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ASK OG ENG´s BEAUTIFUL AND SUSTAINABLE BAMBOO KITCHENS

I have been following the Norwegian brand Ask og Eng on Instagram since their very beginning in early 2016, and its quite impressive to see what they have accomplished in such a short while. Ask og Eng is run by Kine Ask Stenersen and Kristoffer Eng which design and hand craft customized kitchens, wardrobes, bathroom furniture and more. All in the sustainable material bamboo. A visit to their beautiful showroom in Drammen is on top on my list, even more after Kine shared these amazing photos of it with me. (Thank you so much for letting me share them on my blog!)

The couples desire to make something special, different and sustainable for their own home resulted in several hand made bamboo kitchens and was followed by the establishment of the Ask og Eng studio where they now offer their hand crafted products to customers all over the country. Kine´s background is in environmental geography and climate change means that when it comes to design and manufacturing, sustainability is of utmost importance to her. Kristoffer is a trained architect and the practical aesthetic mind behind the company.

The Ask og Eng showroom is situated in an old, industrial building in Drammen, south of Oslo. The raw expression with its concrete floors, large windows, uncovered pipes and newly added walls covered with Kabe – all toghether it makes a beautiful backdrop for the bamboo kitchens.

Although I still have no idea of what my next kitchen will look like, I´m constantly looking for inspiration. (..yes, my contract on my current home is soon ending and its about time to actually find that dream apartment.) The Ask og Eng collection also include doors ready made to fit IKEA units in addition to their custom made kitchens, which is a great option if you already have a well functioning Ikea kitchen, or move into a home who has one, but want a more high end and exclusive kitchen. Which it probably will be in my case. I really can´t wait to visit and see this for myself now!

photo Claus Truelsgaard / styling Kate Wood 

See more at Ask og Eng´s website, and also, there´s a really nice feature to be found online at Cereal Magazine.

Elisabeth

 

MY POSTER FAVORITES FROM DESENIO, AND AN EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNT CODE FOR YOU

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Jeg trenger i grunnen aldri noen unnskyldning for å endre litt her hjemme, men sol og sommerfølelse gir alltid lyst til å freshe opp litt. Jeg planlegger stadig å ta mine egne bilder og forstørre opp til veggen, men det blir gjerne med tanken. Så da Desenio spurte om jeg ville velge ut mine favoritter fra deres sortiment var det en fin sjansje til å enkelt gjøre noe med det. Desenio har et stort utvalg postere, fra fotoprint (min favoritt) til illustrasjoner, kunstprint, typografi med mer, det er enkelt å finne noe som passer enhver stil. Det vanskeligste er å velge blant alle de fine posterne.

So it was about time to do some changes and get some new photos up on the wall. I always think I should do my own, but I never get around to. So when Desenio asked if I would like to pick my favorites from their range it was a nice opportunity to do some changes – the easy way. Desenio has a wide variety of posters, from photo prints (my favorite) to illustrations, art prints, typographical etc so its really easy to find something that fits your style. The hardest part is to choose.

Jeg har valgt tre fotoprint til min bildevegg. Drømmende og vakre motiver i sort-hvitt som passer uansett farge og materiale på innredning forøvrig. For jeg kommer helt sikkert til å flytte litt rundt på de etter hvert. Plakatene kan du finne her; Girl Reflection, Pillers og High Grass. Du kan også finne fin inspirasjon hos Desenio til hvordan du kan sette sammen din egen, personlige bildevegg, idéer til komposisjon og hvilke postere som passer sammen.

The three photo prints I´ve made up my picture wall of has some really beautiful motives, with a calm and dreamy expression. All in black and white, so easy to fit in no matter other colors and materials. The posters can be found here; Girl Reflection, Pillers and High Grass. You can also find a lot of inspiration on how to put toghether your own picture wall at Desenio, both on how to compose it and ideas of which posters that makes nice combinations.

Jeg har også fått lov å dele en ekslusiv rabattkode med dere. Koden «elisabethheier» gir 25% rabatt hos Desenio mellom 23. og 25. mai, og gjelder hele sortimentet unntatt «håndplukket» og rammer.

The best part? For two days my readers will have 25% off everything at Desenio, except posters in the Handpicked category and frames. Use the code «elisabethheier» which will give you 25% discount from today, 23.rd of May until the
25.th of May.

photo © elisabeth heier

Elisabeth

 

NEW SMART STORAGE FROM DOMO DESIGN

I´ve been a fan of the products from the Swedish brand Domo Design from the very beginning. Shelves and tables in a minimalistic design, made out of pure steel in Sweden. The timeless design makes both tables and shelves fit into any style and has become tremendously popular since they launched the first table. Since then, new colors, an outdoor collection and new sizes has become part of their range. The newest addition is a shelf called Mini, perfect for small space living. I´m still very happy for my own Domo shelf, and you can see how I have been using it here, here and here. The new press photos from Domo Design has a lot of inspiration for how you can style and use their products too, have a look and enjoy.

photo via Domo Design 

 

Elisabeth

 

SHOWROOM VISIT, NORTHERN LIGHTING

My last meeting this week were with the Norwegian lighting- and lifestyle brand Northern Lighting and before I left I made sure to take some photos of the cool showroom in Bygdø Allé. I really wish I could show you some of the news I got a glimpse of as well, but until the launch it´s a secret.. At least I can tell you there are some really beautiful new lamps on its way from Northern Lighting, and also other exciting news to come.

In January I showed you some of the news they launched this winter, and below you can see both Say My Name table lamp (new color) designed by Morten & Jonas and Circle pendant designed by Hannekaisa Pekkala. Also seen is Illusion pendant, Sunday wall lamp and Poppy outdoor oil lamps.

photo © elisabeth heier 

Elisabeth

 

BATHROOM INSPIRATION BY MENU

I absolutely love the new images from Danish Menu showing their bathroom accessories. Some is new, some has been part of their collection for a while. I showed you some of the news already in early January and now most of them finally is available in stores. My favorite is the Hoover Bowl (below) made of honed brown marble. Such a beautiful and light expression on a heavy object. Also I love how the bowl can easily be used all over your home, for soaps or your favorite jewellery in the bathroom. For keys in the hallway or as a candleholder. On your kitchen counter, or as a center piece on the dining table. I would probably move it around a lot and admire its beauty. Designed for Menu by Norm Architects.

The Darkly Mirror (above) is another favorite from Menus new SS17 collection. Available both in brushed aluminium and brass. Nick Ross, who designed the mirror for MENU took inspiration from ceramic bowls, and how humans might have started seeing themselves, in reflections from water in a ceramic bowl.

The photos from the beautiful grey bathroom is taken in the home of Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen from Norm Architects, the room is the perfect backdrop for Menus products don´t you think? Of course the aesthetics are similar since Norm Architects has designed a lot of products from Menu. And no wonder the similarity between the marble sink and Menus Plinth table is striking, I wish they actually had it in their collection too..

The simplicity in this bathroom really shows how few products you need to decorate with. A simple vase (Stem vase/Menu, below) with a blooming branch, a beautiful bowl in marble for your soap, soft towels.. The room is already perfectly designed and looks great with only a few accessories added.

Photo Jonas Bjerre Poulsen/ Styling by Menu 

Elisabeth

 

THE BEOVISION HORIZON HAS MOVED IN

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Can you spot the new tv in my living room? When I was asked to try out the BeoVision Horizon from Bang & Olufsen of course I said yes. The design is really nice, and the flexibility of a tv with a wheel stand fits my lifestyle perfect. I don´t have a suited wall to hang a tv on, and to be honest I don´t spend much time watching tv either. ..but I must admit, the good habit is about to change after this one moved in.

The BeoVision Horizon was designed by Torsten Valeur, and I love the minimalistic design. The classical Bang & Olufsen TV has no unnecessary details, only the essentials. This makes it blend in and suit any interior, or stand out in your home if that is your wish. Either hang it on the wall, place it on a wall stand or use it with an easel stand that gives it an very casual look. Or with the weel stand that I´ve got. Very versatile and I also love how it reminds me of how the TV´s looked like when I grew up. Though they were huge and far from as good looking as this one. When the tv is not in use I easily roll it back into place against the wall, and you can´t even see it when you look into the living room. Perfect, or what?

I am not going to go further into explaining the technical qualities of the BeoVision Horizon, but I can assure you both the sound and the picture quality is amazing. The picture automatically adjusts to the content and light conditions, and it got intergrated access to all your enetrtainment through the Android TV™ platform. I have always had the impression that Bang & Olufsen represents exceptional quality and design, but this is even better. Did I tell you I love it?

photo © elisabeth heier

Elisabeth