• 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…

  • December 19th

    What: Frozen apple lights. Supplies: Apples, tools to make a hole in the apples, egg-whites, white sugar, tea light. Duration: 20 minutes. How to: Get your egg-whites and sugar ready in a bowl. Draw a circle on your apples, use your tea light as a mold for the right size. Scrape out the top of the apple until it is deep enough to fit a tea light. Be careful not to push too hard, the apple can crumble easily (mine did). When your light fits (use one to try on every apple, otherwise all your lights will be covered in apple-goo), then drip the egg-whites on the apples. This will…

  • Inspiration: Ries and Iris

    A quick painting job when they moved in was all they had time for, before becoming parents of a lovely boy, but now this couple is ready to move to the next phase in their interior design scheme. Evolving interior Where: The Hague, the Netherlands Who: Ries and Iris, Otis (turning 1 year on October 19th) Type: House, lower level Living surface: 106 m2 In a nutshell: ‘We combine robust materials with elegant lines to create balance in our interior.’ ‘I was pregnant when we bought this place,’ Iris says, ‘so it was important to us, that we could move in straight away.’ The couple bought a lower level house (‘benedenwoning’ in Dutch) in mint…

  • Inspiration: Elin’s room

    My daughter is not known for being subtle or cautious when using colors or patterns. If it comes to clothes or decorating, she is pretty funky. I think her style is rather cool. You can catch her in a burgundy dress, that she’s put over a long red-and-white striped blouse with a poofy sleeve, casually combined with leopard trousers in red, pink and purple. And purple shoes to top it of (they have lights in ’em). That is how she rolls and I love it, even though it hurts my eyes. She picks it herself and as long as it’s suited for the weather, she can decide herself. What a…

  • 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…

  • Fenne’s favorites… Kentia palm

    You know you’re getting old, when you all of a sudden can’t bear to live in a house where there are no plants. I’m not talking about the occasional bouquet of flowers, but I’m talking about a proper, green plant. One you have to take care of, if you don’t want it to wither and die. I am not known for my green fingers, but we decided to buy a green fellow anyways and see if we could keep it alive. A little over a year ago, we bought our first living room plant, a kentia palm. It was monster expensive (I thought), so I’ve been taking real good care…