I´ve had the great pleasure to style and photograph Montanas Flutter in the new sunkissed colour Camomile. I just fell in love with this happy colour at first sight. Beautiful Camomile with it’s soothing smooth and calm tone that naturally attracts light just like a little sun. Camomile has inspired me to reorganize my photo studio with the gorgeous Flutter for a more personalized and creative studio. I love how Camomile affects both my mood and my creativity into a positive direction while I’m working in my photo studio. I’m working as a photographer where I’m dependent of a good daylight and the colour Camomile makes the light more soft with it’s calm tone. Flutter is the perfect solution to store my photo tools, books and props. It’s even possible for me to hide all my mess behind the doors which make my studio more minimalistic and inspiring during my work.
Every eight years, Montanas develops a new colour palette. Their latest colour palette was created in collaboration with colour expert Margrethe Odgaard. The new scheme explores how the colourss relate to one another, to our bodies, to other materials, and to their spatial surroundings. Margrethe Odgaard is an award winning designer whose work is driven by a constant exploration and development of colors.
The process of developing a new colour scheme- and by extension , of peering into the future of colours (a fundamental part of the Montana DNA) – has been long, winding, and fascinating road. The process of developing the new colour scheme has been rooted in a body-mind philosophy: the relief that our bodies long to be cared for, to be heard, and to have a space. The colours should, in every way possible, refer to the body and relate to sensory perception and tactility. The names of the colors all refer to the senses and are easy to remember and pronounce examples include Truffle, Pomelo, Chamomile , Oyster, Mushroom and Pine. Their new range of colours counts 30 poetic and complex colours.
All their products are both designed and made in Denmark. Likewise all 42 colours are waterbed lacquer and EU Ecolabel – certified.
Jeg har fornylig været heldig at få lov til at style og fototgrafere LE KLINTS THE BOUQUET der blev lanceret i foråret . Da jeg for første gang så denne smukke, unikke og elegante lampe, var min første tanke at den bare ville passe helt perfekt over mit spisebord. Med dens poetiske formsprog der er inspireret af tulipanens naturlige bløde buer hænger den som en smuk organisk blomsterskulptur over mit spisebord. Jeg synes at lampen med sine fem bedårende tulipanhoveder giver en fin kontrast til mit spisebord der er lavet i massivt egetræ. THE BOUQUET har inspireret mig til at dække mit spisebord med keramik i sarte pasteller og lette sommerbuketter. Med sit bløde lys skaber THE BOUQUET de skønneste rammer for en en hyggelig aften sammen med familie og venner.
THE BOUQUET er designet af Sinja Svarrer Damkjær. Lampen blev lanceret første gang i 2007, men er i 2019 kommet i en opdateret udgave. Lampens skærme er smukt foldet i hånden i LE KLINTS produktion i Odense. Ligedes er lampens ledninger fint betrukket med rustikt hørtekstil der skaber et blødt udtryk på lampen. Fletningerne giver på en fin måde mulighed for at arrangere skærmene så man kan kreere buketten af tulipaner, præcis som man ønsker den. Ligeledes kan man justere hvor højt lampen skal placeres over bordet. En anden flot detalje på lampen er holderen på den enkelte skærm der er lavet af egetræ.
Last year I had the most amazing time staying at the beautiful Casa Modesta. Set on the edge of the Ria Formosa Nature Park in the Algarve, southern Portugal. Casa Modesta is a rural retreat with sustainable design and architecture. Named by owner Carlos Fernandes after his mother, Modesta Maria, and developed among acres of almond and olive orchards at the site of his ancestral family home.
It’s designed by the owner’s sister Vania from the local architectural firm Par with sustainable design. The floors are lined with red limestone clay tiles, with stylish brass fittings and cedar furnishings in each h of the nine suites. The bathrooms are seporated from the bedrooms by white sliding doors, with brass kickboards that match the fitting. Tubs are submerged into the floors. All have a patio or a roof terrace overlooking the surrounding beautiful blue lagoon. There are also two public rooms, a kitchen and a swimming pool.
I got so warm welcome by the owner Carlos when I arrive and all the staff was so helpsome. I really felt home far away fom home at this cozy place with such a warm atmosphere.
A highlight of the day is the delicious homemade breakfast they served made of organic produce from their own garden or from the local area.
Casa Modesta, Quatrim do Sul, 8700-128 Olhao, Portugal
Last summer I had the great pleasure to visit and photograph the stunning Santa Clara 1728 in Lisbon. Santa Clara 1728 is located in an enchanting 18th century building, in one of the most romantic Lisbon squares in the old cultural quarter of the city with a beautiful view over the Pantheon and River Tangus.
The hotel has been designed by local architect Manuel Aires Mateus, whose clean, modern interiors are refreshing trimmings to the buidling’s ancient walls ; worn, limestone stairs lead to the guest rooms, where coarse lines, pale woods and furnishings by designer Antonio Citterio come together in natural palette boosted by a graceful duck egg blue. Bathrooms are a mixture of pine wood and white tiles, while the huge freestanding tubs and basins are made of pink-hue limestone. I just fell in love with the bathroom immediately.
I got such a warm welcome by the hearty and helpful staff meeting me in the reception. I felt so comfortable and cozy staying at Santa Clara 1728. Just like being home far away from home which is so important top me while I’m traveling.
Downstairs, unwind under the warm glow from David Groppi’s beautiful ‘Simbiosi’ lights enjoying the delicious home-made breakfast, using the freshest market produce, while planning the best to see and explore in Lisbon.
Santa Clara 1728, Campo de Santa Clara 128, RC, 1100-473 Lisboa, Portugal
I’ve been lucky to stay at the beyond beautiful Nobis Hotel Copenhagen several times. Everytime I’ve been staying in a new gorgeous room since none of the rooms are identical which makes it even more exciting to visit the hotel. I’m always feeling cozy and comfortable at this hotel with such hearty and helpful staff meeting in the reception. I love how the hotel has been choosing so much beautiful design furnitures which brings so much characters to the place.
The grand 75-room Nobis Hotel Copenhagen is housed in an historic 5,400-square-meter landmark building that originally served the Royal Danish Conservatory of Music. Bringing the Nobis magic to the mindst of the Danish capital, the hotel is architect Gert Wingårdh’s “updated take on Le Corbusier. Danish classicism, which this building is a fine example of, is something special-more sophisticated, more stripped down than in Sweden”, he says. The historic landmark building on Niels Brocks Gade has been transformed into a cutting-edge contemporary luxury hotel-one where, like its Stockholm predecessor, food plays a central role. The restaurant which takes liberty with design styles from the 20th-century, borrows from the best of Nordic culinary traditions and served up modern seasonal cuisine. At Nobis Hotel Copenhagen, modernism meets classism and it’s all lusciously augmented by such embracing amenities as a gym, a sauna with cooling pool and ham, a bar, and a lounge area that, taken together, serve as an attractive new locus for Copenhagen’s downtown scene.
Nobis Hotel Copenhagen, Niels Brocks Gade 1b, Copenhagen