10. July 2015
Kategori: Dansk design, Design, Farge, Inspirasjon |
4. June 2015
Kategori: Inspirasjon, Nyhet, Soverom |
3. March 2015
If you are not afraid of heights, this is a challenge for you! You can now spend a night at the top of the Holmenkollen Ski Jump in Oslo, if you dare. This is a collaboration between Airbnb and Skiforeningen, and you will be sleeping surrounded only by Norwegian design, selected by Melissa Hegge, who herself is a seasoned Airbnb-host in Oslo, and styled by her and Nina Holst from Stylizimo. Airbnb is a community marketplace where you can book spaces directly from hosts; it can be just a room for the night or a flat or a house for a longer stay.
This is a one-off experience, so it is free, but in order to become one of the chosen few who will get this opportunity, you need to pick a date, and write 100 words about why you deserve the stay. You can find the website and all information regarding the concept here.
There are some house rules though; you cannot try the jump itself, unless you are a professional ski jumper. You can however invite your closest 30 000 friends to join you in the surroundings, but you need to warn your neighbors … and you can only bring one guest to the tower itself. Read more about it here.
So much great Norwegian design to enjoy as well!
E njoy the stunning panoramic view over Oslo ..
All images: Airbnb
Kategori: Design, Inspirasjon |
26. February 2015
Today I had the great pleasure of meeting Shauna Dennison, who is creative director at Cole & Son – and she gave me and a colleague a tour through the company´s latest collection, which is called Whimsical, a most appropriate name for a collection that is both nostalgic and enchanting, with references to classic childhood stories and fairy tales. The collection also pays homage to some vintage Cole & Son designs. Take a look!
I have to start with the exubarent Cabaret, which is inspired by an old print that Shauna and her team found. So many stories happening here which will be wonderful for a child – or a grown up – to lose oneself in. Not for the faint-hearted of course, but still; there are so many ways to use this wallpaper – you could mount it on a large piece of cardboard if you don´t dare to use it right on the wall. It is a fantastic piece of artistry, which allows the imagination to run wild.
Stars is quite subdued compared to Cabaret, and is taken from Cole & Son´s block archives. It stems from the late 1800s, and has just been tweaked slightly to feel more contemporary, it comes in six color ways, above is Powder Blue, below is Midnight Blue.
Imagine going to sleep surrounded by this amount of heavenly stars? Cole & Son is one of the oldest wallpaper companies in England, and was founded in 1875.
Punchinello is named after the well know character from the Commedia dell´Arte, and is one of the collection´s signature designs. The beautiful harlequin pattern is a little off centre, thus softening the print. Below is the Coral & Green version, there are six different colors.
I love the way a design can change dramatically and feel completely different in other color combinations.
Melville takes its name (of course) from the author of Moby Dick, and this is a new design, which was drawn out with a pencil. The effect is soft and appealing.
Teal? Check. Yellow? Check. The pairing of two of my favorite colors was bound to catch my eye. Nautilus is also a new and quite enigmatic design, is it really under water? Or is it a forest? Shauna told me that this particular color pairing was inspired by the Dutch masters, and some prints of them that she has in her own home. But it also comes in a soft green and a neutral version, as well as a dark green.
The Woods has become such a classic. It was actually first designed in the 1950s, but enjoyed a huge renaissance some years back, and is still very popular all over the world. This collection features three new colorings.
Woods & Stars is a combination of two classics, and is quite the fairy tale. Comes in seven colors.
Butterflies & Dragonflies – this is one from the archives, actually from the sixties, and believe me, the original print was a bit more psychedelic! The new version is quite elegant.
Shauna described this pattern – Secret Garden (if you have not read Frances Hodgson Burnetts book, you should!) – as the marmite of the collection, you either love it or you hate it. It is a companion to Nautilus, and one wonders if it might just be an underwater jungle. I love it.
I´ll finish off with Cabaret again – accompanied by pillows and mattresses clad in the other patterns from Whimsical – and no, Cole & Son does not do textiles – this is all wallpaper … See the rest of the collection at Cole & Son.
Read an interview with Shauna Dennison here.
For Norwegian retailers click here.
All images: Cole & Son.
Kategori: Design, Farge, Inspirasjon, Nyhet, Wallpaper |
8. February 2015
I feel an urge to paint my walls …
Jotun LADY just released their Spring Summer Collection for 2015, styled by the inimitable styling duo Kråkvik &
D´Orazio, and photographed by Siren Lauvdal. I really like the crisp white bed linen against this powdery pinkish hue. The head board is painted with Jotun LADY Supreme Finish 2024 Senses, while the wall is painted the same colour, but with Jotun LADY Balance.
Say hello to LADY Balance 10246 Velvet.
I really love this kitchen. The same color has been used on both the kitchen cabinets and the walls; LADY 7163 Minty Breeze – but the paint used on the cabinets is Supreme Finish, while the wall is covered with LADY Balance. The simple shelves to the left in the picture are by Frama, and you can find them at Kråkvik & D´Orazio´s store in Rathkes gate 4 in Oslo; Kollekted By.
All photos courtesy of LADY/Jotun.
Kategori: Farge, Inspirasjon, Kjøkken, Nyhet, Soverom |
3. February 2015
Kategori: Dansk design, Farge, Inspirasjon, Kjøkken, Nyhet, Trend |
1. February 2015
Kategori: Arkitektur, Butikk, Design, Fliser, Inspirasjon, Interiør, Reise, Restaurant |
30. January 2015
Kategori: Design, Formgivning, Inspirasjon, Norsk design, Nyhet, Trend, Ungt talent |
15. January 2015
Kategori: Dansk design, Design, Farge, Formgivning, Inspirasjon, Lampe, Nyhet |
18. November 2014
Kategori: Design, Diverse, Farge, Inspirasjon, Interiør, Nyhet, Trend |