Bacsac – happy plants solution

I am in the midst of searching high and low for some great (in my opinion) large pots [of some kind] for my indoor palm trees. And check these Bacsac’s out – aren’t they adorable? What a great invention; colorful, smart design (in many different ways – not only the invention – you can use it for the floor, to hang along a wall, or anywhere else you want on your terrace/balcony etc). And the colors!! Did I mention the colors? No I guess I didn’t. I think that as a true DMKA-person a Bacsac in orange would be suitable, don’t you?
Go check it out here

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Hayonish sofa

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Jaime Hayon designed this sofa, named Vico (after the designers son), for Cassina. After researching the heritage of Italian design and by studying Cassina’s archives from 1950’s and 60’s he designed this retro:ish sofa in a contemporary context.

The result is a sofa (and an armchair) with fluid lines that will grace any home.

Jaime Hayon
www.hayonstudio.com

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Rejuvenation, Los Angeles

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Get rejuvenated at Rejuvenation in Los Angeles, CA.
This is defenitely a don’t miss-place. Get your socks to 8780 Venice Boulevard and feel refreshed as soon as you enter this place. Not to mention how your home is going to feel after a splash and a dash of rejuvenating it fixtures.

Rejuvenation is America’s largest manufacturer and leading direct marketer of authentic reproduction lighting and house parts. Rejuvenation’s products are handcrafted, made-to-order, and sold through the company’s catalog, website, and retail stores.

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Ikea – flat packages for all

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OK, I have to admit I am not an IKEA fan of big proportions. That not said I don’t like their designs, I do. What I don’t like is that after a while things has to be tightened and …. done something to. I’d like to have my furniture, and that’s that. Not worrying it will fall apart after some years. However, I guess that is more and more in the past with IKEA (just as H&M things are getting better) although this still applies for some things, but not all. So, I still buy IKEA. It’s a love/hate relationship I guess.

My latest purchase will have to be this one:

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It is a chair come towel rack for your bathroom.
I do not need a chair for my bathroom. But what I do need is a bedside table. And imagine this chair/towel rack painted white (I like things white), and you can hang, not towels, but beautiful fabrics on the towel racks. Or fasten a clip on lamp to double as your bedside lamp. Ahh this will be so good.

I will keep you posted.

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Normann Copenhagen vase Agnes

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Designer Agnes Fries has created a simple and contrasting range of vases for Normann Copenhagen. The vases have been decorated by hand with intense black brush strokes giving the vases a raw and graphic feel.

Agnes Fries grew up in an artistic home that was full of canvas, paint and brushes. When in China, she learned how to paint so that the brush strokes stand out clearly by using calligraphy as her starting point. Both experiences have served as sources of inspiration for the Agnes vase.

Agnes Fries says: The brush strokes on the first versions of the vase were painted on the bottom, until one day when I turned one of the vases around by coincidence. And all at once it became obvious that this was just what was needed. It created the perfect playful, unhindered interaction between the simple shape of the vase and the decoration thereof.”

The Agnes vase became a part of the Danish Crafts Collection in 2012 due to the high quality of craftsmanship and Agnes Fries’ originality of work with the material.

Design: Agnes Fries
Picture and info from Normann Copenhagen

Normann Copenhagen
Osterbrogade 70
2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
www.normann-copenhagen.com

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Floating Lamp.

Classic meets future. Check out this floating lamp. It was shown on Salone del mobile in Milan (April, 2012) and I fell helplessly for the inventive idea.

It was designed by Angela Jansen for Dutch company CreaLev. This is what it says about the lamp on CreaLev’s website:

“Angela Jansen has reinvented the standard lamp. The design evokes memories of old fashioned lamps, but when you see the floating part, you realize this is designed for the future. The lamp consists out of a handcrafted wooden base with a high glossy black finish. Attached is a stylish black fabric covered power cable. The conical shaped lampshade is manufactured in matt black fabric with a pearl white inner side furnishing. The light flows through the openings of the mirror which covers the lower part of the lampshade.”

Check out CreaLevs products at www.crealev.com

Hay.

I want a table. And I want a desk. And I like Danish Hay. And I like black tables. And I like white tables. And I specially like laminated table tops. And I like the wood to show on the sides. And I like white tables. And desks. And chairs. And I really like other colors as well. As yellow. And pink. And orange. And green. And I particularly like a table that I can use as a desk. As well.

And I wouldn’t mind having my home look like this

How about you?

HAY CPH
PILESTRÆDE 29-31
1112 COPENHAGEN K
DENMARK

www.hayshop.dk

 

 

Classic vs. contemporary. Tables.

 

I love this picture that I knicked from www.newyorkinspiration.com. Why? Why I knicked it or why I love the pic? Oh well, I adore the kitchen as is, but I have really fallen for the kitchen table. Look at the glass table top; it has strength and … well, authority. The table also has that pose of someone who knows who they are and are proud of it.

OK, maybe you cannot talk like that about a “dead” thing. But bear with me; they’re for sure not dead to me. I could dance with them. Or at least dance around them (we’re talking tables now) and definitely have sumptuous meals with friends. You see, it is more of a family member.

OK, here goes; here’s the same picture again, a little closer this time; check out the glass table top and the legs one more time…

Beautiful. Look at those legs. And now, turn your gaze downwards (or just scroll that’ll do it just fine)… Let me introduce to you:

Tapio Wirkkala from Finland made this beautiful table already in 1958.

Maybe the tables are siblings? I don’t know but what I do know is that I think it is great that new designers get inspired by old classics. This makes their life continue and continue. It’s just like with the String shelves actually. That is also a great idea. And the Margareta Grossman ‘s Grasshopper and Cobra lamps that are now in production by Guby (but that will be in another post some other time).

I would love to have any of these in my kitchen, but maybe, just maybe I’d actually go for the modern version. I tend to like fusion. Fusion food, Fusion musik, Fusion people and least but not last Fusion Furniture. And with that dear friends, I am signing off for today.

Oh By The Way – it is February 29th today. You know what to do ladies. That is, if you want to of course.

Safe Skies!