A Happy Always!

Some table setting inspiration for New Year's Eve. All gold, brass or silver on the table alongside with grandma-inspired plates and cups! A happy mix of your flea market finds or inherited pottery go equally well as the luxurious ones from the store. Everything à la Nobel!
Happy New Year! May this new year bring a lot of happiness! I also want to thank you for making blogging this year so fun. Hope to see you around next year as well!


A lot like Christmas

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!
Hope your days are merry and bright!
Please also remember to take the chance to participate in the wonderful Christmas giveaway by Danish Kähler Design in my previous post. Three cosy candleholders can be yours! Direct link to the giveaway here. PS. I found it so interesting to read about your personal favourite city! Hope there will be more!  
Moodboard with inspirational pictures from my Pinterest board Christmas and Moments



Giveaway | Kähler design

Right before Christmas Santa, or more exactly, Kähler Design offers you a nice giveaway to make your days brighter and your life merrier. We all need that during the dark season, right? These three Urbania candle houses can now be won by one lucky winner: the pantheon, church and city house. The white glazed ceramic houses are designed by Mette Bache and Barbara Bendix Becker. They are perfect in size and so cosy!
If you want this whole little village of three candle houses to move into your home, all you have to do is to answer these questions:
1. What is your favourite city?
2. Where would you put the candle houses if you won?
Good luck! Lycka till!
The giveaway ends on Sunday 4th January 2015 11:59 p.m. EET. When the decision has been made the winner will be announced on the blog. The competition is open for everyone and yes, you can also answer in any Scandinavian language (except Icelandic ;). In case you do not want to publish your email address, send your contact info to wisuella@gmail.com after you have published your comment here.

The competition has ended. Congratulations Rikke! You are the lucky winner of the Urbania candle houses! Please email me your address and the candle houses will be sent to you shortly.

* The competition has been sponsored by Kähler.


Christmas ornaments

The selection of Christmas tree decorations seems to have exploded the last few years. As soon as you have bought some really nice stuff, there are a lot of other equally nice stuff popping up everywhere else. Everybody seems to be doing decorations nowadays. Design brands, professionals, creative or and non-creative souls. All looking good. And if you are really following some kind of threads or styles in your decoration and do not throw everyhting in there in a glorious mess, you would at least need seven different trees to have place for everything. Phew! I have some boxes in my cupboard that do not go with this or that style and on top of that I am thinking of getting some more still. But more is more for once! Bring it on the bling-bling Christmas! Here you have some of my favourite selections from this year's supply. Did I forget anything?

Empire ornament | Brass heart | Wooden star | Colourful paper ornament | Silver-plated angel with lute | Butterfly | Christmas tree | Plume ornament



Last Christmas

Today is the day to take in my spruce. My brother-in-law has been kind to fetch one for me this year and I am eager to see what it looks like and decorate it. It is only a smaller one as I do not think there is so much space for any in full-size right now. Anyhow, the Christmas spirit is there and if only all gifts would be ready soon I am looking forward to just potter about in my home, bake and maybe try some Xmas DIYs this last week before the holidays. These pictures are from last year and my favourite decorations in the Christmas tree. I am sure they will find their place this year, too.
Psst. There is a really nice Danish design giveaway coming up soon on the blog. Stay tuned and do not miss it!


Second Advent

It is a real challenge to photograph in the evening dark, but I hope you anyway can see my new work of art, made by Ditte Gjøde?  I like the colours in it! So me! I found a light wooden frame that I thought matched the nuances in the best way.
Look through Ditte's whole beautiful gallery here. I thinks the Glimpse family is just awesome and I had a real hard time choosing. This one ended up as my favourite (it is number #5), but take a look also at the other ones that I selected to a previous collage here.
The rest of the evening I will spend in the TV-sofa (so worth it after all unneccessary Christmas stress..!) with cappuccino looking through the last two episodes of Revenge. Hope all is well! Happy new week!


December wishes

Wondering here what to wish for Christmas...
What is on your wish list?

I made collage with beautiful things that have caught my eyes lately. All my favourites, but especially the poster.

The strange thing by making collages is that you want the things even more than before making the collage...

Cut glasses for smoothies and coffee | Scent candle in blue | Candleholder for the wall | Brilliant boxes | Marble box | Take a breath poster



I like these extraordinary things by the creative studio and design house Samuji.

That watering bulb is a beauty of its own and at the same time you do not need to worry if you watered or not watered the plants. So good.
The three-armed candle can be put in any stable candlestick.
See more here.
Pictures | Samuji


Outdoor lights

It might be too late to put down the outdoor lights now as the ground is too cold for digging, but anyhow wanted to show you some real goodies to light up your façade or garden with during this dark season. Maybe something to put on your wish list? I at least wanted to make this collage to remember my inspiration from this autumn. Some of the lights I have seen by friends, others around the blogosphere lately. So if you have difficulties to find modern, simple and nice outdoor lights, take a look at these. My personal favourite is the wall lamp (which looks black, but is dark grey) and the copper lamp looking like a cone.



Rosendahl Timepieces

So happy about my new clock and interior detail! The Station table clock from Rosendahl Timepieces, designed by my favourite designer Arne Jacobsen around 1941. Lovely! I like to have an original piece of Danish design history on my shelf. I have not yet decided where to have it and will probably move it around according to my mood. In my work corner (always sitting too long at the computer), on my bedside table or in the living room. One cool thing is that the clock reacts if you put your hand on top of it and the light comes on. The same goes for the snooze function. Just put your hand above it and it will soon ring again!

See the whole range of Arne Jacobsen's stylish table clocks here.
*In cooperation with Rosendahl Design Group.



Rosendahl Grand Cru series

We have got our first snow here and with that comes also some kind of Christmas feeling. It seems that the snow is melting away already next week so I took the opportunity and served some Christmas glogg in advance with ciabatta, olive bread and salty biscuits with jam. All with my new nice products from the Rosendahl Grand Cru series. I really like them a lot! I looked for new glogg glasses already last year so I was really happy when I found these ones! They are just the right size, transparent and without any ornaments. Clean and simple in the design.

When familiarizing myself with the Rosendahl Grand Cru series, I noticed that they have so many nice everyday details. Simple, clean lines and traditional design to a decent price. When looking through the brochure I wanted everything but above you see my favourite selections. The glogg glassescheeseboard (can also be used for bread, fruit, salty biscuits), beautiful cheese-looking cheese knife and glass jars. I was fascinated by the glass jars. Why not put everything in these? Pasta, sugar, muesli...So much nicer than the plastic bags!

If you also always search for the simplest design when it comes to small details, take a look at the whole beautiful Grand Cru collection here!
*In cooperation with Rosendahl Design Group 



Christmas heart by Le Klint

It is November already and we are going with rapid speed towards Christmas and the decorations. I got to think about Le Klint's window decoration, the white heart. Supernice and I think it would look very good in combination with or in contrast to the traditional white paper stars. The hearts are available in different sizes and folded in the same material as Le Klint's other famous lampshades.
And why not? You can also use it on special days like birthdays, St. Valentine's Day and weddings. When buying a heart you also contribute to the Love & light project, which support different charitable purposes every year. A hearty thought.

The hearts remind me of those simple red and white or red and green paper hearts that you folded as a kid. Maybe these new ones are just an ennobled and more exclusive variant of those? Hmm. Gave me another old-time idea that I probably would need to suggest for Le Klint...


Favourite flowers

I picked these plants with me home earlier this week when visiting the flower store. I could not resist the beautiful hydrangea with tinges of blue, lilac and purple. It puts me in a good mood every time I see it. And imagine. Just o-n-e is needed to lift a whole room!
I finally also found the Pilea peperomioides (Swedish Elefantöra ~ elephant ears) with parasol-like leaves. I have heard it is hard to find and suggested it in the flower store last time. And look there. It popped up! Now I have to take good care of it. Hope it will live!
The eucalyptus twigs are another favourite.
So simple and stylish.
Do you have any nice favourites when buying fresh flowers?
I am still looking for the great globe thistle (Echinops sphaerocephalus).
So cute and cool.


Art by Gjode

I found the most beautiful illustrations yesterday that would all suit so good in a picture gallery on my wall. They are all made by talented Ditte Gjøde.

The first collage shows four nice posters called Glimpse. What a wonderful mixture of colours! The nuances are just so me. They would all match good with Ditte's other black and white posters, for example the forget-me-not poster and the botanical prints.

See more here.

Pictures | Gjode



Beautiful October

Blazing colours on my autumn walk in the park.
Nature is so beautiful right now.
Like a sea of leaves everywhere!


October mood

I went nuts when I saw the flowery bomber jacket in a TV- interview today with Izabella Scorupco. A must-have! I am going straight to KappAhl tomorrow after work. Soo stylish!

I also collected some other details for the autumn decoration. Patterns in all forms and directions, dark glass, dark wood, dark colours, concrete and brass.

Bomber jacket | Kappahl
Dark knobs | Menu
Blue candle in the coulour "rain" | Iittala
Flowered cushion | GP & J Baker with Svenskt Tenn
Brass apple | Peroba
Grey glass lamp with concrete base | Iittala



KitchenAid | A new friend

Let me introduce my new kitchen love - a white KitchenAid! I am so happy about it because I have dreamed of this for such a long time already!
Of course I wanted  to test it out immediately upon arrival, and thought for a while what to bake. I decided to go for Leila's blueberry buns, as her recipes never disappoint you. And I can honestly tell, it was a real pleasure to use my KitchenAid. Those were the days when I got stuck with my hands in the dough and could not pour more flour without messing up the whole kitchen. Everything neatly inside the shiny bowl now and I did not have to do anything at all! Just add the ingredients, listen to the baking sound and do the dishes alongside of this. Multitasking in a nutshell. It felt so luxuriously and was so easy-peasy so I will definitely become a baking pro now! I just had to pour a little more flour once in a while and then the dough took care of itself and was soon ready to mould into buns.
Of course I also like that the stand mixer is a real beauty in itself and can stand all year round just looking good on the worktop. I think it is one of the most popular American interior details that have gained ground in the Scandinavian design homes.
KitchenAid is available in a variety of colours (see all alternatives here) and is a stand mixer of high quality. It was brought on the market already in 1919.

The stand mixer has been rewarded with a lot of design prizes and is exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and San Francisco. And, not the least, in my home!


To follow more news about KitchenAid and other design brands marketed by Magentur, visit their home site and Facebook page.

*In cooperation with Magentur and KitchenAid