EMMAS DESIGNBLOGG

Design and style from a Scandinavian perspective

The Apartment, Berlin

I found this super cool 500 sqm Berlin apartment for rent via the Mechant Design blog. Available for photo shoots, film shoots etc. I think it would be easy to make a beautiful picture there...
 





 
 

Japanese architect Jun Murata/JAM

I just found the wonderful work of Japanese architect Jun Murata/JAM in my inbox, and although I am officially on vacation, this just needed to be posted! Enjoy!
 

Vacation!

It's finally here, vacation time! I'm going to take two weeks off to spend time with family and friends, starting with a trip to Copenhagen. This spring has been crazy, and I have a feeling the coming autumn will be even busier, so I really need some time to relax and reload now. I will try to stay offline as much as possible during these weeks, however I will probably be posting on Instagram (@emfex), so follow me there if you like!
 
I'm leaving you with some images from the brand new online magazine Home & Delicious, published by Icelandic husband-and-wife team Gunnar Sverrison and Halla Bára Gestsdóttir. Halla interviewed me for this first issue, so if you are interested you can read it on page 180-181. There is of course lots of other great contents in the magazine also, like beautiful Icelandic homes, DIY projects, some drool-worthy recipes and nicely written articles (in English), so click over for some good summer reading!
 
 
 
 
 
Take care, enjoy summer and I'll see you again soon!

Giveaway: A print of your choice from L'Affiche Moderne

One of my sponsors, French online gallery L'Affiche Moderne, has generously offered to give away a big print of your own choice (worth €59) to one lucky winner! All you have to do to have a chance to win is to tell me in the comments below which piece of art in L'Affiche Moderne's collections best corresponds to your summer mood and why. It could be melancholic, ecstatic, or anything in between... Just link to the picture that you feel best represents your summer feelings, and tell me a little bit about your thoughts. I will pick a winner on July 27. Good luck everyone!
 
Below are a few of my own favourite summery prints from their shop.
 
 
 
 

Distinctively Danish

Perhaps I'm a little influenced by all the Danish style I was fed on my trip to Copenhagen last week, because this home is a little softer and more cluttered than the usual suspect here, but I love it! It has some great graphic prints and cushions, wonderful wood floors, and a cool mix of retro and modern.
Styled by Rikke Graaf Juel and shot by Frederikke Heiberg for Alt for Damerne. Find many more photos here on Rikke's blog.
 
 


 
 

Mixed greens

Sponsored post: Blog'nhagen 2012

As I told you before, I was invited to Blog'nhagen 2012, a small blog meet-up in Copenhagen, the beautiful, boho chic capital of Denmark. I went together with Annaleena from the blog Annaleenas Hem, and we had so much fun! Here are a few of my photos of our days in Copenhagen, to let you see a little bit of what we experienced...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
During the event we went around town in golf carts from By Cart, which gave us a lot of attention and smiles from the people in the streets. We visited Royal Copenhagen and got to paint our own plates, and learned to make our own "flødeboller" (a Danish specialty translated as foam kisses) from chocolatiere Jesper Rahbek at A Xoco, which was a lot of fun and so delicious! I'd also like to take the opportunity to thank the rest of the sponsors who made this event possible!  And a special mention to Brøchner Hotels. We stayed at Hotel Kong Arthur and got a very nice suit with our own exit to the courtyard, so lovely.

Arresting summer photos

Danish photographer Diana Lovring teamed up with interior stylist Sanne Korsholm to shoot these wonderful, summery photos in an old police lockup. I love the light and the colours and the unexpected addition of the snails, an uninvited summer guest in our gardens, but in this case quite beautiful.
You can see more photos from this shoot on the creators' sites, here and here.