• Playful posters

    Danish start-up company Villum Vito designs and sells colourful posters to stimulate children’s imagination. “It’s my mission to add a little happiness to the world with my posters,” says owner Christina Stenderup.  Almost one year ago Villum Vito was founded by Christina Stenderup. “I have always been passionate about drawing and I have a natural interest for the use of language. When one of my close friends gave birth to a baby boy, I made my first poster for him as a gift. This really got me hooked on the idea of turning my drawings into a business.” An intense period started, where Christina not only transformed her best creations…

  • Inspiration: Lars and Julie

    Lars and Julie mix classic Danish design pieces with contemporary art to create a colorful and warm home to accommodate their boys’ wild games and equally wild sleeping patterns. Colors give life Where: Copenhagen, Denmark Who: Lars and Julie, Bjørn (7) and Arthur (3) Type: Apartment Living surface: 124m2 In a nutshell: ‘Wild games, color and art’ ‘We don’t want peace and quiet,’ Julie says, ‘we like the buzz of the inner city.’ That’s why they concentrated on inner city neighborhood Østerbro in Copenhagen for their house hunt in 2015. ‘For us it was very important that we could walk to everything,’ Julie explains, ‘we don’t want to own a car. Those times we need…

  • Inspiration: Søren and Mira

    Mira decorates with her eyes, and Søren from a functional perspective. This combination gives a varied interior, where the different zones in the apartment are connected by the artwork on the walls.  Color coordinated apartment for three Where: Copenhagen, Denmark Who: Søren and Mira, Vilje (1) and dog Zelda Type: Apartment Living surface: 105m2  In a nutshell: ‘Our interior decoration is an ongoing process’ ‘A lot of our interior design choices are based on the mood and colors of the paintings of my father, painter Ole Frederik Olsen. All paintings have a deep personal meaning to me,’ says Mira, while she shows me around in their light and spacious apartment on the fifth floor in…

  • Fenne’s favorites… Thrifted teak

    Thrifting furniture is hot. And with good reason. It’s budget-friendly, sustainable, the pieces are often of outstanding quality, and due to its previous life, old pieces add character to your interior with their patina. Here is the story of our first thrifting-experience. Expensive lesson When I came to Denmark about nine years ago, many of the Danes I met were already thrifting. In the beginning I thought it was just buying other people’s old crap, but one morning I found myself infected with the flea market syndrome too. I’d been eyeing the purchases of our friends that were already spicing up their interior with great pieces, often thrifted in the…

  • DIY…Puppet master

    Rainy days. When you live in Northern Europe, you have plenty of those. If we don’t fancy a tour in our wellies, we whip out the creative stuff and see what we can create. This time, we ended up making a little family out of empty toilet rolls. I’ve been saving empty toilet rolls for a while now, so we have a huge batch of them. I find them suitable for loads of things; you can paint on them, cut them into pieces, or use them as the rolls they are. Making puppets out of toilet rolls is a really easy and fun activity that lasts as long as your…