My Copenhagen Haul

December 18, 2014

I mentioned that while in Copenhagen I picked up two prints from Playtype and a little paper mache bust from HAY. I just about managed to fit the bust into my luggage, but due to Easyjets ridiculous rules, I couldn’t carry on my posters and had to mail them home.

My beloved prints have arrived along with a frame that I ordered from IKEA, and I can now finally share one of them with you! The other one is an odd size, so I’ll be going back to my friends a eFrame at some point in the New Year to frame it. The blue of the A gives my blue stool a colour friend to play off of, which makes me very happy!

In order to make room for this new addition, I had to move our starburst mirror that was hanging in this spot to our bedroom. It was brass-coloured, and our bedroom is copper, so that means I’ll be sharing my DIY of the mirror with you soon! I got a 50mm lens from my hubby for my birthday, so I look forward to hopefully improving the photo quality a bit on the blog.

We named the bust Alvin. I saw him and needed him straight away, and we went to another HAY shop just to find the smaller version of him. He’s very bright and quirjy– it makes me happy. Tom tried to make him our tree-topper, but I forebode it.

I hope you’re all doing lovely! xx

Christmas is Coming!

December 8, 2014

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Our Christmas tree has been up for a week now. For some reason, I could hardly wait to put the tree up this year! My husband and I are planning to have a quiet Christmas together cooking, eating and drinking all day– it’ll be our first Christmas not going anywhere, and we’re really excited about it.

I just wanted to do a quick post to share our simple tree with with you. We go for black and white decorations and I use the old sheets from my Stendig Calendar to wrap gifts. Decorations are a little sparse because I’ve decided that I only want to buy a few decorations every year, and collect ornaments/memories slowly.

Have you put your tree up yet?

Playtype Posters

December 4, 2014

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In my post on Copenhagen, I mentioned stumbling upon the Playtype Store in all of its typographical glory. The funny thing about this shop is that I’ve unknowingly loved it for a couple of years now. I’ve seen (and loved) prints across blogs with giant letters and wondered where they came from, but it’s not exactly easy to google “giant c poster”.

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As I mentioned before, I walked in the store and darted around like a weirdo as soon as I saw all of the prints and type-based goodies. When I saw that it was a store about type from the outside, I had low expectations because so many people get it wrong, but it’s everything. We bought two prints and mailed them to ourselves from Denmark, and they safely arrived a couple of days ago. One of them is an abnormal size, which is annoying, but the larger one fits inside of an IKEA frame. As soon as it arrives, I’ve got to find a place to put it, and I’ll be taking photos to share!

ArtCream & Creamy General have a Facebook Page

December 2, 2014

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Guys, I’ve lost my damn mind and made a Facebook page for ArtCream and Creamy General. Despite this being much of what I do for a day job, I am completely petrified of putting myself out there in this way. It’s that feeling of throwing a birthday party and worrying that no one is going to come to it. It’s a completely sensible thing to do, but I feel totally exposed and uncool. Will you be my friend?

Go be my friend!

I’ll be posting ArtCream things, random nice links/photos, Creamy General news and more over there. It’ll be a great way for me to share things with you that can’t quite make the blog for one reason or another, but that I know you’ll love!

Seriously. Be my friend.

City Break to Copenhagen

December 1, 2014

My husband and I took a quick trip to Copenhagen over the weekend and now I’m typing to you to tell you about the good time we had! It’s basically interior design heaven if you’re into the same styles as I am. While it’s quite a pricey city for food, it’s pretty tasty, and the coffee is yummers.

We spent two days walking around the city center, and here are some of my highlights in case you’re thinking of planning a trip for yourself!

Shopping

Designmuseum Danmark
Some people are big on going to museums, but this was everything I could wish for as a furniture-lover. They had an exhibition on Wegner when we were there, which was full of delicious Danish design classics. My husband and I thought it totally kicks the London Design Museum’s ass.

HAY
Ooh, HAY. It seems like every design store in Copenhagen carries HAY products, but it’s worth going to their showroom to see their full collection. In particular, the store is a dream for anyone who loves stationery. They have a rainbow of notebooks, staplers, scissors and so much more. We fell in love with this paper mache bust and snapped him up.

Playtype
As soon as I walked in this store I knew I was in trouble. I got this panicked feeling where I started quickly looking from place to place and speaking fast because I couldn’t decide what to focus on first. If you love fonts, you must go there– we bought two prints! Two! I don’t even know where they’re going to go.

Food

Granola
While you’re near Playtype, you may want to have breakfast of lunch at Granola. It has great French vibes, and it’s one of the more affordable places we ate in the city.

TAXA
This was the first place we ate when we arrived at the recommendation of our Airbnb hostess. It was a great atmosphere and good food. There were plenty of good design shops around TAXA as well– to be honest, good design shops are everywhere.

Brødflov Konditori
This is a sweet cafe/bakery in the Frederiksburg district. There’s not a whole lot in this area in the way of site-seeing, but it’s where our Airbnb was, and we were very happy to discover Brødflov’s gorgeous coffee and breakfast. I recommend the cinnamon buns and a cortado (that’s like a flat white, but stronger).

Tight
We found Tight on the last night. It ranks very high for Copenhagen restaurants on Trip Advisor, and given how expensive food is across the city, the price isn’t too bad. As a bit of a treat we got their 5 course taster menu, which I recommend for a special dinner. As it’s so tasty, the restaurant books up, so try to call ahead for a table if you can.

I hope this offers a little help for anyone thinking about spending a couple of days in Copenhagen. We were able to see so much just be walking around, so I recommend doing just that! Think of a couple of destinations you’d like to see and just walk around! Make sure you wrap up tight if you go in the winter!