Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Creative October

Now is the time to get started with creativity indoors. To many of us creative people, getting our very own space for these pursuits is the greatest happiness... In this edition of the magazine, we focus on creative space. This has resulted in some interesting articles with great ideas for the decor. Fortunately, old crafts that are about to fall into oblivion are taken up again and make a comeback as hobbies. At the slightly more ordinary end, we show you several examples of lovely fall wreaths which you can easily make yourself, and we take you inside different, cozy and inspiring homes. Happy reading. /Tina

Friday, September 26, 2014


Suddenly autumn. In fact, autumn arrived from one day to the next. Here in Denmark the late summer has been really good to us, and September has been great. We even went to the beach last Saturday! The kids went swimming in the sea, and we enjoyed a couple of beach mat hours and a picnic. It was as warm as on an average Danish summer day. Just fabulous. We spent the mild, calm evening outside doing a BBQ. Three days later there was frost on the grass in the morning, and the kids wore gloves and woolly hats cycling to school. Today it’s also cold and rainy....the perfect weather for a cozy day indoors that makes you want to bake a cake, be creative, huddle together under some soft blankets, light some candles, read...Every season has its charm, and we are looking forward to some true autumn coziness in the months to come... /Vivian

Monday, September 8, 2014

Paint, paint, paint

At times we get so excited about something that we lose ourselves completely. This is what has happened with our Vintage Paint that we started selling in March this year. We just paint and paint…creating items both for the magazine and the inspiration that we bring you every month, for up-coming books and for ourselves.

When we get to work Monday mornings we speak all at once and are all excited to tell each other what we have created on the weekend because we just love to share our experience and ideas.

We get new ideas all the time, either in our editorial office or when a customer, a girlfriend or a reader asks us questions.

We are constantly working on new areas of application and new related products that will add further areas of application.

From now on several of our shops will offer product demonstrations and events where you can find out all you want to know about these products. /Vivian

Monday, August 4, 2014

August charm

Right now while summer is still here, most people feel at one with nature. My favorite thing around this time of year is waking up in our summerhouse where nature is all around me. As soon as we open the door or whenever we sleep with the windows open, we can breathe in the clear forest air. Even though we live in the country at home as well, the smells are just completely different here in the woods. And then there are the sounds! The bird life is magnificent and the tall trees amplify the birds' singing. It sounds amazing. In the morning I always sit on the porch simply enjoying life the way it is right now – all by myself, a cup of coffee in hand. If I'm lucky, a deer or a squirrel might come by. The very first warm rays of sun touch down right there. Other days it might be raining and both the sounds and smells are completely different. The sound of the rain on the roof and the smell of the damp forest floor have a charm of their very own, too. Wonderful seating areas around the garden happens to be the topic of one of the articles in this issue – places to sit and enjoy the last warm days of summer before late summer and fall really set in.

Happy reading!/Vivian

Monday, June 30, 2014

Finally High Summer

You can almost smell the pine cones, the forest floor mixed with the smell of sea salt and seaweed – feel the heat and the prickly lyme grass between your toes – when you look at the photos of the Swedish beach huts in this issue of the magazine. That's high summer at its best around these latitudes. In this issue, we'll take you on a small tour of smaller homes: We'll show the loveliest beach huts in Sweden as well as two amazing and very personal small homes. You'll find plenty of inspiration for how to decorate a small space. If you're heading to southern Europe this summer on the other hand, the scent of the large lavender fields will be predominant. We paid a visit to a real lavender producer in France and bring you a small theme about lavender – one of the most wonderful plants in our opinion.

If you're on vacation, you might be planning to visit some flea markets as well to find old zinc along with other treasures. We'll provide you with a bit of history on zinc as well as inspiration for possible uses. Of course high summer also means fresh strawberries and an abundance of summer flowers. But everything doesn't have to be so traditional. Why not use unripe berries and fruit to make summer bouquets and decorations? We hope that you'll find plenty of good inspiration for a truly lovely summer.