On June 2nd I had the great pleasure to attend the Design Talk with the Founder of Frama, Niels S. Christophersen and the talk was delivered at the Frama Studio Apartmet on Østerbro, Copenhagen. The space is the residential home of Niels S. Christophersen and it’s only open for public viewing every year during the 3 Days Of Design in Copenhagen. The studio apartment was recently renovated, and it’s bulit upon the creative direction; When Space Defines Context. I found it very exciting and inspiring to hear more about the background for the architecture, design and decoration behind this beautiful place. It was the very first time that I did visit the Frama Studio Apart and I had the feeling of a warm, calm and cozy atmospherein this unique home. I was meeting with raw wallls, carefuly choosen historical design objects and design furnitures from both Frama and other brands. The prototype of the signature Frama kitchen is featured in this beautiful home.
Frama Studio Store is located in old St. Pauls Apotek in the historic and protected neightboorhood of Nyboder, Fredericiagade 57, Copenhagen K.
February 3th – 9th I had the great pleasure to stay at and photograph the beautiful design hotel Miss Clara in the heart of the city for the second time. The hotel is one of Stockholm’s most treasured Art Nouveau buildings in the heart of the city. The famous architect Gert Wingårdh’s has been transformed the originally built girl’s school Ateneum into a unique hotel where the Art Nouveau history has been carefully combined with timeless scandinavian design. I felt so comfortable staying at this hotel that has a a very cozy atmosphere. I just can’t wait to visit next year again for the Stockholm Design Week.
August 16th-21th I had the pleasure to visit and photograph the cool boutique hotel The Waterhose At South Bund in Shanghai, China which is part of the Unlisted Collection. Local architects Neri & Nu transformed a 1930s factory in the river docks into an industrial-glam boutique pad, fusing the framework (steel supports, concrete walls) with design classics and high-tech gizmos. Each of the 19 bright rooms has a slightly different layout. I also love their gorgerous restaurant Table NO. 1 where they ‘re serving world influeced modern European food in a casual and contemporary setting. The hotel is a member of Design Hotels.
August 9th-13th I had the pleasure to visit and photograph the beautiful boutique hotel The Opposite House in Beijing, China which is a part of the Swire Hotels. The hotel is designed by the Japanese architect Kengo Kuma and located in the fancy quarter Sanlitun in Beijing. The slate and natural timbers used in the airy studios, suites and penthouse give it the fee of urban tranquil retreat.
This summer I’ve been picking a lot of red currants in our garden. I made smoothie with strawberry, red currants, sugar and skyr; that’s really a combo that I love on a warm and sunny summer day. Likewise I made sky icecream with read currants which tasted heavenly served with some freshly picked red currants on the top.