new in: knit

31/10/2014

new in, american vintage, muuto dots via www.scandinavianlovesong.com
new in, american vintage, muuto dots via www.scandinavianlovesong.com

For some reason knits are one of those things, I never buy for myself. Which is actually pretty stupid considering that Denmark becomes pretty cold during winter. But recently I tried to turn the tide, and bought this American Vintage knit. It is so soft and has already become my new best friend. 
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Af en eller anden grund er striktrøjer en af de ting, jeg bare aldrig får købt til mig selv, og det må jo egentlig siges at være ret dumt, det danske vinter vejrlig taget i betragtning. Men for nylig forsøgte jeg at lave om på det og købte denne trøje fra American Vintage. Den er simpelthen noget så blød og er allerede blevet min nye bedste ven på de kolde aftener. 



happy halloween

Seriously halloween pimped pumpkin ice cream, I had to try out in Japan
Sorry about the shaky pictures :S
We like to think that carving pumpkins is one of our traditions - however, despite our best intentions, time flies and this year, we didn't have time to make any... again. So here you have some pics of our pumpkins from a couple of years ago. Next year, we will definitely make time for it :D Did you make any pumpkins this year? 
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Herhjemme kan vi rigtig godt lide at tro, at det med at lave græskarmænd er en årlig tradition - men trods de bedste intentioner, flyver tiden bare fra os og i år blev det altså ikke til nogen græskarmænd... igen. Så her får I lige billederne af vores græskar fra et par år siden. Næste år skal vi helt sikkert nok få tid til det :D Har I fået lavet nogle græskarmænd i år?

an entirely white and grey home

29/10/2014

white and grey apartment, scandinavian interior, via www.scandinavianlovesong.com
white and grey apartment, scandinavian interior, via www.scandinavianlovesong.com
white and grey apartment, scandinavian interior, via www.scandinavianlovesong.com
white and grey apartment, scandinavian interior, via www.scandinavianlovesong.com
white and grey apartment, scandinavian interior, via www.scandinavianlovesong.com
white and grey apartment, scandinavian interior, via www.scandinavianlovesong.com
white and grey apartment, scandinavian interior, via www.scandinavianlovesong.com
white and grey apartment, scandinavian interior, via www.scandinavianlovesong.com
white and grey apartment, scandinavian interior, via www.scandinavianlovesong.com
white and grey apartment, scandinavian interior, via www.scandinavianlovesong.com

Good morning! Let's start the day with a home tour in this lovely grey and white apartment, - it seems like the perfect place to get a good start to the day. It just looks so bright and welcoming and I love the small accents in the plants, the brass details and the brown leather. What do you think? 
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Godmorgen! Lad os starte dagen med en lille rundtur i denne fine grå og hvide lejlighed. Jeg synes, den ser så lys og imødekommende ud, og jeg er især vild med de små kontraster til alt det lyse i form af planterne, messing-detaljerne og den brune læder puf. Hvad synes I?


36 pretty pillows

28/10/2014

Okay, maybe it's just because I'm super tired these days, but I have pillows on my mind tonight, so here you have no less than 36 pretty pillows. I could really use some new ones to make my living room area look more comfy and tuned in for winter. How about you? Any favourites?
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Hmm, det kan godt være, det bare er fordi, jeg er helt vildt træt for tiden - men jeg har virkelig puder på hjernen her til aften, så her får I lige ikke mindre end 36 pæne puder, hvabehar! Så er det bare lige med at vælge. Jeg kunne virkelig godt bruge nogle nye puder til min stue, så den bare lige bliver lidt hyggeligere og klar til vinteren. Hvad med jer, har I nogle favoritter?
  
36 pretty pillows via www.scandinavianlovesong.com
1. By Nord / 2. By Nord / 3. By Nord (okay, By Nord just makes a lot of pretty pillows) /
 4. Soft Gallery / 5. OYOY / 6. Aiayu / 7. Fuss (love the graphic design of this one)/
8. Louise Smærup / 9. Kumeko (this is so cool!)

36 pretty pillows via www.scandinavianlovesong.com
1. Bolia / 2. By Nord / 3. Fine Little Day / 4. Bloomingville / 5. Bolia / 6. Ferm Living /
7. Ferm Living / 8. Luckyboysunday / 9. By Nord

36 pretty pillows via www.scandinavianlovesong.com
1. Aiayu / 2. Hay / 3. WhatWeDo / 4. Louise Roe / 5. Muuto / 6. Bolia

   36 pretty pillows via www.scandinavianlovesong.com

1. Bolia  / 2. Bolia  / 3. Fuss  / 4. LuckyBoySunday / 5. Ferm Living / 6. LuckyBoySunday

36 pretty pillows via www.scandinavianlovesong.com
1. Aiayu / 2. OYOY / 3. LuckyBoySunday / 4. Bolia / 5. Versus / 6. Bolia

mini aesop products

27/10/2014

aesop, mason pearson, cotton branches via www.scandinavianlovesong.com
aesop, mason pearson, cotton branches via www.scandinavianlovesong.com
aesop, mason pearson, cotton branches via www.scandinavianlovesong.com
aesop, mason pearson, cotton branches via www.scandinavianlovesong.com
aesop, mason pearson, cotton branches via www.scandinavianlovesong.com

So, here they are - the Aesop products I took with me from Park Hyatt. Aren't they cute? Have a great new week everybody. 
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Her er de så - de små Aesop produkter jeg tog med i kufferten fra Park Hyatt. Er de ikke bare fine? Hav en skøn mandag. 


Park Hyatt Hotel Tokyo

26/10/2014

park hyatt hotel tokyo, tokyo travel tips, japan, lost in translation
park hyatt hotel tokyo, tokyo travel tips, japan, lost in translation
park hyatt hotel tokyo, tokyo travel tips, japan, lost in translation
park hyatt hotel tokyo, tokyo travel tips, japan, lost in translation
park hyatt hotel tokyo, tokyo travel tips, japan, lost in translation

Those who know me well, know that I have seen Lost in Translation more times than I can count. Fortunately, my husband shares my admiration of the film, so going to Tokyo and Japan for our honeymoon was partly to experience the scenery from the film first-hand. 

However, Park Hyatt (where most of the film takes place) is a fancy hotel, and it would have been too expensive for us to stay there all our nights in Tokyo. Instead we literary spent the first three nights in the shadow of the building :D Tuesday night, we had made dinner reservations at the New York Grill at the top of the hotel. The whole experience of being there, the out-of-this-world tenderloin and the view of the city, made us decide to at least spend one night at the hotel. Would we ever get the chance again? The stay was really, really amazing and money well-spent. Everything was so consistently perfect - from the Aesop products in the huge bathroom (yes, I took them with me home :-)), the room service, the skylight swimming pool, the amazing atmosphere in the bar and the best view ever. So here are a few glimpses from our stay there. 

Hope you've had a great weekend? I started a four week internship at an interior shop here in Aalborg this week, and I also had to work Saturday, so I'm super tired today and that extra wintertime hour came very conveniently. 
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De, som kender mig rigtig godt, ved også, at jeg har set Lost in Translation flere gange, end jeg kan tælle til. Heldigvis deler min mand min fascination af filmen, så grunden til at valget faldt på Tokyo og Japan som destination for vores bryllupsrejse, var delvist for at komme til at opleve 'kulisserne' fra filmen på egen krop. 

Desværre er Park Hyatt, hvor det meste af filmen finder sted, et virkelig fancy hotel, så det ville have været alt, alt for dyrt for os at bo der alle nætterne i Tokyo. I stedet boede vi bogstavelig talt i skyggen af hotellet de første tre nætter :-D Tirsdag aften havde vi bestilt bord i New York Grill i toppen af hotellet. Hele oplevelsen af at være der, den vanvittigt møre oksemørbrad (og fritter stegt i andefedt!) og den ubeskriveligt smukke udsigt over Tokyo by night, fik os til at beslutte i det mindste at tilbringe én nat på hotellet - vi vil jo højst sandsynligt ikke få den chance igen lige foreløbigt. Opholdet på hotellet var helt fantastisk og vi føler virkelig, at pengene blev givet godt ud. Alting var bare så gennemført perfekt - lige fra Aesop produkterne på det gigantiske badeværelse (jeps, de kom med i kufferten :-)), til swimmingpoolen med skylight, roomservicen, den fantastiske atmosfære i baren og den bedste udsigt i verden. Så her får I lige et par glimt fra vores ophold :-)

Jeg håber, I har haft en god weekend? Jeg startede på fire ugers praktik i en interiør-butik her i Aalborg i torsdags og skulle også arbejde igår. Jeg kan godt mærke, min krop liiige skal vænne sig til at lave noget igen, så den ekstra time, vi fik i dag, blev modtaget med kyshånd. Fortsat god søndag.   





ideas for autumn table settings and decoration

23/10/2014

autumn decoration, autumn table settings, halloween decoration, diy, via http://www.scandinavianlovesong.com/
autumn decoration, autumn table settings, halloween decoration, diy, via http://www.scandinavianlovesong.com/
autumn decoration, autumn table settings, halloween decoration, diy, via http://www.scandinavianlovesong.com/
sources: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6
If you're hosting a halloween party or maybe just a small autumn get-together, here are a couple of ideas for table settings and decorations. First up is the table setting talented Nina Holst from Stylizimo blog showed on her blog last year. I love the simple black/white/brass combo - simply perfect if you like me can get a bit tired of the otherwise orange overexposure. Next up is this cool clay leaf bowl DIY, I found on the blog, Urban Comfort. If time allows it, I have to try that out. And then finally two pics that truly embrase the shades of fall in such an elegant way. Do you have a favourite? 

Btw do you know Foodgawker? If you're hosting a halloween-themed party, this is the perfect place to find ideas for scary halloween food. Just a little tip ;-) 
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Hvis du står og skal holde halloween-fest eller måske bare en lille efterårs-komsammen, så får du her et par ideer til fine borddækninger og lidt efterårspynt. Først på banen har vi den dygtige Nina Holst fra Stylizimo, der sidste år postede denne fine borddækning på sin blog. Jeg er helt vild med den enkle sort/hvid/messing kombo - som jo er helt perfekt, hvis du lige som mig godt kan få lidt for meget af alt det orange, som jo er ret uundgåeligt denne tid på året. Dernæst er der en virkelig sej DIY på små blad-skåle i ler, som jeg fandt på bloggen Urban Comfort. Jeg håber lidt, jeg kan finde tid til at lave den. Og til sidst er der to billeder, der virkelig omfavner efterårets farver på en så fin og elegant måde. Har I en favorit?  

Kender I forresten Foodgawker? Hvis du skal holde en fest med halloween-tema, er der virkelig meget inspiration til "uhyggelig" mad at hente dér. Bare et lille tip ;-)

Trip to Japan | Tokyo

22/10/2014

On the left is the Washington Hotel and the tall building in the background is Park Hyatt Hotel. 
From Tokyo's waterfront - just before we found out that we were too late for experiencing the Tsukiji fish market 
Yoyogi tree tops, filled with giant spiders :S
The giant Meiji Shrine in Yoyogi park
Ghibli Museum - unfortunately you're not allowed to take pictures inside, but it's really cute from the outside as well
Laputa robot on top of the museum
amazing view from the New York Grill
The first four days of our trip we spent in Tokyo, which is no near enough time for really exploring (and enjoying) the city, and unfortunately we missed the first day there due to a typhoon that delayed our flight from Amsterdam with eight hours. So we ran around like crazy fools the first three days and didn't really have time to enjoy it all fully - too eager to see as much as possible. Definitely not the best plan. However, what I saw was amazing and I hope to be able to go back some day to experience it all in-depth. 

The first three nights, we stayed at the Washington Hotel. It was really only a place to sleep, but the location was great in the Shinjuku area (with all the neon signs and busy business men), next to the government building and the Park Hyatt Hotel. The last night in Tokyo, we made the best decision and stayed at the Park Hyatt (where our all-time favourite movie, Lost in Translation, took place). 

Tuesday, we just walked down through Shinjuku, through the beautiful Yoyogi park to the Harajuku area (where all the cosplayers allegedly hang out on Sundays) and ended up at the crazy big Shibuya crossing. At that time, I was so tired that Mads had to take one for the team, and figure out how to take the metro back to Shinjuku, where the tour ended in the top of the government building with a stunning view of the city. In the evening, we had made reservations at the New York Grill in the top of Park Hyatt, and if you ever find yourself in Tokyo, you should definitely visit that place, if only for a drink. It was magical. 

Wednesday, the main activity was to visit the Ghibli Museum - which I have been looking forward to for months! If you don't know it already, Studio Ghibli is sort of the Japanese counterpart to Disney - just (in my opinion) much, much better. Hayao Miyazaki's animated films are so beautiful and moving, and I can see them again and again. My favourites are Howl's Moving Castle, Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro and Ponyo and Porco Rosso and Kiki's Delivery Service and.. ok I'll stop here. It's really hard to choose, so do yourself a favour and watch them ;-) The museum was awesome, with so many small and quirky details from the films.

On our last full day in the city, we started at the Tsukiji fish marked, but unfortunately we came a bit too late, and most stalls had already closed. Such a shame. Instead we headed for the Ginza area and paid visit to the Royal Copenhagen main store. It might sound a bit silly for a Dane to visit RC in Japan, but I had done some research on beforehand and found out that they sell some special Asian items that we can't purchase in Denmark. So I bought two (sushi) plates and a small vase that I'll soon show - and that was actually some of the only shopping I did on the entire trip. However, generally I must say, the service level in Japan is unbelievable - especially compared to the often grumpy and bad service you get in Denmark. Every time, we walked into a store, we were treated like royalties, even if it was just a 7/11 we walked into.

So that was Tokyo, and in the afternoon, we checked in at Park Hyatt. But more about that in another post ;-)






4 instagram tips

21/10/2014


I often get questions about how I edit my pictures on Instagram (@scandinavianlovesong), so I thought I would share a few of my tips. I know there are billions of ways to do this, depending on your style and preferences, so these tips are just the ones I follow, but I would love to hear yours! 

1. Find your style and stick to it. When I start following a new IG profile, it's mainly because I find one, where there is a clear and distinct common thread throughout the feed that speaks to my personal style and aesthetics. That is for instance apparent in the profiles I have already recommended on the blog. Although my style has developed a lot since I started the account in January, I think a lot about not posting pictures that "disturb" the overall look of my feed too much.  

2. Take your pictures in as much natural daylight as possible. This might be one of my most important tips, because there is nothing worse than those grainy, dark pictures, is there? 

3. Style your pictures. Oh well yes, now you know. I don't live in the most tidy apartment in the world and my meals don't just happen to lie neatly on a plate surrounded by flowers and pretty napkins - as my brother-in-law happens to think :-D This might for some sound superficial - like I'm only showing a glittery and false version of my reality. And yes, that is to some extent true. But my aim is not to show you my mess or my dirty laundry - you don't want to see that :S I aim to take pretty pictures, partly because I think it's super fun and it's like a profound hobby to me, and partly because I hope I can inspire other like I myself is being inspired. However, although the pictures might be an aesthetic version of reality, it is still something that comes from within me, and something I have created. So my advise is to use your creativity and think about composition, details, light/shadows, colours, moods etc. Make your pictures tell a story.

4. Edit your pictures. There are a gazilion ways to edit your pictures, and for some, not editing at all is the ultimate goal. However, I mainly use the app VSCOcam. It does many of the things that Instagram's new editing tools do, but I find it more user-friendly and there are also a lot of nice filters you can apply. When I edit my pictures, I rarely use filters though, but I adjust the brightness, sharpness and saturation, and sometimes the shadows if necessary. Besides that, I use the app Framemagic for making my monthly collages (and the one above), and I recently discovered a new, cool app called TouchRetouch. I haven't tried to use it yet, but it basically gives you some of the tools from Photoshop that allow you to move and copy objects and even remove undesired objects from your pictures.  

Well that was it for now. Hope you find my tips useful, and please don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions. And again - I would love, if you would share your best tips!  

latest blog favourites

20/10/2014

interior blog favourites, scandinavian interior, soft minimalism, perfectly styled, via www.scandinavianlovesong.com
Nettanatalias
interior blog favourites, scandinavian interior, soft minimalism, perfectly styled, via www.scandinavianlovesong.com
A Merry Mishap
interior blog favourites, scandinavian interior, soft minimalism, perfectly styled, via www.scandinavianlovesong.com
Ollie and Seb's Haus
interior blog favourites, scandinavian interior, soft minimalism, perfectly styled, via www.scandinavianlovesong.com
Elisabeth Heier
interior blog favourites, scandinavian interior, soft minimalism, perfectly styled, via www.scandinavianlovesong.com
Time of the aquarius 

interior blog favourites, scandinavian interior, soft minimalism, perfectly styled, via www.scandinavianlovesong.com
via My Dubio
Coming home from Japan also meant coming home to nearly 600 unread blogposts in my Bloglovin feed. Gee that's a lot! However, over the weekend I did find time to skim through the majority of them, and here are some of my favourite blog posts in the pile. I guess what they all have in common is (imo) flawless styling and this soft minimalism that I find myself particularly drawn towards these days. Do you have a favourite? Happy Monday!
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Da jeg kom hjem fra Japan, var der næsten 600 ulæste blogindlæg i min Bloglovin feed. Puh det er altså mange! Men jeg fandt alligevel tid til at skimme igennem størstedelen af dem i weekenden, og her er nogle af mine favoritter. Det de har tilfælles, er i min optik, at de alle er perfekt stylede og udstråler den der 'soft minimalism', som jeg finder mig selv meget draget af for tiden. Har I en favorit? Hav en skøn mandag!


 

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