Month: May 2014

WHITES 07 | 2014

Given the current state of our home, I’m glad I started decluttering our home before the renovations but… I almost wish I had started 12 months ago…We had to clear the whole of the second floor and fit the content in the rooms below and I never consider myself a hoader but wow…its amazing how much you can fit in cupboards!Let’s say that our home is far from looking like this at the moment and I will aim to list more things here over the weekend.The good thing is that our kiwi builders are doing an amazing job which is a relief and I’m starting to really enjoy the whole clearing out process…I’m very much looking forward to a clean slate, a new wardrobe and a new, white home. What are you up this weekend? I’m taking Mila to her first singing lesson :-) Not that we expect her to be the next Katy Perry but it’s something she is really keen to do and we think it’s a good way to give her the confidence to speak out …

5 inspiring and stunning black kitchens

Following my post on the 5 sleek, inspiring and gorgeous white kitchens that inspire our kitchen’s Masterplan, I initially considered a black kitchen especially after seeing Vipp’s black kitchen in Copenhagen.However, I do think black kitchens stand out better when fitted in a very spacious, minimalist room like the Vipp flagship store where we had our pop-up store and Blogger styling competition last week, or one filled with natural light.While our kitchen has a glass roof on one side, the other part has a lower ceiling and we felt, it would make the room looking even smaller rather than giving it the sensation of space we are aiming to achieve so white it is for us (this time!). Here is a selection of the most beautiful black kitchens I came across… I’m loving these glossy black tiles. It’s so different from what we see regularly. It feels daring and luxurious yet the wooden stool, the wooden chopping boards, the industrial Potence wall light and the skylights add a warmth, inviting feeling to the whole room. If I had the right …

Inspiring, family homes to stay | COPENHAGEN

Denmark has such an incredible legacy when it comes to mid-century classic design with the likes of Hans J. Wegner, Arne Jacobsen, Georg Jensen to name a few, that it’s almost impossible not to find a beautiful, place to stay and here are two of my favourite inspiring and family-friendly places to stay. The Christian Ixth Residence  Located in Copenhagen’s old town, the Christian Ixth Residence is great for two adults, 2 children and a baby. It’s in the centre of town (Indre By as they say) and walking distance from all the shops and museums (except Louisiana which you must visit). It has gorgeous floorboards, lots of natural light and I think these large butterfly paintings by Hong Kong artist Simon Birch are stunning. The Steenbergsvej Residence This one is out of town in Valby but since Copenhagen is a small city, it doesn’t really matter if you’re not staying in the centre of town (Indre By). By tube, most journey will take you 8-12 min and 20-30 min to the airport and most …

BODIE and FOU VIPP Blogger Styling competition: PLEASE VOTE

As you know from my Instagram feed, as part of our pop-up store at the Vipp flagship store in Copenhagen, we had a blogger styling competition and it was a really fun event! With its polished concrete tiles, white and dark grey walls, beautiful kitchen and bathroom equipment and natural light flowing, the Vipp store was the perfect venue.12 International talented bloggers, 4 teams, 4 stations to style: 2 kitchens, 1 dining table, 1 bathroom, 30 min to style each station. They could use anything in the shop (and they did!).Now the winning team is the team gathering the most likes on their Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook and blogs and they need your help!Below is a sneak-peek of what all the teams have done. I’ve linked their Instagram feed to their first name so go on, discover all their very inspiring feeds and vote for as many photos from the styling competition as you wish. You can view all the images from the Blogger Styling competition on Instagram hashtag #bodieandfouvipp and I’ve linked everyone’s Instagram to their first name. Team 1: Rikke from That Nordic Feeling and Malene from Boligcious Team 2: Gudy from Eclectic Trends, Zsuzsi from Panyizsuzsi, Hege from Hege in …

Atelier September

Last time I came to Atelier September, it was still a shop…and a beautiful one with Danish antiques. It is now converted in a very inspiring and relaxing café and wine shop that you will love and it’s just around the corner of the Vipp flagship store. I loved the long, vintage communal tables and the large windows overlooking the street. Food was good, simple and tasty and apparently their yogurt & granola is to die for. I was in a rush to set up our pop-up store so I had egg and toasts but I will go back this week to watch Danish life goes by (I love spending time in little cafés when I travel). I also loved their free standing stainless-steel kitchen which looked beautiful on the Scandinavian floorboards. I’m not sure of the brand but Bultaup has a similar one. The place is filled with natural lights and has some great magazines like Kinfolk and cooking books for sale.   Since it’s now my 4th visit to Copenhagen, you can read my …

Pop-up store new & a royal visit

The BODIE and FOU pop-up store at Vipp flagship store opened its doors on Saturday and started on a high, with the visit of her H.R.H. Princess Marie of Denmark purchasing our Limited Edition BODIE and FOU Vipp15 bin.  It’s pretty amazing, isn’t it?! Yes I did ask her if I could take a photo of her with our bin (if you don’t ask, you don’t get) and she very nicely declined :-) There is only a couple of bins left in the shop which you can reserve but they will only be available for collection from the Vipp flagship store at the end of the pop-up store and Vipp has now starting a waiting list! You can can also pre-order it online here. I’m really excited by Monday… We have an official press launch and a styling blogger competition like the one I attended at Vipp last December which is going to be really good fun. This time, teams of bloggers will need to style a kitchen, bathroom and table using products from Vipp, BODIE and FOU and from local designers. …

BODIE and FOU pop-up store | Events & make-do workshops

Next week, we are moving BODIE and FOU to Copenhagen!For a week, we will be running a pop-up store at the beautiful Vipp flagship store to launch our Debut print Collection and we have a few surprises for you… ————————————————————————————————–————————–——EVENTS & MAKE-AND-DO WORKSHOPSSATURDAY 17TH MAY | 12am – 2.30pmTheme: “Super Straws – Make your own mobile with MY LITTLE DAY“Suitable for all ages, each workshop will allow your child to have fun and be creative while you are browsing the BODIE and FOU pop-up store.Max. 6 per workshop. The workshops will be taught in Danish & English Workshop 1: from 12am to 12.30pmWorkshop 2: from 1pm to 1.30pmWorkshop 3: from 2pm to 2.30pm To book, please email [email protected] SUNDAY 18TH MAY – SHOP CLOSED————————————————————————————————–————————–——MONDAY 19TH MAY | 11am – 2pmPress event + Blogger Styling competition reserved to journalists & bloggers at the VIPP flaship storeEach group is going to style a kitchen, bathroom and table setting. 40 min per styling including photoshoot. Use hashtag #bodieandfouvipp to connect with us. ————————————————————————————————–————————–——TUESDAY 20TH | 1pm – 3pmTheme: “Make your own …

Vintage treasures for sale

I bought these two wooden crates in Bristol from a lovely shop in Clifton where we used to live when Mila was born. I’ve always loved their vintage and rustic look and over the years, I’ve used them as shelves, side table, storage for Mila’s toys, props for my styling but now they can be yours… Mila is also selling her big Mister Bear and as she said to me this morning: “It should go, it’s a very cool toy…”Take her words for it :-) Price for each crate is £35 + postage and Mister Bear is £20 + postage. All items can be collected from W6 or W3 or posted internationally. If interested, please leave a comment or email me to [email protected] more items listed on ebay here. I will add a lot more over the weekendUPDATE: The two crates and Mister Bear are now sold!Sharing is caring ❤️ Leave a comment and let’s have a chat… http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs