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Friday Finds

4.20.2018

Making up for a busy week juggling school holidays, photo shoots and other work projects, I have put compiled some favourite finds from the week. Kicking off with two new products from Danish brand Muuto, the first is the Enfold Sideboard designed by Thomas Bentzen. Bringing a factory-inspired industrial quality to the home with a fusion of raw and warm materials, the sideboard is made from a lacquered steel that gently enfolds the top and bottom in solid oak. Available in two sizes, one vertical, one horizontal, both offer versatility with the inclusion of a set of of adjustable shelves, as seen here. Offered in a range of gorgeous colours, the Dusty Green is one of my favourites.

Images via Muuto

"Pared down to the essence through refined and simple details", the beautiful new Workshop Table by Cecilie Manz for Muuto has just launched in Milan for this year's design week. A versatile piece, I can see so many uses for this table in different areas of the home.

Speaking of design week, my Instagram feed has been flowing with highlights. So many inspiring sights, I can only imagine what it must be like to be there in person. One of the many exhibitions that has wowed is Life in Vogue. An amazing revamp of the Vogue Italia's headquarters, Faye Toogood and Patricia Urquiola and Mario Belini are among eight designers who have temporarily put their own mark on different offices within the space. Pictured below, the office of the editor-in-chief created by Toogood features her famous Roly Poly collection and walls decorated with handpainted canvases depicting a tableau of silhouettes and faces. The room’s focal point is the designer’s own ceramic sculpture entitled Family Bust no 3, in a limited edition. Amazing!

Image via Dezeen

Another one from Milan causing serious excitement is Club Unseen, a secret project created for design week by Studiopepe directors Arianna Lelli Mami and Chiara Di Pinto, together with their team of architects and interior designers. I'm looking forward to seeing more imagery emerging! 

Images via @Agapecasa and @thesweetspotdk with thanks!

This Slate Cabin located in the Welsh countryside on the edge of Snowdonia National park was designed by Sydney-based architecture studio TRIAS. Commissioned as a result of an international competition, the cabin was designed as a response to the beautiful landscape, built with as few materials as possible. With efficiency and comfort at the forefront, almost all surfaces are lined in birch plywood, while ceilings are covered in a woven hessian. A thoughtful, considered design with panoramic views of the beautiful surroundings, see more here.

Images via Dwell

I stumbled across this lovely, light-filled home belonging to Australian wellness guru Carla Oates and two things immediately grabbed my attention; the beautiful abstract artwork by Hannah Nowlan and the sculptural bust (made by Carla's daughter, Jeet, in high school!) See the full house tour here

Photography by Maree Homer for Real Living / Homes to Love

A long-time fan of interior stylist Emma Persson Lagerberg, this inspiring kitchen is part of a series she styled last year for Elle Decoration. I love the warm earthy tones and textural stone bench and splashback. The Arnold Circus Stool designed by Martino Gamper is the perfect finishing touch.

Styling by Emma Persson Lagerberg / photography by Petra Bindel for Elle Decoration 

Another home that has caught my eye this week, this Barcelona apartment has been beautifully renovated with an interesting contrasts between old and new. This includes the unique use of antique wardrobe doors, repurposed as beautiful wall panelling. See more here

Images via Dezeen

Following on from my last post, I'm happy to report that Reform has unveiled their latest showroom in Aarhus, Denmark. Located in a historical building that retains the original detailing, the elegant interior features the newly launched Degree collection by Cecilie Manz. Grey provides a warm backdrop layered with pine and pops of contrasting with terrazzo, while beautiful lighting fixtures by Belgian designer Muller van Severen provide further wow. 

Images via Wallpaper


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Degree by Cecilie Manz for Reform

4.18.2018

Renowned designer Cecilie Manz has created a kitchen for Reform, the Copenhagen-based company specialising in the customisation of Ikea's Metod kitchen cupboards. Designed on simple principles of balancing functionality with a hospitable atmosphere, Degree features beautiful detailing and honest materials, resulting in a contemporary and timeless look. 



The steel countertop provides both a practical and raw expression, balanced with warm shades of the cabinet fronts in golden Oregon Pine and rich painted grey. A unique feature of the design is that the wood grain of the Oregon Pine is positioned at 45 degree angles. Creating a soft contrast with both the horizontal and vertical lines of the kitchen, the addition of a geometric notch handle placed in the corner of each front adds a graphic element to the overall look. 



Cecilie Manz joins an impressive list of designers who have collaborated with Reform, including Danish architects Henning Larsen and Norm, who each created kitchen designs for the brand. Following graduation from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 1997, Manz moved to Finland to continue her studies at the University of Art and Design in Helsinki. She then founded her own studio in Copenhagen and has gone on to create products for a number of high-profile brands including furniture, glass, lamps and many related products, mainly for the home. The award-winning designer was most recently named the Maison&Objet Paris 2018 Designer of The Year.


In addition to their main office in Copenhagen, Reform also have showrooms in Berlin and New York. For more information pop over here

Images via Reform


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Personalised Sideboards by Superfront

4.17.2018

Swedish company Superfront create tailor-made finishes for Ikea's most popular cabinet frames. Offering customised fronts, handles, legs, sides, tops and even sinks for a new kitchen build or renovation, Superfront is a fun concept that allows for the creation of affordable, personalised furniture. Launching regular product ranges that can be purchased online and made to order, their newest collection ASAP provides a new feature of nine sideboards designed for Ikea's Bestå cabinet, that are all ready to ship, for a faster and easier option. Paired with beautiful rugs, ceramics, art, objects and lighting, the designs below offer plenty of styling inspiration. 


Images via Superfront

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Fjordfiesta | Timeless Scandinavian Design

4.16.2018

My first connection with Norwegian furniture brand Fjordfiesta came about when sourcing product for this Homestyle shoot. I was drawn to the elegant design of the Alto desk designed by Andreas Engesvik. A beautiful find from local stockist Karakter, the curved sides of the desk give an almost Japanese style aesthetic that worked so well with the Akari Light theme of the shoot. Looking at their most recent catalogue with imagery created by the amazing stylists Krakvik & D'Orazio, I thought it would be a great opportunity to properly introduce this beautiful Scandinavian brand to you.

The Alto desk by Andreas Engsvik and Bambi 57 chair by Rastad & Relling

With the ambition to manage, develop and reconnect to the Scandinavian design heritage, architect Pål Lunder founded Fjordfiesta in 2001. With strong ties to the aesthetics of Scandinavian design culture and 21st century values regarding ethical and environmental issues, the company is driven to create furniture that will last for generations to come. Beginning with the reintroduction of the timeless Scandia range of chairs, designed by Hans Brattrud in the 1950’s, Fjordviesta now produces a beautiful collection of handcrafted furniture made in Norway, inspired by the country's incredible natural surroundings. 


Another design that I love is the Krobo Bench. A Norwegian furniture classic designed in 1960 by Torbjørn Afdal, it is known for its unique adaptability and has many uses. Fjordfiesta relaunched the bench in 2014 and worked with designers Anderssen & Voll to develop some new accessories, adding to the versatility of the multi-purpose bench. Playing with the Krobo Bench’s format, Thomas Jenkins and Sverre Uhnger created a collection of circular accessories to contrast with its rigidity and straight lines, while further highlighting the Krobo Bench’s unique qualities. 

The images below also shows the new range of Scandia chair colours that were introduced in January. My favourite is the Scandia Nett Lounge Chair in white wood stain by German designer Eric Degenhardt


A couple more images from the new catalogue below, these feature the iconic Scandia Chairs by Hans Brattrud and Pi Tables by Anderssen & Voll. The campaign was shot at the beautiful Gjvik House by Norm Architects

Styling: Kråkvik & D'Orazio / Photography Images 1,7-8: Siren Lauvdal / 2-6: Lasse Fløde

Images via Fjordfiesta

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Homes to Inspire | Sunshine + Style

4.14.2018

The week leading up to school holidays is a always a busy one. In addition to lots of meetings, we had a storm and power outage, so I'm kicking off my weekend with a catch up blog post. I have a few lined up! This tiny but charming 1930's home in Sweden is sprinkled with light and beautifully styled by Sundling Kickén. Combining period features like oak parquet flooring with elegant updates such as the carrara marble in the kitchen, the finishing touches provided by the talented stylists are what give it its cosy, lived-in feel. Abstract art, textural pieces and that perfectly crumpled bedding. Who doesn't love a hot cuppa in bed?



Styling by Sundling Kickén / Photography by Cim Ek for Alvhem 

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The New Metz A/S Showroom by Kristina Dam Studio

4.12.2018

Known for clean, beautiful design and sculptural minimalism with an edge, Kristina Dam Studio produces two inspiring collections every year. Founded by graphic designer and architect Kristina Dam, whose work I have featured numerous times, the studio collaborates with talented upcoming and established designers. In addition to producing furniture, prints, lamps, sculptures and accessories, the studio also work on interior design projects, with their latest being the transformation of a run down warehouse into a state-of-the-art showroom for Danish brand Metz A/S.



Enlisted to direct and manage the entire project, Kristina was involved in every aspect from the actual construction and employment of workers to the interior design and the final styling of the showroom.  An incredible feat, considering the interior is a massive 850 square metres in size! Custom made features include special made podiums for the displaying of goods, mobile and sound absorbing walls used as room dividers, and a special made glass partition. Completing the project with the styling of three trend zones, Kristina has created beautiful spaces that are both contemporary and elegant.   

Photography by Metz A/S & Anitta Behrendt


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