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Danish Ilse Jacobsen Hornbæk Rainwear

I took a few pictures of my friend Helen walking her lovely dog the other day. Helen is wearing a funky Ilse Jacobsen raincoat which is thin and light weight. It has such stunning brass colored buttons and two way zip. đŸ˜Helen loves her coat as it's perfect for the unpredictable Auckland weather. She also loves the fact it's so easy to pack down in a bag whenever she needs to go somewhere.I have used my 3/4 Ilse Jacobsen raincoat frequently for the last couple of months. Mine has a thin l...

July 25, 2018

How to look after your metal accessories

Today we see a lot of beautiful brass and silver decor adding real statements in the households. But how do you actually look after them? Below is all you need to know in order to take care of your metals in your home. It's probably easier than you think. BrassBrass is extremely durable material which is able to last for hundreds of years. Amazingly, the versatile metal can always be polished and regain its original shine. If you like your brass to have a shiny look, use some good brass polish a...

June 19, 2018

Press Coverage April 2018

The Verve April 2018 issue focuse on women in business. There are so many amazing women in New Zealand who we should be very proud of. I'm mentioned as a Swedish Stylista on the front cover and you can read an article about me on page 23. The link to their online issue is: http://vervemagazine.co.nz/pas... ...

April 11, 2018

Brass, a new interior design era

In 2017 brass details became a sought after interior design look. We have previously seen industrial looks with a lot of metal such as steel but the warmth of the metal brass creates a whole different look and feel. In contrary to the previous hot industrial look, brass ads a huge portion of both warmth and luxury to its settings. Brass also works exceptionally well with the dark colours currently popular. So what is actually brass? Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc. It makes it strong yet ex...

March 8, 2018

Out with the old and in with the new

Since we moved in to our new house in July 2017 we have focused on the interior design. After the wooden floors were sanded back and given new life, a major pendant light was changed and finally the moving boxes unpacked. We continued with the most pressing interior design issues in the house. The first task I delegated to my husband was painting our daughter's bedroom to move away from the existing blue colour. In order to find the right colour we bought a few test pots and tried them on a larg...

January 15, 2018

Christmas Gift for Him

Not sure what to get him for Christmas? We too think men can be tricky so we created a list with some stylish Scandinavian designed Christmas gift suggestions for him. Don't worry, we can offer fast delivery (last order 20 December)....

December 5, 2017

Christmas Gifts for Her

Stuck on Christmas gifts? Don't worry, we have picked out some stylish Scandinavian designed Christmas gift ideas for any woman. Christmas shopping is hectic enough without having to guess what the special woman on your gift list wants this year. This Christmas gift suggestion list can help you find the perfect present to delight her when Christmas morning arrives. And don't worry, we'll organise fast delivery. Last order by 20th December....

December 5, 2017

Atmosfär Press Coverage

Atmosfär is well under way now and gearing up for Christmas. The last couple of months you might have noticed some Atmosfär ads in Verve. If not, here they are!...

November 15, 2017

Magisso - The coolest company in the world!

Have you ever got annoyed with a drink that goes lukewarm when you’re enjoying the sun, or a salad that gets spoiled while you entertain? Well, luckily the creative and impressive designers at Scandinavian Magisso had exactly those thoughts and decided to do something about it. They designed a super sexy barware series that includes cooling ceramics, enabling the products to keep their content cool for hours. Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? Well it’s true! Just imagine that you now can keep your...

November 9, 2017

How to decorate your home like a Scandinavian

As soon as you have stepped inside a Scandinavian home tasteful interior design typically embraces you. Interior design seems to be in Scandinavian genes. No matter the individual’s background, the Scandinavians always manage to pull it off! So how do these remarkable interior design freaks do it? Currently we see a lot of the following influences in the Scandinavian homes: White BaseThe most fundamental basics of the Scandinavians interior design style is the use of a white base. Even though ...

October 18, 2017

The secret behind combining cushions – forget the ‘musts’

A common occurrence I see in homes is that individuals try to colour coordinate their interiors in every little last detail. Typically, I see close to identical colours in cushions, throws, chairs, sofas, kitchens, stools, vases, candles and other accessories. I guess the common mindset is that you should colour coordinate your interiors to display good taste and style. There are definitely those who pull this off amazingly well, but the general risk of going down this path is that your interior...

September 28, 2017

Kōura - Let it be light!

The Nordic countries are big on atmosphere lightning. Pendant lights are for an example much more common in Scandinavia then they are in New Zealand. My new house currently mainly has spotlights but a couple of pendant lights were to be found. The one I decided to remove apparently belonged to a flamboyant kiwi fashion designer who lived in this very house a few decades ago. It is a chandelier and the previous owner liked the history of it (which I totally appreciate) and decided to keep it. Pro...

August 10, 2017

The house is under way! Wooden floor gets new life.

Have you ever considered just how much work there is to be done when moving country? It seems like endless of paperwork and things to organise. However in the background our wooden floor has been sanded in our new house. The previous owners had dogs that scratched the wooden floor quite badly and the colour of the wood had turned slightly yellow due to the old layer of protection on top of it. I decided to have it sanded back and re-coated with modern protection which has given the house a ...

July 15, 2017

Arrival! Scandinavia to New Zealand.

It's July 2017 and I have just arrived in New Zealand with my family. Here we are, a Swede, a Kiwi and our two kids born in Australia. What a mix! We have finally embarked on our new, long awaited, life chapter, living in one of the world's most beautiful countries; New Zealand. Not only that, we have also bought a house which I now have the pleasure of playing around with to get a fabulous mix between Scandinavian and New Zealand interior design. It might sound like two very dissimilar sty...

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