Tag Archive for scandi

Raven Hanger

raven hanger by Ingibjörg Hanna Bjarnadóttir.

As those of you who follow me on twitter may be aware, I was recently invited to Iceland to visit DesignMarch, the annual design and fashion fair, now in its fifth year. I wrote about the event last year for The Financial Times and was thrilled to be invited to see it for real last week.…

Objects of Design #362: Danish Lighting

concert_pendant_p3_alt4

I came across this Danish lighting company a couple of weeks ago and loved their products. They create modern interpretations of classic lamps which are as functional and sleekly beautiful as you would expect. The lamps above and below are part of the Caravaggio collection designed by Cecile Manz. Made from metal and available in…

Mad About … White Bedrooms

from welke.nl. Those who know me will recognise the initials

There’s nothing like a white bedroom for a really cool, serene space. Too often we clutter them up with stuff so that sleeping is the last thing you feel like doing when  you walk in at night. One of my favourite bedrooms was in a flat I rented about 15 years ago. It was painted…

Objects of Design #49: Tea Towels of the Week

day of the week tea towels from fermliving

  There are some chores which remain boring which ever way you look at them and drying up is certainly one of them. Despite that, I must confess to a sneaking love for tea towels. No. I don’t know why either. Maybe it’s because they are affordable bits of loveliness. Some people put a lot…

Objects Of Design #215: My Big Teapot

It’s Autumn and the nights are drawing in. At the end of the month the clocks will go back and we will be once again plunged into Winter darkness. So this month, Objects Of Design, brings you all you need to get cosy for the long months ahead. Light the fire (or crank up the…

Design Classics #19: Arne Jacobsen AJ Lamp

Admittedly it’s a crowded field but the Danish architect and designer Arne Jacobsen is regarded as one of the most influential of the 20th century. Alongside Verner Panton (that moulded S chair), Hans Wegner (the wishbone), Poul Henningsen (the artichoke) and not forgetting (for the technology buffs) Bang & Olufson, Jacobsen is well known for…

Mad About . . . Scandinavian Style

Clean whites and monochromes form the basis of the uncluttered Scandinavian style

  It’s Scandi week on mad about the house. Secondly, the new Scandinavian drama has now hit our screens. Fresh from The Killing and Borgen (and Wallander before that) comes The Bridge, which is a mix of Danish and Swedish. Bliss. Well the plot is quite gory but the houses are great. The basis for…