Sponsored by Marktgasse Hotel, Zürich
July 27th – 30th I was invited to visit and photograph the stylish Marktgasse Hotel in Zürich in Switzerland. The newly renovated boutique hotel is located in a historic building from the 15th century in the charming old town of the city. The hotel has 39 individually furnished rooms and I was lucky to stay in a beyond beautiful room on the second floor with a lot of natural light streaming through the windows. I really felt at home met by the kind and helpsome staff in the combinated reception and lobby area. Many of the heritage elements have protected status and are carefully preserved, which bring a cozy atmosphere, personality and charm to the hotel. I love how the hotel has been choosing so much beautiful timeless and eclectic design interiors to the hotel which gives the place so much character. The hotel has a brasserie, a bar and a café where you can enjoy very delicious and healthy food or you can have a before drink in the Baltho bar. With easy access to cafes, muesums, historical monuments, shops and wine bars, one does not need to travel far to experience the joys of being in Zürich.
Marktgasse Hotel, Marktgassse 17, 8001 Zürich.
Sponsored by Fiskars
5o years ago Fiskars revolutionized the way the world saw scissors. Not only we’re the orange handled scissors lighter, more comfortable and easier to handle than heavy forged scissors, they also delivered an amazing leap in cutting performance. Since then, over a billion Fiskars scissors have been sold worldwide. Today, their scissors are loved worldwide for their superior cutting performance and legendary durability. They’ve even become part of the permanent collection at MoMA in New York. With over 1 billion scissors sold there comes a lot of stories and memories. I’m sure that a lot of you can remember the scissors from your childhood too.
I can clearly remember the orange Fiskars scissor from my own childhood. My mother always used this beloved scissor in the kitchen, for different crafts so as knitting and sewing. Since I moved into my own home I’ve of course my own orange scissors in different sizes for different activities so as knitting, sewing, cutting paper, wrapping gifts and in my kitchen. On my pictures I’ve been using this iconic scissor to cut flowers for a summer bouquet for my living room. The orange Fiskars Classic Universal scissor is part of my everyday life. There are no scissors who matches the cutting performance as this one has.
The orange colour has become the symbol of Fiskars and of the world’s first plastic – handled scissors. Both in the U.S. and in Finland the colour, Fiskars OrangeTM, is an officially registered trademark. In 1967 when the first basic models we’re about to be manufactured the designer wanted the scissors to be black, red or green. As the prototype went into production, the machinist decided to finish off the orange colour he had in his machine. The meant prototypes we’re made in four different colours, of which the orange and black we’re most popular. A choice he had to made. An internal vote was taken at Fiskars, and the result gave birth to Fiskars orange- handled scissors. Still Fiskars Classic Universal scissors is produced and tested by hand at the factory in Finland, a factory and a brand known for its high demand on quality and with a heritage back to 1967.
Sponsored by Somersby
On Friday we’re going to celebrate Midsummer in Denmark, also called Sankt Hans Aften on Danish. Sankt Hans Aften (St. John’s Eve) takes its name from John the Baptist, who according to Christian tradition was born six month before Jesus. With Christmas celebrated o9n December 24th in Denmark, that puts John’s birthday on June 24th. The tradition of celebrsting the eve of his birthday with bonfire dates back to the 1600s. The Danes bonfire a light to keep the spooky forces at bay. The Danes often meet with family and freinds to have dinner together. If the weather is good, then then proceed to a local bonfire venue. Here the bonfire with the witch on top is lit around 10pm. Beforehand, a bonfire speech is often made, at large events normally by a well-kown person. After the speech, the attendees sing Holger Drachmann’s ‘Midsommervise’ (Midsummer Song, 1885), which is the epitome of the light northern summer night and a National-Romantic idyllic view of the peasant culture.
Even though the summer solstice in on June 21th, Sankt Hans Aften is regarded as the actual Midsummer Eve and therefore the shortest night of the entire year.
This Sankt Hans Aften I’ve planned to serve a glas of cold Secco from the Somersby Orchard Selection together with nordic tapas fo my guests in my garden. Seco is a semi dry cider with tones of green apples and excotic fruits. It’s light and fresh. The nordic tapas consist cucumber rolls with salamon and cream of goat cheese served with feshly picked dill on the top and salted almonds.
Thursday April 21th I had the pleasure to style and shoot the gorgeous table cloth and tableware from Marimekko on the aesthetic beautiful tables designed by Emil Thorup in the Händvark Showroom in Copenhagen. The pretty and very delicious cakes are form Leckerbaer in Copenhagen.
A couple of weeks ago I has so much fun styling the beautiful True Colour vases and Hoff table by &tradition. I love to work with thise gorgeous and elegant designs.