Tuesday, 29 April 2008
Our studio is situated in an area said to be the new creative "hotspot" in Copenhagen. Originally the area was a part of the "meatpacking" district and it still works as such, but now it has opend up for people with a creative background. So now, mixede together with the butchers, there are photographers, architects, artists, designers, galleries, trendy cafes and nightclubs. If you are in the neighbourhood try Karrierebar and gallery V1 .
Monday, 28 April 2008
Monday morning, 8.30 and I am at the studio making tee to Sabine and myself. The tea is from the best tea salon in Copenhagen, Tante te ( Aunt Tea ). When you step inside Tante te, it's like coming back to your grandmas livingroom, really cosy and personal. Our favourite tea at the moment is 'Claudis Garden'.
Saturday, 26 April 2008
Friday, 25 April 2008
We know Sofie Refer from the Ceramic and Glass department from the Danish Designshool where she was already super talented. Now she and her partner has started Refer + Staer where they design lighting based on a pure extravagant look combined with the simplicity of modern Scandinavian design. They have received Wallpaper Design Award 2006 for Best Light and Elle Decorations Award for The World's Best New Design 2007.
Thursday, 24 April 2008
We started the day at Ikea´s textile event with breakfast on a houseboat and a tour through Ikeas new spring/summer products. The yellow sideboard is made by Jba-design and is based on childhood memories, the play room at home and the impressive baroque drawing rooms in the granparents´ house.
Wednesday, 23 April 2008
Tuesday, 22 April 2008
We have had more then 4 days in a row with sunshine – quite rare. It is absolutely wonderful and all our garden books have come out from its hide. We a taking shapes, colors, textures, and what we want to plant next. Kristine’s mother Hanne is the woman behind this lovely garden and has a very advanced sense for putting things together.
Monday, 21 April 2008
The Dutch artist Wouter Dolk has just made some new designs for Royal Copenhagen.
These images are from Elle Decoration years ago. We kept them because we love tulips. The colors and the shape – even when they are dead, they are beautiful. I am dreaming of decorating my entrance with tulips like the top photo – I hope I can persuade Kristine to draw them.
Sunday, 20 April 2008
The whole family spent Sunday outside in the garden with lots of kids from the neighborhood. The adoults were a little too ambitious trying to build a mini house for the kids and paint a wardrobe at the same time. Everybody was very tried this evening.
Saturday, 19 April 2008
Friday, 18 April 2008
A couple of years ago Kristine and I made an article about Made a Mano.
The first time I visited their showroom I was overwhelmed by its beauty. The lava stones were so tactile – they looked like everything from leather to soft silk or like they were covered with small crystals. And then where were the patterns and colours.
When I left I was convinced that I would be a better person if I was surrounded by such beauty all the time.
Now I have bought a lava stone for our kitchen – I just have to find time to put it up….
Thursday, 17 April 2008
Sadly enough we have to say goodby to Cecilie Sindum as she is moving to a bigger studio. She comes from Norway and needs to build up a bigger network in Denmark. She has been sitting in our studio for the last couple of month and we love her amazing modern chandeliers. We also love the picture of her taken by Stine Heilmann.
Wednesday, 16 April 2008
Monday, 14 April 2008
Sabine’s mother-in-law Alice is a firm knitter and creates the most amazing stuff for the whole family. Now it is my turn to get a home-made-something. I am looking at knitwear all the time now for inspiration. What should I go for?
Amimono (the top picture)
Creme de la creme a la edgar (the middle picture)