Tag: HAY

Small corners

Right now I’m enjoying the small corners of our new home. There I find glimpse of what my home used to look like. We still need to decide how to store our million books, and more importantly, which wall to choose. I know, we’re not finding a cure for world hunger or anything, but it is a big decision when you own as many books as we do.

Right now I’m taking a break from it all – reading a few blogs, reading today’s lesson from Blogging Your Way 2.0 and enjoying a cup of tea.

My favourite corner so far. This is in the kitchen, and because it’s not a huge kitchen, we had to come up with a storage solution.

We’ve been talking about buying the Hee Lounge Chair from HAY for quite some time. And now we did. It will fit perfectly on our rooftop terrace, and in this corner, when it’s winter.

Lovely purple flowers in the kitchen. The beauty and simplicity is just perfect.

Images: Espresso Moments

Design Moments – HAY

I’ve been wanting to do a Design Moments post about the Danish brand HAY for quite some time. But my idea kept changing in my head. I didn’t want to make a long list of pictures featuring HAY’s long list of great items. But somehow, I cannot escape that, because I want to highlight what HAY is all about.

So, I’ve come up with a solution. I’m pretty sure most of you guys are familiar with quite a few of HAY’s products, so I’ll just show a few of my all-time favourites in this post, and then I’ll show you what I love most about the HAY universe – their shops here in Denmark. So stay tuned for the next couple of posts, if you want to learn much more about HAY.

HAY was established in 2002 and the furniture collection was launched in 2003 at IMM Cologne.

HAY’s ambition is to encourage Danish furniture designer’s return to the innovative greatness of the 1950’s and 1960’s but in a contemporary context.

HAY is committed to nurturing and promoting the originality of young talents as well as exploring the twisted minds of established designers.

HAY operates with three HAY Stores in Denmark, one in Norway and a wide network of dealers worldwide.

If you want to know more about the designers behind some of the HAY products, you can see them all here and get more information about them and their work.

In my next post I’ll take you inside one of the HAY Stores here in Denmark.

Images: HAY imagebank

Inspiration on a Tuesday

Here are some random pictures from the Danish site Fri.

The first set of pictures, I like because of the interesting way to decorate a very large room. I really like the sofa/bed from IKEA, it so raw and yet so feminine because of the chosen pillows and blankets in it. The lamps in this home are also very special indeed – and what a mix.

It’s a very creative home, and I like the fact that it’s out in the open, and not hidden behind a cupboard door or something similar. This is really a home, where your creativity can blossom, I’m pretty sure of that.

The next home I picked out on Fri because of the rather different shelves – and the pretty yellow color. It really is something very special, and what a cool way to bring together so many of your everyday things.

One other thing that also caught my eye is the smart calendar on the wall. I don’t know how easy it is to write on the wall, but it sure looks great.

Images: fri.dk

Ølstuens forvandling

Tør du springe ud i helt vilde boligprojekter? Hvad med at forvandle en gammel, skummel og brun ølstue til en lækker lys lejlighed på 120 kvm? På bloggen MineVennersHjem skriver norske Ragnhild om hendes venners hjem. Hun tager også super flotte billeder af hjemmene, så er du det mindste boliginteresseret, så smut forbi bloggen. En af boligerne er som sagt den gamle ølstue på Vesterbro i København. Se de helt fantastiske billeder her og besøg hendes blog for den fulde boligreportage.

Changing an old smokey bar into a bright, modern apartment, too big a DIY project for you? Well not for the owner of this amazing apartment. I found the images on the blog MineVennershjem (translated: My Friend’s Homes). The blog is written by Ragnhild, and she does a pretty amazing job. So if you are the slightest bit interested in interior design, you should check out her blog.

Images: MineVennersHjem