Monthly Archives: March 2014

In denial – but copper is cool!


Today I went on a day trip to Malmø with my mum. We have this tradition that we twice a year visit our neighbor country Sweden.  Interior-wise and trend-wise we have a lot in common, the Scandinavian look but the benefit of being Danish is that its a bit cheaper to go shopping in Sweden so if you are in DEEP NEED of Scandinavian design visit Sweden! I must admit that I am not really into the minimalistic Scandinavian look myself, I find it a bit too mainstream and boring – sorry! That being said I think Scandinavian design just “rays of” quality and luxury and I do find MUST HAVE pieces that I love to mix with container-treasure, vintage look and colors – MIX MIX MIX if you want a dynamic and lively look 😉

How do you like this mix? I think the original white tiles and the vintage-look porcelain sink work perfect with the copper faucet and pipes! The photo is taken in the shop Granit, f you are into industrial and Scandinavian – check it out!


I know its everywhere and I feel like its becoming a bit too much BUT  I have to show you this and then I´ll go for a copper-break 😉

I found these HAY copper hangers 3pcs. 129SEK, but you can get similar ones in a good quality for only 69 SEK in Lagerhaus. Lagerhaus is must see if you are going to visit Sweden – its cheap and you´ll find a lot of fun stuff for the home and of cause a lot of cheap but cool copy-cats! A COPPER CLEANER… it has gone way too far!! Time for a copper break 🙂


Get inspired – DIY House of Books!

At first it reminded me of my beloved Eames – House of Cards – very contemporary not to mention the tv-show! If you love books like me, this is the coolest option ever – is it possible to make our own House of Books? WHY NOT!! 😀 

The German designer Werner Aisslinger is really inspiring and I can only recommend you to browse around his page Studio Aisslinger. As said on his page Aisslinger covers the spectrum of experimental, artistic approaches, including industrial design and architecture. He delights in making use of the latest technologies and has helped introduce new materials and techniq ues to the world of product design… Nothing to disagree!!

I am really inspired to create my own bookshelf – all you need is heaps loads of old books, that you don´t want to read again. They are often to be find in containers or flee markets or ask your network to start a collection for you 😉

The cool thing about this installation it is a self sufficient system that can grow itself, any read book is a resource, as Aisslinger says – the system feeds itself!

If you have any ideas where to get the metal connector like the one shown on the photo,

PLEASE let me know!!! Ill go hunting for it too…


DIY industrial built in shelves!

I had this weird useless space in my kitchen area that wasn’t used for anything – simply waste of space! I always wanted a huge bookshelf and I love the mix of styles, so I thought that this could be a great place to make an industrial bookshelf – it would fit perfectly to my 12 arms chandelier! I found some old scaffold decks in a recycle construction warehouse. They cost about DKK 125 for one and additional costs if you need them to cut it into a certain size. Scaffold decks are really heavy and you’ll need long screws to make the shelf last BUT they are so cool, really industrial and you´ll the most spacious bookshelf ever! All you need is a long piece of wood cut into laths, long screws and plugs and maybe a bit of paint. I chose to paint the laths black so they won’t be too vicious, I liked them to blend into the industrial look. You can built lots of great furnitures with scaffold decks – I think it could be real awesome as a desk not to mention a bench or a dining table!

There are so many possibilities but my next scaffold deck-project will probably be a desk, like the one below, but I´d like to add a plate of copper on top because of the grooves and get either black metallic or shiny colored metal legs – depends on where I decide to put it, hmm need a new home to decorate 😉

What do you think? Any ideas or experiences? 🙂

Sweat it out! With a nice view

EVEN though its a rainy Tuesday – who wouldn’t enjoy working out with a view like this?! Its such a shame that the majority of fitness clubs haven’t “worked-it-out” – the surrounding, the view, the atmosphere – all crucial to get us in the loop! And if we do not enjoy it – at least we enjoy the view 😉

If you just MUST get in the seat with this view, Fitness World Gasværkvej in Copenhagen is the place!


Paint and happiness! DIY drawers

Things aren’t exactly going my way at the moment! After 34 years I have finally found my way to cope with hard and challenging times – Ill need to do something creative, to change the look of my surroundings! This weekend I just couldn’t stand the brown look of my drawer, it was simply to depressing for me, simply too BROWN! The brown color doesn’t exactly remind of spring and happiness, so I decided very spontaneously to paint it! Here is the evidence of my weekends best mindfulness-activity 😉

I have picked the drawer up from a container, so the costs of this little DIY project was very little! If you, like me, often change colors and stuff I´d recommend you to be the small paint-samples instead of buying a whole bucket. The only thing about samples is the quality, but if you only need it for drawers its perfect!


Im happy! 



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