This whole trip to Copenhagen was a spontaneous thing to attend Pizzie´s 50th birthday party yesterday. It was a genuine experience, like few others in my life. I have to start by stating I´m no party person, I seldom dance, I´m a bit shy when it comes to conversation with new people, I don´t drink that much and I don´t smoke, either. I enjoy sitting on a couch and find a couple of persons to chit chat with, while drinking bubbles. 😉
A couple of months ago I was the lucky winner of a 2000 DKK voucher from La Factory Provence through a giveaway hosted by my fellow blogger from Denmark, Nanna. I couldn´t believe it when I saw the mail, I hardly ever win anything and besides this was a Danish store, so I immediately thought about the cost of transport, customs and so on. It´s an online store that focuses on industrial and vintage furniture, right up our alley! I sat down with V one evening and we picked what appealed to us most (and what we have most of in this house, too!)- chairs! Surprised? haha! 😉
Marianne was wonderful, she helped me with the shipping, answered all my questions and yesterday I got the second chair, too! Somehow they´d been separated on their way and I didn´t receive them together. So happy with them! Take a look!
Money can´t buy you happiness, that´s a fact. They can´t buy you style, you either got it or you don´t. They can´t even buy you a decent couch, you need a trained eye to pick the right one. 😉 We found the perfect couch on the internet yesterday and now it´s ours! So here I am, bragging about my trained eye! 😉 haha! Take a look!
ViSSEVASSE is run by Dorthe Mathiesen and Karsten Noel, two big names in fashion, scenography and graphics from Denmark. Their posters envision cities og landmarks in a nordic style, simple and alluring, reminiscent of the art deco era. You can purchase these beauties online, or you can try your local interior design store. I know I will!;-)
I just found the perfect couch, too! I need to check with my better half, but I´ll manage to convince him if he doesn´t see things my way! This summer, things will change around here! No more half solutions accepted and a major clean-up is due! For the ones of you following me for a while you know the limited edition PH-lamp is on the top of my list, almost before the telephone invoice (haha) and now I can start saving for my dream couch, too! The Plank sofa is a cooperation between the Norwegian Knudsen/Berg/Hindenes&Myhr and the Danish dk3 and Dinesen. The latter are very famous for their incredible hard wood floors, take a look here. What do you think? I´m so excited I´m out of words!
Lately I´ve been a sucker for jewelry! I ordered some gold plated earrings in a Tallin Gallery, I just had to have them! Saw them in december and had to think the purchase over for a day and when I finally decided to buy them, they were gone! These are just an illustration, the real ones are waiting for me to pick them up at the post office!;-)
I just had to share my favorite jewelry with you! I prefer simple jewels, so the Scandinavian lines appeal to me. I dream of a Ole Lynggaard ring and a matching bracelet, but until that day, these are my most worn pieces. These days I never part with the big ring, I bought it from the very artsy A-gallery in Tallinn and I simply adore it! The green bracelet is from Swedish Sophie by Sophie and it´s so stylish. Besides, I love enamel! The other ring with a purple stone is from Danish Susanne Friis Bjørner and the rough necklace is from Høyer. See anything you like?;-)
We´re growing up. A couple without kids grows up pretty slowly. You´re swept in your own routine- working hard, making dinner, watching a movie, being with friends. There are no boundaries to your self-absorbtion, no kindergarten bills to set you straight. The weekends are divided between the things you feel like doing and the things you actually get to do. There are no children´s party to attend and no football classes. So you cultivate the couple and yourself. Friendship and interests. Hobbies.
Our decoration taste has been through pretty much the same process. As a young couple we were pretty creative, but lacking in money. When we started feeling we could afford stuff and things we already had a bunch of them. I feel that as long as you have invested in the real deal, getting rid of things after a while is no biggie. I inherited two beautiful antique chairs with inlay and Cordoba leather. Since I grew up with them and asked my parents to transport them over land and sea, I could never part with them. And yet they´re very fragile and not so good to sit on. So I thought I´ll turn them into night tables. But we have a couple of City chairs and a couple of danish design chairs we bought as a bargain and they´re ready to leave our home. Instead, we´ll save for six Y-chairs from Hans Wegner.
Back to school for a course this weekend- multicultural perspectives in interpreting. I´ve studied something similar for a year in 2004, but this is a nice reminder of the fact that ethnicity is constructed and that togetherness is as excluding for some groups as it is including for others. This line of thoughts can never be discussed too thoroughly.
On top of that I get to drink lots of coffee with people I like. And practice standing in a toilet queue and chat, the way we did in ninth grade. Lots of fun.
I even found the time to check out three of my favourite shops and I thought I should share those with you.
Swedish COS stands for stylish clean-cut quality clothes.
Filippa K- My all time favourite Swedish brand, delicate and timeless, with a masculin touch
I want to introduce you to our messy and maximalist, but friendly home. We´ve been together for ten years now and along our path we´ve collected a lot of things and gadgets, small works of art or simply souvenirs from the places we´ve visited. We´re into mid-century design and would rather save and invest in certain iconic objects from time to time than buy the regular Ikea stuff. On the other hand, I´ve been a student for ages and those years are best described as creative, but lacking in cash.