The sun is shining today in Denmark — a FIRST in a long time! Signs of spring are slowly appearing (our little spring flowers are poking their heads up) and I’m in the mood to take a walk in the woods. I also want to bring the wood home, so I’ll share a couple things I’d enjoy having in my apartment with you.
Mangrova from IDEmøbler
Timber Hooks from Live Wire Farm
And some more inspiration, taken from various blogs!
It is with complete pleasure to say that I am for the first time, a proud owner of the Massimo Vignelli Stendig Calendar. Ever since I began design university, I dreamed of having this hanging above my bed, and I just love how big it is. This 2013 season it was given to me by my Mother and arrived in quite a fashion– Anders and I were hosting a small studio dinner and the calendar arrived by post merely minutes before people arrived. What bizarre timing! Here you can see another part of our cozy kitchen, it’s all coming along nicely.
As a bonus, my cat Marmalade felt compelled to attend the photo shoot. She’s the best!
The weekend after Anders and I moved in, we biked to the end of our block to den blå hal… a huge flea market, which isn’t even blue. We paid ten kroners each to enter antique heaven and left with many goodies. The best part was probably how well our bargaining skills charmed the vendors… I think it evoked a small competition between us! Regardless of all the crap stacked up in piles, there were beautiful old hat boxes, an entire room full of antique Royal Copenhagen, nicely weathered letterpress drawers, and this stuff we snatched:
This beautiful clock is a Zienzle Uhren, one of Germany’s oldest clockmakers. It’s proving hard to determine exactly what year this dates back to, but judging by the bauhaus-ish number system, I’d assume it’s from early 1930’s.
We also found this big parking sign! After buying it, I noticed a few interior blogs with this “P” hiding in a few arrangements… who knew it was trending.
And my favorite silly find: this old James Dean mug. It features three film posters, the only ones he ever starred in and became famous for.
Last but not least, we found this gorgeous Raadvad Danish bread slicer for a great price. Some of these models date back to 1880! It’s still sharp and functional, and I fell in love with the rustic yellow color.
Other things we found were an oriental rug, the movie 9 1/2 weeks on DVD (haha), a very old Danish “våbenskjold” cast iron bottle opener, and some woolen bordeaux fabric which I sewed two button-envelope pillows out of! I’ll post photos of the pillows soon 🙂
My wonderful mother has sent Anders and I an early house-warming package! I had no idea what to expect, but was pleasantly surprised as I tore open all the wrappings. She sent not only practical house items, but some from the beloved Chester County in which I grew up back in Pennsylvania. I love how thoughtful the gifts were, it makes me miss home! What in your apartments are treasured items from home?
We received 12 of these fantastic wine tumblers from Cuvee. I have a feeling these will serve much more than wine… maybe some cognac or whiskey on cold nights!
Hotel Collection towels. I know why these are some of Oprah’s favorite things… the micro-cotton is unbelievably soft! I want to take a nap in these towels, they are so luxurious.
Hand crafted soap from Stonefield Soaps located in Chester County, PA. Immediately as I opened the box, these soaps filled the room with scents of Arabian Spice and Patchouli. They’re made with goat’s milk and shea butter and are chemical-free… m’mm. They smell so good!