Archives for the month of: April, 2011

Sweet Maria from Denne side op (this side up) has sent me this award and challenge (thank you Maria) and I have translated it to English for you readers:

Why did you start blogging? First of all I love the concept of sharing ideas. I am a firm believer in “energy-flow”, and to allow your ideas to be passed on is a way to avoid “idea-clutter”. -Don´t know if that makes any sense?

 Which blogs do you read? Many but every day I check out: Julia Lahme a Danish blogger who writes about different issues in her life as being a mother and a carreerwoman, and she shares many nice finds. Brinja is also a favourite, she takes beautiful pictures and shares her creative ideas, I wrote about her here. Minimega is also great, she is a graphic designer from Denmark and has a really good eye for new cute things. Missemai is very girly and cute they also have a cute webshop. And La Graphic Design blog for paperlovers.

Favourite make-up brand? Shisheido I love the colours and their style.

Favourite clothing brand?  Replay, Sonia Rykiel, Fornarina and Tsumori Chisato -they are all playful, colorful and optimistic.

Your must-have make-up product? Great Lash Mascara by Maybelline is a classic I have used it for years and Touche Éclat from YSL -it is expensive but worth it!

Your favourite colour? Oh, do I have to choose? Raspberry, Mint, Chalk White, Powder Pink, Neon and everything with glitter…

Perfume? Paul Smith perfume Women and Oscar de la Renta Instrusion are both light and understated.

Favourite movie? Belle de Jour  from 1967  starring Catherine Deneuve the style, the story and the men: the classic good guy / bad boy story which I think most women can relate to…

Which country would you like to visit and why? Japan is my number one for its architecture, gardens, Kawaii and art.

What are you looking forward to the most in the nearest future? Summer! We have had a really cold winter and I can´t wait to go swimming in salty waters.

I am passing this award and challenge on to Brinja and Mette Helena from Retro Villa °☆ ‧°‧°☆∴° ☆

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Tivoli Copenhagen yesterday…Chinese style window decor.

The Tivoli garden peacock was trying to impress the female bird. He chased her around and posed nicely for the camera. In the background is restaurant Nimb from 1909.

Tadaa

The Pantomime Theatre from 1874 is Tivoli´s oldest building

Pjerrot and Columbine and glittering Harlequinsuits at the Patomime Theatre

Tivoli has its own mailtruck -very cute

The flying trunk ride showing H.C. Andersen´s fairytale Thumbelina

Burlesque style street

Facade from the Central Station side of michelin restaurant Herman Nimb, this facade is designed by architect Matteo Thun in 2006, the original building is from around 1909  ( Tivoli opened in 1843) and the Nimb building has been restorated several times since then.

Poster for electronic music at the Pantomime Theatre every Friday at seven…I love the graphics from the Tivoli drawing studio.

Pictures from the left: The best beach for children (and dogs) at Sælvig Strand, childhood treasures in my old room, pictures from Ballen Harbour, the rest is a mix of pictures from Nordby and Østerby. The Lego we made shows us on holiday, and the dog is mine, Emma, sleeping in the garden.
 

My “editing eye” could not choose 3 really good pictures from my Easter holiday on the tiny island called Samsø so I made a postcard for you instead. The island has many shops that are only open in the holidays often with 50 % off on designer clothes.

I found a really cute Kathleen Madden dress in black velour at my favourite Samsø-shop D-signshopping in a village called Brundby. The owner, a designer, is so nice and has a great Nordic taste, if you go to the island you should stay at her hotel RumogRooms. The birdhouse on the postcard is from her shop and made by miho.

Old Childrens´ book from Disney

Happy Easter! I will be back next week with many -hopefully- sunny pictures from a tiny Danish island called Samsø..

The winner of the Kawaiicph Giveaway is first of all Chisa.congratulations, I will send the star necklace to you as soon as I have your address ^_^  I have chosen this winner because I love stars too and would love to contribute to your star collection. If you take a picture of your collection I will  feature it on my blog. I will have more Giveaways again soon..

It was a tie between Chisa and Maria and that is why I have picked you both as winners. To Maria: I feel sorry that you lost your special ring, I will send you the flower ring and hope it brightens up your day. – And great idea with the drawing-giveaway on your blog!

I am so happy to have readers from all around the world, and would like to know from which countries, does anyone know how I can see this on WordPress?

Window decoration at Royal Copenhagen

Couldn´t resist showing these Easter window decorations from Copenhagen to you:

Window decoration Illums Bolighus  Copenhagen

These wooden animals are designed by Kay Bojesen and manufactured by Rosendahl . I have written about Kay Bojesen before here.

Window decoration Illums Bolighus  Copenhagen

 A tribute from Kay Bojesen to the Danish magazine Bo Bedre

The popular wooden animals have been given a new brand identity by the firm Make they also made this 50 year anniversary ad for the Danish interior magazine Bo Bedre.

Fresh shrimps and white wine..

 I am not the best cook so I am a big fan of the simple foods, like this: fresh shrimps to peel and dip in sour cream and lemon juice.

 Kinder surprise, paper toy

Do you remember those annoying German tv-commercials with the 3 suprises from chocolate Kinder-Eggs? – well my son loves them, and I gave in to buying them and was really surprised. Instead of a tiny plastic thing, the egg revealed an inflatable paper toy! It is so cute, you blow it up and use it as a ball and when it is flat you blow it up again. I love it! Way to go Kinder…

Inflatable paper cat by Kinder

Last chance: leave a comment and win  giveaway jewellery…the winner is announced on Monday  ★ Enter the contest here!

Getting ready for new spring paper projects, paper from Tiger and Søstrene Grene…This post has pictures from the week with rain, sunshine and a birthday..

Making presents…soon I will be launching my new website kawaiicph.dk..

Can never get enough balloons…

My son´s latest DIY project is a cardboard robot.

Spring flowers from my garden.

All this spring rain is a perfect excuse for wearing my favourite raincoat with little red mermaids from Danish Danefae.

Tulips from my garden.

DIY magic..

The Royal Cafe in the heart of Copenhagen is an enchanting place filled with fairytale atmosphere. When you meet this woodcutted sign you already feel that this is a cafe that allows experimental design that mixes old and new.

The interior is very detailed and feels very free and not clean cut and minimalistic like many other cafes you can find i Copenhagen. The cafe describes its style as “Funky Baroque – design confusion and humourous and chic”, wich pretty much sums it up. Arne Jacobsen´s Ant chair produced by Fritz Hansen has been resized for the cafe in a higher cafe-version. Holmegaard Glass have created the chandeliers for the cafe. The ceiling has shiny silver wallpaper with leaves.

You enter the cafe from a typical Danish city-courtyard.

Cut roses in still water outside.

Carefully arranged flowers at the counter top.

The cake is as good as it looks. My son had warm chocolate which of course  actually was heated chocolate the food is delicious and made with the same care and attention to details as the interior. The porcelain is, of course, from Royal Copenhagen.

A love seat by the window sill. Many designers have their art on display or for sale in the cafe such as Swedish Kosta Boda.

A miniature kitchen made from recycled material.

Very inspiring mobile decoration with silk ribbons hanging from the ceiling.

The murals show different Danish features like the wooden monkey made in 1951  by Kay Bojesen and floral decorations from Royal Copenhagen porcelain.

This Tripp Trapp childrens chair you find in almost every Danish home, and in the cafe they have one in gold.

More flower murals

I will definitely be back ♥

GIVEAWAY HERE

Enjoy my little “mixed tape” of Danish music, hope you like it, some of them can only be watched on Youtube though.

Agnes Obel

Trolle Siebenhaar

Kasper Bjørke

Oh Land:

Under Byen

Sort Sol

Raveonettes

Kashmir

Mew

Efterklang

Mikael Simpson

Swan Lee 

Dúné

Fallulah

The Rumour Said Fire

I Got You On Tape

Vote for your favourite jewellery and win


Giveaway here ♠

Tiny glitter shoe earrings in a shoebox from Harrods

I have a miniature stash of all kinds of tiny treasures the perfect size for jewellery making.

Bottle opener with bow

I have shown these sodapop earrings before, on the left you can get an idea of how small they are. I have given them a lacquer coating.

Playing card earring studs, decoupage and lacquer coated.

Vinyl record earrings. I made the hole by using a heated needle.