Art + Design + flowers + Style / Monday, 9 Jul 2012

Garden couture at Dior

Raf Simons debuted his first collection for the house of Dior at last week’s Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2012 show. He envisioned a magical canvas of flowers within an intimate salon setting to set off his feminine silhouttes. I’d say….ACHIEVED! Each room contains hundreds of thousands of flowers from floor to ceiling: peonies, goldenrods, dahlias, carnations, delphiniums, roses…oh my!

The kicker is this video of assembling the set. The stylist in me is thinking “so much work to do in so little time” and the daughter-of-a-finance-father is thinking “how much is each flower?!”And the artist in me is thinking “now, THAT’s how you create magic in fashion.” I think this is the perfect blend of all the arts: fashion, set design, interior design, floral design. Dior, hats off for creating magic. You’re living out my dream budget. Now, go watch the video and check out Dior’s magazine. 

Thanks Rubi for the tip!

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Blog'nhagen + Design + Life / Thursday, 5 Jul 2012

Blognhagen sneak peek

We had THE best time at Blog’nhagen. If you missed the announcement last week, Blog’nhagen is an event that Maria and I organized to bring bloggers together in real life to see the best of each city and share it with out readers. I was absolutely amazed with the enthusiastic response we received from participants and sponsors and we have a whole lotta people to thank. I’ll do a more complete coverage in the next week, but for now, here’s a little peek including a visit to the VIPP flagship store and painting plates at Royal Copenhagen.

Who came for the event? Some of the best bloggers who I’m now lucky to call friends from all around Europe! Emma from Emma’s Design Blogg, Anne from Pret a Voyager, Thea from Sister Mag, Ashley from Chasing Heartbeats, Annaleena from Annaleena’s Hem, Isabelle and Jenny from Dos Family.


Thank you to ALL who participated and all those who sponsored the event including Copenhagen by cart, Brown Prince, Meyer’s Bakery, Royal Copenhagen, Royal Cafe, Baum und Pherdgarten, Agnes Cupcakes, Coffee Collective, Sticks and Sushi, Vipp, Anton Dam, AXOCO and Brochner Hotels

Top photo by Jenny Brandt and bottom two from my Instagram 

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In the Know + Life / Friday, 29 Jun 2012

My Better Half

Amanda Jane Jones has the most darling series on her blog, My Better Half. Have you seen it? She features couples and then accompanies each person with a darling graphic. It’s just about the cutest thing. She featured Paul and me yesterday and I wrote a bit about how we met, just in case you’ve ever wondered. Check it out here. Thanks Amanda!

Photo by Hilda Grahnat

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Brooklyn Bride + Crafts + DIY + Home + Party + Projects + Wedding / Thursday, 28 Jun 2012

Single cupcake stand

I made a cupcake stand out of candlestick holders for Brooklyn Bride and decided to try it with a different flavor so I used shocking pink spray paint. Shocked are you? It’s so easy! And guess who took the photos? ME! I got a 50mm lens for my birthday and my life has officially changed for the better. Thank you mom! I still have A LOT to learn so please be patient.
And here’s the wedding version over at Brooklyn Bride.

For another cupcake stand idea check out this other one I made out of board.

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Art + Artist Feature + Corcoran + denmark + flowers + Life + Scandinavia / Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012

The magic that is Tage Andersen

When I first moved to Denmark someone left me a comment saying that I needed to get to know the work of Tage Andersen. I’m very obedient so I did. I was in love. I wrote a blog post. Check. However, I only viewed his website and somehow didn’t fully understand that he had a shop/gallery/museum here in Copenhagen. Not only that, but that this place will take you to another world. 
I stumbled on it a few weeks ago and somehow knew from a distance that this was his shop. I walked in, gasped, and nearly started to cry. Ok, I might be slightly overemotional, but truly, he’s created another world. There are oversized bird cages and exotic birds walking around, sculptures he’s created, and flowers, flowers, flowers everywhere. You might imagine that my heart nearly stopped. WELL, yesterday I accidentally ended up on Ny Adelgade again and guess who I saw just outside? TAGE ANDERSEN! Now, the man is distinct. He looks and dresses as if he’s from another era. “Excuse me, excuse me, are you Tage Andersen?” He turns and I know I’ve got my guy. “Yes”. Then I become a blubbering fool. A BLUBBERING FOOL! My heart sped up, “I’m a huge fan…” and you kind of know how it goes from there. Needless to say, I returned after my meeting to go through the museum and was entranced and Mr. Andersen was so kind to let me go through and look through his creations including a garden in the courtyard. Please check out a few details here.
The best part is that he has a home (a palace really) in Sweden, Gunillaberg, where he has more of his creations. It’s only open in the summer, so you must go.

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