These beautiful pendants designed by Copenhagen based design house New Works has a simple iconic silhouette, and are according to them as adaptable as a chameleon. They come in different materials such as oak, pine, marble, cork, terracotta, steel, concrete and kryptonite as you can see some examples of below.
Dark grey concrete
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The ‘Lysestage no.1’ by Nicholas Oldroyd Design, an Englishman based in Denmark, was developed when he discovered the Scandinavian term; hygge. Hygge can be described as a warm cosy atmosphere where you enjoy the good things in life with good people around you.
It comes in brass, copper, steel and black and is a beautiful addition to any modern home. The packaging is so beautiful too, so it would be a nice gift for anyone that needs a bit of hygge in their life.
The Spokeback Sofa was created by Danish furniture designer Børge Mogensen in 1945, and is seen as one of his most popular models. It has sides that can be lowered by leather straps turning it into a daybed, and has a Scandinavian sophisticated look. The sofa is manufactured by Fredericia Furniture, and is available in both leathers and fabrics.
Have you met the Easter Hoptimists? The original was designed by Danish Hans Gustav Ehrenreich, and was relaunched by the company Hoptimist in 2009. They are so cute, and a fun decoration for your house.
“Easter and Christmas are all about joy, so it was only natural that we should design Hoptimists to spread the holiday cheer at these festive times of the year” – Optimist
Nordic Appeal is a small Danish company working to improve the computer working space by making it more ergonomic and comfortable. Their products are Danish design made in Denmark, and they strive to use the most environmentally friendly materials to minimise environmental impact. I discovered them online and loved their simple and elegant wood products.
My favourite product is the MacBook Stand. It supports your ergonomics by raising the display and angle the keyboard, and it is also designed to keep your laptop cooler and protect it in your bag. I think I need on!
If you are looking to improve your home or office space then be sure to check them out.
This weekend my brother came to visit, and since he is a massive Lego fan I decided to take him to the ART OF THE BRICKexhibition by Nathan Sawaya in Brick Lane (very fitting!) The exhibition included over 80 art sculptures which was created by millions of Lego building blocks – a recipe for success in my eyes.
Photo by Ingrid Opstad
I have always been interested in Lego, as from a young age my parent would take us on holiday’s to Lego Land in Denmark almost every summer. I like how versatile the bricks are, that you can create almost anything out of these simple, colorful blocks and the fact that they have become a design classic & a must-have for kids all ages.
“Dreams are built…one brick at a time” – Nathan Sawaya
Photo by Ingrid Opstad
The exhibition was great, almost like a Lego Land for grown ups. It was fun to go through the different rooms which all had different themes. My favorite area was where he showcased his Lego versions of classic paintings such as Mona Lisa & Scream. My brother’s highlight was probably the last room where the audience was encouraged to play.
I would recommend this exhibition for anyone who likes Lego..and who doesn’t?