Nomess Copenhagen sent these beautiful brass scissors designed by Lex Pott whose idea for the design has its roots in Asian craftsmanship.
The spring steel causes the scissors to pop right back into shape after use and their silhouette makes them an artistic object on their own.
It's a gloomy day, the house is so dark, I feel instantly tired. Every corner, and even wide open areas, is filled with thick dark shadows and right now in my kitchen (with the thanks of some Photoshop brightening) this is how it sits. A hand carved wooden spoon, taupe pitcher, framed photograph and ball vase from Swedish Catcooee. I'm hoping tomorrow has just a teeny bit more light or it's going to be a struggle to get anything done!
A small pewter creamer I found while thrifting today. It's funny how on a shelf with haphazardly placed old or worn items can make an item seem so ordinary, and then put it in a new setting and it feels like something grand. Three dollars well spent, I say.
I am so glad to have been introduced to Fondly, owned by a team of designers with daughters of their own and based in Los Angeles with backgrounds in fine arts, fashion, and design. Their designs are made by hand with a vision for creating classic pieces that will be worn, loved and remembered.
This style speaks to me particularly as I love soft pieces, subtle colors and designs with a slight vintage sense to them which is right in step with Fondly's vision and products. Also, Elin just looks so cute in them!
This is just a handful of beautiful pieces, see the whole collection here.
I didn't get to post yesterday, my streak lasted a whole two days, however I thought I'd drop in to give a quick update. My current view, flipping through some booklets and planning some upcoming work. These soft blush and grey colors are really appealing to me at the moment and I could get lost in them completely.
Tomorrow I meet with a carpenter to plan the install of some custom storage in our dining room and I need to decide once and for all the color I want for the doors and wall. Trying to find the right dusty colors, not too blue and not too brown and in the right shade. Oy! Trying to stay as simple and classic as possible so I'm hoping we can nail the perfect color. It will take 5-7 weeks until completion, simple because the carpenter is entering his busy season, so I won't have an update any time soon. More on that later...
Hope your Thursday has been well!
A new product that is currently being funded in Kickstarter which you may have seen on my Instagram this morning as well, called ERNIT, is an app and piggy bank for kids to teach healthy financial habits like setting goals and managing allowance. Created by Danish Design Studio Kilo, founded by Lars Larsen who also founded KiBiSi with Bjarke Ingels and Jens Martin Skibsted. ERNIT is set to launch this coming Summer
It's Tuesday and I'm posting again, off to a good start with this week's goal. I have to laugh at myself because once that was no big deal but these days I really have to purposely carve out time to post but it's rewarding when I have time to!
Lucky me, I recently got to try out Beoplay's gorgeous new product, the A6. We downloaded the app which lets us connect wirelessly and stream music from our iPhones or from the MacBook from anywhere in the house. The speaker is covered in Kvadrat fabric in 4 different colors.
My husband has taken a special interest in this, he really geeks out with new technology, and says he can't get over the sound. He's waiting for us to leave him along at home so he can test out the full capacity of the volume!
I'm going to make it my goal this week to post more regularly here. It can get tricky when both of the kids are running around my feet but sometimes I can sneak away for 5 or ten minutes and it might be just enough time to post a quick update. Let's see if I can manage a post every day, dare I?!
Beginning the week late but this dusk lamp created by Belgian designer Sylvain Wilenz for Hem was inspired by Japanese lanterns and comes in gloss or matte glass finishes, both of which are supposed to emit a soft glow of light in the darkness.
At home we have some new ceramics from Mette Duedahl and a new toaster from Muji. Mette makes these beautifully rounded ceramics, we have a set of her cups and this butter dish coordinates. It has a small blue wooden lid to rest your knife on in a soft ivory with delicate specks. I enjoy all of her creations so this is a welcome addition.
Also, Muji has debuted new appliances including a kettle (pictured below), blender and rice cooker and they are beautiful. I like the little feet on the bottom of the toaster and the rounded corners compliments the butter box so this corner of our kitchen is set!
Things get moved around a lot in my house, sometimes intentionally and other times because little hands like to transport objects to new and strange locations. Currently this little trio of containers, two from a local store and the green cup by Menu from Huset, sit above my kitchen sink. Next week there's a good chance they will end up somewhere else...