News at Northmodern.

Så har jeg hentet en masse god  inspiration til inspirerende bolig stylinger og artikler  det kommende stykke tid….for Northmodern er lige slut og her har flere af interiør firmaer udstillet deres nyheder for indkøbere og presse.

I got a lot of good inspiration for inspiring home styling and articles for some while ….  North Modern has just ended and here are several of the interior firms exhibited their news for buyers and press.
Today I’ll show you my first 3 favorites.

Jeg vil i dag víse jer mine 3 første farvoritter.

Daybed from by Klip Klap and designed by Charlotte Høncke. The floorlamp is from Rewired and called SL01.

Daybed from by Klip Klap and designed by Charlotte Høncke. The floorlamp is from Rewired and called SL01.

Kombinationen af daybed og velour, kan vist kun blive en vinder den er fra danske by Klip Klap…to af de største tendenser forenet i ét enkelt og meget smukt møbel…jeg er helt vild med den. Multi funktionelt møbel, hvor du kan købe 1-2 eller flere hynder til alt efter hvordan du vil bruge daybeden. Som her står den let og elegant i en entré. Sætter du endnu en hynde og ryghynder i vil den være perfekt i en stue osv. Jeg kan li’ den !

The combination of daybed and velvet, can only be one winner this is from the Danish brand By Klip Klap … two of the biggest trends united in one simple and very beautiful piece of furniture … I absolutely love it. It is also a multi-functional piece of furniture where you can buy 1-2 or more cushions for depending on how you will use the daybed. This way it looks elegant in a hallway. If you put another cushion and back cushions on it, The daybed will be perfect in a living room and so on. I like it!

BAENK design by NUR Design and produced by WOUD Design.

BAENK design by NUR Design and produced by WOUD Design.

Et andet firma som også kan noget helt unikt er WOUD design, de producere virkelig godt design til meget rimmelige priser. Det er et dansk firma, der arbejder sammen med designere fra hele verden, looket er enkelt og nordisk. Denne bænk har også en multifunktionalitet med hullet du selv kan vælge om skal indeholde dine paraplyer eller dine grønne planter. (som jo også skal være i ethvert hjem i dag).

Another company which can also be something unique is Woud design, they produce really good design for very reasonable prices. It is a Danish company that works with designers from around the world, the look is simple and Nordic. This bench also has a multi functionality with the hole you can choose to hold your umbrella or your green plants. (Which also is a megatrend in every home today).

Nighttable or for your hallway...this little thing is perfect for any home. By Woud design.

Nighttable or for your hallway…this little thing is perfect for any home. By Woud design.

Vil også lige vise denne nyhed fra Woud design. Det er en lille hængende hylde med en rummelig skuffe under, som du kan skyde ud. Det er SÅ fint lavet og lækre materialer….Jeg ser det for mig ved siden af min seng…eller nede ved entré døren, hvor nøgler og lignende kunne ligge i skuffen…super praktisk og MEGET fint. Helt klart på min ønskeliste til september, hvor det skulle lande i butikkerne til ca. 999,- d.kr.

I would also like to show you this news from Woud design. It is a small hanging shelf with a spacious drawer underneath which you can open sideways. It is SO neatly crafted and exquisite materials …. I see it for myself next to my bed … or down by the front door where the keys and the like can lie in the drawer … super convenient and VERY fine. Definitely on my wish list for September, when it should land in stores for about 999, – d.kr.

Pikaplants from Amsterdam. Coffee plants in a jar.

Pikaplant from Amsterdam. Coffee plants in a jar.

Til den grønne bølge som vælter ind over os, som en tsunami for fuld styrke, vil jeg lige slå et slag for denne kaffeplante. Den kan redde enhver der ikke har skyggen af grønne fingre og bliver angst ved tanken om green living. Jar fra Pikaplant står lige så fint i sit eget øko system, så du skal hverken vande eller gøde…Du lader den bare stå så sørger den selv for at genbruge vandet og luften derinde  kontinuerligt. Det er da smart !
For the green trend that has come as a cascading over us like a tsunami of full strength, I will give it up for this coffee plant. It can save anyone who doesn’t have the slightest green fingers and are frightened at the thought of green living. Jar from Pikaplant is just as fine in its own eco system, so you do not need to water or fertilize … You let it stand in it’s closed jar and it will reuse the water and air in there continuously. That’s smart! 

Genbrugs bogindbinding – Upcycled bookwrapping.

DIY upcycled book wrapping. Use your leftover of walpapers for wrapping your school books.

DIY upcycled book wrapping. Use your leftover of wallpapers for wrapping your school books.

Skolen er i gang og bunker af bøger skal bindes ind….Vi brugte dagen i går på at finde tapet rester i gemmerne og kreere nogle unikke bøger. De har fået en ekstra feature med snor til at markere hvor man er kommet til og ellers bare super personlige bøger. Du kan bruge metoden til hvilket som helst papir, men vælg noget som er kraftigt det holder bedst.

School has started and piles of books to be wrapped…. We spent the day yesterday finding wallpaper remnants in the attic and create some unique books. They’ve got an added feature with string to mark where you have come to, and otherwise just super personal books. You can use the method to wrap with any paper, but choose something that is a bit heavy it is stronger.

Dette skal du bruge / All you need is this:

DIY upcycled book wrapping. Use your leftover of walpapers for wrapping your school books.

DIY upcycled book wrapping. Use your leftover of walpapers for wrapping your school books.

Sådan gør du / this is how you do:

Start by placing your book open on the paper to measure the size of it. You have to make it app. 5-8 cm bigger on all sides.

Start by placing your book open on the paper to measure the size of it. You have to make it app. 5-8 cm bigger on all sides.

Place the book in the middle and cut slits by the back. Same width as the back of your book.

Place the book in the middle and cut slits by the back. Same width as the back of your book.

Fold the slits in, like this.

Fold the slits in, like this.

Now choose a strap for your book, cut it 10 - 12  cm. longer that the height of your book. And use tape to secure it inside by the top back slit in your book.

Now choose a strap for your book, cut it 10 – 12 cm. longer that the height of your book. And use tape to secure it inside by the top back slit in your book.

Fold the top and bottom around the book front and back side. like this.

Fold the top and bottom around the book front and back side. like this.

Fold the top and bottom around the book front and back side. like this.

Now close the book and make sure your strap is placed correct and fold in the paper while the book is closed. Now you have lines that you can use for folding when you open the book. Because here you have to be careful not to tighten the paper too much then you will not be able to close the book.

Fold the top and bottom around the book front and back side. like this.

The finished result. You can now add stickers to write your name. These are from Søstrene Grene.

Other examples of books we wrapped.

Other examples of books we wrapped.

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And the feminine pastel version.

And the feminine pastel version.

Program for modeugen for alle fashionista’s.

I dag starter Copenhagen Fashion Week, og jeg vil lige viderebringe det store program af aktiviteter som er åben for alle. Så har du en lille fashionista gemt i maven, så lad hende komme ud de kommende dage og blive inspireret. Vil du vide meget mere og hente endnu mere info kan du finde det på Copenhagen Fashion Week.

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From one of the shows at Copenhagenfashionweek, Foto :Copenhagenfashionweek,

Mit hjerte brænder klart mest for bæredygtigt design, så et af de arrangementer som jeg bestemt syntes er værd at bemærke er Fashion Exchange. Sidste års Fashion Exchange tiltrak mere end 2.000 mennesker, der byttede 6,4 tons tøj på kun fem timer. Igen i år minder Fashion Exchange københavnerne om, hvor vigtigt bæredygtigt forbrug er, når Rådhuspladsen lørdag den 13. august omdannes til det kæmpe tøjbyttemarked. Her gøres der op med køb-og-smid-væk mentaliteten ved at opfordre folk til at bytte det tøj, der bare ligger og samler støv i skabet. Ens eget medbragte tøj er adgangsbilletten, og herefter kan man tage lige, hvad man har lyst til. Alt overskydende tøj doneres til Røde Kors. Tilmelding og mere information her.

Fashion Exchange by the city hall in Copenhagen this saturday the 13 of august 2016.

Fashion Exchange by the city hall in Copenhagen this saturday the 13 of august 2016. foto: Copenhagenfashionweek.

Er du mere til at nyde synet af nogle af verdens skønneste modeller, kan du gå en tur forbi Gammel Strand Kunstforening, hvor Mario Testino viser nogle af hans mest spetakulære modefotos. Dernede vil der også være en scene til debatformatet Fashion Talks. Valget er faldet på de smukke omgivelser ved Kunstforeningen GL STRAND, som netop nu huser den legendariske modefotograf Mario Testinos ikoniske udstilling No Limits. Med afsæt i udstillingen afholder Copenhagen Fashion Festival to modedebatter i samarbejde med GL STRAND henholdsvis fredag med en afrundende fredagsbar og søndag med en søndagsbrunch til særpriser. Tilmelding og mere information her.

Derudover vil der være Modeshow for alle.

I denne sæson bliver det folkelige showformat, som onlineportalen Zalando står bag, også interessant for mænd. Som noget helt nyt består showet nemlig både af dame- og herremode. Dørene til Zalando Trend Show åbnes torsdag i modeugen klokken 19.30, hvor den altid charmerende Emil Thorup tager gæsterne igennem seks af de vigtigste efterårstrends. Tre til damer; Balanced Minimalism, Country Boho og Opulence og tre til herrer; Fisherman, New Military, og Eclectic ’80s. Showet er gratis, men tilmelding er nødvendig. Klik her.

Zalando shows the future trends on a fashionshow the 11th of August 2016 in Copenhagen City hall.

Zalando shows the future trends on a fashionshow the 11th of August 2016 in Copenhagen City hall.

Nyt festivalunivers har centrum på Bremerholm 6

For første gang samles flere af festivalens aktiviteter, når Copenhagen Fashion Festival og Magasin den 12. og 13. august åbner et nyt modeunivers på Bremerholm 6 lige overfor Magasin Kgs. Nytorv. Det nye univers vil blandt andet danne centrum for flere af festivalens tilbagevendende arrangementer. Oplev en række af modebranchens største personligheder i debatter på Fashion Talks-scenen eller bliv inspireret af en modeudstilling med helt nye, spirende talenter fra designskolen KADK. I løbet af dagene kan modeinteresserede også opleve sæsonens vigtigste nyheder inden for både mode i Fashion Showroom, skønhed i MAX FACTOR Glamour Studio og accessories i Pilgrims smykkeunivers. Fashion Lounge’en omkranser begivenhederne i et nyt gårdområde med café, bogudstilling og cocktailbar om aftenen.

Fashionweek & Magasin is having a new venue, on the other side of the street to Magasin, Bremerholmen 6. Go check it out for fashiontalks and other fashion events.

Fashionweek & Magasin is having a new venue, on the other side of the street to Magasin, Bremerholmen 6. Go check it out for fashiontalks and other fashion events.

I haven’t translated this blogpost because it is all about activities in Copenhagen, if you need any info in English you can also find it here.

 

Løb – for sjov !

Jeg har tidligere tænkt om folk der løb…..”hvad løber de dog efter ?” Men for et par år siden kom jeg endelig selv i gang, og er i dag slet ikke itvivl om hvad de løber efter….jeg og så resten af befolkningen. For løb, er blevet Danmarks national sport nr. 1, vil jeg næsten tro. Når man taler med folk, løber i parker, på landet eller er til middagsselskaber møder man konstant andre løbere. Rigtig mange har fundet glæden ved løb. Inklusiv mig.

I have previously thought about the people who run ….. “what do they run for?” But a few years ago I finally got started, and today I have not doubt why they run….me and the rest of the population. Because running, has become Denmark’s national sport no. 1, I believe. When you talk with people, run in the parks, on the countryside or go to dinner parties you constantly meet other runners. Many have found the joy of running. Including me.

When I am in Copenhagen I run whereever is suitable. Parks mostly like here in Fælledparken.

When I am in Copenhagen I run whereever is suitable. Often parks, like here in Fælledparken.

Jeg løber fordi det giver mig masser af energi…så fra at tænke, at man bliver træt hvis man løber så ved jeg, at jeg bliver mere frisk. Jeg løber helst om morgnen inden jeg har spist, det fungerer bedst for mig…..lidt latterligt, men jeg syntes altid at jeg bliver lidt tung i kroppen og løber langsommere, hvis jeg venter til efter morgenmaden.

I run because it gives me lots of energy … so from thinking that you get tired if you run I know that I will get more energie. I run in the morning before I’ve eaten, it works best for me ….. a little ridiculous but I always thought that I get a little heavy and runs slower if I wait until after breakfast.

Gode motiverende argumenter for at komme derud/ good reasons to get out there:

  • ja, du får faktisk mere energi efter en løbetur. Yes, you actually gets more energie after running.
  • og virkelig god samvittighed 😉 and a really good conscience 😉
  • hurtigt vil fedt omdannes til muskler, og det er mere klædeligt. The fat on your body will quickly be converted into muscles and that looks a lot better.
  • du vil udstråle mere overskud. You will radiate more energy.
  • du kan tale med når alle andre taler distancer, pace og nyt løbegear ;-D you can join in the conversation when everyone else is talking distance, pace and new running gear.
  • det kræver kun 3 x 5 km. om ugen for at du er home-safe og sikret et længere liv….( sagt af en læge på TV….og lige præcis ham tror jeg på.) it only requires 3 x 5 km. a week, and you are home safe for a longer life …. (said by a doctor on TV …. and I exactly believe in him.)
    Todays training gear. Top and leggings from Kari Traa, bra from Casall, sneakers from Adidas boost, arm pocket for my Samsung 7 edge from Armpocket and when I run alone I can't run without music in my ears and for this I use wireless headset  from Jabra Sports pace.

    Todays training gear. Top and leggings from Kari Traa, bra from Casall, sneakers from Adidas boost, arm pocket for my Samsung 7 edge from Armpocket and when I run alone I can’t run without music in my ears and for this I use wireless headset from Jabra Sports pace.

    Det gør jo heller ikke noget at man føler sig godt tilpas og at udstyret er iorden. Jeg har tidligere haft en løbemakker og vi havde fast rutine man- ons- og fredag kl. 5,45 stod vi klar…det var fantastisk, desværre er hun flyttet og det kræver nu lidt mere af mig at komme derud… men jeg gør det fordi jeg seriøst har fornemmelsen af, at det gør noget godt for min krop, men jeg er også hende der faktisk ikke har nogen planer om at løbe et marahton. Og jeg har faktisk aldrig stillet op til diverse løb, selvom alle siger det er super sjovt…men nu laver Adidas  deres hidtil største løb i København d. 10 september, hvor op til 1000 kan deltage. Det ser faktisk ret spændende ud, så til de danske læsere er det en oplagt mulighed for at komme afsted, også til warmup løb med coaches. And if you have an outfit that you feel comfortable wearing and your ruuning gear is up to date everything seems a lot easier. I have had a running buddy and we had regular routine every Mon- Wednes and Friday at 5.45 o’clock we were ready … it was fantastic, unfortunately, she moved and it now requires a little more of me to get out there … but I do it because I seriously have the feeling that it is doing something good for my body, but I’m also the one who actually has no plans to run a Marathon. And I’ve never actually run a race, even though everyone says it is super fun … but now Adidas has planned their biggest race in Copenhagen. September 10, where up to 1000 can participate. It looks actually quite exciting, as for the Danish readers, it is a golden opportunity to get out and run with a lot of other runners, and there is warmup races with coaches.

  •  Du kan vælge om du vil løbe 6 eller 12 km. men de lover det bliver et løb ud over det sædvanlige, og gad vide om ikke de nok skal leve op til det.  De har sågar arrangeret gratis warm up løb de næste 4 lørdage i København, hvor Adidas stiller coaches til rådighed.  Du kan løbe med på forskellige distancer og i forskellige paces, få vejledning i at løbe, skabe mentalt fokus og nå målsætninger – og møde nogle af adidas Runners Copenhagen, der vil fungere som coaches på løbene. Og så vil der også være overraskelser…;-)Facts:

    adidas Runners Race Copenhagen

    Hvornår: 10. september 2016 klokken 11.00

    Hvor: Søerne rundt

    Start fra Søpavillonen, Gyldenløvesgade 24, København

    Pris: 199 kr.

    Tilmelding: http://www.adidasrunnersrace.com

    Warm up løb

    Hvornår:

    Lørdag den 13. August

    Lørdag den 20. August

    Lørdag den 27. August

    Lørdag den 3. September

    Alle dage klokken 10.00

    Hvor: Marathon Sport, Åboulevard 1, København

    Praktisk: Tasker kan opbevares i Marathon Sport under løbene

    Pris: Gratis

    Tilmelding: https://www.facebook.com/groups/adidasrunnerscopenhagen/

    #WHYIRUNCOPENHAGEN

    adidas Runners Race Copenhagen d. 10 september 2016.

    adidas Runners Race Copenhagen d. 10 september 2016.

 

Sund livsstil !

Make a nutritious juice from what you got in your fridge.

Make a nutritious juice from what you got in your fridge.

Nu er vi ved at være tilbage på job og jeg fornemmer, at jeg ikke er den eneste der trænger til at komme tilbage i en god trænings-og kost rutine.

Now everybody is getting back at work and I feel I’m not the only one who needs to get back into a good training and diet routine.

MY FAVORITE JUICE.

Så jeg vil lige give jer opskriften på en af de juicer jeg ofte laver, fordi den er sund og nærende. Det er ting der ofte ligger i køleskabet og så mætter der rigtig godt. Easy  peacy.

So I’ll just give you the recipe for one of the juices I often make, because it is healthy and nutritious. These are things which you often have in the refrigerator. And the juice are very filling, so you may use it as a snack during the day. Easy peacy.

Du skal bruge / all you need is:

4 æbler / apples

2-3 appelsiner / oranges

4-6 gulerødder / carrots

en lille klump ingefær på størrelse med en tommelfinger / a small lump of ginger the size of a thumb.

This is what you need for the juice.

This is what you need for the juice.

Novis Vita Juicer ready for the oranges. This machine has 4 functions and one of them is this citrus squeezer.

Novis Vita Juicer ready for the oranges. This machine has 4 functions and one of them is this citrus squeezer.

Sådan laver du den / how to make the juice.

  1. Skær æbler og gulerødder i store stykker og kom dem i juiceren med centrifuge delen på. Vi bruger Novis Vita Juicer fordi den har både centrifugen og citruspresseren.Cut the apples and carrots in large lumps and put them in the centrifugal part of your juicer. We use the Novis Vita Juicer because it is able to both do the centrifugal for the vegetables and the citrus part for the oranges.
  2. Når alle grønsager er kørt igennnem incl. ingefæren, så sætter du citruspresseren på maskinen og skære dine appelsiner i halve og presser dem. When all the vegetables have been through the centrifugal incl. the ginger, you add the citrus cone to the machine and cut your oranges in half and presses them.
  3. Nu skal du blot røre lidt i saften og hælde den i dit glas eller som her drikkeglas. Dette kan du sagtens selv lave af et oliven glas, et stort bor og et festeligt sugerør. Dette sugerør er fra Søstrene GreneNow you just stir a little in the juice and pour it into your glass or as here drinking glasses. That’s an easy DIY for you. You can make it from an olive glass, a large drill and a festive straws. These straws are from Søstrene Grene.

    The juice, ready to go.

    The juice, ready to go.

DIY drinking glass with lid and straw.

Disse glas, der er super gode udenfor, da hveps og andet kryb ikke kan komme ned i ungernes glas. De er lette at lave du tager bare et 10 mm bor og mærker midten af låget af og borer med en bormaskine et hul. Slib kanterne lidt med sandpapir, vask glasset helt. Skru låget på igen og sæt sugerør i. Og Voila så let kan du masseproducerer drikkeglas til sommerens søde drikke og undgå dyr i. Sugerørerne kan du finde hos Søstrene Grene.

These glasses are super practical outside as wasps and other vermin can not get down in the kids glass. They are easy to make, you take just a 10 mm drill and marks the center of the lid and drill a hole with a drilling machine. Sand the edges slightly with sandpaper, wash the glass. Screw the lid back on and put straws in. And Voila, that is how easy you can mass produce jug for summer drinks and avoiding animals in it. The straws you can find at the Søstrene Grene.

Flora when she had her glasses periode. Drinking glass with striped straw.

Flora when she had her glasses periode. Drinking glass with striped straw.

Linolie maling – holder i længden.

Det har stået på “to do”- listen meget længe…døren til orangeriet, var begyndt at skalle. Det har sin charme, men hvis træet skal holde længe skal det behandles. Så jeg måtte i gang igen. Da det jo faktisk nok er 6 år siden jeg sidst har blandet en omgang linolie maling har jeg fuldstændig glemt blandingsforholdet, men havde den olierevne pasta, koldpresset linolie og noget sikkativ stående, så det var jo bare at blande det op til en passende konsistens.

It has been on my “to do” – list for very long … the door to the greenhouse, was starting to peel. It has its charm, but if the tree should last a long time, it should be treated. So I had to start making the paint and do some painting. As this is actually 6 years since I’ve mixed linseed oil paint, I have completely forgotten the mixing ratio, but had the oil pasta, cold pressed linseed oil and somewhat drier in my workshop, so it was just to mix it up to a suitable consistency.

The door before the restoration.

The door before the restoration.

Det er jo altid forarbejdet der er det vigtigste, og derfor skal du virkelig gå til den og få al løs maling af. Og hvis du skal gøre det helt rigtig skal du bruge en C klinge eller du kan gøre som jeg og bruge en spartel. Det vigtige er at du ikke bruger en slibemaskine der vil varme det op så du faktisk kommer til at brænde malingen fast igen. Så det er håndkraft og en stor portion tålmodighed.

It is always important that you get all loose paint off. And if have to do it right you will need a C blade or you can do like me and use a putty knife. The important thing is that you do not use a grinding machine that will warm it up so that you are actually going to burn the paint stuck again. So it’s handwork and a large portion of patience.

The door under process.

The door under process.

Når du har slebet din dør helt ned, skal du til at blande din maling. Jeg har købt min maling hos Original Linoliemaling, og hos dem kan du også få god vejledning. Men det er noget med at blande ca. halv- halv pasta og koldpresset linolie og så tilsætte lidt sikkativ, og til hvid skal der maximalt tilsættes 10ml sikkativ pr. kg linolie pasta. Men de er super hjælpsomme hos Original Linoliemaling, så de er de rette at hive fat i, hvis du har fået mod på at male med linolie i stedet for acrylmaling.

Once you’ve sanded your door down, you need to mix your paint. I bought my paint at Original Linoliemaling, and with them you can also get good guidance. But you have to mix half half pasta and cold pressed linseed oil and then add a little drier, and the white colour you can maximum add 10ml siccative per. kg linseed oil paste. But they are super helpful in Original Linoliemaling, so that is the right place to go if you want to paint with linseed oil instead of acrylic paint.

The sanding process.

The sanding process.

Når du først kommer i gang med at male, bliver man så glad, for det er bare meget mere behageligt at arbejde med. Du kan stryge flere gange frem og tilbage uden problemer, og du kan på den måde arbejde malingen godt ind i træet. Nogen syntes det er sværere at arbejde med, jeg syntes helt klart at det er lettere. Det tager noget længere tid at tørrer, og det tørrer ved UV stråler, derfor er det godt at male når der er lyst, altså i sommerhalvåret hvis det er udendørs. Og jeg skulle skifte noget af kitten ved vinduerne, der er det så praktisk at linolie kit og linoliemaling arbejder så fint sammen at man sagtens kan male ovenpå selvom kitten ikke er helt tør endnu.
When you get started with the painting, you get so happy, it’s just much more pleasant to work with. You can go over the same spot several times back and forth with ease, and you can work the paint well into the wood. Some might think it is harder to work with, to me it seemed quite clear that it is easier. It takes somewhat longer to dry and it dries with UV rays, therefore it is good to paint when there is light, so in the summer months if it is outdoors. And I had to change some of the linseed oil putty by the windows, but it is so convenient that linseed oil putty and linseed oil paint work so well together that you can easily paint the putty even though is not completely dry yet.

the finished door.

the finished door.

Nu kan jeg se frem til at male alle vinduerne, men det bliver ikke i år, da jeg ikke har mere ferie.
Now I can look forward to paint all the windows, but it will not be this year, as I have no more vacation.20160801_132559

Fanø – natures pearl in the Wadden Sea.

Old lifeboat.

Old lifeboat.

Når man bor i København kan Fanø godt syntes MEEEGET langt væk, men det er en skam for jeg tror ærlig talt ikke vi har noget herovre, der kan måle sig med den skønne plet på Danmarks kortet, og specielt ikke den sydlige by Sønderho. Byen blev da også kåret som Danmarks smukkeste landsby for et par år siden.

When you live in Copenhagen Fanoe can seem VERY far away, but it’s a shame because I don’t think we have anything over here that can compare with that scenic spot on the Denmark map, and especially the southern city of Sønderho.The city was chosen as Denmark’s most beautiful village a couple of years ago.

"Kåveren" is a navigation mark rebuilt in 2011.

“Kåveren” is a navigation mark rebuilt in 2011.

Vi havde en weekend derovre, og vi kom ikke længere end til Sønderho, der er så hyggeligt og masser at se, hvis du kun har 2 dage. Det føltes som at gå en tur i den gamle by (i Århus) når du begiver dig rundt i de små snørklede gader med de små fiskerhuse.

We spend a weekend overthere and we did only see Sønderho, which is so cozy and there is plenty to see, if you only have 2 days. It felt like walking in the old city (Aarhus) when you head around the narrow winding streets of the city with the small fishing houses. DSC_8648

Fanø kunstmuseum kan du se nogle af deres største malere fra 1800 tallet og frem til de moderne nulevende kunstnere. En af deres største kunstnere er Johan Julius Exner der levede fra 1825-1910 og malede mange portrætter.

At Fanoe art museum you can see some of their greatest painters from the 1800s to the contemporary artists. One of their biggest artists Johan Julius Exner who lived from 1825-1910 and painted many portraits.

Exners room at Fanoe Museum.

Exners room at Fanoe Museum.

Exners room at Fanoe Museum.

Fanoe bride painted by J.J. Exner.

Another painter from Fanoe is August G C Wilckens, who painted these boys.

Another painter from Fanoe is August G C Wilckens, who painted these boys.

Af de nulevende Fanø kunstnere er Marie-Louise Exner, der er den tipoldebarn af J.J.Exner, og Mette Rishøj der har malet et moderne maleri af “Kåveren”.

From the living Fanoe artists is Marie-Louise Exner who is the great-granddaughter of J.J.Exner and Mette Rishøj who did a modern painting of “Kåveren”.

Marie Louise Exner 1967

Marie Louise Exner 1967

Mette Rishøj, Kåveren.

Mette Rishøj, Kåveren.

Af skiftende udstillinger har de frem til slut august 2016, “Husk mit navn” med hans humoristiske tegninger og malerier.

The temporary exhibition is until end August 2016, “Husk mit navn” with his humorous drawings and paintings.

Two men made of clothes and paper by "Husk mit navn"

Two men made of clothes and paper by “Husk mit navn”

Byen har butikker med lokale kunstnere. Da Fanø er det sted man kan finde mest rav i Danmark er der naturligvis en sølvsmed med smykker prydet med lokal rav. Og en designer der har specialiseret sig i modeller i silke. På en gård “Uldsnedkeren” har Lis Brink samlet garn og skind fra hendes Gotlandsfår. Meget hyggelig butik med alt godt fra både lokale, men også andre steder fra.(mener ikke sælskindet var fra de sæler du kan opleve ude på bankerne udfor Fanø).

The town has shops with local craft. Fanoe is the place in Denmark to find the largest amount of amber, so obviosly there is a silversmith, whos jewelry is made with local amber. And a designer who specializes in fashion in silk. On a farm “Uldsnedkeren”, Lis Brink sells  yarn and skins from her own Gotland sheeps. Very cozy shop with both locals and other products. (Do not think the sealskin was from the seals you can experience out on the banks of Fanoe).

Outside the silk shop.

Outside the silk shop and on the other side of the street is the amber jewellery.

Uldsnedkeren where you can buy yarn and skind from the local sheeps.

Uldsnedkeren where you can buy yarn and skind from the local sheeps.

Men du skal også huske at vandre en tur langs vadehavet, de brede strande, hvor tidevandet på få timer kan ændre landskabet er dybt fasinerende. Du kan finde alt fra de smukkeste sneglehuse til rygskjold fra 10-armede blæksprutter og endda rokkeæg, så husk en pose eller store lommer når du går på stranden.

But you should also remember to take a walk along the Wadden Sea, the broad beaches where the tide in a few hours can change the landscape is deeply fascinating. You can find everything from the most beautiful shells to the carapace from the 10-armed octopus and even In the sea you will find large stingrays eggs, remember a bag or large pockets when you walk on the beach.

There is a lot of birds by the Wadden Sea.

There is a lot of birds by the Wadden Sea.

 

Oyster and urchins found by the Wadden Sea.

Oyster and urchins found by the Wadden Sea.

The area was earlier covered with water but now it is meadow where the cows grass.

The area was earlier covered with water but now it is meadow where the cows grass.

Beach finds from the Wadden Sea. Stingrays egg, seashells, drift wood, clam and carapace from an octopus.

Beach finds from the Wadden Sea. Stingrays egg, seashells, drift wood, clam and carapace from an octopus.

Du skal også huske at gå forbi Sønderho kirke fra 1782. Den er helt specielt indrettet med bænke der vender flere veje. Og så er den kendt for alle sine kirkeskibe.

You should also remember to go by Sønderho church from 1782. It is very special decorated with benches facing several directions. And it’s known for all its ship models.

Sønderho church with the many ship models.

Sønderho church with the many ship models.

Sønderho church with the benches facing all directions.

Sønderho church with the benches facing all directions.

Sønderho church with burial grounds.

Sønderho church with burial grounds.

Og nede i byen finder du Nana’s Stue som også huser Fanø Flisesamling, som er ret interessant at se, så spis en frokost her eller gå bare forbi og se fliserne.

And down in the city you will find Nana’s Stue which also houses the Fanø Tile Collection, which is quite interesting to see, eat a lunch here or just walk by and see the tiles.

Nana's stue with the tile collection.

Nana’s stue with the tile collection.

4-pas is four different tiles put together to form a pattern.

4-pas is four different tiles put together to form a pattern.

Søndage har de et lille marked nede ved den gamle skole. Der har de lavet en ny gymnastik sal og for at holde den i den gamle stil er den nærmest gravet ned…Markedet er et typisk loppemarked, desværre ikke sådan vanvittig mange Fanø fliser eller andet der er typisk fra stedet, men hvad kan man næsten forvente.

Sundays they have a small market down by the old school. They have made a new gym and to keep it in the old style it is buried so some of it is under the ground level… The market is a typical flea market, not that many Fanoe tiles or other typical objects of the area, but what can you expect, it is cosy and has a good atmosphere.

Craftmen and women working on baskets on the market.

Craftmen and women working on baskets on the market.

We found some old fanoe tiles at the market.

We found some old fanoe tiles at the market.

oar from the lifeboat

oar from the lifeboat

Vil du finde ud af mere om Fanø, kan du finde endnu mere info her, og har du steder jeg skal se næste gang jeg kommer derover, så smid endelig tips i kommentarfeltet, jeg er nemlig ikke færdig med Fanø…

Do you want to find out more about Fanoe, you can find more info here, and do you have places I must see next time I go there, throw me a tips in the comments section, I is not finished with Fanoe yet …

New Nordic food from the Wadden Sea.

The restaurant of Sønderho inn.

The restaurant of Sønderho inn.

Som lovet vil jeg også røbe hvad Sønderho kro kunne byde på at gastronomiske overraskelser fra den omkring liggende natur. Vi ankom fredag og fik da en 3 retters menu sammensat af kokken Jakob Sullestad. Vi blev mødt af en venlig tjener, der præsenterede os for menuen. Kort efter kom han med en lille appetizer fra køkkenet. Den bestod af rødbede syltede perleløg med en krabbemousse lagt på sten og toppet med ærteskud.

As promised, I will also reveal what Sønderho inn did offer the of gastronomic surprises from the surrounding nature. We arrived on Friday and were given a 3 course menu combined by the chef Jakob Sullestad. We were greeted by a friendly waiter who introduced us to the menu. Shortly after, he came with a small appetizer from the kitchen. It consisted of beetroot pickled pearl onions with a crab mousse laid on stone and topped with pee shoots.

fredags appetizerAlle retter bliver serveret på vintage keramik eller kongelig porcelæn både nyt og gammelt, alt efter hvad der matcher retten. Det er helt tydeligt at der er taget stilling til farver og tekstur hvorpå maden bliver placeret.

All dishes are served on vintage ceramic or royal porcelain both new and old, whichever matches the course. It is quite obvious that the colour and texture on which the food is placed is highly considered.fredags starterForretten bestod af Fanøe skinke med salat og rødbedemarinerede asparges.

The starter consisted of Fanoe ham with salad and beetroot marinated asparagus.

For the 3 courses we choose this white wine.

For the 3 courses we choose this white wine.

Til hovedret fik vi en lækker kulmule med friske gulerødder, asparges og toppet med ærteskud.

For main course we had a delicious hake with fresh carrots, asparagus and topped with pee shoots.

main course fredagTil dessert fik vi en hjemmelavet is på en bund af friske jordbær og hvid chokolade på toppen.

For dessert we had a homemade icecream on a bed of fresh strawberries and white chocolate on top.dessert fredag

Efter disse tilpas afmålte retter var vores øjne og maver mætte af skønne sanse indtryk.

After these comfortable metered dishes were our eyes and stomachs satiated with wonderful sensory impressions.DSC_8543Lørdag stod den på en 5 retters menu, og her valgte vi at benytte os af kokkens anbefalede vinmenu til.

Saturday we had a 5 course menu, and to that we chose to drink the chef recommended wine menu.røde kartoffelchips miniDagens appertizer bød på røde kartoffel chips med tyndt skåret rugbrød med urter og ost toppet med havemælde.

Today’s appetizer featured sweet potato chips with thinly sliced rye bread with herbs and cheese topped with “havemælde” ( can’t find the English name for this herb).andeskind og asparges miniCheck lige de smukke 70’er tallerkner ud fra norske Porsgruun, og på dem ligger kyllinge skind helt sprødt og lækkert på forskellige salater og med hvide syltede asparges.

Check out the rustic 70s plates from Norwegian Porsgrunn, and on them is chicken skins incredibly crisp and delicious at various salads and white pickled asparagus.multe mini

Næste ret var multe med tørstegt skind, og syltede spidskål samt en krabbefond serveret fra glas tekanden, hvor de røde havkrabber smukt pynter.

The next dish was mullet with roasted skin, and pickled cabbage and a crab fund served from glass teapot, where the red sea craps beautifully decorated the pot.krabbefond mini

fanø lam mini

Til hovedret fik vi lam fra Fanø med friske ærter og krydderurter fra haven.
For the main course we had lamb from Fanoe with fresh peas and herbs from the garden.oste fra fanø mini
Og så kom der oste fra Jernved mejeri med lidt rosmarin og fennilke.
And then came the cheese from Jernved dairy with a little rosemary and fennilke.
raberberis og friske jordbær miniRabarber is med friske bær og en lille kage med creme på toppen og krydderet med skovsyre sluttede aftnen af.
Rhubarb ice cream with fresh berries and a small cake with cream on top and spiced with sorrel ended the evening of.
sunset over Sønderho innEn helt igennem skøn weekend med dejlige sanse oplevelser for ganen, næsen og øjet.

A truly wonderful weekend with wonderful sensory experiences for the palate, nose and eye. 

the restaurant garden also had its own herbs.

the restaurant garden also had its own herbs.

Sønderho kro – gourmet og historie, du ikke vil hjem fra.

Arriving at Sønderho inn in sunshine.

Arriving at Sønderho inn in sunshine.

Jeg følte mig ihverttilfælde lidt som dem i Spies reklamerne, der prøver at gemme sig for ikke at komme med hjem igen. Min mand havde inviteret på kæreste weekend og pigerne blev sat af hos mine forældre på vejen, så der var lagt op til masser af hygge og forkælelse som afslutningen på sommerferien. Vejret var med os og fra vi ankom til Sønderho var stemningen i top. Det er den mest fantastiske lille landsby, lidt som at træde ind i en anden tid. Byen er fyldt med små gamle fiskerhuse, men det vil jeg fortælle om en anden gang. Nu vil jeg anbefale jer en weekend på Sønderho kro, for det er så romantisk og hyggeligt, hvis man som jeg er en “sucker for” originale detaljer og lækker mad.

I felt a little like those turists of the Spies commercials that try to hide when it is time to go home again. My husband had invited me for a weekend and our girls were dropped off at my parents on the way, so we were up for some romantic and pampering as the end of the summer holidays. The weather was fantastic, and when we arrived at Sønderho we turned in relaxing gear. It is the most amazing little village, a bit like stepping into another time. The city is filled with small fisherman houses, but I will tell you about that another time. Now, I will recommend you a weekend at Sønderho inn, this is so romantic and cozy, if you like us is a “sucker for” original details and delicious food – you have to try this.

The main entrance of the inn, with the low door.

The main entrance of the inn, with the low door.

Jeg kommer til at bombarderer jer med billeder for der er SÅ fint, man simpelthen ikke kan lade være at tage en masse billeder. Vi får tildelt et værelse i en tilbygning som blev bygget i 1977, i den gamle stil. Alle værelser er opkaldt efter skibe der har sejlet fra Sønderho. Vi fik værelset Lucayas…og det var ikke rørt siden ’77. Småblomstret tapet og al træværk i lyse almue farver…det er så fint, jeg håber aldrig at de ændre noget der. Badeværelset er også fra den tid…med brune fliser og brunt badekar ( der dog stod under en skråvæg, så man skal ikke være de største for at bade der….men det er så charmerende, at jeg sagtens kan leve med det).

The room Lucayas. No rooms are alike.

The room Lucayas. The interior in each room is different.

I am going to show you a lot of images because the scenery was SO nice, you simply can not resist taking a lot of photos. We have allocated a room in an annex which was built in 1977, in the old style. All rooms are named after ships that sailed from Soenderho. We got room Lucayas … and it hasn’t been touched since ’77. Small floral wallpaper and all the woodwork in light historic colors … it is so pretty, I hope they will never be changing anything there. The bathroom is also from that time … with brown tiles and brown bath (however it stood under a sloping ceiling, so one should not be a size large to get in there …. but it’s so charming that I can easily live with that). 

The room with the sun shinning through the window in the morning.

The room with the sun shinning through the window in the morning.

Kroen tilbyder morgenmad og middage i et weekend ophold, men restauranten er konstant fyldt- med gæster der skal se det skønne sted og smage den gode mad. Stedet er kendt for dets bevaringsværdige hovedhus fra 1722, hvor kroen huser restauranten og et enkelt værelse. Derudover har kroen fået en tilbygning i 1977, og endnu én senere i 90’erne, så i alt er der i dag 13 værelser. derudover er kroen efter Jakob Sullestad kom til fået stor ros for hans nordiske køkken med hovedsageligt lokale specialiteter…vadehavet byder på et mekka af godbidder. Jakob Sullestad har i samarbejde med fotografen Claes Bech-Poulsen lavet en bog om den gamle kro, den storslåede natur og de særlige fødevarer i Vadehavet.

The inn offers breakfast and dinners in a weekend stay, but the restaurant is constantly FILLED with guests to see the beautiful place and taste the good food. The place is known for its historic main building from 1722, where the inn houses the restaurant and a single room. In addition, the inn has built an extension building in 1977, and another one later in the 90s, so in total there are currently 13 rooms. In addition, the inn after Jakob Sullestad came to received high praise for his Nordic cuisine with primarily local specialties … Wadden Sea offers a Mecca of goodies. Jakob Sullestad in collaboration with photographer Claes Bech-Poulsen made a book about the old inn, the magnificent scenery and the special foods in the Wadden Sea.

Sønderho Kro - anno 1722.

Sønderho Kro – anno 1722.

Da vi var der, var vejret helt fantastisk, så vi nød haven til at spise vores morgenmad, og kyssebænken efter middagen. Omgivelserne lægger simpelthen op til at glemme alt om tid og bare nyde hinandens selskab.

When we were there, the weather was fantastic, so we enjoyed the garden to eat our breakfast, and the kissing bench after dinner. The surroundings simply makes you forget about time and just enjoy each other’s company.

The garden where the breakfast is served in the summertime.

The garden where the breakfast is served in the summertime.

Sønderho kro garden.

Sønderho kro garden.

The kissing bench with the most beautiful view.

The kissing bench with the most beautiful view.

Jeg vil også fortælle jer om maden, men det er jo et kapitel for sig så det kommer en af de kommende dage. Men kære læsere, I kan sagtens bestille en weekend nu, det vil I ikke fortryde…personalet er søde, indretningen er vidunderlig og naturen udenom er helt fantastisk for slet ikke at nævne maden…men mere om den senere. Og dette er IKKE en reklame, den slags gør jeg nemlig ikke i, så det er ren og skær fordi jeg ikke kan lade være…når noget er så godt, skal det jo ud.

I will also tell you about the food, but that is another story and it comes in the next few days. But, dear readers, you can easily order a weekend now, you will not regret … the staff is nice, the decor is wonderful and the countryside around it is absolutely fantastic, not to mention the food … but more about that later. And this is NOT an advertisement, I only recommend it because I find it 100% worth recomming … when something is as good as this, it is worth telling you guys about.

More interior from the hotel. This is from the building from 1977 built in the old style.

More interior from the hotel. This is from the building from 1977 built in the old style.

Hvis du ønsker mere information om Fanø kan du eventuelt finde den her.
Do you want to know more about Fanoe you can find all kind of info here.

Sea shell DIY from my book.

My summer DIY book is filled with ideas with seashells and much more.

My summer DIY book is filled with ideas with seashells and much more.

Så er vejret da endelig blevet “strand-vejr”….og vi spæner alle ud til kysterne for at dyppe tæerne og få lidt sol på stængerne. Og når I nu er der, så fyld lige tasken med lidt skaller….dem kan man aldrig få for mange af…og da slet ikke hvis man skal lave denne smukke krans til sommerhuset. Den og en masse andre idéer med strandskaller kan du finde i min sommer DIY bog “kreative ferieidéer til en sjov SOMMER”.

Now the weather finally has become “beach weather” …. and we all run out to the coast to dip your toes in the sea and get a golden tan. And now that you are there do stuff some shells in your bag …. you can never get enough of them… and certainly not if you have to make this beautiful wreath to your summer cottage. This and a lot of other ideas with seashells is in my summer DIY book “kreative ferieidéer til en sjov SOMMER”.

DIY wreath made of seashells from the book "Kreative ferieidéer til en sjov SOMMER"

DIY wreath made of seashells from the book “Kreative ferieidéer til en sjov SOMMER” by me.

Blot blå muslinger !

Er du heldig at jeres strand er fyldt med de smukke blå muslinger, så gem en masse. De ser fantastiske ud i en krans, hvor den mukke perlemors inderside kommer frem. Ofte glemmer man skønheden i de danske blåmuslinger, fordi vi har så mange af dem. Men hvis man kigger indeni og ser den smukke perlemors inderside, så er den værd at udstille. Se her hvor smuk en krans af disse kan blive.

Just blue mussels!

If you are lucky that your beach is filled with the beautiful blue mussels, then collect a lot. They look great in a wreath where the mother of pearl inside appears. Often we forget the beauty of the Danish mussels, because we have so many of them. But if you look inside and see the beautiful pearl inside, then it is worth showing. I’ll show how beautiful a wreath of these can be.

Dette skal du bruge / You’ll need this :

Skaller / seashells

Polystoren krans / polystyrene wreath

Smelte lim til limpistolen / gluesticks for the gluegun.

Værktøj / tools:

Limpistol / gluegun

Materials for your summer wreath.

Materials for your summer wreath.

Sådan gør du / This is how you make it :

  1. Sorter skallerne så de har nogenlunde samme størrelse. Og så er der højre og venstre skaller, og det skal også sorteres. / Sort the shells so they are almost same size. And there are right and left shells, that has to be sorted, too.
  2. Start herefter midtpå og lav en række skaller der vender én vej. Husk at de kommer til at vippe lidt op for at du kan lade dem overlappe hinanden ( eller skulle man hellere sige underlappe, da du ligger den smalle spidse ende ind under den musling du lige har lagt på.) / Lay the wreath on the table and start on the middel by making one round where all the shells is pointing same direction.
  3. Når du har lavet en række hele vejen rundt med ene højre muslinger, laver du en række ved siden af der vender den anden vej med venstre muslinger. When you have this first cirkle of shells, you make the second beside and here you make them point in the other direction.
  4. Og sådan fortsætter du til du kun har en bar bagside, og da du hænger den på en væg er det ikke nødvendigt at den også har skaller her. You continue like this until you have the wreath covered on top and sides, you don’t need the backside because it will hang on a wall and is better off with a flat backside.

Denne krans emmer af sol og sommer og er super smuk i ethvert sommerhus…

This wreath is filled with sunshine and summerfeeling and is super beautiful in any summerhome …

Materialerne kan findes på stranden og resten købes hos www.pandurohobby.dk.

Vil du også se hvordan man laver en funky sidde pude af et gammelt tæppe, så spring herover og se…det er også fra bogen.You can also see how to make a funky cushion from an old carpet, jump over to this site and see … it is also from my book.

DIY kelim stool. Upcycling an old carpet to a funky extra sitting outside on your terrasse. You can find more of this kind in my book " Kreative ferieideer til en sjov SOMMER.

DIY kelim stool. Upcycling an old carpet to a funky extra sitting outside on your terrasse. You can find more of this kind in my book ” Kreative ferieideer til en sjov SOMMER.

Eller her hvor du kan finde opskriften på hyldeblomstmuffins med rabarber, som også er at finde i bogen.
Or here where you can find the recipe for elderflower muffins with rhubarb, which is also found in the book.

Elderflower muffins with rhubarb find the recipe in my book together with other recipes with elderflower.

Elderflower muffins with rhubarb find the recipe in my book together with other recipes with elderflower.