I teamed up with Nordic Design Collective, an online market place for independent Scandinavian designers, for a fun pinterest competition, where I will be in the jury. Participate to have a chance to win a gift card for 2000 SEK / 300USD / 230 EUR to spend in their shop!
These are the rules:
1. Create a Pinterest board with the name My Nordic Feeling. Each board can contain a maximum of 30 pins, half of them should be from Nordic Design Collective, and they all need to be hashtagged #nordicdesigncollective in order for us to see them. Please also comment below this post with a link to your board.
2. The contest is open for submissions until September 23, and after that the jury will pick 5 finalists to be posted on Nordic Design Collective's Facebook page. We will mainly look at your visual interpretation of the theme "My Nordic Feeling", but extra credits will also be given to the boards with the most likes or followers.
3. The finalist who after 5 days has the most likes on Facebook wins the gift card!
(I will be back with another post about the finalists once they have been chosen, to give you a chance to vote for your favorites and spread the word if you are among the chosen ones.)
Ps. I started a board myself to give you a little inspiration, find it here.
Kitchen trend still life, published in my favorite Danish interior design magazine RUM. Concrete gray and copper is still hot, here mixed with light wood, glass, steel and a tiny smudge of dusty pink for a soft but clean look. The Muuto 70/70 table designed by Swedish TAF Architects is on my wish list, such great lines!
I just got a new spot to check out on my next trip to Copenhagen; the newly opened restaurant Amass, founded by the former head chef of Michelin prized Noma. The space has that wonderful raw industrial feel, but the furniture from Gubi is sleek and sophisticated, creating an inviting mix.
Ginger and Fig is a new eatery based in Brooklyn, Pretoria, serving homemade, preservative free, freshly baked, free range and organic foods and of course great coffee. And it looks so nice! I would love to spend an afternoon there, perched on a Tolix stool with my laptop. The interior design is by KA+AD in collaboration with Mia Widlake from Studio Number 19.
"Ro is the Danish word for serenity, calmness and peace of mind.
These values are the essence of every Ro design piece.
With a strong passion for design, art and crafts the stage of Ro is being set.
Everything is created by talented craftsmen in durable designs and natural materials.
There are thoughtful narratives behind all our designs and within this passion lies the
key to real sustainability. After all, who wants to throw away something of significant
importance, value and quality that will last for a hundred years?"
I really fell for their gradient vases seen in the pictures here, but Ro has more beautiful products that will be available in their soon-to-be-opened webshop.
Hello, I'm happy to be back here on Emma's blog to show you another one of my DIY or Try this at home! projects. Every autumn it's the same thing, I long to redecorate or make something new. Autumn is the season when I have the most ideas and energy and the least amount of time. I have been planning to make this minimalist cube shelf for a long time and realized when I made it that it doesn't actually take a lot of time to finish. With some good preparations it can be ready to go on the wall as soon as the paint is dry.
You will need:
One length of 7x7 cm (appr. 3"x3") wood beam (these are usually sold in standard lengths of 240 cm)
Metal loops for wall attachment
Start by cutting 10-12 small squares 7x7x7 cm and one 33 cm long piece from the wooden beam. Paint them all white.
Create two modules made of two cubes glued together, and two modules made of three cubes like in the picture above. To make the construction stronger you can use nails, but a strong wood glue should do the trick.
Glue the modules together like in the picture or create your own creative version with the cubes. Paint everything again if some flaking or chipping has occured during the construction. Screw the loops onto the back, use at least two. Use a level when hanging if you want the shelf to be completely straight.
I like displaying my favorite things and change it around often, so this shelf is the perfect spot for creating your own little still lifes.