down to his birthday. At this age he knows exactly what he wants and I did my best to accommodate, making Star Wars themed f…

sunset print

Yesterday’s sunset casts shadows on Atelier CPH’s print interpretation of the last moments of sun, adding warmth and burnt orange tones to the house. I’ve never been fond of orange, but when I say orange I think the fruit or pumpkins maybe and the satu…

7 objects = modern dining room design

We don’t have any major plans to change up our dining room but it’s still fun to pretend, and possibly give you ideas for your own dining space. I like the slim lines here in the cabinet, pendant light, dining chair, and Matisse line drawing which keep…

Ferm Living A/W ’16 line includes more furniture and customizable lighting!

Are you ready to begin thinking of Autumn? It takes no coaxing on my part as the September to November months are some of my favorite. Ferm Living has debuted some beautifully styled photos of their newest additions, to help get you in the mood for the…

my new desk chair

Our bedroom corner also serves as a makeshift desk. I can’t say that it’s completely finished as I’d like to figure out some sort of board or cork maybe to hold loose papers. Our printer also needs a home but I want something discreet because printers …

Stine Goya for Kähler


These ceramics inspired by the 60’s period are the result of a collaboration between Danish fashion brand Stine Goya and ceramic producer Kähler.

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…

my saturday view

My morning view before we spend the most of the day outside. Hoping it’s beautiful and sunny wherever you are.Happy weekend!

restaurant Musling

I’ve mentioned Space Copenhagen before

Georg Jensen’s Tableau

Stilleben has designed these frames and mirrors for Georg Jensen, inspired by art deco pieces and antique silverware to give the instant impression of heirloom quality. Available here and at Stilleben.

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a new mirror table at home

I guess I really like HAY’s slit tables because now we have the mirror version in our living room! I can’t remember when I decided I had to have it but it was a while ago and I haven’t been able to get the image of this little reflective, geometric tab…

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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Gubi re-styled

The 2,000 sq meter Gubi showroom in Copenhagen has recently been re-styled (if anyone knows who to credit with this, be sure to leave a comment!) into living scenes with new product, live plants and flowers.
Pictured is their Beetle Chair, which is a favorite of mine, with swivel base designed by GamFratesi in a home office type of setting.

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gather & sphere

New works entitled “GATHER” & “SPHERE” from Danish artist Kristina Krogh, meticulously made by hand of a thousands of golden dots. She was also recently listed in Dwell’s “Young Guns” list which is wonderful recognition, congrats Kirstina!

721 grams


A modular candleholder called 721 grams, which refers to the weight of each piece, was designed by Zurich based designer Isabell Gatzen for &Tradition. Made of heirloom quality materials like this hand polished brass, 721 can be assembled and reassembled in countless ways to make something unique and sculptural to fit different occasions from casual to formal.

enclosed volumes / paris


April 28th Bensimon Gallery and Frama exhibit a showcase of objects from Frama´s Permanent Collection characterized by their minimal and simplified design approach.
The latest edition of their studio kitchen & cabinets will also be on display, proving just how simplified a kitchen can be. The exhibition lasts until the end of June so if you get a chance, go see it.

“During Three Days of Design in Copenhagen at the end of May Frama will re-open the Frama Showroom as a cafe and a shop/gallery and introduce a lot of news, including a web-platform and the new Apothecary Collection including skincare-products and perfumes.”

images photographed by Anders Schønnemann / found with thanks from Nytt Rom

KBH sofa

A new velvet sofa called KBH 401 Dedar in medium oak by Københavens Møbelsnedkeri.

photography / Line Klein

new muuto

New products and lifestyle imagery from Muuto including these FRAMED mirrors that look really fantastic, I like the color tinted glass. Expected to be released in early May.

fritz hansen objects

A new line of home accessories called Objects, an addition to Danish brand Fritz Hansen’s legendary furniture.

3 for the weekend

A mix of images I like, not partially new but the tones are all so appealing right now. top /Jotun LADY Minerals Marrakeshmiddle / Frama stools from Kollekted bybottom / bathroom in grey from InteriorDesign.fi

saturday night minimalism

Saturdays should be simple, that’s why I like this minimal scene from Nuori.

floral chandelier DIY with DLK

Today I have one last post in collaboration with Design Life Kids sharing a simple DIY using this beautiful brass candleholder from Ferm Living. You can easily imagine this as a centerpiece during Christmas or New Year’s dinners but adding some fresh g…

carrie lamp

LED Carrie Lamp by Norm Architects for Menu.

still life with UP lamp

At home today, with Muuto’s UP lamp among some other pieces I had pushed aside for later. I’ve had my eye on this lamp for a bit, it’s unusual shape and soft finish intrigued me and I like it even more now at home.There’s this really discreet sensor ne…

stick system at home

Not long ago I shared photos of Menu’s displays at some of the furniture fairs in France and Copenhagen but they also have some really great design in their current collection, one of my favorites being the Stick System.This actually isn’t new to our h…

Menu’s “Modernism Reimagined” at Maison et Objet

Menu debuted a bunch of new items and new color options at North Modern and also at Maison et Objet, from which the bulk of these photos are from. I’m really liking the deep greens and blues together, a pair of colors I’ve always been fond of together….

KH Wurtz

Ceramics by father and son team, KH Wurtz.

bellevue


For some of you it might be a very solemn Monday, hearing that David Bowie passed yesterday definitely set in a quieter and sad mood. Certainly it is a great loss.

Changing directions a bit, this showed up in my inbox this morning. This being &Tradition‘s release of Arne Jacobsen’s Bellevue lamp in four new and contemporary colors.

ERNIT

A new product that is currently being funded in Kickstarter which you may have seen on my Instagram this morning as well, called ERNIT, is an app and piggy bank for kids to teach healthy financial habits like setting goals and managing allowance. Creat…