Month: March 2018

Weekend Mood

It’s almost time for the weekend and after an overcast week, we are expecting a warm and sunny couple of days. I’ve spent quite a bit of time on our balcony this summer, re-potting some of my plants, getting rid of others and just organising the space so it’s inviting at all times. As a result, we’ve ended up spending a lot more time here, which is exactly what we wanted!

Since we are located so close to the ocean, I have to be mindful of the materials I use outside (indoors as well, to some extent); salty air is pretty good at ruining everything very quickly! Metal lanterns (like the one in the photo) get rusty if I leave them out for too long, and salt coats all surfaces, even textiles.

Looks like we have a few more days of summer left, so you’ll find me here this weekend. Have a good one!

CULT 20

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending the CULT 20 event that celebrated the extended showroom and the 20th anniversary of Cult. Cult hosts some of my all time favourite brands, including Fritz Hansen, Louis Poulsen and Carl Hansen & Son. With the extended showroom these brands, along with many others, are getting the breathing space they deserve.

The new showroom is airy and structured, and I loved the subtle branding and clever use of the space. The brands flow from one to another, each completing a story. Some of these pieces I’ve never seen “in flesh”, so it felt like I was in a room full of celebrities!

Thank you Cult for having me and here’s to another 20 years!

(all images by Cult)

Vintage Fritz Hansen

I spent most of Saturday restoring these three vintage Fritz Hansen chairs. They are the series 7 chairs, originally designed by Arne Jacobsen. I love the iconic shape, and together with the Super Elliptical dining table (Piet Hein for Fritz Hansen) they are my favourite. The table is also secondhand; it had been in one family for over twenty years and now hopefully in my home for the next twenty.