Inspired by Bestå

One of IKEA’s standard and most adaptable storage units is Bestå but it’s still surprising to see it being used here looking so chic and stylish! Photo via Livet Hemma.

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…

New bookstands from Livrest

A new interior-focused Scandinavian brand called Livrest has arrived with a collection of walnut, cherry and black stained ash bookstands. All of the solid wood stands are handmade in Sweden with careful consideration to aesthetics and craftsmanship. L…

New housewares brand in Sweden called Smålands Skinnmanufaktur, brings environmental consciousness to their products

A new furniture and accessories studio in called Smålands Skinnmanufaktur in Jönköping, Sweden has come out with these beautifully styled images from Sundling/Kickén and photographed by Emily Laye. SSM manufactures the pieces themselves with materials…

Impremta Garden: A Unique Urban Residence in Palma, Spain

How would you like to like an an apartment with your chevron pattered oak floors, private balcony, a winter garden and extra high ceilings? That is the reality for the residents of Impremta Garden in Palma, Mallorca. If the interiors feel more Scandina…

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…

Villa style town homes in Stockholm’s Husarviken Bay

Husarviken is near the Stockholm Royal Seaport, where newly constructed townhouses have been built to resemble authentic villas. Zenhusen, as the homes are called, consists of three floors, large windows, terraces and private entrances next to residenc…

News from IKEA

New coming next month to IKEA, styled by the wonderful Amanda Rodriguez.

4 minimal shelving systems

Birthed from my own personal need for storage, here are 4 options for minimal storage systems. We have a great low profile shelf in our living room from Menu (which you can see here) but in our bedroom I’m looking for a taller and broader shelf unit to…

Loft Szczecin in Berlin

We love the interior of this modern loft in Berlin! The color palette is amazing with the white, grey and black shades mixed with the warmth of wood. Especially the bathroom looks absolutely stunning!Want to more images of this home? Click here.Furnitu…

New table for menu by Norm Architects

The new Snaregade Table from Norm Architects designed for Menu is just perfection. The table comes in two versions, rectangular and round. Love the dark color and the geometric lines which makes it look very fresh and clean.Check out the Catalog 2…

Bamboo Baskets

Our blogfriend Accessorize your Home added these beautiful natural/black bamboo baskets from House Doctor to their collection. The baskets are perfect to clean up your stuff in a stylish way, to organize your desk or to show off your plants like above….

Renewed INTRO Restaurant

This is a renewed restaurant in Finland named INTRO. We like the serene and sophisticated look together with the urban and industral details. Also the mix of natural wood, white walls and lights, mixed with the geometrical patterns on the floor is some…

HotelSP 34

Hotel sp34, a new boutique hotel in Copenhagen, is a great example of a modern yet warm interior with it’s soothing grays and warm accents.. The 118 rooms are simple and minimalistic what gives it a clean and airy feel.We really like the slate-coloured walls, white linens and wooden floors along with smart and creative details like the individual headboards on the bed. Definitely going to visit Hotel sp34 on our next trip to Copenhagen!Photography: Brøchner Hotels

Andtradition – True Colours

Antradition launches True Colours vases! A serie of seven vases made from copper, steel, brass, and aluminium, designed by Dutch designer Lex Pott.True Colours is Andtradition’s first collaboration with Lex Pott. Each vase in the series is made from a …

VIPP shelter

Everyone who knows us, knows that we are in love with the brand Vipp! Beautiful, simple, functional, long lasting products, which design is based on materials and usability. And now they have created something new and absolutely amazing; an operational living space named the Vipp shelter that consists a large kitchen with dining/living area, a separate bathroom and a loft. The idea behind it is going back to basics; back to nature with basic functions in a compact space all wrapped in the Vipp DNA.“If you are cold you heat up the fireplace centrally positioned in the shelter for an equal distribution of heat; if you are warm you slide open the xxm2 parallel windows to create natural air-condition. By locating the house in the deep deciduous woods, we are able to take advantage of the leaves as sun shading in the summer months. In the winter, when the trees lose their leaves, the building’s black exterior absorbs sunlight and with the fireplace, there is a reduction in fuel consumption”.Below you’ll find a interview with the designer Morton Bo Jensen:Q&A Shelter – Morten Bo JensenHave you ever thought you would be designing a house? Yes and no. Although it may be an academic consideration, we started out with our usual approach, as if it was a product. The difference lies obviously in the scale of the project, which is new for us. Basically we see the house as a product (such as a caravan, yacht, private jet, etc.) and not as a piece of architecture – hence also the name ‘shelter’.How would you say that the Vipp house reflects the Vipp DNA? The Vipp DNA is clearly expressed in the basic concept of the shelter as a product that is available in a particular form and in a certain colour. It allows us to design the product down to every detail, providing a unique experience of quality, when taking the shelter in use. In addition to that, the shelter is built on a steel frame with a facade of painted steel – a material we have 75 years of experience in processing.Would you call yourself an architect after having designed a house for Vipp? I do not think a title like this makes sense. My job as a designer at Vipp is to interpret and execute what Vipp stands for. The shelter opens a whole new dimension to the brand and it emphasizes the way I believe that all brands should work with the design. Find and stick to the deep essence of your brand and use that as a platform to create every new product – we like to think of it as a kind of essentialism.Did you have an architect or engineer to help you throughout the process? Every new product we develop, we seek to anchor in what we stand for as a brand; that is functional, long lasting products, which design is based on materials and usability; this initial process defines the concept, which secures a certain vippishness. When it comes to the execution of an idea, we are humble and consult various experts to ensure the best possible result – so we talk to both architects, engineers, toolmakers just to mention a few.What do you think Holger Nielsen would say about taking his technique for bending metal into a bin and turning it into a house? Good design never goes out of fashion! Hopefully he would be both pleased and surprised that the seeds he once sowed have grown into what Vipp is today.Vipp is something very Danish, why did you choose to place the house in Sweden? It is true that we originate in Denmark and that one can trace many Scandinavian traditions in our approach to design. But we do things with a global mind-set – for customers all around the globe, who like this particular approach to design. Therefore, the shelter is intended for locations in any corner of the world. This means we have no special ‘Danish’ feelings for the first location and when we found the perfect spot in Sweden, we were instantly in love.Does the house come fully assembled, so that you just need to have a plot to place it on?Yes, pretty much. 2 large (40 foot) modules and two smaller are fully assembled and transported to the plot in Sweden, where they are bolted together and the waterproof Protan folio is welded together. On every plot there has to be made an individual foundation which of course differs from location to location. Furthermore there has to be established water, electricity and sewerage. From here it is plug ’n play.How big is the house (m2)? 55 m2 + an attic.How many rooms does the house have? There is a large kitchen with dining/living area, a separate bathroom and a loft.Is it possible to add an element/section to make the house bigger?No. It’s an essential part of the concept that the design is completely fixed; everything down to the smallest detail is designed in advance. And during time we will only add small incremental improvements. We like to call it the Porsche 911 approach.The house comes fully equipped with Vipp products; does this mean that the only thing a potential buyer needs to decide is the colour of the products and elements? We have made it even easier for the customer – there’s no need to choose colour, products nor kitchen modules etc. We have decided everything on beforehand!Is the house made in your own production? We don’t have our own production facilities. Instead we work together with a small selection of very close partners, which we aim to build long lasting relationships with.How can you buy the house? As soon as we are ready, you can ‘buy’ it in our online store – or at least get in touch with our staff and we’ll guide you from there.We are looking forward to see more of this great project!

the village

The new &Tradition showroom The Village opened a little while ago but we still couldn’t resist showing it. Earlier this year we visited Copenhagen and were told about the design of this new showroom. It sounded impressive only hearing about it but …

1or2 cafe by Norm Architects

Most of you already know we have created a brand new concept for a store in the Netherlands called First or Second. The store opened in September this year. We have collaborated with Norm Architects for the cafe in the store. Norm Architects has taken …

Andtradition

We are in love with the new items from &tradition and the pictures look absolutely stunning. The timeless beauty and quality that is born out of tradition and renovation gives the brand an special character and character is what we like in a interi…

MENU A/W 14

Menu is doing great. Their new collection is looking simple and beautiful.. and the photography is amazing. We love the fact that they keep on growing and that they work with the most great designers.Can’t wait to see the products in real!MENU A/S&nbsp…

hagedornhagen give away

Next week, the new store First or Second will be open. To celebrate this, we will be having some great give aways on the blog of the brands that we will be selling in the store. Starting with the brand Hagedornhagen.Together with Hagedornhagen we are g…

swedish country home

The last days of summer started in Holland.. and we are dreaming about a long weekend in this home.You can feel the surrounding of nature and together with the use of materials.. YES I could live here.Images by Thomas Ibsen and Laura Stamerby Lasc Studio

color inspiration

Beautiful color inspiration from the brand Jotun. All styled with our favorites designs from Menu by stylist Krakvik D’orazio.Photography by Margaret M. de Lange