Category Archives: For The Home

SPRING NEWS FROM STELTON

16 March 2017

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ABOVE | Circle water bottle

 

Some Spring news from Stelton today who seem to have heard my silent plea through endless hours of hanging out in the cold playground and added this new aesthetic and functional thermos cup to their I:cons collection.

The To Go Click cup has a state-of-the art ‘smart click’ function that lets you open and close the cup easily so you can drink from the full 360 degrees of the cup as if there were no lid. And in case you wondered about the environment rest assured the cup is also BPA- and phthalate-free.

Another icon I’m pretty excited about is the strikingly beautiful Circle water bottle with it’s unique open/close function. The twisted design provides a natural physical connection with the bottle, starting from the ergonomic grip provided by its twisted design. Designer Maria Berntsen says,

“It is the intuitive feeling for the nature of the material and the sensuousness of the form that is important to me. I’m always trying to work out a form that I feel speaks to your senses. You have to feel like touching the form/design and feel joy in surrounding yourself with it in your daily life”.

I couldn’t have put it better myself.

And to finish off I have to mention the gorgeous new soft colours of the To Go Click cup and the iconic EM77 vacuum jug – designed by Erik Magnussen in 1977 – which are inspired by Scandinavian evenings by the sea and sandy beaches with gentle summer breezes.

Spring I’m ready for you.

 
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To Go Click cup in soft new shades

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I:cons EM77 jug

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MORE INFORMATION | Stelton
STYLING | Maria Grønborg & Caroline Bahrenscheer
PHOTO | Brian Buchard
 
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IKEA | BLACK KITCHEN MADE FROM RECYCLED MATERIAL

27 February 2017

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I’ve been eyeing up black kitchens for a while on Pinterest and love Ikea’s new Kungsbacka model made from recycled materials. Designed in collaboration with Swedish design studio Form Us With Love the doors and fronts consist of a core of recycled timber and a veneer of recycled PET plastic bottles in anthracite.

I like how Ikea have kept the monochrome black look in this set up with a gorgeous black tap and a splashback made form the same material as the doors finished off with a black picture rail at the top including some black hooks to put your favourite cups on display. Ikea doing their own #ikeahack – genius.

 
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MORE INFORMATION | Ikea
PHOTOGRAPHY | Ragnar Omarsson
STYLING | Pella Hedeby
 
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UNIQUE MIRROR TRAYS BY NOTRE MONDE HOMEWARE

16 February 2017

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Back in October Tiff and I organised a Function+Form Bloggers Tour to Antwerp discovering this hip city (here and here) and all it has to offer including designers and makers. One brand we were introduced to was Notre Monde who’s founder Dawn Sweitzer has been creating unique functional objects since 1997.

Her inspiration mostly stems from travel and nature featuring distinctive global patterns, textures and layers which are translated onto objects with traditional printing and hand-finishing techniques. Dawn is a self taught artist and now lives in North Carolina where she experiments with new techniques to give her designs authenticity and unique character.

She has distinctive ranges from the cheerful and luxurious Mystic Gold and Ocean Blue, to The Golden Hour and the vivid and elegant Tribal Quest inspired by tribal textile prints from Africa to Indonesia. Her mirror trays represent the core of her collection which also features complementary objects such as tables, frames and cabinets.

I was lucky to be given a light aged mirror which adds some much needed gritty-ness and eclectic flair to my home which I tend to keep very minimal. The antique effect on mirrors is a trend I keep seeing more and more of and which works incredibly well with darker interior colours and rich textures – see the velvet renaissance all around.

I’ve not decided as yet if I’m going to hang it up or keep as a tray for special occasions. I guess the beauty in it’s versatility is that I can do both.

 

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MORE INFORMATION | Notre Monde Homeware
PHOTOGRAPHY | Annie Kruse
 

This post is sponsored by Notre Monde. I only work with products and services I truly love and all opinions are my own.

 

 
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HM HOME | TRENDS SPRING 2017

13 December 2016

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Have you noticed it’s not very christmassy on the blog – yet!? Somehow I can’t find my Christmas mojo and instead I’m being drawn to Spring 2017 already as you can see in these stunning images by HM Home.

Maybe it’s because we’re heading off to the Canary Islands next week swapping Christmas jumpers for t-shirts and turkey for paella. And you know what? I’m totally fine with it and happy to skip the Christmas vibes this year.

2017 will be a big year for us with plans for renovations and moving home so no surprise these images struck a chord with me.

Styled by Lotta Agaton and photographed by Pia Ulin HM Home shows how trends are subtly moving on. Copper is being replaced by brass, stark white by beige / grey neutrals and though blue is still strong green is creeping in via accessories like ceramics, cushions and bedding. Plants and greenery in the home is still a massive trend and the whole look is much warmer and cosier than it has been for years.

Can we fast forward to Spring please!?

 
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MORE INFORMATION | HM Home
ART DIRECTION | Therese Sennerholt
STYLING | Lotta Agaton
PHOTOGRAPHY | Pia Ulin
 
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COX AND COX FOR THE HOME

24 October 2016

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Eclectic online homewares brand Cox And Cox launched back in 2011 and have slowly but steadily evolved into a niche market place for unique products aimed at customers looking to decorate their home with individual pieces that can’t be found on the highstreet.

A lot of their designs are Nordic inspired with simple contemporary shapes and exceptional quality as this beautiful solid oak bench I was lucky enough to try out. I love the versatility of it and so far it has been used as a side table, plant stand, foot stool and shoe rack. The top is lightly varnished so you don’t have to worry about stains when leaving your coffee mug or glass of red on there and the simple construction and classic shape means we will live with this piece for a long time.

With Christmas just round the corner – only 9 weeks to go, eek – check out their online store for unique and hand-selected pieces to decorate your home with.

I can feel another post coming up… but let’s get Halloween out of the way first before we kick off the festive season.

 
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MORE INFORMATION | Cox And Cox
PHOTOGRAPHY | Annie Kruse
 
This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Cox Annd Cox. I only work with products I love and all opinions are my own.
 
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