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Nedre Foss

I discovered the Norwegian design company Nedre Foss a couple years ago and have loved their designs since. The notion of “The Century Object”, an object that will serve you for at least a hundred years, is in the core of the company and sits very well with my decorating philosophy as well. It also happens that the majestic cast iron candle holders “Ildhane” and “Glo” are designed by my favourite Norwegian designers Andersen & Voll. There’s something about cast iron that I love as a material. The heaviness makes it feel like a substantial object and fits any decorating style perfectly.

Sirkel” tealight holder is made from solid coloured glass. The intensity of the colour changes with the thickness of the glass. I love the way light shines through these tealight holders; they are beautiful on their own or grouped together. The colours are gorgeous and intense, something you can only achieve with a solid coloured glass.

Now that the days are getting shorter here in Sydney, I know I’ll be enjoying these candle holders every night. Thank you Nedre Foss for sending me these gifts. All opinions, as always, are my own.

Introducing Gejst

Fridays tend to be super busy. I always take on too many projects and ambitiously think I can finish them all. From catching up on emails to chores at home, sneaking in a long overdue hair appointment or a quick coffee date with a friend, it all happens on Fridays. Even though I like to think I’m an organised person (those who know me might or might not agree), things do go missing (the keys, the phone, my daughter’s hair elastics). For a while I’ve been on the hunt for a perfect storage system that would host the most important of daily essentials. Most of the storage options I’ve found have been way too bulky or just not right for our apartment, so when I came across the Flex system by a Danish brand Gejst, I immediately knew it would work.

Flex is a multi functional storage shelf with fully interchangeable components. The stylish timber hides an extremely powerful magnet that allows the elements to be placed just where you want them. You can choose from a variety of elements to compose a storage system that is perfect for you. I love how versatile the shelf is; I can see it working in any room of our apartment.

Hope your Friday will be a little smoother than mine – and have a great weekend!

The Flex was sent to me as a gift by Gejst. All opinions are my own.

Hello Monday

Early Monday morning in our home office. We are still having hot and summery weather, so don’t be fooled by the lit candle. I am obsessed with the pampas and even though they are making an absolute mess inside, I am determined to keep them for a little longer. I will be here, planning the busy week ahead and sipping my ice coffee. Stay tuned for more updates later in the week! I might even have some exciting news regarding our renovations…

For the Love of Iconic Designs

As you are probably aware, my love for iconic Scandinavian design goes back many years. Over time, I have accumulated a few classic pieces that I intend to keep for as long as I can. I have a tremendous amount of appreciation for the craftsmanship that goes into these pieces and I never underestimate the high quality and timelessness of their design. A great example of this is the iconic Bølling Tray Table designed in 1963 by Danish architect Hans Bølling.

Today, the Tray Table is crafted in Brdr. Krüger’s workshop in Denmark. An icon itself, Brdr. Krüger was founded by the Krüger brothers in the late 19th century. What was originally a woodturning workshop, has now become a self-producing design company that is still committed to the same high level of quality and craftsmanship.

This table is a great example of functional and honest design. It is so easy to put together, you won’t need any instructions. The materials, the finish and the assembly are the highest quality. It is also incredibly versatile; it works as well as a side table as it does as a serving trolley. You could even use the tray on its own for serving.

I apologise in advance for the frequency this table will feature in my photos from now on! It has quickly become an essential part of our home and I can easily see us enjoying it for years to come. The table was generously gifted to me by Brdr Krüger, but as always, these opinions are honest and my own.

Learn more about Brdr Krüger
Learn more about The Bølling Tray Table

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!