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Get lost in industrial design!

(Dansk version nederst)

When I was in Madrid a few weeks ago I past by a hotel where I saw these awesomely cool industrial lamps in the windows and I went straight in to ask the name of the designer… and the answer was Kikekeller!

Never heard about Kikekeller and I discovered that its huge mistake  – especially if you, like me, are into industrial stuff 🙂 

Kikekeller is founded and run by Kike and Celia who has created a universe, where everything seems possible. They create cool, edgy and interesting furnitures using industrial materials – like concrete, leather, iron, simply cool!

So, if you ever come to Madrid check out their store, which is ever changing, cause they do also invite new designers for exhibition and inspiration. You´ll find Kike and Celia on Corredera Baja de San Pablo 17 –

Get lost in the store and have a drink, its really recommendable ❤

Da jeg var i Madrid for et par uger, gik jeg forbi et hotel, hvor der hang de fedeste lamper i vinduet! Jeg fløj ind for at høre, hvem designeren var… og svaret var Kikekeller!

Jeg har aldrig hørt om Kikekeller, og jeg fandt ud af, at det var en stor fejl – især hvis du, som mig, er vild med industrielle ting 🙂

Kikekeller er grundlagt og drives af Kike og Celia. De har skabt et univers, hvor alt ser ud til at være muligt. De laver vildt fede, kantede og interessante møbler af industrielle materialer – som beton, læder, jern, bare cool!

Hvis du nogensinde kommer til Madrid, så tag et kig ind i deres butik. Den skifter hele tiden udseende, for en af det hele er også, at de inviterer nye designere til at udstille. Du finder Kike og Celia på Corredera Baja de San Pablo 17 i bydelen Malasana (iøvrigt min yndlings bydel, indtil videre) –

Gå ombord i butikken, nup en drink, det er virkelig et besøg værd ❤
Chiao Daniélle

The Danish artist Julsgaard nails it!!!

The Danish artist Christina Julsgaard hit my heart, and I must say, that ain´t easy at least painting-wise 😉 But the colorful paintings by Christina just speak to me in a way that paintings very rarely do! Christina manage to express feelings, experiences and dreams into a visual world of colorful abstractions.

Christina Julsgaard has an interesting background as a fashion designer. Her career started already when she was 20, working for a Danish design company leading her to become the founder of her own fashion label YIIP Copenhagen. Her designs are minimalistic and clear in expression, NOT being said, that the interpretation is manyfold and endless! That exactly what I really love about her – so clear but still a never-ending  search in the world of colors, feelings and thoughts! 

I can’t express it better than… Ole Lindboe, editor of the magazine Art, does at Christina Julsgaards website – SHE HAS AN INDESCRIBABLE ABILITY TO HIT A MOOD! 

How do you like it?? 

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Christina Julsgaard was among the 102 Danish artists chosen to decorate an elephant sculpture for the Elephant Parade, a cultural event, which adorned the streets of Copenhagen in aid of saving the Asian elephants. And more to the East Christina had a solo exhibition at a gallery in Shanghai, which she now regularly collaborates with a joint exhibition in Hong Kong and a gallery in the Netherlands.

If you want to see her paintings in real life, Berlin is the place in spring 2014. Keep an eye on her webpage, from where you can also buy her artwork and a range of other cool stuff like artsy iphonecovers, t-shirts, scarfs, posters keychains!

Photo: Cjulsgaard.dk

Photo: Cjulsgaard.dk

Thanks to Christina for letting me share her artwork with you! Hope you enjoyed it as much as I do! 🙂 


Happy Birthday Bowl Margrethe!

DANISH DESIGN!

The Danish Margrethe bowl turns 60 years and it is still going strong! The bowl came into production already in 1950 but it didn’t become really popular until 1954 when it was named after Princesse Margrethe who had just been elected for the throne. The Margrethe bowl is one of the first productions in Denmark after the 2. world war made in plastic. After the war it was hard to get materials which means you had to use what you could get, for ROSTI the company behind the bowl, it was  melamine plastic. The bowl is drawn in Sigvard Bernadotte (Queen Margrethe´s uncle) og Acton Bjørns studio  one of the first industrial design studios. The cool thing about The Margrethe bowl is – its really functional, it comes in every color , its pretty cheap AND it last forever!

IF YOU ARE INTO CLASSIC TRENDY COLOR PALETTE – Grey, black and petrol Margrethe is so cool!

IF YOU ARE MORE INTO COLORS MARGRETHE COMES IN HEAPS!!

The Margrethe bowl is designed to stack with other Margrethe bowls of different sizes, it has a handle and spout so you can pour it, and in 1968 it was further developed with a rubber ring on the bottom so it can stand properly on the kitchen counter. Margrethe bowl is a Danish design icon that has appeared on postage stamps and is a part of the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.


Decorative storage frames!

Storage doesn’t have to be boxy! The Italian designer Ivana Mannavola takes storage out of the box with these cool frames! Racchetta storage compartment hangs on the wall and consist of five hexagonal frames with a elastic intersection that holds anything from magazines, the remote, whatever pieces you´d like to hang on the wall and find decorating 😉

GET THEM HERE FOR 118 EURO / 5 PCS.

Ivana Mannavola graduated in July 2011 from Industrial Design at Politecnico University in Bari. Ivana says: “I am a design and color lover, fanatic about creative recycling, an aesthete, in love with vintage furniture, genuine materials and textiles and with the fact they are incredibly versatile”. SOUNDS LIKE A DESIGNER FOR ME! 🙂 

GET RID OF THE MESS AND GET INSPIRED –

I THINK IS IDEA OF STORAGE CAN BE TAKEN INTO A DIY PROJECT, DONT YOU? 😉 


IN HONOR OF PH 120 YEARS!

IN HONOR OF PH!!

The iconic Danish designer Poul Henningsen would have turned 120 years on the 9 September this year! On that occasion Louis Poulsen has decided to launch a limit version of one of the first lamps in the PH system. The shade and socket of the lamp is made ​​of copper and the middle and lower shade is hand-blown glass. The copper is unpainted which will add a marvelous the patina to the lamp over time.
This is really a unique lamp – pricy but a piece of art, its DKK 9000 – The lamp is sold only for a limited period: 1 March to 31 May 2014 and each lamp is produced by order, so deliver time can be up to 4 months! If I am lucky to get ´tax-money´I really will consider it – its not only an interior treasure its a hanging ´save up´an investment – who am I trying to convince 😉

You can still find Poul Henningsen original lamps around at auctions, in vintage shops and flee-markets!! Ill go hunting for them and let you know where to go 😉

HAPPY READING AND HAPPY DAY! 

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