Get their look: Monochrome open-plan living space

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This monochrome open-plan living space belongs to textile designer and Rosendahl Design Group Creative Director, David Andersen‘s Copenhagen home.

Wonderful light enters the space from all directions – the kitchen area being particularly blessed, which is ideal for food preparation and cooking tasks.

It’s a very pared back, masculine interior – no unnecessary fuss in evidence here. The interior décor has a  strong design-led feel with some real Scandi classics in evidence. It’s striking, yet very functional.

  1. PH ‘Snowball’ pendant lamp by Louis Poulsen
  2. Set of 2 Kay Bojesen Lovebirds
  3. Verner Panton ‘Panthella’ floor lamp
  4. CH24 Wishbone Chair black beech & black paper cord seat
  5. ‘About a stool’ bar stool by Hay
  6. Kubus 8 Candleholder by Lassen
  7. Fredericia No1 3-seater sofa designed by Børge Mogensen

Have a look at some of the other interiors (and exteriors) that we’ve featured in our Get their look series.

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Charity Vintage: Orange Cathrineholm coffee pot

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Orange vintage Cathrineholm coffee pot for sale on eBay for Charity by & in support of St Luke's Hospice, Sheffield (Ends 22 Feb, 2015 19:31:11 GMT)

We should, in reality, be keeping this beauty to ourselves – but hey, it’s for charity! It’s a vintage Cathrineholm coffee pot in the white on orange Lotus pattern.

It’s up for sale by & in support of St Luke’s Hospice, Sheffield* and it’s in really lovely condition. The starting price is only £39.99, but I’m sure it will have a bid by the time this post is live. Cathrineholm coffee pots in this colour and condition regularly sell for around £135 – and the prices keep going up!

We’ve bought & sold a lot of Cathrineholm over the years and have blogged about the range and its designer, Grete Prytz Kittelsen on a few occasions. We’re absolutely gutted that we let a pair of salt & pepper pots go a few years ago – they’re really rare and have only ever come across two sets on our vintage travels.

*St Luke’s Hospice, Sheffield cares for adults of all ages throughout Sheffield who have life-limiting illnesses and support their families. They’re a charity, and all their services are free of charge.



World Dolls Series: Norway

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World Dolls Series 'Norway' vintage children's book

We’ve reached Norway in our World Dolls Series – a much-anticipated destination after a tough couple of weeks in Russia and a long trip over.

Front inside cover from World Dolls Series 'Norway' vintage children's book

 There are great illustrations by Frank Bird for this edition.

Asa and Karl, Norway national dolls from World Dolls Series 'Norway' vintage children's book

Our guides are Asa & Karl – a colourful, friendly pair with an unmistakable spring in their step.

Lapp and teepee in World Dolls Series 'Norway' vintage children's book

Karl is a Lapp and hails from the far North so we head there first – the coach has a few more miles to do yet!

Lapps in World Dolls Series 'Norway' vintage children's book

Karl shows us the traditional way of life in Lapland and we meet the lovely reindeer.

Lapp child with reindeer in World Dolls Series 'Norway' vintage children's book

Then it’s back down South…

Fishermen in World Dolls Series 'Norway' vintage children's book

…where we take in the picturesque fishing harbours and get stuck into some cod.

Fishermen and cod in World Dolls Series 'Norway' vintage children's book

Sightseeing in Oslo follows…

Asa, Norway national doll from World Dolls Series 'Norway' vintage children's book

… and some serious R&R in the surrounding forests and on the ski slopes.

Ski jump with reindeer in World Dolls Series 'Norway' vintage children's book

We’ll be naturals before long – we don’t want to get shown up by the local 3-year-olds!

Skiers with reindeer in World Dolls Series 'Norway' vintage children's book

The long, hard graft of that Russian farm is a distant memory.

Mountain village with reindeer in World Dolls Series 'Norway' vintage children's book

We just about squeezed the coach onto the ferry for a trip down the fjords. Simply stunning!

Fiords in World Dolls Series 'Norway' vintage children's book

Thanks Asa & Karl – our spirits are refreshed.

Asa and Karl, Norway national dolls from World Dolls Series 'Norway' vintage children's book

Hopefully we’ll make a trip to Norway in the real world one day – and we pray it looks like Mr Bird’s illustrations! 

Pick of the Pads: Simply Beautiful

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We’ve turned to the February 2014 edition of Elle Decoration for this month’s Pick of the Pads.

'Simply Beautiful' article from the February 2014 edition of Elle Decoration magazine

This wonderful loft apartment is situated in the Norwegian city of Stavanger and is the home of Mariken Steen and her partner Stian Einar Forgaard.

table and chairs in 'Simply Beautiful' article from the February 2014 edition of Elle Decoration magazine

Mariken is an illustrator & Stian a film director, so as they put it, “are exposed to a lot of visual stimulation” in their work lives. Their home is a retreat from this – calmness, simplicity & functionality are the words that spring to mind.

seating in 'Simply Beautiful' article from the February 2014 edition of Elle Decoration magazine

The interior is essential for their mental well being – an uncluttered house for an uncluttered mind, in effect.

Clothes on a hanging rail in 'Simply Beautiful' article from the February 2014 edition of Elle Decoration magazine

The apartment is decorated quite sparsely, but certainly doesn’t lack interest. In fact, the simplicity makes it easier for your eyes to rest on certain views or pieces. A great deal of thought & sourcing has gone into it.

Kitchen in 'Simply Beautiful' article from the February 2014 edition of Elle Decoration magazine

There’s a wonderful mix of vintage, recycled & contemporary pieces – a palette of greys, creams & browns runs throughout.

Bedroom in 'Simply Beautiful' article from the February 2014 edition of Elle Decoration magazine

The space is full of natural light & materials, much of it provided by the structure of the building which the owners stripped right back during their renovations. Rooms are softened by textiles & candlelight.

Doorways in 'Simply Beautiful' article from the February 2014 edition of Elle Decoration magazine

Interiors perfection – Simply Beautiful – we love it!

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