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THE PULK STORAGE BENCH

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Its finally here; the Milan Design Week 2016! I have my pass ready for the Salone Del Mobile exhibition and can’t wait to go and browse later this week. I will also be exploring the rest of the city and of course go to see Structure which will be showcasing Norwegian contemporary crafts & design. It will be a busy week ahead, but so exciting! Follow along here on the blog for updates on what I find, and also on my Instagram where I will be posting images thought-out the week.

To start the countdown I though I would present my absolute favourite find from last years Salone Del Mobile, the PULK storage bench designed by Herman Studio and made in Denmark by the Hans Knudsen Institute.

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Pulk means sledge, and to me there is something so Scandinavian about a sledge. Growing up winter was a big thing, we would play in the snow building snowmen and also ride sledges down any nearby hills all day long. So this sledge takes me back to that winter wonderland feeling.. This piece of indoor furniture however is not for using in the snow, but instead a smart storage solution for your home. When you open the top you find hidden compartments for keeping shoes, scarves, magazine or any small items you want to keep put of sight. I think it would be the perfect bench to keep in a hallway for sitting on when putting on your shoes.

“With PULK we have the reinterpreted the anatomy of a sledge and turned it into a piece of furniture, turned things upside down and created a new function from a strong reference” – Herman Studio

Will you be going to Salone Del Mobile or any other exhibitions or events during the Milan Design Week? Would be great to meet up with fellow bloggers or design enthusiasts so let me know. Ciao!

// Photo credit: Herman Studio

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COS × HAY SPRING COLLECTION

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As you may know already fashion brand COS and furniture company HAY launched their first joint range last year, and now they have added new items to their collaborative range. Refresh your home for Spring with the new collection full of soft pastel shades and light wood.

This collaboration is a match made in heaven, a beautiful mix of Danish & Swedish style!

“We were very pleased with the reaction from our customers on the collaboration with HAY, we have always admired what HAY do and share many of its values. We like to describe it as HAY seen through the eyes of COS.” – Martin Andersson (head of design at COS)

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You can shop the new COS×HAY Spring collection online or at any of their London High Street Kensington, Vienna Neubaugasse and Gothenburg stores.

// Photo credit: COSxHAY

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THE REST KEY HOLDER // YNDLINGSTING

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I came across the REST key holder online and fell in love. It is handmade using oak tree covered with gold leafs for a beautiful effect. The key holder has 3 gold coated power magnets underneath, where you can put your keys.

“The REST key holder is a symbolic key holder in many ways. It is designed to remind you of to leave your problems at the front door. It also happens to be that REST in Danish (as well as German) means residues. And this is excatly what the REST key holder is made of: wood residues.” – Yndlingsting

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Yndlingsting is a Danish brand that creates products designed and crafted with love to enrich your life and bring a touch of magic to your home. They believe in authentic interior design, because slow living is according to them a choice of lifestyle not a trend.

The captivating print on top of the key holder is also by Yndlingsting, and is a limited edition print from their notebook My Daily Adventure. Find it and all of their other products here.

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// Photo credit: Yndlingsting

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THE LIVING WORK OF ART

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Today the Danish store Søstrene Grene launched their new spring interior collection in stores with the keywords creativity, colour, nature, wood, basketwork & soft textiles.

This season is inspired by the ’60s & ’70s colour and patterns + soft Scandinavian bohemian styling. With a relaxed style that exude personality and comfort to enjoy good living.

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Psst; check their website for a super quick DIY on how to make a paper towel holder from these ceramic candle holders!

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You can see the whole collection online here or follow along on their Instagram where they post new products, DIY and styling tips daily.

// Photo credit: Søstrene Grene

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EASTER FUN FROM TIGER

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Is it too early to get excited for Easter?.. The other day I went to Tiger, one of my favourite shops for affordable Scandi-style decorations, and got a couple of fun items to start the countdown!

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Chocolate eggs – because they are without doubt the best part of Easter. These pastel coloured ones are the perfect decoration to have in a bowl on the table (if you can resist to not eat them..)

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Polkadot egg-shaped candles! These will look so good next to the chocolates, and will fit perfectly in my Seletti Egg Holder in ceramics.

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These little stickers are to decorate eggs with, a fun idea for the breakfast table on Easter morning. I might put these stickers other places too.. They come in a pack of 2 sheets so you have plenty to spare.

Tiger doesn’t have an online store, but they are now located in 27 countries around the world and you can find a full list on their website.

// Photo credit: Ingrid Opstad

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