All posts tagged: Danish design

Menu space in Copenhagen by Norm Architects

Menu space in Copenhagen by Norm Architects

Visiting Copenhagen is always a good idea especially when there is a new cool space to discover designed by all-time favourite Norm Architects. So if you’re planning a long weekend there, I’m inviting you to add the Menu space to your must-see list.

Carl Hansen & Son limited edition CH23

Carl Hansen & Son limited edition CH23 available

I’m back from a girls weekend in Marrakech (which was so good on so many levels!) and I have to admit that after spending days in the souk surrounded by beautiful woven baskets and shades, hand carved wooden home accessories & furniture, the natural look is really high up in my mind to revamp our home in France. So when I received the press release from Carl Hansen & Son in my inbox, their re-edition of the CH23 chair caught my eye…

Simple, soothing lighting for your home

Simple lighting for your home

I just finished a long interview for As You Like magazine (out in Feb 2017) which is dedicated to Digital Influencers and Bloggers and one of the questions about my home was why it was so white…. White interiors and simple, beautiful white objects calm me down… As an Aries, I’ve often been told that red is my colour but frankly, I couldn’t think of a least appropriated colour for me. I thrive on white minimalist, uncluttered, simple interiors and as it’s busy enough in my head, I really don’t need more stimulation :-) Anyone else feeling like this!!?? This Suspence nomad lamp designed by GamFratesi has the same calming effect and would look perfectly at home in our dining room, should I be in the market for a new light but maybe you are…. GamFratesi is a design duo formed in 2006, and consists of the Danish architect Stine Gam and the Italian architect Enrico Fratesi. Both thrive on Scandinavian functionalism and draw their inspiration from both classic Danish design and the tradition of craftsmanship, and the classic Italian intellectual and conceptual …

Handvark- Jury Découvertes Maison & Objet

Handvärk: My Jury Découvertes Award at M&O

Paris is always a good idea and if you follow me on Instagram, you may know that I was there last week… I had the chance to be invited by the prestigious Maison & Objet to discern a “Jury Découvertes” Award to the design or Designer of my choice. It’s a great thing to receive an Award (wink wink!) but it’s also a great feeling to be able to give an Award to someone and spread a bit of happiness around.

White kitchen, natural floorbards. For more inspiration, go to www.karinecandicekong.com

The Fredensborg house in Denmark

This is a home designed by Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen and Kasper Rønn, Architects & Founders of Norm. Architects. Everything they design, from commercial and residential interiors or products like the Milk Table lamp or the NA collection to name a few, they draw their inspiration from Danish tradition, craftsmanship and aesthetics and we know how much of an incredible design legacy Denmark has. Being mostly drawn to white interiors, I wanted to share with you the home they designed in Fredensborg, which is about is 30kms north of Copenhagen (if you are planning a trip to Cph, have a coffee at Atelier September, it’s a lovely place). The house is built on five low levels and I love how it flows from one room to another…

Creative collaborations | VIPP

Brand: VIPP Project: Limited Edition Vipp bin + pop-up shop + Blogger styling competition Date: May 2014 Country: Denmark, UK In May 2014, we collaborated with iconic Danish brand Vipp to  design a Limited edition BODIE and FOU VIPP15 bin and run a one-week pop-up store in Vipp’s showroom in Copenhagen. The bin and the BODIE and FOU new prints collection were exclusively available for sale at the Vipp showroom and online at BODIE and FOU. On the first day of the pop-up store, our Limited Edition bin was purchased by H.R.H.  Princess Marie of Denmark. In addition, we run a styling competition with some of the best International Interior bloggers. This creative collaboration and pop-up store were featured in Milk magazine, ELLE, Est, Marie-Claire Maison as well as French By Design, April & May, Vosges Paris and many more…

5 inspiring white workspaces

Our renovations are still going smoothly… What used to be a terrace on the 2nd floor that nobody used, has now been converted into a light, airy contemporary home office and like the loft conversion, I think it’s going to be an amazing room filled with natural light. The room is being plastered today except this small brick wall which I managed to save and we are putting floorboards to be painted in white. Considering the scale of the project, I’m still amazed by how everything is running smoothly… Major credits to the kiwi who, not only does an amazing job, project managing the whole thing (check hashtag bodieandfourenovations on Instagram) but also to the amazing builders we have on site. I will happily share their details at the end of the project. I feel very lucky and grateful. It’s our third renovation work and we worked with “cowboys” in the past which made the whole thing a lot more stressful! So yes the house is a major building site, out of 3 floors, only one room is habitable but …

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. …