News From Menu

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

Nordic Afternoon Tea with Kähler Design

Afternoon tea gets a Nordic twist

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3 Tips to Achieve Soft Minimalism From This Quiet Home in Berlin

The bedroom overlooks the architect’s garden from the desk, framed by floor to ceiling curtain accented a Fritz Hansen desk lamp. Owner by a Spanish/Danish couple living in Berlin, this home has all the necessary elements to to achieve that soft minim…

A Tour of Menu’s London Show Flat

Plinth, Low by Norm Architects Well Watering Can by Anderssen & Voll | Troll Vase Smoke by Andersen & Voll TR Bulb by Tim Rundle | Afteroom Dining Chair Plus by Afteroom Septembre Coffee Table, Marble by Theresa Arns | Échasse Bowl by Theresa Arns Globe Bulb | Socket Occasional Lamp by Norm Architects | Afteroom Bench by Afteroom Align Daybed by Anita Johansen POV Circle Vase […]

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Norm Architects Sabi Leaves Prints

Four prints by Norm Architects, designed to celebrate the beauty of decay in nature, architecture and design.

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8 metallic candle holders

I’m finding it hard to adjust to the seasons, mostly just for the lack of light. The evening comes much sooner now and doing homework with the kids and making dinner when the sky is black, I’m feeling slow to adjust to it all. One of the best remedies to the dark months are those cozy elements that we really don’t need in the summer. The fireplace, a warm blanket, wool socks, and of course (and most importantly) candle light! That’s why I’ve gathered 8 of my favorite Scandinavian candle holders, along with a few others down below. Candle light can carry you through otherwise bleak and dark weather to make the most of this time by creating a cozy and inviting environment!

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Anour’s minimal metal lighting

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

The creative photography work of Irina Boersma

Irina’s work is so inspiring and lately on her Instagram she’s been sharing photos taken for Elle Decor Denmark that I absolutely love. I couldn’t find a portfolio for her work but you can find her on IG here.

Sunday Sanctuary: The Portrait

I know I say it almost every week, but let me say it again – I think I may have found my latest interior love. This interior masterpiece is by Nicolas Schuybroek. If you  haven’t yet acquainted yourself with his work, I would encourage some serious research right about now. With an impeccable eye for detail […]

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How the ever-expanding Reform has become much more than cabinet covers

Reform is now introducing a series of storage furniture pieces, and not kitchen cabinets. Tall hutches perched on thin framed legs with wave like textures on door fronts, low profile cabinets and sleek sideboards with no handles comprise these latest f…

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…

Vitsoe shelving

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

a new Lily at home

We have a new, classic silver addition to our living room. Designed by Ivar Ålenius Björk for the world fair in 1939, the Lily candlestick was later produced by 400 year old Swedish brand Skultuna. I’m actually a little hesitant to put a candle in it because the metallic finish is so nice, sans fingerprints from my 2 year old.
You can find this along with other pieces from Skultuna in one of my favorite stores, Stilleben!

Kjær Weis organic makeup

I like organic makeup as much as the next person but often time the packaging isn’t very nice, especially for the price. Danish brand Kjær Weis was created to give women a makeup choice that wouldn’t have negative reactions due to their synthetic chemical ingredients. The packaging is also healthy, refillable cases that contribute less to waste.

Also, just look at these colors!

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A Temporary Tent With A Fireplace

A temporary project and social experiment, FIRE SHELTER:01 was a cozy shelter that celebrated its location of Sydhavnstippen in Copenhagen, Denmark.
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pastel

Some soft pastel inspiration from photographer Heidi Lerkenfeldt.

Poured Concrete & Polish By Norm.Architects

Norm.Architects have created some of the most beautiful residential projects. Their aesthetic is that of timeless minimalism and Scandinavian simplicity, not clinical but clean and lived-in. In this seaside property, Vedbæk House III, this is aided by the earthy colour palette, neutral shades of beige, stone, copper and brown feel comforting, not harsh. The floors […]

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warm browns

I hope you’ve all seen the giveaway I’m hosting, it’s always nice to win something isn’t it? I’m not very lucky and rarely win drawings but my husband seems to have that winning streak, so I make him enter things for me. This warm kitchen caught my eye…

SP34






This hotel is on my list of stops for our next trip and though I’ve seen it floating around the blogosphere like, eons ago, I still want to add it to the blog because the interior is so beautiful and their gallery has so much wonderful imagery to choose from. (recognize those Carl Hansen & Son CH88 chairs? we have two black ones in our dining room and everyone’s favorite seats)

Images courses of SP34.

aiayu

Calm imagery of the Danish home of Marie Hogh Heilman, founder of textile company Aiayu. Found with thanks from Cereal.

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…

COS x HAY

As usual, I’m not the first to get to this. I read about it a bit ago but just saw these photos, some that haven’t been circulated as heavily as the others so I thought I’d share. I’m really into these blues and small bit of natural brown/mustard.

allegory desk



Italian-Danish design duo GamFratesi’s designs for Gebrüder Thonet Vienna include the Allegory desk. The concept of the desk is a really beautiful creation using the rounded shape from the cane seat Era chairs as a divider & memo board.

Allegory is a representation of an abstract or spiritual meaning through concrete or material forms. This literal expression is used in all forms of art, to illustrate ideas and concepts in ways that are comprehensible to its viewers. The circle as an abstract geometric figure to define the personal space. We believe we deserve a somewhat private and intimate place to work, write or simply sit with our laptop. We have therefore combined the traditional Thonet expression using a bend wood structure together with an iconic circular woven cane to allow to screen or being used to set personal items, messages and images.”

They also created the Targa sofa and Morris chairs with the classic Thonet details and cane material.

copenhanger

Lise Vilslev’s floating rack solves many spacial issues in an elegant way. Read more about her design process and how Copenhanger came to be, right here.

blou coat

Last week I saw a preview of this tremendous Ganni coat on Mia Mortensen’s IG here and it was sort of love at first sight, if you believe that’s possible with a coat. This morning my inbox had a sweet little message form Need Supply that the Ganni Blo…

240 years of Royal Copenhagen

I’ve always enjoyed history, not that it makes me terribly knowledgable about it but I find ancient ruins or centuries old buildings, languages, traditions to be fascinating. Travel and history shows have a way of sucking me in and I quickly slip into …

at home on the water

I’ve wanted to live in a bigger city for as long as I can remember. It’s still a goal of mine, to find that harmonious balance very near the city but still comfortable for the kids with easy access to the outdoors. I often imagine what I will be doing …

frama

From Frama Cph.

our next kitchen

I sometimes tell my husband that after having mostly white, painted kitchen our next one will be totally different. This stained wood kitchen with floating cabinets it’s quite warm and timeless. I’d love to do something more along these lines just for …

Custommade AW15 Breakfast

Silk Top & Trousers both Custommade I was so delighted to be invited to the Custommade AW15 breakfast at The Wolseley. Not only was I mesmerised by lots of gorgeous clothes but I also ate the best Eggs Benedict I’ve ever had! Custommade are a Danish brand that I can’t get enough of. Their collections […]

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Ferm Living x AMM blog / prt. II

As promised, part II of the styling I did in collaboration with Ferm Living and their S/S ’15 line. One of my favorite pieces is actually a set, a set of vases that next into each other but can also be used individually or the round dorm that hangs wi…

daybed


A few weeks ago I welcomed a new piece of furniture into our home, the Safari daybed designed by Ole Gjerløv-Knudsen from La Maison d’Anna G. who was so kind to ship this from France (and fast!). Ideally I had wanted our original sofa under the windows and the daybed directly facing this, however that would put the daybed directly in front of the tv. This means when the kids watch cartoons they climb and jump all over it. At first I covered it with a long sheepskin but their sticky hands were all over it and finally I decided if I wanted this to last any length of time, I’d switch them. They’re just as happy on the “big” sofa and I can hopefully keep the daybed for years to come.

Ferm Living x AMM blog / prt. I

I was honored to be able to work with Danish brand Ferm Living, styling some of their Spring/Summer ’15 line of products in my own home. Ferm Living is such a strong brand with a broad product line and thoughtfully designed pieces that feel really frie…

spis

From the new book, Spis by Mikkel Karstad and Anders Schønneman.

pinorama

The place for storing or hanging those small bits or the random things that don’t have a home, Pinorama is it! Designed by Inga Sempé for HAY.

natural

footed dish | pottery vessel | Céline | Renoir | foliage | angle necklace | hemp kelim

inspiration needed

The past week has drained me, physically and mentally. Elin and I have been sick and then she fell and hurt her arm so it’s been a tough few days and not particularly productive. I do though have some fun things coming up, a project I worked on with Fe…

at home anywhere in the world


I’m honored to be partnering with Carl Hansen & Søn to announce a fun project they are hosting, something you can join in on also!
Since Carl Hansen & Søn distributes their pieces on a global scale, they want to see their pieces in your own home, anywhere you live. In case you’re not familiar with some of their legendary products, CH & Søn manufactures such iconic pieces as the Wishbone chair, CH88 (which you can see above in photos I took from my own home!), OW150 daybed and Kaare Klint’s Safari chair.

Post your own Carl Hansen & Søn piece at home and use #globalhomes @carlhansenandson.
The best contributions will be rewarded with a Hans J. Wegner Wishbone chair!
Keep up with some of their favorites (maybe yours will be included too) right here.

glass Lyngby vases

Just popping in to share these glass Lyngby vases, a twist on their classic porcelain versions.All three color ways and sizes are available here at Stilleben.

the perfect cups, found

Some time ago I recall talking to a friend that I was on the hunt for the perfect cups. Something with a subtle texture and soft, rounded shape and no handle. I was pretty excited when I found ceramic artist Mette Duedahl and her line of work. Even mor…

interview with Gam Fratesi



Yellow Trace conducted an insightful interview with design duo Stine Gam and Enrico Fratesi. I particularly liked seeing all the initial sketches and studio photos, the process of concept to production is such an interesting one. (you might remember when I blogged about this mobile design from the Stockholm Furniture Fair)
Read more about how the duo met and began GamFratesi and their body of work is impressive including work for Gubi, Restaurant Verandah, Fredericia and Ligne Roset.
Read the entire Q & A here.

warm kitchen

If I had another house, ok maybe two more houses, I’d want one kitchen with warm wood cabinets like this. Also, it isn’t often that you see floating cabinets in the kitchen but I’m really fond of the look and think it’s a nice feature that gives a feel…

my corner desk

Since we’ve moved back home & Israel’s bedroom is now where our office was I’ve had to downsize my work area. I use the dining table most of the time but who I am I kidding really? I barely have time to work these days with both kids. Still, I wanted a small area to keep things or to work and get away from the rest of the family for a few quiet moments.My husband cut our old Ikea desktop down and attached it to the wall, sort of to appear floating but we can all see those supporting brackets! I hung a brass, horizontal organizer designed by Jan Plecháč & Henry Wielgus. I love having an area I can create a mood board or keep small papers off my table top. My stool Spin stool is from Huset as well as the Hay bits & bobs. These moody colors, deep shadows and texture are really inspiring to me right now and feel like I’m hanging on to the last bit of Winter coziness before the season changes.

Etoile Lucia

Another gorgeous piece from talented Danish jewellery designer Sophie Bille Brahe. I love the way that the spheres on the Etoile Lucia bracelet allow the band to sit away from the skin.
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SS/15

Great styling and some of my favorite pieces from Menu’s upcoming Spring ’15 lineup.

a few current favorites

mingle cushion | arabesque wood soap | i-D magazine | shadow play candle holder

snaregade

Snaregade tables come in rectangular and round, designed by Norm Architects for Menu.

Lerkenfeldt

Color & shadow inspiration from Heidi Lerkenfeldt.

Dinesen showroom

A new showroom for Danish brand Dinesen was recently debuted in Copenhagen. Designed by studio OeO using classic Scandinvian pieces, you can read about Dinesen’s ideals towards sustainability from owner Thomas Dinesen himself here.

jewelry box

Soft minimalism and rounded edges, a sleek jewelry box from Menu designed by Theresa Arns.

for the kids

Some things I’m dreaming of for my two kids. Buclo play modules, stars anorak for my son, Bonton bonnet for Elin, Arne Jacobsen child’s chair, striped snake toy, BC swan rug, a grey duvet, and a perfect little hamoc.

Danes in Greece

Over the weekend I read about this renovated blacksmithery in Greece that serves as a second home or vacation home to three Danish architects and their families. There’s is something romantic to me about the idea of a second home, and one shared with other families who go for walks and cook dinner together. A place off the grid a bit, surrounded by water in a quiet city. The interior though is just as romantic as the lifestyle with lots and lots of wood, iron details and a respectful mixture of new and old.
“It’s important when you convert an old building to be careful not to remove the soul of what was there. If everything is renewed, it becomes too perfect,” Dorte Mandrup-Poulsen says.

Read the rest of the story here at Kinfolk.