• May 10, 2019

    Bedroom Paint Update: Pure & Original

    Awhile back we had our bedroom at home painted with Pure & Original fresco paint. We chose Old Linen as the colour, because we were fond of it at the stone house. It's taken awhile to get used to because it interacts differently against the warm oak vs white trim in the parlour. It simply reads as warmer and I worried for a bit that we went too warm but now it's like it's always been this way, a natural backdrop that contributes to the soothing bedroom atmosphere.


    Another subtle change in the bedroom is that we switched out our white Libri shelf for an oak version from De La Espada, in part because we wanted the oak, but also because it has one drawer to help keep all the little things tidy.





    Window box, for sitting.

    Some favourite objects along a shallow shelf, an excavated vase. 


    Looking out towards the hallway.







    Before & After


    Honestly, the white was ok at the time. The house could use a repaint all around so we started with the bedroom and decided to change move away from the white. 


    It definitely warms things up and feels less stark.


    Companions bedside table by Studioilse for De La Espada.


    Børge Mogensen Shell chair gifted by Thomas Graverson from Fredericia Furniture.


  • April 11, 2019

    Stockholm February 2019

    This final Stockholm post is laughably late. Nothing like looking at a snowy wonderland when you are anticipating the arrival of spring flowers. Alas, we arrived in Stockholm to a beautiful scene. Our go to accommodation is Hotel Skeppsholmen. It's quiet, picturesque and has a nice restaurant. The rooms are comfortable and spacious as well. We enjoy being away from the hustle and bustle.


    One highlight during design week was Luca Nichetto's collaboration with Svenskt Tenn.  Heritage uses Josef Frank's Terrazzo motif as the inspiration for a collection of Murano glass lamps. Read more about it via Svenkst Tenn's website.


    At night they have this amazing glow and float in the darkness.



    We highly recommend a visit to the Svenskt Tenn tea room. We were there to conduct an interview for our next Mjölk book, and were treated to a surprise breakfast that included yogurt, an open face sandwich and tea/coffee. 



    &tradition at the Stockholm Furniture Fair. Pictured is the Palette coffee table.


    &tradition news: Loafer dining chair and sofa, Mezcla table series, Copenhagen wall sconce.


    Another visit with Ingegerd Råman at her Stockholm studio. 


    A sad I Was Here photo outside of the newish CSA Carina Seth Andersson shop in Södermalm. Unfortunately we didn't check the hours first and it was Wednesday.


    A quick stop to Dry Studios, to visit again with Frama but also to check out the Transparent Speaker.




    Looking forward to getting this ceramic version of the speaker for the shop.

    Limited edition handcrafted by Hortense Montarnal in Lyon. 


    Dry Studios collaborated on a wood version, and we have the original Transparent Speaker available in the shop.


    We have some of the long Dry Studios x Frama cutting boards in stock, as well as the apothecary soaps and a rivet round table and triangolo chair. Shop Frama.


    We headed over to Sibyllegatan to hit up Modernity and Jacksons, who was also having an exhibition. IWATEMO has emerged out of the collaboration between the manufacturing techniques of Iwate and Finnish design. The collection consists of three items created collaboratively by craftsmen in Iwate and the two Finnish designers, Ville Kokkonen and Harri Koskinen: Kettles from Nambu Tekki Ironware, Wooden Chairs, and Porcelain.


    Of course this is right up our alley.


    And finally, finishing off the trip is a visit to Matbaren for some langoustines and this super cute little sausage (possibly reindeer, definitely delicious). 

  • April 5, 2019

    Southern Sweden February 2019

    The next morning we headed to Malmö, checked into our peculiar hotel near the train station, and awaited Petra who generously offered to drive us to Ingegerd Råman's summer house.  You may remember our last visit, featured in Mjölk Volume 4.


    We arrived for a delicious lunch of fresh baked bread, cucumber and roe soup (3 servings good), cheese and dessert.


    Then we were off to the studio to discuss our upcoming exhibition, currently slated for October 24th, 2019. We brought home some samples, and are very much enjoying the white candleholder at our dining table.


    We lingered into the evening, chatting by the lit kakelugn as darkness settled across the countryside, then back to Malmö via local train. 


    Malmö restaurant Bastard was highly recommended. It was full and we hadn't been able to get a reservation but managed to luck out with a bar seat after only a few minutes of waiting. It was a fantastic meal. I generally don't take food pics BUT this salad was my everything. 


    No February visit to Sweden is complete without some Semla.


    Sunday was dedicated to interviewing Petra and Tanja of All the way to Paris for our upcoming Mjölk Volume V. After the interview and photos, we enjoyed our favourite kind of meal among friends.


    We headed to the train station for our evening trip to Stockholm, where we quickly learned what inställt means. Due to all the snow in Stockholm, we were spending another night in Malmö. 


    The next morning it was business as usual, taking in the Swedish countryside on our way to Stockholm.

  • March 22, 2019

    Copenhagen February 2019

    Visiting Petra and Tanja of All the way to Paris is almost becoming a ritual upon arrival in Copenhagen. With a very limited 12 hour stay in CPH, we needed to optimize our time and who better to spend it with than friends? ATWTP has been working on our packaging rebranding, which includes greeting cards, tissue paper, stickers and one day, hopefully, if we can ever get them printed, new shopping bags. We popped by their studio to have a quick chat about our state of affairs, then headed over to Admiralgade 26.


    This restaurant is always a relaxed pleasure. The mixture of furniture, lamps, plants and objects makes the atmosphere endlessly cozy and relaxing. The food is quite fine too. 


    We've shared images previously on our blog Kitka but there is a new relevant addition to the space from &tradition: a loafer chair and 2 seater Mayor sofa, in a soft creamy white colour. Who said you couldn't be daring in white where food is served?


    Next we visited the Frama Studio, which is housed in an old apothecary. The spaces are moody and the perfect backdrop for their sculptural work.



    We love when the history of the space is maintained, and it works well, of course, with their apothecary products


    After our tour of the studio, Niels and Cassandra treated us to a really fun and delicious dinner at Apollo Bar, which was absolutely packed with people, hence the single "we were here" photo.


    Copenhagen was a whirlwind as usual. Off to Malmö and Skåne for day two!