I came across an image yesterday of the cutest little miniature funkis house by Danish design brand ferm LIVING, and soon I was lost in their website browsing all the adorable items. The mix of bright and pastel colours combined with quirky prints and characters make for a great environment for kids to grow and stimulate their fantasy.
If you are planning a kids room and want to add a fun yet minimal Scandinavian look or need gift ideas for someone with a little one, check out some of my favorites below.
My absolute favorite discovery from Milan Design Week was this little space in the Lambrate district, located right next to the Norwegian exhibition ‘Everything is Connected’ (look out for a blogpost on that one soon!).
Studio Amanda Lilholt is a furniture and interior design studio based in Copenhagen with the slogan “We don’t believe in perfect. We believe in taking things a bit further.” The first thing I noticed and loved was her creative concrete flower vases. They come in 4 different colours; pink, dark blue, grey & white and two sizes. Others items to look out for are the gorgeous new daybed ‘HER’ and the cool liquor cabinet with a rotatable circle.
I am sure we will see more from this great new designer, so mark the name!
Keeping with the Greenery theme from last blogpost, how cute are these little Botanica prints by Danish Studio Arhoj?
Each of these packs contains 10 different A5 prints featuring floral oil, pen and watercolour paintings. The paper is made in Denmark using sustainable wind power and printed with vegetable ink. Perfect for framing and decorating your home with or as a card since the pack also comes with white envelopes. The prints can also be bought separately.
What is your advent tradition? In Scandinavia we have a lovely tradition of lighting one candle each of the four Sundays of advent. This Kubus candle holder from by Lassen is just as nice to use all year long, but fits perfectly for advent time too! I especially love the idea of giving it an extra festive vibe by wrapping fresh rosemary around it.
Danish By Lassen created the multi-purpose Stropp as a twist on the traditional peg, it combines good Scandinavian style with simplicity, quality and materials that age with grace. Get the pegs with either black, brown or natural leather straps and brass, copper, black or stainless steel knobs.
Stropp can for instance be used for tea towels in your kitchen, for the outdoor clothes, bags & accessories in your hallway, to store magazines & newspapers, as handles on a cupboard, as a wine rack.. The possibilities are endless and these hanging pegs really adds character and a stylish expression to your interior. What would you use them for?
Danish ferm LIVING just revealed their new furniture, homeware and accessories collection at this month’s Northmodern event in Copenhagen. This new Autumn / Winter collection is called SUBTLE DWELLING and consists of beautiful, functional and well-designed lifestyle pieces.
“Channelling an artisan approach, the collection focuses on simple shapes brought to life with textural surfaces, contrasting finishes and a colour palette that juxtaposes vibrant and contrasting hues with layers of tonal shades and monochrome colourways. Subtle designs evoking a quiet moment for rest and contemplation, dwelling into a personal space of shape, colour and texture.” – ferm LIVING
Here are my favourite pieces from the collection, but you can view the catalogue here.
First of all, I love the whole innovative and interchangeable lighting system COLLECT LIGHTING. The idea is great, the range allows you to create your own beautiful lighting solutions by mixing and matching the pieces together.
My favourite furniture has to be the grey HERMAN LOUNGE CHAIR, a beautiful lounge chair crafted from oak veneer set on a powder coated metal base. With its low design features, a oval base and a backrest that wraps around the body it is created to give maximum sitting comfort. Plus it looks very stylish!
Another great new addition to their furniture range is the MINGLE TABLE TOP, above in light grey with the MINGLE TRESTLEST in the colour ochre. The table is elegant and contemporary, and you can combine any top with the corresponding trestles in either one of the six carefully chosen colours to create a dining table or desk for your home.
The PUNCTUAL SHELVING SYSTEM here in grey is also another great addition, especially this 2X6 low version. The metal elements comes in different heights and a lovely selection of soft colour hues.
The collection is also full of great homeware items, like these stunning ASYMMETRIC CUTTING BOARDS. They are cut from solid oak, then smoked to get a dark finish. They are perfect to use as presentation platters and have a handy hole if you want to hang them up in your kitchen. Available in three different sizes and shapes to use on their own or together.
I’m always on the hunt for tins to store cakes and biscuits, and the new CONFETTI TIN BOXES are so adorable. The set consists of three boxes in different sizes and colours all decorated with ferm LIVING’s 10th anniversary confetti print with gold details in a matte finish. Simply gorgeous.
The selection of CAST IRON CANDLE HOLDERS with minimalistic design and lovely textures are so beautiful alone or styled with other items from the collection. The holder is weighty, holds a single candle and comes in a selection of colours and sizes. I particularly am fond of the spotted version on the far left.
How great are these graphic BRUSH TEA TOWELS? They come in a set of three and are printed with hand drawn designs of wavy and straight lines with swirling brushstrokes. A functional way to add some colour and fun to your kitchen space.
And last but not least, I adore the new range of SCENTED CANDLES in ceramic pot with a reactive glazed finish. Fill your room with the warming fragrance of fig and choose from a selection of colours, my favourite being the running blue version.